Great fundraising success for cancer patient

27 February 2014

Canterbury staff swiftly came together in support of one of their own – Rangi Troy, in her battle against cancer.

Rangi, a long-time staff member of Canterbury and a massive Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs supporter, has been living with cancer for the past 19 years. Treatment options had finally narrowed down to one but it was going to be a costly procedure.

When Canterbury staff heard about her situation, they quickly formed a fundraising initiative to help Rangi raise funds for her treatment.

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NEW WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB TO COME TO BELMORE PCYC

19 February 2014

While all eyes were on our Australian athletes at the Sochi Winter Games, a group of young people were commencing their own potential Olympic journey at the new Belmore PCYC Weightlifting Club.

Belmore PCYC recently completed renovations to transform one of their rooms into a weightlifting area any Olympic athlete would be proud to train in. It boasts brand new weightlifting equipment including Olympic bars, plates, chin up bars, multiple platforms, and rubber safety flooring.

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Riverwood Autumn Fair fun for the whole family

14 February 2014

The popular annual Riverwood Autumn Fair has once again entertained crowds with stalls, entertainment, rides, competitions and family-friendly activities.

“The Riverwood Autumn Fair brings the community together, to promote inclusion, cohesion and harmony and to build community capacity with community involvement,” said Rohena Round, Riverwood Community Centre Team Leader.

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Feeding the frail, elderly and the house-bound

14 February 2014

Home-delivered meals are a tasty blessing in disguise for many residents of the Canterbury Local Government Area who are unable to shop, cook or leave their homes.

Canterbury Meals on Wheel, a not-for-profit organisation based in Campsie, delivers 100 to 200 meals a day to their registered clients. Volunteer drivers distribute meals five days a week to 18 different suburbs including Belmore, Punchbowl, Earlwood and Hurlstone Park. 

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People with disabilities are people first

14 February 2014

The Special Olympics NSW (SONSW) Performance Group would like the public to see people with disabilities as a person first rather than focus on their intellectual disabilities.

That is the message they are trying to spread as they perform in venues all over NSW, most recently at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games held last December in Newcastle. The games were attended by 2,500 athletes from 29 different countries and were broadcast to over three million people.

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Yum cha at The Dynasty No.1 in Sydney

3 February 2014

The Dynasty at Canterbury League Club was recently nominated by TimeOut Sydney as the best place in 2014 to have yum cha in Sydney.

Beating out other yum cha crowd favourites like Marigold (Chinatown), The Eight (Chinatown) and Fisherman’s Wharf (Pyrmont), The Dynasty came out on top with consistent high marks for food, presentation, décor and experience.

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Employment reconnecting people with disabilities to community

3 February 2014

A disability should not be a barrier to gainful employment and if anything, a meaningful occupation will help empower people that have disabilities.

For this very reason, Centacare Industries, which is based in Belmore, provides supported employment and training opportunities to adults with various forms of disabilities including dyslexia, Down syndrome, autism and mental illness.

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