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Job Opening at Council on the Ageing NSW

COTA NSW is developing an advocacy program that engages older Australians to advocate on issues that affect older people. We need someone with experience in volunteer management, with an understanding of policy and advocacy, and a passion for social justice to join our team and help expand our organising program.

Cultural Perspectives Group Wishes You a Happy Lunar New Year!

Cultural Perspectives Group today dressed up in red to celebrate the lunar new year. Falling on the 16th February, it is the first day of the Chinese lunar new year, marking a beginning of the year of dog. We all indulged in a variety of dumplings together with a number of signature Chinese dishes such as Kongpo Chicken and Sichuan Style Tofu.

Sydney Swans Continues to Engage the Chinese Community

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Cultural Perspectives proudly continues to support Sydney Swans in its Chinese engagement strategy. In alignment with the strategy, Sydney Swans celebrated Chinese New Year at the Lunar New Year Festival in Hurstville last weekend, where almost 50% of the community are from a Chinese background. There were approximately 150,000 visitors in attendance throughout the day.

The Sydney Swans stall attracted and entertained a large crowd with a specially designed spin wheel in Chinese, children’s activities, giveaways and games tickets. The popularity of the Citi Spin 2 Win prize wheel was evident with people queuing for up to an hour before the start of the event to have a spin!

Many curious visitors got a chance to learn more about the game of AFL and the Sydney Swans with the Sydney Swans being joined by Hao Huangyu, an international student from China, who helped the team communicate with the local community and teach them more about the game of AFL.

In its 15th year, the Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival is considered the largest Chinese celebration outside the Sydney CBD. Lunar New Year is the most prominent celebration in the Chinese culture as well as many other communities including in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. We are proud to be part of the many valuable cultural opportunities the Sydney Swans create to connect with the Chinese community in Sydney. To learn about our work for Sydney Swans, please go to http://www.culper.com.au/cp005-sydney-swans