Sydney Park, on the Princes Hwy at St Peters, will be the scene for a special picnic on Sunday, November 29.

The Sydney Park AIDS memorial (SPAIDS), just atop a hill on the western side of the park near the Barwon Rd intersection, will be the site of a picnic for World AIDS Day that members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Picnic spokesman Greg McGuirk said the event would be a grassroots one.

“It’s a picnic and everyone is invited to make it into whatever they want it to be. There will be no fundraising or politics or speeches. Time just to enjoy the peaceful place, the spectacular view, the friendly community, remember those who’ve gone and celebrate the life we have,” he said.

“As yet there is no organised entertainment or anything, but possibly a couple of local DJs will be playing some ‘atmosphere’ — hopefully be able to confirm that after this weekend.”

McGuirk said the day was a great way for familes and friends to come together to remember friends and relatives lost.

“Bring your loved ones, bring your memories. Bring food and drinks, picnic blanket and shade, sunscreen, dog, kite…. and a friendly attitude,” he said.

“You may want to bring something special to place at the memorial for the day. If you feel the need to be fabulous by all means dress up.

There is a service station shop across the road to top up with refreshments, and there are toilets in the park nearby, but very little shade.”

info: The picnic runs from noon – 4pm. To find out more email [email protected]

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