In the papers this week November 11th 2013

Tour De Gracetown Raises More Than $30,000

Tour de Gracetown raised over $30,000 last weekend to support the campaign against childhood cancer. In the sell out event, 300 resilient fundraisers made it to Caves Road to raise awareness and funds for desperately needed childhood cancer research and equipment. Event organiser Jason Antunovich said that he was delighted with the huge turnout and the amount of money raised. For details, go to

Climate Activists Call For Strong Action

Various local individuals and groups will get together at Gnarabup Beach this Sunday for the National Day of Climate Action. The Margaret River Climate Change Action Group, Transition Margaret River and Margaret River Region Environment Centre have teamed up to organise the event. Participants aim to deliver a clear message: they want tougher action on climate change. There will be face painting for kids and activities for adults to convey messages to politicians. Everybody is welcome to attend and asked to wear ‘hot’ colours.

Beyondblue Ready To Assist

National Seniors Week is being held on November 10-17, and Beyondblue has been reminding seniors to take care of both their mental and physical health. Beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell said that seniors usually experienced higher levels of depression and anxiety, but ageing itself was not the cause of these mental health problems. “We believe overall, about 20 per cent of older people have depression and the prevalence of anxiety is even higher,” Carnell said. For details, you can make anonymous calls to mental health professionals at the beyondblue support service any time on 1300 22 4636.

Karridale School Celebrating 130th Anniversary

Karridale Primary School is celebrating 130years of its existence this year. A formal event is due to be held at the school on Friday at 1.15 pm. The event is free to attend and invites former staff and students, community members as well as anybody interested in knowing about Karridale’s academic history. For details, please call Kylie Young of Karridale Primary School at 9758 5517.

Leeuwin Winery Among The Best In The World

Margaret River based Leeuwin Estate winery has been ranked the 04th best wine establishment in the world. The restaurant was named No. 4 in the list of the 20 Best Winery Restaurants Around the World compiled by US-based food magazine “The Daily Meal”. The list took into consideration hundreds of wineries from over 67 nations across the globe and was voted on by over 100 wine and food experts.

School Holds Annual Disco

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School boasted everything from dancing divas to dinosaurs last week at their annual disco. Students had a great time mastering their moonwalking techniques and dancing to the Time Warp. As the initiative was part of the school’s leadership program, year 7 pupils headed the disco’s organising panel and were praised for a huge success. The disco team thanked teachers and parent helpers for their supervision and families for offering food and excellent costume creations.

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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