Victoria Park: Perth Active Depression Support Group’s board game night is back

Victoria Park Community Centre manager Nicky Macdougall and board game night host Rob Burns are encouraging people to come to the event.
Victoria Park Community Centre manager Nicky Macdougall and board game night host Rob Burns are encouraging people to come to the event.

THE Victoria Park Community Centre has taken over the running of the Perth Active Depression Support Group’s (PADSG) board game night, with the first resurrected event to take place on May 26.

The group was founded after they received $890 from the Vic Park Collective’s micro-funding initiative Vic Park Neighbourhood Soup in 2016.

The board game night was run at the centre, formerly known as the East Victoria Park Family Centre, until February and will now return on a monthly basis.

Community centre manager Nicky Macdougall said the event was important for social inclusion and community building.

“It’s all about the Act Belong Commit message and when (PADSG founder) Rahul Seth was no longer able to run it, it seemed like the right thing to do to continue it,” she said.

“We’ve got some volunteers to help with the running of the night and ask for $5 per person to build up a reserve of games.”

PADSG founder Rahul Seth said that after winning the Soup grant he felt an obligation to use it to benefit the Victoria Park community.

“The Victoria Park Community Centre does amazing work, giving a platform for many community groups that otherwise wouldn’t be able to operate without it,” he said.

“I am very glad that the Vic Park community can benefit from this recurring event and I encourage all members of the community to participate in this engaging and fun opportunity”

What: Monthly board game night

When: May 26, 6pm – 9pm

Where: Vic Park Community Centre

How much: $5 per person

More information: vpcc@westnet.com.au or ring 9361 1999

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