Marlborough Multicultural Centre | 21 Henry Street Blenheim 7201 | Phone: 03 579 6410

Marlborough Multicultural Festival 2017

Celebrating Culture – Thank you

A kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, sights and smells transformed Pollard Park last Saturday when the Marlborough Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Marlborough Migrant Centre, took place.

The festival unites the community in a celebration and sharing of culturally diverse dance, food and performance, and has become an important event on the Marlborough calendar. Not simply because it’s fun and colourful, but because it embraces cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for our ethnic people to showcase their culture, and feel they have a visible and valued place here. Local Marlburians too, are able to see the richness of the ethnic mix of people who call Marlborough home.

As our province becomes more diverse the connections between people at individual and local level are important to building social cohesion and providing a platform for a thriving community. The festival provided that platform. The large crowd who supported the event evidenced the community spirit of Marlborough - a testament to our inclusive, connected and welcoming community.

The Migrant Centre is grateful to everyone who gave their time and efforts to making the festival the success that it was. Thank you to our sponsors, performers, stallholders, volunteers and public who came along; without their support the event would not be the success that it was. So, our sincere thanks to everyone involved.

Margaret Western
Manager, Migrant Services

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