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Australian Spirit Family Fun Day

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Sat 10 Nov 2018
Gold Coin Entry
Not Required
Parking Available, Public Transport, Toilet on Site, Disabled Facilities
Event facilities may be modified in wet weather
Art Studios Cooperative invites you to the Australian Spirit Family Fun Day on 10 November 2018 at the Entertainment Grounds to support, honour and celebrate our defence force veterans. We stand together in recognition of all whom have served our country, their families, and to commemorate Remembrance Day, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended WW1.

Alcohol-Free Event ~ Fun For All Ages!

Action Packed Program ~ Free Children's Entertainment

Jousting ~ Helicopter Landing ~ Fly Over ~ Horse & Dog Demonstrations ~ Tank Display ~ 50+ Stallholders Showcasing Veteran & Community Services ~ Re-Enactments ~ RSL Chill-Out Lounge ~ Mounted Police State Emergency Services ~ Rural Fire Service ~ Art & Poetry Exhibitions ~ Great Food

Live Music including Aussie troop entertainers Fred Smith (Afghanistan), Clarence Ormsby (Vietnam) Rhythm Hut Drum Circle and many more

Free Children’s Entertainment: Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Wagon & Chariot Rides, Photo Booth, Dress-Ups, Snake Man

MC: Stephen Clarke – Central Coast Town Crier
Guest Speaker: Warrant Officer George Sutton, Member Support Coordinator, RAAF Base Williamtown.

Lisarow Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, The Entertainment Grounds, Troy Haulage, Skye Media

Central Coast Council


Funds raised will be donated to Integra Service Dogs Australia to cover training costs of 'canine guardians' for Central Coast veterans recovering from PTSD or other trauma-related issues as a result of service.


The engaging, four-year Australian Spirit project honours the WW1 and ANZAC centenaries, defence force veterans and their families through compelling works of visual art and poetry which have been successfully exhibited throughout the Central Coast, regional NSW and the ACT.

The complete collection (2015-2018) of art, poetry and biographies has also been skilfully captured in the Australian Spirit commemorative book which is available for purchase on the Australian Spirit website. The Family Fun Day event also marks the completion of the project.


“I feel this project has been conceived, planned and executed brilliantly in its aim to honour service personnel but not only that, I believe it has helped with giving certain veterans a welcome home that perhaps they never received. I, myself, would like to see this project supported by the Government of Australia to continue this great work, with the proceeds going to support the mental and physical health of our veterans.” Chad Elliott, Participating Veteran

"Meticulously built over 4 years of celebrating Gallipoli's centenary, I highly recommend this important collection of intimate creations to be studied in English, History and Art classes where "the truth about war" needs to be distilled." Dennis Arkapaw, Secondary English History Teacher

“I congratulate Art Studios Cooperative on an excellent initiative and applaud the work of the all involved - veterans, artists and supporters - to bring this project to fruition and heartily commend it to new supporters.” Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial.

Australian Spirit is a vibrant collaboration between Art Studios Co-operative, all local RSL Sub Branches, Brisbane Water Legacy, Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association Central Coast Sub Branch, National Servicemen's Association Gosford, Homes For Heroes, Australian Light Horse Association and others.

To All Whom Have Served Our Country, We Salute You, Honour You, Respect You and Thank You.
The Entertainment Grounds
4 Racecourse Rd
West Gosford NSW 2250
Leasha Craig on
  0406 539 407

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