Join in the action at Diversity Gold Coast

25 May 2017

Join in the action at Diversity Gold Coast

One hundred and fifty new Australian citizens will be welcomed to the city in a unique outdoor citizenship ceremony as part of the 2017 Diversity Gold Coast celebrations on Saturday 3 June.

The ceremony takes place at Gold Coast Chinatown in Southport and will be followed by an evening of free live entertainment, creative lighting displays, multicultural market stalls, information booths and international street food stalls.

Mayor Tom Tate, who will officiate the ceremony, said he hoped everyone would come to celebrate the city’s unique and multicultural lifestyle at the Diversity Gold Coast event.

"In the last 12 months, the City has officially welcomed more than 3127 new Australian citizens from more than 60 countries around the world," Cr Tate said.

“Culture encompasses language, food, the arts, customs and social behaviour and every new citizen brings with them a wealth of cultural experiences that enrich our community.

“That’s what this event is about – recognising and celebrating everyone’s background, embracing the benefits of our cultural differences and showing our support for these important new residents.” 

Organised as part of the Queensland Day celebrations which mark the state’s colonial separation from the rest of the country in 1859, the event is supported by the Premier’s Department and radio station 102.9 Hot Tomato.

The celebrations kick off at 2pm on Saturday 3 June in Gold Coast Chinatown, on the corner of Young and Davenport Streets Southport. Free public parking is available at the Athol Paterson and Mal Burke car parks from 12pm.

For information visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/diversitygc 

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