Comp Winners Enjoy Game: Haylee Stanbury, one of our winners of the NRL tickets to the Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights game, had a great time watching her favourite team at the weekend. Even though her team (the Knights) didn’t manage to snatch the win, Haylee and family were lucky enough to meet lots of the players and even get some autographs! Amy Carpenter was the other winner of the competiition.
Wool Drive: Following a Canowindra Showground and Racecourse Trust meeting it has been decided that portable sheep yards would be the ultimate edition to an already great shed. The meeting was held on 19th February to discuss the internal layout for upcoming sheep events that will be held in the new multi-purpose shed. The Trust has decided to partner with Bryton Wool and hold a wool drive to raise money for these yards. Any farmers who have any wool in their sheds and would like to donate please drop it off at Bryton Wool or call 6344 1756 and they will arrange to have it picked up. All money raised will be used solely for the sheep pavilion which
will include the shearing shed upkeep.
Hungry Bikers At St Eddy’s: Over one hundred and twenty bikers cruised into St Edward’s Primary School on Saturday for a satisfying lunch break supplied by the hard working P & F Association. A big thank you goes out to all parents who contributed in some way by either providing food or helping out. Special thanks to Rebecca Phelan and Bec Brown for coordinating the fundraising event. It is expected that around $1500 was raised for the school.
Fancy A Weekend Shopping Trip To Sydney? Join the ladies of the Central West on a luxury coach which will chauffeur you around Sydney’s Factory Outlets. The weekend will be held over 10th and 11th September and will include a stay in a 4 star hotel. Proceeds from the weekend will go to Cancer Council Australia and Aussie Helpers. Get some Christmas shopping in early at bargain prices while raising much needed money for charity. Seats must be
booked by mid March. Call Abbie on 0429 436 972 for more information.
Correction: Last week’s ‘Our Bloke’, Isaac Bulivou, is the Ministry Leader for Raise Ministry, Canowindra. Apologies Isaac!
Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Call for Entries: On February 17th (Banjo’s birthday)
Central West Libraries announced the call for entries into the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. The only requirement is for Australian content and prize money is as much as $1000 for the winning entry. The competition closes on 15th April and winners will be publicly announced at a festival in July. Entry forms are available from Central West Libraries website www.cwl.nsw.gov.au.
Grow, Make or Bake! Are you a creative whizz? Those with an artistic flair are being invited to the Canowindra Art and Craft Market which will be held on Sunday 10th April at the Canowindra Community Centre. Stall holders will be showing off items they have made or grown and no stall fees apply. Stall holders must have their own insurance. If you’re unable to attend but still want to be involved, the Canowindra Creative Centre will include your items on their stall at 10% commission. Book your stall by 6th April. For further information contact
Deb on 6344 2490.
Support for Paralympians: Kim and Kyle travelled all the way from Sydney this week
to ask Canowindra to help raise funds for Australia’s Paralympians. The pair are part
of an organisation aiming to raise $4 million to help with coaching and training for
the athletes and they set up a stall selling pins at the Deli Lama and IGA.
Showgirl Zone Finals: Amy Galea represented Canowindra at the Showgirl Zone 6 Finals in Parkes at the weekend. Although she didn’t make it through to the next round she is still pleased to have taken part, “It was the most fantastic experience” Amy said; “The 3 girls that are going through to Sydney are from Bathurst, Dubbo and Young and will do Zone 6 proud in Sydney.”