Posted May 07, 2018 03:00:46 The Canadian Cultural Clubs are a big deal for the arts, as they provide a place for people to come together and work together.
It’s been described as a place where everyone is welcome, and you can have your say in everything from the colour of the tiles to the way the chairs are laid out.
But for some, it can feel a little like a small-town club.
Some of the members of the Cultural Club, which is located in Mississauga, Ont., say they are being treated like outsiders.
“You can be a member, but you have to show up and meet the staff,” says Lorne De La Cruz, the owner of the club.
He says he’s not the only one feeling excluded.
“It’s kind of a community where people can come together, have a good time and have a little fun,” he says.
De La Cruz says he is the only member of the cultural club in Canada.
He says his family moved to Toronto to be closer to his father, who lives in Victoria, B.C.
He hopes that when he goes to Canada next year, the club will be able to welcome new members.
“We’re just trying to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to bring people together,” he said.