BEFS - Covid_19 Update


The BEFS has taken the following steps that follow government and health guidelines for this time with Covid_19.


It is important that we take the following steps to ensure all aspects of our community and families health is protected against Covid_19.


Per government and health advice the following events / activities will be suspended effective  immediately.

  • Friday Night dinners

  • Dancing practice

  • The Bar

  • St Petka Church


The BEFS Committee will continue to follow government guidelines and monitor the situation as developments come to hand.


We appreciate that these are difficult times for all members of our community and it's important that we look out for each other and support each other wherever we can.


Kind Regards

The BEFS Committee


Zdravei Festival, 2020

The 3rd Zdravei Festival was our biggest Festival to date with over 1500 people attending. It was a great result on a very warm day.

Performers from across Australia came and our very own Kitka Dance Group performed.

Paul Vasileff, of Paulo Sebastian and Rilka Warbanoff were also guests artists.

The Charge d'Affaires, Petar Nikolaev from the Bulgarian Embassy and the Honourable Jing Lee, Assistant Minister to the Premier at Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia,Matt Cowdrey, Matt OAM MP - State Member for Colton, and the Mayor for Charles Sturt Council were in attendance.

The Festival Committee were ably assisted with around 90 volunteers, all of whom played there part in ensuring all ran smoothly.

The goal of the Festival is to strengthen our Community and to share our unique heritage with the wider community. 

Thank you to all the sponsors of the Festival.

Government of South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Multicultural Affairs

West Beach Districts Community Bank Bendigo Bank

Virginia Nursery

Maughan Thiem

City of Charles Sturt

Peter Elberg Funerals

Evanoff Tax

Dandelion Vineyards

Harvey Norman, Marion

Corinthian Meats

Netcraft Australia

Contributor: Tique Bennett

Senior dancers from Kitka performing at the Zdravei Festival 2020.

Rilka Warbanoff demonstrating how to make mekitsi.

There was plenty of shade and a mister to keep cool

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