Wall of Global Friendships Unites Casey Community Groups

Issued Wednesday 5 July 2017

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Three new plaques were unveiled on the City of Casey’s Wall of Global Friendships on 24 June as a number of community groups gathered to celebrate the city’s diversity.

Al-Emaan Women’s Organisation, Australia’s Bangladesh Association Victoria and Sikh Volunteers Australia are now represented on the wall based at the Balla Balla Community Centre in Cranbourne East.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said each plaque is a symbol of Casey’s multiculturalism.

“This wall recognises the contribution of various local community groups and promotes friendship and goodwill between Casey’s diverse cultural groups.

“It also provides a meeting place for multicultural ceremonies, special occasions and national events plus is a unique outdoor community space,” Cr Aziz said.

Representatives from the three groups, as well as Cr Amanda Stapledon, Cr Damien Rosario and Cr Rosalie Crestani attended the ceremony.

Cr Aziz thanked each of the groups for their contribution throughout Casey, and acknowledged each of the organisations represented on the wall for their service.

“The Al-Emaan Women’s Organization promotes social cohesion and wellbeing, and provides support, education and empowerment to women from Muslim and refugee backgrounds.

The Australia Bangladesh Association of Victoria organises cultural activities including Bengali New Year, Australia Day and International Mother Language Day. The Sikh Volunteers have 30 members who volunteer their time and provide services for the City of Casey and other not-for-profit organisations,” said the Mayor.

The Balla Ball Community Centre is located at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East and provides a place for the community to come together for a variety of activities and functions.

Visit the webpage for more information on the Wall of Global Friendships.