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SSC Newspaper : August 2010
Virginia Judge MP Member for Strathfeld Shop 1, 54 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW 2134 Ph: 9747 1711 Fax: 9747 6054 Email: email@example.com Website: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au Please do not hesitate to contact my offce if you believe I can be of assistance in any State Government matter. By Bernadette Chua Amid the bustle of saris and the wa ing smell of bu er chicken, sporting stars Nathan Bracken and Hayley Butler will be joining a throng of dancers and musicians for the 2010 India Australia Friendship Fair. e event, which celebrates Indian Independence Day, is now the largest community fair in the Southern Hemisphere and is expected to a ract more than 20,000 people to Olympic Park on August 15. Kedarnath Pagadd, cultural and media advisor to the United Indian Association which runs the fair, says the event began as a way to promote the diversity of cultures in India. " ere are so many di erent states in India and they all range from one to another in terms of culture, food, and other things," he says. "But the fair is not just for the Indian community -- it's for everyone to enjoy. is year we have Brazilian dancers, Australian heritage dancers and Aboriginal dancers. It gives the fair a di erent avour." At this year's fair players from the Parrama a Eels will be promoting rugby league to the Indian community and there will be a number of displays themed around the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. "We will be having athletic showcases with a mock relay run as well as a mock Commonwealth Games torch," says Pagadd. Traditional Indian dances and Bollywood music will all be thrown into the mix, with local classical dance groups showcasing intricate repertoires. "We've got kids and teenagers performing dancers from di erent states as well as some Indian singing from the pop sensation Mikka Singh who is very popular in the Indian community," says Pagadd. Students from Road 2 Bollywood School will be performing at the event, while several groups from the Contemporary Dance Academy will also make an appearance. An advanced group from the Contemporary Dance Academy will be performing an eye-catching medley of Classical, Semi-Classical and Bollywood dances. "My students have been rehearsing for past month and they are excited to be there," says owner Shwetambra Barar. India Australia fair, Sunday August 15, 2010. Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park. 10.30am to sunset. Entry: $7 THE A RT T IL Participants in our new art trail will be able to take a guided walking tour of the surrounding area to gather inspiration for art marking with a local teacher. Art materials are supplied or bring your own from home. Dates: Fridays August 6-September 24. Time: 9:30am- 12:30pm. Venue: Strath eld Town Hall in the Supper Room. MATURITY MA ERS is informative session about about the causes of osteoporosis and ways to prevent and manage the condition. Date: ursday, August 19. Time: 10-11am. Venue: High Street Community Library, Edwards Park, Strath eld. Cost: Free. LINE DANCING A new fun and easy way to get t, line dancing is a great form of exercise. No previous experience is necessary and an instructor will be there to teach all the basic steps. Dates: August 11-September 22. Time: 10:30am-12noon. Venue: Strath eld Town Hall. Cost: free. Feel the Bollywood beat Traditional Indian Dancers 18 Strathfield Scene "The fair is not just for the Indian Community -- it’s for everyone to enjoy. This year we have Brazilian dancers, Australian heritage dancers and Aboriginal dancers.” Kedarnath Pagadd AugusT 2010 WHAT'S ON COUNCIL ACTIVITIES FOR THE OVER 50S WIN TICKETS TO THE FAIR Strathfield Scene readers have a chance to win one of five double passes to the fair. Apart from entry into the fair, the lucky winners will also have the chance to win two return tickets to India, as well as a LCD television. Just answer one simple question before 5pm on Wednesday the August 11 2010: When is India's Independence Day? To enter the draw, just log onto our website www.ourstrathfield.com.au