Participants made three films that showcase stories that highlight the impact of being connected, taking action, participating, focused effort, seeing an idea get up and the outcomes.
The three stories for the films were about three SHIP projects over the past 4-5 years SHIP has been running.
Here is a brief description of each project followed by the YouTube link - please have a look and tell us what you think!
Watch the Waterfront Welcomers made by Hanna and Judy
SHIP planned to create more opportunities for Port Melbourne residents to be more active by establishing and supporting local walking groups! The Heart Foundation has a program which has been establishing walking groups with interested individuals for many years. The walking groups aren't just good for the physical wellbeing but is beneficial in terms of social connections and mental wellbeing as well. The Power Walkers of Port have become a cohesive group, due in no small part to their charismatic walking leader Yvonne. If you'd like to get involved in a walking group in your local area - contact Greg at Star Health for more information!
Watch the Power Walkers of Port Short Film by Chris and Sandra
Christine Griffiths is a local Port Melbourne resident and a force of nature. She has become involved in the Vibrant Villages Partnership Group as well as the Port Melbourne Business Association and run various events in the local area including the Garden City 1945 Event (featured in the film). the Port Paw Parade and the Picnic in the Park. It shows what one person can do with an idea, some time and a passion for the local area! If you have ideas for your local community and would like to get involved in some community projects, why not get involved in SHIP? Contact Dani via email or call 0459 988 353 and have a chat.
But first - get some inspiration by watching Turning On the Lights by Rochelle and Sheraz