Courageous Journeys – 40 years and counting.

For 40 years Western Sydney MRC has delivered services, programs, and projects to many clients and communities. The Western Sydney melting pot holds an assortment of culturally and linguistically diverse people, and those that have crossed our path have sought a variety of supports, connections, and assistance. Our staff, management, and board have ebbed and flowed alongside a multitude of partnerships. The lives of many individuals have intertwined, creating social connections, colleagues, and friendships… with a unified driver – a need to help others, to guide and nurture the passage of settlement that has existed for 4 decades.

We would like to thank everyone that was involved in making this happen, speakers, contributors, volunteers, communities, clients and attendees.

Guest speakers Uncle Malcolm Maccoll, Mayor Wendy Waller, Diem Fuggersberger, Om Dhungel and Arwa Abousamra. We saw beautiful performances from Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance, The Peacemakers Ensemble and our MRC staff group Journey Pasefika Group. We had a range of activities and opportunities to purchase books and painting to assist in raising funds to continue our work and support. We would like to thank Nibras Al Zuhairi, an extremely talented 17 years old artist and calligraphy artist Shaia Kaia. Also more recognition goes to the entire Western Sydney MRC family for making this event as colourful and vibrant as is was. Special thanks goes to the event committee members for the dedication; Nadia Bouchti, Darren Chan, Rhianne Jeyakumar, Pio Macri, Sophia Strickland, Nada Miski and Rachel Haywood. Acknowledgement to Photographer Erielle for capturing the day so beautifully. Finally our thanks to MC Craig Donarski (Director), the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre team and Liverpool City Council for your support in making this event happen.

We would like to thank Nibras Al Zuhairi, an extremely talented 17 years old artist and calligraphy artist Shaia Kaia. Also more recognition goes to the entire Western Sydney MRC family for making this event as colourful and vibrant as is was.

Special thanks go to the event committee members for the dedication; Nadia Bouchti, Darren Chan, Rhianne Jeyakumar, Pio Macri, Sophia Strickland, Nada Miski and Rachel Haywood. Acknowledgement to Photographer Erielle for capturing the day so beautifully. Finally our thanks to MC Craig Donarski (Director), the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre team and Liverpool City Council for your support in making this event happen.