Leederville street party

02 Mar, 2015

Join us for a free street party in the heart of Leederville on Neighbour Day. Why not invite your neighbour to come along to help celebrate Australia’s annual celebration of community?

The event will be hosted by Befriend, in conjunction with the City of Vincent, on the vibrant Oxford Street reserve. 

Listen to some live music from band Summer Collision, browse at the delicious food stalls from local vendors and participate in the variety of street games that will be featured at the event. Of course, it just wouldn't be a street party without also having a homemade lemonade stand. There'll even be a petting zoo for all the animal lovers out there.

Director of Befriend Nick Maisey encouraged community members to join these organisations in celebrating their vision of an inclusive, connected world.

Mr Maisey said Neighbour Day was a great excuse to get to know the people around us, through fun, social gatherings that bring people together people from diverse backgrounds. 

“The seemingly simple connections formed between people at Neighbour Day events can break down some of the barriers that keep people isolated and marginalised, and be part of a positive change movement towards inclusive, connected communities,” he said.

“It's the little things that matter - a simple smile, a handshake and a kind word can go a long way. Take the initiative.”

The event will run from 3.30-6.30pm, so pop down for some fun before dinner, a mid-afternoon snack and some great company. 

Access Without Barriers have been extremely generous and will be installing a temporary ramp on the day to increase the accessibility to all of the action.

When: Sunday March 29
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Oxford Reserve, Leederville 

For more information contact the City of Vincent’s Community Development team on 9273 6557 or events@vincent.wa.gov.au, or Befriend at rsvp@befriend.org.au.

Australia’s annual celebration of community is brought to you by Relationships Australia.

Befriend is a Perth-based non-profit that aims to enrich lives through social connection. They are working towards a vision of an inclusive, connected world. They run the Befriend Social Network, through which they host regular inclusive social gatherings and events of all shapes and sizes across Perth, to get people connected.

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa. It brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities. Responsibility for Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day, was assumed by Relationships Australia from 1st January 2014.  @neighbourday

The City of Vincent is located just three kilometres from our State's capital city, Perth. As a vibrant and progressive city they boast a wealth of local attractions including the iconic Hyde Park, Oxford Street and Beatty Park Leisure Centre. 

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