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United for Ecuador Fundraiser

On 16 April 2016 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador. The epicentre was in the Manabi province, in the Ecuadorian coastline, where many cities and villages have been devastated. At this time, the death toll exceeds 660, more than 16,600 have people have been injured, and 25,640 are living in temporary shelters. Rescue efforts are underway and there is an urgent need for food, clean water, clothing, medical supplies and “refuge” tents to serve as provisional shelter.

In light of this tragedy, ANU Ecuadorian Society is hosting#UnitedForEcuador in conjunction with AKT Fitness and CasaBlanca-Canberra.

Enjoy a Zumbathon class with AKT Fitness and enjoy entertainment from DJ Paisa, Acuarelatina, Habana Kaliente Dance SchoolSalsabor Dance Studio, Mexico Lindo Canberra, Subsdance Dance StudioRaio de Sol Canberra Community Samba BandKokoloco Dance Studio and Nelson Alcantara (aka Doctor Salsa). 

There will also be Traditional Ecuadorian food on offer: Fritada con llapingachos Andean Potatoes stuffed with cheese, achiote and coriander (V + GF), or with Pork Ribs (GF), Sancocho Grandma’s traditional recipe for hearty stew of beef, corn and cassava (GF), Chulpi-Chochos Lupini beans with roasted corn (V + GF), Salchipapas chips with sausages (GF) or chips only (V), plus a wide range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (18+) including the traditional Canelazo!

United for Ecuador

Image of woman’s face with Ecuadorian flag from shutterstock.com

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