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​ABOUT CASA

Since 2004

Meet The Team

2018/2019

Patron: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia

George Chin

President

Eric Lai

Vice President

Immediate Past President

Jacky Yang

Vice President

Herman Chin

Vice President

Emma Cheung

Secretary

Louisa Lu

Treasurer

Alan Lim

Committee Member

Alvin Lo

Committee Member

​Hau Pehn Yapp

Honorary Legal Advisor

Cathy Chong

​Public Officer

​Honorary Advisor

Dr Gan Keong

Honorary Advisor

David Wong

Honorary Advisor

Claudia Cream OAM

Honorary Advisor

Chris Chong

Honorary Advisor

Dr Z De Han

Honorary Advisor

Shaun Osborn

Committee Member

Fivian Tee

Committee Member

Jane Shen

Committee Member

Irena Zhang

Honorary President

Main Events

CASA organised the first Street Party on 24th January 2004 and this event was to celebrate not only the 2004 Lunar New Year on Moonta Street Chinatown, but also the Inauguration of CASA, and the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Southern Chinatown Gateway, which was funded and constructed by Adelaide City Council.

24th January 2004

CASA assisted the Lord Mayor of Adelaide and the Honorary Consul for Malaysia in South Australia to organise a Civic Reception to celebrate Malaysia's 50th Anniversary of Independence on the 20th September 2007 at the Adelaide Town Hall. The Reception was attended by the Acting High Commissioner for Malaysia to Australia, Mr.Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

20th September 2007

In the 2008 Lunar New Year Street Party, we had cultural performances for the first time, from members of the Burmese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese and Korean communities, making it a truly multicultural event.

February 2008

The Premier of South Australia, Hon Mike Rann MP hosted a Reception in the Parliament of South Australia to honour the contribution of the Chinese community to South Australia and to welcome the Beijing Olympic Games. CASA was invited to assist in organising the event. Dr Z De Han and Claudia Cream were asked to represent the South Australia Chinese community in response to the Premier’s speech.

6th August 2008

In 2013, under CASA’s President Irena Zhang, the Lunar New Year Street Party was expanded from Moonta Street to Gouger Street, and the duration of the Street Party extended from day into night time.

2013

CASA assisted the International students from China to organize the Double Seventh (Qixi) Festival at Moonta Street, Chinatown. The event was supported by Adelaide City Council, ANZ Bank, Committee for Adelaide, Property and Consulting Australia, among others. Adelaide Festival Centre, STEMSEL Adelaide and other local community associations such as the Overseas Chinese Association, Chinese Association, and Chinese Welfare Services also participated in the Festival.

22nd August 2015

CASA President was invited for the first time, together with the organizers for Major events such as Carnevale Italian Festival, to attend a meeting called by Hon Zoe Bettison MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs to discuss the major cultural events in the State of South Australia. That date was an important day, as Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party has on that date been recognised officially as one of the major Cultural events in South Australia.

2nd June 2016

CASA assisted the International Students from China led by Adelaide University Chinese Students and Scholars Association to organise the 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival Performance at the Town Hall. Among the dignitaries attended were Hon Tung Ngo MLC, Chinese Consul-General Mr Siping Cai and Hon Jing Lee MLC.

18th September 2017

The second Street Party was organised on the 2nd of October 2004 for commemorating the Official Opening of the Southern Chinatown Gateway, and the Lions Statues which were donated by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, and our special guest at this occasion was Her Excellency, Madam Fu Ying, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Australia.

 

As a result of the successful hosting of the 2004 Street Parties, CASA won the prestigious Community Event of the Year Award given by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Michael Harbison, in Conjunction with the 2005 Australia Day’s Celebration.

2nd October 2004

Mr Hieu Van Le, the Lieutenant Governor of South Australia as well as the Chairman of South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, became CASA’s Patron in October 2007 until 2014, when he was appointed as the Governor of South Australia. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia was invited and accepted to be CASA’s Patron in September 2014.

October 2007

CASA's President George Chin together with Dr Z De Han were invited to represent the Chinese Community in South Australia to deliver a special Chinese Welcome at the Premier's Games Appeal Dinner with the purpose of raising funds for the Australian Olympic and Paralympics athletes to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

1st August 2008

CASA was the Governor’s Multicultural Awards 2009 Finalist, in the Community Sector-Organisation category, while CASA’s President, George Chin, was Governor’s Multicultural Awards 2009 Finalist, in the Community Sector- Individual category.

2009

On the first Day of Lunar New Year 2015 (Thursday 19th February 2015), His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia hosted a Reception at the Government House to acknowledge and recognize those volunteers and supporters who have made contributions to the Lunar New Year Street Party since 2004.

19th February 2015

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese hosted a Civic Reception at Adelaide Town Hall to acknowledge and recognize those volunteers and supporters who have made contributions to the Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party.

19th February 2016

CASA again assisted the International students from China to organize the Double Seventh (Qixi) Festival at Moonta Street, Chinatown. Among the many dignitaries attended were Hon Zoe Bettison MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Chinese Consul-General Mr Rao Hongwei.

13th August 2016

CASA participated in OzAsia Festival by organising a first-ever Lantern Parade from Chinatown to Elders Park for the Moon Lantern Festival.

1st October 2017