Free

Community Welcome Dinner in Parramatta

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Parramatta Mission

119 Macquarie Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description

Welcome Dinners connect newly arrived people including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and international students with established Australians over a potluck-style meal in a family home or a trusted community space.

In association with Parramatta Council, Jesuit Refugee Services, joiningthedots will be hosting a special Community Welcome Dinner at The parramatta Mission on Wednesday 9th May from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Please bring your favourite dish or one traditional to your culture to share, “pot luck style”, with the other people who will be seated at your table. You will be asked to tell a short story about your dish as a way of introducing yourself to your table mates.

This is a family friendly event and no alcohol will be served.

The Community Welcome Dinner will provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life and different cultures to share great food, to make new connections in their own neighbourhood and to celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.

Entry is FREE and everyone is invited to come along but spaces are limited so please register to secure your spot!

For more information please contact: Michele at The Welcome Dinner Project: Parramatta@joiningthedots.org or Malvika on 0481175449

Proudly supported by: PARRAMATTA COUNCIL

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Parramatta Mission is very close to the Station at parramatta. There is no parking in the street. Parking at the shopping centre is possible.


What if I can’t communicate well in English?

The purpose of the Welcome Dinner Project is to come together in spite of barriers such as language, and exchange in other ways. If you prefer to communicate in a language other than English, please let us know when registering and we will do our best to find an interpreter for you.

Should I bring a main dish or a dessert?

You are welcome to bring either, or both. Keep in mind that there will not be enough ovens/microwaves in the venue to heat multiple hot dishes at once. You will be contacted by a facilitator before the event and can discuss this with them.

I have a food allergy. How will this be catered for?

As part of the introductions at each table, guests will be asked to state the ingredients in their dish. Everyone is encouraged to be aware of their own allergies or dietary requirements and not to risk anything they are not sure of. Any severe allergies that we have been informed about before hand will be brought to everyone’s attention.

Will there be alcohol?

Our events are alcohol free.

Can children attend?

Children are very welcome and are invited to take part in all aspects of the dinner, but they MUST be supervised by their own parent / guardian at all times. Please register the details of the children you intend to bring when you register yourself.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Parramatta Mission

119 Macquarie Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved