Markets showcase Perth multiculturalism

The Mirrabooka Community Markets kicked off in December. Photo: Gasian Tembo-GeeTee Imagez
The Mirrabooka Community Markets kicked off in December. Photo: Gasian Tembo-GeeTee Imagez

THE launch of Mirrabooka Community Markets is giving opportunities to stallholders as well as shoppers.

The monthly market, which launched on December 12, is a collaboration between MercyCare, the City of Stirling and The Square Mirrabooka shopping centre, thanks to a Federal grant.

MercyCare multicultural services manager Teri O’Toole said stallholders were given training on how to market and sell their products, food handling and management.

“The markets celebrate one of the most multicultural communities in Australia…(and) are about building community in Mirrabooka, but also developing a sense of community between the stallholders,” she said.

“This is another avenue for new migrants and refugees to get into sustainable employment.

“Learning these skills means it is also a launch pad for stallholders to engage in other markets.”

More than 18 countries across four continents were represented at the December market, from food stalls to crafts and entertainment.

The next market is on January 9 from 4pm to 9pm at The Square Mirrabooka’s Sudbury Road carpark.

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