To celebrate cultural diversity, inclusiveness and a sense of belonging during this year’s Harmony Day, the Bordertown Migrant Resource Centre and the Tatiara District Council hosted ‘A Taste of Harmony’ at the Mundulla Show. The day encompassed an array of activities including wood chopping, horse events and an exhibition soccer match featuring the newly formed Tatiara United FC team.
This was the first time the event featured the inclusion of Harmony Day Heroes, with 13 individuals being nominated for the inaugural award. Multicultural Community Services Coordinator at the Bordertown MRC, Ms Tracey Grosser, expressed that: “Our Harmony Day Heroes Mr Denis Russell and Ms Pat Martlew received recognition for their commitment to making the Tatiara a more inclusive and welcoming place. It takes hard work, dedication, commitment and kindness to promote Harmony, and all nominees play an important role within the community.”
Community members from various cultural backgrounds prepared traditional dishes, and a BBQ was held to raise money and awareness for the Relay for Life. Ms Grosser added that: “The event aimed to create a sense of unity and a social opportunity for people to come together to share, appreciate and learn about each other’s cultures.”