Multicultural festival a celebration of region’s diversity

Multicultural festival a celebration of region’s diversity

The Gladstone Region’s Multicultural Festival is back!
Make sure you head down to the Tondoon Botanic Gardens on August 28 to connect with and embrace the cultural diversity that is our region, and enjoy everything the festival has to offer.
“We all come from somewhere,” Gladstone Multicultural Association (GMAI) President Helena Sant said.
“Every workplace in our region has someone from a cultural background.
“It is extremely important for our festival to embrace as many cultures as possible, and to celebrate the diversity in our community.”
After having to cancel last year’s festival due to COVID-19, Helena said her dedicated team of volunteers had worked tirelessly over the past couple of months to ensure this year’s event had “something for everyone”.
“We are introducing some new food vendors, new entertainment and kids activities,” she said.
“It is going to be an amazing day of colour and celebration of cultures, and will include schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profits, local businesses and industry.”
Established in 1998, the Gladstone Multicultural Association works to promote harmony amongst our region’s different multicultural communities.
Entirely made up of volunteers, they are always looking for new members and fresh ideas.
“I have been on the Multicultural Association Committee for 10 years, and I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures,” Helena said.
“Please get in touch via our Facebook Page or email me on president@gmai.org.au if you would like to join our team.”

Gladstone Multicultural Festival
When: August 28
Time: 10am – 8pm
Where: Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free entry
Parking: Meteors Sports Club