Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald is encouraging people across the Kennedy electorate to be part of Australia's largest national multicultural event - Harmony Day 2015.
“Harmony Day gives communities in northern and western Queensland the opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity.
“This year marks the 15th anniversary of Harmony Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” said Senator Macdonald.
“Australia’s history is built on the stories of millions of migrants who now call this country home.
“We speak about 300 languages and around half the population was either born overseas or has a parent who was.
“Harmony Day recognises the diversity that makes this nation great,” he said.
Senator Macdonald said that there is still time to get involved and register your event on thewww.harmony.gov.au/celebrate/register/ website for free promotional material and information.
“No event is too big or small,” he said.
“Over 60,000 Harmony Day events have been held since 1999, and this year events have already been registered in Innisfail and Atherton,” he said
“The Diverse Learning Centre at the Innisfail State College will be hosting an event that will give the people of the Innisfail region an opportunity to experience foods and games from a variety of cultures,” said the Senator.
“And in Atherton, at the Access Place on Main street, there will be an event showcasing the diversity of music and food in our community.
Visit www.harmony.gov.au to find out more, or join the conversation on social media. Like, follow and share your event pictures using #harmonyday and #everyonebelongs on: