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Sharks celebrate Harmony Day

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club will celebrate Harmony Day at its first home game of the WAFL season on March 22nd. Harmony Day is a national day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

In the East Fremantle Metropolitan District* 46% of residents were born overseas, with the UK, Malaysia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and China the top countries of birth. Australian Rules Football is a significant part of Australian culture and as a Club we want to share our story with the people of our District and in turn learn more from their stories.

To celebrate Harmony day, the Club will host cultural performances, an international food fair and kids’ activities on Saturday March 22nd, when the Sharks play 2013 WAFL Premiers West Perth in their first home game of the 2014 season. Through the East Fremantle District, the Club has been promoting Harmony Day to schools within the area, and has been working with Cultural Groups such as Chung Wah and the Indian Society of Western Australia.

Dr Mike Nahan, Member for Riverton and The Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests will attend the match and will toss the coin.

The schedule of events includes:

Midday onwards: International Food Hall


Indigenous Dance Performance

Welcome to Country by Ingrid Cumming, Kart Koort Wiern

Welcome and Coin Toss by Dr Mike Nahan, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

We Are Australian song performance by Quentin Davids

2:10pm:  League Game Bouncedown

¼ time: Bollywood Dance performance followed by kid’s lesson

½ time: Chinese Lion Dance and Martial Arts followed by interactive session

¾ time: African Drumming performance by African Music Circles followed by kid’s lesson

 Performances will take place in front of the main grandstand, with the kids area on the Allen St side