Cul­ture show­case on menu

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

GREAT con­ver­sa­tions flowed as good food was en­joyed at the Women’s Mul­ti­cul­tural End of Year Cel­e­bra­tion at the Mt Druitt Com­mu­nity Hub.

Some of the women gath­ered even em­braced the chance to dress in their tra­di­tional garb as they bid farewell to a year spent forming friend­ships as mem­bers of var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups in the area.

For Magda Michaels, the event al­lowed her to re­flect on the pro­found im­pact join­ing an ac­tiv­ity in her com­mu­nity has had on her life.

“I joined a med­i­ta­tion class this year and, while I’ve only been five times, it has changed my life,” Mrs Michaels said.

“When I started, I was very down, very sad and really de­pressed but just get­ting in­volved in some­thing for me has been ab­so­lutely ben­e­fi­cial to me.”

WASH House’s Josephine Rechichi or­gan­ised the luncheon, now in its fourth year. She said it was a great way to bring the women of the area to­gether.

The free lunch is a col­lab­o­ra­tion by or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Mis­sion Aus­tralia, Can­cer Coun­cil, WASH House and Graceades Cot­tage.

Pic­ture: CARMELA ROCHE

The Women's Mul­ti­cul­tural End of Year Cel­e­bra­tion is al­ways a hit.

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