Rotary Club of Lincoln, Canterbury

The Rotary Club of Lincoln (District 9970) was established in 1973 and supports local, national and international projects. It fully supports the objectives and activities of Rotary International. It supports/conducts projects related to:

  • International understanding, welfare and harmony
  • Community care, welfare and harmony
  • Youth development
  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment.

It is a non-political, non-racial and non-governmental organisation. Locally it serves the Lincoln district which has a diversity of cultures adding richness through ethnicity. There are several overseas-born members in the Club representing different ethnicities.

Visit the Rotary Club of Lincoln Canterbury website.

Project 2012
Lincoln Multicultural Festival

The Rotary Club of Lincoln will organise its 7th Lincoln Multicultural Festival on a date to be determined in 2012 to showcase art, craftwork, music, dances and costumes of local diverse nationalities. The festival has been held annually since 2005, but was not held in 2011 because of the Canterbury earthquake in February. The 2012 venue will be the new Lincoln Events Centre.

As in the past, the festival for 2011 is again supported by the Selwyn District Council, Lincoln & District Community Care, Lincoln Community Centre, Lincoln Community Committee, Lincoln Business Association and the community. The Human Rights Commission (Race Relations), Christchurch Ethnic Council and the SDC encouraged the Rotary Club to make this Multicultural Festival an annual event. There has been a significant increase in participation and crowd attendance since the inaugural event held in 2004.

Lincoln and its neighbouring areas house a cross-section of New Zealand multi-ethnicity: the university, research centres, schools and businesses bring to it the talent and diversity of people from many nationalities and cultures. What a great opportunity for Lincoln, Christchurch and Canterbury at large to enjoy the arts, crafts, music and food that many of those cultures now offer us. The first five Multicultural Festivals drew huge participation and attracted a large audience of both young and old alike. Plans are already underway for what is expected to be an even bigger festival for 2011.

For more information contact Surinder Tandon, surindertandon@clear.net.nz

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