Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Bentley marks Harmony Week with free family festival

    22/03/2018 12:30 PM
    • Popular Harmony Week festival now in its seventh spectacular year
    • Festival supported by McGowan Government with $13,500 

    Bentley Primary School will come alive with music, performances and food stalls at the annual Bentley Harmony Festival on Saturday, March 24. 


    Now in its seventh year, the popular family festival will feature an extensive program of interactive cultural performances and entertainment representing the rich heritage of Bentley and the surrounding community.


    The festival is co-ordinated by Bentley Community Focus and is a community-led event with participation from many local businesses and community groups.


    More than 2,500 people are expected to attend the event, which is being supported by the McGowan Government with $13,500 from the Office of Multicultural Interests and the Department of Communities.


    The Bentley Harmony Festival is one of the many events happening around the State to mark Harmony Week, an initiative of the State Government. Harmony Week gives everyone an opportunity to explore and appreciate Western Australia's wealth of cultural, faith, linguistic and ethnic diversity. 


    For more information about Harmony Week, visit http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Bentley is one of WA's most culturally diverse areas, which makes the annual Bentley Harmony Festival one of the most exciting community celebrations of Harmony Week.


    "That this event keeps growing year after year is testament to the hard work and commitment of the local groups who come together to share and showcase their vibrant and thriving community."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600