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.
SOME PAST EVENTS:
GIPPSLAND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:
DAY 1: Friday 13th March 2015 – GECC Youth Festival: “Bridging the Multicultural Generation Gap” - Gippsland Schools’ Performances – FREE Event (in Kernot Hall, Morwell). TO participate in the Friday 13th March 2015 festival, please contact us using this website. For programme, click ruler on your left: "NEW: 2015 GECC Schools' Multicultural Festival".
DAY 2: Saturday 14th March 2015 - Sister Cities Festival - FREE Event (in Kernot Hall, Morwell).
**DAY 3: Sunday 15th March 2015 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GECC Multicultural Festival in Immigration Park, Morwell IS *POSTPONED* - notice of the new date will be advised. Instead, please visit the "Churchill's 50th Anniversary Family Day" FREE event in Phillip Parade in Churchill, VIC 3842 from 10am to 2pm, organised by the Churchill District Community Association (CDCA).
Gippsland Ethnic Communities' Council & Gippsland Interfaith with
the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria in conjunction with Palliative Care Victoria
report on CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PALLIATIVE CARE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT 2013-2014 with contributions from the major Faith Traditions of
Gippsland including end of life rituals. Tuesday, 26th
August 2014, at 7pm at the West Gippsland Arts Centre Cnr Albert & Smith St, Warragul. FREE event. Enquiries 0402152160, 0351275020
GECC Gippsland Interfaith event from the
Talking Faith Program: "People of the Book: Muslims and
Mormons" to be held on Wednesday,
26th March 2014, at 7pm at the Traralgon Library, 34-38
Kay Street Traralgon. FREE event - poster on GI page on this website
(click ruler on left).