The Logan Entertainment Centre came alive with a celebration of diversity as the Honourable Grace Grace, Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Racing and Minister of Multicultural Affairs announced the winners of The Queensland Multicultural Awards on Sunday August 6. The Gala Lunch was run by the Access Marketing and Events team and recognised the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community. We were proud to see our community partner Michael Hornby, Principal of Mabel Park State High School, be recognised for his dedication to his school community through his win of the Access Individual 25 Years and Over Award, and would like to congratulate all other winners and finalists, including our Harmony on Carmody Cafe and BEMAC. You can view the full list of winners here. 

Hundreds of lanterns decorated by over 350 local community members, including local Logan schools and Access clients, lit up tables and the roof at the lunch. In addition, the trophies received by the winners were framed tiles, made by some of our incredibly talented local refugee youth (see image below).

 Children and decorated tiles