Date(s) - 01/15/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Radisson Hotel


What:  Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, to Speak At Manchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Celebration.
When:  Monday, January 15, 2018 
Where: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH
Time:   6:00 p.m.
Organized and hosted by the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council (NCDAC), this year’s 16th edition of “Keeping The Dream Alive©” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Celebration will highlight New Hampshire’s rich Franco American history and the continued support the United States of America receives from its northern neighbor, Canada.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be the keynote speaker. Minister Joly will address this year’s theme “Like a good neighbor, Canada has always been there” by showcasing the unique relationship between Canada and the United States of America, forged by shared geography, similar values, common interests and powerful economic ties.
 As Minister of Canadian Heritage, her mandate is to implement the Government of Canada’s plan to strengthen cultural and creative industries, domestically and abroad. Cultural diversity, inclusion and integrity are at the heart of Canada’s arts and cultural sector, a $54.6-billion-dollar industry providing jobs to more than 630,000 Canadians.
 Dr. Sylvio L. Dupuis, former President and CEO of the Catholic Medical Center will be the Master of ceremonies for the evening. Special guests, including Adele Boufford Baker, second generation Franco-American and member of the board of directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire, will also be in attendance.
Guests are welcome from 5:00 p.m. onwards. Social hour will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and evening program will start soon after. Tickets must be obtained in advance. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and sponsorship information, please visit  The proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the NCDAC’s “Keeping the Dream Alive”® youth diversity workshops and other diversity programs. For further information call 603-487-3851 or email nat[email protected].
About the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council (NCDAC)
NCDAC’s mission is to increase awareness of the need for communication, understanding, and respect among people of diverse backgrounds. Through community events, educational programs and alliances with corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations, NCDAC addresses the important issues of multiculturalism facing our nation.

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