26 March 2010

Race Relations Unity Day with fund drive for Mayda Clarin's family



You are all invited to a day of celebration and cultural networking this coming Saturday, 27 March 2010 at the Johnsonville Community Hall.

Schedule of activities:

9:00 AM
Fair opens to public (Crafts/novelty/used and white elephant items on sale; variety of food choices on sale; face painting; henna tattoo;reflexology demo; rides and cotton candy booth, etc...)

9:15 AM
Yoga : Breathing Exercises

9:30 AM
Free Tai Chi class (please wear comfortable clothing)

10:30 AM
Ati-Atihan Tribal Dance, Youth Band

11:00 AM
Multicultural Show (Time slots subject to change)
Filipino Community Choir
Indonesian Dance - Welcome Dance
Tai Chi Exhibition
Opening Remarks: Ian McKinnon, Deputy Mayor
Filipino Community Choir
Bollywood Dance
Filipiniana Dance: Salakot
Muslim Dance
Himig Kawayan: Angklung
Pakistani Song
Bolivian Dance : Tinkus
Bollywood Song

INTERMISSION; Kasagip Trust for Mayda

Guest of Honor : Hon. Peter Dunne, MP
YOGA Demonstration
Ati-atihan Tribal Dance
Youth Band


1:30 PM
Cultural Parade (wearing National Costume)
Closing Remarks


A fund drive will also be done during this event to help out the beleaguered family of Mayda Clarin. Mayda was a nurse in the Philippines and worked here as a carer at Upper Hutt. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and was confined at the Wellington Hospital. She passed away about a week ago. With a visitor’s visa issued by the immigration, the grieving husband with the three small kids has no other means of livelihood. With our support in this distressing time, we know we can help him cope the very rough journey. I personally appeal to you all please give generously. Any form of help means so much for them.

There will be a box to be placed at the venue where you can drop any amount you can to help the family. You may also deposit your donation at:

Kasagip Charitable Trust
Kiwi Bank
38-9009-0649421- 03

Ref. Mayda

Or contact Allan Gierran at +6427-2062560
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