Wel­come mat rolls out with 2017 Se­niors Fes­ti­val

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

THERE’S plenty of fun to be had in Strath­bo­gie Shire for the 35th Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val, which takes place dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber.

This year’s fes­ti­val theme is “You’re Wel­come”, en­cour­ag­ing all se­nior ci­ti­zens, re­gard­less of ex­pe­ri­ence or mo­bil­ity, to take part in the cel­e­bra­tions.

There are over 1500 events and ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing across the state for older Vic­to­ri­ans and their fam­i­lies and friends to en­joy.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil is screen­ing the film ‘Voy­age of the South­ern Sun’ at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 11 at 1.30pm.

The film fol­lows the jour­ney of solo pi­lot Michael Smith who makes an ad­ven­tur­ous round-the­world jour­ney, re­trac­ing his­toric air routes in his tiny am­phibi­ous fly­ing boat.

The event is free and will in­clude af­ter­noon tea.

The Euroa Third Age Club is host­ing a Se­niors’ Lunch at the Euroa Ho­tel on Thurs­day 12 Oc­to­ber at 12pm.

Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing will need to ring 5795 2116 to make a book­ing.

The fun con­tin­ues on Thurs­day 17 Oc­to­ber at 1pm with a game of bingo and af­ter­noon tea at Nagam­bie Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Hall.

The Opera Schol­ars are com­ing to town on Sun­day 22 Oc­to­ber at 2pm for an en­ter­tain­ing af­ter­noon of song at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema.

The Opera Schol­ars are a not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that foster the vo­cal de­vel­op­ment of young clas­si­cal singers aged 18-28.

Se­niors can also en­joy free travel on V/Line Econ­omy Class rail and coach be­tween 8-15 Oc­to­ber by show­ing their Vic­to­rian Se­niors Card.

Se­niors can also call into the Euroa, Nagam­bie and Vi­o­let Town li­braries dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber to ac­cess large print books, books on CD, mu­sic CDs, DVD’s, news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines avail­able to read on-site or for loan.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Coun­cil is so pleased to be able to sup­port a va­ri­ety of events and ac­tiv­i­ties for the se­nior res­i­dents in the Shire.

“Our se­nior res­i­dents make up a con­sid­er­able por­tion of the Shire’s pop­u­la­tion so it is great to be able to as­sist in pro­vid­ing so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for them,” Cr McClaren said.

“The Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val is a great op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge and cel­e­brate the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion our older peo­ple make in the com­mu­nity.”

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