Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has encouraged people in the New England Electorate to come together to celebrate the region’s cultural diversity on Harmony Day – 21 March, 2017.
Mr Joyce said New England was made up of people from many backgrounds.
“We are proud to celebrate our rich diversity in the New England community. Harmony Day is a great opportunity to stop and think about how we can continue to foster a sense of belonging for everyone. We have a proud history of welcoming people from all over the world and our community is stronger because of it,” Mr Joyce said.
There are many ways people can celebrate Harmony Day and the benefits of our cultural diversity (see planned events list below).
“I want to encourage individuals and community groups to think about how they can join in Harmony Day celebrations, whether that’s holding an event or learning more about the backgrounds of those in our community,” Mr Joyce said.
“Encourage your school, university, sporting club or workplace to share the benefits of celebrating how our multicultural community contributes to our shared future.”
Register your event at: www.harmony.gov.au to receive free promotional products and find out what’s happening near you. You can also connect with Harmony Day on social media for more ways about how to be involved:
Harmony Day planned events so far:
Glen Innes - 19 March, 12:00pm - Lions Park, Corner of Ferguson St and East Ave
Inverell - 21 March, 10:30am - Kindamindi Preschool, 30 - 34 Campbell St
Bundarra - 21 March, 11:00am - Bundarra Central School, Bowline Street
Guyra - 22 March, 10:00am - Guyra Central School, Corner Marne and Manse Street
Armidale - 25 March, 4:00 pm - Town Hall, Rusden St
Somerton - 31 March, 12:00pm - Somerton Pubic School, Milkmaid Street
Werris Creek - 21 March, 10:00am – Werris Creek Public School, Dewhurst Street
Tamworth - 21 March, 10:00am - Oxley Vale Public School, Manilla Road
Tamworth - 20 - 24 March, Westdale Public School, Gunnedah Road
Tamworth – 21 March, 10:00am - Mental Health Sports Gala, Tamworth Sports Dome,
Greg Norman Drive
Tamworth - 21 March, 9:30am - Denison Street Childcare Centre, 79 Denison Street
Tamworth – 24 March, 1:00pm - Centacare NENW, V Guy Kable Building, 201 Marius Street
Tamworth – 21 March, 5:00pm - Tamworth City Library and Gallery, 466 Peel Street
Kootingal - 21 March - Tintinhull Public School
More information is available at: www.harmony.gov.au/events/calendar