By Vincent Lee
Viva México! Head over to the most amazing and fantastic Mexican party out of all of St. Norbert. Located at the St. Norbert Community Centre, the Mexican Pavilion has a lot of things to offer entertainment and food wise. It’s also a great way to wind down the two-week festival and take in the final night of festivities.
The community has brought in two dance groups from Mexico — Grupo Folklorico Tradiciones from Monterrey and Compania Cardoso from Mexico City to help put on a spectacular toe-tapping acrobatic showcase of talent. The last performance that Compania Cordoso dances is called Quebradita, which is a high octane version of salsa and Cirque du Soleil. Audiences will be blown away with the angelic voice of singer Paulina Quiroz singing traditional Mexican songs. Special mention goes out to the adorable kids known as “The Little Faces of Mexico” that started the show off with a few Mexican dances that really got the crowd going.
On Wednesday night during the 6:45 p.m. show, the Mexican pavilion set a new attendance record with 840 visitors. Don’t worry though, there still will be plenty of room and food to go around.
Food delicacies include tacos (beef, chicken or pork), Mexican tostadas (hard tortia with beans, cream cheese, lettuce and tomato), churos, rice pudding, and to drink Mexican juices, and of course tequila with a worm.
Don’t forget to check out their cultural display that has a sampling of different regions of mexico, as well you will need to definitely admire the embroidery and colour of beautiful mexican dresses on display.
Also a big thank you to adult ambassadors Diana Vargas, and Carmi Rodriguez for being such enthusiastic hosts.
Showtimes are 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 9:45 p.m., with a late night party from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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