Armada Dandenong Plaza will kick start their Harmony Week 2022 celebrations highlighting this year’s continuing international theme ‘everybody belongs’ from Tuesday, 15th March to Monday 21st March. As part of the centre-wide celebrations retailers will be displaying handprint artwork showcasing their individual take on the theme ‘everybody belongs’. Armada Dandenong Plaza’s Centre Management will display artwork at their Customer Service Desk celebrating their ‘Respect, Protect, Connect’ safety initiative which they launched in 2019 which aligns with ‘everybody belongs’.
On average two languages are spoken by each staff member at Armada Dandenong Plaza. Two of the centre’s security guards speak four different languages each. Languages spoken include English, Sinhalese, Arabic, Tagalog, Bisaya, Hindi, Punjabi, Oromo, Spanish, Swahili, Kirundi, Bosnian, Serbian, Afghani, Urdu, Samoan, Filipino, Gujrati, Cantonese, Malay and Tongan.
Ms. Anne Johnson, Centre Manger at Armada Dandenong Plaza said, “Anne Johnson, Centre Manger at Armada Dandenong Plaza said, “Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone. This year we are providing retailers with a handprint artwork to individually decorate and display in their shopfront with their store’s tailored message celebrating “everybody belongs”. Our own Centre Management artwork will reinforce our message of “Respect, Protect, Connect”, a campaign we launched in 2019 which aligns with the values of Harmony Week 2022. We also look forward to hosting a number of culturally diverse activities for the public throughout Harmony Week 2022.”
Armada Dandenong Plaza’s Harmony Week celebrations commence in-centre from Tuesday, 15th March to Monday 21st March will include:
Retailer Display from Tuesday, 15 March to Monday, 21 March 2022
All retailers at Armada Dandenong Plaza will decorate the symbolic Harmony Week handprint with artwork displayed front of store showcasing their individual take on this year’s theme ‘everybody belongs’.
My Island Home Kids Activity:
Free kids basket weaving workshops
- When: Saturday, 19 March to Sunday 20, March 2022
- Time: 11am to 2pm
- Where: Level 2, Centre Court at Armada Dandenong Plaza
Roaming Kids Characters
Dora the Explorer, Baloo from the Jungle Book, Shimmer & Shine, Hello Kitty will be roaming around Armada Dandenong Centre for ‘selfies’.
- When: Thursday, 17 March and Friday 18 March 2022
- Time: 4pm to 7pm
- When: Saturday, 19 March and Sunday, 20 March 2022
- Time: 11am to 2pm
Coffee with a Cop
Armada Dandenong Plaza and Victoria Police will be available for a free coffee and friendly chat with customers and retailers on any topic on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Free Harmony Day balloons will be handed out throughout Harmony Week, Tuesday, 15 March to Monday, 21 March 2022.
To find out more about the Harmony Day 2022 activities and installations at Armada Dandenong Plaza log-on to www.armadadandenongplaza.com.au