COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Riverlights Multicultural Centre

The annual Riverlights Multicultural Festival is a highlight on the Maitland social and cultural calendar. This year was no exception, with thousands lining the riverbank in a celebration of heritage and diversity.

There were culturally engaging stalls, a huge range of food choices, arts, music and dance. In all, 28 nationalities were officially represented at the festival. The Riverlights Global Kitchen's live cooking demonstrations were very popular with foodies, as was the World Stage, which featured music and performance from around the globe.

The finale involved a flotilla of hand-made lanterns down the Hunter River, and a stimulating performance involving giant puppets, by Curious Legends. Residents of Maitland are rightly proud of our multicultural heritage. We don't simply accept cultural differences, we celebrate them! Well done to everyone involved.

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