I am inviting locals to come along and celebrate the newest members of our community at the third annual “Welcoming the Babies” event on Sunday 24 February 2013 (10.30am to 12.30pm) Glebe Park, Canberra City.
I am proud to be holding my third Welcoming the Babies event and am looking forward to celebrating the day with parents and members of our community. The inaugural Welcoming the Babies held in 2011 had 150 people in attendance, including babies, their parents, and siblings. I invite parents to register babies up to 18 months of age, so that they can participate.
As a father of three young boys I know how daunting it can be trying to get information about what’s out there. By bringing together the various services and organisations in one place we’re hoping to make looking after young ones that little bit easier. It’s a chance for parents to find out the different things out there for them and connect with other parents. It’s also a way for us to celebrate our youngest and cutest residents.
The event is also a reminder that we need supportive families and a strong community to give children the best opportunity in life. Last year was a great success and was a fun filled day with face painting, balloons, and entertainment. I’m looking forward to an even bigger Welcoming the Babies this year.
Parents wishing to register their babies should email andrew.leigh.mp < at > aph.gov.au or call 6247 4396 with the name of their baby and their contact details.
All members of the community are invited to come along and help celebrate “Welcoming the Babies”.