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Harriet Shing MP:
Local Festivals and Events go Digital
Activities will be supported through the Government’s Multicultural Festivals and Events program, encouraging 148 community organisations across Victoria to get creative and move their events online.
By Portal Admin - 25th October 2020 - Back to News
The Victorian Government is helping multicultural and multifaith communities celebrate and hold events in a COVID-safe way for Gippsland locals to enjoy.
These activities will be supported through the Government’s Multicultural Festivals and Events program, encouraging 148 community organisations across Victoria to get creative and move their events online.
More than $800,000 will flow to those organisations, helping them to also build and develop their long-term digital capacity.
Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing announced two of the successful recipients – the Gippsland Australian Muslim Community Inc, and the United Muslim Sisters of the Latrobe Valley.
The Gippsland Australian Muslim Community Inc will organise the Prophets Seerah Celebration to be held on 5 December 2020. The digital event is expected to attract around 80 people.
The United Muslim Sisters of Latrobe Valley will organise the togetherness in isolation to be held on 14 November 2020. The digital event is expected to attract around 90 people.
Other events across the state include the Vietnamese Community in Australia – Victoria Chapter’s Tet Lunar New Year Festival, the Wyndham Diwali and both the SalamFest Digital Edition and the African Music and Cultural Virtual Festival, which are expected to each attract 10,000 people.
Expect to see many of Victoria’s favourite events go digital in the coming months as our multicultural and multifaith communities celebrate, commemorate and connect online.
For the full list of successful recipients, visit: vic.gov.au/multicultural-festivals-and-events-program.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence
"We’ll be there for our multicultural and multifaith communities during this pandemic and into the future – with dozens of events and festivals getting underway over the coming months through the support of this program."
"We are all the stronger for backing Victorians to embrace their traditions and culture – it’s why Victoria is such a strong, diverse and welcoming state."
Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing
"This is great news for the Latrobe Valley and means the pandemic won’t stop our communities from celebrating the traditions and celebrations that bring us together, especially during the pandemic."
"Gippsland has an amazing multicultural history and it’s important to support that – despite the pandemic, we’ll continue to celebrate our differences, together."
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