Inala Community House: 2019 Multicultural Youth Festival

On Tuesday 2nd July 2019, Inala Community House’s both ‘My Place’ Family Day Care and Community Engagement teams worked together to support 2019 Multicultural Youth Festival for our community.

Community Engagement Manager Haley Kiata (second from most right) with the dignitaries and organising committee.

The Festival was proudly supported by QPASTT, PCYC Queensland, Queensland Government, Queensland Police Service, Bendigo Bank (Acacia Ridge branch), Brisbane City Council and Multicultural Community Network – which Inala Community House is a member of.

From 10am to 3pm, the annual Festival was held at PCYC Inala (Swallow Street, Inala QLD).

All eventgoers were able to purchase $5 Unlimited Ride Pass for various fun activities like:

  • Dodgem Cars
  • Rock Wall and Bungee
  • Clowns and Roving Performers
  • Animal Farm and Children’s Area
  • Police Displays
  • Camel and Pony Rides
  • Stage Performances

This event is the work of so many amazing service providers coming together to serve our community,” James from Inala Youth Service said, who was also the event emcee.

Inala is a multicultural community, so it’s important to acknowledge and respect all cultures. Today’s event is dedicated to our children, the next generation, but it’s also great to see many adults joining in the fun.” Thank you Robert Duncan for performing the acknowledgment of traditional land owners ceremony.

First of all I would like to acknowledge the traditional land custodians. Let us pay respect to all cultures contributing to the diversity of Inala as a wonderful and inclusive community. It is my pleasure to welcome you all today on our 8th Multicultural Youth Festival. Events like today’s cannot happen without our major sponsors – so a big thank you. Today is about youth, hope and future. We wish all families today have lots of fun and laughter. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020,” the chair of Multicultural Community Network Dan Nguyen said. Dan also expressed gratitude towards the organising committee members including Inala Community House.

Today’s great event showcases the hard work and dedication of the organising committee. Inala is one of the most multicultural communities making it a special place to live, work and play,” Jess Pugh MP for Mount Ommaney said.

This marks my first official visit to Inala on behalf of lord mayor Adrian Schrinner – who passes on his best wishes. Brisbane City Council has always been proudly supportive of events like today’s, which we funded for $5000. Inala is a hotspot for diversity,” Councillor for Doboy Ward Ryan Murphy said.

As the councillor for this local area, it is great to see everyone celebrating multiculturalism. Inala is set up to welcome migrants who arrive with refugee or other visas, and thankfully most choose to stay. Thank you to the organising committee that spent up to 12 months organising this event,” Councillor for Forest Lake Ward Charles Strunk said.

Our Community Engagement Officer Larissa Vaiomanu and Manager Haley Kiata. Larissa helped by acting as stage performance coordinator for the event.

Both ‘My Place’ Family Day Care and Community Engagement teams collaborated to sell $2 snow cones and $1 popcorn to the happy crowd.

What a great day out on this school holiday celebrating cultural diversity and community connectedness. We can’t wait for more events like this!

Come join Inala Community House’s great community programs and activities. To contact us: 3372 1711 | | | | 38 Sittella Street, Inala QLD 4077.