25th April is a National Day of Remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. On ANZAC Day, we remember all who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Many of us were in attendance at the Dawn Service throughout the region.
We made a bit of a splash of red at the Paraburdoo service this year. Our Paraburdoo Community Projects team were hard at work creating poppies. We used materials that we had on-site and left over from community donations. Our Activity Supervisor created a program on our embroidery machine, and that was the start of the creative process to re-purpose unwanted items for a good cause.
Participants crocheted poppies that were turned into brooches, made wreaths and poppy stakes that could be anchored to the ground. It’s amazing what can be created with some leftover felt and clear vinyl table cloths.
We’d like to go bigger and better next year!
We have so many upcoming workshops that we’d like participants to be part of. Our next major project that we’re working on is due start soon in preparation of our annual NAIDOC event. We’ll be sending some flyers out soon, so make sure that you join in on something creative and exciting.