CELEBRATING CULTURES: Ma’unga King of Virginia Wesleyan Church dance group performing at a recent Pasifika Festival.
CELEBRATING CULTURES: Ma’unga King of Virginia Wesleyan Church dance group performing at a recent Pasifika Festival. David Nielsen

Council backs Pasifika

AN annual festival celebrating Ipswich's multiculturalism will continue after Ipswich City Council agreed to again support the event.

The Pasifika Spring Festival, formerly Celebrate Pasifika, has run since 2010 and is held in September each year at Evan Marginson Park, Goodna.

An Ipswich City Council spokesperson said the festival was a highlight on the Ipswich events calendar.

"This popular festival draws crowds in excess of 7000 each year and showcases the many cultures that help to make Ipswich what it is today," the spokesperson said.

"It enjoys wonderful community support and involvement and has helped forge strong links between various community organisations and individuals.

"The festival also provides training and mentoring opportunities for students and community groups involved with the event, in areas such as food safety, event management and risk management."

This year's festival will be on September 3



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