Global Beats & Eats cel­e­brates di­ver­sity

Wanneroo Times - - Wanneroo Link -

The City of Wan­neroo is cel­e­brat­ing Har­mony Week with ex­cit­ing events de­signed to pro­mote mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and en­cour­age in­clu­sive­ness and re­spect within the com­mu­nity.

More than 40 per cent of the City’s pop­u­la­tion were born over­seas and 20 per cent of res­i­dents speak a lan­guage other than Eng­lish at home, most com­monly Viet­namese, Afrikaans, Ara­bic, Gu­jarati, Filipino and Man­darin. Cul­tural di­ver­sity will be cel­e­brated at the City’s an­nual Global Beats & Eats event on 17 March at Paloma Park in Maranga­roo, where vis­i­tors will be treated to sounds and tastes from around the world. Kingswood will head­line the free event bring­ing eclec­tic sounds of old school R’n’B mixed with rock’n’roll and soul. Food trucks will cater for ev­ery ap­petite with a choice of de­li­cious cuisines in­clud­ing Ara­bic, French, In­dian, Mex­i­can, Span­ish, Thai and Viet­namese. Gluten free, veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan op­tions will be avail­able.

Visit the City’s web­site to order free tick­ets for Global Beats & Eats, and to learn more about other Har­mony Week events tak­ing place in the City. Mayor Tracey Roberts said she hoped Har­mony Week would be em­braced by the en­tire com­mu­nity. “The City of Wan­neroo is a di­verse and vi­brant com­mu­nity and we aim to of­fer a va­ri­ety of events and pro­grams to cel­e­brate our unique mul­ti­cul­tural make up,” Mayor Roberts said. “Com­mu­ni­ties that em­brace di­ver­sity help create a sense of be­long­ing and har­mony for all res­i­dents, re­gard­less of their cul­tural, re­li­gious, lin­guis­tic or eth­nic back­ground,” she said.

Har­mony Week runs from 15-21 March each year and is a state gov­ern­ment mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity re­la­tions ini­tia­tive.

Dancers from last year’s Global Beats & Eats event.

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