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The 9th Zimpride Festival - Australia

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25 Feb 2016 at 17:01hrs | Views
You can't talk of Easter Weekend amongst Zimbabweans in Australia and New Zealand without mentioning ZIMPRIDE! Founded in 2008, The Easter Weekend annual festival now dubbed "ZIMPRIDE" is a celebration of Zimbabwean /African culture by the Zimbabwean communities in Australia and New Zealand with the main activity being soccer. This festival aims to foster the spirit of togetherness among Zimbabweans and other nationalities by providing a platform for social interaction in a bid to maintain good physical and mental health.

ZimPride began with only two teams and the inaugural event was Canberra in 2008. The number of participating teams has grown with 15 teams participating in the 8th festival held in Melbourne, Victoria in 2015. With the festival being held during the Easter Holidays annually, it has become a great event for Zimbabweans across Australia.

In 2015, the festival attracted more 1000 around the country and these included the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Australia, Mr Vengesai.

The preparations for the 9th Zimpride Festival hosted by Zimpride Australia Incorporated in conjunction with South Australian Zimbabweans Association (SAZA) are at an advanced stage. Organising committee's media officer Polite Moyo is upbeat about the festival and hopes Zimbabweans across the country will come together to network, socialise, unite and showcase their unique culture and talent. "Few people know anything about our country's culture hence I invite everyone to come and witness Zimbabwean culture at display during this year's festival. We have many activities lined up for families and kids that celebrate our unique culture, food, music and heritage".

ZIMPRIDE 2016 FESTIVAL

Zim Pride will be held at Steve Woodcock Sports Center in Newton, South Australia, on Easter Saturday and Sunday (March 26-27 2016). Sporting events will be from 9am-5pm and entertainment, including dancing and food all day. Entry is free for all. After party live performances from international musicians from Zimbabwe also lined up.
The festival is expected to attract a multitude of spectators.

For details, go online at www.zimprideaustralia.com.au;
Facebook – Zimpride Australia Incorporated or Call:  0412 884 640


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