Australian Spirit Family Fun Day
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.
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
Lisarow Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, The Entertainment Grounds, Troy Haulage, Skye Media
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
Central Coast Council
FUND RAISER FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
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.
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT PROJECT
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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT
“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.
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West Gosford NSW 2250
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