Cross-cultural beats get community in rhythm
A SELL-OUT crowd attended the first Zonta African Night at the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE on Saturday night.
The event was hosted by the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays in partnership with Aid For Africa Down Under (AFADU)and the TAFE. The sound of drums filled the night air from a team of musicians who traveled from Melbourne, Mackay and Hamilton Island to perform.
Attendees also got into the theme by dressing for the occasion in African attire and were treated to a special screening of the film Tsotsi that won South Africa its first Foreign language Film Oscar. A charity auction was also hosted on the night that included local products and holiday packages.
All proceeds from the event were split between Zonta-supported charities and AFADU projects including the School of Nursing and orphanage in Zimbabwe, Proserpine Nursing Home and Zonta’s education bursaries for your Whitsunday women, The TAFE’s restaurant Palmers also incorporated an eight course ‘Taste of Africa’ Menu.
Zonta’s next project is organising Breast Care packs to coincide with Pink Ribbon Day this Monday, October 22.
A market stall will be set up at the Lions Airlie Beach Markets where breast cushions, turbanks, hats and drip bottle bags will be available for women with breast cancer. Dvd’s of Redcliffe Zonta Clug’s ‘Side by Side’ will also be available to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
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