The Perth & District Library, in partnership with the Local Immigration Partnership, Town of Perth, and Tay Valley Township, has launched a Culture & Diversity Word Walk as part of Culture Connect.

The first annual Culture Connect, happening throughout June, is an opportunity for the communal celebration of beauty in diversity and the importance of culture. Culture Connect, organized by the Local Immigration Partnership in coordination with community partners, consists of a series of events crafted to bring people together for collective learning, celebration, and honouring the cultures and traditions that make up our community.

To participate in the Word Walk, visit Last Duel Park in the Town of Perth or the Fallbrook Playground in Tay Valley Township between June 1 and 23. Hunt for words hidden around either park and then use these words to create a sentence, poem, or short story. Creations can be for your own enjoyment, or you can submit your creation to the Perth & District Library by June 23 for a chance to win a prize!

“We are very excited to be partnering on this new Lanark and Renfrew-wide event series! June is Pride Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. We hope the Word Walk will be a fun opportunity for all ages to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity this month,” said Emily Smith, the library’s Adult & Senior Services Specialist.

Submissions can be dropped off in-person at the Library at 30 Herriott St, Perth, or submitted via email to Please include your name, age, and contact info with your submission. The Library welcomes submissions from all age groups.

To learn more about Culture Connect events and activities throughout Renfrew and Lanark Counties in June, visit