Some pictures of the day...
1. August Celebration - Swiss National Day
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2012
Time: Starting at 11am
Venue: COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
Old Petrie Town COUNTRY
North Pine Country Park
Dayboro Road, Petrie Qld 4502
Dear Members and Swiss Friends!
The Committee from the Swiss-Club in Brisbane would like to cordially invite you to our 1 August celebration on 29 July 2012 in Petrie!
The festivities will start at 11am in the morning and conclude with a bonfire at dusk around 5pm.
As in previous years, the 4EB Radio-Van will be present to guide us all through the program of the day. We are very honoured to have the Consul General Mr Markus Meli and the Honorary Consul Mr Daniel Gschwind as our Guests of Honour!
It will be a spectacular day of entertainment and you will be able to enjoy traditional Swiss Music, Yodelling, Dancing, Face painting, a Colouring-in competition for the kids, and a Lampion Parade with the kids around the bonfire, during which we will be listening to the official National Day speech
by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf (via tape)!
We will of course also cater for your tastebuds. We will serve some awesome foods including Bratwurst, Cervelat, salads and fresh bread. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with goodies like Cremeschnitten, Nussgipfel and Öpfelchüchli. Nobody will go home hungry that’s for sure!
On the day you will also be able to buy a variety of meats and sausages from Goetzinger, Bündnerfleisch, Cheese, Kirschschoggi and Ragussa. And for the first time we will sell Rivella Rot for approx. $4.50 (please refer to page 3 for condition on the day).
We look forward to seeing you at our Swiss National Day Celebration!
12.45pm President’s Welcome Speech – Ruth Milwright
1pm Official Address by Marcus Meli, Consul, Sydney
Address by Daniel Gschwind, Honorary Consul, Brisbane
Official Address by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, President of the
Swiss Confederation (via tape)
National Anthem, accompanied by the Yodel Choir and all of you
1.45pm The Children from Alpenrosen and
the German Folk Dance Group
2.15pm Yodel Choir Performance
2.45pm Danish Dancing Group
3.15pm Handorgel music by Willi Felder and Peter Gerber
Jokes by Willi Felder and Rita Brändli
3.45pm Prices for the children’s competition
4pm Draw of Raffle
5pm “Lampionumzug” and bonfire
Why not be there a little earlier to spend a relaxing Sunday morning at the Market and enjoy the activities in the North Pine Country Park historical village at Petrie. Visit a real blacksmith, see hear and smell those steam engines at work, or simply enjoy the restored buildings and lively atmosphere before joining us for the Swiss National Day function at
noon. North Pine Country Park is a unique heritage village set on grounds selected in 1868 by the English migrant James Foreman.
We hope everyone can join in the celebration of Switzerland’s National Day!
Showcase your business on the day Do you run your own business or does your business have a connection with Switzerland? If you are interested we would like to offer you the opportunity to have a space to showcase what you are doing.
We normally have between 500 – 700 people who come along to the Swiss National Day, so you would get pretty good exposure.
Please contact Ruth Milwright for more information:
Phone: 32045172 or mobile 0414705255
For you to print out! The Schweizerpsalm
Have a listen to our National Anthem mp3
North Pine Country Park, Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah, Pine Rivers
26km from Brisbane CBD 2.5km along Dayboro Road from Petrie roundabout and then watch out for the Swiss flags.
The function coordinator is: The Committee
Helpers needed - Thank you for adding your name & details along with the preferred time in to the r.s.v.p. form below...
We will contact you in due course.
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committee nor is the club liable for any expenses due to errors or misleading
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