Celebrate Diversity a Great Community Event
Sunday November 22 saw the running of the second “Celebrate Diversity” event, co-hosted with United in Diversity.
While numbers were down on last year’s inaugural event, it was still a success.
The day began with the rousing drumming from the Japanese Taiko On. Their performance between A & B green sent the message out that something special was happening at the Club!
Performances then moved inside where the Burundi Peace Choir were joined by Male Voice Choir on the stage.
The Burundi Choir are a Perth-based gospel group that was formed in a refugee camp in Tanzania, while Perth Male Voice Choir (PMVC) is a community and performance choir singing in four-part harmony.
It was an uplifting performance with an extraordinary blending of differing singing styles.
It was an exciting event for the Club as a large group of members took to B green to perform a selection of exercises followed by Ba Duan Jin – an indoor exercise or form of qigong for health cherished by the ancient Chinese.
This followed last year’s performance by Michael Ho of Forever Fitness who now runs classes twice weekly at the Club for over 40 members.
All performances, except for the members’ group, were repeated in the afternoon. Michael Ho and his troupe performed a new qigong routine on the stage and was then followed by Taiko On who took over the dance floor and stage!
Throughout the day there was face painting, henna painting, a selection of international cuisine and a host of free give aways.
Club Patron Chris Tallentire joined everyone in the afternoon and congratulated the Club and United in Diversity on the event.
A huge thank you to everyone involved on the day, in particular Mamta Kochhar, Vice President of United in Diversity, Gerry Chapman, the performers and members of United in Diversity and Club members who helped.
A great community event!