Celebrations: Selwyn's diversity celebrated at CultureFest 2016

Celebrations: Selwyn's diversity celebrated at CultureFest 2016

 Over 20 cultural performances entertained the crowds throughout the day

Over 20 cultural performances entertained the crowds throughout the day

- event was part of Rolleston 150th anniversary celebrations

Organised by the Selwyn District Council (SDC) and supported by the Lincoln Rotary Club, and Christchurch Multicultural Council, CultureFest 2016 was attended by over 8,000 people on October 15. Informing this was Dave Tippett, SDC's Senior Events and Recreation Advisor, who added, “Preparations for the event started in March. Though the idea was initiated as part of Council’s multicultural strategy unveiled last year. The event today has built on the success of the Lincoln Multi-Cultural Festival. We had over 20 cultural performances including from Russia, Italy, Greece, Poland, India and China, which were well-complimented by food stalls from around the world. The CultureFest is part of Rolleston's 150th anniversary celebrations – led by Councillor Jeff Bland, which featured displays of traction engines, vintage cars, military equipments, fire engines, and sheep shearing.”

 Traction engines at Rolleston 150th Ring attracted huge interest

Traction engines at Rolleston 150th Ring attracted huge interest

 Antique Arms Association, Canterbury branch

Antique Arms Association, Canterbury branch

 Living history display by Military Re-enactment Society

Living history display by Military Re-enactment Society

 Vintage cars display

Vintage cars display

 Children had a field day

Children had a field day

 Community organisations were represented too

Community organisations were represented too

There were 16 food stalls on site treating people to delicacies from all over the world incluing Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East

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Community: The City will have an Indian Community Centre soon

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