Cultures unite at Moira event

March 24, 2017

Serve it up: Seetanah Mooniapah stands with a tropical fish dish he created with Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland three students of his Rae Stanley-Chee, Billy Madgwick and Melanie Tomlin.

Riding on the success of previous years, Moira Shire’s Multicultural Festival will be on again this year at a new location.

The fun-filled family event will move to its new Mivo Park site in Cobram in time for the multicultural best of Moira to arrive on Saturday.

Beginning at 2pm and running through to 6pm, the event will include activities for the whole family to enjoy.

For the younger generation, multicultural dress-ups, a jumping castle and face painting will be sure to put smiles on faces.

For those curious about the cuisine of far-away lands, cooking demonstrations will also be on offer right throughout the day.

Local GOTAFE and Cobram Community House hospitality teacher Seetanah ‘Raj’ Mooniapah will be demonstrating various cooking techniques from his homeland of Mauritius.

‘‘I am really looking forward to the day and showing off my food,’’ Mr Mooniapah said.

‘‘I will be running some taste tests of some French-Creole cuisine and a fruit and vegetable carving demonstration.

‘‘There will be plenty of hot and cold finger food options for people to try and I am sure they will like it all.’’

The Multicultural Festival, which is now in its third year, is part of Cultural Diversity Week.

Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland said he hoped everyone within Moira would come down and check out the day’s festivities.

‘‘It really is a day to celebrate the multicultural side of Moira,’’ Cr Cleveland said.

‘‘I encourage everyone to come down and enjoy a fun day filled with plenty of good food and dancing.

‘‘It is a drug and alcohol-free event so it really is a day for the whole family.’’

●For more information, phone Moira Shire Council on 58719222 or email [email protected]

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