CAKE from Colombia, desserts from the Philippines, stir fried potato and egg fried rice from China, Thai spring rolls, Japanese sushi and Vietnamese sticky rice cake were just a few of the delicacies eaten to celebrate Peel Multicultural Association’s early Harmony Day today.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Mayor Rhys Williams were special guests and most participants wore traditional dress.
The lunch was a part of Mandurah Harmony Festival which also includes a range of events around Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Harmony Day on Sunday, March 25.
Food trucks with a range of ethnic delights will operate from 8am to 1pm as will Mandurah Boardwalk market stalls.
Entertainment starts at 10am with a parade following the Chinese lion through the fair ground to the stage.
Song, dance and music will take a journey around the world, starting with the Binjareb Noongar people and including Aotearoa (New Zealand) China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland and the USA.
Local communities groups including Wanslea, Child and Parent Centre, Fremantle Multicultural Centre, Silver Chain, Mandurah Libraries and Peel Zonta Club will also host free activities.
Mandurah Movie Club and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre are hosting an international movie night at the centre on Thursday, March 22 with Maori dancing, refreshments and the film Tangiwai: A Love Story.
Tickets cost $25 from the centre box office.