Bellingen Harmony Day

Celebrating Our Cultural Diversity – 21 March 2015

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The Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre wishes to thank all those involved in the Harmony Day event at the Bellingen Markets.The event was successful because of the cooperation and harmonious manner in which all participated.

Margaret Lollback for her organisation of the event.

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Neil Hamilton Bellingen Markets, without whose assistance and guidance the event would not have occurred.

Volunteers Staff and Committee members of the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Carolyn & Mandy

Gumbaynggir representative for the” welcome to country and smoking ceremony”. Thank you Lisa for organising this and what a great way to start a Harmony Day.

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Kulturithmik with the Salsa dancing and Christina Monneron for not only the dance but for her involvement throughout the day.

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Kaya Boom – Kai Tipping and the drummers finished the day with a great performance.

Aunty Ira Herangi and her daughter Kirsten Daly for the Maori Welcome.

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Tuulenana Tuli for your performance, organising the Hawaiian dancers and assistance with the Fijian dancers, your help was really appreciated.

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Duncan McIvor for the pipes at the start, it was a great way to begin the performances.

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Bellingen public school students who performed magnificently and to all that were involved in the chain making. Thanks teachers and students for your support.

Prachi from “Down to Bhangra” with John and Surinder Arkan, who gave us a taste of Bollywood.

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Thanks to Glen Heath and the Deep Blue Sea who performed on the main stage and added to the day for their support in allowing others to have some of the time dedicated to them.

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Others involved in the day were Bellingen Shire Council, Urunga Neighbourhood Centre and Open Arms Child Services.

 

Gordon Jacob, Manager, Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre