Lord Mayor's Column 4 December 2019
Wednesday 04 december 2019
Epping Christmas Pool Party
Come on down to the Epping Aquatic Centre this Saturday 7 December for an afternoon of festive fun at the annual Christmas Pool Party, running from 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Entry to the event is a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to support drought relief. There will be plenty of great activities on offer including a visit from Santa, a giant inflatable obstacle course, a petting zoo, a DJ, face painting, lucky door prizes, and games. It is sure to be a great day out for the whole family – don’t forget to bring your towel, sunscreen, and Christmas spirit! For further information, please visit Epping Christmas Pool Party.
IMAGE: Epping Christmas Pool Party.
Carols in the Crescent
Get into the Christmas spirit this year with Carols in the Crescent on Saturday 14 December from 4pm – 9pm, with the concert starting at 7pm. The event is hosted by popular Australian singer and television star Guy Sebastian. There will be a two-hour stage show with a great line-up of performers including musicians, comedians, Santa and more. In lieu of paying for a ticket, The Sebastian Foundation will be asking for donations to raise funds for a local project to help women and families escape situations of domestic violence. For full details, visit Carols in the Crescent.
Other local Christmas Carol events you can attend include:
- Carlingford Epping Carols in Boronia Park – 5pm on 8 December 2019
- Carols by Twilight, North Rocks Park – 5:30pm on 15 December 2019
- North Rocks Carols by Candlelight, North Rocks Park – 5pm on 20 December 2019
IMAGE: Guy Sebastian and Chris Sebastian performing at the 2018 Carols in the Crescent.
HMAS Parramatta II Memorial Service
Last month I was honoured to attend and speak at the annual HMAS Parramatta II Memorial Service at Queens Wharf Reserve. It was a solemn but special day, as the community gathered to honour the spirit, courage and tenacity of all those who served and died on 27 November 1941 in the Mediterranean Sea – far from home and in service to our country. The officers and crew of HMAS Parramatta II, and the families who supported them from home, showed great courage in a time of terrible war. Their memory continues to inspire us today and it is our civic duty to honour, appreciate and cherish all those who have made our freedom possible.
IMAGE: L to R: City of Parramatta Deputy Lord Mayor Michelle Garrard, Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer, Lady Mayoress Jenny Dwyer, Cr Andrew Wilson, Cr Patricia Prociv.