Harmony Day celebrations at Nambour Library
  • Thursday 13 March 2014

Celebrate Australia’s diversity by heading to Nambour Library on Friday, March 21 from 10am to 2pm to enjoy the Harmony Day activities.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said Sunshine Coast Council supports Harmony Day as it is an important day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

“Our Australian Story is diverse. From the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world, it is the diversity of our cultures that make us who we are as a nation,” Cr Rogerson said.

“I would like to personally invite the community to be connected, informed and inspired by our diverse Australian story by joining me at Nambour Library to celebrate Harmony Day.

“The celebrations will kick off with a free morning tea at 10am and will be followed by a range of multicultural activities for people to join.”

Activities include:

  • two informative workshops hosted by Department of Immigration covering topics such as becoming an Australian Citizen, understanding legal frameworks and learning to drive in Australia. Online bookings required;
  • a beautiful photographic exhibition by documentary photographer and researcher Teena Saulo entitled Telling Lives. The exhibit showcases images of the everyday lives and portraits of the Indigenous Hmong and Mlabri people of Thailand, and Filipino peasant folks, specifically the remaining cultural bearers of the historic Philippine province of Ilocos Sur;
  • multicultural cooking demonstrations to inspire; and
  • a Tai Chi demonstration by Paul Li.

“And I’m happy to report the youngsters don’t miss out in our Harmony Day celebrations as there are a range of fun activities for them to get involved in - including getting their face painted in their favourite flag of the world,” Cr Rogerson said.

More details are available at council’s library website or by calling 1300 LIBRARY.