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AAA Multicultural Evening for CaLD youth 2018

AAA Multicultural Evening for CaLD youth 2018

Greetings from Youth Coordinator on behalf of the Australian Asian Association.

We organised the AAA Multicultural Evening for CaLD youth on Saturday 17th March 2018, to celebrate Harmony week, at the Olga Ramasamy Hall. This event is supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests and sponsored by Australian Technical College. To achieve this, the planning committee under the guidance of the Youth Coordinator, met regularly with all the CaLD Communities to coordinate and structure the programme for the day.

As program coordinator of the event, I liaised with the Executive committee, Presidents of various associations, Choreographers, participants, Community representatives and volunteers. The dances comprised of 18 various items including the Chinese Lion Dance, Bollywood, Ancestries Capoeira, Ovation Dance Group from Russia and programs from various communities who displayed their culture through dance and song and reflected the diverse cultures and identities present in Australia.

We had participants from Asian, African and western communities. The program commenced with Amy Chokchai as MC of the function explaining the Significance of Harmony and AAA President Mrs. Marlene Burnaby welcomed the special guests and members of the participating communities. The traditional Lighting of the Lamp was done by Chief Guest Hon. Janine Freeman, MLA representing Hon. Premier Mark McGowan and Ms. Natasha Hanham – Community Engagement officer from OMI. Chief. Guest Hon. Ms. Janine Freeman and Ms. Natasha addressed guests and the communities on the event. Mr. Melville Fialho the vice president of the Association introduced each cultural item with the significant backgrounds.

On behalf of AAA, I thanked to all the artists, guests and participants who attended the function. A special appreciation to Mr. Ali Asif, Managing Director of Australian Technical college for sponsoring the souvenir given all the artists who displayed significant talent. My sincere thanks to OMI for the funding received. I thank the office staff my colleagues and volunteers who have given their time to support me to make this function a grand success.

Yam KC
Youth Coordinator

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