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What a wonderful start to the year we've had with some excellent Summer events held in our community! It's been lovely to see families and friends out enjoying the warm weather and experiencing all things to love about Woodlea. Here's a recap on what's been happening:
For the fourth year, Woodlea was main sponsor at Melton City Council's Summersault Festival held at Caroline Springs Town Centre, Recreation Reserve. Despite some windy conditions, the event was a huge success and visitors were able to enjoy all that was on offer in the Woodlea Marquee, including: A sneak preview of the new Woodlea Townhouses soon to be launching, as well as getting a taste of the Woodlea pop-up Park and Piazza with delicious complimentary food, bubble tea and other special treats! Kids got to play in a giant ball pit and activity zone, which was a huge hit, as well as the introduction of the Woodlea wheel of fortune, where visitors had the opportunity to spin every 30 min for the chance to win some epic prizes!
We were delighted to host our very first Moonlight Cinema events at Woodlea this year, and what better place to sit back and enjoy a movie under the stars than in our beautiful Stage 1 Park. Family and friends gathered together where they were able to watch some of the latest and greatest block buster ! The first event was an exclusive resident and purchaser evening for a Valentines Day screening of the ultimate love story (The Notebook). Following on, Saturday's screening of Ferdinand saw over 700 people come down to Woodlea to watch the Pixar family friendly film! With a special dress up competition running, we saw so many kids entertained as their favourite movie characters ! We look forward to continuing these events next year so stay tuned for many more to come.
Bernadette loves taking her four kids to the wonderful Woodlea parks and therefore it is appropriate that we spoke to her in the Stage 1 park. Hers is a mixed-nationality household and their favourite family culinary experience reflects her husband’s Filipino culture. Banana leafs for plates and fingers, not forks has their kids in messy food heaven! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity
Petr is from Vladivostok Russia and is married to Laetitia, who was born in Belgium. They live in Woodlea with their two young daughters, who by their parents definition reflect both Eastern and Western culture. Petr tells us of a Russian tradition that is handed down from generation to generation when moving into a new house. With so many doing just that at Woodlea, we recommend new residents watching Petr tell us about the Russian symbolic cat “house keeper”, that watches over the new residence and helps to maintain household happiness. Link to full bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Raj and Melody went all out to wear clothing that denotes their cultural heritage, from Mumbai India. Their Indian experience is of a glorious and multi-tiered society, where food culture is king. Raj and Melody have helped build our understanding of traditional festivals and celebrations that are important to their original community, that now cut across religious and cultural divisions. Full link to bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Emmanuel “Manny” was born in Malta and came to Australia as a child in the post-war migrant intake of 1954. He tells of an era of simplicity and joy amongst the challenges of life in a new land. Woodlea recognizes that a balanced community has representation across the ages and Manny shows us that living in a new community with many young families helps to keep a spring in one’s step. Full link to bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Gustavo: Gustavao (“Gus”) and his young family are a mix of Latin European and Latin American blood, and from his account of their lives at home they have found a wonderful blend. Gus is from El Salvador and his wife is from Italy. A Latin home would not be complete without a love of joyous, uplifting music and wonderful food, designed to share with neighbours, friends and family. Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Chris - one of the very first Woodlea residents, with a passion for engagement with those around him and the Woodlea community in general. Chris was selected as being representative of “traditional” Australian caucasian background, but learning of his Maltese descent reminded us that it is only the indigenous Australians who aren’t derived from somewhere else! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Meet Boyce - our first resident to feature in the 'Faces of Woodlea' Video Series. New Zealand born and bred but with a strong Cook Islands heritage, Boyce tells us of the central role that dance plays in his family life and cultural traditions. He is committed to continuing the cultural tradition throughout his immediate family. Watch the video below and get read his full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea