Welcoming Week, an annual campaign dedicated to celebrating inclusive communities, is here once again.
This year, City of Canterbury Bankstown proudly joins the Welcoming Australia network, reinforcing its commitment to providing a genuine embrace to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and international visitors.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, said Council was dedicated to fostering a welcoming atmosphere.
“Many former refugees now call Canterbury-Bankstown home and contribute to our thriving community,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“We extend a warm welcome to all migrants and refugees no matter where they’re from.”
This year’s Welcoming Week carries the theme Power of Place. In a world where migration often means leaving behind familiar surroundings, the concept of “place” takes on heightened importance.
The Power of Place extends beyond mere symbolism; it’s a guiding principle for this year’s lineup of Welcoming Week events.
R U OK? Day
When: Monday 11 September, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Where: Anzac Park, Anzac Square, Campsie
Welcome to Revesby/Bunya Tour
When: Friday 15 September, 10am-1pm
Where: Coolumbroo Neighbourhood Centre, 11 Ryan Road, Padstow
All Things Bengali at Lakemba Library
When: Thursday 28 September, 10am-noon
Where: Lakemba Library, 62 The Boulevarde, Lakemba
Welcome to Canterbury-Bankstown Picnic
When: Friday 29 September, 10am-1pm
Where: Anzac Park, Anzac Square, Campsie
The Welcome to Canterbury-Bankstown Picnic is funded by the NSW Government.
For more information or to register, please visit Welcoming Week in Canterbury-Bankstown (nsw.gov.au)