Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Venue: Redgum Hall, Cherrybrook Community & Cultural Centre
Address: 31 Shepherds Lane, Cherrybrook (Map)
Time: 3:00 PM
The CCCA President, Mrs. Jenny Lau, together with 10 members visited The Hills Community Health Centre. We performed line dancing and sang some mandarin and Cantonese contemporary songs. At times, some seniors also came onto the stage to dance and sing with us. Everybody had a good time. When we left, one lady told me that “today is the happiest day of my life”. She even invited us to come back for another performance in the future.
The Association was invited by the “Elderly Australian Chinese Homes” to perform in the Seniors Week Celebration held at Burwood RSL Club on 14 April 2018. 18 members attended the celebration. Performances included line dancing, Chinese flute, Cantonese Opera singing, oldies in Cantonese and Mandarin.
The Association participated in the Harmony Day held on Saturday, 7 April at the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus. Representatives of the Association were Mr. YY Chan, Mr. Albert Wong, Mrs. Miranda Wong, Mrs. Jenny Lau and Mr. Kevin Lau. Mr. YY Chan demonstrated Chinese calligraphy whilst Mrs. Miranda Wong and Mrs. Jenny Lau performed Cantonese opera singing.
The Chinese New Year Dinner was held on Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Castle Terrace Chinese Cuisine, Castle Hill. There were 120 members and guests who attended the dinner party. The Hon. Philip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby Shire, Damien Tudehope, Member of Epping and Julian Leeser, Member of Berowra also amongst the guests who attended as well.
The event commenced with the dancing of three energetic lions. This was closely followed by the appearance of the God of Fortune who wished every member and guest best of luck and good fortune during the Year of the Dog. The God of Fortune, as a tradition, also gave red packet to each of the members and guests. Shortly after that, there were English and Chinese Opera singing performances.
The night ended with the prize draw of raffle tickets with qualitative and quantitative prized items, won by members and guests.
The party ended at 10pm, everyone went home with smiling faces.
In order to improve the efficiency of managing the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association Inc., the Management Committee convened on 23 September 2017, have decided that all sub-groups’ (including Seniors Group) activities will now be directly managed, coordinated, organised, facilitated and financed by the Management Committee.
This edict will take effect immediately.