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Werribee Community Welcome Dinner

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Meerkat Bistro - Werribee Open Range Zoo

K Road

Werribee South, VIC 3030

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The Welcome Dinner Project is coming to Werribee!

Do you live in or near Werribee and surrounding areas?

Do you love trying new food and meeting new people?

Are you new to Australia and want to meet more local people OR are you a local who wants to welcome newcomers to the area?

This 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 and to celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging. It will be an opportunity to spend time with people in your neighbourhood, share stories and learn about other cultures in a meaningful and fun way.

Entry is FREE and everyone is invited to come along. Each adult should bring a favourite dish or one traditional to their 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.

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No ticket is required - but you must register your intent to come along. Each member of a family group or group of friends must be registered individually. We will mark names off at the registration desk when you arrive and allocate you to your table.

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

Unfortunately public transport options are very limited on a Sunday evening as the Zoo is normally closed. If you are unable to drive to the venue and park there, please talk to one of our facilitators when you are contacted before the dinner and we will try to arrange alternative transport for you.

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. The facilitator at your table will assist with this.

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. The facilitator who contacts you before the event can discuss this with you.

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 alcohol be served?

All Welcome Dinners 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.

What if I have other questions?

All registered participants will be sent further guidelines prior to the event. This is why we ask for your email address. Registered participants will also be contacted by phone in the weeks leading up to the event. Any questions not answered by the guidelines can be responded to at that stage.

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Meerkat Bistro - Werribee Open Range Zoo

K Road

Werribee South, VIC 3030

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