Saturday, November 26, 2016

The end of year Members and Friends Gathering

Well... the end of 2016 is fast approaching ...

The Storytelling Vic committee wanted to offer a special day to celebrate the year with a social outing and Teen Hartnett came up with the brilliant suggestion that we shout ourselves a trip on the 'Blackbird'. This tiny ferry is moored close to the Footscray Community Arts Centre near the Dynon Road Bridge.
 Skippered by Warwick and Peter, the cruise (with commentary by Peter) takes in a few kilometres of the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River. Peter has been running his cruises for 36 years and he knows the story behind every building, park, pipe and bridge; this stretch of the water has been a hard working river, supporting many industries since the early 1800s.
This is only the second special members and friends event we have offered. Earlier in the year we visited the Islamic Museum of Melbourne. Well it seems that you have taken to the idea likes ducks to water!
Queen of Heavenly Peace
The 'Blackbird' was full to capacity - and what an adventure. The western suburbs of Melbourne are rich with stories and characters; its a place where cultures weave into a rich fabric, industry sits surrounded by parks and the Maribyrnong winds its way through it all and behind each bend is surprise.
Christine Carlton from our sister organisation in NSW joined us!
Not sure how we can top this as a social gathering. Maybe Teena has another idea tucked up her sleeve!