150 Years Events

150 Years Events

From 1 July 2019, a number of special events will be held in our four villages to mark the milestone of our 150 anniversary.

Tribute to Old Colonists

October 29, 2019

The Berwick Star News paid tribute to the Old Colonists' in a report on its recent 150th Anniversary celebrations at the Braeside Park village in Berwick.

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The Cranbourne Leader joined in the OCAV's 150th celebrations at Braeside Park village in Berwick recently. Families from across Casey came to party and to find out more about the village.

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This year we will celebrate our past while innovating our future. Different events will mark this historic occasion including open days at our villages, the unveiling of a tapestry especially sewn for the event, and much more. As part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration we are on the look-out for photographs and stories that most represent OCAV’s history over the last 150 years.

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Leith Park and Liscombe House will hold a family festival day on Sunday 20 October from 1pm – 3.30pm.

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Braeside Park will hold a 150th Celebration Afternoon on Saturday 12 October from 1pm to 3.30pm.

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Currie Park will showcase the best of the retirement village and the Euroa community at its open day on Saturday 23 November from 12 noon until 3.30pm. Starting with a traditional smoking ceremony, formalities and the burial of a time capsule, Currie Park’s celebration to mark 150 years of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is packed with good old fashioned fun.

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Rushall Park is holding a Garden Party to celebration our 150th anniversary on Sunday 27 October from 1pm until 4pm. Everyone is invited!

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Dorothy Clayton has felt very much ‘at home’ since she moved into Braeside Park nine years ago. Now, Dorothy, the village’s volunteer pastoral care worker, tries to ensure that others also feel a sense of belonging in the Berwick village.

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