Celebrating our Village Elders

Final report

This event took place on Sunday 18 June and was a great success. Over 60 people attended and everyone enjoyed sharing  stories and eating the delicious food. Feedback has been extremely positive and we intend to hold more events like this in the future. One participant captured the spirit of the celebration as follows:

“I always think that the Community Centre and St George’s Church, both being places where our community are invited to gather and where we can come together, are part of the reason why we have such a strong fabric of sense of community in Battery Point.

And Sunday afternoon proved once again how true that was and is.

The Hall looked resplendent, the table was ‘groaning’ with tasty food, all were welcome and all certainly seemed to enjoy both the occasion and an appropriate sense of occasion, thanks to the committee members and their community partners. It was also great to see the support by Jackman and McRoss and d’Angelo’s, which is part of what makes Battery Point’s special – a partnership between residents and local businesses.

Miss Henslowe said that the community should give to the community for the community and that’s just what Sunday week ago did.”

Updated 8 June 2017

The Battery Point Community Association invites you to join us in Celebrating our Village Elders.

The event will be held at the Community Hall in Hampton Road on Sunday, 18 June 2017 from 2 to 4 pm.

Help us celebrate a group of people who have lived in the village for many years. We have identified them as elders because they have significant knowledge and experience to share about Battery Point over time. They are not necessarily old! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our community elders and hear their stories. The event will include an exhibition of photographs.

Please bring a small plate of food if you would like to attend.

Please RSVP by 10 June to Carol on 6224 2101 or Anne on 0407 339 524. When replying, please let us know if you need transportation to and from the hall.

Click here to download a copy of the invitation.

The Battery Point Community Association would like to thank artist, Peter Hiller, for kindly allowing us to reproduce his artwork on this invitation.