K’Ozzie Fest 2013 under the Patronage of the Polish Embassy

Saturday 23rd February 2013

Venue:  Banjo Paterson Park, Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne. Polish BBQ available from 2 pm. Music on CD.

• 5 p.m – 8 p.m an outdoor event  over the lake at the Strzelecki Monument  in Banjo Paterson Park.  Welcome to Country by Ngarigo Elders. Two piano recitals.  A special performance by an Afro-American pianist Roy Eaton from New York, dedicated to the Ngarigo people, the traditional custodians of Mt Kosciuszko.  (Donations welcome). Followed by Krzysztof  Malek’s recital. .  Roy’s CDs on sale: “Meditative Chopin, Joyful Joplin” &  “I Play for Peace”.

From 6 to 7 p.m Kosciuszko Pale Ale tasting.  Sponsored by Chuck Hahn and Kosciuszko Brewery (based at Banjo Paterson Inn).

And a message from Chuck Hahn: “ Fresh beer is always available at Banjo’s.  The Kosciuszko Pale Ale is on tap, along with the Kosciuszko Mountain Wheat Ale.   Banjo’s will also be selling 12 packs of KPA to take-away.”

• 8:00 – 10  p.m.:  an outdoor concert at the Strzelecki Monument. Official  speeches. Laser Show by Polish Didgeridoo Man  followed by performance of guests from Poland:  Zayazd  Ensemble   and Claribel  Quartet. Bogumiła Filip & Dariusz Plust from Sydney. Free entry. Polish artists’ CDs  on sale. Books about Kosciuszko & Strzelecki also available.

Masters of Ceremony: Dariusz Paczynski, Aurelia Stanisławczyk & Aneta Kalczyński.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Optional: Mass in English at 8.30 at St Columbkille Church, Kosciuszko Rd

• 10 – 10.30  a.m.: Venue: Bowling & Sports Club, Bay Street, next to Banjo Paterson Park.  Movie premiere  “Polish-Aboriginal Fraternity Flights over Mt Kosciuszko” &  presentation of Fraternity Flights Diplomas. Free entry.

• 11.30 – 12 noon. Video screening at Bowling & Sports Club:  a retransmission of Centenary Mass on Mt Kosciuszko celebrated by Most Rev. Bp Julian Porteous. The screening on demand  possible between 12 noon and 4 pm. Free entry.

Venue: Banjo Paterson Park. Polish BBQ from 11 am.  From 1 to 2 p.m Kosciuszko Pale Ale tasting.  Sponsored by Kosciuszko Brewery (based at Banjo Paterson Inn).

• 12 noon – 4 p.m: celebrating 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the Strzelecki Monument. Official speeches  and presentation of  a new Memorial Plaque. Gala Concert featuring  folkloric dances  by Lajkonik  Ensemble from Sydney and Lowicz from Melbourne. Performances by “Scena 98” Theatre Group,  the  Kowalski Sisters,  rising stars  Olivia Kierdal from Sydney and Klaudia Sosin from Perth. Also Bogumiła Filip & Dariusz Plust from Sydney.

Masters of Ceremony: Dariusz Paczynski, Aurelia Stanisławczyk & Aneta Kalczyński.

• 4 p.m an outdoor Mass celebrated  in Polish by Fr Przemysław Karasiuk  & Festival Close.

Please note: All care is taken to ensure that the program is correct and up-to-date. The organisers reserve the right to change the program at any time.



Roy Eaton  (left) and Ngarigo Elders: Aunty Rae and Aunty Rachel (right).


  • Saturday 23rd Feb.  –  from 5 pm to 8 pm – piano recitals on Yamaha by Roy Eaton & Chris Malek — Bowling Club/ Pub Area
  • From 8pm -10 pm   Gala Concert preceeded by Laser Show if possible.  Mainly soloists, only one group has  5 persons performing at a time (The Kowalski Sisters). Bowling Club/ Pub Area & little stage.

Sunday, 24th February

  • According to Plan A,  10 am – 12 noon, movie premiere followed by Mt K Mass retransmission. Bowling Club/Bistro
  • 12 noon – 4 pm – regardless of weather  a short ceremony at the Strzelecki Monument, then all return to the Bowling Club for a gala concert featuring 2 folkloric ensembles & soloists. Bistro Area (proper floor for the dancers).
  • 4  pm – an outdoor Mass ( in Polish) to be moved to Bowling Club/Conference Room (downstairs). End of festival.

Nick & Brett – thank you very much for your willingness to help.



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