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The City of Canterbury Bankstown Administrator has thrown his support behind the Walk for Respect which will be held on Friday 31 March.
Richard Colley said the event will enable participants to express their support for a modern, multicultural Australia, where diversity is appreciated and where social discourse is respectful.
"Canterbury-Bankstown is one of the most multi-culturally diverse communities in Australia, with more than 120 spoken languages," Mr Colley said.
"Our Council hosts monthly Citizenship Ceremonies where, invariably, hundreds of people who live in Canterbury-Bankstown take the pledge to officially call Australia home, while dozens of community groups are assisted in their work with local migrants.
"We are and should be very proud of our diversity and the fact we live in harmony and are acceptable of colour, race and creed. Here in Canterbury-Bankstown, we celebrate it. That’s why Council hosted the inaugural World Village Festival late last year, and the Bankstown Bites, Haldon Street and Campsie Food Festivals, where we learn more about cultures through food."
The Walk for Respect was first held in Lakemba in 2014 and organisers propose to use the same route - starting in Gillies Street, down Haldon Street, concluding at Parry Park where a community picnic will be held.
Council has provided $5,000 which will help cover the cost of providing a free BBQ for participants.
For more information on the Walk for Respect, or to RSVP, visit www.walkforrespect.com.au
31/05/2017 12:52 PM