In the community

In Ontario, the good times go global

Children who competed in a sack race received Frisbees and fidget spinners. 

Treasure Valley families explored the world Saturday, sampling traditional dishes, making crafts, facing off in competitions and watching cultural performers. America’s Global Village Festival, organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, brings international cultures and the area’s own history at Lions Park. This year’s event featured eight villages: African, Basque, Hawaiian, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, Pioneer, and Scottish.

Native American

James Dionne (left), a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas, danced with Apshàn Crawford, a member of the United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation, during a Saturday demonstration.

Legend Dionne, center, decides she has had enough of dancing in her jingle dress, walking to join her mother and leaving her sisters, Spirit and Emerald, on stage . . .