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*Please note that the 2014 GECC Multicultural Festival in March 2014 has been cancelled*

 

3 day, Gippsland Ethnic Communities’ Council Annual Multicultural Festival

Day 1 (Free event): Friday 15th March 2013 in Kernot Hall

(approx. Cnr Princes Hwy and Monash Way, Morwell).

Gippsland Multicultural Youth Festival, theme "Bridging the Multicultural Generation Gap"

10.00 – onwards CULTURAL & OTHER DISPLAYS including LOTE Competition (hall and foyer)

MCs: Dr Graham Dettrick & Michelle Crosby

11:00 approx. Welcome: Dr Graham Dettrick, Chairperson of GECC, Speeches: Russell Northe MLA, Latrobe City Mayor, Cr Sandy Kam. Special Guest: Dr. Panditji Abhay Awasthi, Hindu Foundation, Melbourne

ØKURNAI MORWELL CAMPUS - Dedlee Kultja Dancers

ØTRARALGON SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL- Songs and instruments

ØCLIFTON CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL –African Drumming

ØCOWWARR PRIMARY SCHOOL –Ukulele

ØSALE PRIMARY SCHOOL- Japanese songs

ØTRARALGON SECONDARY COLLEGE – Chinese Greeting song

12:15 Closing Address

 

Day 2 (Must Book): Saturday 16th March 2013 at the Waratah Restaurant

(Cnr Princes Hwy and Monash Way, Morwell).

Longest Lunch, theme “Grub and Diggings from Yesteryear

12pm to 2.30pm, Cost: $60

Bookings: Phone 1300 208 613 or Email: events@gippstafe.edu.au

This event is also part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

 

Day 3 (Free event): Sunday 17th March 2013 in Immigration Park

(approx. Cnr Princes Hwy and Monash Way, Morwell).

Gippsland Multicultural Festival in Immigration Park

PROGRAMME: (approximate times are provided below)

MC: Zorayda Petticrew

10:30 SALE RSL PIPE BAND

10:45 ATI-ATIHAN, SPAG

10:55 VOICE RENDITION, Alay Kapwa Association Inc.

11:05 WELCOME – Dr Graham Dettrick, Chairperson, GECC.

11:10 KAPIIL SA MUNSALA, Filipino Seniors

11:20 ITALIAN FOLK GROUP SINGERS

11:40 INDONESIAN DANCERS

 

12.00 pm: GRAND PARADE – procession from Kernot Hall led by the RSL Pipe Band.

 

Festival Opening Ceremony:

Dr Graham Dettrick, Chairperson, Gipppsland Ethnic Communities’ Council (GECC), Latrobe City Mayor, Cr Sandy Kam, Russell Northe MLA

 

Special Guests:

Mr Joe Caputo OAM, JP, Chairperson Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

Mr Iramawan Emir Wisnandar, Indonesian Consul-General for Victoria and Tasmania

Mr Vitrio Naldi, Indonesian Vice-Consul for Victoria and Tasmania

Unveiling Ceremony: New inscriptions on the Immigration Wall of Recognition (Mrs Maggie Aucello and Mr Russel Northe MP)

 

12:40 INDONESIAN DANCERS

1:00  ANKLUNG ENSEMBLE, Gippsland Indonesian Association

1:20 JOTA ISABELA/BAMBOO DANCE, Filipino Seniors

1:35 FIl-Oz Senior Citizens in Gippsland – Daling Daling

1:45 FIl-Oz Senior Citizens in Gippsland – Rigodon De Honor

 

2:00 CHINESE MUSICAL ARTS, Traralgon Secondary College

2:30 KARAVANA FLAMENCA BANDs

3:15 BELLY DANCERS

3:30 CLOSING REMARKS

 

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

If you wish to participate in the festival, please contact us: Email: GippslandECC@gmail.com

 

Languages other than English (LOTE) Competition

v Commercial Road Primary, Morwell

v Drouin Secondary College

v Lowana College, Newborough

v Mirboo North Secondary College

v Marist-Sion College, Warragul

v Orbost Secondary College

v South Gippsland Secondary College

v Traralgon Secondary College

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