The latest Harmony Walk Festival was held on Sunday 19 February 2017 at Francis Park, Blacktown Showground.

In addition to many organisations and communities supporting the event, there were two major sporting bodies, the NRL and the Australian Football Federation (AFL) as well as the Police Citizen Youth Club, which arranged local sporting events happening such as volleyball & basketball.

Indigenous Didgeridoo player, Johnny Robinson (right) and his uncle at Harmony Walk 2017.

Other very impressive performances included an Indigenous Didgeridoo player, Johnny Robinson who came down from Newcastle with his uncle, who danced mimicking native animals. There were other great performances, emphasizing our very cultural diversity – they included a very talented Senior Constable, Joel McMullen, who sang, Philippine Singers & Dancers, a South American group, (Amancer) students all under the age of 18 showcasing their rhythm.

Adding further success to the event was the actual Walk, two groups, going in opposite directions and eventually walking past each other and shaking hand was very powerful. This was going on to the music of “We are one – we are many – we are Australians “. This is a principal message successfully executed.

Furthermore, there was a variety of food served, information stalls from the two main Sporting bodies, the non -stop activities commenced at 10 am and concluded at 5pm – enjoyed by the many present.

Organisations which gave their support included Multicultural NSW, Anglicare, Australian Bahaí, Philippine Council of NSW, STARTTS, Blacktown Council, Blacktown Youth, Creating Chances, Together for Humanity, One Love Mentoring and NSW Police Services.