The rainy weather may have had other ideas for our Walk Together event but nothing dampened the community spirit for the festival! Held on Saturday October 21, the community festival moved inside The Access Gateway out of the rain so that the celebration of all Australians coming together in solidarity could continue. Kicking off the event was a Citizenship Ceremony, welcoming 23 new Australians into the Logan community. Bert van Manen MP officiated the event, with Jim Chalmers MP, Cameron Dick MP and Cr Russell Lutton also welcoming the new Australians. With the hot food vans a particular hit on the cold, wet day, the Gateway was soon packed to the rafters with clients, staff, volunteers and members of the community. Stalls and activities were a highlight, particularly the reptile zoo, and festival-goers were treated to live music from Sounds Across Oceans, acoustic ballads from Jolanta Kudra, a traditional Tongan dance from Atelaite Pekipaki, a traditional Bamboo Dance form the Matu Community of Queensland and a Syrian song from Farah Salibi. The event ended on a high, with an upbeat drumming workshop encouraging many community members to break into dance. Click here to see videos of the Bamboo dance and drumming workshop.