This Saturday (15 September) at Cooleman Court, the Weston Creek Community Centre will be hosting a birthday BBQ event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Centre.
For the past four decades, the Centre has been a hub of social gatherings, classes, information sessions, learning, teaching and competitive squash, as well as the venue for many creative pursuits.
Maurice Sexton was president of the Weston Creek Community Association back when the idea of a community hub was conceptualised. In fact, his enthusiasm and energy was a contributing factor in the creation of the Centre to begin with. Sexton turned the first sod to begin the build back in the 70’s and in April 1978, the Community Centre opened on time and on budget. Sexton is the president today and part of the committee hosting a celebration of the longstanding service, friendship and activities the WCCC has provided to Weston Creek residents.
There are free demonstration classes, lectures and events being held in, and in collaboration with the Centre, leading up to the weekend.
On the 15th September, Saturday, a free community event is being held from 10 am til 2 pm, in and around the Community Centre at Cooleman Court (the ramp side near the Chemist entry). We are holding a BBQ and FREE cake (until it’s gone!) A formal cake cutting and toast will be held at 12 pm.
There will be live music throughout the day, including tango music and Ryan David playing from 10-11 am, a blow-up squash court to come and try squash, free face-painting from Mollycoddle and balloon twisting. Rivers Bushfire Brigade will be on hand to show kids the trucks and hoses (pending a call-out) and we will have some awesome raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals, with tickets available to purchase on Friday afternoon in Cooleman Court and on Saturday around the event.
This will celebrate this milestone, thank the community and those who have been involved with the Centre over the years and inform newer residents of the services, classes and function options provided by the Centre. We are hoping to engage local residents on what their needs and desires are for the Centre, going forward.
Everyone welcome, family-friendly and free to attend. All the details are available on the Weston Creek Community Centre facebook page along with some original news clippings, film clips from archival photos (see video below) and a great little memoir from Sexton that he’s written leading up to this event.