Living and learning together again

It was great to see many community leaders from the Cardinia Shire get together on Friday morning at the Living & Learning Centre. Pic: GABRIELLA PAYNE

Pakenham’s Living and Learning Centre is getting back into the swing of things after Melbourne’s numerous lockdowns, and to celebrate, community leaders got together for a chat over a wholesome morning tea recently.

On the morning of Friday 19 November, the community centre was buzzing with chatter as leaders from various groups caught up after a long hiatus.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale welcomed everyone together, and thanked everyone for their hard work to continue supporting the community throughout the pandemic.

Among the guests present were Miriam Cadwallader and Ian Fraser, the CEO and President of the board of the Living and Learning Centre respectively; Bobo Davis, from ADRA Cardinia and Have a Little Hope; Jeffah Thabach from Konnext Right Now and CMY; Roger Barnett from the Pakenham Men’s Shed and Elaine Smith from the Women’s Friendship Cafe – just to name a few.

It was a lovely day to celebrate the fantastic achievements and resilience of the community over the past few years, and with things starting to get back on track, everyone shared their excitement for the year ahead.