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Alay Kay Inay: A Heartwarming Mother’s Day High Tea Celebration at the Dock

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The University of the Philippines Alumni in Victoria (UPAV) hosted a memorable Mother’s Day event last 11th May at the Community Hub at the Dock. 

Entitled “Alay Kay Inay: Mother’s Day High Tea at the Dock,” the event brought together families for an afternoon filled with music, performances, and engaging activities, celebrating the irreplaceable role of mothers.

The event promised a special way to spoil mums and delivered a program packed with delightful music and extraordinary performances. The Kiko Choir and Chedi Vergara, a former member of the renowned Smokey Mountain singing group, serenaded attendees and created a festive and emotional atmosphere. Alex Fidel, a professional drummer and former artist who toured with different solo acts and bands from various genres, also engaged with kids with drumming skills.

Philippine Consul General in Melbourne Maria Lourdes Salcedo provided inspirational remarks and emphasised the importance of honouring mothers. Attendees also enjoyed innovative Filipino dishes and desserts, catered to tantalize taste buds.

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UPAV High Tea Photo Lente by JVG
PHOTO: Lente by JVG
UPAV Catering by Chef Miguel PHOTO Lente by JVG
Catering is provided by Chef Miguel of Six30 Bistro and Bar in partnership with Mama Sita’s. PHOTO: Lente by JVG

Aside from the musical entertainment, the sold-out event included a three-hour high tea, family activities such as an arts and crafts corner, ensaymada topping contest, family feud and raffle draws.

Kids enjoyed the ensaymada topping making contest with prizes provided by Marishell of The Weekend Ensaymada  
Kids enjoyed the ensaymada topping-making contest with prizes provided by Marishell of The Weekend Ensaymada   PHOTO: Lente by JVG
The Kiko Choir and Chedi Vergara performing songs tribute for Mother’s Day
The Kiko Choir and Chedi Vergara performing songs tribute for Mother’s Day. PHOTO: Lente by JVG

The atmosphere was made even more festive with contributions from the generosity of various sponsors. These donations included food, products, and activities tailored for kids, moms, and families as well as souvenir mementos.

The UPAV’s  “Alay Kay Inay” event successfully combined entertainment, community spirit, and cultural pride, making it a standout celebration for Mother’s Day 2024.

We acknowledge the following sponsors: Mrs Market By Minette, THEO Artisanal Truffles Melbourne, Dirty Ice Cream, The Weekend Ensaymada/Brioche and Tambayan Restaurant & Grill as food sponsors as well as key event sponsors including KFS Balikbayan Box, Light Up Your Life – AUS, UWU Mart, Juan and John Clothing, marsofbeauty, Ystilo and Dragon Legal Services. For full event photos, visit the UPAV website or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/upalumnivic.

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