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A celebration of harmony and diversity

It’s also been drawcard for families from the local area and beyond, with plenty of entertainment and activities for young children and teenagers.

MercyCare’s Capability and Inclusion Coordinator, Community Family and Children Shammy Baijnath said her Mirrabooka-based team was impressed with crowd numbers and the diversity of stall holders at the past two market events and that the event may even be replicated by other communities.

“We wanted it to be a place where diverse communities could come together to celebrate culture, but also a way to generate an income for those who had difficulty finding employment,” Ms Baijnath said.

“It’s now such a great atmosphere of harmony and diversity and a place where diversity is respected, receives exposure and is celebrated."

Off the back of the market’s success, the Multicultural Services team is currently exploring options for stall holders to feature their products at other locations, with hopes to be ready for the upcoming spring season.