Cultural diversity to be celebrated at Harmony Day

Harrison Martin, Clara Clarke, Jay Kamind, Jack Seelander and Lucas Golding.

Harrison Martin, Clara Clarke, Jay Kamind, Jack Seelander and Lucas Golding.

It’s a day to celebrate Greater Geraldton’s vast cultural diversity and bring together our different nationalities.

Harmony Day, celebrated every year, is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

On Saturday, March 21 the Midwest Multicultural Association will present a free family friendly community event for Harmony Day.

The event will be held at Maitland Park from 10am to 2pm with a huge range of activities for the whole family.

With the ever-popular parade of nations and heaps on cultural entertainment, the community will also enjoy school performances, kid’s activities, multicultural foodstalls and a lot more.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter, urged the local community to join in the celebrations of an event which holds a very important message.

“We have residents from more than 50 nations of the world who now call Greater Geraldton home and that is something we are very proud of,” he said.

“This event is a great chance to celebrate our cultural diversity and our inclusive community which draws on our cultural and linguistic diversity to enhance its social and cultural development.”

Midwest Multicultural Association Chairman, Ernest Gutsa, said Harmony Day was about breaking down barriers.

“Harmony Day is a very important event for Geraldton and we want to represent all the cultural and diverse groups of our local community,” he said.

“We know that our community is focused on being inclusive and Harmony Day is a great representation of that.”

Year 4 students from Wandina Primary School in traditional Indonesian dress from their performance at Harmony Day on Saturday. Belle Kjellgren, Clio Gimenez, Jaide Moulds, Ahalya Harikumar, Imogen Ferguson and Adelle Edwards.

Year 4 students from Wandina Primary School in traditional Indonesian dress from their performance at Harmony Day on Saturday. Belle Kjellgren, Clio Gimenez, Jaide Moulds, Ahalya Harikumar, Imogen Ferguson and Adelle Edwards.

For more information about Harmony Day, e-mail admin@midwestmulticultural.org