Month: September 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Spring Dance and 2017 Moomba Costume Launch!


Invitation: A Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda

As CaribVic is a member of Multicultural Arts Victoria, we are pleased to pass on the invitation. Hope to see you there!

Dear MAV members,

We would like to invite you (and a guest) to a special one night concert “Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda” performed by International artists from Chile – Luis Saglie (composer/pianist) and Jose Luis Urquieta (oboe) on Thursday 29 September at 8pmat the South Melbourne Town Hall Auditorium.

If you would like to invite friends, a group ticket discount is being exclusively offered to MAV members. Call:  9188 3681 or  email: to make a purchase.

Individual tickets: $20/pp

Group of 2: $35 (save $5)

Group of 3: $50 (save $10)

Group of 4: $60 (save $20)

RSVP essential by Mon 26 September, for further enquiries

please call 9188 3681

Special Invitation: Information Session on Technology

Sunday 18th September 2016

CaribVic together with

The Box Hill Community Arts Centre Presents


Robert Wickham

Regional Vice President,

Innovation & Digital Transformation

Salesforce Australia & New Zealand

From 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Corner 470 Station & Combarton Streets

Box Hill Vic 3128

$10.00 pp Includes Afternoon Tea

RSVP Friday 16/09/2016


Dear Friends and Family of CaribVic,

This is your Special Invitation to come along to our information session on Technology.

On Sunday 18th September we will  proudly introduce to you a member of the CaribVic family who is presently in demand on the international professional speakers circuit.

Robert Wickham leads Salesforce’s efforts to help companies experiment and validate new business ideas in partnership with some of the local incubators Robert previously ran Salesforce’s specialized sales team across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Robert led the Engineered Systems business at Oracle across Australia & New Zealand. He joined Oracle through acquisition in 2008 and initially ran Oracle’s System Management business in North America.

Prior to his tenure at Oracle, Robert held multiple marketing, product management and sales leadership positions at Empirix Web Test Division (which Oracle acquired in 2008). Prior to Empirix, Robert was a cofounder of Go Fly Limited (a low cost European airline that was eventually sold to easyJet) and a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Robert holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Robert was a member of the MIT Board of Trustees from 1996-2001 and the MIT Alumni Board from 2002-2004. Robert is a recipient of the MIT Bronze Beaver for distinguished service. He is an avid squash player, golfer and cricket fan.

Fun Fact: Robert played for the Trinidad & Tobago under-19 cricket team captained by his classmate Brian Lara.

Youth Basketball Initiative

Dear CaribVic Families and Friends,

At our AGM yesterday, we mentioned our wanting to be involved in community Youth Sport.

We are seeking interest and support in the development of a CaribVic basketball team for children up to the age of 15 years and/or youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years.

Our goal in the first instance is to ascertain interest from both boys and girls in these age brackets before organising a team/teams. Depending on the feedback we receive we will then be able to register to play at the most convenient venue (MSAC, Boorondara Sporting Complex etc) on a day and at a time that works for the majority of our newly recruited players depending on their location and availability.

Basketball is a great sport, beneficial for all especially children and youth. It improves social skills by encouraging team work, promoting good sportsmanship, developing communication skills and personal responsibility. Basketball also promotes physical fitness and being active, alleviates stress and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, it helps enhance confidence, strengthens ties to the community and promotes the development of friendships. By developing a CaribVic basketball team/teams for children and/or youth we hope to achieve these benefits for participants while simultaneously, taking pride and representing our culture and developing community relationships. We see this as a great opportunity to engage the children and youth of the CaribVic community. Furthermore, we hope to promote the CaribVic association and facilitate networking and communication with other organisations as well as build partnerships.

If anyone has any ideas, wishes to participate, is interested in coaching or helping and/or has contacts with regards to sponsorship or donation, please send us an email.

All CaribVic members and their friends alike are more than welcome to join in the fun.

Melbourne Fringe Festival show by member of CaribVic community


The show where the customer is NOT always right

Get your complaints written and receipts ready for refund because this Fringe, two average checkout chics present to you the comedy show I AM SUPERMARKET. Ballarat Acting Graduates from Federation University Arts Academy, Jacqui Essing and Casey Binks, bring to you the quirky supermarket world from the other side of the conveyor belt – a place where the checkout chic is always right. Be prepared… the smiling checkout chic is not so nice anymore.

I AM SUPERMARKET featuring Jacqui Essing and Casey Binks, plays as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival at the Metanoia Mechanics Institute, Studio, Brunswick from 14th September.

Three years of whinging about working in a supermarket has fuelled Essing to put her angers, amusements and annoyances to paper, with the product being I AM SUPERMARKET.

When a stereotypical supermarket worker is instructed to say “good thanks”,“my pleasure”, “have a lovely day” and smile on repeat, one would assume that the any person would go insane… and one would be absolutely, positively correct with those assumptions! I AM SUPERMARKET proves to you that the checkout chic is in fact a human too (wow, how shocking is that?!), and not the robot who you often ignore when doing the grocery shopping.

From the rude customer on their phone, to the not-so-clever shoplifters, from the customer who needs to shower, to the child who cracks a tantrum, I AM SUPERMARKET will re-introduce you to all of the stereotypes you love to hate when trying to get through the weekly shop.

Caricatures, musical outbursts and extreme dramtisations for comedic-effects aside, I AM SUPERMARKET is the most honest version of a supermarket you will ever experience… and hopefully will never experience again!

Follow the hashtag #IAMSUPERMARKET on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


VENUE: Metanoia at the Mechanics Institute, Studio. 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 3056.

DATES: 14-17 Sept

TIMES: 6:30pm (60min)

TO BOOK TICKETS visit or call (03) 9660 9666

Full: $25 / Concession: $18 / Preview (Wednesday 14thSept): $18

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