Soccer is the theme for the 2007 Harmony Day celebrations for Albury on Saturday 21 March.
The AlburyCity Soccer Club is involved in the day, which includes a soccer skills development clinic which will run in conjunction with the days other activities of Indigenous dance, face painting, free native bush tucker barbeque, an origami workshop and the painting of a community harmony banner.
“Harmony Day is about bringing people together to promote Australian values and to celebrate the Australian way of life,” said AlburyCity Aboriginal Liaison Officer Liz Heta.
Ms Heta said the Living in Harmony project aimed to embrace diversity and community connection using soccer as the medium for engaging youth and embracing community connection.
“It is a day to understand and commit to the benefits of living in a country that embraces common values of respect, fairness, participation, acceptance and a fair go for all,” she said.
The event will include an Australian Citizenship ceremony where six new Australian Citizens will be welcomed to our community.
Brendon Boney top 24 finalist of 2006 Idol is an Aboriginal man who will make a guest appearance and give a motivational talk and a performance.
Harmony Day is part of the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship Living in Harmony program, for which AlburyCity recently received $5,300 for its Harmony on the Fields event. Visit www.harmony.gov.au for details of Harmony Day events.
“Harmony on the Fields” on Wednesday 21 March from 4pm at Jelbart Park in Lavington.
Media Contact Liz Heta - AlburyCity Aboriginal Liaison Officer
0260 238752 or 0417 256 235.