Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Mirrabooka community celebrates Harmony Week

    15/03/2018 12:00 PM
    • Mirrabooka Harmony Celebration now in its 10th year
    • Celebration supported by the McGowan Government with $5,000 

    One of Australia's most culturally diverse local government areas, Mirrabooka, stages a big celebration for Harmony Week every year and the 2018 festival will be even bigger with the popular family event marking its 10th anniversary.


    This year's Mirrabooka Harmony Celebration takes place tomorrow (March 16) and features an exciting line-up of cultural performances, school performances, cultural activities, and food and information stalls.


    The event is co-ordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre together with local businesses and service providers, with the aim of promoting the diversity of the Mirrabooka area and strengthening the relationship with the communities and organisations involved.


    The McGowan Government is proud to support the Mirrabooka Harmony Celebration with $5,000 via the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program.


    The Mirrabooka Harmony Celebration 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:


    "The Mirrabooka Harmony Celebration is one of the most popular community events held during Harmony Week and showcases one of Australia's most culturally diverse areas.


    "The program of free family activities on offer will bring together people from diverse backgrounds, provide an opportunity to learn about other cultures, and build respect and appreciation, which is the very spirit of Harmony Week in WA."


    Comments attributed to Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman:


    "It is always inspiring to see all parts of the Mirrabooka community come together to celebrate Harmony Week and the unique, vibrant culture that makes this area such a special place to live and work.


    "The Mirrabooka Harmony Week celebration is a highlight on the community events calendar. It is an exciting family-friendly event where people are always guaranteed to learn something new about their community, meet new neighbours and friends, and enjoy the many activities on offer."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600