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FIJI DAY - MELBOURNE, OCTOBER 10, 2015

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2015 MELBOURNE FIJI DAY MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL

 

THEME - MULTI - CULTURAL FIJI

 

THANK YOU MESSAGE

The Fijian Community Association Victoria committee would like to thank everyone who attended our inaugural Fiji Day Multicultural Festival 2015-Melbourne. The theme “Multicultural Fiji” represented our Fijian culture, values and heritage as well as the cultural diversity we have in the Fijian community.

The line-up of entertainment was fantastic! It was an honor and privilege to have Cr. Martin Zakharov as our guest speaker. The amount of compliments, emails and FB messages from everyone has been overwhelming.

Special thanks to our Sponsors-The Victorian Multicultural Commission, Metro Trains, Covino Farms and Reading Cinemas. Thank you to the Footscray Community Arts Centre for the great venue and designers/artist Fashion Flaunt and Fonu and not forgetting Audrey Dropsy who donated consolation prizes.

Thank you to all our volunteers! The phenomenal success of yesterday’s event is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of your hard work.

Thank you to the SDA Melbourne Fijian Community “Health and Happiness” for the free health assessments, juicing demonstrations on healthy living and the free health dvds.

Thank you to our stall holders for the lovely food, contemporary arts & craft and an astonishing range of merchandise.

Lastly, thank you to all our incredible entertainers for such wonderful performances. To our kids models, Fashion Flaunt models, our talented “voice” singers, to all cultural dance groups and to the CMF Broadmeadows Youth-vinaka vakalevu for the wonderful entertainment.

A LITTLE TRIVIA THAT WE THOUGHT YOU MAY LIKE TO KNOW!

• Approximately more than 1,000 people attended Fiji Day multicultural festival 2015, Melbourne
• Fijians from all over Victoria were in attendance including those from Sale, Bairnsdale, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Cobram and the Metropolitan area.
• Our cultural dance groups included Nesian Pearls (Samoa), Nuholani (Polynesian dance group), Soul Sisters (Fijian/Rotuman dance group) and Fijian dance group from Sale. We were also supported by the CMF Youth Broadmeadows who performed a variety of items including action songs and beautiful singing.
•Our "mini voice" participants were our very own Fijian children with gifted talents
•Free cool stuff for the kids stall-Fairy floss, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, free sweets, colouring and games.
• We awarded gifts to all our kids and teens models, prize monies to 1st 2nd & 3rd Voice competition categories, consolation prizes and prize money for the best decorated stall.

We look forward to a bigger and better Fiji Day Multicultural Festival next year.

Once again, thank you and God bless!

 

Vonivate Tawase Driu

(President - Fijian Community Association Victoria)

 

Photo: 2015 Melbourne Fiji Day Multi-Cultural Festival

 

 

COMPLIMENTS FROM THOSE THAT ATTENDED THE 2015 MELBOURNE FIJI DAY MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL

 

Thank you to the Fijian Community Association Victoria Committee for giving my family and I the opportunity to participate in such a fantastic day yesterday in celebration of our multi cultural heritage!
I would especially like to thank you Katerina and Meme ☺ I hope we will get to meet up and know each other more. You were both so professional in your organization.
We enjoyed meeting up with family and friends, many whom we hadn't seen in a very long time and embraced the feel of the day while experiencing in the food and entertainment that was familiar to us!
Even my children were given the opportunity to participate in the various events you had organised. We were so grateful that you allowed our 10yr old daughter Jasmine to sing in your " mini the voice" competition (her first time in public in front of such a big crowd) and were so proud when she was placed 3rd! She even participated in the kids cultural modelling show!
For our first Fiji Day Festival in Melbourne we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are eagerly awaiting Fiji Day Festival 2016!
Congratulations on such a successful event and VINAKA VAKA LEVU! God bless you!

 

Kind regards,

Saadia Elder

 

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Melbourne Fiji Day - So humbled to see all the Pacific Islands unite together to celebrate MY COUNTRY FIJI. All Glory and honour to God.

 

Arieta T Damuni

 

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••• An Amazing MELB FIJI DAY!Well done to the FCAV Fijian Assoc Victoriafor an absolute family friendly event. My kids enjoyed themselves and I'm pretty sure all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves too as well as us adults! 

 

Wila Sautu Ligalevu

 

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Raica na kena yaga kei na kena matavinaka nira sa tiko vakalomavata na veiwekani..
Ni sa bula ka matavinaka mai. Taumada na noqu via vakavinavinakataka sara vakalevu na Kalou vinaka oqo ena vuku ni nona solia tu na draki totoka ena siga na kaviri kei na nona vakarautaka tu na yalo ni veiqaravi vei kemudou na Turaga Marama Cauravou kei na Goneyalewa kei na nomudou dui matavuvale na lewe ni Komiti ni Fijian Assoc Victoria ko e mai rawa kina vei keimami me keimami mai marautaka sara vakalevu na soqo totoka maucokona ka taletaki sara ena siga na kaviri. Keimami vakasinaiti ka keimami taleitaka vakalevu na nomudoui tuvatuva maqosa. Sa ka levu na vakavinavinaka vei kemudou vakayadudua sara. Ra marau nai solisoli ni rawa nira bau mai vakaitavi tale tuga ena dua na soqo vakaitamera vaqo. Kemami doka ka rokova na nomudou veiliutaki ka sa neimami qaqa ni masu nina sobu jiko na nona veivakalougatataki na tamada sa cecere sara kina nomudou bula kei na nomudou dui matavuvale. Totoka na sota vakaviwekani. Keimami sa vakanuinui tu nina dua tale na sota bula ka marautaki ena sota ni yabaki ka tu mai. Vinaka sara vakalevu vi kemudou na Turaga Peresitedi kei kemudou na Komiti.

 

Kini Salavuki

 

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Vinaka vakalevu Fijian Assoc Victoria, Bendigo is looking forward to next years celebrations. Once again thank you to one and ALL who made this event a tremendous success

 

Iliesa Sevudredre

 

 

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Many thanks Fijian Assoc Victoria & everyone who attended & supported the great event. We all enjoyed.

 

 

Mere Bolawaqatabu

 

 

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JUST WANT TO THANK YOU COMMITTEE FOR FIJI ASSOCIATION VICTORIA FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK THIS FIJI DAY CELEBRATION. IT HAS PAID OFF. LOOKING FORWARD TO FUTURE EVENTS. GB

 

Jowana Sautu

 

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Fijian Community Association Victoria - you did a great job today as your maiden FIJI DAY celebrations kicked off. Was truly a "FAMILY DAY". It was so nice to see so many Fijians from all different parts and various ethnic backgrounds come together today in unity.

My crew had a blast and we look forward to what the future holds for our Fijian Community as a whole.

 

Meri Beraki Bose

 

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Melbourne Fiji day at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. This day reminded me about why I'm so passionate about my culture & heritage as an Aussie Nadro Fijian! Vinaka. Vina du & Vina va'levu to those who made today a success!

 

Josaia Namoumou

 

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Big VINAKA VAKALEVU to the Fijian Association and the Committee. You guys are a blessing ad to Memz Yakopo, bless you my sister. All the team that worked so hard to put things together for the Fijian families living here celebrating our very OWN Fiji Day was JuSt a BLESSING AND AN AWESOME ONE. My family enjoyed every moment of it till the END. Looking forward to NEXT YEAR, certainly this scripture just fits well for me Psalms 133.1 "LOOK HOW PLEASANT IT IS WHEN BRETHREN DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY"

May God bless Fiji forever MoRe.

 

Peceli Ligalevu

 

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BULA VINAKA, would like to say on behalf of our Melbourne Fiji Families. That have adopted or are lucky like me to have a totoka child from Fiji. GREAT DAY. Well done Fijian Community Association Victoria. Great Day. God bless Australia ad God Bless Fiji.

 

Karen Hartwick

 

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Success ! success ! success ! What a beautiful sight to see all God creations come together with unity special and thank you to the Fijian Association and esp the committee for their great effort. Thank you once again. God bless.

 

Kesaia Vakaloloma

 

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Thank you for organizing such a wonderful family friendly Fijian celebration. Amalia loved meeting and performing with the kids. She was so proud of herself singing solo for the first time too. Thanks for giving her the opportunity. Although nervous, she was so proud of herself!!! Sorry we had to take off to a birthday we would have loved to stay. Look forward to the next event. I'd love to find out about kids cultural dance lessons too.

 

Vinaka - Kath and Amalia

 

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Thank you again Fiji Victoria Association Community for a wonderful job well done! .Congratulations for the great success and achievement!

 

 

Simi Kaitani

 

 

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On behalf of the CMF Broadmeadows Youth, I would like to thAnk the Fijian Assoc Victoria for the new movement of taking care of our today's generation... we are so privileged to b part of this move - well done FAV - we all enjoyed the family environment on that day - may God continue to lead and Direct you as u continue this journey.

 

Laisa Kaisila

 

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