Cafe project caring for carers

29 April 2015

Having an informal chat over a cuppa within a supportive peer network is the idea behind Riverwood Community Centre’s Dementia Café project. 

Funded by a $500 donation from Canterbury League Club, this project brings together carers in a space that provides mutual support and facilitates information sharing within a casual and relaxed environment.

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Young Adults Rising to the Challenge

29 April 2015

In the Canterbury LGA there is a recognised need for recreational activities and programs specialised for children and young adults with disabilities.

The Horizon Theatre Company’s ‘Rising to the Challenge Project’ is addressing this need with the help of a $14,450 donation from Canterbury League Club.

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Les Mills classes available at C-Life

27 April 2015

As winter approaches C-Life Health Club is turning up the heat with the introduction of two popular Les Mills classes into their group fitness timetable.

For those that love barbell work and increasing muscle strength, BODYPUMP will be available Monday to Friday five times a week while BODYATTACK, which is a great cardio workout for building strength and stamina, is available three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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24 April 2015

For migrant and non-English speaking women with children, qualified child minding services have proven to be a big drawcard to Canterbury City Community Centre’s ‘English Classes for Women’.

Supported by a $4,700 donation from Canterbury League Club, the weekly English classes cater for Beginner to Advanced speakers and often have two teachers in each session. The classes are run in partnership with Mission Australia and benefit women with young children who are often socially isolated and have limited access to other classes.
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24 April 2015

The area at the front of Canterbury has been a hub of activity over the past few months as renovations continue on the new café.

The new café is being built in between Reception and Flame Pizza + Grill at the northern wing of the Club. It will seat approximately 200 people in a mixture of internal and outdoor tables, chairs and lounges.

The concept behind the new café stems from the philosophy of ‘paddock to plate’ and chefs will be concentrating on preparing and serving food that is locally sourced.
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Surgical drill cutting waiting times

17 April 2015

Canterbury League Club’s donation of $45,500 to Canterbury Hospital was put to good use with the purchase of a multiuse orthopaedic drill set which has cut wait times for surgery.

“In the past year there were over 50 additional orthopaedic cases performed. On some days we have two orthopaedic surgeons operating at the same time and the additional drills have assisted in this. For example, in February this year the drill was used 21 days out of the 28 in the month and sometimes it is used several times a day,” said Ann Kelly, General Manager of Canterbury Hospital.

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Canterbury visits hospital with Easter cheer

13 April 2015

Patients in Canterbury Hospital’s children’s and maternity ward received delicious chocolate treats last Thursday when Canterbury League Club donated 20 Easter hampers.

Canterbury CEO Dave Brace together with Customer Services Manager George Cocokios, and Engage Rewards Host, Amos Chia, were on hand to present the children and new mums with boxes filled to the brim with chocolate eggs.

Bulldogs player Josh Reynolds, a Canterbury Hospital Ambassador joined in to meet with patients and help with the gift giving.

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