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Harmony Week 18 to 24 March 2024

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Sunshine Coast Harmony Week program

Community groups are hosting a weeklong program of Harmony Week activities held across the Sunshine Coast.

Join in and experience, explore and appreciate our cultural diversity with friends, family and your community.

For more information and to make bookings, view the 2024 Harmony Week program and search for Harmony Week on Sunshine Coast Events.

Program activies include: 

Let's Toast to Diversity!            

Celebrate cultural diversity and find your voice in a supportive community dedicated to English communication skills and confidence building. Caloundra Toastmasters, Tuesday, 19 March, 7.00-9.30pm at Parklands Tavern.

Cultural Brew: A Harmony Morning Tea  

Join a delightful morning tea celebrating cultural exchange and unity within our culturally diverse communities. Tuesday, 19 March, 10.00am-12.00pm at Caloundra Community Centre.

FUNdamentals  

Experience wellbeing and harmony through playful activities including Improv Games, Laughter Yoga, and mindfulness practices. Wednesday, 20 March, 10.30-11.30am at Woombye School of Arts.

Taste of Harmony Picnic

Celebrate multicultural communities with a picnic filled with food, games, and music. Thursday, 21 March, 10.30am-2.30pm at Cotton Tree Park.

Harmony Inside Out  

Join an immersive experience nurturing inner peace and connection, discover the transformative power of inner harmony radiating outward to create a more harmonious world. Thursday, 21 March, 7.30-9.30am at Mary Cairncross Park.

Making Flags of Harmony  

Express messages of harmony through creating colourful flags and placing them in a collective display of unity and creativity. Thursday, 21 March, 10.00am-1.00pm at Maleny Community Centre.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Harmony Day  

Experience multiculturalism across our workforce, community, patients and families. Participate in various activities, including Hijab styling, cultural games and enjoy global cuisine. Friday 22 March, from 12.00pm at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Ground and Connect  

Come together to acknowledge country and celebrate cultural diversity through relaxation, discussion and shared experiences. Thursday, 21 March, 9.30-11.00am at Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens.

Japanese Cooking Class  

Delve into the art of Japanese cuisine and enjoy crafting Gyoza or Okonomiyaki with fellow participants. Friday, 22 March, 5.00-7.00pm at Nambour Community Center.

Beerburrum Harmony Week Celebration  

Experience cultural diversity at a family-friendly gathering with food, drinks, artists, and performers. Saturday, 23 March, 2.30-5.00pm at Beerburrum Community Hall.

Sunshine Coast Harmony Cup 2024  

Join the 4th Annual Harmony Cup, where multiculturalism meets sportsmanship! Organised by the Multicultural Sport Organisation, this social 7-aside football carnival promotes unity and celebrates diversity within our community. Sunday, 24 March, 9.30am-5.30pm at Kawana Football Club.

A Glimpse of Russia

Experience the vibrant essence of Russian culture! Featuring traditional folk songs and interactive dancing, arts and crafts and more. Sunday, 24 March, 10.00am-12 noon at Nambour Community Centre.

Hula, heritage and more 

Swing along to a hula demonstration and listen to stories of cultural journeys across oceans celebrating the unique stories of the Sunshine Coast communities. Multiple location 20-22 March, registration essential.

Conversation Circles

Practice your speaking and listening skills in a friendly group of adults where English is your additional language. Enjoy a free afternoon tea with your newfound friends. Wednesday 20 March, 12.30-2.30pm at Maroochydore Library

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

During Harmony Week, it's crucial to recognise that globally, 21 March holds significance as a day of mourning and solidarity with people fighting against racism and racial discrimination.

This day is observed as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, commemorating the tragic events in Sharpeville, South Africa, where police opened fire and killed 69 people during a peaceful demonstration against apartheid.

You can visit the Shine a Light on Racism campaign for resources and tools to help you #DoTheWork to become actively anti-racist.

Enquiries

Anyone interested in hosting a Harmony Week activity in 2025 should email [email protected]