Kindy to throw open its doors for Harmony Day

Burdekin families will come together to celebrate Harmony Day next Wednesday 21 March with a morning of free children’s activities showcasing Australia’s cultural diversity.

Burdekin Shire Council is teaming up with C&K Ayr Community Kindergarten and Burdel Healthy Learning Centre to host the event, which will be held at the Macmillan Street campus of Ayr Community Kindergarten between 9.30am and 12 noon.

“Harmony Day will be a great opportunity for Burdekin children, their friends and families to experience a range of cultural activities including gnocchi making, palm weaving, indigenous dancing, hair braiding, a drum circle, badge making and story time,” Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said.

“The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’.

“The day aims to engage people to participate in their community and foster a sense of belonging for everyone.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin was a community rich in cultural diversity.

“The Burdekin is home to many cultures – Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Italian, Greek, Singaporean, Indian, German, English – to name a few.

“Our diversity makes the Burdekin a great place to live and Harmony Day is a wonderful celebration of that.”

For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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