I was delighted to speak at the launch of the Salvation Army’s 2017 Walkathon to support the important cause of ending modern slavery. The Freedom Partnership is the Salvos’ national initiative to raise money that will go towards mobilising community, business and government to realise their contributions to modern slavery and it will help victims of modern slavery […]
It was an honour to attend the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Kuttabul. In 1942, the Royal Australian Navy lost seven ships and 670 members of their crews to enemy action. The HMAS Kuttabul was one of those ships. Learn more about its history here.
I was very pleased to be able to attend the Commemoration Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 96th Birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force on the 24th of March.
Last night I visited the Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce’s annual Seafood Spectacular. What a blast, with apprentice chefs from one Sydney’s excellent TAFE programs creating fabulous seafood canapes, with matching wines at the landmark Sydney Fish Markets. In light of announced developments to the fish market, it was great to visit and see what’s going at the […]
Sydney is an international city with a multitude of unique and exciting communities and suburbs throughout. Perhaps one of its greatest, and certainly one of its oldest, is Haymarket – better known to most as Chinatown. A lot of cities, particularly major trade centres, have their own version of a Chinatown. The initial aim of […]
This is one of the proudest cultural moments that the Greek community of Sydney, and indeed Australia has had. The Greek Presidential Guard (EVZONES) marching down the middle of George St. I am very proud that I was able to facilitate a magnificent collaborative effort to provide a police escort for the Presidential Guard to […]
It was great to support SWIM4KIDS on March 12, 2016 at Prince Alfred Park Pool. SWIM4KIDS is a swimathon event held to raise funds for the Niclas Kesler Scholarship. The Inaugural Swim4Kids launched in March 2015, two weeks after LHSA master teacher Peter Dunne’s epic feat in the 2015 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim. The Scholarship provides […]
As you are already aware, Chinese New Year celebrations have already begin in Sydney! Click here to view the full list of CNYSYD events. The year 2016 sees us welcoming the Year of the Fire Monkey! The official Lunar New Years date was Monday 8 February 2016. The CNY festivities run from Saturday 6 February 2016 […]
I was pleased to attend the Friends of Erskineville Westconnex New M5 Public Forum on Wednesday 27 January 2016 at Erskineville Town Hall to hear community concerns. The capacity crowd of local residents heard from speakers Jude Page, Wendy Bacon, Kathy Calman, local MPs, and City of Sydney Councillors. Judith Page (below) talked about the health impact of pollution […]
It was my great pleasure to celebrate arrival of the New Year “2016” today at the Greek Welfare in Newtown. A very special lunch was prepared by many for the elderly and less fortunate in the community.