Colour and creativity to mark Harmony Day 2018 in the Shire
The Mundijong Heritage Community Garden will be awash with colour and creativity on Wednesday, March 21 for a special community workshop...
The Mundijong Heritage Community Garden will be awash with colour and creativity on Wednesday, March 21 for a special community workshop celebrating cultural diversity in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
To mark Harmony Day 2018, residents are invited to showcase their creative flair by designing spinning flowers from recycled plastic bottles. The free event is open adults and children 12 and over, and hosted by the Shire in conjunction with the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Friends, Switch Your Thinking team and volunteers from the Mundijong Heritage Community Garden.
Run by Mike Alvares of Kite Kinetics, the event is one of thousands across Australia celebrating cultural diversity at a national and local level. It is particularly suited to adults seeking ways to make new connections and children 12 and over who’re home schooled.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the workshop aimed to unite residents in a fun, free creative project that would benefit the entire community.
“Harmony Day is a really important opportunity to promote inclusiveness and belonging within the Shire, while celebrating the fact that diversity brings us all together,” Cr Rich said.
“The message for Harmony Day 2018 is ‘everybody belongs’, which is a theme we’re always striving to promote within the Shire.
“Events like next week’s creative workshop are a fantastic way for people to make new friends and connections, while using their creative skills to design some colourful pieces of community art.”
Harmony Day is celebrated throughout Australia on March 21. Beginning in 1999, Harmony Day has grown into a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity. For more information, visit www.harmony.gov.au.