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Balwyn Evergreen Centre hosts inaugural Open Day: A celebration of community, culture and connection

Graphic promoting hte Balwyn Evergreen Centre Community Open Day, on Saturday March 23, 2024.
Join us in celebrating all things Balwyn Evergreen at our 2024 Open Day on March 23.


For immediate release

Date: February 2024

Balwyn Evergreen Centre, a community centre dedicated to ensuring that older individuals stay active, healthy and socially connected, is hosting its inaugural Open Day on Saturday 23rd March 2024.

The Open Day promises to be an exciting opportunity for the community to come together, connect, and enjoy a day filled with

entertainment, activities, and cultural experiences.

Tina Hogarth-Clarke, CEO of Balwyn Evergreen Centre, says, "We are delighted to invite the community to join us for our Open Day. It's a chance for us to showcase the vibrant spirit of our centre and extend a warm welcome to all.”

The Open Day will feature a diverse range of activities and attractions, including:

  • Exercise class demonstrations – experience the vitality and energy of Evergreen’s exercises classes firsthand with live demonstrations throughout the day.

  • Community Partner Expo and Performances – Gain insights and inspiration from our partners and enjoy performances from groups such as Tai Chi, children’s dance and Chinese dance, as well as market stalls.

  • Raffle with fantastic prizes - Enter our raffle for a chance to win exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses and supporters.

  • Traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony - Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Australia with a traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony accompanied by insightful cultural talks.

  • BBQ and Devonshire Tea - Indulge in delicious food and beverages available for purchase, including a mouthwatering BBQ and delightful Devonshire Tea.

  • The success of this event also relies on the support of the community.  Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Attend the Open Day - Bring your family and friends and join us for a day of fun, entertainment, and community spirit.

  • Volunteer - Be part of the action by volunteering to assist with exercise class demonstrations, social group promotions, and other activities.

  • Donate - Contribute to our raffle or other stalls by donating hamper items, plants, or market stall goodies.

  • Bake - Showcase your culinary talents by baking a cake, slice, or biscuits for our cake stall.

  • Spread the word - Help us reach more people by spreading the word about our Open Day. Whether through word of mouth, social media, or community networks, every share makes a difference.

"We're counting on the support of our community to make this event a resounding success," says Tina Hogarth-Clarke. "Together, we can create a memorable day that celebrates our shared values of inclusivity, connection, and wellbeing.

The Balwyn Evergreen Centre looks forward to welcoming you to this special event and sharing the warmth and camaraderie that define our community.

For more information about the Open Day, please contact the Balwyn Evergreen Centre at 9836 9681 or email

Event details

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time: 10am-2pm

Where: Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn 3103




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