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Truganina kicks goals
Truganina brigade kicked some goals at the 5th Annual Cultural Diversity Soccer Cup last weekend.
Held in Arndell Park, the match drew good crowds from the local area, and included free activities for the children. The crowd was also entertained by the popular Victoria Police Show Band.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week, the match featured a final play-off between old rivals SBS and Channel 31.
The Truganina Pumper Tanker proved to be a big winner with young families at the event. There was a steady stream of children waiting to scramble into the cabin of the ‘Big Red Truck’.
Brigade Community Liaison Coordinator, Michele Abbott said the event had provided ‘a great opportunity to give information to local Karen and African communities about fire safety’. According to Michele, the brigade now sees the event as a ‘must’ on its annual calendar given the numbers of new migrants settling into the fast growing area. Michele said the brigade ‘is finding now that a lot of our calls are to households where there is limited English and people are unfamiliar with the role of fire safety the CFA plays in the local community’.
The brigade was really pleased to have some membership enquiries on the day, which will allow the brigade to strengthen relationships with new arrival groups to the Truganina area.
Michele said the brigade was also grateful to be able to work closely with the MFB Multicultural Liaison Officers, and CFA’s NWMR Multicultural Engagement Project Coordinator, Catherine McLeod on the day.
The event finished just as the weather closed in, with the added excitement for watching children of the truck racing off to a fire call.