Only two weeks to go until the DCM Bookfair
Only two weeks to go until the DCM Bookfair, 16-17
Yes it's almost time for the annual DCM Bookfair.
As our major fundraiser of the year its success is
absolutely critical to everything we do at DCM. This year's
Bookfair will be held on the weekend of 16-17 August at the
TSB Bank Arena down by the Wellington waterfront. As a
supporter of ours you will know what a great Bookfair it is.
In fact, its the largest of its kind in Wellington, with
some 90,000 books, as well as CDs, DVDs, puzzles and
We intend to set aside the afternoon of Saturday 16
August to showcase DCM's work, including performances by the
DCM Ukes Mātāwaka (a group comprised of people who have
come to DCM for help) at 1pm and
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