Mary Wade Family History Association Inc.
Reunion & Family History Day – Canberra - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

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Mary Wade Family History Association Inc.
Reunion & Family History Day – Canberra - Sunday, 22nd September 2019


Date: Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Venue: Vikings Club Town Centre, Cnr Athllon Drive & Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway, ACT (about a 20 minute drive south of Canberra CBD). This event is being held in a licensed club so there will be restrictions on the free movement of children.

Venue Cost: early bird price is $45 for bookings paid by 31 May 2019, from 1 June the cost is $50 per person (includes lunch plus morning and afternoon tea; and use of the room and its facilities). The cost will need to be prepaid and no refunds will be available for cancellations after 31 August 2019 because we must commit to numbers for the event by 31 August 2019. For children under 10, the price will be $15 per child. Children will receive a platter of nuggets & chips for lunch instead of sandwiches.

Accommodation: Booking accommodation is your responsibility. We will not be making bookings on your behalf. The closest accommodation is the Alpha Hotel at Greenway (Phone: 02 6293 3666), it is adjacent to the Vikings Club. Please mention the Mary Wade Family History Association Inc. to get a discounted accommodation rate (see schedule below). Floriade is on in Canberra that week and Canberra region accommodation of all types will be heavily booked, so please book early.

Advance Booking rate Booking rate after 20 June
no breakfast + breakfast no breakfast + breakfast
Deluxe Room (2) $135 $165 $149 $179
Family Room (4) $189 $234 $199 $244

The advance booking rate is available for all bookings made by 20th June 2019. Bookings will need to be secured with a credit card and can be cancelled without penalty providing they are cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

I have tentatively booked 50 rooms at the hotel (of which 7 have already been booked). When you book your room, they will allocate you one of the remainder of the 50 rooms. The hotel is usually fully booked at this time of year, as are many other Canberra hotels during Floriade.

Please book early because we may need more than 50 rooms. At this stage around 130 people have indicated that they will be attending although some attendees are local and some will be staying with family. Fifty rooms strikes me as potentially insufficient, so I urge you to book early.

There is only one other hotel within walking distance of the venue, Abode Tuggeranong.

Parking: The hotel and club are across the road from business premises and parking can be in short supply during business hours. The club has free parking available, but the hotel parking is free for guests only. The hotel’s carpark is also a Wilson Car Park and hotel guests can obtain a sign to be displayed on the dashboard of your car.

Conference Room: The conference room will hold 200 people comfortably, so bookings at the venue will cease once the number of 200 is reached.

Booking & Payment for the Reunion & Family History Day:
Please make payments directly to the Association’s bank account at Bendigo Bank:
Account name: Mary Wade Family History Association Inc.
BSB: 633000
Account number: 164348021


PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO, TO CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT INCLUDING THE NAME OF EVERY ATTENDEE (you will each receive a name tag, including the name of the child of Mary that you descend from, or whether you are married into the family).

The MWFHA will be paying a single amount for the catering, room hire and use of audio/visual facilities. Consequently, if you have not prepaid by 31 August 2019, you will miss out. It will not be possible to pay on the day because the club will have already purchased food for the number of people booked. Additionally, seating and club staffing will be arranged by the club based on the number booked. If you have organised a wedding or similar function, then you know the issues.

If you are in our contact list, then you should have received an email with all the details.


Bob Stevens