Group celebrates cultures
BENTLEY will come alive with the sights and sounds of the region’s largest Harmony Day Festival on Saturday, March 19.
Set to be a day of good vibes and community spirit organised by Bentley Community Focus (BCF), a not-for-profit community organisation that brings together local residents with community organisations, local and state government and other key stakeholders in the area.
The annual event encourages unity, while promoting the regeneration of the suburb.
BCF chairman Frank Lanza said it was the support of vol- unteers and sponsors who made the event possible.
“Due to their generosity of spirit the event promises to be bigger than ever,” he said.
“The day brings together the diverse cultures and communities in the area through the sharing of food, activities and performances in order to promote cross cultural awareness (to) engender pride in their community.”
Attractions include community-run multicultural food stalls, the Bentley Cookbook and Children’s Story Book launch, a Fusion Youth games area, traditional Chinese dance and language classes, and live performances including a Cook Islands dance, Brazilian Samba and Southern African Afro-Roots music.
Bentley Primary School’s Indonesian dancing group will be among the performers.
Principal Steve Lockwood was excited his school could support the important community event.
“We are keen to celebrate the many cultures that make Bentley such a special place,” he said.
The event runs from 11am to 3pm, at Hedley Park. Entry is free.
For details, contact Frank Lanza on 0414 532 574.