Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Families at the heart of Harmony Week in Three Springs

    16/03/2018 12:00 PM
     
    • Town celebrates Harmony Week with 'Welcome to Three Springs'
    • Event supported by the McGowan Government  

    The Three Springs community will tomorrow (March 17) celebrate Harmony Week with 'Welcome to Three Springs' - a family-friendly multicultural community event.

     

    Welcome to Three Springs will feature live cultural performances, local business stalls, interactive activities and a long-table dinner with authentic Malaysian and New Zealand cuisine.

     

    The event will provide an opportunity for community members to meet each other and learn about the cultures that make up the town. 

     

    Many local families from the Mid-West town will be involved in the activities, which include a traditional New Zealand Hungi and Indian henna painting.

     

    Locals will be invited to write their names on coloured paper hands, which will then be displayed as a giant heart to represent the Three Springs community.

     

    The McGowan Government is proud to support Welcome to Three Springs with $2,300 through the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program.

     

    Welcome to Three Springs 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.

     

    Harmony Week runs from March 15 to 21 every year.

     

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

     

    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:

     

    "It's great to see Three Springs celebrate Harmony Week in a way that reflects the unique multiculturalism of their community.

     

    "Welcome to Three Springs is a truly community-driven event with local families sharing their culture and traditions, and creating a place where diversity is a cherished and important part of the town."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5600