A partnership designed to promote ethnic diversity through public education was signed Monday at city hall. The signing celebrated the start of Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month in Saskatoon. Mayor Don Atchison and Marilou McPhedran, chief commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, signed the agreement in council chambers. "I'm impressed and I'm encouraged by how the City of Saskatoon makes cultural diversity and race relations a priority," said McPhedran. "This emphasis on education in a formal agreement is going to be a prototype for what we hope to take to communities across the province." Atchison spoke highly of community events, such as Folkfest, that celebrate cultural traditions. "I think that's what makes the city of Saskatoon so special," he said.