A wonderful way to enjoy an Open Garden and support CRS right here in Canberra. An entrance fee of $8 will cover your admission (half the proceeds will go to CRS).
There will be a Raffle with loads of prizes, Auction items & a special performance by Swing Dance troupe – The Jumptown Jammers for your entertainment.
The big event in June was the Awards Ceremony for the 2018 Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarships. Forty-five scholarships were awarded this year to Canberra region students with a refugee background to mark United Nations World Refugee Week 2018. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students. Each scholarship is accompanied by a cash grant and an award certificate to mark the occasion.
Thank you again to the donors who so generously support the CRS scholarships program each year.
The link is: https://www.facebook.com/canberrarefugeesupport/
Members who are already on Facebook may wish to share the link via their personal Facebook page. The CRS Facebook page will be another platform to help members keep up to date with CRS events, community events, and relevant news.
45 scholarships were awarded to Canberra region students with a refugee background to mark United Nations World Refugee Week 2018. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students. Each scholarship is accompanied by a cash grant and an award certificate to mark the occasion.
The Refugee Council of Australia has produced an analysis of how the 2018-2019 Budget measures affect refugees and those seeking humanitarian protection.
Jam for Refugees is a ten hour concert showcasing a series of 30-minute acts by some of Canberra’s finest musicians to raise both money and awareness to assist refugees. After the successful event last year, this one will be even better. Sausage sizzle & afternoon tea available. – Entry by Donation.
FRIDAY 1 JUNE, 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, All Saints’ Church, Cowper St Ainslie.
COME WHEN YOU CAN – LEAVE WHEN YOU MUST
We are pleased to advise that CRS expects to reach its target of raising more than $30,000 for its scholarships program this year! This will be a wonderful outcome, and we acknowledge with thanks the terrific generosity of our members, their families and friends, and many other members of the public.
The CRS Scholarships Team will now be focussed on preparations for the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. Special guests at the Awards Ceremony will be the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ms Rachel Steven-Smith MLA, and Mr Thomas Albrecht, UNHCR Regional Representative. Mr Greg Bayliss, local ABC radio identity, has kindly agreed to act as MC for the event this year.
The Awards Ceremony is a major event in the CRS calendar, held annually during World Refugee Week, and members and friends of CRS, along with all donors and families and friends of scholarship awardees, are warmly invited to attend.
The evening involved poetry readings from invited poets who have written refugee poetry, and from refugees and asylum seekers who were invited to come along to read poetry in their own language on the night. The event was held at Smiths Alternative Cafe in Civic, who were extremely generous in donating 100% of the door entry to CRS.