The best way to fall in love with Footscray? On a date with a local

This article is a part of Your Footscray – an initiative of the Footscray Business Reference Group supported by Regional Rail Link

What better way to get to know an area than by the side of a local so passionate about their patch they’ve become an ambassador for the area?

Well, here’s your chance!

In this unique competition, five lucky members of the public will win a ‘date’ with an ambassador from #YourFootscray, a community-driven project encouraging locals and visitors to discover Footscray.

While all of the ambassadors are spoken for romantically, they’ll be delighted to provide the competition winners with opportunities to fall in love with their favourite suburb, whether it’s a cannoli-making lesson with Tony; an Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Abdul and Rozenn; a Vietnamese brew with Kevin at his café; tacos and craft beer with The Reverence Hoteliers; or a lesson in spotting the freshest catch with fishmongers Paul & John.

The competition is easy to enter: first, voters select a date (cannoli, tacos, fresh fish, Ethiopian feast or Vietnamese coffee), then they visit http://www.facebook.com/yourfootscray, or www.twitter.com/yourfootscray and explain in 20 words OR LESS why they want to win.

To be eligible, entries must be lodged by 11:59pm on Friday, 18 October, 2013. Winners will be notified via direct message on 21 October, 2013 and to ensure the dates go smoothly, winners will be met in a public place and accompanied on the date by a competition chaperone.

Until December, these five ‘Your Footscray’ ambassadors will continue to share via discussions on Facebook and Twitter, stories about what they love about Footscray to entice people living, working or just passing through Footscray to take a closer look at all the area has to offer.

To vote or join the conversation follow twitter.com/YourFootscray or join facebook.com/yourfootscray