Global Beats & Eats celebrates diversity
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.