Elouise Bauer has some fun at the family fun day held at Limestone Park on Saturday.
Elouise Bauer has some fun at the family fun day held at Limestone Park on Saturday. Rob Williams

Celebrate wonderful diversities

IPSWICH families came to Limestone Park on Saturday for a day of free family entertainment, and even a class to improve their circus skills.

It was the sixth Family Fun Day organised by the Ipswich City Council, which included activities to please the whole family.

Activities included soccer coaching, face painting, children's rides and roving entertainers.

The day offered an educational aspect on Ipswich's vast multicultural background.

Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Charlie Pisasale said there are 84 languages spoken within the city's limits.

"So another aspect to Family Fun Day is to provide information on a range of services and activities to assist families in the Ipswich community, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds," he said.

"In an emergency situation, this means it can be easy for people to become confused, or for the language barrier to break down," he said.

Personnel from the Defence Forces, SES, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Police and Ambulance Services were on hand so non-English speaking residents could get to know each service.



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