Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Bonjour Perth for festival goers at Ozone Reserve

    21/10/2016 10:00 AM
    • Bonjour Perth French Festival supported by the Liberal National Government with $5,000

    Perth's second Bonjour Perth French Festival will be held at Ozone Reserve, East Perth on Saturday October 22, showcasing the best of French food, culture and entertainment.


    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said the festival was an opportunity to indulge in some of the best of French cuisine as well as experiencing French music, art, games and sports.


    "Western Australia is exceptionally fortunate in the range of different festivals we get to enjoy," Dr Nahan said.


    "Because of our vibrant culturally diverse community, we experience cultural celebrations from all over the world.


    "The Liberal National Government is proud to support this highly enjoyable family event with funding of $5,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program.


    "I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy Perth's equivalent of Paris in the springtime."


    More than 12,000 people visited last year's inaugural festival, which is expected to become a fixture on WA's calendar of community events.


    The Bonjour Perth festival is also an opportunity to connect with everything French in Perth, from language schools, cars, artisan food producers, clubs and cultural activities.


    Fact File

    • The Bonjour Perth French Festival takes place at Ozone Reserve, next to Langley Park, on Saturday October 22, from 10am to 9pm
    • Gate collections from the 2015 event raised $11,452 for Path of Hope
    • About 12,000 people in WA indicated they had French ancestry in 2011
    • The majority of French speaking people in WA were born in Mauritius, France, Canada, West Africa or Australia
    • More information about the OMI Community Grants Program is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
    • For more information about the festival, visit http://www.bonjourperth.com.au

    Minister's office - 6552 5700


    Facebook image Twitter image