Invitation to The Taste of the World Festival

NEWS RELEASE

Central Queensland Multicultural Association (CQMA)

The 6th Year of The Taste of the World Festival 

Saturday 23rd May 2015

Time: 1100hours (11 am)  – 1630hours (4.30pm)

Venue: Rockhampton Show Grounds.

Entry: $2 per adult

Children: under 15years of age are free

The ‘Taste of the World Festival’ is a unique, annual multicultural event celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Central Queensland Region. The festival features include fantastic culinary delights from around the world, brilliant diversity of world music and dance, featuring a wider range of traditional costumes.

This one-day festival has three major components:

  1. Taste of the World – an exciting mix of community and commercial food stalls. Multicultural communities are able to share the unique tastes of their homeland with the broader community and celebrate their heritage, and local businesses have the opportunity to display their produce and promote dining destinations within the Central Queensland Region.
  1. Cultural Entertainment – an entertainment program that incorporates a number of unique cultural performances from local individuals and community groups. We invite children groups to show their talents not only in traditional song, dance or instrument playing but to stage their own ‘pop’ entertainment segments.
  1. Cooking Competition -The festival provides an opportunity to celebrate the Central Queensland’s cultural diversity and recognize the skills of the community members through cooking demonstrations, displays, crafts and cultural activities.

The Cooking Competitions will be in the categories of Master Chef, Multicultural Group Cuisine, and Children/Adult Teams. Participants just need to love cooking and having fun to be part of the following competitions. Participants do not need to be qualified chefs just love cooking.

The “Master Chef” Cooking Competition is an opportunity for any up and coming or experienced local cooks or aspiring chefs in the region to exhibit and promote their skills and knowledge.  In the “Multicultural Group Cuisine” this is a chance for the community to experience the Tastes of the World that will be cooked and served up by the diverse cultural groups. Children teams (one adult per team of four) are encouraged to be part of the Children Competition. At the end of each cooking segments, a selected panel of judges will judge each dish and prizes will be awarded.

These competitions are not to be missed as your cooking talents and participation will be acknowledged at our festival.

Free – Petting Zoo, Merry Go Rounds and Jumping Castle for Children. 

Food, Education & Information, Arts and Crafts, Trash and Treasure Stalls 

Stall sites – registrations are now open: contact Mobile: 0438751974 or

Email: cqma_inc@hotmail.com

Stall Holders who wish to cash in on the ‘Early Bird’ Stall Site Registration fee – need to register before the 1st May 2015.

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Horticulture Course – for people from CALD backgrounds

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Greening Up Horticulture skills for refugees and migrants FREE training for eligible participants

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture 39280QLD Course in Core Skills for Employment and Training

20 January – 2 April 2015 (11 weeks full-time) Rockhampton location

Sign up if you are…

• from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

• aged 15 years and over

• currently un- or underemployed

Visit www.mdaltd.org.au to complete an Expression of Interest form.

Please note people with a Certificate III or higher qualification (or currently enrolled in such a course), on income support or accessing Australian Government employment services or assistance are ineligible for this course.  This training is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government through its Community Learning Program

Jane Chapman – Services Coordinator – Rockhampton MDA Ltd

Phone: (07) 4921 2222 | Mobile: 0409 784 212 – 46A Denham Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700, P.O. Box 619, Rockhampton Qld 4700

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Cultural Day Festival – 10th August at Heritage Village

Cultural Day Festival is coming your way once again.

This Sunday, 10th August from 10am-4pm

We have a great programs, cultural food stalls, exhibits, family activities and cultural entertainment

PLUS there will also be a prize of a $500.00 travel voucher.

To enter and win this travel voucher, you need to answer a six questions on the official Cultural Festival program available on the day.

The winner must be present at the draw at 4pm to win the prize.

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The Taste of The World Festival

Please find attached flyer for the Central Queensland Multicultural Association’s (CQMA) ‘The Taste of The World Festival’ which is on this coming Saturday the 24th of May 2014 . All welcome.

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Cultural Morning Tea – Thursday, 24th April from 10am-12pm

This is our 2nd cultural morning for this year. The topic is about “What To Consider When Buying a Business”, presented by Allysa Cowie/Allysa Brennan – Rockhampton Solicitor.

Good opportunity to  ask  any question, if you are thinking or planning to buying your own  business.

The information session is free, come and join us .  See attached flyer for further information.  Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Maria Rickertt
Multicultural Community Relations Officer I Communities and Facilities
Rockhampton Regional Council I School of Arts Rockhampton Ph: 07 4936 8569 I Mobile: 0447 221 184  Fax: 1300 22 55 79 I E-mail: maria.rickertt@rrc.qld.gov.au
Address:PO Box 1860, Rockhampton Q 4700 I Web:www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au

Final Cultural Morning Tea Flyer 24 April 2014

Cultural Morning Tea – 24 April

This is our 2nd cultural morning for this year. The topic is about “What To Consider When Buying a Business”, presented by Allysa Cowie/Allysa Brennan – Rockhampton Solicitor.

Good opportunity to  ask  any question, if you are thinking or planning to buying your own  business.

The information session is free, come and join us.

See attached flyer for further information.

Final Cultural Morning Tea Flyer 24 April 2014

Valuing Diversity Grants Program 2013-14 Now Open

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Valuing Diversity Grants Program 2013–14

Signature Events and Culturally Diverse Events

Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2013

The Queensland Government recognises and values the benefits of our state’s rich cultural diversity, which offers increased opportunities for economic development, socially enriches the lives of Queenslanders and makes us a strong and vibrant community.

The Valuing Diversity Grants Program 2013–14 enhances community awareness about cultural diversity and its benefits, and will support multicultural events across Queensland.

I am pleased to advise the Valuing Diversity Grants Program 2013–14 is now open.

Through this program, funding will be allocated to multicultural events across Queensland in the 2014 calendar year in two categories–with up to $20,000 per grant available under the Signature Events category, and up to $10,000 under the Culturally Diverse Events category.

I encourage community groups, non-government organisations and local governments to submit funding applications for events across Queensland that engage our diverse cultural communities, and people from the wider community, in activities that promote positive community relations, community cohesion and a greater understanding of cultural diversity.

Funding to support initiatives to address identified needs and issues will be announced at a later time.

The 2013–14 Funding Information Paper has further details about funding priorities, categories and criteria, as well as how to develop and submit funding proposals. The 2013–14 Funding Information Paper and Application Form are available from the department’s website at www.datsima.qld.gov.au/multicultural.

The Multicultural Affairs Queensland will conduct information sessions in June 2013 concerning the Valuing Diversity Grants Program. Further details will soon be available on the above website.

If you would like further information regarding the program or the submission of funding applications, please contact Multicultural Affairs Queensland on (07) 3224 5006 or email MAQ@datsima.qld.gov.au.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10 July 2013.

Thank you for your continued support in promoting Queensland’s cultural diversity.

Debbie Best | Director-General
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs