Month: December 2009 (page 1 of 5)

Monthly Brunch: June @Republica

Today CaribVic held another monthly brunch, this time at the Republica Restaurant at St Kilda baths.

Monthly brunches take place at varying locations around central Melbourne on the last Sunday of every month.

It is estimated that 50 people joined us, as established members of the community welcomed new comers into the fold.

The idea of a CaribVic Xmas party, potentially on the 20th of December, was floated by members at the event, and this idea will be taken to the committee when it next resumes.

The next monthly brunch will be held on 26th July 09 at a location to be advised.

CaribVic would like to thank all those that participate in these monthly events, as it is your attendance that makes them successful.

Roger and Robyn’s 09 party

The community partied hard on Sunday 26.04.09 at Roger and Robyn’s 09 party

Many thanks to Roger and Robyn for hosting yet another spectacular party to which the Caribbean community were invited.

Roger’s parties have gained the reputation of introducing new or hidden West Indians to the general community, and this party was no exception.

Denis and Heather from ‘Wind on Steel’ provided the sounds that delighted the crowds as we sung and swayed our way through a very pleasant afternoon.

The food was delicious and in abundance, and the pepper sauce was so authentic, it even had the hardened chilli eaters, reaching for a handkerchief.

Added contributions by selected guests ensured that there was plenty for food to go around more than once, and deserts that would make Santa’s belly swell.

Some guests were honoured with the added treat, of receiving cricket memorabilia personally signed by Brian Lara.

Thank you Roger and Robyn, you are pillars of the community.

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What's Happening in CaribVic?

The Caribbean Association of Victoria – CaribVic is proud to present several activities scheduled over the next few months.

CaribVic is your ‘not for profit’ organisation run by the community for the community.

Please come along to support our events and meet other members of the association, here to serve you.

Monthly Brunches – Last Sunday every Month

This is an open invitation to all CaribVic members and members of the community to join us for the start of our monthly brunch.

It would provide us with the opportunity to meet up in an informal environment, and have a general chat.

It also will provide newer members to the Victorian community to meet people and make friends.

And the lunches are reasonably prices so as not to break the bank.

The lunches will be held on the last Sunday of every month at varying locations

Cultural Day  – 8th November 2009

FAMILY INVITATION….fun day in de park…Limin…fiesta…Karamu ….all day long!!!

WHEN…………Sunday. 8th November, 2009

TIME………… from 11.30am BYO Picnic lunch (bring a rug and/or chairs)

WHERE………Raise de roof @ de West field Shelter

Yarra Bend Park

Corner of Heidelberg Road and Yarra Bend Road,

Fairfield Victoria 3078

Melway 30 H12


GUYANESE cooking & tasting

  • Storytelling…
  • Music
  • Market Stall
  • Raffle
  • Games we used to play

COST……FREE!!! Fun in de park Till 6:00pm

RSVP – 1st November, 2009

text message 0415 076 833 or email

All donations to our Market Stall are welcomed…. Items such as, yummy home baked/cooked goodies e.g. sweet bread, fudge, sugar cake, tamarind balls, pepper sauce, guava jam, kitchen garden herbs, rice, kidney beans, lentils, black eyed peas, coconut, curry etc. would be greatly appreciated on the day.

Funds raised support our next function for the Caribbean Community.

Immigration museum 3rd December 2009 to February 2010

The Immigration Museum of Victoria in conjunction with the Caribbean Association of Victoria proudly presents ‘Caribbean Callaloo – Mixing it up in Victoria’

This exhibition will run for three months and details the migration of West Indians to Victoria over the years as well as our contributions to Victorian society.

The exhibition is a display of West Indian heritage in Victoria and will run from December 2009 to February 2010.

So come along and bring the family and explore our rich West Indian heritage in Victoria.

Festive Party 13th December 2009

It is here. Time to share the fun. Time to enjoy the laughter. Time for…

….The Official CaribVic Festive Party

Location: The Powerhouse Club, Lakeside Drive, Albert Park.

Date: Sunday 13th December 2009.

Time: 13.00hrs – 21.00hrs.

All food is included in your ticket price (Dinner and hot snacks).

Drinks at bar prices.

Tickets available for sales from all CaribVic committee members,

or contact us at to reserve your tickets.

Adults (14years +) = $25

Children (11-14) = $10

Families (2 Adults + 2 Children) = $60

Children are welcome as Santa is flying in from Antigua to deliver presents.

Come along, celebrate the festive season with us and support your community.

Immigration museum Cultural day 10th January 2010


The Immigration museum of Victoria is featuring the West Indian community in there annual cultural day.

The Caribbean Association of Victoria is happy to support in this event by participating in demonstrations of West Indian dance, music and culture.

The event will be held at the Immigration museum court yard from 10.00hrs t0 16.00hrs


MS Melbourne Summer Cycle Sunday 21nd February 2010

Come along and join the Calypso Kings CaribVic team on Sunday 21.02.10 as we ride 40k around Melbourne including exclusive access to ride over the WestGate bridge.

All money raised goes towards Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Either come down to cheer us on, or put on your cycling shorts, get on your bike and join us on this leisurely ride around central Melbourne.

To register and join out team go to: and let us ride together as a community.

Stay tuned for more events to come during the year.

CaribVic would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Without you, we could not be a community.

Monthly Brunch: July @ Docklands

The James Squire Brewhouse and Restaurant was the venue for the July CaribVic monthly brunch today.

The last minute publication of the address meant that the turn out was lower than usual, but none the less engaging.

People came from as far as Frankston to share in fun of the day, as both adults and children alike watched the beautiful boats moored in the quay from the warmth of the restaurant.

Conversation flowed and new comers to our community were welcomed into the fold.

These monthly brunches will be held in several locations around Melbourne and CaribVic is building a list of family friendly venues with indoor and outdoor facilities that we can cycle through during the year.

CaribVic would like to thank everyone for the support at these events.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send us an email on

We look forward to seeing you all at the next event which will be announced soon.

Monthy brunch October @ EQ

The EQ bar was the venue for the October CaribVic monthly brunch today.

The venue was a fantastic location for people watching in the city, and the sun came out to grace us with its presence.

At the last Monthly brunch Natalie Thomas-Chinnima shared her birthday celebration with us, bolstering our number to an all time high.

This month Mairead Doyle chose to share the location with us to celebrate her birthday, so we had some new faces interacting with us, all of whom bought tickets to the Festive party on 13.12.09.

There are only two more occasions to buy ticket to the festive party at public events:

Firstly at the Cultural day on 08.11.09

Finally at the final monthly brunch of the year on 29.11.09, venue to be announced later this week.

These monthly brunches will be held in several locations around Melbourne and CaribVic is building a list of family friendly venues with indoor and outdoor facilities that we can cycle through during the year.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send us an email on

We look forward to seeing you all at the next event which will be announced soon.

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