Celebrating cultural diversity in Kwinana

​7 March 2017​​​

There is more than one way to celebrate Harmony Week in Kwinana this year, with a program of multicultural events on offer.  The City’s major Harmony Week Celebration Evening will take place Sunday 19 March 5pm to 8pm at William Bertram Community Centre. The evening will be a vibrant celebration of Kwinana’s diversity with multicultural food, dance, activities and music, free for the whole family to enjoy. 

With one in three residents born overseas, Harmony Week is a popular celebration in Kwinana each year. The City of Kwinana is committed to embracing multiculturalism – promoting inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging amongst the community. 

In line with Harmony Week this year, the City will launch the inaugural Multicultural Action Plan. The plan was developed in response to the rising number of culturally and linguistically diverse residents in Kwinana, and will guide the City’s work in the area of area of multiculturalism for the next three years. The Multicultural Action Plan launch event will also include the first screening of Celebrate Our Stories, a project that tells the story of 10 residents who recently migrated to Kwinana from diverse origins. This event takes place Tuesday 21 March 5:30pm to 7pm at the Darius Wells Centre. 

City of Kwinana Deputy Mayor Peter Feasey said he would like to see all residents to get involved in Harmony Week, regardless of their background.

“Harmony Week promotes the many benefits of living in a culturally diverse community and the message that everyone belongs. These themes are certainly supported by the City and reflected in the Multicultural Action Plan.” Said Cr Feasey.

City of Kwinana Harmony Week events for 2017:

Harmony Storytime
Saturday, 18th March
10am to 11am
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre
Stories from around the world, followed by a morning tea to share.
Registration essential library@kwinana.wa.gov.au 9236 4300 

Harmony Week Celebration Evening
Sunday 19 March 
5pm to 8pm
William Bertram Community Centre
Multicultural music, food and entertainment for the whole family.​

Celebrate Our Stories- Launch of the City’s inaugural Multicultural Action Plan
Tuesday 21 March 
5:30pm to 7pm
Ken Jackman Hall, Darius Wells Centre
Light supper provided. Limited seats available. 

Art Exhibition Symphony of Papercuts by Tusif Ahmed
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 21 March 6pm
Masterclass: Tuesday 11 April and Wednesday 12 April 
David Nelson Art Room, Darius Wells Centre
Limited numbers, registration essential arif.satar@kwinana.wa.gov.au 9439 0203
Exhibition will be available to view until 21 April

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