In the Papers this Week November 25th 2013

Stall To Benefit Margaret River Hospital

The friends of Margaret River Hospital are holding a cake stall outside the Riverfresh IGA this Saturday. Starting at 8am, the event will help raise money to purchase equipment for the hospital. With assistance from the local community, The Friends have supplied numerous pieces of furniture and equipment to the Margaret River Hospital. Most significant has been the palliative care room, which was renovated entirely by the group thanks to contributions by fundraisers. To join the group, or for information, call Vicki Archibald at 9757 3807.

BMX Season Kicks Off

BMX Season in Margaret River has just kicked off to offer local kids an excellent chance to get out on their bikes. A new Mini-Wheelers category has been added this year to introduce kids aged 2-4 to racing, with the help of balance bikes as opposed to pedal bikes. Kids aged 5-12 years are provided with the complete racing experience, competing against each other with a running commentary from the box. Those interested in joining should go to for registration.

San Cisco To Perform In Margaret River

San Cisco are coming to Margaret River for a gig at Settlers Tavern on December 20th. Formally known as King George, this four-piece Australian indie pop band was formed in Fremantle WA in 2009. Since then, they have performed at the Southbound festival in Busselton, toured with Birds of Tokyo and several other bands, and also travelled overseas for concerts in the UK and France. For tickets, go to OzTix

Man Dies In Shark Attack

Police have confirmed the death of a 35-year old man following a shark attack on Saturday morning at Gracetown. Margaret River resident Chris Boyd, who was originally from Queensland, was lethally attacked while he was surfing at a break known as Umbilical’s, close to Lefthanders. A helicopter had to be called in to remove the dead body from the beach because of the terrain in the area. The incident happened at around 9am.

Club Celebrates Friendship Day

The members of the Margaret River Bowling Club hosted friends from all over the south west at their annual Friendship Day. Guests were treated to afternoon tea and they all had a great time. The event, which was held to encourage new members to sign up, featured a friendly game of bowls with unique prizes such as rooting for the opposition bowler. Winners included Margaret River’s Doris Arthur and Nerolie Evershed together with Wendy Wilson of Augusta. Two new members joined the club by the end of the day.

Busselton To Host Australian Music Legends

The first OZ Rock Concert taking place at Barnard Park Busselton on January 25th 2014 is expected to be a huge hit. With an unmatched line-up of some of the greatest Australian music legends seen in a single event, including the likes of Jimmy Barnes, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Adam Brand and Ian Moss plus a couple of local bands, this will be the ultimate celebration of fantastic Australian music that mustn’t be missed. Early bird tickets for the concert are available via Ticketmaster.

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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