Here we'll list events and activities scheduled for the year. We'll update this
page frequently, so check back often to stay up to date.
FUNCTIONS FOR 2016/17
May 28: Sinhala movie 'BREAKING NEWS'
Old Anandians Association of Victoria is proudly presenting the Sinhala Movie “BREAKING NEWS” By Lucky Dias.
"Breaking News" was produced by old Anandian Dr Arosha Fernando and features popular actor late Vijaya Nandasiri (his final acting role).
There will be three screenings on the 28th of May at the Monash Cinema, Clayton.
Details are as follows;
Sunday, 28th May
1.00pm, 3.45pm and 6.30pm
Monash Union Cinema, Monash University, 131, Wellington Road, Clayton
1.00pm show: $20
Please contact Arjuna 0438 194 827, Rohitha 0419 229 752, Namal 0433 961 597, Kapila 0414 352 668 or any OBA committee members for tickets for the show of your choice.
Your support to make this fund raising event a success would be greatly appreciated.
Breaking News Film Trailer
|Click the picture to view Guru Geethaya (2015) Photo Album|
TBA: Blood Donation
July 22: Maroons Night
EVENTS ALREADY HELD FOR THE YEAR 2016/17
April 20,22-25,28,29 - Melbourne: Dhamma Sermons
Ven. Kolambisse Vimukthirathana Thero from Isipatana Aranya Senasanaya in Maradankadawala Sri Lanka is renowned among the Buddhist community predominantly for meditation retreats and dhamma sermons. We are pleased to announce that Kolambisse thero who is currently visiting Australia, has accepted an invitation from the OAAV to conduct a series of religious events in Melbourne, Brisbane (13th to 16th April -at Sri Lankaramaya, Sri Lanka Buddhist Monastery) and Adelaide (30th of April to 4th of May- at Adelaide Buddhist Viharaya).
Please find below details of the programme organized by OAAV in Melbourne .
Thursday -20th April 2017
- 7.30pm : Dhamma Sermon organized at the Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara in Berwick. (Dhamma Sermon)
Saturday -22nd to 25th Tuesday April 2017
- 9.00am-5.00pm : 4 day meditation programme at Dhamma Deepa Meditation Centre in Dandenong.
Friday -28th June 2016
- 7.30pm : Dhamma Sermon at Dhamma Sarana Vihara in Keysborough
Saturday -29th June 2016
- 7.30pm : Dhamma Sermon at the Rockbank(Paramitha Buddhist Vihara) temple.
Please conatct Arjuna, Vajira, Kalinga, Lasith, Kapila or any OBA committee members for further details.
|Click the picture to view Dhamma Program (2017) Photo Album|
March 25: Battle of the Maroons
The 6th Annual Battle of the Maroons will be held on Saturday the 25th March. There is an exciting game of cricket, and a great opportunity for catching up with friends in the spirit of the "Big Match”. This year there will be a few additions to the program which will include:
Date: 25th March 2017
Venue: Lyindale Cricket Grounds- Barry J Powell Reserve, Halton Road, Noble Park (Melway 80K10)
Time: 9:30 am onwards
Kid, scome and enjoy the jumping castle and playgrounds. There will be sri lankan food and drinks available at the mobile street stall.
Come join the fun, looking forward to seeing you on the day !!!!!
If you have any queries please reach out to any one of our committee members.
March 13: Festival of Cricket Australia Six-a-side Cricket Tournament
The Festival of Cricket Australia (FOCA) is hosting the Six-a-side cricket tournament for the second time , which is designed to foster further relationships within various Sri Lankan Old Boys School Associations in Victoria. One of the aims of this event, is to unite all Sri Lankans in Victoria through the common passion for cricket by hosting Melbourne's Festival of Cricket. FOCA wishes to bring together rival schools & Melbournians and promote the Sri Lankan culture.
DATE- Monday the 13th of March
TIME- 8.00am onwards
VENUE- Xavier College Grounds, Kew
Please join us to support the talented team of ANANDA COLLEGE who will battle it out in Group D, Round 1 onwards.
"Hopper N Wheels" food truck will be serving scrumptious Lankan food.
Please join us to relive the big match fever in Melbourne on the 13th of March at Xavier College grounds in Kew.
|Click the picture to view Festival of Cricket six-a-side tournament (2017) Photo Album|
March 5: Cleanup Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day has successfully grown each year to make this community event the largest annual environmental campaign in Australia. This Day is now firmly entrenched in the Australian calendar. It is an apolitical, non-profit community campaign in which everyone can participate. This year's Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 5 March 2017.
Every year hundreds of thousands of Australians help clean up their local environment on Clean Up Australia Day. It is lot of fun and everyone can take part.
During the past 10 years we have taken the responsibility for cleaning up Mordialloc Creek and Epsom wetlands. In the past, we have had more than 20 volunteers (Old Anandians and their family members, representatives from other Sri Lankan schools) taking part in the cleaning up activities. After the cleaning up activities were over, all of us were feeling elated knowing that we have made a small contribution to the country we call home now, by participating in this important event.
Once again we have selected Mordialloc Creek and Epsom wetlands as our designated site. We need as many volunteers as possible on the day. Although we have taken the initiative, we would like to make this a project by Sri Lankan schools alumni associations. We look forward to seeing a lot of volunteers from Sri Lankan schools alumni associations at the clean up site on Sunday 5 March 2017.
We are planning to commence clean up activities at 8.00am and conclude by 12 noon. We are planning to provide finger food and drinks to our volunteers after clean up activities are over.
Meeting Place: Car Park next to the J Grut Reserve (Melway Ref: 92H1)
For more information, please contact Ravi Ariyawansa (0422 844 445), Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any other committee member.
Dec 11: Christmas Party
With the festive season around the corner, your Committee has once again organised a family get together which is designed to deliver heaps of entertainment for the kids as well as the adults.
Surge the Magician will perform an hour long magic show with live animals such as his favourites ‘Feather Bottom’ the dove, ‘Periwinkle’ the cockatoo, ‘Specs’ the parrot, ‘Monsieur Rub-It’ the Rabbit & ‘Domino’ the guinea pig.
This will be followed by another hour-long session of creating funky animals/shapes out of balloons and given to each kid as a gift from the Association.
......KIDS - DO COME AND MEET SERGEI THE MAGICIAN AND SANTA CLAUS .....
Those who like Santa to present small gifts to your kids, please remember to bring your wrapped gifts with your child's name written on it and hand them over for Santa’s collection so Santa will make sure to deliver them.
The one and only Chandima Jayanetti will be providing the music and we are assured of a fantastic night.
Thura from Westall Spice Cafe will be our caterer this year, and he has offered sumptuous menus for the kids as well as the adults
|Date:||11th December (Sunday)|
|Location:||Knox Garden Community Centre, 70/72, Argyle Way, Wantirna South|
Time: 5:30 pm onwards
|Dinner :|| Adults $20
Kids (5 yrs-12 yrs) - $10
Kids (Under 5)-Free
|RSVP by :||5th December|
|Click the picture to view Christmas Party(2015) Photo Album|
Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Arjuna (0438 194 827) on or before Monday 5th December as numbers are limited. We need to know the number of adults and the number of kids (both paying and free) for catering purposes.
Nov 25-27: Camping at Croajingolong National Park
For the first time we are planning a 3 day camping trip to the pristine wilderness area of the Croajingolong National Park. This coastal national park is situated in the east Gippsland region closer to the NSW border. Covering 875 square kilometres this park boast an amazing range of rivers, tributaries, forrest and beaches, and is listed as one of the twelve world biosphere areas in Australia. These remote and secluded camping spots are far off the main towns with no mobile coverage and absolutely minimal facilities. Campers get the opportunity to enjoy the solitude, walk the spectacular sand dunes, bush walks, walk to the point hicks light house, enjoy icy cold waters of the Thurra river inlet, take in the majestic sunsets on desolate beaches, and enjoy a campfire, sing-song and a yarn with their mates.
|Dates:||Friday 25th - Sunday 27th November (3 Days)|
|Location & Time:||Croajingolong National Park, 480 Km/ 7 Hours drive from Melbourne|
|Interest Closing:||10th November|
If this sounds like something you would be interested in joining please email Tyrone (email@example.com).
Nov 19: Founders Day Alms Giving
One of our major events for the year is the Annual Alms Giving, to commemorate the Founding Fathers of Ananda College. As a tradition, we have continued and celebrated this event for many years. This year too, we are happy and proud to celebrate this great event.
Date: 19th of November 2016 (Saturday) Time: 9.00am onwards Venue: Dhamma Sarana Temple, 329-335 Greens Road, Keysborough.
We would love to see you and your family members participate in this meritorious event. Your generous contribution and active participation is solicited. It would also be much appreciated if you could assist in any way with the dane menu by undertaking to provide any of the listed menu items and/or wish to offer a pirikara to the priest, and/or a donation to the temple.
If you are able to participate in this meritorious event and prepare any food items, please contact Wiji (Wiji.DeAlwis@auspost.com.au), Arjuna (firstname.lastname@example.org), or any OBA committee members.
Nov 1: Inter House Softball Cricket Tournament (Ashoka, Gamunu, Parakrama,Vijaya)
Due to popular demand the OAAV is organising the inter-house softball cricket tournament to be held in November. We are now calling for members to come forward and join their college house teams. With the softball format most members can easily join in and no previous experience is required.
We only ask that you come and join your respective house and be a part of the excitement and fun. Please see below for further details:
|Tuesday 1st November (Melbourne Cup Day)|
Barry J Powell Reserve, Halton Road, Noble Park (Melway 80K10)
T20 match (Tennis Ball / 11-a-side)
|Food & Drinks:|
|Awards:||Trophies will be awarded to the winning House, Man of the Match, Best Batsman and Best Bowler in the finals.|
|Dress Code:||If you have full whites come in them. If not please wear a white shirt/T-shirt and black or blue pants.|
|Closing date for applications:|
|Click the picture to view Inter House Softball Cricket Tournament (2016) Photo Album|
We are looking for participants from the following age brackets (minimum) to form each team:
2 over 50 players,
2 players between 40-49,
2 players between 30-39
Rest of the players to be over 18.
This will be an exciting family event and we look forward to you and your families coming down and joining the event. For the little ones’ entertainment, a Jumping Castle will be there, and we are sure the kids would love it.
We are hoping to extend the fun & frolic to the children and partners too. The format of this match will be decided on the day depending on the number of participants. So please come in your runners and sporting clothes and let your children also know about this match and encourage them to participate. No selection criteria applies to the children and partners match.
Ta-ka Ta-ka: the Sri Lanka Street Food cart will be there for you to purchase your meals and soft drinks.
For further information, please contact Tyrone (email@example.com), Arjuna (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dushan (email@example.com) or any OBA committee members
Oct 28: Morning alms giving at Pakenham temple
The OAAV is organising a morning dane on Friday the 28th of October 2016 for the visiting Nayaka Theros of Asgiriya Chapter at the Pakenham temple.
We are extremely sorry for the very short notice as this was not a planned event, but it would be a great and rare opportunity to be able to provide an alms giving to the Nayake theros of the Asgiriya chapter.
Those who are keen and can participate in this dane, please be kind enough to confirm at your earliest convenience. Your spontaneous assistance will be greatly valued.
The list of dane food items will be forwarded via email to the mailing list.
|Dates:||28th October 2016|
|Venue:||Pakenham Temple (Dhammadeepa Meditation Temple)
320 Watson Road, Pakenham
|Time:||6.00am for 7.00am start|
If you need any further information, please contact Tyrone 0417 382 660 or Arjuna 0438 194 827.
September 21 :Bodhi Pujawa
The Association will start the new year, with a special Bodhi Pujawa, at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple).
All are welcome to attend the Bodhi Pujawa, this Wednesday 21st September at 7.00 p.m., to partake in the religious ceremony, and invoke blessings for a successful year.
Looking forward to your presence and blessings, at the temple.
It would be much appreciate if you could bring flowers and “gilan pasa” to be offered at the temple.
Date: 21st of September 2016 (Wednesday) Time: Please be there by 7.00pm Venue: Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple), 43,Hemmings Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Click the picture to view Bodhi Pujawa(2015) Photo Album
September 18: AGM
The Annual General Meeting for the year 2016/2017 will be held on Sunday the 18th of September.
The details of the AGM are as follows,
Date: Sunday, 18th September, 2016 Time: 6.00pm Location:
Shavans Pinewood Pinewood Shopping Village, 17-21 Centreway Mount Waverley, Victoria 3125
As per Rule 15 of the OAAV Constitution, the members who are proposing and seconding and the nominees must be financial members of the Association and all nominations must be sent to the Secretary to the address given below at least 14 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.
For further information, please contact Dushan (0405 967 874), Ashad (0416 187 600) or any OBA committee members
We invite you to attend our events. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join. Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.