Celebrating ethnic diversity

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn’s second district-wide CultureFest will be held in Lincoln this year.

Originally only held in Lincoln, last year the CultureFest become a district-wide event and was held in Rolleston to coincide with the town’s 150th anniversary, with the two towns agreeing to host the event in alternative years.

The 2017 event, which is organised by Selwyn District Council in partnership with Rotary Club of Lincoln, Christchurch Multicultural Council, and the Canterbury Migrant Centre, will be held at Lincoln Event Centre and Domain on Sunday, October 1, from 11am to 4pm.

Council is now inviting cultural and ethnic community groups in the district to take part in the second annual celebration of diversity in Selwyn.

Council’s events and recreation advisor Dave Tippett said CultureFest will be a great way to celebrate the contribution that so many groups make to Selwyn.

“With a growing population comes increasing diversity and this event is all about welcoming people of different cultures and building a community that’s more connected with the world and with global opportunities.”

Any groups or individuals interested in participating in CultureFest can contact Dave Tippett by email or phone on 03 347 2719.

Applications for performers and stall holders must be received by Friday, August 4.