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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

International Women's Day and Harmony Day in Batemans Bay

There were smiles all round on Saturday night as the Multicultural Group of the Eurobodalla and Far South Coast held their inaugural event in Batemans Bay. The community came together to celebrate International Women’s Day and Harmony Day highlighting the importance of inclusion and diversity. There was food, dancing and lots of laughter as everyone shared their different traditions and made new friends.

It wasn’t just all about the food (although it was amazing) said Cel Desabella, one of the founding members. “Language or culture didn't bring us altogether. Feeling did. Feeling of belongingness. Feeling of meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and becoming friends. Our event proves that no matter what race we came from, what language we speak, we all want one thing - becoming one no matter how different.” "The group will be holding more events in the future to bring our diverse community together and we hope to see you there!"

Another new project established by the Multicultural group is a free English Conversation Group. This is held on Tuesdays from 11am - 1pm. This project has been organised to bridge the service gap of non-existing Adult Migrant English Program in the area, it also responds to the need of improving English language skills, but also promotes social interaction and provides mutual support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you would like further details, please contact

Multicultural Group of Eurobodalla and Far South Coast is an unfunded community group aims: To provide social and mutual support among the migrant community and wider Australian community To promote integration of migrant community To promote access and equity to migrant communities To advocate and to represent the interest of migrant communities To address issues of concerns for migrant communities To provide information and referral to relevant service providers

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