Harmony Day: Stirling MHR encourages community to engage in celebration of diversity

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan.
Stirling MHR Michael Keenan.

STIRLING MHR Michael Keenan has encouraged the community to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and recognise community groups on Harmony Day next week.

Multicultural events will be held at Mirrabooka Library, Balga Primary School and the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Mirrabooka between March 21 and 24.

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Mr Keenan said 40 per cent of residents in the Federal electorate of Stirling were born overseas.

“Just a few of the many cultures represented include Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Macedonian, Croatian, Scottish, and South African,” he said.

“The day promotes a sense of belonging for everyone.

“We have a proud history of welcoming people from all over the world and our community is stronger for it.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Celebrating Harmony Day Storytime for children aged two to six.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, from 10.30am to 11am.
WHERE: Mirrabooka Library, 21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka.
WEB: http://www.harmony.gov.au

WHAT: Students and parents are invited to come to Balga dressed in their Cultural Dress and bring a traditional plate of food to share with the school community.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21.
WHERE: Balga Primary School.

WHAT: Mirrabooka Harmony Day will feature children’s activities, live entertainment and a free sausage sizzle.
WHEN: Friday, March 24, from 10am to 2pm.
WHERE: Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka.