Picnic by the Lagoon

Saturday 27 July 2013, proudly sponsored by

In each of the past three years, Cairns celebrated the start of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week  with Picnic by the Lagoon.  Picnic by the Lagoon was sponsored by KPMG and celebrated capability in people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.   It was a day for family, fun and entertainment.

This year’s Picnic by the Lagoon  will be bigger and better!  It will take place on the Westside of the Lagoon on Saturday 27 July 2013 (between 10am and 3pm).  A big thank you to our naming sponsor, KPMG, for their ongoing support.

The event, which is for all members of the community, will include live entertainment, a variety of activities (for all abilities) and a sausage sizzle.  Activities on the day will include jumping castles, slides, “the worm”, putt putt, face painting, sand art with with Bunnings, 10 pin bowling with Go Bowling, a cheerleading workshop (for all abilities) with Awesome Cheerleading, a drumming workshop with the ARC Drummers, a toy library to check out from ARC Disability Services, dancing and all sorts of kids fun with Cheeky Monkey Club, mystery activities with Cairns Parenting Companion and GSL: a good start to life, a photo booth with ROMY Photography, and an art activity with Lil’ Scribblers! We are expecting guest appearances by the Northern Pride, Skill 360 FNQ FC Heat and the Skytrans Cairns Taipans.

A large picnic area will be set aside so families can come and enjoy the day’s events.  Bring a picnic or join us for a sausage sizzle (kindly barbequed by our very own Wheellie Mad Women and Cairns Penny Savings and Loan). There will be cupcakes and lolly bags for purchase as well.

A special thank you to our behind the scenes sponsors Underwoods Party Hire and Instant Marquees.

The day is open to the whole community and $5 per child (or $10 for a family) in support of FNQ Cerebral Palsy Support Group will provide free and unlimited access to all activities!  Download a poster here.

If you would like more information please e-mail: picnic@fnqcpsupportgroup.com

Picnic by the Lagoon is sponsored by the following businesses:






Pictures from the 2010 event were provided by ROMY Photography.