Please note: this is an old article
It was published in March 2019, so the information may be out-of-date.
On Saturday the 16th of March over 5000 people attended Shepparton’s annual Arts and Multicultural event Converge on the Goulburn at Victoria Park Lake. The space was transformed into a colourful, bustling village of food from around the globe, art workshops for all ages and a world music stage.
People from all walks of life in the Greater Shepparton community were involved in the festival and made the day a huge success. Council’s Economic Development, Neighbourhoods and Riverlinks teams partnered with the Shepparton Festival to deliver a high quality event that brought together all cultures. This was very timely in the wake of the Christchurch Mosque attack, with the Mayor and Councillors acknowledging the unity and diversity of cultures in our community and calling for one minutes silence for the victims of the Christchurch attack.
As the sun set on the lake the thousands of people in attendance continued to enjoy themselves in the festivities. Attendees described the feeling of the event as positive and having a loving and connected vibe. This is a credit to the members of our diverse community and all the richness of culture they continue to share.