Casual community barbecues for a cause

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 11:55:01 AM

A brand new series of free events by the Shire of Dardanup involving a good old fashioned outdoor sausage sizzle and ambient live entertainment will bring people together in a relaxed atmosphere to connect and learn about topics that matter. 

Each month at a Connected Community BBQ, special guests will present and share information to spark conversation about community programs and services on a range of health and wellbeing themes. 

The first Connected Community BBQ is on Thursday, 10 November at the Eaton Community Library garden and will include special guests from the South West Cancer Council and Dot’s Place speaking about the “Find Cancer Early Campaign”.

Delivered by the Cancer Council WA, the campaign aims to improve cancer outcomes of regional West Australians, by increasing cancer symptom awareness and encouraging people to visit their doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker early.

Members of the Eaton Lions have thrown their support behind the concept and will prepare the first Eaton event’s sausage sizzle.

Future Connected Community BBQs are planned for Dardanup and Burekup with new special guests planned for each event to cover a range of conversation topics.

A more ‘connected community’ was a recurring theme expressed by participants in several Shire of Dardanup consultations which informed development of the both the 2050 Vision and Council Plan 2022-32.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said it was important community members were aware of support services available to them and Connected Community BBQs provided a convenient and enjoyable opportunity to stay informed. 

“This event is about facilitating growth of our natural community supports by connecting participants to local service providers as well as creating new friendships,” Cr Bennett said.

“What better way is there to connect and learn than through a good conversation, over a casual barbecue?”

No bookings required.

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