Congolese Independence Day Celebration



The Goulburn Valley Congolese Association, with the support of Ethnic Council of Shepparton, the Voice for Silent People and African House, will present their Congolese Independence Day Celebration at St Paul’s African House, Shepparton, on Saturday 3th July 2021 from 5.00 to 8.00pm.

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Under the Trees Pasifika Theatre Project starts in Shepparton

Under the Trees Pasifika Theatre Project

“Never pick wet apples! They’ll rot faster!” Nothing could speak better to the journey that lies ahead with Under the Trees, a compelling new multimedia theatre work being developed in Shepparton by local Pasifika arts collective Know Your Roots Inc and Melbourne-based Pasifika creatives from Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia.

Set in present-day Shepparton, this seminal new work will delve deeply into the history of migrant Pasifika farm workers and will bring to life their stories along with those of their children who have grown up far from their Island homelands.

“With its rich history and vibrant dwellers, we can’t wait to see what will unfold from the Shepparton stories once they’re ready for picking. I can’t wait for the next stage of this project” says Asalemo Tofete who recently spent the weekend in Shepparton along with his colleagues from Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia meeting and hearing from local community.

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GV Pakistani Association celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

GV Pakistani Association celebrates Eid-al-FitrCelebration was in the air as the Goulburn Valley Pakistani Association celebrated Eid Al-Fitr at the Shepparton East Bowls Club. The end of Ramadan came with traditional dress, music, food and giving. Children enjoyed dressing up in bright colours, with craft activities available to decorate masks with jewels.

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Celebrating Vesak in 2021 – Shepparton

BuddhaVesak is when Buddhists in Shepparton and across Australia come together and recollect the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Vesak is an international celebration and listed among UN Observances. Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest philosophies of non-violence and has practiced peaceful relations for over 2600 years. In this day and age, Buddhism continues fostering of world peace. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Saturday, 29 May 2021.

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Melbourne City FC backs Shepparton multicultural soccer group

Soccer

When Mezhgan Alizadah and her friends began organising casual games of soccer at Shepparton’s Ducat Reserve last November, they had to use makeshift goals from plastic water bottles.

Four months later, the now 30 person-strong group of multicultural youth and newly arrived refugees have been gifted not one soccer goal, but two, and a range of merchandise from Melbourne City Football Club.

Ethnic Council of Shepparton strategic engagement coordinator Sam Atukorala organised the sponsorship when he saw an article in the Shepparton News, calling for help to secure goals.

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Friendship Cafe – Coronavirus Vaccine and Masks

Vaccine LogoThe Coronavirus Vaccine will be given out in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley very soon. A Friendship Cafe (Q and A session) will be held at Lutfiye’s Cafe, Shepparton, on monring of 10 March at 11AM. The Cafe will be led by Susan Johnson, the Covid Consortium coordinator for the Goulburn Valley Hub.

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