Congrats 2168

Signe Westerberg Headshots (38 of 102)What a lovely wet day, we are in desperate need of this beautiful rain, the air smells better and the trees are taking it all in… the only down point was that the local Shine 2168 event hosted by Sloosh/2168 community health day was held today. What an amazing job the committee achieved considering the poor weather. Over 700 people still ventured out to the Michael Wendon Centre for the health day, lots of fabulous entertainment,  including local singers, a fab magician, rides, great music and Kookies n Kream who not only performed but worked with the kids in a workshop.

My young grandson was a little hesitant at first but when I reminded him he’d be wet in the pool anyway he was all on board. Lots of kids were having fun in the pool while others were entertained and all were fed by the amazing Lions club, and locals who manned some brilliant stalls and guess what… it was all free. This amazing initiative is the brain child of some amazing locals and  has been happening for some time now…. and each year is being tweaked to better and better every year.

The heavy down pours and overcast meant I didn’t get any pictures but I just wanted to publicly recognise the amazing efforts of people, who like me,  know the strengths and value of this amazing area. A big thanks also to the sponsors, while I don’t know them all I know the Liverpool Catholic  club, Sloosh Kidscare Inc, YMCA (Michael Wendon Leisure Centre) CAFS and the  2168 resident Action group. I believe, MP’s Chris Hayes, Paul Lynch, and Cllrs Waller & Shelton dropped by as well.

Excellent day all thank you…. you inspire me 🙂

Sign off


2 Responses to Congrats 2168

  1. Sharyn Henry says:

    Thank you, Signe for the wonderful comments you gave us 3, Ruth Brissett & Frank Costa of SLOOSH Kidscare Inc & myself the Secretary of Community 2168 Residents Action Group how were the organisers of the event S.H.I.N.E2168. -.Sport,Health,Inclusion,Neighbourhood, Education2168 , this year held for the first time at The Michael Wenden Aquatic Leisure Centre where SLOOSH KIDSCARE is . Our President Colleen Boler & her sister Margaret Daiken, Margaret Parker, Kay Cole & George Smith all from the last 2168 Health Day Committee were there on the day, to support us & did many tasks cutting up fruit, looking after the perfomers & guests needs also selling raffle tickets etc all to keep the day running smoothly, all the SLOOSH staff were there volunteering their time on a Sunday for the community 2168. We only needed the sun, only the sun didn’t shine but the the showers didn’t stop over 700 people enjoying the family day out and they enjoyed the free fresh fruit, healthy banana muffins, water, sausage sizzle & swimming. The generous YMCA opened their doors freely for our community event, had the foyer painted and a new reception desk – only put in the day before , also YMCAgave us 5 memberships to raffle, Staff did an Aerobics demonstration & the wonderful Julieann did the bootcamp for the kids, Mark Zilm Region Mgr & Joel Anderson Manager & all the YMCA staff were on board with us, Filbert the Frog too! Thanks to the The Champion who ran a story on page 10 last week about our event .The Liverpool Catholic Club again funded us, we are so grateful that they give us their support each year they see our vision for 2168 and generously fund our annual event The LCC President Tony Aitkin again opened up the proceedings for the event, he is so generous to come on a Sunday to do this for us and we thank him & the LCC again. Various local sporting clubs attended in the stadium had rego tables set up & signed up new players, as did the Miller Girl Guides. How wonderful that the Wanderers came on board after Ruth spoke to them & 2 of the players gave up their Sunday with family & friends to come along just WOW ! they signed autographs and spoke to the crowd, everyone had the biggest smiles after this! St George Bank Carnes Hill and the Dragon were there, CAFS, Cancer Council Liverpool City Council St Therese primary school & Mission Aust all had info stalls, Kookies N Kream did a kids dance workshop and again wowed us with the finale what a way to end the day they are just a lovely bunch of people . Yes & our Federal Member Chris Hayes, State Member Paul Lynch & Councillors Wendy Waller, Anne Stanley & Geoff Sheldon always come along to support us in what we try and achieve in 2168, and you Signe thanks for your support & coming along with your grandson on a rainy day.and writing about our event in your page. Just thanks to everyone who came!
    Sharyn Henry.

    • Signe says:

      thanks Sharyn, you were able to pick up on the things I missed….a great day and a great event for a great residential area.

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