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Harmony Week celebrates cultural diversity

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Katuma Naibunki helps Tenamo Arobati, Tarota and Reinang Kiteon, and Alberta-Ana Arobati from the Wide Bay Kirbati community prepare to take to the stage.

The Bundaberg community is being encouraged to support upcoming Harmony Week events, celebrating the diverse cultures that call the region home.

In the lead up to Harmony Week residents can celebrate with two special events on Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March.

The two Bundaberg Regional Council events will be held at Oodies Café and The Windmill Café Bargara.

Other events are on offer around the region to celebrate the week, including the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre's Culture Bites on Wednesday, 23 March.

Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said Harmony Week was a wonderful opportunity to showcase and celebrate the diversity of different cultural backgrounds that make up the region.

“Harmony Week is a chance to find out more about our multicultural community and share in different cultures through dance and music,” she said.

“The events provide residents an insight into the diverse community we have here as well as what it takes to build inter-cultural connections.”

The events will also provide information on local multicultural activities, programs, and services available within the region.

Entertainment includes Analyn Moriarty, a multilingual Filipino singer and the Wide Bay Kiribati Community who will perform a welcoming dance in the form of a garland dance, as well as two other dances during the events.

The Kiribati Garland dance will welcome attendees and open the events, which will be followed by a succession of local multicultural performers sharing their culture through dance or music.

To book a place at the Bundaberg Regional Council events call the cafes on:

Oodies Café – 07 4153 5340
The Windmill Bargara – 07 4130 5906

Event details:
Oodies Café event
Where
: Oodies Café, 7 Kolan Street, North Bundaberg
When: Friday 18 March 2022, 5.30pm-10pm
Cost: Free; please note there is limited seating and will be a first come first serve basis with capacity up to 50
Food & Beverages: Attendees are encouraged to purchase dinner off the menu at Oodies Café and is BYO

The Windmill Café event
Where: The Windmill Café Bargara, 12 See St, Bargara
When: Saturday 19 March 2022, 12.30pm – 4pm
Cost: Free; please note there is limited seating and will be a first come first serve basis with capacity up to 130
Food & Beverages: Attendees are encouraged to purchase dinner off the menu at The Windmill Café and the event is BYO

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