Cowra community celebrates Harmony Day

The Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre (CINC) celebrated Harmony Day on Monday with an open community lunch.

The day, which celebrates Australia's cultural diversity, was one the first events CINC has held in their centre since COVID restrictions eased.

CINC CEO, Fran Stead, said it was fantastic to celebrate the day even with reduced numbers.

"It's one of our absolute favorite events, Harmony Day, for CINC it represents what we try to do," she said.

"Bringing all areas of our community into one place, where everyone can feel welcome and safe.

"That's one thing COVID has helped us translate over, it has taught us that we have to start to build capacity and resilience in our own community and we have to be more reliant on ourselves."

She said the theme of Harmony Day, "Everyone belongs", helped foster understanding within the community.

"We need to all be mindful of locals supporting locals and looking out for your neighbours and taking an interest in the various cultures," she said.

"It's what we want to portray and when you look around the room we have, it's amazing.

"Our community has a high Indigenous population but it has got a really big culturally diverse community and getting more and more people who want to call it home."

Ms Stead thanked Aunty Esther Cutmore for her welcome to country, CINC volunteer Jenny Brydon and Ron Ball for their help with catering for the lunch.