Visit Parramasala this weekend & Get Healthy!
23 Oct 2015
Come along this weekend to Prince Alfred Park Parramatta and visit Parramasala, a free, public celebration of the diverse and rich culture which contributes to Sydney’s social fabric. Held over 3 days, 23, 24th, 25th October, the festival includes food stalls, dance, parade, music, film, heritage and more. Now in its 6th year, Parramasala attracts over 30 000 people of which 70% are born outside Australia.
Western Sydney is home to Australia’s most culturally diverse population, including the fast growing Indian and South Asian communities and is an ideal location to host an event which brings people together so many cultures in a positive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere.
This year, WSLHD is partnering with Parramasala to promote the Get Healthy Service – a free telephone based service supporting adults to make sustained improvements in healthy eating, physical activity and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Get Healthy Indian
recipe cards will be distributed and staff will be available at the Get Healthy stand to sign people up to the free Get Healthy Service and/or answer any questions.
Get Healthy initiatives at Parramasala include:
- FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER
United Voices for Women’s Wellbeing Parade
Parramatta Town Hall 5:45. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Join us in promoting the well
being and empowerment of women.
- SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER
Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service
Launch at Parramasala
Parramasala Chairman Dr. Harinath and Deputy Director
for Centre of
Population Health Christine Newman,
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
Parramasala subcontinent Get Healthy success story
Andi Andronicus , Healthy Eating and Active Living Program
Coordinator, WSLHD interviews Parminder Singh,
Get Healthy Information and Coaching Stall
on all three days. Participants can
access information and register for the service. Oct 23
- Participants engaging in the
Colour Fun event ( Kolam/Rangoli)
, Rotunda, Prince Alfred Park
and Oct 25th
. can speak to Get Healthy
volunteers, access information and register for the service
The Get Healthy team would love to see you and your family and friends at the event.
to visit their stall.
or contact Dipti Zachariah at the Centre
for Population Health on