Harmony Week jammed pack full of events to celebrate.

Harmony Week jammed pack full of events to celebrate.

Did you know the most common countries of birth for people living in Gladstone are New Zealand, England, Philippines, South Africa, and India with many other cultures calling our region home from Vietnam, Iran, Afghanistan, and Indonesia?

The Gladstone region is extremely diverse in its people and its peoples’ cultures. In this day and age, global awareness is important for many reasons however, many cultures live in our region and Integreat Queensland is inviting you to learn about those cultures at our Culture Café.

“Cultural Café is an event Integreat Queensland holds bi-monthly at the Gladstone Library where we introduce a different culture and invite someone from that culture to come and share about their traditional clothing, foods, culture, and much more,” Integreat Queensland Coordinator Jaclyn Thompson said.

“We also encourage them to bring some cultural sweets and snacks that can be shared and we find it’s a really great free experience for people to learn more about different cultures from people living right here in Gladstone.”

One attendee of the Culture Café said she didn’t realise just how culturally diverse the Gladstone region was until she attended the Culture Café.

“It is so wonderful learning about other cultures and really interesting to see the similarities between cultures,” she said.

“I never realised just how many different cultures live in the Gladstone region and the event really give me a sense of community.”

This Month of March, Integreat Queensland are holding a special Culture Cafe for Harmony Week on Wednesday, March 22 @ Gladstone Library from 9.30am.

The Culture Café is held bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Gladstone Library from 9.30am to 11am. For more info and to RSVP, please email admin@integreatqld.org.au or call 07 4903 1931.

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