Chinese culture on show at Shepparton’s Culture Corner

By Liz Mellino

Greater Shepparton's Chinese community brought its culture to life in Shepparton's Maude St Mall on Saturday.

Chinese Lion dancing, Kung Fu demonstrations, calligraphy, origami and a traditional lunch helped locals experienced a taste of China as part of the multicultural initiative, Culture Corner.

Organised by the Goulburn Valley Chinese Association, the day was one of the biggest Culture Corners Greater Shepparton has hosted since its inception in March.

Greater Shepparton City Council’s multiculturalism development officer Sarmed Yassin said the aim of Culture Corner was to create a buzz and atmosphere within the mall by showcasing Greater Shepparton's diversity.

With more than 14 per cent of Greater Shepparton’s residents identifying as being born overseas, Mr Yassin said council was dedicated to highlighting the region’s multiculturalism.

“We want people from every culture to experience new things, get involved, celebrate our region’s diversity and have some fun with it.”

Culture Corner takes place in the mall on the first Saturday of each month.