Chinese culture on show at Shepparton’s Culture Corner

Shepparton's Chinese LionGreater Shepparton’s Chinese Community participated the monthly Culture Corner in Maude Street Mall on Saturday 5th of October from 10am – 2pm, showcasing some of their traditional clothing, music, food kung-fu and welcomed their new Chinese Lion with inauguration and blessing.


Greater Shepparton’s Chinese community brought its culture to life in Shepparton’s Maude St Mall on Saturday.

Chinese Lion dancing, Kung Fu demonstrations, calligraphy, origami and a traditional lunch helped locals experienced a taste of China as part of the multicultural initiative, Culture Corner.

Organised by the Goulburn Valley Chinese Association, the day was one of the biggest Culture Corners Greater Shepparton has hosted since its inception in March.
https://www.gvchinese.org.au/
Greater Shepparton City Council’s multiculturalism development officer Sarmed Yassin said the aim of Culture Corner was to create a buzz and atmosphere within the mall by showcasing Greater Shepparton’s diversity.

With more than 14 per cent of Greater Shepparton’s residents identifying as being born overseas, Mr Yassin said council was dedicated to highlighting the region’s multiculturalism.

“We want people from every culture to experience new things, get involved, celebrate our region’s diversity and have some fun with it.”

Culture Corner takes place in the mall on the first Saturday of each month.

 

Chinese Association at Culture Corner
Members and participants from the Goulburn Valley Chinese Association at Culture Corner

 

New Chinese Lion
Mayor Kim O’Keefe with members of the GV Chinese Association gathered around the new Chinese Lion

 

Kung Fu demonstration at Culture Corner
Kung Fu demonstration at Culture Corner

 

Visitors to Culture Corner
Visitors to Culture Corner

 

Ceremonial for new Chinese Lion
Mayor Kim O’Keefe places a ceremonial marking on the new Chinese lion

 

Ceremony for the new Chinese Lion
Mayor Kim O’Keefe places a ceremonial marking on the new Chinese lion while a blessing is read in the background

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Image Source: Ethnic Council

 

 

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