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Australia Day At St Ives Retirement Living

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Our residents celebrated Australia Day in style, with special events and get-togethers on across all villages.

Residents at our Mandurah and Carine villages love to get together for a lunch and a catch-up, so celebrating Australia Day was the perfect excuse. At Mandurah, residents flocked to the Clubhouse for a traditional Aussie breakfast: bacon, eggs, toast – you name it, they had it! There were plenty of Aussie flags, patriotic shirts and even a few hats you’d usually see in the outback. After the Australian anthem was sung, they got stuck into the Australia Day Award Ceremony where President of the Resident’s Committee, Jimmy, presented some well-deserved awards to residents.

Further North at our Carine village, residents opted for a Bonza Night. It was the perfect setting to celebrate Australia Day with their fellow neighbours as well as their family and friends. With the outdoor seating at Carine, there was no better setting for the event, that’s for sure! There was even the perfect place to hang a few Australian flags.

Below are a few photos from the day.

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Thank you Rita Willsdon-Jones for these great shots.

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Singing the anthem.

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President Jimmy presenting Aus Days Award The Raffle Lady to Jenny Casling.

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President Jimmy presenting Aus Days Award The Bean Counter to Lorraine Woods.

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President Jimmy presenting Aus Days Award Queen of Clean to Coral Weston.

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Peter Williams

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Mike Bream receiving an award.

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Les Weston in charge of the toast station.

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Judy Bright and Amelia Bloffwitch

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Jill Cooper, Elaine Rodin, Judi Denniss, Coral Weston, Kaye Bramley and Jenny Radford.

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Jenny Radford and Kaye Bramley took charge of the kitchen.

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Iain Colquhoun and Sandra Coullter

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Gloria and Charlie Hathaway, Bob Cooper and Linda Thomson

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Elaine Rodin

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Bruce Zilm

St Ives Carine
Thank you Ron Drinkwater for snapping these photos for us.

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These Australia Day celebrations are just an example of the social activities on at each of our villages. Give us a call to find out more and book a tour to experience village life for yourself.