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A little taste of our world

MIGRANT Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) invited community members through its doors during Seniors Week to enjoy a Taste of the World feast.

MRC Tas aged care manager Fiona Rees said the event provided an opportunity for aged care clients to enjoy a fun social event, and for the wider community to learn about and embrace different cultures.

“We deliver a range of quality services that support the diverse needs of our clients,” she said.

“An important part of our service includes providing opportunity for community connections.

“The 120 attendees were spoilt for choice in terms of food, with guests bringing along more than 40 dishes from around the world to share.”

Cultures represented included Italian, Bhutanese, Salvadoran, Iraqi, Thai, German, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch, Chinese and Indonesian.

“Apart from eating scrumptious food, guests were able to mingle, relax and enjoy a variety of performances,” Ms Rees said.

MRC Tas client Brigitte Potter said she really enjoyed the festivities.

“I was amazed by how some ethnic groups just got together and made music and danced,” she said.

MRC Tas holds regular community dinners that all community members are encouraged to attend.

Caption: Northern suburbs community members, from left, Clara Tegg, Victoria Kakki and Maria Ots at the Taste the World event.