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19 October, 2011
An innovative activity to encourage guests to paint their very own garden gnomes will complement the National Lifestyle Villages stand at the imminent Have a Go day in Burswood Park on November 9 between 8.30am and 3pm.
The idea was inspired by Lindsay Harvey, a resident at National Lifestyle Villages-Tuart Lakes in Rockingham who bought a gnome for special placement at the quirky ‘Gnomesville’ estate in Ferguson Valley where over 3,000 gnomes from Australia and around the world are on permanent display for public viewing. Lindsay says the gnome will represent the Tuart Lakes village (they have affectionately named him ‘Stuart from the Tuarts’) with its own surrounding pebble garden and other gnomes likely to follow in the future. Legend has it that bad-luck will surely follow those who foolishly steal a gnome from the site which has enjoyed a vandalism-free period for many years.
All artistic forms of expression are welcome across a range of different gnome casts and acrylic paint colours at the event.
The National Lifestyle Villages stand will be located at site 54, near the Gate 4 entrance where a selection of village residents will be on hand to mingle with guests. Admission is free and guests can expect to enjoy a range of broad activities aimed at the over 45s demographic, including walking, canoeing, climbing-wall, archery, dancing, Tai Chi and exercise to music. A group from National Lifestyle Villages – Bridgewater (Erskine) will also demonstrate their popular Zumba classes.
Minister for Seniors, the Hon. Robyn McSweeney, will officially open the event at 9.30am.
For further information, call 1300 45 55 65 or visit nlv.com.au. Burswood Park is located on Great Eastern Highway, Burswood.
Free tea, coffee and water available all day.
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