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Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans & Mauritians in Victoria Inc.

C.H.A.R.M have many fun activities planned for the upcoming year, below are just a few.

Events & Activities Calendar

What have you got planned for Australia Day 2020?

Passport to Casey’s Cultural Heritage Showcase, provided by C.H.A.R.M and proudly supported by the City of Casey, will showcase the vibrant and multicultural City that Casey is with activities including painting, drawing, stage performances, an animal farm for the kids and a jumping castle.

What does Australia Day mean to you? Maybe it’s a day to relax with family and friends, a day to reflect on the unique culture of Australia or just a celebration of how lucky we are to live in such a great country? In 2020, the City of Casey will again support a range of free community-run events on Australia Day to help residents celebrate the day locally. Australia Day is indeed a time for communities across the nation to get together and celebrate what’s great about Australia.

C.H.A.R.M will host a FREE event to unite the community, and to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey. This inclusive community celebration will showcase our vibrant and multicultural City through:
* performances (songs & dances)
* activities including painting, drawing,
* a free BBQ Sausage

This event will not be a success without the community’s support and involvement. CHARM would like to extend a warm invitation to:

- those who can spare an hour or more of their time to assist as volunteers on the day
- those who may want to perform or be part of the program – limited spots available – first in best dressed
- local businesses and other community groups (including social and sporting clubs) to join them and provide their support to make this event one to remember – in kind and/or financial support welcome
- all community members to attend this event

We are currently seeking more volunteers and sponsors to help us make this event a success. We trust it is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on the community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey.

We would appreciate your help and support for this community project.

Date: 26 January 2020
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road
Cranbourne East

Time: 11am – 4pm

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Edwige on 0418 367 417

View the Council’s website at Australia Day Cranbourne or the Balla Balla Community Centre 

 

A Touch of Africa

CHARM Vic in collaboration with The Nigerian Society of Victoria will hold A Touch of Africa on Saturday 6 August 2016 at Endeavour Hills. It will be a community celebration showcasing cultural heritage with a floor show of traditional dances, music & sharing of traditional finger foods. Spice up your winter night and energise your senses, dance to the exotic and energising beats of music from Africa and the island of Mauritius.

Saturday 6 August - 6.30pm to 11.30pm

St. Paul Apostle Community Hall

9 William Hovell Drive Endeavour Hills

$30 per person (plus online booking fee/credit card fee and GST)

Join us for a taste of our rich and diverse cultural heritage and to strengthen our community links

Download copy of A Touch of Africa flier

For more information and booking details go to: http://tinyurl.com/gqahclt

A Touch of Africa

CHARM Vic in collaboration with The Nigerian Society of Victoria will hold A Touch of Africa on Saturday 6 August 2016 at Endeavour Hills. It will be a community celebration showcasing cultural heritage with a floor show of traditional dances, music & sharing of traditional finger foods. Spice up your winter night and energise your senses, dance to the exotic and energising beats of music from Africa and the island of Mauritius.

Saturday 6 August - 6.30pm to 11.30pm

St. Paul Apostle Community Hall

9 William Hovell Drive Endeavour Hills

$30 per person (plus online booking fee/credit card fee and GST)

Join us for a taste of our rich and diverse cultural heritage and to strengthen our community links

Download copy of A Touch of Africa flier

For more information and booking details go to: http://tinyurl.com/gqahclt

African Music and Cultural Festival 2015

Sat 12 December 2015 (11.00am - 9.00pm)
Fed Square, Melbourne

The African Music and Cultural Festival returns to Federation Square, Melbourne on Saturday 12 December 2015. It is a free event open to all Victorians and visitors to experience vibrant music, arts and cultural performances of African heritage to promote cross-cultural awareness as well foster intercultural relationships, community contributions, mutual respect, understanding and community unity in Victoria.

The objectives of the ACMF is to contribute to community cohesiveness and breakdown barriers to social and cultural understanding of the relatively new and emerging African Australian community by the wider Australian community, as well as to create opportunities for this emerging community to better connect and engage with each other and the wider community.

To find out more about AMCF, please visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMCFOZ or Website: African Music and Cultural Festival

Download copy of flier

 

Cranbourne Narre Relay for Life 2015

C.H.A.R.M Vic & the Francoise Babet Leukaemia Foundation Inc have joined forces to raise funds for The Cranbourne-Narre Relay for Life event

F.B.L.F/C.H.A.R.M Vic has been registered as a team to raise funds for Cranbourne-Narre Relay for Life in November 2015.

Cranbourne-Narre Relay For Life is happening at Casey Fields Athletics Track, 160 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, VIC 3977 from 3.45pm Saturday 7 - 12pm Sunday 8 November. Opening Ceremony/Survivors and Carers Walk: 3.45pm Saturday Candlelight Ceremony: 8.30pm Saturday Closing Ceremony: 12pm Sunday We are at 63% and still need your help to get to our goal of $5,000. New Relayers are still welcome and can register at the Relay. We look forward to seeing you at the Relay or receiving your generous donation!

Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10 or more keep a baton moving in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Relay For Life is an opportunity to get together with your community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer.

Every five minutes, another Australian is diagnosed with cancer. While survival rates are improving every day, cancer remains a leading cause of death. That’s why it’s so important that we raise funds to fight cancer.

To join F.B.L.F/C.H.A.R.M at Relay For Life 2015 and lend your support, please click on the link below to join the Team or support this worthwhile cause by donating to this team (a secure online donation).

For more information go to Cranbourne Narre Relay for Life 2015.

What have you got planned for Australia Day 2016?

Passport to Casey’s Cultural Heritage Showcase, provided by C.H.A.R.M and proudly supported by the City of Casey, will showcase the vibrant and multicultural City that Casey is with activities including painting, drawing, a mini exhibition, stage performances, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops.

What does Australia Day mean to you? Maybe it’s a day to relax with family and friends, a day to reflect on the unique culture of Australia or just a celebration of how lucky we are to live in such a great country? In 2016, the City of Casey will again support a range of free community-run events on Australia Day to help residents celebrate the day locally. Australia Day is indeed a time for communities across the nation to get together and celebrate what’s great about Australia.

C.H.A.R.M will host a FREE event to unite the community, and to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey. This inclusive community celebration will showcase our vibrant and multicultural City through:
* performances (songs & dances)
* activities including painting, drawing, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops
* a mini exhibition that will give a glimpse into the cultures in our multicultural municipality
* a free BBQ Sausage
This event will not be a success without the community’s support and involvement. CHARM would like to extend a warm invitation to:

- those who can spare an hour or more of their time to assist as volunteers on the day
- those who may want to perform or be part of the program – limited spots available – first in best dressed
- local businesses and other community groups (including social and sporting clubs) to join them and provide their support to make this event one to remember – in kind and/or financial support welcome
- all community members to attend this event

“It is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on our community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey”.

We are currently seeking more volunteers and sponsors to help us make this event a success. We trust it is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on the community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey.

We would appreciate your help and support for this community project.

Date: 26 January 2016
Venue: Balla Balla Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road
Cranbourne East

Time: 11am – 4pm

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Edwige on 0418 367 417

View the Council’s website at Australia Day Cranbourne.

 

Piers Festival 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) will present the Piers Festival 2015 on Sunday 25 January 2015 at the Port Melbourne piers precinct, the historical entry point for hundreds of thousands of migrants over the past century. The piers have played a pivotal role in Victoria’s growth and offered a gateway to the diversity of cultures that enrich our community. Held over the Australia Day weekend, the Piers Festival brings to life the piers precinct, featuring a spectacular display of music, dance, food, forums and historical exhibitions that celebrate and reflect on the collective migration stories at this significant entry point and Victoria’s rich cultural diversity.

The Landing is a space where a selection of community groups will represent themselves, their communities and culture in as diverse a way as possible.

CHARM will participate at the festival.

More information will be posted in the next few weeks.

What have you got planned for Australia Day 2015?

Passport to Casey’s Cultural Heritage Showcase, provided by C.H.A.R.M and proudly supported by the City of Casey, will showcase the vibrant and multicultural City that Casey is with activities including painting, drawing, a mini exhibition, stage performances, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops.

What does Australia Day mean to you? Maybe it’s a day to relax with family and friends, a day to reflect on the unique culture of Australia or just a celebration of how lucky we are to live in such a great country? In 2015, the City of Casey will again support a range of free community-run events on Australia Day to help residents celebrate the day locally. Australia Day is indeed a time for communities across the nation to get together and celebrate what’s great about Australia.

C.H.A.R.M will host a FREE event to unite the community, and to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey. This inclusive community celebration will showcase our vibrant and multicultural City through:
* performances (songs & dances)
* activities including painting, drawing, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops
* a mini exhibition that will give a glimpse into the cultures in our multicultural municipality
* a free BBQ Sausage
This event will not be a success without the community’s support and involvement. CHARM would like to extend a warm invitation to:

- those who can spare an hour or more of their time to assist as volunteers on the day
- those who may want to perform or be part of the program – limited spots available – first in best dressed
- local businesses and other community groups (including social and sporting clubs) to join them and provide their support to make this event one to remember – in kind and/or financial support welcome
- all community members to attend this event

“It is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on our community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey”.

We are currently seeking more volunteers and sponsors to help us make this event a success. We trust it is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on the community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey.

We would appreciate your help and support for this community project.

Date: 26 January 2015
Venue: Balla Balla Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road
Cranbourne East

Time: 11am – 4pm

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Patricia on 0403 206 735

View the Council’s website at Australia Day Cranbourne.

 

African Music and Cultural Festival 2014

Sat 20 December 2014 (12.00pm - 8.00pm)
Fed Square, Melbourne

The inaugural AMCF is a free event open to all Victorians and visitors to experience vibrant music, arts and cultural performances of African heritage to promote cross-cultural awareness as well foster intercultural relationships, community contributions, mutual respect, understanding and community unity in Victoria.

Expected attendance at the AMCF is 30,000 people, including representatives from the three tiers of government, non-governmental organisations and wider Australian community.

The objectives of the ACMF is to contribute to community cohesiveness and breakdown barriers to social and cultural understanding of the relatively new and emerging African Australian community by the wider Australian community, as well as to create opportunities for this emerging community to better connect and engage with each other and the wider community. The AMCF is presented by the African Australian Communities and Organisations in Victoria including: African Think Tank, Africa Day Australia, Africa’s Got Talent, Celebrate African Australians, Afro-Australian Student Organisation (AASO), Pan African Organisation, Australia Africa Business Council, Zambian, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Somali, Ghanaian, Liberian, Sierra Leonean, Eritrean, Libyan, Botswana, Gambia, Mauritian, Congolese, Nigerian and the Ethiopian communities - under the auspice of the Nigerian Society of Victoria Incorporated. AMCF recognises and thanks our major sponsors: the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), Victoria Police, Slater and Gordon Lawyers and the Nigerian Society of Victoria.

To find out more about AMCF, please visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMCFOZ or Website: www.amcf.org.au

Download copy of flier

Download copy of program

 

                                             

Experience Casey 2014

Experience Casey will showcase Casey’s culturally diverse community and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience a variety of cultures through displays, interactive workshops, performances and food tasting in a vibrant market place atmosphere.

Date: Saturday 30 August

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Venue: Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House
21A Bemersyde Drive, Berwick

For more information go to Experience Casey

 

 

Sega Showcase and Workshops

CHARM and Estelle Villalobos and Fiesta Kreol present Mauritian Séga Showcase & Workshops on Saturday 28 June 2014

at Hampton Park Shopping Centre & Endeavour Hills Shopping Centres.

Download copy of Sega Workshop flier

 

A Touch of Opera
Saturday 23 August 2014

CHARM Vic in collaboration with Patrick & Patricia Lim How will hold A Touch of Opera, a live performance by VERONIQUE ZUEL BUNGAROO (Soprano) and HOANG PHAM (Pianist) on Saturday 23 August 2014 at the Malvern Town Hall.
Tickets @ $45 per person
*Concession & Children under 15 @ $35 (proof needed)

*Concession tickets are available to anyone holding a valid Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, a Pensioner Concession Card (including people with disabilities), a State Seniors Card or a full time student card. A valid concession card or proof of eligibility must be sighted on booking/collection of tickets and may be required to be shown at point of entry on the night. Photocopies of concession cards with id can be used, provided the expiry date is clearly visible. When attending the event ensure you can present your card on request."

Download copy of A Touch of Opera flier

For more information about these artists go to:

https://tinyurl.com/m4r5ldw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiTnmRLCUdQ

https://tinyurl.com/kyuuzn2

https://tinyurl.com/k63sbuq

SWEET! Exhibition and Festival
March 2012

The Immigration Museum in Melbourne is working collaboratively with a number of Victorian communities to produce an exhibition and festival in March 2012 themed around sweets, highlighting shared cultural traditions, rituals and contemporary practices.

CHARM has been approached by the Immigration Museum to be on the organising committee to represent the Mauritian/Rodriguan community since we had worked with them before, there are 5 communities in total being represented.

- Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian/Rodriguan and Indian.

We have to attend a number of workshop nearly every week for the next 4 months, some of the workshops are compulsory as we need to work together to shape the exhibition themes. Our community is currently represented by Patricia Kimtia, Clency Lapierre, Danielle Laville and Stella Hennequin.

There will be opportunities for more people to be involved/engaged as the planning evolves and the exhibition takes shape and festival is organized.

The strongest themes that were brainstormed by all groups are:

Life Cycle Events (Love?) (births, birthdays, weddings, Christenings, name days, funerals)

Rituals (religious and spiritual sweet based rituals – Eid? Christmas? Ramadan? Easter? Shinto New Year rituals?)

Seasonal food and celebrations (food that is eaten at particular times of year, seasonal festivals)

Daily Life / Home Traditions (eating sweet foods as part of daily life, gift giving)

Here & There (looking at how sweet traditions have changed with migration – to suit Australian tastes, home based cooking to commercialized, health reasons, what foods are available seasonally)

If you have any questions/concerns contact us now.

CHARM is seeking your valuable input and would like you to be in touch to let us know the following by Tuesday 18 October or 31 October at the latest:

1)     Tell us about the traditional sweets you remember you cooked, ate etc. when In Mauritius
2)     Do you still eat/cook this today?
3)     What has changed? Do you stick with traditions? Why or why not? What has been adapted?
4)     When were the sweets made/shared/given to others? E.g. religious events, family celebrations such as birthdays, wedding etc.
5)     Which dominant culture/s would these sweets belong to/emerge from?
6)     Do you have any historical facts/books about Mauritian/Rodriguan sweets?
7)     Do you have any photographs of these sweets being shared/prepared, utensils used, especially ones that are very uncommon and traditional and were brought here to Australia?

Download copy of SWEET! flier

Download copy of project schedule and timeline

Call or email us for more information:

Patricia Kimtia: Mob. 0403 206 735 or Home (03) 9700 4102 (after 7.30 pm)
Email: president@charm.org.au

Clency Lapierre: Mob. 0418 381 943 or Home (03) 9700 1827
Email: clencyl@hotmail.com

 

 

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating
the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future

 Express your interest to join us for
CHARM’s inaugural
“Women in Leadership” Forum

Join us for afternoon tea when
unique, dynamic and inspiring women
will share their experiences, highlights, challenges and inspirations
as formal and informal leaders of yesterday, today & tomorrow

Be energized, inspired and motivated to achieve better outcomes for yourself,
to become more involved in your community and to make a difference.

Be energized and inspired by the event’s Patron & Guest speaker
Cr. Shar Balmes, Mayor of the City of Casey
plus other amazing women of all ages and from many cultures

 

Date: Sunday 27 March 2011
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Registration: 1.30pm
Location: City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Dve, Narre Warren
For more information & to express your interest
Call 0403 206 735 or email secretary@charm.org.au
before Monday 14 March 2011

 This event is proudly supported by

                                              
The City of Casey


“Where there is a will there is a way…

 

 

 

Australia Day 2011

Hello Community Friends and Leaders,

Thank You to those who responded last year and positively contributed to a fun and inclusive Australia Celebration in 2010.

If you could not join us then due to other commitments another opportunity is now knocking at your door

The Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans and Mauritians in Victoria, a Not for Profit community group based in the City of Casey submitted an Expression of Interest to the City of Casey to host the 2011 Australia Day event at Balla Balla Centre Cranbourne. We are delighted to announce that this submission was successful. The Australia Day event is proudly supported by the City of Casey and will be one of the five events in the municipality.

CHARM is now seeking expressions of interest for your involvement and participation in an inclusive celebration for Australia Day 2011.

We would like to give individuals, groups and businesses an opportunity to be involved in this inclusive Australia Day 2011 Celebration.
If you:

  • perform (sing, dance, play an instrument), paint, draw, showcase/prepare food, face paint, play family friendly games or have any other suggestions/offers

  • can donate door prizes, samples or support this event in any other way

  • can volunteer your time and talent

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU…

This initiative could be one of many that consolidates and strengthens the ties that link us together in our local community.
It is indeed a great opportunity for community members to work in collaboration to plan, organize and stage this inclusive community celebration.

The event will be a free event for the entire family and all members of the community.
Please help us:

  • showcase our community’s strengths in many areas including the arts and culture and more

  • share how we each contribute to multicultural Casey and celebrate together what is great about being Australian and/or living in Australia.

We look forward to your positive responses, please contact us by Monday 14 Dec 2010.

If you have any questions feel free to call or email us.

Take Care and Keep up the great work

Kind Regards,
Patricia Kimtia
President – CHARM Vic

0403 206 735

Community Get Together

Sunday 10 October 2010

The CHARM Committee cordially invites you, your family & friends to attend a community get together


Date: Sunday 10 October 2010
Time: 2.15pm
Location: The RSCV Clubhouse, 48 Garnsworthy Street, Springvale
(off Princes Hwy between Corrigan and Springvale Roads)

Refreshments and finger foods will be provided
RSVP by Sunday 3 Oct 2010
Email secretary@charm.org.au or call
Clency: 9700 1827 or  0418 381 943
Patricia: 0403 206 735

On the day, we will:
Ø     Seek your feedback about past events, activities and directions
Ø     Seek your suggestions and thoughts about:
o       future directions
o       activities and events you would like to assist us with planning and coordinating
Ø     discuss how Mauritians, Rodriguans, Seychellois and other community members could be more actively engaged in helping us:
o       continue promoting our rich cultural heritage
o       continue building and strengthening relationships within and beyond our community
o       continue enhancing our community’s interest and profile within our broader community

Put on your thinking caps!!!

Your attendance, positive contribution and involvement will help us continue to make a difference
We look forward to your responses and to catching up with all of you

The Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans & Mauritians in Victoria. Inc
ABN No 98 909 416 198
www.charm.org.au


“Together we can make a difference”

 

CHARM/RSCV Cabaret Lunch

To raise funds for La Faya 2010 and
the Rodriguan Social Club of Victoria (for their club house)

THE FRIENDLY GROUP Is organising a CABARET LUNCH
On Sunday 28 February 2010
At Menzies Hall
Menzies Avenue, Dandenong North
From 12.00pm

Highlight of the Afternoon will be:
Snacks will be served at 12.30pm and Lunch at 1.00pm sharp,
followed by a cabaret floorshow, Sing-along and dance.

(Doors will be closed from 1pm - 2pm for lunch)

Drinks will be on sale (Please do not bring any)
A variety of cakes (piaw, napolitaine, patate) and Alouda drink will be on sale.
Nice prizes from the raffle to be won.

Price for lunch/snacks: $15.00 per adult
Children 7-12yrs: $5.00
Under 7 yrs: No charge and No seat available

For tickets, please contact the following members of the Friendly Group:
Luc Limock on 0419 528 302, Annecy Hotunam on 9799 0172 or
Andre Jumeau on 9546 4728.
From CHARM, please contact Patricia Kimtia on 0403 206 735
or Clency Lapierre on 0418 381 943

Sausage Sizzle - Bunnings Dandenong

C.H.A.R.M will be holding a sausage sizzle on Sunday 24 January 2010 at Bunnings, Gladstone Road, Dandenong as part of its fundraising activity for La Faya Festival 2010, a festival that seeks to promote the rich, diverse and colourful culture of people from the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles to the broader community. Come and help us raise much needed funds for our community festival.

Call or email us:
Patricia Kimtia: Mob. 0403 206 735 or Home (03) 9700 4102
Email: president@charm.org.au

Clency Lapierre: Mob. 0418 381 943 or Home (03) 9700 1827
Email: clencyl@hotmail.com

What have you got planned for Australia Day 2010?

Passport to Casey’s Cultural Heritage Showcase, provided by C.H.A.R.M, will showcase the vibrant and multicultural City that Casey is with activities including painting, drawing, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops.

What does Australia Day mean to you? Maybe it’s a day to relax with family and friends, a day to reflect on the unique culture of Australia or just a celebration of how lucky we are to live in such a great country? In 2010, the City of Casey is supporting a range of free community-run events on Tuesday 26 January 2010 to help residents celebrate the day locally. Australia Day is indeed a time for communities across the nation to get together and celebrate what’s great about Australia. Some community groups who expressed interest to host various free community events have been supported by the City of Casey. They will organise a free fun-filled day out for the family.

C.H.A.R.M will host a FREE event to unite the community, and to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey. This inclusive community celebration will showcase our vibrant and multicultural City through:
* performances (songs & dances)
* activities including painting, drawing, traditional games, musical instrument workshops and dance workshops
* a mini exhibition that will give a glimpse into the cultures in our multicultural municipality
* traditional food – including Aussie fares! The first 100 visitors will receive a free BBQ Sausage or Vegie burger
This event will not be a success without the community’s support and involvement. CHARM would like to extend a warm invitation to:

- those who can spare an hour or more of their time to assist as volunteers on the day
- those who may want to perform or be part of the program – limited spots available – first in best dressed
- local businesses and other community groups (including social and sporting clubs) to join them and provide their support to make this event one to remember – in kind and/or financial support welcome
- all community members to attend this event

“It is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on our community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey”.

We are currently seeking more volunteers and sponsors to help us make this event a success. We trust it is indeed an exciting opportunity for all of us to work together to celebrate Australia Day, a significant day on the community’s calendar; a day when we can unite as a community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and what makes us proud to live in the City of Casey.

We would appreciate your help and support for this community project.

Date: 26 January 2010
Venue: Balla Balla Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road
Cranbourne East

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Patricia on 0403 206 735 by COB Thurs 21 January

View the Council’s website at http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/australiadayevents.

60’s, 70’s, 80’s Dance
Saturday 17 October 2009

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

The Mauritian Golden Age Club and CHARM request the pleasure of your company to celebrate Fathers’ Day at a dance

Venue: Menzies Hall

Menzies Avenue, Dandenong North

Date: Saturday 5 September 2009

Time 7.00pm to 12.30am

Donation

Adult: $12.00

Children (5 -10) $5.00

Under 5 - Free

BYO glasses and drinks

Snacks will be on sale

Dress Code: Semi Formal

Proceeds will be donated to CHARM for our community’s festival at Federation Square

La Faya 2010

For tickets call Patricia Kintia 0403 206 735 Clency Lapierre 9700 1827

Email: pakimtia@bigpond.net.au or secretary@charm.org.au

“Together we can make a difference”

Volunteers Meeting
1 p.m. Sunday 16 August 2009

La Faya 2010 will take place on 28 March 2010 @ Federation Square, Melbourne
La Faya, meaning to party is set to do just that!
This colourful & exotic community festival is a celebration of Cultural Diversity in harmony
Come and Celebrate with the people from Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Seychelles
We also have opportunities for you to be involved, meet others and have fun planning and staging this event
The planning process for our community’s festival has started
Your valuable input and help is needed to make this event truly inclusive and special.
We invite you, your members, families and friends to volunteer your time & talent to assist the small CHARM Committee so we can work together to make this event one to remember
We will be holding a meeting for those who would like to:
Volunteer and help with the organising of the event – we need your help now
Volunteer their time and talent as performers
Have displays and stalls at the festival
Share their ideas and put forward new and fresh ideas for our community’s festival
The meeting is on Sunday 16 August 2009 at Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, Buckley Street Noble Park
We will start at 1pm
Refreshments will be provided - Please RSVP for catering purposes
We look forward to hearing from you by Monday 10 August

Please attend to make a valuable contribution to one of the many important community projects initiated within our community. We cannot achieve positive outcomes without you…
“Together we can continue to make a difference”
Call or email us
Patricia Kimtia
Tel 0403 206 735
Home: After 7.30pm – 9700 4102
Email: president@charm.org.au
Clency Lapierre
9700 1827
Edwige Bignoux
secretary@charm.org.au

Cultural Awareness Workshop
Sunday 16 August 2009

This Cultural Awareness Workshop is a learning opportunity for volunteers, International and local students, all those interested to promote understanding, tolerance and respect through appropriate behaviours and communication across cultures. This workshop can be built upon to allow for a greater depth of understanding and competence in all your interactions and dealings.
“Culture is about human expression. It involves the behaviour, beliefs and practices of individuals and their communities. Art, music, sport, entertainment and religion are just some of culture’s many forms.” Source: http://www.actnow.com.au/Themes/Culture.aspx
The growing number of students, migrants from international and non-English speaking backgrounds means an increased need for awareness of cultural differences in the values and behaviour of the population…
“What can you do to make a difference?”
Join us to explore this fascinating and interesting topic
Date: Sunday 16 August 2009
Time: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Venue: Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, Buckley Street Noble Park
(short walk from the train station)
Bring a plate of traditional sweets to share
Free Tea & Coffee will be provided
A gold coin donation appreciated…
Proudly supported by
Cultural Awareness Workshop Series – places are limited - RSVP today
Its overall objectives are to:
• raise awareness of cultural patterns of ourselves and others
• assist all in their interactions within our vibrant and diverse communities
• promote participation in our communities in a culturally safe and appropriate manner.
As you progress through this workshop, you will:
• explore your own thoughts
• look at the importance of lifestyle and cultural practices
• challenge the myths that (and still do to this day) negatively “label” some members of our communities
• examine your current practices and interactions with individuals and communities
• reflect on how you can positively contribute to improve cross cultural communication, interaction, well-being and cohesion
The knowledge and awareness gained can be built upon to help you with strategies to successfully build stronger intercultural relationships and make a difference in our community…
The workshop will be facilitated by Ramona Baumgartner and co-facilitated by Patricia Kimtia. Guest Speakers will also share their personal experiences and answer your questions.

To confirm your attendance & for further information please contact:
Patricia Kimtia
BH 0403 206 735, after 7pm 9700 4102 Email: pakimtia@bigpond.net.au

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings
12 July 2009
(Fundraising for La Faya Festival 2010)

C.H.A.R.M will be holding a sausage sizzle at Bunnings, Dandenong on Sunday 12 July 2009 as part of its fundraising activities for La Faya Festival 2010. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer your services on the day or if you wish to make a donation to help us cover our expenses.

African Night 2009
(Fundraising for La Faya Festival 2010)

When: Saturday 18 April 2009
Where: Gaelic Park, Perry Road, Keysborough
Time : 7.00 pm till late

Entertainment:
King Marong, Lamine Sonko
Kreole Illusions, Dance Project, Arc-En-Ciel and others

Vibrant beat all night

Exotic food will be on sale
BYO Drinks and Glasses
Dress : African theme (optional)
Tickets: Adults $15.00 Children 8 - 15yrs old $10.00 Free for under 8

For more information or to book tickets contact

Clency Lapierre: 0418381943; Patricia Kimtia: 0403206735
Priscilla Leveque: 0401064905; Arnaud Ramdoo: 0448917550
Edwige Bignoux: 0418367417
TOGETHER WE CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Download copy of African Night flyer

La Faya Festival 2010 Raffle

To our generous, supportive members of the community: individuals, clubs, groups, associations

By now most of you would have heard about or attended the Mauritian & Rodriguan multicultural La Faya Festivals held at Federation Square, Melbourne. The festivals have always been successful due to the community’s overwhelming support and involvement.

We are now planning for La Faya 2010 to be held at the same venue in March or April of that year. We will again celebrate and promote our rich and diverse cultural heritage, and showcase this to the broader community. Once again we will also seek the participation of other communities to ensure the program is more diverse and celebrates unity in harmony. We want to encourage as many Mauritians, Rodriguans and Seychellois to be part of this exciting event so we can work together and continue to build and strengthen our community links.

As you can all appreciate the costs involved in bringing this event to you keeps growing each year. The festival budget is around $30000 that is if we wish to ensure we have the right equipment, staff, cleaning, Public Liability Insurance, publicity & marketing and other related costs. To finance this event we need to raise the additional funds required with our raffle. We know you all have your own worthwhile causes and important projects to look after; we support and encourage this. However, we make a special appeal to everyone to support our main fundraiser, the Festival Raffle.

Please assist us by selling a few raffle books so you can positively contribute to bring together our communities.

The Committee urges the presidents and organisers of all the Mauritian/Rodriguan/Seychellois organisations and clubs to make a special appeal to their members and friends to promote this raffle at all upcoming gatherings.

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support, involvement and generosity.

“Together we can continue to make a difference”

For more information feel free to contact me on 97001827 or 0418381943

The draw will be held on 18 April 2009 during African Night 2009.

Keep up the great work.

Clency Lapierre

D O R O O S

Download copy of DOROOS flyer

A special children’s not to be missed:

Sunday 14 December 2008
12 noon – 5pm
Menzies Hall,
Menzies Avenue
North Dandenong

If you are between 3 and 12 years of age and you would like to sing in English, French or Creole and/or you want to dance, we would be delighted to hear from you so that you can showcase your special talent.

For further information please contact the following persons:

Danielle Laville 0434 141 227 - daniellelaville2004@yahoo.com.au
Arnaud Ramdoo 0448 917 550 - aramdoo@net2000.com.au
Sabrina Lapierre 0402 523 752 - sablap@tpg.com.au

A special fundraiser to set up the Mauritian Students’ Support Group (MSSG)

Special menu catered by the hospitality students, please come along in great numbers with your families & friends get into the spirit of Christmas by supporting this worthy cause.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated

This event is brought to you by the Mauritian Students Support Group and proudly supported by CHARM

“Together we can make a difference”

Attention to all International Mauritian Students


You are cordially invited to attend an information session gathering on Sunday 31 August, 2008 between 1 and 3pm at the Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, 18-34 Buckley Street, Noble Park (walking distance from Noble Park Train Station), Melway Ref. Map 89 E2.
The aim of this mini forum is to hear first hand of your success stories and limitations in regards to your experiences as overseas students. This get together will also provide you with the opportunity to meet one another and create a supportive network.

I would appreciate if you could please forward this invitation on to all your networks so that it reaches out to as many International Mauritian students studying at various tertiary institutions across Victoria.

Light refreshments will be provided. Your presence and participation on that day is vital and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

You can contact by email any of the following persons for further queries:

Danielle Laville – daniellelaville2004@yahoo.com.au
Arnaud Ramdoo – aramdoo@net2000.com.au
Patricia Kimtia – pakimtia@bigpond.net.au
Sabrina Lapierre – sablap@tpg.com.au
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CHARM/RSCV AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Sunday 18 May 2008

To raise much needed funds for their clubhouse project, the Rodriguan Social Club of Victoria in conjunction with CHARM invite you to their Autumn Festival on Sunday 18 May 2008 at St Anthony’s Hall, Buckley Road, Noble Park.

Download copy of festival flier

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER MAURITIAN STYLE

Saturday 23 February 2008

Dance all night to a great mix of music,
Enjoy a Sega floorshow & Entertainment
from 7.30pm - Midnight

Venue: Epping Community Activity Centre
378 Findon Road , Epping
Melway Ref 182 G8

All this for a donation of
$15 per person
Pensioners: $10
Children 6 to 14: $8

Under 6 Free (no seats allocated) .

CHARM/RSCV Dance 19 January 2008

On Saturday 19 January 2008 the Rodriguan Social Club of Victoria (RSCV) in collaboration with The Cultural Historical Association of Rodriguans & Mauritians in Victoria (CHARM Vic) will host a Tropical Dance fundraising event at the Southern Community Centre, Rupert Drive Mulgrave.

Entertainment: DJ Stefan Nunkoo

Entry: Adults $10, Children 8 -12 $5.00, Under 8 FOC.

Prizes available for Best Dressed join us for lots of fun Mauritian and Rodriguan style.

Traditional sega dance floor show and more.

Traditional Mauritian delicacies will be on sale

All proceeds will go towards La Faya 2008

To book your tickets, please contact the following:

Patricia Kimtia: 0403 206 735
Fidou Templin: 95127342
Dola Waterstone: 95467913
Clency Lapierre: 9700 1827 or 0418 381 943
Michael Plaiche: on 0401 251 582

“Together We Create A Better Family”

CHARM/Mauritian Golden Age Club
8 December 2007

The Mauritian Golden Age Club & CHARM request the pleasure of your company at a family and Christmas Day Dance on Saturday 8 Dec 2007

From 7pm to 12.30

Venue: Menzies Hall, Menzies Ave, Dandenong North

Entertainment by Perfection Disco

Dress: Semi Formal

BYO & Glasses

Donation Adults: $10.00

Children aged 5 to 10: $5.00

Food will be on sale

Funds raised will fund La Faya Festival 2008

Please join us and support your community’s event…

For tickets call

Patricia on 0403 206 735; Clency on 9700 1827

 

CHARM/Mauritian Golden Age CLub Fathers Day Dance
1 September 2007

The Mauritian Golden Age Club &CHARM invite you to celebrate Father’s Day

On Saturday 1 September2007 @ Menzies Hall, Menzies Avenue, Dandenong

From 7pm – 12.30 am

Entertainment: Perfection Disco

Dress Code: Semi Formal

Price: $10 per adult, Children 5 - 10:$5

Children under 5 Free of charge

Briani will be on sale

BYO drinks & glasses

For tickets call:

Clency:9700 1827,Patricia: 0403 206735

Florence : 9791 6792, Elda: 9705 8275

Join us for a fun family night, lots of door prizes

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members,

The President and members of the committee of C.H.A.R.M. Vic have the pleasure of inviting you to the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

Date: Friday 13 October 2006

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Place: Menzies Hall, Menzies Avenue, Dandenong .

AGENDA:

1. Meeting opening

2. Apologies

3. Confirmation of minutes of 2005 Annual General Meeting

4. President’s report

5. Treasurer’s report

6. Election of Committee

9. General business

Refreshments will be provided after the meeting.

A nomination for election as an officer or member of the committee must be made in accordance with the nomination form. The completed form must be forwarded to the Secretary, C.H.A.R.M. Vic, 7 Drury Court, Noble Park Vic 3174 before 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 5 October 2006.

Edwige Bignoux

Secretary

 


Past Events...


December 2005

Friday 9 December 2005 – Christmas Dinner

The C.H.A.R.M Committee invites you to celebrate Christmas 

Venue : St Georges Restaurant
NMIT Campus
77 - 91 St Georges Rd,
Preston
Melway ref: 18 E12

Time:   7pm to 10pm

The dinner package will include a choice of:

Entree
Main Course
Dessert

Drinks are not included and it is fully licensed,

Drinks can be purchased at a reasonable price!

All this for $30 per person!

Seats are strictly limited

This is a mini fundraiser for CHARM Vic

 Your generous support and contribution will assist us with the upcoming Immigration Museum Exhibition and other upcoming community projects

Contact us by 30 Nov 2005 for bookings

Liseby & Clency: 9700 1827
Patricia: 9700 4102 or 0403 206 735


  November 2005

The Immigration Museum Project 2005/06 - "Beyond the postcard image..."
Community Consultation Meeting

Sunday 27 November 2005

Venue : Menzies Hall
Menzies Avenue
Dandenong

Time:   1.00 pm

As announced at La Faya 2005, CHARM's application to hold an exhibition at the Immigration Museum in 2006 was successful, our community has been invited to host this from the 1 Nov 2006 to Feb 2007.

We have met with the Immigration Museum and the exhibition themes put forward in our appli cation have undergone some changes to meet their requirements

  Please join us for an update so you are kept informed. It is your last opportunity to have your say and see how you can still contribute.

You are cordially invited to attend a community consultation session on Sunday 27 Nov 2005 @ 1 pm Mauritian Golden Age Club (Menzies Hall) Menzies Avenue, Dandenong
  Continue to make a difference... Be a part of History, support your community project!

Free Tea, Coffee and Biscuits provided

  Briani will be on sale after the meeting

For more Information
PLEASE CONTACT LISEBY & CLENCY: 9700 1827 PATRICIA : 9700 4102

Email: secretary@charm.org.au


July 2005

Wed 14th: Bastille Day Celebration Dinner

Let’s Celebrate our French heritage with French influenced cuisine, drinks and music!

Venue: Graduates’ Restaurant,
St. John’s Regional College,
5 – 11 Caroline Street, Dandenong
Melways Ref: 90 G8

Time: 7pm - 10pm

The dinner package will include:
Soup
Main Course
Dessert
Drinks: Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks

All this for $35 per person!
Tickets are strictly limited

Your generous support and contribution will assist us with the upcoming Immigration Museum Exhibition and other upcoming community events

Contact us by 30 June 2005 for bookings
Liseby & Clency: 9700 1827
Patricia: 9700 4102 or 0403 206 735
Sabrina: 9841 6826


April 2005

La Faya 2005 Festival Weekend

Sun 17th April 2005

Patricia: 9700 4102 president@charm.org.au
Sabrina: 9841 6826 sabi@dodo.com.au

Don't forget to visit the main La Faya page...

La Faya Idol Final!!!!!

Venue: BMW Edge Room, Federation Square, Melbourne

Time: 10am - 6pm


La Faya Idol !!!!

Last Audition Date: Sun 13 February 2005

Heat 1: Sun 27 Feb 2005 - Click Here for Results!!!

Heats 2 & 3: 13 March 2005
(National Day Celebration-Special Guest Appearance)

Bring your family & friends to cheer you on! A gold coin donation @ the door will be collected to raise funds for the competition Mauritian Snack Food will be on sale during Heats only

Venue: Menzies Hall, Menzies Ave, Dandenong

Patricia: 9700 4102 president@charm.org.au
Sabrina: 9841 6826 sabi@dodo.com.au

Click here to find more : La Faya Idol 2005 !!!

Note: terms and conditions apply. see attached document


February/March 2005

Sun 20th Feb 2005

Community Information/Consultation Session-Immigration Museum project .

Invitation to join and register for Interview about Migration and Settlement experience.

Register your interest now, call us


August 2004

Thursday 19th : Annual General Meeting

CHARM's very 1st Annual General Meeting was a successful one. We regretfully bid good wishes to our departing committee members and welcomed the newly elected secretary, vice-chairperson & ordinary members. Please have a read of the ChairPerson's report!!!

Chairperson's reportChairperson's report


July 2004

Wed 14th: Bastille Day Celebration Dinner

Vive La France! What a great turnout it was for the Bastille's day dinner held at St John's college. We dined on an absolutely exquisite 3 course dinner. We will be organising another event similar to this shortly... Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 



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