Thursday 26 October 2017
City of Parramatta

Media Release


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Grandparents to take centre-stage at community picnic in Parramatta

Grandparents and the important role they play in our community will be celebrated at City of Parramatta Council’s Grandparents Day event on Sunday 5 November 2017.


A free community picnic will be held at Elizabeth Farm Reserve in Rosehill from 2pm to 9pm with a range of fun activities for the whole family.


“We are all living longer and grandparents are playing an increasingly important part in the daily lives of modern families, so this is a chance for families to come together to celebrate that special role and the terrific contribution grandparents and older people make to our community,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.


“It’s an opportunity to connect across the generations and show appreciation for much-loved members of our families. I encourage people to bring their picnic rug and get involved in the wide range of activities planned on the day.”


Cross-generational activities include heritage, Indigenous and environmental games; arts, craft and cooking workshops, Darug toolmaking workshop and a special family history display where grandparents can share stories about their own lives and experiences.


The event will conclude with a special twilight screening of the movie ‘Sing’ at 7.30pm that the whole family can enjoy together.


The free community picnic is being presented by Council with grant funding from the Department of Family and Community Services.


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Lisa Cedres | Communications Officer  | City Identity, Experience and Engagement

City of Parramatta
PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124
( (02) 9806 5086 | 0403 293 117

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