FUNCTIONS FOR 2018/19
Feb 24: Film - Udumbara
Old Anandians Association of Victoria is proudly presenting the Sinhala movie “UDUMBARA” a movie revolving around an ambitious man who is determined to achieve his dreams despite the challenges that life offers him. This inspirational movie has a star-studded cast, including the likes of Jackson Anthony, Janaka Kumbukage , Sarath Kothalawala and Hirunika Premachandra. The movie screening will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019 at Monash Cinema, Clayton. We will be hosting 3 sessions on the day. Details are as follows.
|Date:||24th February (Sunday) 2019|
|Session Times:||1.00pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm|
|Venue:||Monash Union Cinema, Monash University, 131, Wellington Road, Clayton|
1.00 PM - $20 per person
Visit the link for the movie trailer: https://youtu.be/vTqyzxuze70
Please contact Gamini (0416 107 920), Tyrone (0417 382 660) at your earliest convenience the number of tickets you would like for the show of your choice.
For further information, please contact any OBA committee members
Part of the funds will be allocated to a key project that we are involved this year with the aim of addressing a real-life issue in Sri Lanka. OAAV is currently working with the R&D division of Sri Lanka Army, who are implementing an Elephant Repelling Light Array System to deter and repel Elephants from wondering into human habitats. This initiative is run with the objective of protecting wildlife and humans and we believe it will be a unique, viable project. We have already successfully completed Phase 1 of this project by partially protecting a village named Pulugasdeniya in Polonnaruwa, and hope to extend this even further. Any donations will be greatly appreciated and it would help to contribute towards a worthy cause.
Please refer below link for bookings on your favorite onlline media platform for all Sri Lankan events .
March 10: Battle of the Maroons
EVENTS ALREADY HELD FOR THE YEAR 2018/19
Jan 6: Sri Lankan Cricket Carnival
Our boys are taking part in the Sri Lankan Cricket Carnival this Sunday 6th January, along wth 31 other teams at the Sweeney reserve, Narre Warren. The event starts from 8:00am.
|Date:||6th January (Sunday)|
|Time:||Starts from 8:00am|
Sweeney reserve, Narre Warren
Come and enjoy some exciting cricket, good music and great Sri Lankan street food while supporting our Ananda team at this mega event.
Dec 8: Christmas party and Family night
Our annual Christmas party and Family night will be held on Saturday 8th December 2018. Bring your families and friends to join an enjoyable evening for the kids and adults in the company of Sergei the magician, a special visit from Santa and live music by “Hurricane”.
If you would like Santa to present your kids with a small gift, please remember to bring your wrapped gift for your child (with their name on it) and hand it over to one of Santa’s helpers, so Santa will make sure to deliver it to them.
Following are the details of the event:
|Date:||08th December 2018 (Saturday)|
|Time:||7:30 pm onwards|
Holy Family Parish Hall, 236 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley
|Dinner:||Buffet from “Westall Spice Café”|
|Price:||Adults - $25
Children (5 yrs – 12 yrs) - $15
Children (Under 5) - Free
Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Gamini (0416 107 920) the number of tickets required before Monday 30th November. We need to know the
number of adults and number of children (both paying and free) for catering purposes. Look forward to hearing from you soon
Nov 24: Founders Day Alms Giving
Our first major OAAV event 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: 24th of November 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9.00am onwards Venue: Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre (Dandenong)
43 Hemmings Street, Dandenong.
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 Gamini (email@example.com), Gayan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any OBA committee members.
Your generous contribution and active participation is sincerely appreciated.
Sep 26: Blessing for the new committee
As a tradition the newly appointed OAAV committee will participate in a bodhi pooja at the Dandenong temple on Wednesday evening.
We would be delighted to see you participate in this event with us. Please remember to bring flowers and offerings for the pooja.
|Date:||Wednesday 26th September|
Sep 22: AGM
The Annual General Meeting for the year 2018/2019 will be held on Saturday the 22nd of September.
The details of the AGM are as follows,
Date: Saturday, 22nd September, 2018 Time: 7.30 pm doors open for 8.15 pm start Location:
Wild Harvest Restaurant, 4/127 Highbury Road, Burwood Vic 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 Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members
Aug 18: Blood Donation
The Annual Blood donation campaign will take place this year on Saturday 18th August, at the Mt. Waverley Donor Centre.
We have been allocated 15 slots starting from 9:45 am.
If you are keen on donating blood or plasma, can you please check the time slots below and let Tyrone (Tyrone (0417 382 660) know the time slot, your name, mobile number and Donor ID (if you already have one) so your slot can be booked on a first-in-first served basis.
Also to check your eligibility, if you can donate, check the following link :
Please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members for information.
May 19: Maroons Night
OAAV is proudly presenting its flagship event the "Maroons Night 2018" on the 19th May at the Springvale Town Hall.
We are celebrating our 23rd anniversary this year and we wish to cordially invite you to join us at our annual dinner dance.
|Date||19th May 2018|
|Time||7.00pm to 1.00am|
|Venue||Springvale Town Hall, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale|
"TANTRA" and guest artist from Sri Lanka, Mr. Clifford Richards with DJs Warren & Naana
|Catering||Tantalising buffet by 'Epice Creative Catering'|
Ladies - After Five
|Drinks||Complementary Soft Drinks, Wine and a bottle of Premium Scotch per table|
Please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660), Sujith (0450 952 901), or any OBA committee members to purchase tickets.
May 19: Battle of The Maroons 2018
The annual Battle of The Maroons encounter is coming up fast. There is a number of battles to be played out in friendly encounters this year. Come and join in these fun filled activities, along with your family and friends. Following are details of these events.
|Date:||Saturday 4th March 2018|
|Location:||Dandenong Show Grounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong|
• Battle Of The Maroons 2018 ( T20 Cricket Match)
• Rugby 7s Match
• Over 40’s Cricket Match
• Ladies and Kids Cricket Match
• Brothers Tent
• Papare Band
• Licensed Bar
• DJ Rush
• Sri Lankan Food Stall
• Jumping Castle and Face Painting
For further information, please contact Tyrone (0417 382 660) or any OBA committee members
February 16: Dhamma Talk by Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero, the former Deputy Principal of Ananda College
As most of you are aware, Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero, the former Deputy Principal of Ananda College has currently taken residence at the Dhammasarana Temple in Keysborough.
Ven Hanguranketha Chandarathana Thero will be conducting a Dhamma talk, followed by a discussion about Ananda College on February 16th, 2018.
Two of our former OAAV Presidents Rukman Wimalasuriya and Bandula Welungoda have kindly taken lead in organising this event. We would love to invite all Anandians and well-wishers in Melbourne to attend this meritorious event.
Below you will find the details of this event:
|Date:||Friday, 16th February 2018|
|Location:||Dhammasarana Temple, 329-335 Greens Road, Keysborough, Victoria 3173|
For further details please contact Rukman Wimalasuriya on 0412 669 963 or Bandula Welungoda on 0411 518 752.
Jan 7: Special Mathaka Wasthra Pujawa/Memorial Service to pay tribute to late Mr. Sanjeewa Abeygunawardene a committee member of the 2017/18 OAAV Executive Committee
With immense sadness the OAAV committee has organised a special pujawa to invoke blessings to late Sanjeewa Abeygunawardene at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre Dandenong on the 7th of January 2018 from 6.00pm onwards.
Sanjeewa was a helmsman in the College rowing team and studied at Monash University & University of Melbourne since leaving the College in 2007. Sanjeewa was working as an Engineer in Melbourne at the time of his sudden demise. Our thought and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad period of time.
Please join us in this meritorious event to pay tribute to our fellow Anandian.
Dec 16: Christmas Party
Celebrating another year as it draws to a close, we thought it would be worthy for all of us to gather with our families and friends one final time. It will be an entertaining and enjoyable evening for the kids and adults in the company of Sergei the magician, a special visit from Santa and heaps of entertaining music from the band "Blossoms".
If you would like Santa to present your kids with a small gift, please remember to bring your wrapped gift for your child (with their name on it) and hand it over to one of Santa's helpers, so Santa will make sure to deliver it to them.
|Date:||16th December (Saturday)|
|Location:||Good Shepherd Parish Hall, Mulgrave|
Time: 7:30 pm (Start)
|Dinner :||Buffet from "Westall Spice Cafe"
Kids (5 yrs-12 yrs) - $10
Kids (Under 5) - Free
|RSVP by :||6th December|
Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Sujith (0450 952 901) the number of tickets required before Monday 6th December.
We need to know the number of adults and number of children (both paying and free ) for catering purposes. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Nov 19: Inter-School Indoor 6-A-Side Cricket Tournament
Ananda College OBA is participating in the inaugural 6- A-Side Indoor Cricket Tournament organised by the Royal College OBA.
We would love for you to come and cheer on our boys, as they battle it out with the rest of the 12 school OBA teams.
Relive day of fast paced action, youthful exuberance friendly rivalry and sportsmanship we all experienced between our great schools back home. This is a kid's friendly event with kids activities.
Hope to see you and your families there.
|Date:||19th November 2017 (Sunday)|
|Location:||ICON Arena Indoor Sports
5B/30 Green St
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.