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Swim

Swim

SWIM Week starting Monday 7 January Start weekly swimming classes (including Learner and Women only sessions)

Zumba

Zumba

Week starting Monday 7 January Come discover and enjoy a fun aerobic, dance-based fitness class like no other! Let’s shake off the calories together. (Local group lessons can be arranged.)

2018 Africa Day Australia (ADA) Gala Dinner

2018 Africa Day Australia (ADA) Gala Dinner

Wow! What an amazing celebration of Africa Day! Over 360 guests and top dignitaries joined us on Saturday 26th May for our 2018 Africa Day Australia (ADA) Gala Dinner. With a delicious African themed menu, vibrant music, dance and the unique opportunity to network and catch up with friends and dignitaries in a fantastic setting and ambiance, a fabulous time was had by all!

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Huge thanks to our sponsors including:

1) Victorian Multicultural Commission

2) City of Melbourne

3) Victoria Police

4) Ethiopian Airlines

5) MFB (Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade)

We all also thank the following who purchased and donated back tickets for youths who could not afford the tickets but wanted to benefit from the invaluable networking experience:

1) Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

2) Ellen Sandell

3) Trent Smyth, Honourary Consul for Malawi

4) Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

We acknowledge and thank the Nigerian and Zimbabwean community who purchased over 5 tables each. Thanks to our awesome DJ Wise King Entertainment and MC’s Tongun Tanza Poni and Fred Alale for a highly entertaining evening. This landmark calendar event would not have been possible but for the hard work and dedication of the Gala Dinner Committee led by Nasilele Mubyana and the organisational leadership from the front by President Shillar Sibanda.

Finally, we thank our dignitaries for joining us and many staying till the very end. Thank you for sharing our special day with us:

1. The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews

2. The Minister of Multicultural Affairs and Finance – Hon Robin Scott

3. Shadow Minister of Multicultural Affairs Hon. Inga Peulich

4. Acting Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Wendy Steendham AMP

5. MFB Fire Acting Fire Chief Officer – Mr Greg Leach

6. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human rights Commissioner – Kristine Hilton and adviser Angela Costi

7. Victorian Multicultural Commission Chair – Ms Helen Kapalos and Commissioners – Dr Mimmie Claudine Chi Watts and Mr Sisay Dinku

8. The Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne Sally Capp, Councillors and staff

9. ECCV Chair and Mayor for Whittlesea – Cr Kris Pavlidis

10. Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Mr Andrew Crisp, Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Commander Stuart Batesom APM and their teams

11. Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, water and Planning – Mr John Bradley

12. Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) CEO – Ms Carmel Guerra OAM

13. Commonwealth Bank Executive Advisor Kylie Englehart representing the Multicultural Banking General Manager Huseyin Huss Mustafa Oam

14. Mr Trent Symth, Secretary of Consular Corps Melbourne and Consul of the Republic of Malawi

15. Mr Sunghyo Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea and his wife Kye-ja Shin

16. Mr Mohamed Fakhry, Consular General of the Arab Republic of Egypt

17. African Community leaders and representatives.

We also thank the staff at the Peninsula venue owners Atlantic Group led by Managing Director Hatem Saleh for their invaluable support and partnership over the last three years.

2018 ADA Forums on Sat 19 May

2018 ADA Forums on Sat 19 May

What a fantastic day discussing the incredibly important topic of mental wellness in our community. Thank you to our amazing panel of experts and speakers and to everyone that attended our Forums. Watch this space for workshops and programs that will put into action the ideas and thoughts that were shared today.

The ADA Forums were in two segments:

1) Advancing the African Australian Agenda in the morning; and

2) Families and Youth forum in the afternoon #MentalWellness #AfricaDayAustralia #Conversation #Progress

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M.A.D Flavours

M.A.D Flavours

M.A.D. FLAVOURS Competition Show Down – Once You’ve Had A Taste Of The Good Stuff, You Won’t Go Back!

Join us for a night full of MUSIC, ART, DANCE & A GANGSTALICIOUS AFTER PARTY!

M.A.D. FLAVOURS is a talent competition curated to showcase Melbourne’s emerging talent on a world class stage. The overall objective is to invest in the development of Victoria’s artists through exposure to the entertainment industry.

Melbourne is celebrated worldwide for being a city which has embraced and nurtured some of the most vibrant, innovative, creative, exciting, diverse and genre-bending music, arts and dance scenes across all cultures, backgrounds and ages.

This year, we’ve collaborated with our friends from the City of Melbourne & Federation Square to bring you the inaugural MUSIC, ARTS & DANCE (M.A.D.) FLAVOURS Competition.  It’s fresh, it’s new and we want to give Melbourne’s emerging artists the platform to do what they do best.

Africa Day 2018 Sports Festival

Africa Day 2018 Sports Festival

“Living Healthy Active Lives”

Calling all SPORTS FANS, there’s still time to participate in our ADA Sports Festival on Saturday 5 May from 10am-5pm at Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough.
We have three events happening, simply click on the links to sign up. With cash prizes up for grabs, you don’t want to miss out!
⚽️ SOCCER (both male and female) – https://bit.ly/2u9iqGS
🏀⛹🏾‍♂️BASKETBALL – https://bit.ly/2u9iqGS
🏃🏾‍♀️RUNNING/WALK – www.trybooking.com/373773

Among the several sports to be enjoyed are men’s and women’s basketball competition, athletics (3km, 5 km walk/run or 10 km run) and men’s and women’s Africa Day Soccer Cup competition. The competing teams represent a multicultural mix of Australian communities.

Free Event

Start time is 10:00am and concludes with an award ceremony at 5:00pm.

Contacts: 0437 995 458

The 2014 Africa Day Sports Festival taking place, showing all the various sports and activities throughout the day.

Last year’s Africa Day Sports Festival. The completion included Netball, basketball and Soccer. The soccer final was between Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Michael Filon and his team ran an amazing event.

 

This family oriented sport festival includes soccer and basketball tournaments. The community was treated to a free halal BBQ.

“STAND UP 4 youth”

“STAND UP 4 youth”

We are excited to present the FREE “STAND UP 4 youth” event: a cocktail of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Victorian Youth Week 2018.

Who else other than Joe White Comedian (Ethiopian background stand-up comedian) teaming up with Jason Wood and Sami Gebreselassie, also featuring Chido the EthNical Dilemma + Emo+ Aliya Kanani. What a TREAT!

Let’s meet at the Afro Hub  Sunday 22nd April, 2018, starting at 12:00pm sharp. Doors open at 11:30am.

The show is free and kindly sponsored by Victoria Youth Week and presented by Africa Day Australia Inc. Don’t miss an opportunity to support youth by laughing at yourself! #Comedy #Youth#AfricaDayAustralia

2016 Africa Day Melbourne

Celebrating the Cultures and Successes of Africa Australians and the New Africa

“Serving all Victorians”   

Africa Day has been celebrated in Melbourne since 2012. Each year Africa Day is celebrated in partnership between Africa Day Australia, numerous African Australian community organizations and other organisations representing the broader Australian community.

A central aim of the Africa Day organising committee is the fostering of cooperation and partnerships between diverse Australian African communities, NGOs, the broader Australian community and the international community. The networking focused on peace building, collaboration and development within the social, cultural and economic arena. An additional aim promotes fulfilment of the human potential by fostering individual empowerment, loving families and the public good.

The week long celebrations covered several activities that began with the Emerge Street Festival on the 18 May; in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria, showcasing local African performing arts talent.

Gala DINNER

250 were in attendance at the Gala Dinner including members of the diplomatic corps, government organizations, members of various political parties and numerous community organizations.

Africa’s Got Talent

Africa’s Got Talent (AGT) is the performing arts competition of Africa Day Australia celebrations. 300 were in attendance to witness this youth talent quest which every year unleashes African Australian creative talents. Below are the winners for 2016. $5000. In prize money was distributed to the winners. In 2016 Frazer Mutumwa the General Manager of AGT did an amazing job making this even the best ever.

Africa Day Sports Festival

Africa Day Sports Festival – “Living Healthy Active Lives”

We had more than 100 participants at this year Africa Day Sports Festival. The completion included Netball, basketball and Soccer.

Family and Youth Forum

The Family and Youth Forum focusses on collaboration and development within the social, cultural and economic arena. Additionally, the forum promotes human potential by fostering individual empowerment, loving families and the public good.

2016 Gala Dinner

250 were in attendance at the Gala Dinner including members of the diplomatic corps, government organizations, members of various political parties and numerous community organizations.

Stephen Sibanda, the past president of Africa Day Australia here with his wife Shillar Sibanda was presented an award by Robin Scott, Minister of Finance and Multicultural Affairs for his tremendous work to make Africa Day Australia such a successful organisation. On the right is John Bellavance, vice-president of UPF in Australia and Africa Day Australia and beside John is Cecilia Rabecca Mphande the committee chair for the Family and Youth Forum

VIPS that attended the Gala Dinner:

  • Dr Stephen Rametse, President, Africa Day Australia
  • Mr Stephen Sibanda , immediate past president, Africa Day Australia
  • Mr Robin Scott MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Ms Inga Peulich MP, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • The Hon Bruce Atkinson MP, President, Legislative Council
  • Ms Ellen Sandell MP, State Member for Melbourne
  • Ms Cindy McLeish MP, State Member for Eildon
  • Mr Adam Bandt MP, Federal Member for Melbourne
  • His Excellency Mr George Kanyamula Zulu, High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia
  • Mr Andrew Crisp, Deputy Police Commissioner, Victoria Police
  • Mr Peter van Vliet, Regional Director Victoria Tasmania, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Dr Teresa de Fazio, Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • Rev. Jong Yoo, Oceania Region Director, Universal Peace Federation.
  • City of Melbourne Councillors
  • Dr Sarah white, Quit Victoria.
  • Representatives of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria

2016 Africa’s Got Talent (AGT)

Africa’s Got Talent (AGT) is the performing arts competition of Africa Day Australia celebrations. 300 were in attendance to witness this youth talent quest which every year unleashes African Australian creative talents. Below are the winners for 2016. $5000. In prize money was distributed to the winners. In 2016 Frazer Mutumwa the General Manager of AGT did an amazing job making this even the best ever.

1st PLACE

Name: Darius McGill

Country: Liberia

Act :Singer/Dancer

2nd PLACE

Name: RKM Fashions

Country: Malawi

Act :Fashion show

3rd PLACE

Name: Priscilla Mphande

Country: Malawi

Act : Singer

3rd PLACE (again)

Name : Amadou Susa

Country: Gambia

Act: singer/instrumentalist

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Country: Mauritian and Seychelles Dance & African Drummers

Act :Singers/dancers/ African drummers