On Friday night, May 6, 2005, Vanier held the tenth annual Nite of Nations performance. As in the past, this event promotes and celebrates our vast cultural differences. Those in attendance can attest to the fact that this year's show showcased some of Vanier's finest cultural acts.

The evening's performances brought us closer to the distance shores of Italy with some beautiful melodic songs. We also traveled to Persia for a titillating belly dance and song. Our own Quebecois culture was also represented, as well as Greece, Haiti, Ireland, Columbia and many more.

A big thank you and congratulations to all the performers, MCs Junora Etienne and Morgan Herrick, the members of CORE PLUS +, and our truly wonderful stagiaire from Dawson, Cynthia Dervil. BIG UP!!

View a video compilation of acts performing in the 2005 Nite of Nations
(8 minute Windows Media video clip. High-speed Internet strongly recommended.)


Masters Of Ceremonies: Junora Etienne and Morgan Herrick

All In One: Mike Delva, Alex Fernandes, Wilfred Figueroa, Hasib Hamnawa

Indian Dance “Bhatatha Natyam”: Kirishanthy Sivagopal

Persian Song: Hasib Hamnawa

Haitian Song: Mathieu Jaboin

Indian Dance The AWAJ Youth Forum:
Tasmia Miskat Hossain, Anna Bucholc, Samia Hossain

English / Italian Song “Butterfly Child”: Ellie Sciortino

Irish Dance Celtic Beats: Marie-Christine Blais, Maya Kenny

Quebec Songs: Alexandre Roy

Greek Dance “Zemekiko”: Nikitas Fotakis

Colombian Song “ Columbia Tierra Querida: Marcella Vega

Italian/English Song “Redeemer”: Sonia Benedetto

French Song “ Quand on n'a que l’amour”: Karine Daigle

Indian Dance “Dupatha”: Niyati Tandon

VCFG Choir “Kwaze" / "While You Wait" :
Emmanuelle Guillet, Liza Selvarajah, Jennifer Michael, Jeanelle John, Leaha Louie, Katrina Janzen, Laura Enns, Tamara Brown, Gemima Ernest, Kristin Slaughter, Fabienne Joseph, Jean-Robert Desulme, Joseline Pierre, Vitelina St-Phard, Christel Jacques, Virginie Saintil, Vanessa Ismael, Naima Dubois, Paula Desire

Hip Hop Dance Ghetto Youths:
Zandra Baptista, Mavis Arthur, Keesha Smith, Anne Perrin, Amy Colley, Natasha Smith

Thank you for helping us celebrate our many wonderful cultures here at Vanier College!

Thank You For Nite Of Nations 2005 to:

Peggy McCoy & The Staff of Student Services
Gloria Di Murro & The Print Shop Staff
Sabino Della Sala, Denis Lafontaine, Dorothy Fothergill & The Staff of L.I.T.C
Vanier College Security
Core Plus+

Again, a special thank you to our
stagiaire from Dawson, Cynthia Dervil.