The October Pancake Team turned their thoughts to the annual Okotoberfest celebrations held around the world and managed to morph a pancake into a beer. No mean feat! Not forgetting the current health drive at DITC, they relented and added some fresh fruits and nuts to create the face of a crusty beer-drinker. Ah... the perils of over-indulgence!
International Night was a real celebration of diversity this year as students and staff turned out in sparkling traditional costumes and performed traditional songs and dances. In a break from tradition however, finger food was served this year which helped give the evening a more informal, relaxed atmosphere. Well done to the amenities club and all those who lent a hand in the organisation, from the carefully thought out decor to the entertaining performances. We're looking forward to next year already!
30 specially selected members of the TNI (here for the JOCIT course) showed their skills went beyond combat techniques when they put on a dance spectacular at their graduation ceremony yesterday. The beat was infectious and staff and students joined in the celebrations. They now move on to the Land Warfare Centre in Tully, Queensland for the Army to Army service exchange program.
DITC was honoured last week with a visit by the VCDF,Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, who enjoyed meeting staff and students and finding out first hand about DITC's role and how we go about fulfilling it. He said after his visit that he was impressed by what he saw and heard. That's a credit to all the staff and students at DITC.
August 31 - Sept 6 was Legacy Week. One member of staff at DITC made a special effort to dress up in traditional Australian Army uniform to remind us all of the important work of this charity in supporting the families of service men and women who have been incapacitated or have died during or after their defence force service.
Pancake Morning Tea took on a different shape this month when the September team morphed pancakes into beautifully decorated and presented butterfly shapes, raising everybody's interest level to new heights.
Australians of Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths celebrate Deepavali (Diwali), or the Festival of Lights. This is a very popular festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Muharram is the first month of the year on the Islamic Calendar and marks the New Year for Muslims.
DITC BBQ Area
Halloween has its origins in ancient pagan, Celtic harvest and Christian festivals. Children dress up as witches, devils, ghosts and skeletons and seek small treats from neighbours.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier horse racing event that stops the nation. It is always held on the first Tuesday in November.