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More than 400 people gather for a joint celebration of Harmony Day and Seniors Week

More than 400 people gathered together for a fun celebration in a joint Harmony Day and Seniors Week event this week, organised by SydWest.

The much anticipated event on our annual calendar saw people of all ages – from children to our seniors – come together for a morning of fun and educational activities.

Participants strapped on their dancing shoes, practiced Tai Chi, and experienced wonderful cultural, musical and poetry performances plus a cultural fashion parade while the children were kept busy with face painting and drawing.

In between the crowd was entertained with inspirational speeches and information sessions on water safety and healthy living.

‘Harmony Day and Seniors Week activities are a much-anticipated part of the community social calendar,’ said SydWest Settlement and Community Programs Manager Clement Meru.

‘It is a time to celebrate the true local spirit and sense of belonging within our proudly diverse community, learn more about each other and provide opportunities for new friendships to be forged across generations.

‘We are thankful to our guest speakers including Blacktown Deputy Mayor Chris Quilkey, Uncle Colin for the Welcome to Country, and all of our performers and educators for a fantastic celebration of what makes this community great.’