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The Brimbank Female Football Festival is an opportunity for all soccer clubs to help introduce or increase female participation at all levels of the game, and support sport clubs and the community in developing ongoing female participation opportunities.

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    BRIMBANK

    Female Football Festival

    The Brimbank Female Football Festival is an opportunity for all soccer clubs to help introduce or increase female participation at all levels of the game, and support sport clubs and the community in developing ongoing female participation opportunities.

    The Festival, supported by Brimbank Council and Melbourne City Football Club, will run all day Sunday 4 March from 9am to 6pm at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.

    The day's events include a social 7-a-side tournament for women 15 years of age and older, a mixed introduction clinic for boys and girls aged 4-9 years, a Girls Only Clinic for girls 10-15 years, and a “Soccer Mums” program for mums to get fit and learn basic Football skills.

    Some events are free, others involve a small cost. For more information, phone 9249 4000, email Sport@Brimbank.vic.gov.au, or visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/leisure-parks-and-facilities/sports-and-recreation/brimbank-female-football-festival.

    CITYWIDE

    Clean Up Australia Day

    Sunday 4 March is Clean Up Australia Day. On this day each year, Clean Up Teams invite volunteers to help clean up their local areas.

    The Clean Up Australia movement was started by sailor Ian Kiernan in 1989. As a competitor in a round-the-world yacht race in 1987, he was shocked by the pollution and rubbish in the oceans. Once back in Sydney he organised a community event to “Clean Up Sydney Harbour”, with more than 40,000 Sydneysiders taking part.

    From 1990, Clean Up Australia Day has become a national practice. In that time, Australians have devoted more than 32 million hours and collected over 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish.

    Anybody can organise a Clean Up team to target a particular local site, such as a beach, waterway, or park. After contacting the local Council, the organiser then registers the Clean Up site online at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au, or by phoning 1800 CUA DAY (282 329).

    To volunteer on the day, find your closest Clean Up site by visiting cleanup.org.au, or check your local Council’s website.

    DANDENONG

    Officially Most Culturally Diverse Community

    The latest Census figures reveal the level of diversity in Greater Dandenong is the highest in the country, closely followed by the Sydney areas of Strathfield, Burwood and Cumberland. The probability of two people coming from different birthplaces is 78%.

    Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Youhorn Chea said the latest census data shows that Greater Dandenong has residents from 157 different birthplaces and more than half of its residents are born overseas. The top birthplace countries are Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand and Great Britain. Dandenong has almost 2,000 Asylum Seekers, the highest of any Victorian Municipality.

    The Census data also revealed more than 70% of residents spoke a language other than English. Widely spoken languages include Vietnamese, Khmer, Chinese, Greek, Punjabi and Sinhalese.

    In Victoria the most diverse municipalities after Greater Dandenong are Melbourne, Monash, Brimbank and Wyndham.

    WHITEHORSE

    Talent on show at Global Fiesta 2018

    Global Fiesta, held each March, is Whitehorse Council’s Harmony Day event, celebrating the diverse cultural history, traditions, food and art of everyone who calls Australia home.

    The exciting mix of entertainment, dancing, music, food, games, art and craft from around the world will be held in Box Hill Gardens on Sunday 18 March, from 12 noon to 4pm.

    Councillor Denise Massoud said it was a wonderful opportunity to engage with the local community by holding a community stall, joining a local group performing on stage, or operating an information stand.

    To stay up to date with all Global Fiesta information, please visit the Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook page.

    New “talking” website gives easier access

    Whitehorse Council’s website is now easier for the community to access with the introduction of

    ReadSpeaker. With a simple click, the community can now listen to all webpages on www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au.

    With ReadSpeaker you can:

    • Listen to the whole page or specific sections on a page

    • Choose the speed of the reading

    • Translate the written text into multiple written languages, including Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

    To begin listening to a page, click on the play icon on the top right hand side of the webpage. Expand the player toolbar for access to all settings and user options.

    Whitehorse Councillor Tina Liu said, “This is not only great news for vision impaired people, but also valuable for people who struggle with reading or who have English as a second language.”

     

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