CRS member Oliver Caruana-Brown and his team Canberra City SC, along with Weston Molonglo FC, stood together to welcome Hakeem al-Araibi and support refugees, as well as hold a minutes’ silence for the lives lost in Christchurch, before their FFA Cup clash over the weekend.Talking to the Canberra Times, Oliver said “al-Araibi’s story transcends one man – it is a story of the “shocking” way Australia treats refugees under its protection, and what can be done when the community backs a cause.”Full story here:
Come along for a night of culture, food and entertainment. ‘The Merger’, a comedic film about refugees in
Australia and settling in through AFL will be shown on the big screen along with food, art stalls and multicultural performances. All proceeds go to CRS. Link to event and tickets below:
This is a great way to meet other members of Canberra Refugee Support!
For people supported by CRS, it’s a warm and welcoming chance to meet more people, practice English, and share food and culture from around the world. See the events page for more details
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.