It’s official. The SECC Community Picnic was a huge success, attracting close to 1,000 people across the day and engaging a wide cross-section of our local community.

Thanks to sponsors, supporters, stallholders and entertainers, the day was certainly one to remember.

Top entertainers

The event kicked off with a performance from Stars Talent Schools, who performed an impressive array of songs and dances to warm up the crowd and get people in the mood for a great day out.

After that we welcomed a singing group from the Mascot Uniting Church who wowed us with their harmonies.

Simon Laird sang a number of hits on the day, covering favourites from such musicians as Air Patrol, Jason Mraz and The Beatles.

It was great to hear a few words from Member for Kingsford Smith Matt Thistlethwaite as well as Christine Stamper, a representative from Member for Heffron Ron Hoenig’s office.

After that, the incredible Junkyard Beats took over the stage, moving to their own unique rhythm and engaging the crowd with interactive drumming workshops. 

The Greek Community of Mascot and District entertained locals with a range of traditional cultural dances.

And drummers from African Therapeutic Model gave young people a taste of spiritual music from Uganda.

A feast for the senses

Over in the food section, Whip Van Sprinkle, Caminito, FIKOZ Gozleme, Mr Kernal, the Le Caffina Mobile Coffee Van, and The Original Fairy Floss Company kept hunger at bay, while Absolute Showbags and the Airbrush Tat Guru provided fun for the kids.

There was also a giant obstacle course courtesy of Big Fun as well as a delightful petting zoo for people of all ages to enjoy.

Visitors loved browsing the beautiful pottery by KMF Collections, and got involved in yoga and dancing workshops by Tier 1 Training.

Movie magic

Outdoor Movies Australia provided a screen for us to watch Incredibles 2 as the sun set, and Sound Agents provided us with a wonderful stage for our entertainers.

We also had a raffle on the day, with donors including Zeus Street Greek, Selph Health Studios, Prestige Music, Mia’s Health, Soul Sessions Yoga, and Heart Foundation.

Our generous sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors Crown Group and Eastlakes Shopping Centre. Without you, this day simply wouldn’t have happened.

Secondly, a big thanks to Bayside Council for giving us the use of the park and facilities for the day.

Thank you to everyone for your generosity, including our staff and the large team of volunteers who helped out on the day.

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