Dayaks to converge here for special Gawai

KUCHING: Dayaks from all over Borneo will be in Kuching for a special Gawai Dayak event organised by Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) on June 16.

The event will kick off with the inaugural Dayak International Golf Competition at Sarawak Club Golf Resort near here.

Around 120 golfers comprising Dayaks from Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan are expected to participate as they vie for the SDNU President’s Challenge Trophy.

In the evening, there will be a dinner hosted by SDNU where the prize presentation will be held. The tentative venue is the Ecumenical Centre at Jalan Stampin here.

SDNU publicity officer Ganchai Jinta said the dinner will also double up as an installation ceremony for the newly elected SDNU office-bearers.

He revealed that Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dato Sri Douglas Uggah, who is also Betong MP, has been invited as guest-of-honour for the dinner.

“The highlight of the dinner will be the Golden Voice by SDNU president Tan Sri William Mawan. The collection of funds for the Golden Voice starts now, not just during that dinner,” he said.

Tickets for the dinner are priced at RM550 per table. For more information, readers can contact SDNU secretariat by calling the executive secretary Spenser Birai at 010-8320433.

Meanwhile, SDNU is organising the state-level Gawai Dayak dinner on May 26 in Sibu. It will be officiated by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu.

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