Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland today hosted a Harmony Day morning tea at The Ponds Community Hub which saw over 100 members of the community come together to celebrate our great multicultural nation.
Attendees were invited to bring a dish to share, with many guests bringing international delicacies, some prepared with recipes passed down over many generations.
Riverbank Public School Senior Choir gave their first public performance at the morning tea, singing Orange Ribbon, a song about Harmony Day.
“For the past 16 years, Harmony Day has celebrated our nation’s rich multiculturalism and spread the message that everyone belongs in a diverse and inclusive Australia,” Ms Rowland said.
“Greenway is one of the most culturally diverse electorates in Australia with over 48,700 residents born overseas and over 61,800 residents speaking a language other than English at home,”
“Today’s morning tea at The Ponds Community Hub was a great celebration of the success of our multicultural nation and a wonderful opportunity to experience different cultures, customs and traditions with over 100 Greenway residents.”
“Multiculturalism has enhanced Australia’s economic prosperity and social cohesion. It was wonderful to see so many locals, from a range of nationalities, come together to celebrate our diverse community.”