Discover a world of flavour with Rayjon

Culture & Cuisine 

Not travelling this winter due to Covid-19? Explore the world from the comfort of your home. We’ve partnered with local restaurants to offer authentic take-out meals along with a virtual cultural experience to remember.

Feature Restaurants & Dates

Sitara Indian Cuisine

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What a fabulous event! Thank you, Manjit & Sitara!

Dolly's Jerk Joint

Saturday, November 14, 2020

SOLD OUT! Special thanks to Dolly & her team!

 

Takeout meal 5-7 pm, Virtual Culture Tour 8 pm

Your experience begins with delicious ethnic food, followed by a virtual “tour” of the host region.

Once you’ve picked up your meal, settle in at home for an evening of exploration by joining online to listen to our special guest speakers as they share a selection of culture, history, travel, food, and special community development projects happening in the featured country(s).

Presentations will be recorded, so if you can’t make it to the online event you can view the recording later.¬†

Virtual Culture Tours – Guest Speakers

Manjit Singh, Owner, Sitara Indian Cuisine

India: History, Food, Culture

Manjit is passionate about sharing Indian cuture with the Sarnia-Lambton community. He will share how the vast history of India has shaped Indian cuisine, incorporating spices from many different regions and cultures. 
Let Manjit take you on a “tour” of key historical sites, and introduce you to the colours, flavours, and music of an ancient and vibrant nation.
There will be time for questions! What have you always wanted to know about India?

 

Mary McLaughlin, Founder, Trees That Feed Foundation

Caribbean: Transformation One Tree at a Time

Mary, originally from Jamaica, will share insight from the work of Trees That Feed Foundation, harnessing the power of sustainable agriculture and local leadership Рand one amazing plant Рto feed communities, create jobs, and improve the environment throughout the Caribbean. 
With comments from Haitian leaders and Rayjon’s Executive Director Heather Smith, you’ll also get a glimpse into the lives and vision of a grassroots Haitian Women’s Federation (350+ members strong!)

Sheikh Zakaria Memon, Sarnia Muslim Association

Islam: Culture, Myths, and Community 

Imam at SMA since January, 2019, Sheikh Zakaria Memon is an Aalim and a Mufti. His presentation will grow our understanding of Islam – dispelling myths and introducing us to the depth of Islamic history, faith & culture.
What does an Imam do? What is masjid? Where is Islam practiced? What sacred practices are part of Islamic faith & culture? Which ethic heritages are a part of SMA today? 
Join us as we learn more about the SMA’s diverse micro-community, and how it is an integral, thriving piece of Sarnia-Lambton’s broader community! Your questions about Islam answered.

Why Support Rayjon?

Every dollar raised at Culture & Cuisine will support families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they seek to improve their communities. Follow the links below to learn more about the empowerment of women, health care, education, and microbusiness initiatives Rayjon supports.

Culture & Cuisine Partners