Canterbury Bankstown councillor receives Premier’s award for multicultural work
Appearance in the Canterbury - Bankstown Express
What a lovely surprise it was to have Cr Bilal El - Hayek drop into the Koorana Playgroup recently. Cr Bilal El-Hayek was recognised for his contribution to assisting multicultural communities and received the Premier's Harmony Medal.
The children of the Koorana Playgroup were very happy to have their photo taken for the local Canterbury-Bankstown Express to honor Cr Bilal El-Hayek's achievements.
[Text as it appeared in the Canterbury-Bankstown Express] 'Cr El-Hayek has been working in the community for more than 10 years, with the last five with PCYC Bankstown.
He said he was lucky to have management who promoted community engagement and gave him space to work externally with a range of projects, including Harmony Day, school programs, family fun days, the Walk for Respect, and the White Ribbon March.'