Mildura Weekly : Friday July 1 Vol 10 No 34
NEWS 25 FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU RED Cliffs will be a hive of activity this weekend with a massive number of events in or near the bustling township. With ‘Christmas in July’ and late night shopping tonight, The Festival of the Dogs throughout the weekend and the Red Cliffs Market on Sunday, there will be something for all ages and interests. Many of the town’s boutique shops and food outlets will be open from 5.30pm to 8.30pm tonight for ‘Christmas in July’ late night shopping, including Santa’s Magical Workshop, which has moved to new prem- ises in Indi Avenue, complete with snow ma- chine and a large range of Christmas deco- rations for those keen to get an early start. This year is the 60th anniversary for the Red Cliffs District Kennel Club. It has com- bined with the Red Cliffs Ladies Kennel and Obedience Club to hold the Festival of the Dogs over four days at Quandong Park from tomorrow, on the oval nearest to the Calder Highway. It is expected that 500 dogs made up of 100 different breeds will make an ap- pearance at the Festival, with entries coming from several States as well as many locals also showing their own dogs. The club will celebrate its 60th anni- versary tomorrow with an official opening, followed by an exciting series of events over the four days, with each day’s program run- ning from 8am to 4pm. The Red Cliffs Market runs from 9am to 1pm on Sunday in Barclay Square, Indi Av- enue and Ilex Street, and is now one of the biggest markets in The Red Cliffs Historical Steam railway will also be operatingon Sunday on the half hour from 11am with the last run leaving at 3.30pm, The Red Cliffs RSL Museum mean- while will open from 10am to 3.30pm and the Red Cliffs Historical Society display will be open in the Red Cliffs Court House from 11am to 1pm. All roads lead to Red Cliffs • From Page 16 Angel’s Oriental Massage will also provide free demonstration massages, as well as donating $5 from each paid full massage to CHAILIS. There will also be a host of free items for people to sample includ- ing Chinese tea, gluten-free Chinese dumplings and home-made ginger beer. Mrs Clutterbuck said CHAILIS is totally reliant on fund-raising to con- tinue it’s operations, with 100 percent of money raised passed on to families in need. She said it was hoped events like next weekend’s fund-raiser at Angel’s Oriental Massage will not only help raise funds, but raise awareness about the services CHAILIS provides. Next Sunday’s event will run from 10am to 2.30pm at Angel’s Oriental Massage at 61 Orange Avenue Mildura. For more information contact Kenny Fong on 0429 880 270. Businesses band together for a cause THOFAN Boontham was celebrated amongst Mildu- ra’s hospitality industry this week after she was named SuniTAFE’s Chefs of the Fu- ture winner for 2016. The award presentation and dinner was held at the SuniTASTE Training Res- taurant, where guests were treated to an eight course cocktail service prepared by the 2015 Chefs of the Fu- ture winner Kritika Devi. Eight budding cooks battled it out in a Master Chef-like competition for this year’s title. The finalists were given a mystery box challenge which revealed they had to present a main dish using Murray Cod and a dessert which showcased locally grown citrus. Renowned Mildura chef, Stefano de Pieri, Australian Culinary Fed- eration’s Belinda Santa, and Maryanne Van Dijk from Slow Food Mildura, judged the event on taste, appear- ance and innovation. Thofan is a Certificate III Commercial Cookery apprentice at the Euston Club and accrued the most points with the judges to beat the high-calibre field of finalists. The aim of the event was to enable students to gain confidence and networks to seek out other opportu- nities to test and showcase their locally acquired skills. Thofan received $1000 in ‘prize value’ donated by Shinas Estate whilst other competitors received prizes and medals donated by Australian Culinary Federa- tion, One Stop Wholesaler, Mallee Foods and Suni- TAFE. All finalists received a membership to Slow Food Mildura and will represent Sunraysia as a team at the AustTAFE Culinary Trophy state final in Bendigo in September. Thofan takes home top chef award • TOP CHEF: Commercial cookery apprentice Thofan Boontham was named SuniTAFE’s Chefs of the Future winner this week.
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