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Tracie

Lives in Traralgon

I love the strength and compassion of our community. So for me, the strength inspires me. I see that every day where people gather together and they, you know, come up with local solutions to local issues. They advocate for their community, their neighbour, their family, and they come together to make great things happen in our Valley. They stand together to be counted, and that’s really something that inspires me and it keeps me coming down to work every day.

And the other word I used was compassion and I think for me, that’s how we show our compassion for people and our community. You know, every day I see people working together, they’re looking after their neighbours, they’re checking on their family. You know, if there’s someone in need they rally together to, you know, to ensure that they’re supported and that, you know, they’re not left behind. And I think that is something that is really rare, it’s a rare find to see. And I’m really proud that I’m part of this community.

Tracie

Lives in Traralgon

I love the strength and compassion of our community. So for me, the strength inspires me. I see that every day where people gather together and they, you know, come up with local solutions to local issues. They advocate for their community, their neighbour, their family, and they come together to make great things happen in our Valley. They stand together to be counted, and that’s really something that inspires me and it keeps me coming down to work every day.

And the other word I used was compassion and I think for me, that’s how we show our compassion for people and our community. You know, every day I see people working together, they’re looking after their neighbours, they’re checking on their family. You know, if there’s someone in need they rally together to, you know, to ensure that they’re supported and that, you know, they’re not left behind. And I think that is something that is really rare, it’s a rare find to see. And I’m really proud that I’m part of this community.

Say Ni Hao to Lixia!
Lives in Moe

Ni Hao.

Lixia – Mandarin

 

Of all the culture shocks of moving to a new country, it was a quick trip to the shops that offered Lixia the clearest reminder she wasn’t in China anymore.

Ten years ago, Lixia, her husband Anthony and their son Bart shifted from the…

Say Hola to Erika!
Lives in Newborough

Hola.

Erika – Spanish

 

When Erika was 15 years old, her family moved from Peru to Chile.

The language was the same – Spanish – but the locals spoke quickly and with a different accent, making them at times difficult to understand.

It took some getting used to but…

Say Yassou to Evriviades!
Lives in Morwell/Moe

Yassou.

Evriviades – Greek

From a week of fasting and a day of collective mourning, to midnight mass and a lavish Sunday feast, Easter or ‘Páscha’ is an occasion for social connection like no other for the Greek community.

For Evriviades Aristotelous, such traditions…