In the papers this week September 24th 2012

KidSport: Everybody Is A Winner

The WA government has opened the summer season of its KidSport initiative to persuade all children in the state to take part in community sport, irrespective of their financial status. KidSport provides families with recreation and sport fee subsidies worth up to $200 per child between 5 and 18 years of age. This allows children, whose families can’t normally bear these expenses, to enjoy the advantages of taking part in recreation and sport clubs. Over the past four years, the WA government has allocated $10mn to KidSport, as part of Sport 4 All program.

Students Stage Charming Concert

On Thursday last week, Margaret River Cultural Centre was filled with dance and colour for St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School Performing Arts Concert. A jammed-packed house enjoyed brilliant performances by students of Years 2 – 7. Every class presented a drama and dance performance. All students made contributions to the sections of the script and choreography as part of their Performing Arts projects.

Tennis Pro Tour Set To Thrill

Coaches from Tennis West paid visits to local schools last week to promote Pro Circuit Tour which will run sessions at the Margaret River Tennis Club from October 07th to 14th. The event is expected to attract top up-and-coming players with prize money worth $40,000 and points contributing to the rankings. There will also be spot competitions offering both the spectators and players the opportunity to win cash prizes, so you can compete against the big names. The session will run from 10.00 am every day.

Live Longer & Stronger

Living Longer Living Stronger, an exercise and strength program designed for the over 50s in WA, is expanding to add in the Margaret River and Augusta Recreation Centres. The program is offered to 10,000 participants every week across WA. Strength training for aged people increases bone density and builds muscle mass to improve balance, strength, gait, coordination and flexibility. For details on the program, visit www.lllswa.asn.au or call 9321 2133.

Kindy Kids Show Appreciation To Local Legends

Kids at Margaret River Community Kindergarten showed appreciation to community volunteers at a Local Legends Lunch last Friday. Legends including local ambulance crew, fire fighters, police and parents enjoyed cakes, sausage rolls and other delights, and were shown thank-you notes written by the kids. Volunteers who constructed the kindy’s cubbyhouse, and all committee members were also appreciated.

Mike Wins Travel Voucher Worth $1000

Margaret River resident Mike Rumble won a voucher worth $1000 as part of the Priceline Margaret River Fun Run promotion. Anybody who signed up before the end of August was entered into the lucky draw to win the $1000 travel voucher from the Jetset Margaret River. The contest was open for around six weeks. The winner was drawn during the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club on Mon, September 03rd.

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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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