AFBWCI Presents 3 Wishez at 2nd Wow Blacktown Multi Fair

Once again, the Australian-Filipino Business & Workers Club, Incorporated will be hosting a 2nd WoW Blacktown Multi Fair 2012. This time the venue will be at Rooty Hill High School, North Parade, Rooty Hill NSW from 9:00 am to 6:00pm in lieu of the original February 25 & 26, 2012 schedule. Due to unforeseen circumstances,  the most awaited Brand New car raffle draw that suppose to highlight the fiesta, will be drawn on December 2012 to coincide the 2nd year Pasko Pinoy Style. To those people who have purchased the aforesaid tickets should not to worry as their tickets will be included in the draw Raquel Pellero the newly elected AFBWCI president said.

Dubbed as “Wow Blacktown!”, this festival celebrates Blacktown’s multicultural diversity via meaningfully entertaining songs and dances, sports, as well as culinary art (food stalls) and arts/crafts exhibitions from various ethnic groups including a large conglomeration of Filipinos all aiming to  generate awareness, build and interlock relationships and foster lasting peace and harmony.

What is more, a concurrent Job & Business Expo will also be held with the aim of providing assistance to job seekers and business networks.

The special participation of 3 Wishez, X Factor 2011 finalist is expected to attract more people from different walks of life in this must-see event. The three members of 3 Wishez share a common goal and it’s the story behind their chosen name. “We all have one wish and each of our wishes is to be musicians so together its three wishes,” Sophia, 21, explains.

Frederico, 18, adds: “All our individual experiences have come together to make something pretty amazing. There are three of us but all our wishes are the same which is to make it.”

The trio – rounded out by Joseph, 23 – are all students at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney. While they’ve all been singing and dancing for years, they only formed the group a year ago. It was Joseph’s suggestion to merge their talents. A top 12 ‘Australian Idol’ finalist in 2006, he prefers working as part of a group than performing solo. “On my own, I don’t feel there’s enough. It’s so much better working with other people who share your passion.”

Another highlight of this event are a long-day performance of several talents from the Filipino, Indonesian, Russian, Serbian, Samoan, Tongan and Chinese communities, etc., sale of traditional products and food of participating countries, and the selection of the winners of: Miss Wow Blacktown Beauty Pageant/Miss Wow Charity;  Mr. Wow Blacktown Quest/Mr. Wow Charity; Little Miss Wow Blacktown/Little Miss Wow Charity and Master Wow Blacktown Quest/Master Wow Charity.

As a non-profit NGO, our main objective is to raise funds earmarked for creating projects and networking activities that foster values education and cultural uplift by promoting tolerance and inter-cultural awareness and appreciation. The harmony resulting from this socio-cultural interaction breaks down barriers and brings about an atmosphere of productivity enticing investors in the tourism industry and enhancing economic progress. Our ultimate dream is to put up our very own Filipino Multipurpose Centre serving as focal point for all Filipinos in Sydney.

Having said that, last January 28, 2012, AFBWCI, spearheaded by Ms. Raquel Pellero as the newly elected President and CEO, Ariel Satorre together with their dynamic and energetic board of directors successfully launch P-Noy Lounge located at level 1, 24-28 First Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148. P-Noy Lounge is a business centre where all AFBWCI’s members has the opportunity to meet and greet, hold meetings, business presentations’ to strengthen their business networks and most of all, a best place to socialize amongst members. P-Noy Lounge is already a few steps closer to AFBWCI’s dreams.

Nevertheless, Wow Blacktown Multi Fair was conceptualized as one of the core projects of AFBWCI to raise funds to seed their ongoing projects whilst promoting our values, cultures and traditions. It is time for the Filipinos to be united not to be divided. As of this, we are reaching out for your utmost support towards this endeavour and will be very delighted to see our Kababayans actively involved in this event.

Finally, please be informed that part of the proceeds will go to our designated charity organizations servicing out-of-school youth and street kids turning them into useful citizenry.

For more information and further enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact Raquel, Dory and Yolly on 0401 670 188 or email

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