Cel­e­brate our har­mony

CinE group share cul­ture with town

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IT WAS friend­li­ness and fun at the Chinchilla Con­ver­sa­tions in English (CinE) Har­mony Day cel­e­bra­tions.

The event was or­gan­ised on a week’s notice, but that didn’t stop lo­cals from en­joy­ing the day.

CinE’s Zita Stark said Har­mony Day was what the group was all about.

“Har­mony Day is the day when Aus­tralia is cel­e­brat­ing all its peo­ple, fo­cus­ing on ev­ery­one from the var­i­ous coun­tries liv­ing to­gether in har­mony,” she said.

“Since CinE stands for ex­actly this, we hon­our this day as our big cel­e­bra­tion time ev­ery year. In 2018, we de­cided to ‘re­hearse’ our sim­i­lar event of three years ago, 2015: We in­vited the pub­lic, dressed up in our tra­di­tional clothes, and pre­pared meals from our coun­tries of birth.”

On Har­mony Day in 2015 the group went pub­lic, and three years on, Miss Stark said the group was blessed to have a crowd of about 40 peo­ple at­tend.

“We all had a great time, with our guests and mem­bers eat­ing and chat­ting,” she said.

“In both years, we in­vited the pub­lic to ex­press our grat­i­tude to­wards our dear Aus­tralian friends, who keep teach­ing us about how to live in Aus­tralia even with their way of breath­ing, as I used to say.

“Our mul­ti­cul­tural af­ter­noon tea was meant to be a heart­felt thank you to our val­ued lo­cals.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT: The Chinchilla Con­ver­sa­tions in English group cel­e­brate Har­mony Day.

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