Local families come together for Parry Park picnic

Posted on Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Thanks to a $6,450 donation from Canterbury League Club, Canterbury City Community Centre (4Cs) organised a free Family Day for families from Lakemba and surrounding areas at Parry Park last weekend.

4Cs, a not-for-profit organisation based in Lakemba providing a range of community services in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West area, planned the event to bring people together, strengthen community bonds and provide an opportunity for local families to meet and get to know each other.

“The event had over 450 people in attendance and was our first big event since COVID-19, with many families expressing their interest for more events like these. A big thank you to Canterbury League Club for supporting this activity – it meant a lot to many families to get together and have some fun,” said Kate Maclean, Community Sector and Capacity Building Manager at Canterbury City Community Centre.

On the day, children had fun with free facepainting and played games such as Jenga, Connect Four, chess, snakes and ladders, and tug of war. The donation also went towards the cost of hosting a free BBQ lunch for attendees.

“It is great to see the community come together at Parry Park. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of human connection and we hope to be able to help hold more community events like this in the future,” said Peter Winchester, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.