The major civic Harmony Day event for this year’s celebration will be on the Village Green next to Toowoomba City Hall.
Library and Cultural Services portfolio, Cr Ros Scotney, sees Harmony Day focusing on sharing aspects of the various cultures, faiths and languages that make up Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region. “Harmony Day provides an opportunity for residents to embrace the many things that make them special and to share those things with the rest of the community,” Cr Scotney said.
“The day is about community participation, inclusiveness and respect â€“ a day to reflect on where Australia has come from, recognise the traditional owners of the land and to promote our country as a place in which all the people see a place for themselves in the future,” she said.”It is important to realise that diversity poses challenges at times, but that it brings so many benefits to Toowoomba. The theme this year is “Together We Can …” and I think that shows that by working together we can accomplish anything.
Cr Scotney also wanted to acknowledge the work done by Toowoomba’s Harmony Day in the City Working Group. “I would encourage everyone in Toowoomba who can make it, to come down and take part between 11am and 2pm on the Village Green next to City Hall,” she said. “The working group has put a lot of work into this event and have put together a tremendous program.”
Entertainment will include Dudu Zulu, Women in Harmony, Kiyua Performing Arts, the Nepalese Association of Toowoomba, the Saudi Arabian Student Association and Tai Chi with Lucy White.
Also,Â on Harmony Day there can never be too much orange.
Orange is the official colour of Harmony Day and Toowoomba City Hall will be lit up orange on Thursday and Friday nights to commemorate the event. It is believed Toowoomba is the first place in Queensland to light up its city hall as part of the annual celebration.
For more information contact the 2014 Toowoomba Harmony Day in the City Working Group on 4688 6300.
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Toowoomba Regional Council