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Cultural Connections event celebrates diversity

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Isis Multicultural Group dancers will be attending the festival again this year.

A number of cultural groups from across the Bundaberg Region will come together this weekend as part of the free Cultural Connections event being held at Lions Park, Bundaberg North.

The event, kicking off at midday on Sunday will run until 4 pm with the community encouraged to get out and celebrate the different cultures that make up our diverse community.

Along with performances and art activities, local food trucks will be serving up an array of international flavours with those attending encouraged to bring picnic blankets, bean bags or chairs.

Witness performances by local cultural groups, a traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony, food and stalls, cultural workshops, and an exhibition of cultural connections art projects, as well as a NAIDOC week display.

Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said Bundaberg was lucky to have a community made up of so many different cultures that could come together to be celebrated at an event like this.

“We are extremely lucky to have so many different cultures that make up our wonderful community here in the Bundaberg Region,” Cr McPhee said.

“This event is a fantastic day out for the whole family, providing an opportunity to experience and to celebrate culture through performances and activities, as well as trying different foods from local vendors.”

There will be a number of stalls from local organisations involved including Red Cross, Refugee Health Network, Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre and Bundaberg Regional Council.

Cultural Connections event performers include:

  • Wide Bay Kiribati
  • Indonesian Wide Bay Group
  • Navarasa Academy (South Indian)
  • Chinese Yangqin player
  • Bundaberg Latin Fusion
  • Al Davies – Spanish Guitarist
  • ISIS Multicultural Group – Philippine
  • African community with traditional dance and fashion show
  • Bundaberg Indian & Malayalee Association
  • Bundaberg & District Filipino Association

You can find out more about the Cultural Connections event here.

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