PAYMENTS & WEATHER UPDATE: United Nations Day – Canterbury Community Multicultural Celebration | THIS Thursday @ CEC ONLY

What: 2022 United Nations Day – Canterbury Community Multicultural Celebration.

When: 12:45pm – 3:00pm, THIS Thursday 26 May 2022.

Where: NOW FULLY INDOORS @ CEC: Canterbury Events Centre – Canterbury College, Via High Road Gate.

Who: Years 5-12 College Event.

Cost: Tasting Snacks – $2.00 Per Serve | Lunch Dishes – $5.00 Per Serve | Drinks – $2.00 Each | Arts & Crafts & Activities – Various Prices.

$2.00 AND $5.00 Tickets ON SALE During Tuesday & Wednesday Lunchtimes (Second Break) From Our Secondary Library.

PLUS ON SALE on the Thursday itself at the CEC, to buy your food and drink, and to spend at any arts/crafts and activity stalls.


Years 5-6 Junior School Students will be notified about when to purchase their event tickets.

Event Timings:

12:45pm – 1:15pm: United Nations Day – Formal Assembly @ The CEC.

– ALL Years 5-12 students to attend.
– Includes our Parade Of Nations Flag Ceremony.

1:15pm – 2:55pm: United Nations Day – Multicultural Celebration @ The CEC.

– ALL Years 5-12 students to attend.
– Features: Rolling Stage Performances | Traditional Foods | Cultural Dances | Multicultural Music | Indigenous Face Painting | Cultural Games & Activities – ALL STUDENT LEAD & RUN!

There will be 10-12 different food suppliers/cuisines on the day (as at 19/05/22):
Afghan | Chinese | European | German | Indian | Korean | Pacific Islander | Serbian | South American | Vietnamese | Australian. 😊

CEC Toilets – For ALL Parents | Staff | Students.

The School Canteen will ONLY be operating for Prep – Year 4 Students @ Lunchtime (Second Break) on the day.

All proceeds from the day will go towards Multicultural Australia’s Work & Welcome Program (Refugee Support).

3:00pm: Students return to their Form class to mark the roll.


We kindly request parents and carers to support this event by cooking and providing bulk quantities of their traditional cultural dishes to sell at this event.

We have 920 Years 5-12 Students enrolled on campus, plus their 90-100 Teachers and Admin Staff, plus some visiting Parents and Carers.

We are obviously NOT asking parents to cook 1,000 meals (!!) but this is the total potential guest number to be fed between all the various cuisines.

So let’s say 10-12 different cuisines x 100 meals each OR 10-12 different cuisines x 2 traditional dishes x only 40-50 of each dish… something manageable like that…

Obviously the more parents and cuisines and dishes – the less cooking quantities for everybody!

And please keep your recipe ingredients grocery shopping receipts for full reimbursement by the College.


‘Multicultural Masterchef’ volunteers should please register their interest (if they haven’t done so already) ASAP with our Major Events Food Services Manager: Mr Colin Mason – 

Parents who can help with on-site food preparation and counter service during this major event would also be greatly appreciated.

Our objective is to give as many people a taste of as many different cuisines as possible…

Please direct any further food related questions to our Major Events Food Services Manager: Mr Colin Mason – 

Please direct any general event questions to our Director Of Student Development: Mr Chris Nield – 

Meanwhile, please enjoy this promo video put together by some of our students…