In a resounding success, the Government of Baja California, in collaboration with the association ‘Yo Por Mi Centro’ and the XXIV City Council of Mexicali, orchestrated ‘La Uno para Cinco Mil,’ a grand cultural extravaganza that celebrated Mexicali’s rich identity and delighted thousands of residents with a feast of a quintessential Chinese dish.
Governor Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, in her opening remarks, emphasized the event’s family-friendly nature and cultural significance. She highlighted the importance of paying homage to Chinese culture, a historical cornerstone that resonates with Mexicali residents of all generations. The event served not only as a culinary delight but also as a testament to Mexicali’s cultural diversity and the harmonious coexistence of various communities.
In the same vein, Governor Avila Olmeda underlined the vibrant growth and vitality of the Historic Center of Mexicali, with special recognition given to the La Chinesca area. This part of the city has gained prominence and prestige, being designated as a Magical Neighborhood by the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of Mexico. The acknowledgment reaffirms La Chinesca’s role as a cultural hub and a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike.
Carlos Torres Torres, the coordinator of Public Spaces Regeneration Projects, hailed events like ‘La Uno para Cinco Mil’ as a testament to Governor Marina del Pilar’s commitment to enhancing the Historic Center of Mexicali. He emphasized the dual impact, providing families with recreational opportunities while also stimulating economic growth in the region. Such initiatives align with the broader vision of creating vibrant urban spaces that serve both cultural and economic purposes.
The event was graced by key figures, including Mayor Norma Alicia Bustamante Martínez, who expressed her appreciation for the collaborative efforts that made the event possible. She noted the significance of cultural events in fostering community spirit and unity. The Secretary of Culture of Baja California, Alma Delia Ábrego Ceballos, and the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California, Miguel Aguiñiga, also attended, underlining the government’s commitment to promoting cultural activities that showcase the region’s diversity.
Francisco Molina, Director of Youth, emphasized the positive impact of cultural events on the younger generation. He highlighted the educational value of such experiences, fostering an appreciation for diversity and heritage among the youth of Mexicali.
Fernando Félix, Coordinator of the ‘Yo por Mi Centro’ Trust, shared insights into the organization’s role in supporting cultural initiatives. He emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships in sustaining and expanding such events, ensuring their continued success.
Rubén Chen, the Municipal Delegate of the Historic Center, reflected on the event’s significance for the local community. He highlighted how cultural celebrations like ‘La Uno para Cinco Mil’ contribute to the collective identity of Mexicali, creating shared memories and experiences.
The success of ‘La Uno para Cinco Mil’ goes beyond a culinary event; it stands as a symbol of Mexicali’s commitment to inclusivity, cultural richness, and community engagement. As Mexicali continues to evolve, events like these play a crucial role in shaping the city’s narrative, fostering civic pride, and attracting attention from residents and visitors alike. With the La Chinesca area as a focal point, Mexicali reaffirms its position as a dynamic and culturally vibrant city, celebrating the fusion of diverse influences that make it truly unique.”