Explore the Philippines

The Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group are excited to bring a new event series to help locals discover more about the diverse range of cultures that make up the District.  These events will showcase five different countries through dance, music, exhibitions and film throughout 2020.

Ingrid Rammers from the Migrant and Newcomers Group says, “We want to give people an opportunity to learn more about the diverse cultures and ethnicities we have in our District. We hope that these events will help people have a better understanding of what it’s like to be a migrant and the value that these diverse cultures add to our communities.” 20200226 - Dancer Philippines

The first event is on this Saturday and the first country to be explored is the Philippines. The event will take place in the Rangiora Town Hall from 11am to 3pm.

Participants will be able to enjoy traditional Filipino dance, music and food and learn more about the country and its culture through an exhibition and presentations. Participants will also have a chance to win a prize draw by completing a short quiz.

The day finishes with a screening of the movie Seven Sundays, a movie that shows the ups and downs of a Filipino family trying to reunite and navigate their way through a number of changes in their family dynamics and relationships. The movie is rated PG with English subtitles.

Booking is essential and you can do this through the Town Hall Cinema’s website https://www.townhallcinemas.co.nz/ or call into the theatre. The event is free but visitors may wish to purchase their lunch from a variety of food stalls.

To find out more about this and other cultural events please contact Denise Wiggins denise.wiggins@wmk.govt.nz or call on 0800 965 468.