Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals (closing 30 June 2010)

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Multicultural aged care seminars (February-March 2010)

ACT Health invites you to a series of free seminars on issues affecting older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Seminars on different topics are held regularly and are in English. All interested members of the community are welcome to attend. The Community Partners Programs Officer can arrange for many topics to be presented to any CALD group with an appropriate interpreter if desired.

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National Multicultural Festival 2010 (5-7 February 2010)

The National Multicultural Festival 2010 opens on Friday, 5 February 2010 in Garema Place with a spectacular Global Concert staring Deni Hines, Melinda Schneider, Paulini and Emma Donovan. In an Australian debut they will present Mura Wakay — a celebration of Australia’s rich culture and song. All the festival favourites will be presented free in Civic — the Global Concert and Night Markets; the Fyshwick Freshfood Markets Food and Dance Spectacular; the Pacific Island Showcase; Carnival in the City; ActewAGL’s Contact Canberra; the Greek Glendi; ACTTAB Chinese New Year in the City; and India in the City. Get all the

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North Canberra Community Service – KickStart Family Program

More than 80 members of Canberra’s Indigenous community are enjoying a busy schedule of recreational activities during January as they take part in the KickStart Family Program. Northside Community Service (NCS) and ACT Policing have formed a partnership to develop and deliver the program which is aimed at strengthening families and communities, in addition to building rapport between local indigenous communities and police.

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ABC News: ACT carnival under threat

The ABC News Online is reporting that the office of newly appointed Multicultural Affairs Minister Joy Burch has dramatically slashed the funding for the “Carnival In The City” putting the continuation of the event (as part of the National Multicultural Festival) in jeopardy.

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ACT Multicultural Grants Program 2009-2010 (closing 10 July 2009)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2009-10 Multicultural Grants Program. The aim of the ACT Multicultural Grants Program is to enhance the ACT Community through the development of innovative projects that contribute to sustainable communities by highlighting and promoting cultural diversity and social harmony.

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New park in Acton – Latin American Plaza

The Chief Minister has proposed that a park opened on 25 May 2009 on Childers Street in Acton be known as the Latin American Plaza and dedicated to the celebration of multiculturalism. Heads of diplomatic missions for Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peruand Brazil joined the Chief Minister on site for the opening, which also coincided with Argentina’s national day, Revolución de Mayo. [youtube]qtTnVKKUNWs&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube]

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