Leeton Shire has hosted a number of multicultural events before including the likes of Harmony Day and Refugee Week however none quite like the Multicultural Gala.
The gala saw over 180 members of the community come together at the Leeton Museum and Gallery to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism in Leeton on May 29.
Mayor Paul Maytom attended the inaugural gala event and said it was a huge success and that he could not of asked for a better night.
"It was truly delightful to go and see so many cultures there, just a beautiful night of community members smiling, talking, getting to know each other," he said.
"Events like these showcase the type of caring community we are and how welcoming the Leeton Shire is to migrants and refugees."
Attendees watched dance and musical performances throughout the evening by members of the Malay, Filipino, Afghani, Indian and Fijian communities and enjoy traditional Malay and Filipino cuisine.
They were also able to observe traditional cultural artefacts, garments and the like donated by various community groups.
Ken Dachi, Council's Multicultural Program Coordinator previously told The Irrigator that it was an honor to be part of the team involved with organising the gala as it was an event celebrating multiculturalism in the community.
Councillor Maytom said having the event in the gallery was glorious but noted that council was excited to explore upgrading the venue for future events to allow for a larger capacity to an outdoor venue or even to Roxy Theatre after it reopens from long awaited renovations and restoration work.
"We want to celebrate every member of the community and their culture."
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