Funding has been received by the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre in Jindabyne to launch a program of activities for multicultural residents in Snowy River Shire during 2014.
The program, MAGIC in the Mountains, will be officially launched with an international lunch at the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on Harmony Day, Friday March 21, from 1-3pm. The Centre is located in Snowy River Ave, opposite Mitre 10. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event, please bring a plate of food to share from your culture (there is already an offer of lamingtons for the Aussie team).
MAGIC stands for Multicultural Activities in Our Community, and is based on a similar program which has been running successfully in Cooma for several years.
The project in Snowy River Shire is a partnership between the Neighbourhood Centre and the Cooma Multicultural Worker with Monaro Family Support Service, Yvi Henderson. This service has also received funding for the program.
A program of activities is currently in the planning process, and this year's program will conclude with the Thai Loy Krathong Festival in Jindabyne in November.
The MAGIC in the Mountains program is supported by the NSW Community Relations Commission and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.