WALK­ING TO­GETHER FOR UNITY

Maroochy Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

COT­TON Tree Park will come alive with peo­ple cel­e­brat­ing di­ver­sity and mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism for Na­tional Unity Week.

A walk will take place along the water­front on Oc­to­ber 27 from 10am to cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of our com­mu­nity.

It will al­low peo­ple to ex­press the be­lief in a wel­com­ing and in­clu­sive so­ci­ety by walk­ing to­gether with oth­ers, no mat­ter who they are or where they come from.

The day will in­clude mar­ket stalls, food ven­dors, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment from the Un­usual Sus­pects and the Sweet Chilli Choir.

Walk To­gether is an amaz­ing event, see­ing peo­ple com­ing to­gether and show­cas­ing that we are a wel­com­ing com­mu­nity, no mat­ter where you come from.

Also the mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, guest speak­ers and mar­ket stalls will en­sure there is some­thing for ev­ery­one, ac­cord­ing to Ruth Cr­effield con­venor of Amnesty In­ter­na­tional Maroochydore.

Bud­dies Refugee Sup­port Group, Wel­come to Maleny and Amnesty In­ter­na­tional Maroochydore have come to­gether to hold Walk To­gether Sun­shine Coast to show­case the cul­ture of wel­come and unity.

It’s about cel­e­brat­ing cul­tural di­ver­sity, and of­fer­ing a wel­come to refugees, peo­ple seek­ing asy­lum and other mi­grants.

Walk To­gether MC Lisa McDon­ald said in be­ing united, the im­por­tance of recog­nis­ing, wel­com­ing and cel­e­brat­ing di­ver­sity is para­mount.

“Unity Week high­lights these themes by invit­ing com­mu­ni­ties across Aus­tralia to walk to­gether, eat to­gether, learn to­gether and play to­gether. What started as a ‘Walk To­gether’ event back in 2015, has grown to in­clude other ways for the Sun­shine Coast com­mu­nity to come cel­e­brate to­gether.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WALK AND TALK: Walk To­gether Sun­shine Coast, an up­com­ing event to cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of our com­mu­nity dur­ing Na­tional Unity Week.

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