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Events

October 2012

Sunday 14th through Saturday 20th - Carers Week 2012

"Be Care Aware!"
Carers Week is the national awareness raising week for Australia's 2.6 million carers. We want all Australians to know about carers! The campaign this year is Be Care Aware and encourages people to get to know more about unpaid family carers, who they are, what they do and how they can be supported.

Unpaid carers come from all walks of life. They provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or are frail aged.

With more than 2.6 million unpaid carers in Australia, chances are you, or someone you know, may be a carer.

Carers Week 2012 will run from Sunday 14 October until Saturday 20 October 2012 and will be launched nationally on Monday 15 October.

Thursday 18th - WA Carers Expo

Carers WA is hosting a Carers Week Expo on Thursday 18 October, 10am – 2pm at Cannington Exhibition Centre. There will be over 40 service providers attending to showcase their services and supports available to carers. Get all your answers in one place!

There will also be free morning tea and light lunch, plus massages and entertainment.

You could also WIN AN iPAD!!! We will be giving away an iPad, Kalbarri Beach Resort voucher plus other great prizes in our door prize raffle!

The Expo is FREE for family carers. You may also bring a friend, family member or the person you care for.

Download Carers Expo Flyer

Friday 19th -Carers Week Morning Tea

9:30 till 11:30am at 77 Wanneroo Road, Tuart Hill

Meet other carers and relax while your children play on the FOA jumping castle or join in art and craft activities.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. Please call 9440 6800 to register your interest.

November 2012

Tuesday 6th – Melbourne Cup Lunch
Join us for "the race that stops the nation"

11:30am till 1:30pm at 77 Wanneroo Road, Tuart Hill

  • Children welcome!
  • Bring a plate to share
  • Sparkling wine (and other beverages) provided
  • Door prize for Best Race Hat

Please call 9440 6800 to register your interest.

Friday 30th – Osborne Park Show
Visit us at the 2012 Osborne Park Show!

  • Free showbags
  • Art and craft items for sale
  • Purchase Bankwest Movies by Burswood Value Cards

http://www.opas.org.au/show-information/

December 2012

Saturday 1st  – Osborne Park Show
Visit us at the 2012 Osborne Park Show!

  • Free showbags
  • Art and craft items for sale
  • Purchase Bankwest Movies by Burswood Value Cards

http://www.opas.org.au/show-information/

Thursday 6th – Bankwest Movies by Burswood Opening Night

Beat the Christmas rush and purchase your Bankwest Movies by Burswood Value Cards now!
For only $59 you receive:

  • 4 x admission passes
  • 4 x Standard Popcorn
  • 4 x ice creams
  • 4 x drinks
  • and $8 tickets for the rest of the season

WORTH OVER $102

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FRIENDS OF AUTISM

Download Value Card Order Form

April 2013

Autism Awareness Month

Tuesday 2nd – World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.

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