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Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch
Enquiries on the day to Anne Page 0417 971 901
If you would like to attend, please register so that we can attract even more people to this great event!
***Everyone welcome - including newcomers to Perth, Christmas Day orphans, people who are single, married, couples, families, students, tourists, migrants, local residents, Australian citizens, children, adults, young or old, any faith or religion
- if you are looking for an alternative option for Christmas Day please join us -
this event will go ahead - rain hail or shine.
Free to attend, bring your own food and please wear your own name tag.***
Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Perth
Christmas Day can be a lonely occasion if you are a long way away from family and friends.
It is also difficult if the traditional rituals cannot be recreated - as far as I know, there has never been snow in Perth on Christmas Day!
Even if you do not normally celebrate this religious occasion, it is still nice to have 'something to do' on Christmas Day as plenty of people at work will ask you 'what are you doing for Christmas?'
In 2006, Newcomers Network hosted an event in Catani Gardens, St Kilda (Victoria) and in 2007, we moved to the Queen Victoria Gardens next to St Kilda Road and opposite the Victorian Arts Centre. In 2015, Sue Ellson will be hosting the 10th Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Melbourne.
These annual events started in Sydney in 2010, Perth in 2010, Brisbane in 2011 and Adelaide in 2013 (so if you are not in Adelaide on the day, please join one of these groups if you are available!)
We usually have between 20 - 100 people attending - bringing bikes, footballs, cricket bat and balls, frisbees, dogs, friends or coming on their own.
What to Bring
• a name tag with your first name on it
(a simple sticker or piece of paper and pin will do)
• hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
• whatever you would like to eat, drink and share (including water)
• picnic mat and/or chair
The closest public transport is bus route 37 that goes to Fraser Avenue in Kings Park or Esplanade Station (a walk away) Public transport timetable information is online at http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner/Events/christmas-and-new-year-services-2015-16-17041
Finding the Group
We can never be 100% certain as to how many people will turn up on the day, but as this is our 6th year hosting the picnic, we are expecting a nice sized small group. The event has been promoted in several locations including Eventbrite, Meetup and Facebook. If you can arrive close to midday (12pm) – that will make it easier to find the rest of the group but if you cannot find the group, please call Anne Page on 0417 971 901.
If you could take a couple of photos and either email them to me or post them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/newcomersnetworkperthaustralia, that would be fantastic!
Please do not be daunted if you are planning to come on your own – everyone usually sits in small groups and then moves around on the day – just smile and start chatting!
Also Listed Online
Although Sue Ellson (the organiser) will not be attending this Meetup in Perth (she will be hosting the 10th Annual picnic in Melbourne), the event is also being promoted on the following websites
Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Videos
- fun spy version
- longer descriptive version
Email adelaide @ newcomersnetwork.com
Telephone Sue Ellson + 61 402 243 271.
next to War Memorial
Lot 47 Mounts Bay Road
Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia 6000
Latitude -31.960846, Longitude 115.844672
We look forward to seeing you there!
Media release online at http://newcomersnetwork.com/about_us/media_releases/151225.php
When & Where
Newcomers Network provides information, events and advocacy for people who have moved to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth - migrants, expatriates, repatriates, newcomers, domestic, international, from the country or intrastate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +61 402 243 271 for more information.