Day of music, games to celebrate diversity

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City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with Bertram Punjabi Club members.
Camera IconCity of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with Bertram Punjabi Club members. Credit: David Salvaire

Calista Oval will be transformed into a sea of colour and activity this week as Bertram Punjabi Club presents the Punjabi Sports and Multicultural Event.

The free event will feature a range of family-friendly sports including tug of war and volleyball, with live music and amusement rides.

Coinciding with the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, which is celebrated in the autumn months in India, the Punjabi Sports and Multicultural Event will finish with a fireworks show.

Event co-organiser Prabheet Makkar said the day was a great opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity of Kwinana.

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“It’s a multicultural event, so it belongs to everyone,” he said.

“There will be music all day with lots of activities for everyone.”

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams, who will officially open the event at 10am, said thousands were expected at Calista Oval.

“The City of Kwinana was so excited to be a part of this because it’s been led by the community and it’s a multicultural event right in the centre of town,” she said. Premier Mark McGowan will attend the event alongside Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby and other local politicians.

The event starts at 9am on Sunday, finishing at 9pm.

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