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 Oatley Village Festival ARCHIVE

Saturday 20 October 2018

Frederick St Oatley, Oatley Ave and Oatley Memorial Gardens

8.30am - 3.00pm

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There is something for everyone at the Oatley Village Festival, with over 180 food, craft and variety stalls, 
The popular attractions will be back again, including the Harley Motor bike rides, Lions Trash and Treasure, plus amusement rides, face painting and the popular animal farm and pony rides. 
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For those interested in craft work, Oatley Cottage will again host the popular Quilt Show.
This will be the 3rd year our local quilters have provided a quilt display at the festival.
For further details and enquiries regarding the Pink Quilt Competitionclick here.

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A new festival attraction this year is a Lego display hosted by SydLUG to challenge the minds of our young ones. Kids building competition entries will be on display.
Entry Cost:  Adults $2  Children (under 12 years) $1 and Families $5 
Visit SydLUG for further details. This event will be held in the upper hall of the Uniting Church in Fredeick Street Oatley. 
Festival entertainment will also include local stage acts, plus bands and dance groups. Long term favourites include street performers include the Riverwood Air League and the St George Pipe Band. To see the Entertainment Schedule, please click HERE.
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St George Scottish Pipe Band    Riverwood Air League
For festival information select one the following:  

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STAGE ENTERTAINMENT Festival patrons will also enjoy a wide range of entertainment, including stage bands, dance groups roving bands and even belly dancers. To see the Entertainment Schedule, please click HERE.

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One of the most popular festival attractions is the Lions Trash and Treasure.
Located on a 1/4 block, there are treasures galore for all ages and interests. Bargain hunters will enjoy the huge stock of second hand books, jewellery, kitchware, glassware, crockery, cutlery, CDs, DVDs plus vinyl records, tools and toys.
Items not accepted include electrical goods, magazines, school text books, encyclopaedias, clothes, shoes, old saucepans or chipped/broken crockery and glassware.  
Collection of donated goods
The next Trash and Treasure collection will held on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 10am -2pm
Oatley Avenue (behind the Oatley RSL - across from the Oatley Memorial Gardens)  
Festival Duo 
Local duo Nick and Manny team up for a light-hearted music review of the Oatley Festival. 
To listen to the hilarious Oatley Festival song.......click here. 
(Performed live at the Oatley Hotel on Festival Day.)
Calendar 2019
The 2019 Oatley Calendar will be officially launched at the Oatley Festival. Copies include stunning images of local flora and fauna and may be purchased at the Oatley Flora and Fauna stall site or the Lions Information Stand at the festival. Copies will also be on sale at the folowing shop outlets: Poveli's Cafe, Mullane's Pharmacy and AdventureCo  
Festival BusThere are so many ways to get to all action at the festival.
Locals may choose to walk or cycle, while others may opt for a train to Oatley. The train station is conveniently located across the road from all the festival action.
Locals are invited to reserve a seat on the Oatley Festival Courtesy Bus. For details contact Jubilee Community Services on Ph 9579 6322 during business hours (Monday-Friday). To speak with Bert, the driver, ring him 0401 969 250 - if unaswered leave him a  message. 
For those arriving by car, there is off-street parking for festival patrons from 6am - 5pm. Parking fee of $5 applies and funds are use to support local community projects.    
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Lions, friends and partners all joined together to celebrate Oatley Lions 40th anniversary of community service. Shown below are three photos taken on the night. Special thanks to all the guests for joinng Oatley Lions members. For more 40th Dinner photos Click Here
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Special guest speaker at the 40th Anniversary dinner was Gemma Sisia, founder of the St Judes School in Tanzania  The St Judes School project has been supported by Oatley Lions and Leos clubs since 2010.  

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Gemma was presented with a cheque for $5000 Georges River Lioness Club contributed the special anniversary cake
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Dr Joe Collins accepted a cheque on behalf of the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation for $5000. 

Other highlights included the induction of new new members by District Governor, Dennis Halpin (below right). Welcome two new members Yoke (Jing) Kong and Richard Sheahan (below left). 

The big surprise on the night was the presentation of the original Oatley Lions bulletin, presented by Wes Owsnett. Wes was the president of Lugarno Lions when Oatley was chartered in 1977.  
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Thanks to Geoff Pritchard for the graphic design work and Michael O'Farrell for the photography.

Category: Festival

Published on Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:03

Written by Bryan Pirie

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