Celebrate our Grandparents on the Northern Beaches

Member for Manly James Griffin is encouraging the community to take advantage of the NSW Government’s 2019 Grandparents Day celebrations to show our grandparents and seniors how valuable they are to the community.

Grandparents Day falls on Sunday 27th October this year and includes a state-wide awards program, photo competition and grants program for local events in celebration of the day.

Members of the community can now nominate an extraordinary individual they know for the 2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.

“Grandparents, grand-friends and kin do so much for our community and enrich our lives,” Mr Griffin said.

“I would urge all community members to nominate a deserving individual they know for the 2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.”

Community organisations, small businesses and Northern Beaches Council can also apply for a share of $200,000 to host events that celebrate grandparents and grand-friends.

The program will allow an array of events, where all generations can come together, to take place across NSW.

Entries for the Grandparents Day Photography Competition opened to the public today.

The competition aims to foster relationships between younger and older generations by capturing their special moments together.

“Grandparents give so much back. They support our families, make our communities stronger and provide invaluable knowledge to others,” Minister for Seniors John Sidoti said. 

“I am looking forward to spending time with my family this Grandparents Day and am thrilled there are so many ways people can celebrate.”

“I encourage all members of the public and businesses to take part.”

For more information about the events grants program, to submit a nomination for the Grandparent of the Year Awards or to enter the Photography Competition, please visit: www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au