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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 4th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 5, 2009 17 NEWS Celebrations a hit Lion dancers bring good luck to Burwood Rd shopkeepers. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP238315 DESPITE the sweltering temperatures, crowds came to Burwood Park to enjoy last weekend's Lunar New Year celebrations. The live entertainment was a hit with the crowd at Burwood's biggest Lunar New Year to date. Lion dancers climbed sky-high poles, local young people demonstrated their hard-core martial arts skills while dance troupes treated the audience to traditional routines. Stratfhfield State Labor MP Virginia Judge praised Burwood's culturally rich and diverse community, while Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook wished everyone a fruitful 2009. ''The Year of the Ox symbolises pros- perity through hard work and fortitude," Cr Furneaux-Cook said. Singer the first to challenge MCDONALD College student Nicola Bow- man is the first singer to enter the 2009 McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge. Nicola, 13, grew up in the UK where she featured in two major musicals on London's West End Mary Poppins and Les Miserables. Last year Nicola won gold in the Song from a Musical/Music Theatre and silver in the Vocal Performance for her age group in the challenge. She hopes to become an opera singer. The challenge has 300 events for classical and contemporary style, with categories for aspiring writers, poets and composers. International airline of flypacificblue.com *Departing Sydney, seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one way on the net, or $15 more by phone. A credit card surcharge of $5 per person per one way flight is applicable for flights internationally. Fares are correct as at Jan 28, 2009 and are subject to change. Wellington is offered as a connecting flight. Domestic connecting flights offered by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty. Ltd. International flights between Australia and New Zealand operated by Pacific Blue Airlines (N.Z.) Ltd. International return fare may var y with the addition of local taxes and charges. CumminsNitro © VIR1300/ IWW THEN FLY HOME WITH PACIFIC BLUE. AUCKLAND ◊189* CHRISTCHURCH ◊189* WELLINGTON ◊249*
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