1,000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day

Free entry and loads of free 'have a go' activities for children and adults, as well as a stage program and delicious food and drinks on sale

The 1,000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day will be held on Sunday 19th March from 1pm-5pm.

The venue is Piney Lakes Reserve, Murdoch Drive Winthrop.

For more details, download the program or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/230545444023558/

This all ages event aims to provide a great family day out, while raising community awareness of brain cancer. In WA, brain cancer is the biggest killer of children 14 and under and the biggest cancer killer of people age 40 and under.

Hundreds of people have already made a paper crane. These will either be incorporated into a Cranes For Brain Cancer Community Sculpture on the day or distributed with messages of support to brain cancer patients and their families around Perth.  You can make one at the event or, if you are keen, go to crane template  for a downloadable crane template and instructions. You can also print to one of our libraries' printers from anywhere with Mobile Printing! Still need some further guidance to fold your paper crane? Check out the tutorial video below:

Why a paper crane? The origami crane represents longevity and good fortune. These are our aspirations for brain cancer patients.


This project has been brought to you by the City of Melville and the Perth Japanese Community in support of Cure Brain Cancer, the Brain Tumour Association of WA, the James Crofts' Hope Foundation and CanTeen WA.