Family Fun Day in a welcoming weekNovember 9, 2018
Just three more weeks to Family Fun Day in Matraville!
On Friday 30 November we will be welcoming the whole community to Memorial Park in Matraville, offering the chance to have fun, meet others in the community, and access support services that promote inclusion.
Some of what’s on offer:
- a climbing wall
- a BBQ and other free food and giveaways
- an activity from the Rabbitohs
- other organised games
- visitors from Police and Fire Services, Surf Lifesaving Australia – and more
Social Inclusion Week
It’s no coincidence that this year’s Family Fun Day runs during Social Inclusion Week – 24 November to 2 December 2018.
In fact, both events have been running for about the same time – this is our 9th consecutive event, and it’s ten years since Social Inclusion Week began. The aim of this week is to help all Australians feel included and valued, and have the opportunity to participate fully in society. Organisations are encouraged to run events that connect people, in order to build and strengthen relationships or networks.
These aims are aligned with those of our own event. Together with our event partners, we ensure that our Fun Day meets the brief of including people and offering way to address isolation.
JNC event partners
WEAVE Youth and Community Services: WEAVE’s Kool Kids Club is an early intervention and prevention program providing children aged 7-13 years with opportunities to engage in recreational activities and mentoring, including after school and holiday activity programs for young people in Sydney.
The Benevolent Society’s program The Shack
Welcoming other organisations
Together with our event partners, we welcome the participation in the Family Fun Day of other services that strengthen the wellbeing of people in our community. Here are this year’s Family Fun Day supporting organisations. It’s a great lineup, covering support and fun for everyone in the community
- Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre
- Carers NSW
- Conservation Volunteers Australia – Green Gym
- St Vincent de Paul Society Local Area Coordination Program (NDIS)
- The Rabbitohs
- Poche Centre for Indigenous Health – the University of Sydney
- La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council – Strengthening Our Mob (SOM) & La Perouse Youth Haven
- Stay Standing Pty Ltd
- Surf Lifesaving NSW
- WAYS Youth Service
- Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation
We thank the Southern Courier for helping to spread inclusion by promoting this event to the community.
The Junction Neighbourhood Centre looks forward to welcoming you to Family Fun Day on 30 November!