APCO-led ASCON hosts multicultural seniors Grow Young festival
By Richard J. Ford (PRO-APCO Inc)
March 24, 2017
The Auburn Small Community Organisation Network Inc (ASCON) that is currently led by APCO Founding President, Dr Cen Amores, organised a Dooleys’ Clubgrant-funded festival for seniors at Berala Community Centre on 4 March 2017. DOOLEYS also provided free buses from Auburn and Lidcombe train stations to Berala and back.
Some 300 seniors from various communities in the Cumberland LGA enjoyed the free multicultural presentations and lunch.
Mr Viv May, Cumberland Council Administrator was the special guest speaker hosted by Dr Cen Amores, ASCON Chairperson who welcomed and thanked the guests.
APCO participation includes:
1. Dance performance by Filipinas Dance Group composed of Emma Braceros, Dian Ford, Aresna Frost and Juliet Vella
2. Violy Escultura served as a co-emcee to Mehdi Hamidpour from the Indian community (Sri Om Foundation)
3. Barnard Galang Luz, community volunteer first aider also assisted Ruben in the display of Phil cultural icons
4. APCO Senior Vice President, Larry Perez and his wife, Cora together with Linda Price, Zeny Piosik and Juliet Byrne were involved in the various working committees.
5. Carmen Fraser, APCO secretary represented Fil-Aust participation in the Organising Committee that included: APCO INC, NSW Multicultural Seniors Association, Bosnian Senior and Disability Association, Sri Om Foundation and Auburn Tamil Society Inc; together with Cen and Ruben Amores who represented Kapitbahayan Coop.
Performers included Chinese Waist Drumming Team, Kartinga Kaneshar Group, Bosnian Senior & Disability Association’s Choir, Filipinas Dance Group of APCO Inc., the Social Dance by NSW Multicultural Seniors Association, The Global Gypsie Dance Company and Sri Om Performance Group.
APCO and ASCON attend Seniors Concert
To celebrate Seniors’ Week 2017, Cumberland Council hosted a free Seniors Concert held at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club on 8 March 2017. Among the communities and organisations invited were the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc. (APCO) and Auburn Small Community Organisation Network Inc.(ASCON).
In his welcome speech, Cumberland Council Administrator, Viv May paid tribute to the tremendous contributions made by Seniors through their generous volunteering efforts. Upon the invitation of Tess Palmer of Cumberland Council, ASCON Chair and Founding President of APCO, Dr Cen Amores extended the invitation to ASCON and APCO members who occupied 2 tables. Guests enjoyed a variety of food treats and multicultural performances including audience participation in Zumba and dancing.
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