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February 2020 Newsletter
Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market
MCC's Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market held on 01 February was spectacular! People came and  indulged in delicious Asian cuisine and explored a variety of stalls . They also enjoyed an amazing show put on by many talented performers from the Chinese community; and sponsored by the PRC Consulate General. Children were entertained with various games, including a jumping castle, a friendly 'panda' and 'Spin the Wheel' for great prizes.   
Another highlight was the photography competition supported by the Brisbane Chinese Photography Association and the Gold Coast Photographic Society with the theme 'RED'. This competition was sponsored by the Brisbane City Council. 

We are very appreciative of the distinguished guests who attended this event which included Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe, Minister Dr Anthony Lynham, Honorable Trevor Evans MP, Senator Paul Scarr, Mr Timothy Mander MP, Mr. John-Paul Langbroek MP, Dr Christian Rowan MP, Chinese Consul General Dr Xu Jie, Councillor Andrew Wines, Councillor Kim Marx, Councillor Steven Toomey and Councillor Angela Owen. Together with MCC's Director Jeannie Mok OAM our special guests participated in the 'Prosperity Salad Toss' to welcome 2020 and wished for a Blessed and Prosperous New Year.

A very big 'Thank You' to the Event Organisers - Project Co-Coordinators Samantha Lac and Joshua Vergis and their team of trainees funded by the Skilling Queenslanders for Work government project. 
What Happened in January 2020
We were honored to have Senator Paul Scarr visit our centre on the 22nd January to see the progress of our SQW Work Skill Traineeship Program. Our team of 12 Trainees was able to share with the Senator their experiences during the traineeship and also show him all the effort they put into preparations for our successful Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market event.  
We were privileged to have the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Queensland Opposition Deb Frecklington MP and Tim Mander MP visit our centre in January. Our special guests were given a personal tour of our facilities by our Director (Volunteer) Mrs. Jeannie Mok OAM and also met with our students who are currently studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care.
Our Director (Volunteer) Mrs. Jeannie Mok OAM photographed with PRC Consul General  Dr. Xu Jie and Madam Cao Ai Lan at the Chinese New Year reception hosted by the PRC Consulate.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC30113)
Our first intake for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care course commenced class last month. Don't worry if you missed out because we have another intake scheduled to commence on the 22nd of April 2020. If you are you thinking about a Career in Early Childhood Education and you love to be around children, then this course is for you! Give us a call today and find out how to enrol. Limited places available so hurry and sign up today!  
No Cost to eligible participants. (Other conditions apply). Contact MCC Project Coordinators on 
07 32571868 or email to enrol in the next intake.
This Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.
Our English Conversation Class resumed on Thursday the 06 February 2020.  We hope you enjoyed your holidays and are now ready to achieve your 2020 goals.  

Please come and join the thriving class that meets at MCC every Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Our club members are mostly new migrants who cherish the opportunity to learn and practise conversing in English. We are located at 23 Foster Street, Newmarket.

These fun-filled classes are led by our dedicated team of volunteers -  Evelyn Wong, Evelyn Kuan, Lisa Ho, Kim Bott, Debra Chen and Daniel Murphy and coordinated by Sylvia Yap and Janis Maino. More volunteers and club members are welcomed. For further information, please contact MCC at 07 32571868. 
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