29 years
of
Community Service
MUNTING NAYON
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
Pinoy community leaders attend Tamil Sydney Chitirai Festival



By Richard J. Ford – PRO-APCO inc
Sydney-Australia
May 15, 2017

 
 


Rosehill Racecourse in Parramatta was transformed into a very colourful and vibrant place for the annual celebration of Sydney Chitirai Festival on the 7th of May 2017.

A unique festival loved by the Sydney Tamil community for its folk flavour and brings memories back home, this year’s festival was again organised by the Tamil Arts and Culture Association Inc. (TACA).  This very festive event is a good platform for bringing together Tamilians traversing geographical boundaries including India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Mauritius and other parts of the world. Spectacular entertainment by very talented Tamil artists showcased their traditional dances and songs, to the delight to the guests.

Among the special guest speakers were the Hon Ray Williams MP, State Minister for Multiculturalism and the Hon Geoff Lee MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism. Other state MPs and local government officials representing the major political parties and local including business and community leaders were in attendance.

Deputy Chair Jack Passaris and Board members Dr Cen Amores and Fiona Passaris represented the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW. Meanwhile, Ruben Amores, Immediate Past President of the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc (APCO), Founding Chair of the Auburn Small Community Organisation Network Inc ( ASCON) and Kapit-bahayan Cooperative Ltd (KCL), respectively also attended the event.


    MoreELIZABETH MARIE MABB Wins Miss Philippines PIDC Title at the PIDC 2017 BEAUTY PAGEANT
    Tony A. San Juan

    Toronto-June 3, 2017: True to its long held tradition and purposeful practice, the quintessential Philippine Independence Day Council - PIDC, proudly and remarkably conducted its 17th annual beauty pageant . The selection and coronation of the "2017 Miss Philippines PIDC" and "Little Miss Philippines PIDC" winners was held on June 3, 2017 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto-Victoria College, Toronto with over 300 people in...
     
    MoreRafanans Crowned as MME King and Queen of Hearts
    Fe Paca Taduran

    Phillip and Gloria Rafanan were recently crowned as the Movement for Marriage Enrichment  (MME) King and Queen of...
    MoreFILIPINO COMMUNITY IN GHENT -  BELGIUM CELEBRATES 119TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY (ARAW NG KALAYAAN)
    Herminia Cruz Reyes

     
    Ghent-Belgium June 3, 2017: The program of the day was focused on TAHANAN: Family, Solidarity, Liberty,...
    MoreAPCO’s Freedom Charity Ball 2017 a voice for Harmony and Respect
    Richard J. Ford

    Sydney-June 10, 2017The Freedom Charity Ball 2017 was celebrated at the Club Marconi, Bossley Park on 10th...
     
    More`CON AMOR’ FOUNDATION B0ARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
    MoreTHE CHILDREN IN DON MANUEL GK VILLAGE
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
     
    Disclaimer

    Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.