Helping community events thrive

A community event

Hume City Council’s community events calendar enables residents to promote their local activities to people from across the municipality and beyond, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, has said.

Cr Patsikatheodorou today encouraged local organisations to make use of the calendar, which was published on Hume’s website.

“We know there are many events in Hume right throughout the year, and Council is keen to help promote them,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Hume’s community events calendar is a terrific way to publicise everything from festivals, church services and school fetes, to fun runs, fundraisers, and how-to workshops.

“This online tool is one way that Council can support the people who help to make Hume such a vibrant place to live.

“I’m confident it will draw more people to events, and strengthen the many community organisations that call Hume home.

“Local events often enable people to learn practical skills, meet new friends, and enjoy great entertainment.”

Hume’s community events calendar allows people to add details about a new event through a form which takes just a few minutes to complete.

Representatives of community groups can submit crucial particulars about an event, and include an attractive description which encourages people to attend.

The calendar also allows people to upload a photo, and offer information on where others can go if they have any questions.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said organisers of local events could upload details many months in advance.

“People who publish their event listing early will naturally receive greater coverage,” she said.

“The calendar is easy to navigate, and people can search listings by date, as well as via keywords.

“It’s a terrific way to spread the word about an event to people from all walks of life.”

Hume is one of the most vibrant communities in Australia, because it is home to people from more than 166 different countries.

A total of 188,000 people live in suburbs that stretch from Sunbury to Campbellfield, and from Jacana to Kalkallo.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume City Council appreciated the work of countless volunteers who run community events.

“I am often invited to speak at local events, and attend as many as I can,” she said.

“Public events allow me to meet and speak with so many residents, and I find them one of the most enjoyable aspects of my mayoral role.”

To view Hume City Council’s community events calendar, and its terms and conditions, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 29 March 2016

Updated : 4:50 PM, 29 March 2016

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