GETTING WERRIBEE DISTRICT IN THE FESTIVE MOOD
The Andrews Labor Government is helping hold hundreds of multicultural festivals and events for Victorians to enjoy, including right across Wyndham.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced seven different projects in the area would be receiving almost $15,000 between them through the Multicultural Festivals and Events Fund:
- Kachin Traditional Manau Festival
- Teeyan West Deeyan 2020
- Celebrating Bengali New Year 2020
- Buddha Jayanti 2020
- Faces of Wyndham (Wyndham Community and Education Centre)
- Weerama Festival 2020
- Basant Panchami Festival
These events are among more than 350 that will share in more than $1.3 million as part of the 2019-20 Multicultural Festivals and Events and Hindu Festivals and Events programs.
The initiatives support festivals, performances and events that celebrate cultural diversity.
Some of the other funded events include:
- The Wodonga Multicultural Festival
- The Latin Street Carnaval in St Kilda
- Lankan Fest in the Melbourne CBD
- Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival at Federation Square
- Nawroz Festival in Dandenong
- Ballarat’s Holi Festival 2020
For a list of all the successful recipients, visit vic.gov.au/multicultural-festivals-and-events-program.
Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne
“We’re supporting hundreds of community events, festivals and performances across the state so that Victorians from all backgrounds can celebrate their culture and share it with others.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Almost every second person in Victoria was born overseas or has a parent who was born overseas – it is wonderful to be able to support Werribee District locals to learn more about our diversity.
“This is one of the most successfully multicultural places in the world – and that is largely down to our celebration of our cultures and traditions.”