On 8th September 2018, 300 residents from Aljunied Group Representative Constituency (GRC) came together to take part in the first land-based carnival of programmes by People’s Association Water-Venture (PAWV). Titled September Fest @ Bedok Reservoir, the carnival comprised interactive eco games, fitness workouts, lantern decoration workshops and even the first-ever outdoor waterfront movie screening experience at sunset, promoting community inclusiveness and social cohesion.
Says Lawrence Ng, Chairman Water-Venture Committee (Bedok Reservoir): “Through such platforms, we hope to create unique waterfront experiences here in Bedok Reservoir Park. Residents do not have to travel far with their families to enjoy a lantern decoration workshop or an outdoor movie experience in the park as we bring such programmes near to their home.”
Joining the participants were also 100 underprivileged residents on ComCare Long Term Assistance from Aljunied GRC to promote community inclusiveness and well-being amongst residents in the comfort of their neighbourhood. The event was graced by Mr Victor Lye, BBM, Advisor to Bedok Reservoir-Punggol GROs.
Says Norhayati Daud, Assistant Director (Water-Venture): “This is our very first land-based carnival and it is part of our ongoing effort to expand our suite of waterfront lifestyle programmes beyond water sports, we have put together a variety of land-based activities for this evening carnival which has something for everyone, from young to old. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a parent looking for fun activities to do with your children this school holiday, this carnival provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to get to know their neighbours better while engaging in the various interesting and educational activities.”
PAWV is set to continue working towards such multi-faceted genre of programmes at Water-Venture clubs in the coming months, working together with even more agencies and corporations to bring unique waterfront lifestyle experiences to the community.
Photo Credit: PA Water Venture