Marion wins top multicultural award

Discover why the City of Marion was presented with the Governor's Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture.

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This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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The City of Marion has been awarded top honours for its work in promoting cultural understanding with a festival of international song and dance which attracted more than 7000 people.

Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis was presented with the 2013 Governor’s Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture for Marion Celebrates in front of more than 300 guests at a ceremony at Government House recently.

The free community event was held in March last year and featured music and dance from Brazil, Germany, India and Africa as well as an introduction to Arabic culture.

Dr Lewis said the award highlighted Marion’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and multicultural community.

City Limits April 2014 - Marion Celebrates“I am delighted that the City of Marion has been recognised for its hard work in promoting cultural understanding with this prestigious award,” Dr Lewis said.

Marion Celebrates is our biggest community event and brings together a diverse range of cultures in an exciting and accessible manner.

“Holding it in the grounds of Warriparinga emphasised the importance of local Kaurna culture to our community.”

Marion Celebrates is a biennial event and was a joint winner of the 2013 Governor’s Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture.

Awards were presented in 10 categories, including Community Sector, Private Sector, Media, Volunteer and Youth and honour outstanding contributions to social harmony and inclusivity.

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR presented the award to Dr Lewis and CEO Mark Searle.

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