The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia again this year hosted our Harmony Picnic in the Square, Sunday 26th February 2017, between 11.30am – 3pm at Whitmore Square Adelaide.
This colorful event was attended by a host of dignitaries including his Excellency the Governor of South Australia, Hue Van Le, The Hon Zoe Bettison , Minister for Multicultural Affairs and South Australia’s diverse multicultural groups.
In his opening address, His Excellency the Governor highlighted the importance of celebrating Harmony Day and praised South Australia’s diverse communities for their continuous role in promoting a multicultural South Australia.
There were performances by African, Nepalese, Brazilian, Kurdish and Sri Lankan artists who entertained the audience with music and dance while free hot sizzling sausages were cooked by members of Rotary South Adelaide. Kid’s entertainment on the day included a bouncing castle; face painting, soccer, footy, basketball and netball.
MCCSA CEO Helena Kyriazopoulos thanked and encouraged those in attendance to make use of the opportunities we have in Australia, and to support one another to foster a cohesive diverse multicultural society.
“The idea is to uphold the recurring message of Harmony Day which is ‘Everyone Belongs’. MCCSA’s Harmony picnic is all about community participation, inclusiveness, celebrating diversity, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.” said Helena Kyriazopoulos.