Community day celebrates Docklands with mix of local talent and music 

Community day celebrates Docklands with mix of local talent and music 
Brendan Rees

A vibrant community event has attracted more than 500 people for an inaugural “Celebrate at Yarra’s Edge” day on November 26. 

Shed 21 at One Padel Docklands was transformed into a parade of music, dance, food and fun while showcasing a mix of local talent and everything that Docklands has to offer following pent-up demand for the community to foster connections.

“The wind was strong but the spirit of the Docklanders couldn’t be wavered, and people are already talking about the connections made on the day as well as the good vibe that was felt,” organisers Jenny Leyva de Loryn and David Wallace-Lemmon, both long-term residents, said.

“The event was an overwhelming success with 39 door prizes won, 40 stallholders, two dance showcases, seven information sessions, 250 showbags handed out and around 500 to 600 locals in attendance with DJ Antidope keeping the energetic vibe going with his tunes.”

Mr Wallace-Lemmon and Ms Leyva de Loryn sincerely thanked all of those who were there and made the event a success including volunteers, The District Docklands, and the City of Melbourne.

“We also thank all of the sponsors who donated the budget to make the event happen; Mirvac, Barry Plant, Docklands Chamber of Commerce and One Padel, and also all of the local businesses that donated prizes totalling nearly $6000.”

At time of publishing a photo competition was still active: 

Grand Prize: Chimp Love Forever (small bronze statue) crafted by Gillie and Marc donated by Mirvac valued at $1000

Second Prize: “Melbourne my Night” class from Matt Krumins Photography valued at $130

Third prize: $100 voucher from Teds Cameras •

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