Chance to meet some neighbours

ARE you new to town, or have you been here a while and still finding your feet?

Are you keen to meet other people in the same boat? Make sure you get your invitation to the latest welcome evening for new residents on November 26 at the Pet Porpoise Pool from 7pm.

“We've now run five new residents' functions which have attracted around 500 people so far,” Coffs Harbour City Council's economic development unit manager Jenny Oloman said.

“The feedback we've had from the parties has been great. Lots of people have made firm friends with the other new residents they met on the night.

“We've also had one function specifically for professionals who have moved to Coffs and that became an excellent networking opportunity for all those involved.

“The focus is, obviously, on helping people feel welcome and introducing them to potential new friends.

“But we also want to make sure that the people who move to the city put down roots and stay here, and welcoming them and introducing them to other newcomers is a great way to help that process.”

The welcome functions are organised by the council, the Coffs Coast Advocate, BCU and the Employment Training Company (ETC).

The next welcome evening will include icebreaker games and activities to make the task of meeting new people a little easier.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children or $30 for a family. That includes drinks, nibbles and a tour of the Pet Porpoise Pool.

Tickets are available from any BCU branch.

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