World Festival 2006

The 30th annual Rochester International Association World Festival was held on Friday April 7th, and Saturday April 8th, 2006 at Century High School – 2525 Viola Road NE, Rochester. [Map this]

The theme for the festival is Around the World in 30 Years.

World Festival Saturday Events:

  1. Parade of Nations (10:00am) Interested participants parade through the school wearing ethnic dress carrying their countries flag. (flags courtesy of Herrold Flag Shop)
  2. Country/Cultural/Organizational Displays (10:00am – 3:00pm)
  3. Children’s Activities (11:00am – 2:00pm)

A poster contest was held in the Rochester Schools. All secondary students were eligible to submit drawings. A prize of $50 was drawn for the winner.

2006 registration signup sheets can be found on the RIA Winter 2005/2006 newsletter.

Thank you sponsors

We appreciate the contribution of previous donors: Mayo Foundation, US Bank, Olmsted County Human Rights Commission, Rochester Community and Technical College, James and Judy Sloan Foundation, Venture Computers, IMAA, and the Janet Lang Dance Studio. Thank you for your past support.

RIA uses the United Way website and the RIA website to help recruit and track our volunteers. Sign on with RIA on the volunteer website www.uwolmsted.org.

World Festival Photos

The RIA World Festival 2006 was a success! Take a look at some of the many pictures that were taken at the event.

Originals (with permission from our World Festival photographer Lei):