FUSION 16 Multicultural Street Festival
The City of Wagga Wagga’s spectacular Civic Centre Precinct burst into life with sights, sounds and tastes from around the world at FUSION 16 Multicultural Street Festival on Saturday 15 October, 2016
The festival is built on the simple philosophy that food and the creative and performing arts are a joyous means of engaging and
uniting the whole community. Each year this annual celebration of cultural diversity, community harmony and the arts continues to grow in terms of size and scope reflecting the city’s diverse and vibrant community.
The Multicultural Council facilitated 27 people to complete the Safe Food Handling Course from various cultural backgrounds, Afghan, Burmese, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South East India, Singaporean Malay and the Philippines. The participants were then supported to hold food stalls at the festival.
End of Year Celebration
11th December 2016 the Multicultural Council held its annual end of year celebration at our new office at Station Place. Once again Rotary cooked up a storm to feed the ever growing number of community members it was great to see all communities settled in Wagga represented at the event with our most recent settlers the Yazidi community welcome by members of the Burmese, Afghan and African nations.
Taste of Harmony
Multicultural Council once again hosted a taste of Harmony luncheon where community services were invited to come and share a meal with staff from the Multicultural Council.
Cultural diversity in the workplace was celebrated nationwide from March 17-23 as A Taste of Harmony, Australia’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity and food in the workplace, returned for another year. Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with one in two Australians either born overseas or having a parent from another country.
Refugee Week Celebrations
- Refugee Week Celebration Albury/Wodonga
- Erin Earth Open Day
- Refugee Week Celebration Wagga Wagga
- San Isadore Prayer Service for Peace
Refugee Week celebration kicked off in Albury/Wodonga on the Saturday 17th June with a free family fun day, cultural performances, activities for children and food to delight all.
On the same day in Wagga Erin Earth opened their garden to Refugees to come and experience the gardens and to learn about what grows in our Wagga climate. It also provided an opportunity to share knowledge amongst the participants.
The following Saturday Wagga held its family free fun day with over 1000 people attending the event with lots of rides for the children, a petting zoo, cultural performances and BBQ lunch.
Sunday saw the conclusion of Refugee Week in Wagga with the annual Service for Peace being held at San Isadore West Wagga Parish