Inner North Community Fair a success – a thank you from the organisers

Activity at the Inner North Community Fair 2009

Activity at the Inner North Community Fair 2009

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of the Inner North Community Fair. The aims of the Fair were to raise awareness of the proposed wetland development on the site and to showcase a range of environmental products and initiatives available to the local community.

Over 50 organisations participated on the day. Highlights included the smoking ceremony performed by Wiradjuri Echoes, daleks spreading ecological messages and a clothes swap organised by ACT otherwise.

One of the organisers reported that her six year old daughter arrived at the Fair in one set of clothes and at the end of the day had successfully negotiated a new set through the clothes swap. What initiative – they were all colour coordinated!

The support for the wetland was overwhelming. On the day sixty people signed up to become wetland carers.

One stall holder commented:

“The event was a big success and I was amazed at the number of people who turned up and were interested in environmental issues.The organising committee did a great job and should be proud of awareness this event has created.”

Many other stall holders have sent warm messages of congratulations on the event, saying how much they had enjoyed the day and thanking us for the opportunity. Similarly, many people who attended expressed their enjoyment of the Fair.

The Fair attracted media interest making the front cover of yesterday’s City Chronicle.

We look forward to further developing the Inner North Community Fair concept further for the proposed wetlands in Dickson and Lyneham.

Thank you again for your participation.

Warm wishes,

Barbara Chevalier
For the Inner north SEE-Change group

Edwina Richardson
Urban Waterways Coordinator
Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water

Bonnie Reynolds
Catchment Coordinator
Ginninderra Catchment Group

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