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Mareeba Multicultural Festival gets new committee members

SEVEN new members have been appointed to the Mareeba Multicultural Festival (MMF) Advisory Committee. 

MMF Advisory Committee Chair Councillor Mary Graham said the response to the call for new members was a testament to the community.

“Community spirit is strong in the Mareeba Shire, and we were delighted to receive an overwhelming response to our call for new members to join the MMF Advisory Committee,” she said.

The MMF was established in 2008 to celebrate cultural diversity, highlighting some of the 75 different cultural backgrounds represented in the Shire.

It is an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a range of delicious cultural food and incredible entertainment. 

“The new members bring with them a range of skills and experience, covering a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and ages,” Cr Graham said. 

The new members are Andrew Singh, Ann-Marie Keating, Dan Bird, Deanna Maich, Cr Kevin Davies, Merrilee Frankish and Wesley Stiffle. 

They will be joining the existing committee members – Fatima Metou, Millabelle Krauss, Nonoa Bejramovic, Samanthia Dooley and Tuaoivasa Ngan-Woo. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the contributions of the committee members who have recently resigned from the committee – Frank Avolio, Fred Cristaldi, Iuto Patolo, Sabrina Liaver and Giuliano Cordenos whose vision brought the Festival to life,” Cr Graham said. 

The Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday, 31 August 2024 at Arnold Park in Mareeba and is supported by the Queensland Government and Mareeba Shire Council. 

Applications are now open for stallholders and performers to take part in the Festival.

Applications will close on 19 July, however eager stallholders are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Visit the Mareeba Multicultural Festival website for more information. 

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