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Multicultural activities and events

Many multicultural activities and events are held within Gold Coast City to celebrate and acknowledge its cultural diversity.

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Multicultural activities and events

Multicultural activities and events

Many multicultural activities and events are held across the Gold Coast to celebrate and acknowledge our cultural diversity.

City libraries offer ‘English conversation circles’ at numerous local branches. This activity is free and occurs on a regular basis. It provides an opportunity for people from non-English speaking backgrounds to practice their English speaking skills in a relaxed and fun environment with trained facilitators.

Conversation circles are also offered by Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast, and Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre.

The City supports and works collaboratively with various not-for-profit organisations and community groups to hold multicultural events that align with our corporate priorities.

If your organisation is planning to hold a multicultural activity or event, the City’s annual Community Grants Program may provide an opportunity to seek funding.

There are also many other external grant opportunities available. If you require support to find funding assistance or write a successful grant application, please contact MDA Ltd on 07 3337 5400 and speak with their Grants Access Worker.

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Harmony Day

Harmony Day occurs annually in March. The day acknowledges and celebrates our cultural diversity. The message of Harmony Day is 'everyone belongs', and events are held to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Learn more about Harmony Day on their website. You can find information about other events happening on the Gold Coast, as well as nationally, and useful tips to plan a Harmony Day event for your workplace, school, sporting club or community activity.

Queensland’s Multicultural Month – August

Multicultural Month is a Queensland Government initiative which is celebrated in August each year.

In 2018, multicultural month is being celebrated through the following themes: Move (1 to 5 August), Connect (6 to 12 August), Speak (13 to 19 August), and Grow (20 to 26 August).

The Gold Coast hosts many events across the year to celebrate and acknowledge the cultural diversity of our residents and visitors. Queensland Multicultural Month provides an opportunity for our local multicultural services and community groups to continue their great work by celebrating our multiculturalism to foster a more inclusive and welcoming city.

Visit the Queensland Government’s Multicultural Month website and check out their events calendar to find out what celebrations will be held during Queensland Multicultural Month.

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