Friday, May 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Our unique and diverse cultures were celebrated at the Multicultural Festival on Sunday with hundreds of people enjoying free activities that offered them the opportunity to learn more about different countries and communities.
From food stalls inspired by cuisine from around the world, indigenous workshops using native flora, handbags crafted using traditional techniques and authentic Ukrainian headdresses – the event gave an insight into the diverse range of cultures in our region.
This was the third event of its kind and the first year that the Whitsunday PCYC collaborated with the Whitsunday Regional Council to host the event.
The addition of a Citizenship Ceremony was a popular choice.
“It was wonderful for new citizens to see we are a multicultural country,” said Sergeant Billy Li from Whitsunday PCYC.
“The event was a great success!”
Photo credit: Rachael Smith