Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said grants of $2000 were made available by the City for community groups to run local neighbourhood events, with an extra $1000 to match any other contribution, so some groups received $3000 in total from the City.
Mayor Adams encouraged people to go along and make new connections.
“These events will not only provide a great sense of community with some free activities and low cost or free food offerings but will also include information on how to connect with your community and combat isolation,” Mayor Adams said.
Neighbour Day, usually celebrated on the last weekend of March, is Relationships Australia’s social connection campaign that encourages people to reach out and make sustainable connections.
The Neighbour Day campaign supports and enables sustainable respectful relationships across communities year-round, while also helping to address loneliness across the nation.
The theme this year is ‘Connecting Communities for 20 years’, marking a significant milestone in the effort to tangibly reduce loneliness in the community.
Neighbour Day – Orelia
Organiser: Kwinana Hockey Club
Date: Saturday, 26 March, 11am to 4pm
Location: Orelia Sport Fields, Bolton Way, Orelia
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Neighbour Day – Calista
Organiser: Outdoor Adventure Group
Date: Saturday, 26 March, 12pm to 3pm
Location: Calista Oval, 2 Walgreen Crescent, Calista
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Neighbour Day - Leda
Organiser: Kwinana in Transition
Date: Sunday, 27 March, 10am to 3pm
Location: Sloan's Cottage
Neighbour Day - Medina
Organiser: Medina Residents Group in partnership with Chorus
Date: Sunday, 27 March, 11am to 2pm
Location: Ridley Green, cnr Medina Avenue and Hewison Road, Medina
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Neighbour Day – Wandi
Organiser: Wandi Progress Association
Date: Sunday, 27 March, 3pm to 6pm
Location: Wandi Community Centre Oval, 302 De Haer Road, Wandi
Full details: Neighbour Day - Wandi
In line with State Government COVID-19 restrictions, COVID safety measures will apply to these events. Please sign in via the ServiceWA App or the manual sign in register available on the day. Masks are encouraged when not participating in physical activities.