FIRSTLY DON' T FORGET TO DROP INTO THE WINE TENT AT DAF - AGAIN RAISING FUNDS TO FINISH THE PAVILION
OPENING ON FRIDAY 5pm 1st Nov
We have changed up both the Beer & Wine This Year
STAGE 2 UPDATE - Patton Builders are doing a brilliant job, the store rooms and roof joining both buildings are expected to be finished in time for the Arts Festival. The next stages will be upgrading the change room wet areas and canteen.
DETAILED PLANS FOR STAGE 2 WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THE DARLINGTON ART FESTIVAL
Proposed New Canteen at the Community Pavilion - List of Improvements • Increased canteen area from 9sq.m to 21 sq.m (including storage). • Two Servery's - An internal servery with access to the meeting room and the veranda servery with partially lowered hatch to suit universal access and young children. • Lockable cabinet storage for different user groups. • Worktops for ambulant and universal access. • All new fit-out with electric stove, oven and range-hood.
Come down and watch the 3D Video Fly Through of the New Kitchen
DARLINTON OVAL & COMMUNITY GARDEN PAVILION
There was no oval in 1965 when the Junior Football club was formed, just a rough paddock that was used by the Pony Club. Teams could only play after volunteers raked all the rocks off the paddock!
The first 'Pavilion' was a shed supplied by John Owen from Owen's General Store (later The Pines) and built by Don Gordon around 1971 where the fire shed is now
The Shire of Mundaring constructed a purpose-built sports Pavilion in mid 1970's.
Although the idea of a new Pavilion was raised within the community around the early 1990's, it was during the Social Cricket Club's tour of England in 1998 that the idea took shape after the team realised how ordinary the Pavilion back home was compared to the impressive sporting facilities at which they were playing. On their return plans were drawn up and although efforts stalled, the concept was eventually taken up with enthusiasm by the Darlington Community Recreation Management Committee in 2005.
14 Years later and a lot of blood sweat and tears from a determined and dedicated group of individuals, The new Community Pavilion is almost finished.
FOR MORE FASCINATING HISTORY COME & SEE THE DIGITAL PRESENTATION AT THE PAVILION DURING THE DARLINGTON ARTS FESTIVAL 2-3 NOVEMBER.
This includes digital presentations re the Pavilion History and also some of the sporting clubs including the DJFC 50th Season History Videos and the DSCC 60th Dinner History Production
There are a lot of familiar faces among those enthusiastic and gangly young players that have families of their own now playing sport at Darlington Oval.
ALSO AT THE PAVILION DURING THE ARTS FESTIVAL :
Purchase a Tee Shirt or Limited Edition 'Darlington' print created by local artist Alistair Taylor who has captured the soul of the Darlington Community and is donating all proceeds to Stage 2 of the Pavilion.
Plus the Skate Park Half Pipe and Proposed Community Garden Master Plan display.
The famous brick suit will once again be donned by our brave Chairman Geoff Barker to promote (possibly for the last time) the Buy-A-Brick fundraiser.
Come and support this amazing project which is being achieved through partnerships between the community, local businesses and organisations and State, Local and Federal Governments. We are almost there!
AND AFAIN DON' T FORGET TO DROP INTO THE WINE TENT AT DAF - AGAIN RAISING FUNDS TO FINISH THE PAVILION