In the papers this week February 18th 2013

Anticipation For Blackwood Regatta

Excitement is building amongst the competitive ones as boats are being built, retouched and prepped ready for the Blackwood Regatta. Taking place on March 03rd as part of the Augusta River Festival, the first prize cash on offer may draw new entrants to the annual event this year. Those interested in forming a team of enthusiastic athletes can email, call 0433 562 384 or just show up at the event. Entry is only $10 per boat and nomination forms can be obtained from the information van on the day.

Art Fundraiser For South West Greens

The South West Greens put together a successful art auction at Cullen Wines on February 15th to fundraise for the election campaign. Local and other Western Australian artists donated over 100 pieces to the “Art with Heart”. MC Gerry Cannon volunteered his time for the event as an auctioneer, keeping more than 120 visitors entertained and occupied throughout the evening.

The Stirling Rangers Juggling A Busy Schedule

Local Margaret River band The Stirling Rangers is juggling a busy schedule over the weekend as it performs at Settlers Tavern and the Augusta River Festival in one day. The band has recently gone through a line-up change, reverting to a three-member outfit featuring guitarist/singer/songwriter Jason Norris, Tony Lane on mandolin and fiddle, and bassist Dave Seegar. The Rangers are famous for their diverse mix of covers and originals, exhibiting an intrepid folk/country style.

U3A A Huge Success

It was an example of “learning never ends” when U3A members recently queued up to enroll for first semester courses available at University of the Third Age [U3A] Margaret River. The U3A offers learning opportunities to senior citizens in a socially accepting and informal environment. Over 40 people visited Margaret River Centre to enroll in one of the 14 courses available. Information on the courses can be acquired by calling 0498 588 175 or emailing

Kick Off Your Day With Healthy Breakfast At Soup Kitchen

People who don’t have time to make breakfast can now head off to Margaret River Soup Kitchen to enjoy an affordable and healthy start to their day. Offering everything from beans on toast to fresh fruit and cereals, Soup Kitchen will open on Tuesday and Thursday each week. The breakfasts are an initiative of the Seventh Adventist Church. Everybody is welcome to attend and there is a recommended donation of $3 per head.

Western Force Development Team In Margaret River

The Western Force Development team visited Margaret River Primary School last Thursday to run a series of rugby workshops. 12 students from years 3-7 joined Coops, Geoff and Tobias of the Western Force at the school oval. They practised skills that allowed them to participate in a Walla Rugby carnival held at Gloucester Park by the Force on Friday. The Western Force is a Western Australia based rugby union team that participates in the Super 15s tournament featuring teams from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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