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Congratulations are in order

March 2021

The winners of the Governor of South Australia's 2020 Multicultural Awards were announced at a function in the grounds of Government House on Tuesday 16th March 2021. We congratulate all winners, particularly those listed below who are active within our Market Quarter precinct.

Media Award:

Ethnic Broadcasters Inc (operator of Radio 5EBI 103.1fm, whose studios are in Byron Place, Adelaide) has been recognised for more than 45 years of broadcasting to South Australians, inspiring and celebrating multiculturalism. Producing more than 120 hours of local content each week, 5EBI broadcasts programs in 44 languages and is run by a very small team of staff and a very large team of around 200 volunteers. The station played an important role in providing accurate and timely information about the COVID-19 pandemic to its culturally diverse audience. 5EBI is an active member of Grote Business Precinct and supporter of its Market Quarter initiative.

Private Sector Award:

City Medical Clinic, established at 80 Grote Street in 2018, was recognised for its vision to improve healthcare for the then under-serviced but rapidly growing international population in Adelaide. The Clinic has launched health awareness campaigns in multiple languages, resulting in more than 2,000 cervical screenings, 5,000 HPV vaccinations and in the order of 10,000 flu vaccinations, and a We-Chat platform to support the community (not just its patients).

Senior Volunteer Award:

(Joint winner) Mr Raymond Sardana has been an active member of South Australia's Indian community for decades. As an experienced member of Indian Community Radio, which broadcasts on Radio 5EBI, Mr Sardana has trained many other community members as radio presenters. He also provides advice to community members on legal and other services, health and wellbeing.

Arts & Culture Award:

(Joint winner) Established in 2003, Food Tours Australia has been recognised for showcasing cultural diversity and promoting understanding through food. Its popular Adelaide Central Market tours highlight how businesses large and small are contributing to an inclusive community here in South Australia. As well as introducing interstate and international tourists to Adelaide's foodie heart, Food Tours Australia works with schools, giving students opportunities to discuss their individual heritage with pride and opening conversations about the kind of world they hope for.

Winners of the 2019 Awards who, due to COVID restrictions missed out on a presentation ceremony last year, were also acknowledge at this year's ceremony.