Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Russian community celebrates Harmony Week with the language of music and dance

    17/03/2018 11:00 AM
    • 12 cultural performances in Forrest Place for Harmony Week event
    • Event supported by McGowan Government with $5,000 

    Groups from Western Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities will be displaying their culture through dance and music at the Harmony Week International Festival taking place at Forrest Place tomorrow (March 18).


    Hosted by the Russian Ethnic Community and Youth Development Association, the festival will bring together 12 community groups who will entertain with traditional and contemporary performances.


    The festival seeks to bridge cultural barriers through the language of dance and music,\ as well as supporting the local performers and community groups involved.


    The McGowan Government is proud to support the Harmony Week International Festival with $5,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program.


    The Harmony Week International 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.


    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 preparation of these performances is an opportunity for young Western Australians to learn more about their heritage and nurture a sense of pride when sharing their culture with the wider community.


    "In bringing together a number of community groups to be a part of this festival, the Russian Ethnic Community and Youth Development Association are displaying the true spirit of Harmony Week."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600