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Home Dinners and other activities in Brisbane

Home Dinners and other activities in Brisbane

In the second half of 2016 we held three home Welcome Dinners and attended numerous festivals and workshops to raise awareness about the project. In the process we made some incredible connections: 10 June - Our work with Digital Storytellers began in June at the...

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Farewell Libby

Farewell Libby

2017 brings with it many changes, including the resignation of our wonderful Queensland Welcome Dinner State Coordinator, Libby Blom, who has decided to step back a bit to spend more time with her growing family. Due to Libby's leadership over the past 18 months, we...

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Welcome finds a home in Toowoomba!

Welcome finds a home in Toowoomba!

The Toowoomba chapter of the Welcome Dinner Project hit the ground running with the first home dinner on 19th March 2016. Toowoomba’s WDP Coordinators Emily and Darren worked tirelessly to ensure the inaugural Welcome Dinner was a huge success and a wonderful...

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Welcome Fest 2016

Welcome Fest 2016

On the 2nd of October, the Welcome Dinner Project Queensland held a stall at the Welcome Fest in Brisbane. The Welcome Fest was a great opportunity to share our vision and recruit new people to our project. We were perfectly positioned across from the World Music...

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Sandgate Community Dinner

In August, we did something that we have never done before in Queensland. We had a community dinner welcoming hundreds of newly arrived Iraqi families on the North Side. We were quite nervous as the guests began arriving in droves, with the queue going out the door...

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Family Picnic

Family Picnic

In July, we took part in the Welcome Family Picnic at Coopers Plains library with our good friends from Mums 4 Refugees and the Brisbane City Council. Councillor Steve Griffiths from the Moorooka Ward dropped in to say “hello” and “welcome” and to officially open the...

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Curtin University Community Dinner

Curtin University Community Dinner

In a week of thunderstorms and rain we had an outdoors community dinner at Curtin University.  Whilst it was freezing cold, the universe smiled on us and kept the rain away.  A large range of people came to the dinner which is what the Welcome Dinner Project is all...

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Welcome Dinner Cooking Class – Perth

Welcome Dinner Cooking Class – Perth

To celebrate Refugee Week this year we organised the first Welcome Dinner Project Cooking Class, a cooking class taught by three people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  These wonderful home cooks taught the participants how to cook Tamil chicken curry, Pakistani...

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