Maxing out youth leadership in local students

21 August 2014

Success is sweet for 15 local high students who have just completed a 22 week leadership program with Max Potential.

Students came from Belmore Boys High School, Birrong Boys High School, Canterbury Boys High School, Kingsgrove North High School and Wiley Park Girls High School and through the Max Potential program, were assigned mentors who coached them through workshops and one-on-one sessions. The program culminated in small individual community service projects that benefitted local schools and organisations.   

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Changes to Canterbury's Entertainment

20 August 2014

Canterbury has a long and proud tradition of providing entertainment for Members and Guests and with the recent commitment to build a larger showroom and entertainment lounge, that commitment is set to increase further over the next few years.

To ensure that we continue to provide quality entertainment that is relevant to our Members, the full entertainment program was recently reviewed for the first time in many years. As a result of this review, a number of changes have been made to the entertainment program which takes effect from September.

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Local nursing home gets a boost from Canterbury

20 August 2014

Canterbury League Club’s generous $25,000 donation has enabled St Basil’s Homes in Lakemba to purchase new equipment for their aged care facility. 

St Basil’s Resident Lifestyle Project was created to improve the quality of life for residents by enhancing their cultural, leisure and spiritual experience while living at the home.

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Miracle cribs saving precious newborn lives

20 August 2014

A $10,000 donation from Canterbury League Club has helped Miracles Babies Foundation deliver expert care to newborn sick babies.

The situation is serious – every year over 45,000 newborn babies nationally need special assistance from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); over half of the babies have been born prematurely or face post-birth complications.

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Local groups receive funding boost

20 August 2014

23 different local organisations are big winners after receiving a share of $257, 083 from Canterbury League Club through their ClubGRANTS Program.

Each recipient received funding to run specific health and social welfare programs that assist different groups in need within the community including family support, aged, disability, early childhood and youth services.

Amongst those supported this year include Canterbury Community Hub and Chinese Australia Services Society in Campsie, Canterbury City Community Centre and Canterbury Vale School based in Lakemba.

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Get fit with Zumba at C-Life

20 August 2014

Zumba lovers will be excited to see the class back on C-Life’s weekly group exercise timetable starting from September 13.

A blend of high and low-intensity moves performed to beat-pumping dance music, Zumba is often called exercise in disguise as participants have loads of fun moving and grooving to popular songs.

Based on C-Life members’ feedback, the new Zumba class will be on at 3.30pm every Saturday afternoon and go for an hour. There is a possibility in the future for more Zumba classes throughout the week depending on numbers.

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Cupcakes reign supreme for RSPCA Cupcake Day

19 August 2014

The admin staff at Canterbury showed their cupcake-love in a morning tea for the popular annual RSPCA fundraiser which raises support for animal welfare and prevention of animal cruelty. 

It was a sweet tooth, sugar lover’s dream of cupcakes – staff prepared a smorgasbord of orange cupcakes, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, ones with sprinkles and choc chip, cupcakes covered in marshmallows and M&M’s and there was even caramel mud cupcakes. There were also brownies, lamingtons, and cheese and crackers.

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Running for a great cause

18 August 2014

Team Canterbury has joined over 80,000 other participants to cross the finish line at the recent 2014 City 2 Surf after taking on the gruelling 14 kilometre course on Sunday 10 August.

There were 37 participants in this year’s City 2 Surf Team Canterbury – 20 staff members, 10 C-Life members, 6 Bulldogs staff and 1 Canterbury member.

There were plenty of sore legs, tired muscles and stiff joints afterwards but Team Canterbury had a fun day out and successfully raised over $2000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Coats to keep the homeless warm

6 August 2014

For the third year in a row, Canterbury League Club has donated $2000 to Order of Malta’s ‘Coats for the Homeless’ program.

The donation is enough to buy 60 of the specially-designed, warm shower-proof coats which, in early July, have been distributed to some of the 25,000 Australians in NSW sleeping rough on the streets.

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