Day for Brunswick cultures to gather in harmony

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Diversity and multiculturalism will be celebrated throughout Brunswick Junction next week, culminating in a picnic on Saturday, March 17.

Event organisers at the Brunswick Community Resource Centre said the Harmony Week picnic would be a chance for people to get back to their roots and share their own family’s traditions with others.

“This is going to be a family-friendly event to share and celebrate the diverse cultures in our area,” centre program coordinator Tina Wallis said.

She said Brunswick had a “mixed bag” of cultures which had shaped the town’s history and will continue to shape its future.

People are being invited to bring their own blankets, chairs, and a sense of curiosity to explore different ideas and cultures.

The picnic will include live music and dance, and a buffet where people can make a gold coin donation to try food from all around the world.

Places have already been confirmed for cultural representatives from Zimbabwe, Italy, Holland, the Philippines and Australia, who will showcase the diverse food, clothing and music that make Brunswick so unique.

“This is an event for everyone, but we will be celebrating the different cultures within the local community in particular,” Mrs Wallis said.

“It is really our community’s diverse heritage that we’re celebrating.

“People can even dress up if they like,” she said.

Mrs Wallis said anyone who would like to be a cultural representative at the event can contact the centre on 9726 1452.

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