In the papers this week October 15th 2012

Holmes Is A Local Champ

Football Margaret River is delighted to inform you that Garry Holmes is the winner of the player of the year award for South West soccer league in Premier Men’s reserve grade. In 2012, Holmes played a vital part in the success of the club with the training of some of its junior players. The award is quite well deserved and as more junior players are expected to join the club next year and play with players of Holmes’ calibre, the season looks promising.

Art And Nature Come Together For “Artists in the Garden”

People can simultaneously enjoy art and nature as Home Hardware and Timber Margaret River plays host to a week-long display of local art and crafts in their garden area. The project, known as Artists in the Garden, is supervised by Anne Shepherdson from Arts Margaret River and features five local artists showcasing many of their artworks. The event will run from Fri, October 26th to Sun, November 04th.

Kidz Club Beats Boredom

Everyone had a great time last week at Kidz Club vacation care, with fun-filled activities including movies, art & craft, rollerblading and a trip to the Apple Fun Park Donnybrook. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River organises the activities during school vacations at Margaret River Recreation Centre. The program is open to kids between 5 and 12 years of age. For details, get in touch with the childcare coordinator at 9780 5624.

Bill Granger At White Elephant

Renowned Aussie chef Bill Granger recently paid a visit to White Elephant in Gnarabup for the launch of his latest cookbook Easy. Visitors enjoyed sampling his recipes, including chickpeas and spicy calamari, and participated in a question and answer session with Granger. Known as the Aussie version of Jamie Oliver, Granger has always had a passion for cooking and food. He is proud of presenting mouthwatering food that is fresh, simple and looks enticing.

Kids Learn Skateboarding Tricks

Around 25 kids took part in a skateboarding workshop organised by Bomb City Skates on Tuesday at the Margaret River Skate Park. With assistance from four coaches including well-known skater Callum McCauley who has participated in a number of competitions, they tried out tricks like ollies and improved their rolling and pushing whilst some learned different ways to drop in on a half pipe.

Polo Team Emerges Victorious In Hard Fought Final

After an arduous weekend of polocrosse and a close final against Kojonup, the Margaret River polocrosse team won the State championships last weekend in Perth. With coach Barry Butterly utilising his extensive experience and knowledge, the team displayed some brilliant teamwork and managed to beat all opponents in the C-grade contest. The victory was an excellent boost for the sport of polocrosse in the south west and is expected to entice local young talent like Justin Buchanan and Emily Walsh back to the area.

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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