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Communities across Queensland will be celebrating the Commonwealth Games (GC2018) between now and April 2018, whether that be through the sport, the opportunity to shine a light on important social issues or through arts and culture.

If you are hosting an event or activation in your local community that has the potential to positively contribute to the ongoing legacy from GC2018 – through sporting, community and/or cultural channels – we would love to hear from you. Contact us at embracing2018@ditid.qld.gov.au with your event or program.

 

APRIL 2018

 

5-15 APRIL
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Queensland will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports. Click here for tickets or to find out more.

13 APRIL
Evening Celebration of Songkran
A Thai New Year's Eve festival to promote unity and positive inter cultural interaction through showcasing Thai customs at a dinner function. The celebration will be held at the Hervey Bay Neighborhood Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba. Contact Ms Robyn Edward on 4194 3077 or email CAMS@hbnc.com.au for more details.

14 APRIL
The 5th Toowoomba Mosque Open Day and Get Together
A social event to promote understanding and mutual respect between Muslim and non-Muslim Queenslanders, featuring cultural performances, sharing of traditional food, and information sessions. The event will be held at Garden City Mosque, 217 West St, Harristown. Contact Mr Abdul Kader (Iman) on 4613 4124 or email iman@isot.net.au for further details.

14 APRIL
Ethnic Communities of Myanmar 2018 New Year 'Thingyan' Celebrations
A Burmese Buddhist New Year festival, featuring water pouring, and traditional music presentations. The event will be held at Mapas Park, Soccer Drive, Slacks Creek, Logan City. Contact Mr Michael Posaw on 3040 5069 or visit http://www.amfaq.org.au/ for more details.

14 APRIL
Nepalese New Year Celebration 2075
An annual cultural event that involves community members in a showcase of cultural performances, Nepalese traditions and cuisines. The event will be held at 235 Fulham Road, Vincent. Contact Mr Narayan Ranabhat or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/312205665583012/ for more details

14 APRIL
Baishakhi Mela - A South Asian New Year Festival
An annual celebration of South Asian communities' New Year that involves diverse cultural groups with South Asian heritage in music and dances performances, poem recitation, fashion show, artefacts/ handcrafts and food stalls. The event will be held at Robelle Domain, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central. Contact Dr Rafiul Alam on 0433 195 436 or visit http://www.bab.org.au/ for more details.

15 APRIL
Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
Celebrate the end of the Commonwealth Games at the Closing Ceremony. Click here for tickets or to find out more.

15 APRIL
Multicultural Youth Carnival
A multicultural youth carnival to celebrate cultural diversity and build community cohesion. The event will be held at Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo Street, Goodna. Contact Miss Evelyne Mihuhi on 0469 829 617 or visit https://www.infinitygroupservices.com/ for more information.

20 APRIL
Ipswich Fiesta – Food, Flavour, Fun
An annual celebration of multiculturalism, a key component of the Ipswich Festival with multicultural performances; dance and music shows; presentation of ethnic food; interactive cultural workshops in art, craft and music; traditional games and activities of diverse cultures; information stalls; and a Global Market. The event will be held at Queens Park, Goleby Avenue, Ipswich. Contact Ms Joanne Hadnutt on 3812 2974 or visit http://www.ipswichfestival.com.au for more details.

21 APRIL
Arakanese New Year Water Festival
An Arakanese New Year Water Festival that involves traditional water splashing/ pouring cleansing ritual to welcome the new year, and as an act of blessings and good wishes. Traditional Arakanese performances will also be featured in the event. The event will be held at Fogarty Park on the Esplanade in Cairns. Contact Mr Khaing Soe Win on 0469 897 253 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Australia-Arakanese-Associaton-Cairns-AAAC-1218955344796627/ for more details.

21 APRIL
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Cultural Festival (Sri Lankan New Year)
An annual cultural event to showcase Sri Lankan culture by revisiting the old traditions and rituals practised from ancient days, cultural dances, songs, music and Sri Lankan food. The event will be held at the Mansfield Tavern Function Centre, 181 Wecker Road, Mansfield. Contact Mrs Gothami Meepe on 3341 0102 or visit http://www.srilankansqld.org for more details.

21 APRIL
Syrian National Day
A celebration of the independence of Syria from the French colonial occupation that engages Syrian community members in traditional and interactive activities to promote unity and community cohesion. Contact Mr Tawfilk Eid on 0411 048 515 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Syrian-Community-Council-QLD for more information.

21 APRIL
Gainsborough Greens ParkRun
A free 5km park run that will take place every Saturday at 7am. Visit http://www.parkrun.com.au/gainsboroughgreens/ for more details

22 APRIL
Songkran (Thai New Year) Festival
A celebration of Thai New Year, which will promote an understanding of the Thai and Buddhist culture to the wider community. Activities include New Year blessings by the monks, traditional lunch offerings, dance and music, and food stalls. The event will be held at Wat Thai Buddharam Temple, 1-11 Paradise Road, Forestdale. Contact Mr Andrew Park on 0418 253 285 or visit http://www.watthaibrisbane.com.au for more details.

29 APRIL
Vaisakhi Celebration
A cultural event with traditional Sikh dancing, music and food stalls that engages members of the Sikh community and people from the wider community to foster harmony, appreciation of cultural diversity, and positive inter-cultural relations. The event will be held at the Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club, 120 Lemke Road, Taigum. Contact Mr Parminder Singh on 0411 239 307 or email parminder59@bigpond.com for more details.

29 APRIL
Ethiopian Cultural Celebration Event
An Ethiopian religious Easter Festival, featuring traditional foods, drinks, coffee ceremony, songs, traditional and modern dances. Location is to be confirmed. Contact Mr Anteneh Anteneh on 0402 960 889 or visit http://ecaqld.blogspot.com.au/ for more information.

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