FREE cultural diversity week events happening in hobsons bay

Cultural Diversity Week will be celebrated throughout Hobsons Bay from 16-24 March with a program of free and fun activities celebrating the cultural diversity of our community.

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s biggest annual multicultural celebration. It coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Social Wellbeing Advisory Group Portfolio Holder Councillor Tony Briffa said Council was proud to present a program that would include a range of free activities to encourage residents to meet their neighbours, share their culture, language and faith.

There is plenty happening from March 16 and here are some highlights!

for the WHOLE program - click here


Diversity Playgroup - Mamma Knows West

Celebrating Cultural Diversity Playgroup
TUESDAY March 19 10am - 12pm
Cost: FREE
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Families with young children are invited to join our playgroup for a morning of multicultural art, music and fun. Teas from around the world will be available for the group to enjoy. Feel free to bring a plate of food to share.
To book and for more information call
9399 3000 or email admin@skcc.net.au


Playschool - Mamma Knows West

Preschool Multicultural Morning
Tuesday March 19 10am - 12:30pm
Costs: FREE
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Come along and meet other young families in your community. Enjoy a morning of fun culturally diverse activities.
For bookings and more information email
outlets@outletsco-op.com.au or phone 9391 8504


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Games and crafts from around the world at Newport Community Hub
Tuesday March 19 4pm - 5pm
Costs: FREE No bookings required
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Come and along to Cre8tive Kids Club at your local library and join us for an afternoon of games and crafts from around the world! Suitable for primary school aged children (5-12 years old)


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Bonjour, Ciao, Ahlan bik! - Storytime!
Altona Library
Thursday March 21 from 10:30am - 11:15am
No bookings required
Cost: FREE
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More than 100 different languages are spoken in Hobsons Bay! Celebrate our diverse culture at Altona Library with storytelling in multiple languages with English translation. This active session will be filled with stories, songs and craft. Perfect for pre-schoolers and their families.


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Belonging through stories and games
March 20 10am - 1pm
No bookings required
Cost: FREE
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Here in Australia we love our games. We make friends, share stories and find community through games. Come and play. Learn about the cultural origins of several much loved games here in Australia.
Wear traditional clothes that you can also be active in
Try:
• cane ball (Burmese)
• yoga (Indian)
• netball (English)
• clapping games (Liberian)
• bush dance (Australian) and many more…
Vegetarian lunch provided.

There is SO much more happening check out the full program of events here