Stirling to celebrate refugees and multiculturalism


(L-R) Shaheen Subih, Eva Mwakichako (Multicultural Project Manager), Andrie Subih, Manuel Subih and Jamil Subih. Picture: Will Russell d453045
(L-R) Shaheen Subih, Eva Mwakichako (Multicultural Project Manager), Andrie Subih, Manuel Subih and Jamil Subih. Picture: Will Russell d453045

WITH the highest refugee intake in WA, City of Stirling will welcome refugees and migrants in a celebration of multiculturalism this month.

City of Stirling multicultural project officer Eva Mwakichako said the Refugee Welcome Event would be a chance for people in the community to learn more about emerging cultures in the community.

“Refugees have really contributed to this country, it’s great to appreciate them and to officially welcome them, so this is the first welcome event that City of Stirling, Joondalup and Wanneroo are hosting together,” she said.

“The highlight for me will be the aboriginal community welcoming the multicultural community.”

Members of the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Group will launch the event with a performance drawing on the cultural significance of the region.

Other performers include Australia’s Got Talent favourites The Subih Brothers.

The Ridgewood trio features 16-year-old twins Shaheen and Manuell and younger brother Andrie who will sing a range of hip-hop, pop and R & B hits.

Event goers can also look forward to an array of cultural performances, information stalls and children’s activities like face painting, a bouncy castle and a free sausage sizzle.

Mayor Giovanni Italiano said supporting new communities was a priority for the City.

“We continue to work closely with a range of partner agencies to welcome and support our newest residents as they familiarise themselves with their new surrounds,” he said.

“It’s our mix of people and cultures that enrich the City of Stirling and helps broaden our understanding of the world and our neighbours.”

DetailsWhere: Carine Open Space

When: Saturday April 30, 2pm – 5pm

Cost: Free