Last Sunday a luncheon was held at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville as part of the ongoing process of raising funds for the Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Fund. The committee, under the aeges of the MCCV, has been active over the past year to set up this fund to encourage young persons of Maltese background to maintain their Maltese culture.
The President of the MCCV, Prof Maurice Cauchi, addressed the sizeable number of persons attending the luncheon on the aims of the Fund. This was followed by entertainment provided by well-known personality, Vincent Calleja, who, in a lighter vein, produced a series of funny stories and jokes which kept everybody laughing.
The second part of the entertainment consisted of a concert given by the inimitable Joan Drago, who started with the serious but well-known songs, continued in a folkloristic fashion, joined by many of those who were present. It would appear that many Maltese, particularly the elderly ones, appreciate this sort of entertainment, compared with the more vigorous dinner dances that have been the standard over the years.
Our thanks go to the organisers, George Saliba (who was also the MC) and Lina Saliba, Guy and Mary Deguara, and several other helpers on the occasion.