Women's Welcome event a 'great success'

GREAT SUCCESS: The 2nd annual Bordertown Women's Welcome event went off without a hitch.
GREAT SUCCESS: The 2nd annual Bordertown Women's Welcome event went off without a hitch.

Women from many different cultural backgrounds came together to to attend Bordertown's second annual 'Women's Welcome' event at the Highway Christian Centre last Sunday.

The event was a part of 'Refugee Week', which provides an opportunity for the country to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our society.

Organisers were incredibly happy with the number of people who attended the event, as it continues to grow into one of the region's most enjoyable events.

Bordertown's Migrant Rescoure Centre's multicultural community services coordinator Tracey Grosser said the official number of attendees who attended the event reached 140 people.

DANCE: The event provided people from different cultural backgrounds to share their culture.

DANCE: The event provided people from different cultural backgrounds to share their culture.

This year's successful event proved it is making an impact and is gaining momentum, with an improvement on the 100-120 women who attended last year's event

Mrs Grosser described the event as a "great success" and said it couldn't have gone any better, with many of the ladies enjoying the entertainment provided.

The afternoon was filled with various types of music, dance, stories and delicious food, with attendees enjoying learning about each other's cultures.

WELL ATTENDED: A massive 140 people attended this year's event, an improvement of the 120 people who attended last year.

WELL ATTENDED: A massive 140 people attended this year's event, an improvement of the 120 people who attended last year.

"All the ladies enjoyed sharing food, listening to music, dancing and hearing each other's stories," Mrs Grosser said.

Most importantly, the event provides a fantastic opportunity to welcome people who recently moved into the area.

"The event provides an exciting opportunity for the community to come together and welcome people who have moved to the Tatiara area," Mrs Grosser said.

The Tatiara has built a strong migrant presence over the years, with 653 of the area's 6871 residents born overseas. The three major ethnic groups are Filipinos, Afghani and Malaysian.

A lot of work went into organising the event, with Mrs Grosser thanking the contributions of Barbara Minge and Highway Christian Centre, who provided massive amounts of support as the "main drivers" of the event.