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Chalk the Walks Penrith 2016

August 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chalk the Walks is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk.

Local Bloggers Kim (Living next door to Sydney) and Katrina (The Westies) have joined forces to bring this international event to Tench Reserve Nepean River, Penrith.

On Tuesday 16th August from 12pm – 4pm we will be raising the vibration, raising money and raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Research. All for a gold coin donation. This money will be going to our friend Leah’s local charity “For Poppy Pete” in honor of her beloved Dad and others like him.

For your gold coin donation you will be provided with chalk and a space to create your masterpiece. This community event is for the young and old and we are inviting local businesses to participate also. Please contact us if you are a business, school or sporting group and are interested in reserving a sponsored space.

Remember when you were a kid and you’d draw pictures and write happy thoughts with chalk in your driveway and down the sidewalks of your street? And the adults always smiled when they read the big, pastel-colored messages? This is just like that. Only we’re bigger now. And we don’t have to go in the house when the street lights go out.

The idea is as simple as it was in childhood: write happy messages, have fun doing it, spread some joy while you’re at it.

Please Chalk Responsibly in our designated area, our local Penrith Council have been kind enough to donate our chalk and allow this event to happen.

In many cities chalk is considered a graffiti medium. Chalking in some cities is legal as long as it’s on your own sidewalk, driveway or on private property with permission. In others, chalking is illegal altogether. So, please chalk responsibly within our regulations

Best Practices:

  • Be respectful – consider your neighbors and others who will see your chalked walks.
  • Remember the mission – the goal here is to spread joy, optimism and inspiration; if what you’re writing doesn’t accomplish that in a pure and simple way, please reconsider.
  • Keep it clean – it’s very difficult to spread joy if your content is offensive; if an 8-year-old shouldn’t read it, don’t write it.
  • Have fun – play is important to our mental and emotional health; connect with your inner child, be playful, have fun.
  • Need some ideas? www.chalkthewalks.com


August 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tench Reserve Nepean River
(near the boat ramp)
Penrith, NSW Australia
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