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Annual Fun Day 2016
28/02/2016 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our annual fun day will beheld at the beautiful Yan Yean Reservoir Park. The park offers Lots of shade if it’s a hot day and you will be sure to feel cool with the water nearby. VBBA members and their Basenjis will be out in force at this event so if you are looking at the breed as a potential companion, this is the perfect opportunity to meet owners and breeders to discuss this unique breed. Or if you have owned Basenjis before and just want a ‘Basenji fix’ we are more than pleased that you join us.
Yan Yean is located approximately 38km North East of Melbourne’s CBD. The reservoir, which covers 560 hectares, was built in 1853 and is still in use today. The park offers visitors peaceful picnic areas, a variety of walking tracks and breathtaking views of Melbourne’s oldest water storage. Visit the extensive wetlands and watch the abundant birdlife that lives and feeds in this area. There is lots of space and shady areas. The park is dog friendly.
How to get there
Yan Yean town can be accessed via the Hume (exit Donnybrook Road) or via Plenty Road. The access to the park is the Southern (main) entry off Recreation Road.
- Lots of games for the children, some old some new.
- Education component
- The annual Great Basenji Sausage Eating Relay Race will be held, plus other games for the Basenjis and owners. All running games temperature dependant.
Extreme Temperature Policy
If the temperature for the Yan Yean area is forecast above 35 degrees on the ABC news the night prior, the event will be cancelled. Watch our facebook and twitter feeds for any updates.
Non VBBA members are very welcome to attend, with or without a Basenji. If you are considering one as a companion this is an idea opportunity meet breeders, Basenjis and their owners.