15 July 2012



37th Sydney Park AIDS Memorial Groves Tree Planting -SPAIDS

Linocut of SPAIDS REFLECTION AREA presented to SPAIDS by Lenore Bassan in 2006

11:00am Sunday 29 JULY 2012

Contact: Mannie De Saxe, SPAIDS (03) 9471 4878



Sydney Park, St Peters

Transport: 422 Tempe bus to St Peters station, Princes Highway; train to St Peters Station; car to car park in Barwon Park Road on west side of Park.

Sydney City Council has advised SPAIDS that the 37th tree planting will be at Sydney Park on Sunday 29th JULY 2012.

The 37th SPAIDS planting between 11am and 2.30pm will be in the dedicated AIDS Memorial Groves, signposted, in the park in Sydney adjacent to Barwon Park Road off Princes Highway. Look for the Old Brickworks Chimneys entrance, opposite St Peters Station.

SPAIDS invites you to plant a young Australian tree provided by Sydney City Council's tree nursery to commemorate the life of someone who has died from HIV/AIDS. SPAIDS plantings also include commemorating lesbians, gay men and transgender people who have died as the result of violence, the Nazi Holocaust and as another memorial alternative to the Quilt Project and Candlelight.

SPAIDS advises that plantings are also to commemorate friends, relatives and people known to you who you may wish to remember by planting a tree in a memorial grove area.

Food and drinks should be available from the Kiosk in the Park, but should it be closed, nearby King Street, Newtown has many cafes.

SPAIDS has a complete listing of all names commemorated since the first plantings on 15 May 1994. The list has about 1200 names after 36 plantings, and is available for viewing at each planting day. To date over 8000 trees have been planted in the Groves.

Join us for our 37th planting and visit the Reflection Area in remembrance of those we have lost in our communities. Plant more trees and help to enhance the growing beauty of the SPAIDS Groves.

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