Nelson Leader : February 26th 2015
MASKS TAKE LIMELIGHT P11 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 INSIDE TODAY’S LEADER Feast for more than the eye Special time for cricket Kayan weaving on show p9 p7 year’s Race Unity Day. The annual event takes place on Sunday at Victory Square and this year’s event also marks the city’s participation in the global celebration of cricket that is the Cricket World Cup. Nelson hosts its third game of the tournament on Thursday where Scotland and Bangladesh will battle it out at Saxton Oval. Both teams have been invited and tickets to the match will be given away. Internationally themed cricket games will be set up in the park. Organisers are also giving the event a bit of an extra Scottish flair, with highland dancing to be performed. The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band will pipe in the haggis and Richmond wordsmith Arch Barclay will address the haggis. Singer and comedienne Jackie Clark is coming especially for the event and will perform two sets. She is supported by Nelson acts the Tava Sisters (acoustic guitar) and Hot Pompe (gypsy jazz). World food for sale on the day covers the continents with gastronomic treats such as Asian dumplings, German Sausages, Dutch dumplings, Chinese, Thai Japanese, Brazilian and Greek cuisine as well as English toffee International: Samantha Alsop, 6, of Stoke, Hlaing Hlaing Kyaw, 4, of Nelson and Esme Moignard, 6, of Nelson (right), will be among the party people at Race Unity Day. apples and Italian gelato for sale. Nelson Multicultural Council coordinator Bridget Thompson said there will be plenty of entertainment for children including bouncy castles and face painting. About 10 different ethnic groups would perform and for many of the region’s ethnic groups it was a chance to showcase their culture. The day also aims to celebrate the cultural heritage of Kiwis, and is for everybody, not just newcomers to Nelson. ➤ THE BUZZ 10.30am Japanese drumming 11am opening ceremony 11.30am performances start 12.30 Jackie Clarke 1pm Mass highland fling Addressing the Haggis 2.50 Hot Pompe 3.30 Jackie Clarke 4pm close It’s All About Lifestyle RETIREMENT VILLAGE One Apartment and a small Studio available. • Full services / independent living through to hospital care • 24 hour registered nurse and trained staff • Diversional therapy / full activities programme • Warm quality home living • Central town location • Walking distance to parks, shops and cafes CALL: Correne Berryman 03 545 6059 • 156 Milton Street, Nelson • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ahaggis, highland dancing and the City of Nelson Pipe Band will be among the highlights. All about unity N By SALLY KIDSON elson’s diverse cultures will be celebrated alongside world cricket at this Photo: PATRICK HAMILTON P5 6515484AA Kyle Coetzer hits out for Scotland. be a theme race unity day Sunday and it hoped world players will ctory S Entertaining: Performer Jackie Clarke.
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