Celebration of Nations is an annual event from February 4 to 8 showcasing Brock’s diversity.
For international members of Brock’s community, Celebration of Nations is a great opportunity to represent your home country and highlight unique aspects of your culture to others.
For Brock’s domestic community, it deepens our understanding of the world outside of Canada and provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about cultural traditions and values.
Campus World Tour
Monday, February 4 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Various locations on Campus
Join us as members of Brock’s international community come together to share their cultural mosaic. Brock’s Cultural Clubs will be setting up six tables throughout Brock University’s main campus, each representing a different continent. Each table will showcase Brock’s diversity, educate guests about the region, and highlight students experiences abroad.
Cultural Dinner with the Ambassadors
Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Various restaurants in St. Catharines
Sign-up for a dinner hosted by our Brock International Student Ambassadors. St. Catharine’s is home to a variety of restaurants offering international cuisine, and our ambassadors have searched the city to find ones that best reflect each of their cultures.
Lost and Found Taqueria
Santiago, our student ambassador from Colombia, will be dining at Lost and Found, located on St. Paul Street. Lost and Found make their guacamole in an authentic molcajete, a stone bowl that Aztecs used exclusively for making guacamole many centuries ago. They mostly offer tacos, which hint at the most characteristic dishes in Mexican culture, such as Carne Asada, Carnitas or Carne Al Pastor. For desserts, they serve Tres Leches Cake, a traditional milk-based dessert that many Latin-American cultures make. For those who enjoy a good drink, Lost and Found has a great selection of Tequila and Mezcal-based cocktails.
Average price / entree $10-15. Menu can be found here.
Soxy’s Trini Takeout
Ana, our student ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago, will be dining at Soxy’s Trini Takeout, located on 121 Geneva Street. Soxy’s is a small, local restaurant with a very homy environment. The owner, also from Trinidad, serves authentic dishes reminiscent of Ana’s time back home. They offer staple Trini dishes such as Roti, Macaroni Pie, Stew Chicken, as well as local drinks such as, Mauby and Apple J Solo.
Average price / entree $10-15. Menu can be found here
Wei, our student ambassador from China, will be dining at Noah’s Kitchen located at 343 Glendale Ave. Noah’s Kitchen carries a complete menu of authentic Chinese recipes from Dalian, China where the owners grew up. They will change what you think you know about Chinese cuisine. If you’re hoping for egg rolls, or General Tso’s, this is not the place. If you want to experience truly-authentic Chinese cuisine, with fresh ingredients, and unbelievable flavor combinations, then you need to experience this restaurant.
Average price / entree $15-20. Menu can be found here.
International Talent Showcase
Wednesday, February 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Isaac’s Bar and Grill
Calling all faculty, staff, and students! You’re invited to Isaac’s Bar and Grill to celebrate Brock’s international community as they show off unique aspects of their culture through song, dance, music, rhythm, poems or stories. Learn more about the world around you, and deepen your understanding of cultural traditions and values.
Interested in performing?
We’re looking for members of Brock’s international community to showcase their culture. Whether you want to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform a rhythm, poem, or story, we want to see what makes your country special.
International Movie Night
Thursday, February 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
International Center, Global Commons (GLB-104)
Experience a night at the movies without leaving campus.
The Brock community has the opportunity to vote between the following high-acclaimed international films:
Tune into Brock International’s Instagram Story on Feb 5 to vote for your favorite. The movie with the most votes will be announced on Feb 6.
This is a FREE event. No RSVP is required, and snacks and drinks will be provided.
Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: Libre with Amanda Martinez and friends
Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Center
This concert features songs from Amanda Martinez’s latest album celebrating freedom of all kinds. Amanda Martinez is a Canadian based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.
We will be giving away 20 tickets to this event during Celebration of Nations week. Stay tuned!
Tickets: $29 / adult; $23 / seniors/students
Includes a $3.00 FOPAC Cultural Capital Improvement Fund (CCIF); other applicable fees and taxes are extra. No CCIF applied; other applicable fees and taxes are extra.