Day of music, games to cel­e­brate di­ver­sity

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News -

Cal­ista Oval will be trans­formed into a sea of colour and ac­tiv­ity this week as Ber­tram Pun­jabi Club presents the Pun­jabi Sports and Mul­ti­cul­tural Event.

The free event will fea­ture a range of fam­ily-friendly sports in­clud­ing tug of war and vol­ley­ball, with live music and amuse­ment rides.

Coin­cid­ing with the Hindu fes­ti­val of lights, Di­wali, which is cel­e­brated in the au­tumn months in In­dia, the Pun­jabi Sports and Mul­ti­cul­tural Event will fin­ish with a fire­works show.

Event co-or­gan­iser Prab­heet Makkar said the day was a great op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the cul­tural di­ver­sity of Kwinana.

“It’s a mul­ti­cul­tural event, so it be­longs to ev­ery­one,” he said.

“There will be music all day with lots of ac­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­one.”

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams, who will of­fi­cially open the event at 10am, said thou­sands were ex­pected at Cal­ista Oval.

“The City of Kwinana was so ex­cited to be a part of this be­cause it’s been led by the com­mu­nity and it’s a mul­ti­cul­tural event right in the cen­tre of town,” she said. Premier Mark McGowan will at­tend the event along­side Bal­divis MLA Reece Whitby and other lo­cal politicians.

The event starts at 9am on Sun­day, fin­ish­ing at 9pm.

Pic­ture: David Sal­vaire

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with Ber­tram Pun­jabi Club mem­bers.

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