Timberlea Event 2014
June 2, 2015
The Timberlea Residents Association and our local Timberlea kaumatua opened our White Ribbon Family Day Event at Timberlea with a powhiri for our White Ribbon Riders, distinguished guests and the children, young people and their families in our community. We were privileged to have local White Ribbon ambassadors’ Judge Peter Boshier, Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and Upper Hutt Multicultural Society Chairperson Pancha Narayanan present throughout our event to speak to the crowd of up to 500 participants about the White Ribbon messages and pledges against violence towards Women in our community.
Live entertainment for our White Ribbon Family Day Event was performed by our local Maori and Chinese cultural groups, dance performers and solo artists. Other activities offered at our event for the children, young people and their families included free bouncy castles, face painting, sausage sizzle, candy floss, food, cold drinks, tea, coffee and white ribbons.
Special mention also goes out to the local volunteers, Government and non-Government services and local businesses that participated and gave their resources and time resulting in a wonderful and successful White Ribbon Family Day Event at Timberlea.