On Friday 15 December 2017, members of Ginninderry’s future community gathered to celebrate the first of many, ‘future resident initiatives.’ The night dubbed Ginninderry’s Future Resident Eve sought to provide future community members the opportunity to take a tour of their blocks, before dinner and entertainment in the form of our very own With One Voice Ginninderry Choir singing Christmas Carols, the unveiling of the Ginninderra Creek Mosaic art feature, a visit from Santa and plantings in the Ginninderry communal garden.
The night kicked-off in style with a welcome from Ginninderry project director, Stephen Harding, who said “It’s fantasic to see so many of Ginninderry’s future residents this evening, coming together to celebrate the festive season while enjoying a tour of the sites you’ll call home in 2018.”
And while it was the glittery craft room and visit from Santa that resonated with the attending children, it was the unveiling of the Ginninderra Creek Mosaic art feature by Belconnen Community Services CEO, Dira Horne, Aboriginal Elder Wally Bell, and Belconnen High School students that struck a chord with proud members of the Ginninderra project team. The mosaic tells the story of Ginninderra Creek, a natural waterway on the boundary of the project, which holds important memories for the Ngunnawal people, locals and rural farming families.
Singing the praises of all who attended the inaugural event was Ginninderry’s community and cultural planning manager Susan Davis, who said “It was fantastic to see so many residents come down, participating and being able to mingle with their new neighbours. The new mosaic helps to convey the sense of history around us, and being able to reveal it tonight has meant we are passing on the rich and diverse culture that this land has.” Susan invited all future residents to join the With One Voice Ginninderry choir which is open to all faiths, all walks of life, all ages and all abilities. Rehearsals resume next year on Tuesday 6th February at the Link at 5.30pm.
On behalf of the Ginninderry project team we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended this special, festive eve where friendships were forged and project history made!