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Christmas Day Picnic lunch for newcomers, tourists, migrants, expatriates, orphans

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Migrants, refugees, expats, locals and orphans all welcome on CHRISTMAS DAY in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth Newcomers Network will be hosting its third annual free bring your own Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Perth on Tuesday 25 December 2012 from 12pm – 3pm. Book to attend at http://www.newcomersnetwork.eventbrite.com.au Learn more about the event at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbOHENost6w – story version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQy069K8deE – fun spy version This tradition was suggested in 2006 by Lise Saugeres, a French migrant who had moved to Melbourne. Sue Ellson, the Founder and Director of Newcomers Network who is originally from Adelaide has hosted all of the Melbourne events starting on 25 December 2006. These events are open to everyone, but are specifically designed for people who have moved to the city, international students, tourists and anyone who is a Christmas Orphan and is away from their family or friends on Christmas Day. In the past, we have also welcomed local people including single parents and their children, older singles, couples looking for something different to do, carers of people with a disability and people who have not received an invitation to join a celebration with people they know. All Newcomers Network events are free to attend and anyone who would like to join us is welcome. For this event, people need to bring their own refreshments that they can either eat on their own or share with the other guests. Guests are also encouraged to be sun smart and bring a football, frisbee, cricket bat and ball or any other outdoor activities as well. Everyone mixes and mingles and in 2009, two single people met and in 2010 they spent Christmas together holidaying in the Grampians. John Aggus from the UK will be hosting the third annual Perth lunch in Kings Park, next to the War Memorial, Lot 47 Mounts Bay Road, Kings Park, Perth - John Aggus +61 410 195 009 http://www.newcomersnetwork.com/australia/perth/events/121225_christmas_day_picnic_lunch.php Guests are encouraged to write down the mobile phone number so that if it rains, they can find out where the group has moved to – but even if it does rain, the event will still be on. Contact information Sue Ellson, Founder and Director of Newcomers Network, Melbourne Representative +61 3 9888 6480 or +61 402 243 271 http://au.linkedin.com/in/sueellson sueellson@newcomersnetwork.com http://www.newcomersnetwork.com Newcomers Network is a socially responsible business funded by consulting services provided by Sue Ellson in Melbourne with volunteer representatives in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, Australia providing information, events and advocacy for newcomers to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Dublin and London since 2001. In 2013 we will be hosting free Living, Working and Networking events on the second Wednesday of the month.


12.00 - 3.00pm Tuesday, 25 December, 2012


Kings Park
next to War Memorial
Perth, Western Australia


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