World Games Day on 21 May

There are more than 8,000 sports and games in the world and some of them are converging on the Eastern Shore for World Games Day.

Clarence City Council is holding World Games Day at Blundstone Arena from 11.00am-3.00pm on Sunday 21 May 2017.

The free event links with the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which is held each year and celebrates games, sport, food, music, arts and culture from around the world.

Some of the lesser known activities include wushu, hurling, Gaelic football and grid iron and then a range of more well-known games like circus arts, table tennis, hockey, badminton and ultimate frisbee.

While enjoying the delicacies of food from South America, Tibet, Bhutan, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone, there will be live music performances from India, Iran and Burma and a Community World Cup soccer tournament.

Also on show to watch and enjoy is the multi-culture dance stage featuring performances from Argentina, Bollywood, China, Cuba, Bhutan, Southern India as well as a combined schools performance by students from Bayview Secondary College and Lauderdale, Rokeby and Clarendon Vale Primary Schools.

“World Games Day is a fantastic occasion to celebrate the diversity in our community,” Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman said.

“It is a chance to connect with people from all backgrounds and cultures through sharing and learning games from around the world, experiencing music and cuisine from another country and the positive aspects this diversity brings.”

World Games Day gives the people of greater Hobart the opportunity to celebrate cultural traditions in a unique and active way as well as the chance for people of every culture to play on the grounds of Blundstone Arena.

Some transport will be provided to the event and there are plenty of activities to have a go at on the day.

This event has been supported by a multicultural grant from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Community Sport and Recreation Division.

For more information on World Games Day visit www.clarenceartsandevents.net or  contact Council on 6217 9599 / email events@ccc.tas.gov.au

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