Penrith’s Day of Peace celebration
- Written by Philippa Borland Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Friday, 13 September 2019
The 2019 Day of Peace will be held on Saturday 21 September from 9.30am – 1.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan).
The Day of Peace is designed to encourage understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and people of different faiths in the Penrith LGA.
Showcasing the talent within the community, the event will host a variety of performances and interactive activities from groups within the community.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the day of peace celebrates respect and the diversity of Penrith.
“We want Penrith to be a place where everyone can live in peace,” Cr Fowler said.
“For this to be possible we need to work together and model respect and friendship.
“The Day of Peace celebrations strengthens ties between the many faith groups that make up our city and reflects a meaningful message – one that celebrates who we are and what is important to our community.”
Day of Peace in the Mondo will feature several cultural singing performances and an interactive magic show delivered by Rampant Entertainment. Local community and health service providers will also be available at the event to share information about their services and provide an interactive activity for participants including art activities, yoga, Henna tattoo, turban demonstrations, Farsi calligraphy activity and much more.
There will also be a photo station for participants to take photos individually or in groups, with a poster promoting peace. All shows and activities are free.There will also be a free lunch.
Council’s Penrith Multifaith Group was established in 2016 and includes representatives from churches, faith groups and organisations from the local Penrith area.
More information is available at: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/DayofPeace
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 13 September 2019.