Showcasing services

The Oakgrove events have always been a great opportunity for residents to gather. 399173_01

By Emma Xerri

Oakgrove Community Centre is once again opening their doors for a celebration of community pride and collaboration.

Running from 11am to 2pm on 12 April, the Community Expo will shine a light on the many services provided by the not-for-profit organisation and beyond, placing particular emphasis on offerings from the City of Casey and other essential service providers.

“This event is much more than just a gathering,” Oakgrove’s Anu Ravindernath said.

“It’s a celebration of community resilience, resourcefulness, and mutual support.

“Attendees can expect a dynamic showcase of services and resources designed to enhance the quality of life for residents of all ages and backgrounds.

“Whether you’re a longtime resident or new to the area, this is your chance to discover the heart of Oakgrove and all the services it has to offer.”

Representatives from the City of Casey will be in attendance, providing information and assistance on various municipal services, including waste management, community programs, and recreational facilities.

And the expo will also serve as an opportunity for locals to discover the wealth of resources offered by organisations, non-profits, and businesses within their community, from healthcare providers to educational institutions, social services and cultural associations.

“The Community expo Event is a testament to the collaborative spirit that defines Oakgrove,” Ms Ravindernath said.

“By bringing together residents, service providers, and local stakeholders under one roof, the event fosters connections and strengthens the fabric of the community.

“It’s an opportunity for neighbours to come together, share ideas, and work towards common goals that benefit everyone.”

In catering to community members of all interests and ages, the day will also boast certain crowd favourites with a jumping castle and face painting.

Various sports activities will also be on offer for the budding athletes and sports enthusiasts, from friendly matches of soccer and basketball to relay races and obstacle courses.

The expo will also feature a 360 Bus, equipped with interactive games, arts and crafts activities, and comfortable seating areas.