In the papers this week March 11th 2013

Giant Auction Raises $6000

The Cowaramup Lions Club’s giant auction held at the town oval on March 02nd was once again a huge success, raising $6000 that will go towards the John of God Foundation. The donation will help fund the foundation’s cancer and coronary treatment facilities and equipment. Lions president Mark Murray thanked everyone who attended the annual auction and helped in making it another brilliant fundraising event.

Police Investigate Blaze

Police are probing a suspicious blaze at Rosa Brook Road. It was put out by the Department of Environment & Conservation staff and Rosa Brook and Wallcliffe Volunteer Bushfire Brigades. The fire was reported on Sunday at around 4.00 pm and was extinguished in 2.5 hours with the help of DEC equipment, four heavy appliances and two light tankers.

Movie Fans Have A Good Time At Tropfest

The annual Tropfest short film festival held at Madfish Wines on Sunday, March 03rd was a massive hit, with many bringing their picnic blankets and enjoying a wonderful atmosphere and live music entertainment before the screening of 16 handpicked short films. Tropfest’s signature item for this year was balloons, and its appearance was ensured in every film in some way.

Riders Gear Up For Challenge

Regarded as one of Australia’s most challenging cycling contests, Delirium will once again take place in Cowaramup over the weekend of April 20th. Riders with all levels of skills participate in the event, which sees both teams and solo riders race to complete the greatest number of laps on a 3.7 km course within 24 hours. Solo riders can register for $140 whereas the cost for teams of six is $720. For details, go to

Opportunity To Acquire Some Tasty Skills

A range of creative workshops including jam making are being offered at Fair Harvest, with “jam of seasonal fruit” run by Britta Sorenson being one of the event’s highlights. The groups have learnt ways to make vanilla, raspberry and peach jam, passionfruit and plum jam, quince and fig jam, as well as chutneys and tomato sauce. For more information on the workshop, please go to

Local Wins $40,000

NAB Margaret River was delighted recently when a local Margaret River resident became the only person from Western Australia to win a house loan contest, with a prize of $40 k. “He was absolutely over the moon,” said regional manager David McKimm. The contest took place nationwide over summer and spring, with a total of five winners, one from every state. The winners were selected at random.

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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