One Brisbane, Many Culture - March to May 2018

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    One Brisbane many cultures - March 2018

    As a city with a quarter of its population born overseas and more than 17 per cent of households speaking a language other than English, Brisbane is a truly multicultural city. Brisbane City Council has developed the One Brisbane many cultures newsletter, a quarterly publication in ten languages including English, to provide a snapshot of key Council initiatives and city wide events. Council actively leads, advocates and promotes Brisbane as an inclusive city and encourages communities from diverse cultural backgrounds to participate in its programs and enjoy the activities that the city offers. 

    Commonwealth Games and Festival 2018 

    Brisbane is an Event City for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) taking place from 4-15 April 2018.The largest sporting event in Australia this decade, the Games will attract athletes from 70 nations and territories for 12 days of sporting and cultural events, with 45,000 people expected to attend the shooting and track cycling in Brisbane. Residents and visitors can join the celebration of GC2018 at Festival 2018; a free arts and cultural extravaganza featuring world-class musicians, breathtaking theatre, awe-inspiring talks and striking visual arts. You can also experience the Queen’s Baton Relay as it makes its way through Brisbane on 30-31 March on its journey to the Opening Ceremony on 4 April.

    Find out more about Brisbane Event City highlights at


    Congratulations Australia Day award winners

    The winners of the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at City Hall.The annual awards celebrate Brisbane residents who have significantly improved  the lives of individuals and communities, contributing to the vision for a diverse, friendly and strong community, with a total of 23 awards presented by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Margaret Page from Runcorn was named Citizen of the Year, in recognition of more than 25 years of volunteering and fostering vulnerable children.Forest Lake’s Una Gray took out the Senior Citizen of the Year Award, while Young Citizen of the Year went to Selena Ferguson of Eight Mile Plains. Uncle Nurdon Serico from The Gap was awarded the Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award.  

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