Earlier this year we announced that the Aussie Hero Quilts 10th anniversary dinner and volunteers’ weekend would take place 11-13 March 2022 (pending COVID-19 requirements). We are now pleased to announce that tickets to both the 10th anniversary dinner and the volunteers’ weekend are now available on Try Booking, via the following link https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=798247&.
As usual, the 10th anniversary dinner will be coupled with a volunteers’ weekend with events occurring from the evening of Friday 11 March to Sun 13 March, where volunteers will get the opportunity to see the sights of Canberra and meet the other volunteers.
For those volunteers that are new to our team, the weekend is a great opportunity to get to know each other and meet some of the many grateful recipients of quilts and laundry bags.
Key events include:
· Friday 11 March
o Friday afternoon activity for volunteers. This event is still being confirmed, but likely to occur between 1 and 5 PM.
o Volunteers’ gathering will take place 7-10PM on Friday 11 March where volunteers get to hear from some of our recipients and other interesting speakers.
· Saturday 12 March
o Newbies brunch with our founder, Jan-Maree Ball will take place on the Saturday morning between 9 and 10 AM.
o Canberra bus tour. An opportunity to undertake a tour of key sights in Canberra and some quilting shops between 10 AM and 4:30 PM.
o Annual ‘Thank you Dinner’ 6:30-10:30PM aims to bring together volunteer quilters, their partners, and the quilt recipients. This event also celebrates the 10 years Aussie Hero Quilts has been supporting our service men and women, and veterans. The Dinner will be held at the Rex Hotel in Canberra.
· Sunday 13 March
o To finish the weekend, volunteers are invited to a casual breakfast/brunch at Poppy’s Café at the Australian War Memorial.
For those volunteers planning on joining us for the volunteers’ weekend, the Rex Hotel are offering 10% off the room rate with the discount code AUSSIE. The code applies when booking via phone but they tell me that if you want to book online then use the NOTES section to ask themn to apply the AUSSIE Code for your discount. The rates will change as we get closer to the date and as demand increases – the discount code will be 10% off the best available rate at the time of booking.
I know that some people will be nervous booking so far in advance with border closures etc, but their cancellation policy is 24hours notice free of charge – so 2pm the day before the check in date.
There will be more information to follow in the coming months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on AHQvolunteersweekend@gmail.com