Appreciation: Selwyn's inaugural CultureFest team recognised

(from The Migrant Times; the original story is here

(caption for the above picture: From left, Dave Tippett, Kevin Park, Joyce Davey, Jeff Bland, David Ward, Archna Tandon and Surinder Tandon)

At a function held recently at the Selwyn District Council (SDC) headquarters in Rolleston, the members of the organising committee of the inaugural Selwyn multicultural festival, called CultureFest, which was held in October last year, were appreciated for their contributions to its success. SDC CEO David Ward and Chairman, Rolleston's 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee, Councillor Jeff Bland, presented the team members with the certificates of appreciation and copies of the special booklet prepared to commemorate the Rolleston's milestone. The team members included Dave Tippett (SDC), Surinder Tandon (Rotary Club of Lincoln and Christchurch Multicultural Council - CMC), Archna Tandon (CMC), Kevin Park (Canterbury Migrants Centre), Rachael Inch (SDC), and Joyce Davey (Rolleston Newcomers Network).

CultureFest showcased Selwyn's growing diversity by providing a variety of music and dance performances and food stalls from diverse groups now discovering Selwyn as a great place to live and work. This Selwyn-wide multicultural festival was based on the success of the Lincoln Rotary's annual multicultural festival which was started in 2004. The organisers thanked all the particpants for making the event successful.

2017 CultureFest will be held in October in Lincoln.

- The above information and picture is courtesy Surinder Tandon, President of Christchurch Multicultural Council