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Dinners of Selwyn returns on Tuesday 21 March to bring everyone together and embrace the diversity of our district, while commemorating the 2019 mosque attacks.

This year, Dinners of Selwyn will be held at Lincoln Event Centre during Unity Week, an initiative established by the Sakinah Community Trust who lost loved ones during the mosque attack on March 15.

At a time, four years ago when communities were hurt and torn apart, the Sakinah Community Trust made it their mission to start a movement in 2022 towards social cohesion, and to remember and honor the lives that were lost. Through this movement, Unity Week was born.

From Wednesday 15 until Tuesday 21 March, Unity week is all about celebrating what communities have in common through a series of Canterbury-based events.

Workplaces, schools and communities are also encouraged to create their own events during this time. Here in Selwyn, you can join this movement by attending Dinners of Selwyn. This event encourages people of all cultures, religions, and backgrounds to bring their favourite dish to share with one another and wear something from their culture.

The event is free, but registrations are essential. Please RSVP by 16 March.

Dinners of Selwyn starts at 6pm at the Lincoln Event Centre on 21 March.

Last modified: 14 Mar 2023 3:40pm