Day of Cultural Pride
Kwinana’s cultural diversity was celebrated in style over the weekend at our Multicultural Clothes Party. The event was an opportunity to embrace diversity by bringing people from all walks of life together to celebrate the many cultures that make up our vibrant community.
The Celebrate Culture team opened the event by performing Wanjoo (The welcome song in Noongar). Host Sarah-Jane Patton (Community Development Officer – diversity at the City of Kwinana) then welcomed the attendees.
Families were invited to celebrate diversity by dressing in their traditional clothes, and we saw some stunning costumes from all across the globe including India, Bali, Germany, Ireland, Pakistan, China, Philippines, Morocco and Australia.
Local groups and community members were invited to showcase their talents with dances, songs and music from:
- Kereshmeh Dance Group – (Persian)
- Perth South Dance Group (CCCA)
- Southern Suburbs Malayali Association
- Ngaru Pou Inc – Maori dance group
Attendees feasted on a range of traditional delights including:
- Pakistani Fruit Chat (Pakistani Fruit Salad)
- Persian Ghorme Sabzi (lamb and herb stew), Lavash (bread) and chelo (rice with saffron)
- Indian dip with crackers
- Sevaya Kheer (vermicelli milk pudding) dessert using cardamom spice mild, toasted vermicelli noodles, dried fruit and nuts
- Gulab Jamun – popular Indian dessert, consists of delicious milk doughnuts soaked in rose syrup
- Sausage sizzle
There was a backdrop provided for guests to have free family portraits taken by Jenny Lo from our Celebrate Culture team. A quiz tested cultural knowledge with questions from all over the world. Prizes up for grabs included ACE cinema vouchers and one month passes for the Kwinana Aquatic Centre
We are a proudly diverse community and acceptance and understanding of each other’s differences is what makes Kwinana such a great place to live. The event was attended by many members of the local community, as well as the City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and Councillor Wendy Cooper.
The event was supported by The City OF Kwinana and Tianqi Lithium.
We are a proudly diverse community and acceptance and understanding of each other’s differences is what makes Kwinana such a great place to live.