parade of life

Paula Jardine



Illuminares, the first of many lantern events that have become traditional in communities across the country, began as a response to the question, “How do we celebrate together in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual community?”

On the early posters we would print " the glow from the lake lit the eyes of the people" in as many languages as we knew were spoken in the neighbourhood; or at least as many as we could find translators for. It seems important to include other languages so that those people know they are invited.

Illuminares evolved through the many creative hands and minds of everyone who participated in the event.