Walk / Run the boat to Canberra

Friday, October 18, 2013


“The Gift of Refuge” Pilgrimage from Brunswick to Canberra

With a little help from his friends, Tri Nguyen is planning a pilgrimage from Brunswick Baptist Church to Canberra to deliver a gift to Parliament: a boat.  It is a large model of the boat in which he and his father and sister fled Vietnam in 1982.  The boat has been put on wheels and will be pulled behind walkers and runners.

Tri and his family would like to say "thank you" to Australia for the gift of refuge, hospitality and care that they received as refugees in Australia.  This is also an opportunity to express solidarity with the millions of refugees in the world, and with friends who are seeking asylum in Australia.

The walk will also raise funds for Baptcare’s Sanctuary facilities in Brunswick and Preston, which provides supported accommodation for over 70 asylum seekers.  You can help bring this positive message to Australia by walking or running with the boat, or contributing to the fund for Baptcare Sanctuary.

For those wanting to help in the pilgrimage itself, Tri is looking for support vehicles and drivers, walkers/runners, accommodation along the way, and local media opportunities.


After considering all the options and complexities of walking the boat to Canberra by Christmas, the team have come to the conclusion that postponing the walk until Easter 2014 will enhance the value of the project. That is, the walk would take place during Lent and finish with a service beside the lake in Canberra on the afternoon of Easter Sunday.

With more time, we will be able to secure higher levels of involvement, and more fully engage the interested agencies and the wider community. This will also increase the opportunities for raising the profile of Baptcare Sanctuary, and for clarifying the strategies for advocacy. 

1 comment

  1. Blogcothebanchuabiet - Nơi tổng hợp những điều thú vị trong cuộc sống như những địa điểm chơi Noel ở TPHCM 2015 rực rỡ nhất hay bạn nên biết nguồn gốc và ý nghĩa của lễ giáng sinh hay tặng cho nhau những lời chúc giáng sinh hay và ý nghĩa nhất 2015 cho bạn bè, người thân hay bí quyết cách quên người yêu cũ nhanh nhat hiệu quả hay top 10 điện thoại đắt nhất thế giới bạn sẽ bất ngờ hay nguồn gốc thứ 6 ngày 13 và những sự kiện liên quan hay tổng hợp những hình xăm nhỏ đẹp hay ý nghĩa 2015 hay hướng dẫn cách làm cánh gà tẩm bột chiên xù cực ngon hay mách bạn cách trị thâm quầng mắt hiệu quả nhất hay bạn muốn câu cá thì cách làm mồi câu cá rô phi sông hiệu quả hay tổng hợp những câu đố vui hay nhất có đáp án hay nhất hay bí quyết giảm mỡ bụng sau sinh bằng rượu gừng nghệ cực hiệu quả hay mách mẹ những thực phẩm giàu axit folic tốt cho mẹ và bé hay cách chữa hóc xương cá hiệu quả nhất hay chia sẻ bạn những điều không nên chia sẻ trên Facebook cực nguy hiểm hay hiện tượng nháy mắt trái có điềm gì mang đến xui xẻo gì không hay tổng hợp những món ăn kỵ nhau gây chết người bạn nên biết hay những cách gặp ma đầy thú vị hay những điều kiêng kỵ khi hôn đàn ông nên biết hay giải mã giấc mơ thấy rắn là điềm gì xui hay không hay bà bầu nên ăn gì trong 3 tháng đầu thai kỳ hay uống nước thì cách uống nước đúng cách hay cây chùm ngây và tác dụng của cây chùm ngây thần kỳ.

    ReplyDelete

Share this Post Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This
 

Welcome

Art Work by Liz Braid: lizbraid.com
lizzie.braid@gmail.com

now that the walk is done

How you can help

with ongoing work of supporting Asylum Seekers

  • Consider partnering with us to creat a place of welcome and support for Asylum Seekers.

  • OMID (Persian word for Hope) is a community of Asylum Seekers who gather each Thursday evenings at Brunswick Baptist Church, from 5 to 9pm. The group engages in an English class and then food an conversations before reading the scriptures together, something Iranians love to do.


    You can come along and participate in English learning and conversations
    You can contribute food or money for food to go to cooking a persian feast each week
  • Provide useful English learning resources


  • We are also looking for large donations to go towards helping asylum seekers with their legal fee. It can cost $7,000 or more to go through the process of applying for their visa, this is tough when they are not allow to work


  • You can also help us set up a community garden for Asylum Seekers and people in the community to interact together


  • Let Tri know if you like to participate in some shape or form

    tri@brunswickbaptistchurch.org.au

    Ongoing advocacy work

    15th Oct Asylum Seeker Dinner
    Moreland Town Hall

    14th Sep Freedom concert with
    Melbourne Mass Choir

    13th Sep Ashburton Men's
    Brekfast

    11th Sept Ivanhoe Gammer

    6th Aug Human Rights Forum
    Brunswick Sec Colloge

    Tri's activities during Refugee Week

    Sharing stories with Arnold Zable
    Thursday 19th, Coburg Library 12pm

    Pilgrimage as an act of prayer
    Friday 20th, Footscray Baptist Church 7:30pm

    Giving a speech (3pm) at the March for Justice
    Sunday 22nd, from City Sq 1:30pm to Queensbridge 3pm

    Sharing stories in Aireys Inlet at the Lightkeepers Inn Motel
    Saturday 28th June, 3pm

    Sharing stories at an Ecumenical Service in Anglesea
    Sunday 29th 10am at Anglesea Uniting Church


    Please sponsor the walkers Give.Everydayhero.com.au

    March 16th - April 20th 2014

    Brunswick to Dallas 12.8km 16/03
    to Craigieburn (10.2km) 17/03
    to Wallan (37km)18/03
    to Kilmore (14km) 19/03
    to Broadford (14.2km) 20/03
    to Seymour (29.4km) 21/03
    to Avenel (19.2km) 22/03
    to Longwood (20km) 23/03
    to Euroa (18km) 24/03
    to Violet Town (19.2km) 25/03
    to Benalla (30.3km) 26/03
    in Benalla 27/03
    to Glenrowan (24.2km) 28/03
    to Wangaratta (16.1km) 29/03
    to Springhurst (24km) 30/03
    to Chiltern (14.1km) 31/03
    to Wodonga (27.7km) 1/04

    NSW
    to Thurgoona (14.9) 2/04
    to Gerogery (27.4km) 3/04
    to Morven (24.2km) (Culcairn)4/03
    to Henty (17.2km) 5/04
    in Henty 6/04
    to Wagga Wagga (32.9km) 7/04 (riding)
    to Oura (20.4km) 8/04 (riding)
    to Wantabadgery (20.8km) 9/04 (riding)
    to Nangus (20.7km) 10/04
    to Gundagai (20.9km) 11/04
    to Jugiong (40km) 12/04 (riding)
    to Yass (60.8) 13/04 (riding)
    (Wee Jasper State Forest)
    Yass 16/04
    to Hall/ Nth Canberra 17/04 (riding)

    to Canberra (14.8km) April 18th
    Friday 1pm - Welcome event

    Sun 20th April: Canberra Easter Celebration!

    Join us in Canberra
    Good Friday, 18th April, 1pm, John Dunmore Lang Place
    (between the Portrait Gallery and Questacon)
    or walk in with us - meet at 11.30am outside ABC 666 Studios, cnr Northbourne Ave & Wakefield Ave, Dickson

    Raising funds for:

    Sanctuary House Providing supported accommodations for people seeking asylum.


    Al funds donated via the link on this website or facebook go directly to Baptcare Sanctuary facilities - which provide accommodation to over 70 asylum seekers.
    If you want to contribute financially to the project: to pay project manager (1 day a week), petrol, costs of signage, etc, please use the account below.

    Gift of Refuge

    BSB: 704922

    No: 100014358

    Alternatively, give directly to BaptCare via link (BaptCare logo) above

    Most Reading