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New kids on the block: Welcoming the Babies 2022

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 17, 2022    2 min read   

After a couple of years’ hiatus, ‘Welcoming the Babies’ is back for 2022!

The popular community event returns this Sunday, November 20 – from 9am to 12pm – at the Springfield Central State School community hall.

All parents and families with newborns 18 months of age or younger are invited, and registration is open online now (here) or from 8:30am, before the event.

Those eligible who register and attend will receive a free bounty bag on the day. Other families with young children are, as usual, also welcome to attend.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said it was a special way to welcome some of our newest and youngest residents.

“‘Welcoming the Babies’ acknowledges the important job that parents do in our local area,” Ms Mullen said.

“It is also a lovely way to welcome some of our newest and youngest residents!”

The inaugural ‘Welcoming the Babies’ took place in September, 2018 at Orion Springfield Central, with 120 bubs and their loving families joining together for an adorable welcoming ceremony.

The 2019 event was just as successful, but the pandemic brought the annual celebrations to a temporary halt.

Oxley MP Milton Dick said it was a very special occasion that parents and families can really embrace.

“We’re expecting a big turnout from the local community and I’m looking forward to welcoming our newest little arrivals.”

At this year’s event, there will be entertainment activities, “bubs” yoga, and plenty of helpful information stalls. Each baby will receive a welcome certificate.

Register your baby for the ceremony here
For more information, please contact:
Milton Dick MP – 3879 6440 or milton.dick.mp@aph.gov.au
Charis Mullen MP – 3447 9300 or jordan@parliament.qld.gov.au

Image: Charis Mullen MP.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.