From henna painting to health checks, Harmony Day was in full swing at KidsTown yesterday.By Sophie Malcolm
From henna painting to health checks, Harmony Day was in full swing at KidsTown yesterday.
Greater Shepparton City Council hosted a morning tea to celebrate the event, which was designed to celebrate Australia’s diversity.
Council access and inclusion officer Louise Dwyer said 14 organisations participated in the morning tea.
‘‘We need to be celebrating the cultures we have here in our community and learn from others’ cultures,’’ Ms Dwyer said.
The morning tea included performances from Shepparton English Language Centre students, Italian dancing and multilingual children’s book readings.
Attendees also contributed to an art project by decorating ribbons with the name of the country they were from.
Event MC Leo Houlihan said Harmony Day was one of his ‘‘favourite days’’.
‘‘If anyone needs to see the success of multiculturalism in Shepparton, they only need to see a day like today,’’ Mr Houlihan said.
Mayor Jenny Houlihan said it was a time to celebrate Shepparton’s ‘‘unique diverse community’’.
‘‘Harmony Day celebrates our diversity and as Shepparton is built on years of migration and our Aboriginal history, I don’t think there is a better place to celebrate our diverse community than here in Shepparton,’’ Cr Houlihan said.
Harmony Day is celebrated annually on March 21.
This year’s celebration took on the theme of Many Stories — One Australia.
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Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
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The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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