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Perfect day for community celebration

WATERLOO: Friday February 3 marked the 10th Summer on the Green on Waterloo Green – what a fantastic day it was! It keeps getting bigger and better!

TDong Bei Cultural Dancing Group. Photo: Ashley Asphodel
Dong Bei Cultural Dancing Group. Photo: Ashley Asphodel

All the performers, activities and catering went down a treat! Approximately 800 people were in attendance throughout the day and the feedback from the day has been wonderful. One parent messaged us after the event to say: “Thanks everyone it was an enjoyable afternoon … you know it’s a great event when it’s time for families to go home and all you hear are screaming kids not wanting to leave coz they having too much fun and they are all dirty from ice cream, sauce, and are wet (waterslide) … always enjoy the community events …”

On behalf of the Redfern and Waterloo NAB Events Group we would like to thank all the staff and volunteers on the day who worked hard from beginning to end: the Counterpoint and South Sydney Community Aid bump in and out team, Terry Olsen for being such a wonderful MC, and Jenny Leong MP for opening the event and offering continued support to the Waterloo community.

Thanks to our wonderful Chinese New Year performers: The Lok Wan Cantonese and Opera Dancing Group, North West Chinese Group, and Mr Wu’s Tai Chi group; and to our fantastic God of Prosperity, Mason, who shared good fortune with the local community. Thanks to Jo Fletcher at Connect Redfern and South Sydney Community Aid for the wonderful face painting and temporary tattoos, as well as all the agencies that generously donated to the show bags – South Sydney Community Aid, Connect Redfern, Barnardos, and Oddjobbers.

We would like to thank our sponsors who make this event possible through their small grants schemes and kind donations: Family and Community Services through their Housing Small Grants Scheme and Clubs NSW Community Grants. And to the City of Sydney for once again providing a fantastic barbecue, and all the stall holders for their information brochures and giveaways!

Tai Chi practitioners Lin Qiao Wu and Nancy Yang. Photo: Ashley Asphodel

Tai Chi practitioners Lin Qiao Wu and Nancy Yang. Photo: Ashley Asphodel



Laura Kelly, Housing Communities Program (HCP), Redfern Waterloo Community Development Worker, Counterpoint Community Services

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