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2017 Harmony Cup – Sunday April 2

Sunday April 2, 2017

Royal Park North, Park St, Parkville


The AFL International Harmony Cup features teams drawn from Melbourne’s many communities. The aim of the event is twofold:

1. to celebrate Melbourne’s ethnic diversity and harmony, and

2. use the power of sport to break down cultural and ethnic barriers. We may come from many different backgrounds but we are all Australians.

The Harmony Cup is an official Harmony Day (Australian Government) event.

In 2017 the Harmony Cup will be held on Sunday 2 April at Royal Park North, Park Street, Parkville (near the zoo). Next year will be the 10th edition of the event. Entry is free and it’s a great day out for the whole family, with lots of footy, food and entertainment.

AFL International is hoping to have over 50 countries represented on the day, with people from each community wearing their footy jumper. It will be a United Nations of footy and will look amazing! They have created these jumpers for Caribbean countries (so far!):

Jumpers are $70 each and you can choose your size and what number you would like on the back. Jumpers can be purchased here.

Let’s set a new World Record for the most number of individual national footy jumpers, so order your jumper and join us at the 2017 Harmony Cup in Melbourne!

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference


Australian National University, Canberra

9-11 February 2017


Offers of papers for the 2017 AACS Conference should be made no later than 1 December 2016.

The conference has a theme – ‘Interiors’ – as detailed on our webpage, but offers from all areas will be considered. Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief (25 words) personal biography, to Barry Higman at

We will let you know as quickly as possible if your offer is accepted.

For the latest news regarding the conference, please visit our site which is being regularly updated.

Registration for the conference is now open where you can pay both registration and AACS membership fees. Presenters must be members of the AACS. For any questions about AACS membership please contact the AACS Secretary/Treasurer Sue Thomas, at

Two postgraduate bursaries of AU$1,000 each are available for attendance at the conference. To apply, please email the AACS President Anne Collett at, briefly outlining your need for financial support. A decision on bursaries will be made in early December 2016.

The conference is being organized jointly by Laurence Brown, Barry Higman and Consuelo Martinez Reyes. Please direct any questions to them at:

A Taste of Haiti

Dear Family and Friends of CaribVic,

You are invited to a Cooking Demonstration

To meet Haitian Chef Diana Achille

12 noon

Sunday 20 November 2016

Westfield Shelter

Yarra Bend Park

Cnr Heidelberg & Yarra Bend Roads

Fairfield, Vic 3078


Upcoming Multicultural Arts Victoria Events

Multicultural Arts Victoria has some exciting events on for the rest of the year. Check out their news here. Many of their events are free and family friendly for a great weekend out.

Cultural Day Picnic November 20 – Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield

Dear Family and Friends,

The CaribVic Cultural Day Picnic is the most important event in the calendar of our Association.

On Sunday 20th November 2016 we will honour Haiti and hope that you would come along to support the cause.

Our Haitian chef will demonstrate and offer free tastings compliments CaribVic at 12 noon.

Our BYO Picnic lunch is a wonderful way to rekindle friendships, meet new families and join in all the fun and games for the young and younger as listed on the attached flyer.


CaribVic is pleased to announce a special Guest Appearance by our very own Carlisle Richardson,

Author and former Ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations; the former

UN Sustainable Development Officer, will bring us up-to-date on the state of affairs in the Caribbean.

Don’t miss this opportunity to welcome Carlisle to Victoria at 3:00pm and with Q&A

We look forward to catching up with you and your family.

See you there.

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