Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    South West Multicultural Festival brings thousands to Bunbury

    22/02/2019 12:00 PM
    • Festival celebrates the multicultural South-West
    • Festival supported by the McGowan Government with $39,000 

    The annual Act-Belong-Commit South West Multicultural Festival returns to Bunbury this weekend, bringing with it a smorgasbord of activities, cultural performances, music, dancing and cuisines from across the globe.


    Hosted by the Bunbury Multicultural Group, the festival attracts crowds of up to 5,000 people and is the biggest cultural festival on the South-West calendar.


    This year's festival includes an experience zone that offers lessons in Sikh turban wrapping, Sri Lankan Sinhala dance workshops and Tai Kwon Do.


    The event culminates in a multicultural night under the stars with Latin-fusion music and dance.


    Entry is free to this family friendly event held at Bicentennial Square and Graham Bricknell Music Shell tomorrow (February 23) from 3pm to 9pm.


    The South West Multicultural Festival has been funded by the State Government with $5,000 from the Office of Multicultural Interests, $20,000 from Lotterywest, and $14,000 from Healthway.


    More information about the Act-Belong-Commit South West Multicultural Festival is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "People from all corners of the world have made their home in the South-West of WA, and have had a significant impact - economically, socially and culturally - on the area's development.


    "Their hard work, dedication and commitment has helped build the South-West - and Western Australia - into what it is today: a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.


    "The Act-Belong-Commit South West Multicultural Festival is an opportunity for people to understand the benefits multiculturalism brings to Bunbury and showcase the area as a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600