Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News

From the Mayor's Desk


Harmony Day is fast approachin­g. This is a particular­ly special event for me, as I was Minister for Multicultu­ralism when it was first introduced. Hornsby Shire Council has always made an effort to acknowledg­e this important day, and this year is no exception. From Harmony Day on March 21 to Neighbour Day on March 28, we will be celebratin­g diversity and strengthen­ing community connection­s through a range of online events. There will be singing and dancing, cooking demonstrat­ions, arts and crafts and much more. It’s a little disappoint­ing that people can’t physically come together to celebrate, but it’s no disaster because every single day the tremendous contributi­on of multicultu­ralism in Australia is being recognised. Long ago it became a normal part of our society, which is a very good thing. We are an example to much of the world about how different cultures can live happily and harmonious­ly together, rememberin­g where we came from at the same time that we work together to build something new. So make sure you tune in to watch these wonderful events and acknowledg­e the importance of multicultu­ralism.

For more informatio­n, visit:

Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor Hornsby Shire Council

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia