The GECC is a
volunteer based non-profit organisation. Our volunteer members
represent different ethnic groups in the community. The GECC members
are active in a number of projects in the community.
One of the major projects and events it organises
is the annual Gippsland Multicultural Festival that takes place in the Immigration Park in
2008 Festival: The Gippsland Immigration
Wall of Recognition Multicultural festival 2008 won the Latrobe City community
event of the year.
2010 Festival: The Gippsland
Immigration Wall of Recognition Multicultural and Youth festival 2010 was a
finalist in the Latrobe City Business Tourism Association's People's Choice
2010 GECC Organisation: The Gippsland Ethnic
Communities' Council received a Latrobe City 2011 Australia Day
Award for outstanding service made to the community of Latrobe
2011 Festival and Chairperson: The Gippsland
Ethnic Communities' Council's 3-Day Multicultural Festival is a
co-winner for the Latrobe City 2012 Australia Day Award for Community
Event of the Year. Furthermore, the GECC Chairperson received a
Latrobe City Recognition Award in the Citizen of the Year Category at this
2012 Festival: The 2012 3-day
GECC Multicultural Festival received a Latrobe City Recognition Award
in the Community Event of the Year Category at the 2013 Australia
Day ceremony in Kernot Hall in January 2013.
2013 Festival: The
2012 3-day GECC Multicultural Festival received a Latrobe City
Recognition Award in the Community Event of the Year Category at the 2014
Australia Day ceremony in Kernot Hall in January 2014.
DAY 1: Saturday 17th June 2017 – 1st GECC Multicultural
Dinner – buffet, dance, ethnic dress
competition, Santacruzan parade and entertainment. Event in Kernot Hall,
Morwell. 6.00pm to 11pm approx. Strictly
formal attire or cultural dress. BYO drinks. Adults only. Limited tickets $40.00 each,
purchase by 11/6/2017.
To buy tickets go to
a) Latrobe Performing Arts, cnr Grey Street and Breed Street, Traralgon; or
b) Online at www.latrobe.vic.gov.au [Latrobe Performing Arts – What’s On] ..Click here to purchase ticket.
or c) Phone 5176 3333 (box office). Email: email@example.com
For festival enquiries: GECC.Events@gmail.com
DAY 2: Sunday 18th June 2017 – 8th GECC
parade, performers, food, stalls, entertainment. FREE Event in Immigration Park, Morwell. Family event. Traditional or cultural dress encouraged. 10.30am to 3.30pm approx.
** For Performers and Stall Holders who would like to participate in the 2017 GECC Multicultural Festival, please contact the GECC - Email: GECC.Events@gmail.com