Central Leader : April 22nd 2011
7 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 22 , 2011 NEWS Join us for FREE Shows! Throw on your party outfit, it’s Monty’s birthday and you’re invited. Over the school holidays, Westfield St Lukes will come alive with dancing, music, prizes and one very happy monkey. For more details visit our website westfield.co.nz/stlukes Monty at the Carnival Tues 26 & Thurs 28 April, 1.30pm Tues 26 & Thurs 28 April, 1.30pm The carnival is in town for Monty’s birthday. The interactive show will be a fun fair of performers, games and magic, not to be missed. Monty at the Zoo Wed 27 & Fri 29 April, 1.30pm Monty’s animal friends have come all the way from the zoo. Watch the peacock, tiger, seal and panda get up to all kinds of antics. Sign up to the WKids’ Club at Westfield Sign up to the WKids’ Club at Westfield Customer Service. You’ll get a registration pack, a birthday card from Monty and you’ll receive news about fun events in centre. BECOME MONTY’S MATE MMOONNTT Y’Y’SS BBIIRRTTHHDDAAYY CCAARRNNIIVVAALL Last day Sat 23 April 10am-4pm SCHOOL'S OUT BALLOON SKOOL'S IN ril m Come to our free balloon Come to our free balloon sculpting workshop. See sculpting workshop. See the enormous Easter the enormous Easter themed sculptures in the themed sculptures in the Centre Court and learn Centre Court and learn how to make a cool creation how to make a cool creation to take home. to take home. Wed 27 & Fri 29 April, 1.30pm Wed 27 & Fri 29 April, 1.30pm Monty’s animal friends have come all the way from the zooo. Watch the peacock, tiger, seal and panda get up to all kinds of antics. registration pack, a birthday card from registration pack, a birthday card from Monty and you’ll receive news about Monty and you’ll receive news about fun events in centre. fun events in centre. WES/CL2/0979 west field.co .nz /stlukes • NZ owned & operated state-of-the-art learning centres. • Qualified, professional educators. • Individual documented programmes to enhance your child’s learning. • School Readiness Programme. • Amazing, comforting nurseries. • Nutritional meals. ‘Come Grow With Us’ STLUKESRDTAYLORSRDSAINSBURYRDMORNINGSIDEDRNEWNORTHRDTAYLORSRD Hip hop for Cambodia Good cause: Lisa Ho runs hip hop classes for young people and the profits go to a Cambodian children’s charity. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY Visit www.centralleader. co.nz to see a video about Tiny Toones. A two-week trip to her mother’s home country turned into a year-long journey of personal dis- covery for Lisa Ho. The Blockhouse Bay resident spent a year volunteering at a charity called Tiny Toones in Cambodia in 2009. Now she is running children’s hip hop classes in New Lynn and donat- ing all the profits to Tiny Toones. Miss Ho has a back- ground in dance and studied commerce at Auckland University. She travelled to Cambodia in December 2008 to find out more about where her mother grew up. ‘‘She had told me bed- time stories about run- ning away from soldiers and eating spiders but I didn’t know very much about the country.’’ Miss Ho was shocked by what she saw when she arrived. ‘‘It’s another world, it’s very lawless,’’ she says. The 25-year-old dis- covered Tiny Toones, a non-government organis- ation which works with underprivileged youth in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. She liked what the group was trying to achieve through dance and education and jumped on board as an administrator. Miss Ho returned to New Zealand in Decem- ber 2009 because she missed her family. ‘‘It’s still the best thing I’ve ever done,’’ she says. She now works as a fundraising co-ordinator for Amnesty Inter- national but wanted to keep contributing to Tiny Toones in some way. ‘‘I thought it would be good to start up some- thing that could generate a revenue stream for the organisation,’’ she says. The classes have been running since the begin- ning of February this year and are held at the New Lynn Sea Scouts Hall, 37 Margan Ave, on Fridays. Classes cost $8 per session and run from 4pm to 5pm for six to nine-year-olds and from 5pmto6pmfor10to 14-year-olds. ❚ Call 021-1135-074 or email zyondance@gmail. com for more information.
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