1 MAY 2020
One of the most inspiring aspects of the way the world has dealt with the events of recent months is the strong reliance and support people are drawing from their local community.
At Providence we have always understood the value of relationships with our neighbours and this has only been reinforced as the community has pulled together to help one another.
While many aspects of society remain shut down the Providence community continues to find ways to celebrate special events and milestones and start planning for when things return to normal. Here are just some of the ways we are building a strong, resilient community and helping each other through these difficult times.
Mother’s Day Competition
Mother's Day on May 10 this year may be a difficult time for many families separated by social restrictions. However, there are still plenty of ways we can acknowledge the tremendous value of mums everywhere.
Providence developer Okeland Communities is running a competition to help bring a smile to others by sharing photographs that celebrate the funny side of life, particularly mums and carers. All entrants will go in the draw to win one of five Providence picnic backpacks valued at $65 each that would make a great gift for mum.
The competition is open to all Providence, South Ripley, residents and land purchasers with entries closing at 9.00am on May 9, 2020.
The Providence Community Group Incorporated (PCGI) wasn’t going to let a little pandemic get in the way of their annual Easter Egg hunt.
Instead of the annual hunt the Group organised a special visit by the Easter Bunny to dozens of homes around Providence. The Easter Bunny made a mysterious visit to homes to drop off a surprise. While many kids reported hearing mysterious noises, the only evidence of his visit was some giant bunny footprints.
Teddy Bear Hunt
With more families rediscovering the simple pleasure of a long walk around their community, locals are making it a little more interesting for the kids with a local Teddy Bear Hunt.
Dozens of homes have hidden bears around the front of the homes and gardens and set the challenge for local kids to find them all. The Providence Community Group has even created a ‘bear map’ of what houses to look out for.
Anzac Day #LightUpTheDawn
Providence residents recently joined millions of other Australians in a unique commemoration of Anzac Day.
With official commemorations cancelled, Australians were asked to “Light Up the Dawn” by standing on their driveway with a candle to honor those who had served in Australia’s armed services and recognise those who had paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Hundreds of Providence families were awake before the dawn and standing in their driveway with candles as the sun rose in a fitting, and very moving, spectacle. Thankyou to everyone who participated.
Calling All Creatives!
As planning continues for a major renovation of the Providence Centre on Amity Way, Okeland is considering a range of different options for the space, including a creative arts incubator space and business incubator space.
While it may be some time before the new space can be officially opened, Okeland is keen to get the community involved to help understand how the space can help turn creative ideas and passion into dynamic businesses.
Anyone interested in contributing ideas or knowledge is invited to join a video conference at 7.00pm on May 5 (Tuesday). The meeting will be your chance to discover what we have planned and how you can get involved.
For more information and registration details please visit - https://www.providencecommunity.com.au/events/calling-all-creatives/
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