St Basil’s Shed in the Lane

30 September 2013

A new Men’s Shed in Lakemba has proven to be a big hit with the senior’s community of Canterbury.

Opened in 2012 with the financial help of Canterbury League Club, St Basil’s Men’s Shed is geared towards people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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A day out for the Inner Western Circle

27 September 2013

Members and their carers of the Inner Western Circle (IWC) were treated to a day of fun entertainment and lunch at Canterbury.

IWC is an organisation that provides leisure activities, gentle exercise and advocacy for persons with intellectual disabilities and their carers.

The morning started off with a meeting followed by performances led by instructor, Greg Kiernan. Various members of the group sang, dance and performed for each other.

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WILD ABOUT REPTILES

25 September 2013

Over 100 excited kids descended to the Paragon room this morning to see and touch the live reptiles from the fun and interactive Walkabout Reptile Show.

‘Patch’ the blotched Blue Tongue Lizard and ‘Spot’ the Children’s Python proved to be crowd favourites among the other frogs, snakes and even the small salt water crocodile on show. 

Aside from displaying the reptiles, the troop from the Walkabout Reptile Show also led the kids through some entertaining songs and kept their audience interested with great reptile facts.

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$2,000 Online Registration competition winner

24 September 2013

Congratulations to Luciane Bin for winning Canterbury League Club’s Online Registration competition.

Her lucky membership number was drawn randomly out of a pool of 407 members who signed up to take part in the competition that ran from the end of May till August 2013.

Luciane was presented a cheque for $2,000 by our Chairman, Dr George Peponis OAM.

“I am very happy and surprised about the win. I thought to just try my luck even though I’ve never won anything in a raffle competition before but just goes to show to keep on thinking positive thoughts!” said Ms Bin.

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2013 Father’s Day competition winner

20 September 2013

Brian Warren was just having a meal at Canterbury when he decided to enter the club’s Father’s Day competition.

Little did he realise he would eventually receive a phone call letting him know he was the prize winner of a signed 2013 Bulldogs jersey and a Bulldogs fridge full of James Squire beer.

“My son was flying overseas so we had coffee with him before taking him to the airport. While at lunch [at Canterbury] I decided to enter without any real expectation of winning,” said Mr Warren, a long-time member of Canterbury League Club.

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Keeping men busy in the Shed

19 September 2013

Elderly socially isolated men are four times more likely to commit suicide than their female counterparts.

It is a chilling statistic but no less true according to study compiled by the Central Sydney Area Health Service.

Canterbury City Community Centre is working to turn around that figure with their Men’s Shed program which has been running since 2007.

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Variety of equipment for children in need

18 September 2013

For many children who are sick, have disabilities or special mobility needs it can be hard to have a normal active childhood.

Variety – the Children’s Charity is one national not-for-profit organisation that is working to change that perception and help children in need live their life to the fullest.

In 2012 over $3 million was delivered to children within NSW through their state branch and about $12 million worth of equipment and funds was granted Australia wide.

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Making a splash in the olympic pool

17 September 2013

A world record, two gold medals, four silvers and a bronze medal – it is a great haul for any athlete.

Sean Russo did it and more extraordinarily, won those medals even though he is legally blind.

This Revesby local was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that affects vision and may eventually cause permanent blindness.

However this doesn’t stop him from swimming and leading a normal life.

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REGISTER ONLINE & WIN COMPETITION

13 September 2013

Congratulations to Luciane Bin, winner of the Register Online & Win Competition.

Luciane is the lucky winner of $2,000 cash.

Sweet donations for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day

10 September 2013

Cupcakes were the theme of the day when staff of Canterbury League Club came together to raise funds for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day.

The day saw $554 in total raised from staff donations with funds going back to help RSCPA shelters, clinics, inspectors and animals.

Some of the food cooked and donated by staff included cupcakes, muffins, quiches, lamingtons, crackers, cheese, donuts, salami and dips.

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