I attended the fourth Festival at The Manly Vale – Calabria Bowling, Sports & Social Club. The Festival is modelled on the Multicultural Festival that has been hosted in Canberra over many years. The Sydney Multicultural Festival offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to come together and share their cultures, traditions, dancing, singing, crafts and food and develop a sense of community.
It is always great to see all of the local Italian community so well represented at the Festa. I caught up with many locals including Umberto Russo and the President and Executive of the club. Mayor Jean Hay (Manly Council) and the Member for Manly Mike Baird (also our fantastic Treasurer!) came along and shared in the fun.