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Harmony Week 2022

Harmony Week 2022

Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism. We have so much diversity in our communities, and we should acknowledge our multicultural country with inclusiveness and respect. Harmony Week is about celebrating that we belong, no matter our background.

Source: omi.wa.gov.au

Since 1999, more than 80,000 Harmony Week events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia. Below are some family-friendly local events for you to join in with.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, events are subject to change or cancellation based on WA Public Health advice. Make sure to check with the relevant organisation in case of any changes to an event.

Harmony Week Long Table Lunch, Coolbellup

Where: Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn, 219 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup

When: Thursday 24th March, 12.30pm – 2:00pm

Website: Long Table Lunch

This Long Table Lunch is open to all cultures in our community. Food will be shared and stories told as we connect with each other.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a plate to share. Videos of the book ‘Baby Ways’ being read in different languages by local community members will be shared during the event.

The book ‘Baby Ways’ is a joint project with the State Library of WA, Meerilinga and Multicultural Futures and supported by the City of Cockburn.

Please RSVP to Natalie Procino by Monday 21st March 2022, on (08) 9331 2211 or cockburn@meerilinga.org.au.

Celebrating Harmony, Willetton

Source: Eventbrite.com.au

Where: Indian Community Centre, 12 Whyalla Street, Willetton

When: Saturday 19 March, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Website: Celebrating Harmony

Celebrating Harmony by WAKS is an event organised as part of Harmony Week to celebrate diversity with Yoga and cultural experience.

This is a free event open to all community members, both adults and children. 

Adults can experience the traditional cultural performances from the state of Karnataka and perform Yoga facilitated by certified Yoga Instructors from the Art of Living Foundation. 

There is a special Yoga session organised for the kids at the same time along with fun activities.

Registration is free but essential. You can register at Eventbrite.com.au.

It’s not too late to get involved!

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week as it signifies communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and mutual respect. You can choose to wear something orange during Harmony Week or encourage others in your workplace to do the same to celebrate our cultural diversity.

Organise a celebration or your own long table in your workplace, school or sporting group this week. Or check out your local community for any events that maybe happening during Harmony Week.

Below are some more events further afield:

Harmony Week Origami with San Ang (ages 5-12) – Bayswater

Where: Bayswater Library, 25 King William Street, Bayswater

When: Wednesday 16th March, 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Harmony Week Lantern Trail – Byford

Where: SJ Community Recreation Centre (YMCA), Mead Street, Byford

When: Saturday 19th March, 5.30pm – 8pm

WOWS Multicultural Festival – Cannington

Where: The Rocks, 26 Cecil Avenue, Cannington

When: 12th March, 6pm – 8:30pm

Harmony Week Global Market and Movie – Gosnells

Where: Centennial Pioneer Park, Gosnells

When: Saturday 26th March, 3pm – 9pm

Harmony Week BBQ – South Perth

Where: Sir James Mitchell Park, Mill Point Road, South Perth

When: Saturday 19th March, 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Harmony Week Kin Disability Advocacy – Tuart Hill

Where: Cape and Stoneham Street corner, Tuart Hill

When: 16th March, 10am – 1pm

Remember to download the SafeWA App and be Covid safe.

  • Before leaving home, check the WA Gov Covid website for any updated requirements
  • Stay home if you are unwell
  • Observe good hand hygiene and use the hand sanitiser where provided
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Check-in upon arrival, using the SafeWA app – look out for the QR codes around event or use manual check-in if available

However you choose to celebrate this wonderful country that we live in, please be respectful, stay safe and enjoy this precious time with family and friends.

For more local events, head to our What’s On calendar.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums