Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Popular French festival returns for 2018

    9/11/2018 10:00 AM
    • Bonjour Perth brings French culture to WA
    • Festival supported by the McGowan Government with $37,000 

    French culture will be celebrated at the 2018 Act-Belong-Commit Bonjour Perth festival at Market Square Park in Subiaco on November 10 and 11.


    The family (and dog) friendly event is now in its fourth year and will feature a mouth-watering array of food and cooking demonstrations as well as sports and wellness, vintage cars, and travel and music stalls.


    More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which will also feature the ever-popular French bulldog parade.


    There are more than 9,500 French-speaking people in Western Australia who come from a wide range of countries including Belgium, Canada, Seychelles, Cameroon, and Mauritius as well as France.


    The Bonjour Perth festival will reflect the cultural diversity of the French community with activities and exhibitions from around the French-speaking world.


    The McGowan Government is proud to support the Act-Belong-Commit Bonjour Perth festival with $37,000 through Lotterywest, Healthway and the Office of Multicultural Interests.


    More details are available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au 


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The Act-Belong-Commit Bonjour Perth festival has grown to become one of our most popular cultural events with international and local entertainment for the whole family.


    "Bonjour Perth is a truly multicultural event, which embraces and showcases cultures from French-speaking countries across the world - reflecting and celebrating the cultural diversity that we enjoy in Western Australia."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600