The Gold Coast’s diversity will be celebrated at a free community event this Saturday as part of Queensland Week.
Called Diversity GC, Mayor Tom Tate said the event was a great opportunity to showcase our multi-cultural community. “In the last 12 months, the City has officially welcomed more than 2700 new Australian citizens on the Gold Coast, from over 60 countries,” he said.
“Diversity GC encourages the community to celebrate with our new citizens and to share a sense of pride with them in what it is to be an Australian, a Queenslander and, of course, a Gold Coaster. Each new citizen brings their own cultural background with them to the coast and that’s what this event is all about – recognising and celebrating everyone’s background.”
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myGC caught up with Councillor Dawn Crichlow today to find all the details on the free event – watch the video below for all the details:
Diversity GC will kick off with a citizenship ceremony at 2pm where 150 people from 40 different countries will become new citizens. From 3pm-8pm Gold Coasters can enjoy the best in cuisine from around the world and an action packed line-up of entertainment plus activities, information stalls and fun for the whole family.
Diversity GC is in Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport streets, Southport. The event is supported by the Premier’s Department and 102.9 Hot Tomato. Free public parking is available at the Athol Paterson and Mal Burke car parks from 12pm onwards.
Visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/diversitygc for information.