Swan Festival of Lights shows how to Livelighter

A Healthway partnership with WA’s Indian community helped bring Deepavali, a traditional Indian festival, and the healthy lifestyle message to Elizabeth Quay.

Promoted as a family friendly smoke and alcohol free event, the Swan Festival of Lights 2016 was a colourful multicultural event over three nights from October 28 to 30 drawing around 30,000 people to Elizabeth Quay.

Deepavali is a celebration of the joys of life expressed through the presentation of Indian fine arts and culture to the public of Western Australia while also promoting our state’s vibrant multicultural community. It was a great opportunity for Healthway to reach many cultures with a message about healthy lifestyles in a healthy environment free of tobacco smoke and alcohol.

Event volunteer Hari Ramakonar said the move to host the festival at Elizabeth Quay this year was very successful.

The Livelighter message was very prominent and festival patrons enjoyed the vast array of healthy multicultural food we offered,” he said.