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Vol 39 Spring : September | October | November 2014

Curtains Away! WE UNVEIL

THE THEATRE COMMUNITY GIVING

Giddy up!


Bon Appetit 


Lending a hand to those most in need

Spruce up for Melbourne Cup

Our bistro freshens up


Notice to members 56th Annual Report AND 57TH Annual GENERAL MEETING Bankstown District Sports Club Limited (A Company Limited by Guarantee ABN 88 000 243 916)

Members are advised that the 57th Annual General Meeting of members will be held at the Bankstown Sports Club on Level 2 (Gillawarna Room) on Monday 3rd November 2014, commencing at 8pm. Please see the full copy of the Annual General Meeting notice on the flysheet of this InTouch. A copy of the notice can be downloaded from www.bankstownsports.com or collected from Bankstown Sports main reception.


Contents

Shake, shimmy, smile with your eyes, sing along and rock out! Vol 39 Spring : Sept | Oct | Nov 2014 03 Chairman’s Report & Welfare Report
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04 Bankstown Sports 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9722 9888 F: 9793 9355 www.bankstownsports.com Bankstown Sports Baulkham Hills 11 Renown Rd, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 T: 9639 2100 F: 9639 1100 www.baulkhamhillssports.com Bankstown Sports Bowls Club 41 Northam Avenue, Bankstown NSW 2200 T: 9790 0176 F: 9796 2445 www.bankstownbowling.com.au Birrong Sports Club Cnr Rodd St and Gascoigne Rd, Birrong NSW 2143 T: 9644 1600 F: 9645 2602 www.birrongsports.com.au Editor – Sue Nelson T: 9400 4033 sue@qtcommunications.com www.qtcommunications.com

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EDITORIAL 04 Fabric of our community 06 2014-15 ClubGRANTS 07 Disability Services boosted 08 Curtains open on The Theatre 10 Hockey Dad’s proud family men 12 Bon appetit at the Bistro 14 Hats off to centenarian 15 Fancy That! 18 La Piazza a winner 34 A stellar crew 35 We double our recycling 37 Courtesy bus even easier ENTERTAINMENT 16 Kids find-a-word puzzle 19 Putting on the Ritz 23 Entertainment at a glance 26 Halloween for kids 27 Melbourne Cup time 32 Christmas at the club 33 New Year’s magic 34 Oktoberfest is coming 40 42 44

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION What’s On at Bankstown Sports Bowls What’s On at Bankstown Sports Baulkham Hills What’s On at Birrong Sports

Design – Fresco Creative T: 9699 9993 enquiries@frescocreative.com.au www.frescocreative.com.au Material contained in InTouch is accurate at the time of going to print, however, information is subject to change without notice. Material contained in InTouch magazine is subject to copyright and reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the written permission of Bankstown Sports Club. InTouch is printed by Offset Alpine Printing under ISO14001 Environmental Certification. Paper fibre is from certified forests and audited sources.

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CLUB EXECUTIVE Dedicated to the club and community

Back row: Jim Ronis (Director), Doug Shedden (Director), Alex Fulcher MBE, OAM (Director), Richard Phillips (Vice-President), Martin Klumpp (Director) and Vern Falconer (Director). Front row (seated): Mark Condi (Chief Executive Officer) and John Murray (President).

PATRONS Daryl Melham former MP; Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Blaxland; Tania Mihailuk MP, Member for Bankstown; David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks; 2

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Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes.

LIFE MEMBERS N. Barkle*, S. Boddy*, D. Bourne*, M. J. Cook*, E. Evans*, J. Fitzpatrick OAM*,

N. Foley*, W. Hall*, J. Logan*, J. Long*, K. McCormick OAM*, E. McDonald*, K. McDowall*, R. McManus*, H. Neville, M. O’Connor*, E. C. Roberts*, G. Rudd*, F. Summers*, R. J. Kelly*, C. Glozier*, D. Jones*,

J. Phillips, J. Mackay OAM, J. Burgess*, B. Green*, J. Murray, R. Phillips, R. Madden*, P. Keating, D. Shedden, J. Burling*, J. Donehue*, J. Mackay and T. Stewart. *Deceased


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CHairman’s report john murray, CHAIRMAN

As we come into the season of spring and the weather warms up I have plenty of exciting news to share with our members. It is also a good time to visit the club with attractive events and activities for you and your family, not to mention the exciting new menus in our dining venues that will reflect produce that is seasonal and fresh. Our auditorium, the ‘Showroom’, has been one of our most popular and well utilised venues that has remained untouched for many years. The Board thought that it was time we gave this venue a much needed facelift. The old ‘Showroom’, now launched as ‘The Theatre’ promises to deliver a very different and certainly an improved entertainment experience for our patrons. In response to changing needs and expectations, ‘The Theatre’ will feature tiered style seating, so that everyone has a better view of the stage. Special ergonomically-designed seats have been provided with plenty of personal space and legroom. Efforts have been made to take advantage of the good acoustics in the venue by complementing it with a new state of the art sound system that should provide crisp, clear sound quality. As we approach the festive season, do not forget to book early for the children’s Halloween Dance Party, Melbourne Cup, the Christmas Kids’ Show and our famous New Year’s Eve dance and entertainment extravaganza, in The Grand Ballroom.

Welfare Report September, October and November 2014

Bankstown Probus Club

The Greenfield Station Bistro is another outlet that is very popular, with young and old alike. We decided to give our Bistro a face lift without disrupting regular service. While this approach asked for your patience and understanding I am happy to say that all the work is near to completion and soon you should be able to benefit from quicker, easier and more efficient service, in surroundings that are bright and more comfortable. Your club is an intrinsic part of this community and has been dedicated to the cause ever since we began operations 57 years ago. In addition to supporting 43 local sporting clubs and assisting a variety of schools and community groups, both in cash and in-kind, the ClubGRANTS program is a significant activity each year that requires some mention. In Bankstown we are represented on the Local ClubGRANTS Committee comprising of 11 clubs. The Committee comprises of representatives from all the participating clubs, the Department of Family & Community Services and a representative of the Council of Social Service of New South Wales and Bankstown City Council. Applications are invited from community groups that fit within a list of priorities drawn from Bankstown City Council’s Social Plan. This year the Committee received 130 requests for funding to cover projects that required a total of $1,923,423. The Committee devoted considerable time, assessing each application and then

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recommended 71 projects for approval. From the contributions made by the participating clubs the pool of available funds was $889,587. This year the annual cheque presentation event was held at the Revesby Workers’ Club and I was pleased to see that it was well attended. Bankstown Sports contributed $426,000 and you might be interested to know that we funded 41 different projects. In Baulkham Hills we are part of the Hills Shire Local ClubGRANTS Committee. The Hills Shire committee received 77 applications for $539,000. 19 applications were funded for a total of $95,000 with our Baulkham Hills Club picking up 5 projects totalling $24,568. Over the last 10 years your club has contributed a total of $20 million to the local community. As a family and community club, we see this as more than an obligation. With your ongoing support we hope that we can continue these efforts.

The following members have passed away recently and to their relatives and friends may we offer our sincere condolences in their time of grief: Stanley Osborne, Henry Grantham, Reginald Holley, Raymond Smith, Keith Brown, Walter Beard, Raymond Parry, Gweneth Charisiadis, Vera Nuksa, Brenda Clough, John Beehag, Brian Griffiths, Boris Justinic, Patricia Shedden, Judith Sullivan, Maria Pokerski, Noel Warner, Kurt Krynitz, Horrace Stewart, Charles Burgess, Keith Brown and Vladan Zlatic. We acknowledge the sad passing of Patricia Shedden in July, wife of Director Doug Shedden. We offer our condolences to her family. The following member was reported as being in hospital and on behalf of our President, Directors and all our members we wish her a speed recovery: George Porkovich and Vincent Senat.

The Probus Club of Bankstown meets at Bankstown Sports Club on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10am. There is a Guest Speaker at meetings talking on interesting topics and day trips are held regularly. Members of Bankstown Sports Club are welcome to join, contact Secretary, Judy Learmonth on 9644 1421. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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community Formed by the community for the community and continues to give back in a multitude of ways. Visitors to our club are often astonished by its size, the amazing facilities, the bright lights and the variety of entertainment and food on offer – without a doubt a local beacon. But underpinning the impressive infrastructure of our club are the deeply held values which bind the club to the community. Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi describes our club as being the fabric of the community – woven together and completely intrinsic to this neighbourhood. So, when the new financial year begins, the club’s management and Board eagerly anticipate the annual ClubGRANTS cheque presentation, held this year on July 31. “It’s where we demonstrate our commitment to people of all backgrounds in our community, which is one of the most culturally diverse in the country. Bankstown is also one of the most exciting places to be,” says Mark Condi.

This year, the Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Committee, which is made up of representatives from 11 participating clubs, the Department of Family & Community Services, NCOSS and Bankstown City Council spent two days assessing 130 submissions from community organisations, seeking a total of $1,923,423 in funding. The Committee recommended 71 projects be approved this year, totalling $889,587. Bankstown Sports Club, Birrong Sports Club and Bankstown Sports Bowls has given $426,000 in funding to 41 local organisations (see page 6), which is 47.9% of the total funding pool, and an increase on last year’s funding. The other local clubs providing funding include Revesby Workers’ Club, Bankstown RSL, Bass Hill RSL, Bankstown Trotting & Recreation, Chester Hill Bowling & Recreation, Mt Lewis Bowling, Panania Diggers and Padstow RSL.

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According to ClubsNSW, last year registered clubs allocated more than $92 million to deserving causes through the ClubGRANTS program. Since the scheme began, about 500 clubs have given close to $1 billion to community organisations such as Surf Life Saving, Vision Australia and Legacy. We have once again funded long-established programs, such as the annual nurses scholarships at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Bankstown City Aged Care, the Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club, Punchbowl Boys High and Bankstown City Choir. Some organisations which are new to the list this year include: Saint Charbel’s Youth Association, Bankstown Family History Group and the Dandelion Support Network for babies and children in need. In each case, the organisations are required to report on the outcomes achieved through the funding and InTouch magazine features many of these stories throughout the year.

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You can read more about the programs being funded in this financial year over the page. But here’s a recap on some of the outcomes from last year’s funded programs.

Support Awarded

Villawood Arabic Women’s Group program changes lives

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The group, which meets weekly, has been able to pay for effective communication workshops, yoga, aqua aerobic classes, massage and women’s health checkups. Community Development Officer at Woodville Community Services, Mira Mitrovic, says there has been a notable increase in self-confidence among the group’s 16 to 20 participants. “We have noticed more confidence in the women’s ability to communicate more generally and in their general life satisfaction and happiness,” Mira says. The women’s feedback to the program has been extremely positive. “One woman told us ‘Everything changes for me … all week I wait for Friday to come.’ Another said ‘It releases life’s stresses and makes me happy.’”

Supporting parents as Leaders in our local schools According to the Bankstown Community Resource Centre (BCRC), many migrant parents adjusting to life in Australia can often feel reluctant to get involved at school and feel left out. To counter this, the BCRC has set up the Parents As Leaders Sharing program. Working with Yagoona and Georges Hall Primary Schools, the program boosts family involvement at school and builds parent leadership skills. It is envisaged these new skills will also be transferred to the home environment and the local community through better communication and empowerment of those involved.

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Our support of these two leading organisations led to two awards in the ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards in May. We won in the Youth Category for our ongoing partnership with Punchbowl Boys High School’s Students At Risk program which has not only prevented students from dropping out of school but has increased HSC completion.

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The program has supported more than 200 students through $24,700 in grants over six years. Due to the success of the program, the school is looking to continue its work with at-risk students. The program will be provided further funding of $7,900, which will help students to attend an intensive workshop to foster team work, strengthen character and open lines of communication between the students.

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In 2013, Gillawarna Village at Bankstown City Aged Care, was in need of 50 extra sprinklers after the NSW Government passed laws requiring all beds in aged care facilities to have sprinklers installed. We contributed $100,000 to fund the work. “Without this money Bankstown City Aged Care would have been forced to borrow money from the bank to fund the installation and we would have had to employ less staff. Now we can fully maintain our level of care for our residents thanks to this contribution,” says the CEO of Bankstown City Aged Care, Terry Madden. We were highly commended in the Outstanding Regional Initiative Category of the ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards for the continued support of the facility. This financial year, with another $100,000 contribution from the club, Gillawarna Village will be able to complete an urgent upgrade to the air conditioning for 160 residents in the dementia day care and the high care unit. The $100,000 grant is the final payment of a $500,000, 5-year commitment made to Bankstown City Aged Care.

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Bankstown Sports Group has contributed over 58% more than the statutory contribution for 2013/14. Total Category 1 Cash and in-kind:

$714,899 Total Category 2 Cash and in-kind:

$1,494,848 Grand Total:

$2,209,747

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Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Committee Category 1 Contribution Wesley Mission $7,820.00 Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital $40,000.00 Saint Charbel's Youth Association Incorporated $5,000.00 Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club $5,000.00 Bankstown Family History Group Inc $2,000.00 Dandelion Support Network Inc $2,480.00 Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc $16,202.00 Horizon Theatre Company Limited $4,930.00 Police Citizens Youth Club NSW Ltd (Bankstown PCYC) $9,486.00 Calvary Health Care Sydney Limited $4,000.00 Macular Disease Foundation Australia $5,000.00 South West Education & Leisure Learning Foundation Inc $3,135.00 South West Education & Leisure Learning Foundation Inc $2,739.00 South West Education & Leisure Learning Foundation Inc $2,739.00 Children's Festival Organisation Inc $5,000.00 Disability Services Australia Limited $39,183.00 Chinese Parents Association – Children with Disabilities Inc $4,800.00 Bankstown City Choir Inc $4,284.00 Southern Sydney Multiple Birth Association $2,480.00 Creating Links (N.S.W.) Ltd $6,000.00 FADISS Ltd T/as Family Drug Support $2,500.00 Bankstown Dementia Carers' Group Inc $10,000.00 Sierra Leone Youth Group NSW $5,000.00 Bankstown Youth Development Service $6,500.00 Melkite Catholic Welfare Association $5,000.00 Bankstown City Aged Care Limited $100,000.00 Life Changing Experiences Foundation Ltd $4,970.00 St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church $3,000.00 SHINE for Kids Co-operative Ltd $9,600.00 Autism Community Network $4,866.00 Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc $5,830.00 Koorana Child & Family Services Inc $20,848.00 Creating Links (N.S.W.) Limted $10,000.00 Connect Child & Family Services Incorporated $9,994.00 Creating Links (N.S.W.) Ltd $2,500.00 Creating Links (N.S.W.) Ltd $9,264.00 Bankstown Area Multicultural Network $8,700.00 Urban Theatre Projects $9,250.00 Asian Women at Work Inc $4,900.00 Australian Foundation for Disability $11,000.00 Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre Inc $10,000.00 SUBTOTAL $426,000.00 The Hills Shire Local ClubGRANTS Committee Category 1 Contribution Cerebral Palsy Alliance $2,839.00 Zonta Club $2,500.00 SHINE for Kids Co-op $9,804.00 Hills Schools Industry Partnership $1,025.00 Community Migrant Resource Centre $8,400.00 SUBTOTAL $24,568.00 TOTAL $450,568.00


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renovation funding A major renovation at Disability Services Australia’s Condell Park factory is in full swing, thanks to funding support from the ClubGRANTS program.

Disability Services Australia (DSA) supports more than 300 people with a disability in the Bankstown area to live a full life. This is achieved a number of ways, through employment, day programs, accommodation support, transitionto-work for school leavers, and specialist intervention for people with challenging behaviours. The renovation project at DSA’s Condell Park Disability Enterprise factory will completely revamp the disabled, male, and female bathrooms, and two kitchen/canteen areas. We have contributed $39,183 to the project. “More than 10 per cent of the factory’s employees have mobility restrictions, so these improvements will ensure their workplace remains a safe, fully accessible, supportive and inclusive environment,” says DSA’s Community

Engagement Manager, Heather Macrae. “In total about 150 people with disabilities will have a better day-to-day working experience.” The renovation is part of a larger project that includes improvements to the factory’s loading and dispatch areas, and weather-proof access to outdoor areas for staff. The renovation will not only benefit the people with a disability employed at the factory, it will also provide a positive flow-on affect for their families and carers through regular on-site social activities aimed at improving their health and wellbeing. “The extra benefit for the carers will be the opportunity to meet others with similar life experiences and forge ongoing connections to support each other,” says Heather. “Sometimes people become socially isolated. With our new facilities we can provide a venue for better support and information sharing.” “Disability Services Australia is committed to ensuring that what is important to each person, and what is important for them, governs the design of all we do.” The renovation is expected to be completed in early December.

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With renovations completed at the end of August, the Showroom has made way for The Theatre. Delivering a vastly improved experience for patrons with a better view of the stage, comfortable seats and a superior sound system.

In comparison to the Showroom, The Theatre will feature a superior level of comfort. Instead of tables and chairs, which surveyed patrons have described as cramped and difficult to move around, The Theatre will

have rows of ergonomically-designed tiered seats with plenty of personal space and leg room. “Tiered style seating means the stage can be seen clearly regardless of where people sit and not only will the audience be able to see more, they will also be able to hear more with the installation of a superior audio system providing a crisp, clear sound,” says Bankstown Sports Chief Executive Officer, Mark Condi. Patrons will still be able to sit together in groups by booking VIP booths or choosing NE W U LT CO M F O R A R TABLE SE

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on The Theatre The Theatre’s first show is none-other than Australian musical theatre legend Todd McKenney, best known for his portrayal of entertainment icon Peter Allen. Once opened on September 5, The Theatre will also host Pop Royalty-themed shows, Rocktober and Broadway meets Hollywood.

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seats together in two rows – making it easy to communicate and share the optimum entertainment offered in the new space. The bar area has also been upgraded, with service areas both inside and outside The Theatre and each seat contains drink holders for your convenience. “Sound and vision aren’t the only benefits of this makeover,” says Mr Condi. “We know patrons feel the Showroom’s interior is dated

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and in much need of refreshing, so we have renovated this too. It’s going to look stunning.” “The Showroom has been providing the best in entertainment since 1968, when it was known as the auditorium. We’ve hosted a long list of Australian legends from Col Joye to Slim Dusty and Midnight Oil, as well as staging tribute shows and operas. With many more acts set to grace our stage the experience for patrons will only get better in The Theatre.”

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Tickets $55 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved Seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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“There are also a number of families that now have a third generation playing, which is really great to see.” Graeme Barnard – Club President of Bankstown Sports Hockey Club

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As Father’s Day approaches on September 7, InTouch spoke with local hockey dads who are combining the joys of family and sport on the field. It’s not every day that you hear about a father following in his children’s footsteps, but that is exactly how hockey sticks ended up in the hands of these two sporty families. At the Bankstown Sports Hockey Club, family comes first and fathers Graeme Barnard, now Club President, and John Alderton, VicePresident, knew this was the right environment for their children to thrive in. Graeme’s son Jordan led the way, joining the club when he was eight followed soon after by sister Jessica. The siblings, now 20 and 22 respectively, still play at the club – Jordan in top side men’s Sydney League 3 and Jessica in Metro League 6 – and last year Graeme joined them too.

“I was very involved in the club as a parent, but other commitments stopped me from being able to play,” Graeme says. Though his story might not be typical, in fact it’s the opposite of many at the club, Graeme says getting the whole family involved was encouraged and has resulted in many father-son combinations. “There are also a number of families that now have a third generation playing, which is really great to see and that welcoming, family atmosphere is really something we foster at the club,” he said. “I think we’re pretty unique in that we are a club that caters for all ages, and that inclusion probably helps the family


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atmosphere, which makes it enjoyable for everyone to be involved.” Though he plays in a lower grade than Jordan, Graeme admits they both have a little competitive streak. “I have played with Jordan on a couple of occasions. We are both forwards, so when we play on the same side we do get to work together, which is great,” he said. “Even though we are in different grades, we are both goal scorers so we do keep a tally of goals scored; though Jordan is way out in front of me, but little things like that do keep it fun.”

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With younger son Riley keen to step on the pitch alongside his dad, John is looking forward to playing hockey for a few more years yet. So committed to the sport they love, the Alderton family have even made time for hockey on Father’s Day. “We do spend Father’s Day with family, though in the past few years we have spent the morning at rep trials for the boys, so it’s been hockey for the first part of the day but home with family for the rest of the day.”

Also introduced to hockey by his children, John Alderton has been involved with the club for six years after his sons Cooper, now 14, and Riley, 10, showed interest after playing a backyard game with family friends. John and Cooper play on the same team, the men’s SL6 (Sydney League 6), a rare sporting opportunity that few dads would get to experience. “Cooper leaves me for dead!” John says with a laugh. “He is a much better player than I am, but it is really great to have that opportunity to play alongside him, it is a proud moment for me.”

Treat Dad like a King with a hearty buffet lunch. $49 Adults $18 Kids (Under 13) Bookings essential, call 9722 9888.

Treat Dad to an Italian feast from an extensive a-la-carte menu of fresh seafood & Italian tapas to traditional woodfired pizza, authentic pasta and delectable pastries. Bookings essential for Stuzzichino, call 9722 9810.

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Hockey Club Family Combos Paddy Hoban, son Lachlan and daughters Elizabeth and Patricia Gary Labana and son Reon Singh Barry Deer, son Chris and daughters Natalie and Chloe Graeme Barnard, daughter Jessica and son Jordan John Alderton, sons Cooper and Riley

Entrée, Choice of Mains, Special Fried Rice & Dessert Set Menu One (choice of 3 mains) $34 Adult, $24 kids (7-12yrs), $17 (3-6yrs). Set Menu Two (choice of 5 mains) $44 Adult (min. 4 people), $31 kids (7-12yrs), $22 (3-6yrs). Bookings essential, call 9709 8633. Menus available at BankstownSports.com

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Bon appétit at the bistro! With recent renovations delivering an improved experience, InTouch Editor Sue Nelson set her compass for Greenfield Station Bistro to explore the new menu. My first thought on approaching Greenfield Station Bistro with my family for dinner are the giant chairs, sitting just outside, that look so comfy. If I wasn’t hungry I’d be happy to hang there for a while.

The benefit of this, Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi tells me, is that everyone’s food arrives at the same time – so your group will all have hot food arriving together – an improvement for sure.

Greenfield Station Bistro has just had a facelift and introduced a new menu, so it was time for a test drive.

Incidentally, my son, who is a maths nut, tells me the benefits of forming one queue to order, rather than several, have been proven mathematically to be faster for everyone. Something to remember while you are adjusting to the change.

One thing members will notice straight away is the change of layout for ordering and collecting food. You now take your time to review the menus, which are conveniently located on each table and displayed on giant lit screens on the right of the bistro. Also located on the right is where you order and collect a pager.

You also now collect your food in the centre of the bistro which is lit by heat lamps – and the beverage bench, for water, tea and coffee, is on the left side.

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Now, to the food. For a nuclear family comprising a big meat-eater, a vegetarian, a gluten-free person and a seafood lover, surprisingly we found options to cover all appetites. The menu has a couple of excellent tasting plates, recommended to us by Executive Chef, Helmut Gundendorfer. There’s the Mediterranean Tasting Plate ($29) containing chicken souvlaki, haloumi, warm zatar olives, prawn skewers, chorizo, baby squid, tzatziki, a mini Greek salad and pita bread, and then there’s the Seafood Tasting Plate ($35) featuring a grilled fillet of salmon, marinated prawn skewers, grilled scallops, salt and pepper squid, Spencer Gulf mussels in a chilli tomato sauce, a garden salad and homemade tartare. We chose the Seafood Tasting Plate and, for two or four people, it’s a great way to start the meal. The mussels in tomato and chilli sauce were a particular standout and none of it lasted long! For mains, we really mixed it up, choosing from across the menu. First a delicious and great value-for-money Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Stone-Fired Pizza ($13.90) featuring pumpkin, capsicum, tomatoes, mushrooms, Spanish onions, Kalamata olives, rocket and feta. This is a vegetarian option which really delivers, providing loads of flavour and, unlike some vego dishes, plenty of vegetables.

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Our meat-lover was very satisfied with his choice from the USA burgers and ribs part of the menu. His BBQ Pork Ribs and Steak dish ($33) featured a grain-fed porterhouse steak cooked medium-rare and served on a hot stone with chips, salad and a horseradish sauce. With a grunt of approval coming from the corner, I knew it hit the spot and the single chip I managed to pilfer before it was hoovered into oblivion was perfect for that cold, winter night. From the Mediterranean section of the menu came a much-desired Prawn Linguini Pasta ($12 small) with cherry tomatoes, chilli, rocket, parsley, white wine, olive oil, oregano and shaved pecorino. The prawns were both generous and sumptuous, nestled as they were in their bed of cheesy, fine pasta.

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Finally, from the taste of Asia menu, came the Thai Green Curry Prawns ($22) with sugar snap peas, baby corn, bean sprouts, coriander and steamed rice. This covered off the gluten-free requirement and was a light and healthy meal. There is much more to choose from, including the sections called Viva La Mexico, Schnitzels and other Club Favourites, Ocean Fresh Seafood, From the Grill and Gourmet Salads – not to mention the Breads and Sweet Things. It’s a veritable feast! As we dabbed at the corners of our mouths and contemplated another wine, water and cider, I knew exactly what I needed to do next. Find a big comfy chair and hang.

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to Marianne The secret to a long life is all about eating well and good genes according to 100 year old member, Marianne Le Feuvre, who celebrated her milestone birthday at the club. “I had a big party,” she says. “I had 80 guests there and some of my nieces came … they came from Young and Canberra, all over the place. It’s been a wonderful occasion catching up with people I’d grown up with who are now grown up and grandmothers themselves.” Marianne has had a long association with us following on from her time as president and secretary of the Yagoona Women’s Bowling Club. Though she no longer plays bowls, she keeps active by attending social events at the club, gardening and playing piano. A former milliner, Marianne arrived in Australia from England at the age of 10 when

her father was offered a job making Akubra hats and it was his knowledge of the trade that inspired her to join the profession. “We eventually had a shop in Wollongong and another one in the Imperial Arcade and one in the Strand Arcade in the city, so we were kept pretty busy.” The centenarian is now busy keeping up with her large family. A mother of three children with her husband George, who passed away at the age of 73, Marianne has nine grandchildren and an ever-growing number of great grandchildren.

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FANCY THAT! Dianne Lancaster shares her insights on creating super-special events.

It’s my party! When I was a child, a birthday party generally took place in the home. We’d play musical chairs, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, sing Happy Birthday, eat cake and open presents. Not so much nowadays. Each year we seem more compelled to dream up unique party themes and bigger and better ways of celebrating birthdays. Rarely do we stop to consider why we have birthday parties in the first place. Thousands of years ago birthdays were considered a time of great change to a person’s life and, as a consequence, a time when we were vulnerable to possession by evil spirits. It was believed that the only way to keep the evil spirits at bay was to have a celebration with your friends and family around you so that their good wishes and present-giving would keep the evil spirits at bay. Come to think of it, ask any woman over the age of 35 celebrating a birthday and she would attest to the notion that evil spirits definitely play a part in making us a year older! When it comes to celebrating special occasions and birthday rituals we think we have the market cornered with our over-thetop cakes and balloon bouquets, however, if you are looking for a way of making your next birthday devoid of all clichés and outright boredom, why not consider giving some of these ideas a go? Here are few of the more unusual, though rather delightful, birthday rituals from around the world. Starting off in the USA, celebrators in their millions are being swept by a new and undeniably fun craze known as the giving of ‘smash-cakes’. The idea is to simply destroy the cake and make as much mess as your heart desires. Undoubtedly this was created for children; however it is just as much fun for adults … maybe even more so.

Over in the UK, or more specifically Ireland and England, the annual birthday ritual known as the “bumps” has been practiced for generations. Thankfully this is not a nasty medical condition as the name may suggest. It involves picking up the lucky birthday person by their arms and legs, and bumping them on the floor for each year of their age. The reverence for this particular practice rather diminishes with age, for obvious reasons. A long-standing tradition in Canada is the practice of birthday nose-greasing, which, as the name suggests, is nothing more complicated than a coordinated attack on the birthday boy or girl, whereby they are pinned to the ground and their nose smeared with butter or other greasy stuff. Apparently, the reason for the buttering is to make the person in question far too slippery for bad luck or negativity to get hold of in the coming year (though given the potential for fun you really don’t need much of a justification). And last but not least, appealing to my macabre sense of humour, has to be this practice common in Switzerland. Like something straight from a disturbing Stephen King horror flick, parents will hire a clown – and not your regular fun-loving clown – an evil clown, one who will menacingly follow and torment that special someone, before eventually finishing them with a pie to the face. Of course, the gesture is again only one of good luck, health and happiness, but I personally cannot think of anything more terrifyingly fun or sinister! I would however recommend trying this one out at your own discretion, in order to avoid a birthday both you and that special someone will never forget for all the wrong reasons. Happy Birthday!

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FIND-A-WORD FIND-A-WORDS • Frozen

D J I Z P Y S R M K A E B L A S E F X O P A Q F A F W C X A A F F O B A P R O G H L O E S

• Let It Go

H R T N E M N I A T R E T N E

• Children

S O M S L I L S C A E T I S V

• Holiday

P Z L O A S N O W W H I T E R

• Theatre

O E M I J E F S O P S T Q W A

• Snow White

C N G E D U S A N D O G A L W

• Dwarves

D E A I N A M Y E K N O M S D

• Monkey Mania • Entertainment • Fun

L U R V M O Y W T H E A T R E O N C H U C H I L D R E N D P L K M E Y U I S Z T K R E C X G F W I L O B C R K M I E H Q

ip

Membersh

only $12 per family per year!

Best dressed priz es! Face paintin g! Music and dancing!

halloween DISCO 31st October 2014, 6-9pm Discount for pre-purchased tickets: Child – $10, Adult – Free (with every paid ticket) Book at Monkey Mania reception or by calling 9722 9863.

Are you a

Monkey Mania Member? M embers h i p B enefits : • $2 off every child’s entry fee. • Every 5th child’s entry free. • $6 entry for Under 5s on Toddler Tuesday.

• 10% off ALL food and beverage purchased in-store. Adult platters are excluded.

Monkey Mania inside Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown (02) 9722 9863 16

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Kids

snowtime! Just as we have shaken off the winter, we relive it with two fantastic kids’ shows featuring snow and all things frozen this school holidays. Make a diary note for Wednesday September 24 and Thursday October 2 as kid’s bingo returns before each show, starting at 11am in The Theatre. After the fun of bingo, on Wednesday September 24, don’t miss Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs live mini-musical in the newly appointed Theatre from 1.30pm. This musical classic features the age-old story of Snow White who manages to survive the evil intentions of her wicked step-mother by hiding away with the seven dwarves out in the woods. On Thursday October 2, it’s an extra special treat as the songs from the Disney musical

Frozen will be performed live on stage in Let It Go, Let It Go from 1.30pm. Brought to you by Mo Award winner, Davin Griffiths-Jones, the show will feature the Oscar-winning song Let it Go, plus Wanna Build A Snowman and First Time in Forever, along with costumes and wonderful performers. Other classics will include Cat in the Hat and Newsies. The cost per show is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Book online at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Bingo is free but there is limited seating so get there early to secure your spot!

FREE KID’S Wednesday 24th September & Thursday 2nd October

BINGO

The Theatre

Doors open 10.30am. Bingo starts 11am. Bingo ends 12pm. Limited Seating available.

Australian Global Entertainment Presents

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

LET IT GO

LET IT GO

Live Mini Musical

Hits from es movi the kids

ROin thZeEHatN FCat es

& Newsi

WEDNESDAY 24th september – THE THEATRE

THURSDAY 2nd OCTOBER – THE THEATRE

Tickets $5 members, $7 non-members

Tickets $5 members, $7 non-members

Doors open 1pm. Showtime 1.30pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 1pm. Showtime 1.30pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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La Piazza secures a coveted title It’s something regular diners have always known, but now it’s official. La Piazza’s Pizzeria Bellucci serves the best traditional wood-fired pizzas in the west. Voted by customers and readers of The Daily Telegraph, Pizzeria Bellucci took out top honours in the best pizza category in the NAB Best of the West Awards.

Italian sausage, ham, salami and cabanossi.

Although their pizzas have received state and national accolades before, owner Mario Libertini said both he and his business partner, Gary Di Paola, felt very honoured to win this people’s choice award.

If you are after a Melbourne Cup feast, with all the trimmings, look no further. For $70 you’ll get a glass of bubbly on arrival, ticket in the mystery trifecta and a three-course set menu. La Piazza also has betting facilities, if you are feeling lucky.

“It was a great feeling to hear we were voted best in the west by customers and readers of the newspaper. Knowing it was the people who come from all over Sydney and enjoy our food that chose us for this award makes it really special,” he says. If you are yet to sample these award-winning pizzas, Mario recommends the Farnese, a chilli and prawn creation, or if you prefer something meatier, try the Dante, which is topped with

New Year’s Eve

STUZZICHINO

Bring the family for an authentic Italian meal in La Piazza’s Pizzeria Bellucci.

$70 per person including prosecco on arrival Bookings essential, 9722 9810. Pizzeria Bellucci open as normal, 12pm – 4pm (no bookings). Full menu available at LaPiazza.com.au Bankstown Sports InTouch

La Piazza’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will be a little different this year. Rather than a set menu, the venue will be business as usual, featuring all your favourites on the regular menu with the relaxed, family-friendly vibe you know and love. La Piazza kitchen will be open until 9pm, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal whilst watching the 9pm fireworks.

Melbourne Cup Lunch 3 course meal | Sweeps | Betting Facilities

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Not ones to rest on their laurels, the team at La Piazza are already gearing up for their next big events, Melbourne Cup and New Year’s Eve.

Bookings are not available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Pizzeria Bellucci open 5.30pm – 9.30pm


Entertainment

for your

ENTERTAINMENT Putting On The Ritz Pop Royalty month is here, so don’t miss, Gold the Ultimate Abba on Saturday September 6, Forever Jackson on Saturday September 13, The Whispering Jack Show on Saturday September 20 and Roy Orbison and Del Shannon starring Dean Bourne and Fallon on Saturday September 27. You can now swipe your membership card on the TV screen outside The Theatre doors. You will receive a 2 for 1 voucher for the Atrium Bar which is valid for one week from the date of show and must be used between Monday and Wednesday. We also have a special deal for patrons attending Saturday night shows at The Theatre. Show your tickets to our staff and you will be entitled to 20 per cent off your Greenfield Station Bistro meals, if purchased between 5pm and 6.30pm on Saturday nights and also 20 per cent off drinks in the Atrium Bar from 6pm to 7pm. October is going to blast off with Oktoberfest at Platform One and Rocktober in The Theatre. See Lonnie Lee and the Leemen on Saturday October 4, Doug ‘The Big Bopper’ Parkinson on Saturday October 11, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party on Saturday October 18, Shake Rattle and Roll on Saturday October 25, and alternative Elvis, Ben Portsmouth, with The King is Back on Friday October 31. Relive your favourite cinema songs with Hollywood Blockbusters on Saturday November 8. Featuring the award-winning Popset Dancers, vocals by Belinda Marks and comedy impressions by voice-over artist Keith Scott, this sensational tribute will perform classics from Chicago, The Great Gatsby and James Bond. The most renowned cabaret highlights of all time return to the stage in tribute show

Cabaret … and All That Jazz. On Saturday November 15 you’ll hear stunning renditions from Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Moulin Rouge and Nine as performed by dance group Rogue Dolls Australia, X-Factor finalist Bec Quinn, Vegas headliner Nikki Canale and Vince Gelonese. The Australian Blues Brothers Show is perfect entertainment for all ages. Join Jake, played by Steve Voulgaris and Elwood, performed by Marc Tribbia, in a fully choreographed show on Saturday November 22. See celebrated baritone, Stephen Fisher-King, in magical show On Broadway featuring the greatest hits of musical theatre on Saturday November 29. Along with a special guest soprano, Fisher-King will perform classics from Cats and The Man of La Mancha. Celebrate the White Lady of Soul at the 75th Birthday Celebration of Dusty Springfield on Saturday December 13 as part of a British Invasion-themed month. Internationally acclaimed performer Sheena Crouch will sing Springfield’s classics including Son of a Preacher Man and I Only Want to be With You. Runner-up of The Voice 2012, Darren Percival, is back in the spotlight with his new album and appears on stage Saturday December 19. His latest record, Lovelife, features classic songs from The Beatles, Elton John and Norah Jones, as well as original tracks. The British Invasion show on Saturday December 27 re-creates the look and the feel of many legendary acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Performers Bill and Darlene Croft will show you what it was like in The Cavern Club, the birthplace of many of the era’s revolutionary English bands.

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MORNING

MUSICAL MORNINGS

Melodies

s r e g o R e n y a W DRAGGED TO BROADWAY

BACK TO THE TIVOLI Rosemaree Dinaro • Greg Hayes • Glenn Amer • Fallon • Wayne Cornell • The Tivoli Showgirls • The Tivoli band

As Seen on ’s Australia Got Talent

WEDnesday 3rd SEPTember THE grand ballRoom

WEDnesday 1st OCTober THE GRAND BALLROOM

Tickets $8 includes devonshire tea

Tickets $15 includes devonshire tea

Doors open 10am. Showtime 11am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 10am. Showtime 11am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

MUSICAL MORNINGS

Annie Francis

I AM WOMAN

CHRISTMAS EDITION

BACK TO THE TIVOLI Santa • Rachel Fahim • Brett Thomas • Cody Harrington • Derek Metzger • Wayne Cornell • The Tivoli Showgirls • The Tivoli Band

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WEDnesday 12th november THE grand ballRoom

WEDnesday 17th DECember THE GRAND BALLROOM

Tickets $8 includes devonshire tea

Tickets $15 includes devonshire tea

Doors open 10am. Showtime 11am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 10am. Showtime 11am. Unreserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Entertainment

Forever

ive Exclus Sydney Show

Australia’s No.1

Michael Jackson Dance Spectacular

MINI ABBA FESTIVAL SAT 6TH SEPTEMBER SATURDAY THE THEATRE 5pm – Abba The6TH MovieSEPTEMBER – SHOWROOM

6.40pm – Abba Trivia 6.50pm – Abba Best Dressed Comp 7pm – Abba Karaoke open 7.15pm. Activities from 5pm.Doors Showtime 8pm. Showtime 8pm. 8pm – Gold The Ultimate Abba Show Reserved seating. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

$40 ALL Tickets $40Tickets ALL

The

Starring Jason Jackson and the Dangerous Dancers

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Whispering

Roy Orbison

WHIS

Starring Dean Bourne & Fallon

Jack Show

JOHN FARNHAM TRIBUTE – AUSTRALIA’S KING OF POP

d Supporte by the s Pop King & Queens

For

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – THE THEATRE

Tickets $30 all

AUSTR NO.1 M JACKSO SPEC

& Del Shannon

XXXXX Fully d Endorse & Th By e Family of ent em anag M Del Shannon USA

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – THE THEATRE

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER – THE THEATRE

Tickets $15 ALL

Tickets $35 ALL

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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Lonnie Lee & THE LEEMEN

SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER – THE THEATRE

“ROCKS!” ILLY CATS THE HILLB + CKABILLY RO LID HIS SO HITS

Tickets $10 MEMBERS, $15 NON-MEMBERS Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm.

hits features sts ndary arti from lege esley, Pr s Elvi such as , the Everly Buddy Holly , Jerry Domino s Bros, Fat Orbison Roy s, wi Lee Le Bopper & The Big

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER – THE THEATRE

Tickets $25 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Dance party SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER – THE THEATRE

STARRIN

G with the happy ers & s day danc ests special gu e DJ Vinnie th Teen Angel

Tickets $15 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm.

EXCLU TO BAN SIVE KSTOW N SPOR TS

two SHOWS 2.30pm & 8pm!

SATURDAY 25th october – THE THEATRE

Tickets $60 ALL Show 1: Doors open 2pm. Showtime 2.30pm. Show 2: Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm.

Ben portsmouth

The King is back FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER – THE THEATRE

FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA

Worl d’s numb er 1 elvis tribu artis te t

Tickets $40 ALL Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm.

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Monday

AT A GLANCE

ENTERTAINMENT

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 11am Kid’s Bingo, The Theatre • 1.30pm Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Live Mini Musical, The Theatre • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 9.30am The Theatre Open Day • 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7.30pm Rock Solid, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Jazz Nouveau, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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Friday

• 7.30pm Cherie Lucas Group, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

September

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• 7.30pm Ron Osborn, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Roy Orbison & Del Shannon starring Dean Bourne & Fallon, The Theatre • 8.30pm Di Solomon, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm The Whispering Jack Show, The Theatre • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Forever Jackson, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5pm Gold The Ultimate Abba Show, The Theatre • 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Mr James Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Saturday

7

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• 2.30pm Narelle Winters & Roy Cooper, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Kristy Lee & Ronnie Monks, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Jodie Stubbs & Bosco Bozanac, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

• 2.30pm Christopher Booth & Liz Taylor, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Sunday


• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Monday

AT A GLANCE

ENTERTAINMENT

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 11am Kid’s Bingo, The Theatre • 1.30pm Let it Go Let it Go, The Theatre • 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7.30pm Mike Mathieson Duo, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Ben Portsmouth The King is Back, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Goan Brothers, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Jazz Nouveau, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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Friday

• 7.30pm Cherie Lucas Group, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

Thursday

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 11am Back to the Tivoli, The Grand Ballroom • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

Wednesday

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• 2.30pm & 8pm Shake Rattle and Roll, The Theatre • 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Joanna Melas, Piano Bar • 9pm Andy and the Cruisers, Rainforest Lounge, 9pm • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5.30pm Brian Gillett, Rainforest Lounge, • 8pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, The Theatre • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Andy and the Cruisers, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Doug “The Big Bopper’ Parkinson, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Andy and the Cruisers, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge, • 8pm Lonnie Lee & The Leemen, The Theatre • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Andy and the Cruisers, Rainforest Lounge, 9pm • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Saturday

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• 2.30pm Joanna Capitanakis & Joey Fimmano, Rainforest Lounge • 10am & 2pm Halloween Dance Party, The Grand Ballroom • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Issy Di & Mercedes, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Steve Gillespie & Angela Ayers, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

• 2.30pm Greg Hayes and Ross Maio, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Sunday


• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 12pm Melbourne Cup, The Grand Ballroom • 7.30pm Vietnamese Trio, Rainforest Lounge

Tuesday

• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 2pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

Monday

AT A GLANCE

ENTERTAINMENT

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 10.45am Bingo, Total Sports Bar • 11am Musical Mornings, The Grand Ballroom • 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 7.30pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38 • 7.30pm Vietnamese Song and Dance Night, The Theatre

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

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• 7.30pm Diamond Rhythm, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Ben Portsmouth The King is Back, The Theatre • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Joanna Melas Trio, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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• 7.30pm Jazz Nouveau, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar

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Friday

• 7.30pm Cherie Lucas Group, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm All That Jazz, Piano Bar • 8pm Ronn Moss, The Theatre

Thursday

• 6.30pm Meat Raffle, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Austen Tayshus, The Theatre, 8pm • 8.30pm Trivia, Rainforest Lounge

Wednesday

NOVEmber

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• 12pm Tap Pack, The Theatre • 5.30pm Brian King, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Lionel Robinson, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm On Broadway, The Theatre • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 12pm Tap Pack, The Theatre • 5pm The Australian Blues Brothers, The Theatre • 5.30pm Paul Fisher, Rainforest Lounge • 8.30pm Joanna Melas, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 12pm Tap Pack, The Theatre • 5.30pm Gabby, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Cabaret and All That Jazz, The Theatre • 8.30pm Kim Gock, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 12pm Tap Pack, The Theatre • 5.30pm Ron Ashton, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Hollywood Blockbusters, The Theatre • 8.30pm Rob Devlin, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 12pm Tap Pack, The Theatre • 5.30pm Franky Valentyn, Rainforest Lounge • 8pm Priscilla to Moulin Rouge, The Theatre • 8.30pm Ian Blakeney, Piano Bar • 9pm Ipanema Band, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Marienne Shepherd & Rodney Vincent, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Sharon Calabro & Daniel Malleri, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Jon Carlo & Amber Jade, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge, 7.30pm • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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• 2.30pm Chris Gable & Monique Montez, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

• 2.30pm Irene St John & Davo, Rainforest Lounge • 5pm Mahjong, see reception for location • 7.30pm DJ Night, Rainforest Lounge • 9pm Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, see pg38

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It’s all about dancing, costumes and spooky characters at this year’s Halloween Dance Party. Monster Manor is the place to be this Halloween and kids will get their chance to party with the Skeleton King as well as Frankenstein and his bride at the Halloween Dance Party in The Grand Ballroom on Sunday October 26. The show features Vamperilla, DJ Mr Spooky, magic tricks, prizes for best-dressed children and adults and plenty of dancing! “We’re doing two half hour spots for the children and they really should enjoy it,” says show director, Sandra Fleeton. “We have some great props. A haunted castle backdrop, spider webs and chains and cauldrons … all those sorts of fun things to create the mood. “All the way through the children will be entertained because the costumes will be fabulous and I’m sure the children

will get really involved in the show. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. Even the people putting on the show have a great time.” Modern Halloween celebrations have their roots in the ancient Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain, which marked the end of summer and the harvest. It was believed that spirits could more easily walk among the living at that time so people wore costumes as a disguise. Today Halloween is recognised as an opportunity for fun and sharing treats. “I think this day is a day for the kids to have a bit of fun and it’s good family entertainment,” Sandra adds. Tickets are just $7 for all and the shows start at 10am and 2pm on October 26. Book online at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Halloween DANCE PARTY Monster Mash

Vampirella

DJ Mr Spooky

SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER – THE grand ballroom

Tickets $7 ALL Show 1: Doors open 9.30am. Showtime 10am. Show 2: Doors open 1.30pm. Showtime 2pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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“We have some great props. A haunted castle backdrop, spider webs and chains and cauldrons … all those sorts of fun things to create the mood.” Sandra Fleeton Show Director


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Celebrate

Melbourne Cup in style Enjoy all the action of the race that stops a nation with great food, music and exciting competitions. It’s been thrilling the nation for over 150 years and this year’s Melbourne Cup, on Tuesday November 4, is certain to be another cracker. But you don’t need to be track-side to enjoy the action – we have an exciting day to keep fashion fillies and race-side punters entertained in style. Start by treating yourself to an exquisite set-lunch in The Grand Ballroom. Designed by our Executive Chef Helmut Gundendorfer, the three course menu features traditional Cup day favourites as well as Asian and modern cuisine. In no time you’ll be jiving to the beats of 60’s-themed rock n’ roll band The Starliners and humming to female trio Merabella’s classic and modern hits. Don’t forget your fascinators and fedoras – style mavens and dapper gents can enjoy the

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fun of fashions on the field with our Best Dressed competition. There are also lucky door prizes and trivia to keep the excitement high. As 3pm nears, the race that stops a nation will be broadcast live on the big screen so you won’t miss a minute of the action. Tickets are $69 and available from the main reception or online at BankstownSports.com In our Rainforest Lounge, there’s live music from 10.30am with The Kites, whose eclectic mix of rock classics from groups such as Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers is sure to get you in the race day spirit! But the celebrations don’t end after the race. Boogie on with popular duo Three’s A Crowd. Their modern dance beats are sure to keep the party going long after the horses have left the track.

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2014

MELBOURNE CUP 3 COURSE LUNCH DOORS OPEN 11.30AM | SHOWTIME 12.00PM. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Beverages excluded.

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SATURDAY 1st November – THE THEATRE

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER – the theatre

Tickets $15 ALL

Tickets $15 all

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Australiana Tour

FRIDAY 7TH November – THE Theatre

Tickets $40 all – THE THEATRE

Tickets $50 ALL

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

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Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Activities prior to show, see website for details. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets $20 ADULTS $15 children and concessions

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 12pm. Showtime 12.30pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

TRIBUTES TO The Rolling Stones | The Searchers | Gerry and the Pacemakers | The Beatles | Manfred Man | Lulu Hermans’ Hermits | Sandy Shaw | The Hollies | the Kinks | The Spencer Davis Group | The Who | The Animals

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SATURDAY 27TH December – the theatre

Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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WOGGY CHRISTMAS MONDAY 8th DECEMBER – the theatre

Tickets $43.50 all Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Tickets $30 members, $35 non-members Doors open 7.15pm. Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. Purchase tickets at BankstownSports.com or at main reception.

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Christmas at the club promises to be extra special this year, with special menus at the Greenfield Bistro and Platform One as well as an old fashioned pantomime to thrill the children. On Sunday December 21, bring your children along to watch Santa prepare for Christmas in the show, Santa’s Family Show. Unfortunately for Santa, there is a naughty elf on the loose who is trying to sabotage his efforts to make all the presents and deliver them in time for Christmas. Will Santa and his trusty crew of elves, Rudolph the reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, manage to save Christmas? With songs and dancing by toy soldiers, dolls, elves and fairies, and featuring traditional costumes from Germany, Italy, England, Spain, the United States and Australia, this show will delight everyone. For those wanting to celebrate Christmas in style, our chef-prepared Platform One Christmas Day buffet menu ($155 per adult, $29 kids under 13), allows you to savour heavenly delights, from the farmgate to the sea. The menu is too expansive to list, so here’s just a few select words to set the scene: artisan bread, Alaskan crabs, oysters, tapenades, suckling pig, mini bagels with lox, Wagyu beef carpaccio, antipasto, salads,

honey-glazed ham from the carving station, Asian appetisers, Moroccan goat, barramundi, beef Wellington. Then, Christmas pud, berries, cheeses and a white chocolate fountain. At the Greenfield Station Bistro, we will also have an amazing Christmas Day menu to please everyone, which is $75 for adults and $25 for children under 12. It features freshly cooked tiger prawns and New Zealand green lip mussels with cocktail sauce, Italian Antipasto, Roast Beef with horseradish, sushi, amazing salads, Santa’s roast turkey breast, honey glazed ham on the bone and garlic caraway marinated leg of pork – to name a few. You will be rolling out the door after eating Christmas pudding with thick custard, fruit salad and American pancakes. There’s much more on the menu, so make sure you book early at Platform One or Greenfield Station Bistro.

Christmas Day

BUFFET LUNCH

BUFFET LUNCH

$155 Adult $29 Children (under 13)

$75 Adults | $25 Children (under 12) Drinks excluded. Bookings essential, call 9722 9888.

SANTA’S

FAMILY SHOW

Drinks excluded. Bookings essential, call 9722 9888.

two shows!

SunDAY 21st december – THE GRAND BALLROOM Tickets $7 MEMBERS, $10 NON-MEMBERS Show 1: Doors open 10am. Showtime 10.30am. 
Show 2: Doors open 1.30pm. Showtime 2pm.

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New Year’s Magic Planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Let us entertain you with an evening line-up of music, magic, dancing and more that’s sure to delight the whole family. Join us in our stunning Grand Ballroom as host Tony Lewis, direct from Las Vegas, welcomes you to an evening of great food, music and magic. Be entertained by dance band The Jive Bombers, whose boogie woogies and rockabilly renditions will have your night off to a swinging start. Colourful costumes and sensational choreography follow as the Vegas Dancing Girls hit the stage and the young and young-at-heart will be thrilled by the ABC’s resident magician and illusionist, Adam Mada. Before you know it, you’ll be singing Auld Lang Syne as the midnight countdown and fireworks broadcast kicks off. It’s certain to be a night to remember and tickets are now on sale for $89.

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Prefer a more informal evening? Look no further than our Rainforest Lounge where an evening of fantastic live music will deliver the perfect start to 2015. Popular duo Three’s a Crowd comprising Christine Tyrell & Daniel Isaac Jones will kick-off the night with a medley of your favourite songs. There’s something for everyone as they cover the golden hits of yesterday to the tracks and tunes of today. You won’t miss a minute of the midnight fireworks thanks to our live broadcast and countdown, but the night doesn’t end there. The four-piece After Party Band and our resident DJ Marty will be cranking out dance hits and leading revellers well into the night and beyond. 2015 can’t come soon enough! To book tickets for The Grand Ballroom New Year’s Eve celebration night go online to BankstownSports.com or speak to reception.

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A stellar crew

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Working here at the club is more than a job, as bistro team leader Stella Charet can attest. She discovered the job by chance through a friend, but it’s the great community spirit at here that has kept bistro team leader Stella Charet in her role. She was recently recognised by the club for 15 years of loyal service. Stella has been working in hospitality for more than 20 years, and says it’s the social aspect of her role that she loves.

And while one challenge in hospitality is working while most people are relaxing with friends and family, Stella, who “gets every second Saturday off”, says her role is very rewarding. “There are a lot of great things about this job. At Bankstown, it’s a really great community, the club environment is very welcoming and it’s enjoyable to be around.”

“You get to talk to people every day” she says. “There are wonderful regular customers that come in and love to have a chat”.

Another staff member who has been recognised is Paul Anthony. Paul joined the club in 2012 and readers of InTouch will know he was named Most Valuable Employee of the Year in 2013.

As a team leader, Stella manages 17 staff and, though it has its complications – like juggling a roster - seeing everything run smoothly is a great feeling.

Recently Paul, who has achieved a Diploma of Hospitality, which was funded by the club, was named a regional finalist in the 2014 NSW Training Awards. Congratulations Paul!

It’s Oktoberfest time With Germany having won the World Cup in true style in July, the German nation will likely be celebrating for months. So, our special mini-Oktoberfest at Platform One on September 26 and 27 is a great opportunity to relive the moment and experience all things Deutsch with imported biers (that’s beers in German), amazing food, the atmosphere of a German bier hall, traditional music and traditional costumes (on the staff ). So, put on your lederhosen, ring the cowbells, raise your glass with a cry of “prost!” and get ready for a five-course, hearty meal featuring pretzels, ham, goulash and sauerkraut, to shake off the last of the cool weather and welcome the spring.

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Doubling

our recycling rate In the past year, we have doubled our recycling rate, saving 44% of waste, or 24 tonnes, from going to landfill each month. We take our responsibility to waste management seriously and have worked hard to identify a range of new recycling and reuse opportunities across our club. Our club generates an average of 54 tonnes of waste each month. Chief Executive Officer Mark Condi says, “In order to address the issue as a responsible corporate citizen, the club formed a sustainability committee, which has made some extraordinary achievements in the past year.” The committee comprises a representative from each area of our club and associated venues. It has delivered on the club’s sustainability policy, a roll out of the full recycling program and an increase in staff education and engagement.

“Just 12 months ago, we only recycled cardboard and glass, but through our partnership with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions sustainability consultants, we have added co-mingled waste to our recycling program and now also turn food waste into nutrient-rich compost on-site,” Mr Condi says. The introduction of source-separated bins in all front- and back-of-house areas helps ensure waste that can be recycled doesn’t end up in landfill. The cafe and bistro also have food waste bins in their trolleys, allowing staff to separate waste while cleaning tables. By composting food waste on-site, and donating it to community gardens, we have reduced food waste sent to landfill by 63 per

cent. This change has also resulted in a reduced number of rubbish collections needed, and therefore trucks on the road. Other recycling initiatives include a battery recycling program, printer cartridge recycling in admin areas, shrink wrap recycling in the cellar, and the introduction of new recyclable takeaway cups in the cafe. All shredded paper is donated to the RSPCA at Yagoona. “We have also saved 15% in energy costs. These incredible results have been achieved with the support of the Board and the ongoing positive commitment from all staff across our business to make positive changes to their daily routine and work together to achieve this success,” Mr Condi says.

We’re set for cool savings with CEFC Finance The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Commonwealth Bank are helping us to make major power savings and invest in efficient solar energy.

for years to come, so they can continue to provide cost-effective, state-of-the-art facilities and services for their patrons,” he said.

We will save more than 6.6 per cent on energy costs by installing a new chiller system that is 50 per cent more efficient than the current system.

Bankstown Sports Chief Executive Officer, Mark Condi, said the upgrade to a more energy efficient chiller and cooling tower and the installation of a solar system were part of the club’s continuing improvements and reinforced its commitment to its community and the environment.

As well as the improved chiller, adding solar to Baulkham Hills Sports will also generate savings. Baulkham Hills Sports Club will put an 85kW solar system on its roof which will generate about 10 per cent of the site’s energy needs. CEFC CEO Oliver Yates said the project demonstrated how the CEFC and Commonwealth Bank Energy Efficient Loan finance was supporting community organisations and sporting clubs to reduce their energy costs. “We’re financing community organisations so they can make changes now that will help them save on energy

“This project is helping us save on our energy costs while showing our community that we place an importance on operating in the best interests of the environment. It is in line with our other sustainability initiatives including upgrading to energy efficient lighting and installing Australia’s largest indoor composter to recycle kitchen waste,” he said. “The Energy Efficient Loan is helping meet the upfront costs of this project and

CEFC CEO Oliver Yates, Mayor Khal Asfour & Bankstown Sports CEO Mark Condi

we’re hoping to have the new equipment installed and operating by the end of the year. The rooftop solar will help us reduce our energy bills even further.” Engineered Environments, who worked with the club to assess and install the new chiller equipment, estimate that it will use half the energy of the existing plants.

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s Include g in $50 din r vouche

A complete night out • Overnight stay for two at Travelodge Bankstown • $50 dining voucher to be used in any of our restaurants • Two tickets to Bankstown Sports show

• Buffet breakfast for two at Greenfield Station Bistro • Complimentary bottle of wine

Package 1

Package 5

Package 9

Package 13

Gold the Ultimate Abba Show Saturday O 6thLSeptember D OUT S Total Value: $374 Total Price: $220

Lonnie Lee & The Leemen Saturday 4th October Total Value: $314 Total Price: $220

Hollywood Blockbusters Saturday 8th November Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

The Beatle Boys Saturday 6th December Total Value: $364 Total Price: $220

Package 2

Package 6

Package 10

Package 14

Forever Jackson OUT Saturday O 13th LDSeptember S Total Value: $354 Total Price: $220

Rock n Roll Dance Party Saturday 18th October Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Cabaret and all that Jazz Saturday 15th November Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Dusty Saturday 13th December Total Value: $344 Total Price: $220

Package 3

Package 7

Package 11

Package 15

The Whispering Jack Show OUT Saturday O LDSeptember S 20th Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll (8pm) Saturday 25th October Total Value: $414 Total Price: $220

The Australian Blues Brothers Saturday 22nd November Total Value: $344 Total Price: $220

Christmas in the UK Saturday 20th December Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

Package 4

Package 8

Package 12

Package 16

Roy Orbison & Del Shannon OUT Saturday O LDSeptember S 27th Total Value: $364 Total Price: $220

Priscilla to Moulin Rouge Saturday 1st November Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

On Broadway Saturday 29th November Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

British Invasion Saturday 27th December Total Value: $324 Total Price: $220

NB: If you plan to dine at one of the restaurants at Bankstown Sports, please book in advance by calling 9722 9888.

Limited packages available. For bookings or more information call Travelodge Bankstown on 9793 0000 or visit www.togareservations.com/Travelodge. For restaurant reservations please visit www.bankstownsports.com


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Booster Seats also available on request, Bookings Essential

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Milperra East Hills

on the bus

Picnic Poin

A new phone service makes booking the courtesy bus even easier. Like the idea of a chauffeur style door-todoor service? Or planning an evening of dinner and drinks and don’t want the hassle of driving? If you live within five kilometres of the club, our complimentary courtesy bus service for members could be the answer. Best of all, it’s now even easier to plan and book a pick-up or drop-off. Don’t forget, bookings can be made in

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advance so you can plan your trip days ahead of your actual visit. From 5pm daily you can call 0401 140 589 to arrange a pick-up from your home. The bus route runs east and west of Fairford Rd, Stacey St, Rookwood Rd and Joseph St, so there’s a bus run to suit most people. See the full timetable on page 49 for all services.

We are also trialling an extended service running to East Hills, Picnic Point and Milperra. The bus will operate for a trial period from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm – 1am. If you’re in any doubt, call our friendly driver who can quickly confirm if you live within the collection boundary.

Bottle Shop Monthly Specials September • Lindemans Henry & Sons (750ml) Any 2 for $15 – Available in Semillon Sauvignon Blanc & Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

BUY A TAP KING TWIN PACK IN OCTOBER & GET A FREE DISPENSER

November

October • Tap King – Purchase any Tap King Twin pack (3.2L) and receive a free dispenser.

• Introducing – Crown Golden Ale $49.95 Case

PLUS For the month of September, WIN a $100 Travel Voucher when you buy 6 bottles of Houghton. Terms and Conditions apply, see Bottle Shop for details.

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What’s On? OPEN DAILY from 12pm-6am

SPRING RACING

FINALS SERIES WATCH THE NRL & AFL FINALS LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 4th November

• AFL finals commence 5th Sept. Grand Final 27th Sept. • NRL finals commence 12th Sept. Grand Final 5th Oct.

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

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• Watch all the LIVE racing action all day on the big screen. Full TAB facilities available from 7.30am.

FOOTBALL

CRICKET

Monday Register from 1pm. Play from 2pm. FREE to enter. Guaranteed prize pool of $300*.

Wednesday Register from 6.30pm. Play from 7.30pm. $12 buy in. Guaranteed a prize pool of $1000*.

• Champions League from 16th September

One Day Internationals Australia vs South Africa November

• A-league from 10th October

• 1 4th • 16th

• English Premier League

• 1 9th • 21st

• 23rd

Saturday Register from 8pm. Play from 9pm. $25 buy in. Guaranteed prize pool of $1300*.

$16 Meal Deals

Sunday Registration from 6.30pm. Play from 7.30pm. $22 buy in. Guaranteed prize pool of $2000*. * Prize pools vary over holiday periods. Supported by Crocodile Entertainment.

Broadcasting over 15 channels. See BankstownSports.com for full channel listing. *Opening hours may vary depending 38 Bankstown Sports InTouch on Sports Events.

• Chicken Burger • Total Sports Bar Burger

including one Matil da Bay Beer

• Stockman’s Steak Sandwich • Nachos


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President Lorraine Everitt with Josephine Lenaz, Baulkham Hills Sports Netball Club Junior Sports Person of the Year 2014


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BANKSTOWN SPORTS BOWLS Sing along at Sunday karaoke Are you Sinatra in the shower or love to belt out some Dionne Warwick when no-one’s watching? Karaoke fans rejoice – Bankstown Sports Bowls has just the night for you. Every Sunday from 7pm Bankstown Sports Bowls hosts a karaoke evening where you can sing, and enjoy other’s singing, to your heart’s delight. Best of all, with a list of over 300,000 songs you’re sure to find something you like, from Streisand to Spears (Britney that is). Complimentary for members and guests, Sunday night karaoke is perfect for those who love to sing, or want to get their start in the spotlight, to hit centre stage knowing the supportive club community is there to cheer them on.

The host helps everyone to feel comfortable and can also be your singing partner for duets or to help you through more challenging numbers. If you’re hesitant about taking the microphone, rest assured you’ll have someone to stand by you for your first karaoke experience.

Hit the es high not kstown at Ban e karaok Bowl’s night

So banish your singing fears and put in your song request every Sunday at Bankstown Sports Bowls.

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Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of Bankstown Sports Bowls. See inside Back Cover for more details.

Trading Hours Open 7 days 9am until late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


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Book your next function with us!

Activities

Whether you are holding a Christmas party, sports presentation night, birthday or anniversary, we have the facilities and service to make your event memorable!

Line Dancing Monday – 10.30am $8 ALL

Contact venue manager Tom on 9790 0176 or email bankstownbowls@bankstownsports.com.

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Melbourne Cup Mixed Bowls Day

Christmas Buffet Lunch

Tuesday 4th November

THURsday 25th december

Celebrate Cup day with a friendly game of mixed bowls, delicious morning tea and 2-course lunch for only $20. Sign up by 9.30am at the club.

Celebrate Christmas with a traditional festive buffet lunch, from 12pm – 2pm. $69 Adults & $22 KIDS (4–12) Payment required at time of booking, call 9790 0176.

Tuesday & Friday – 7pm FREE for Members $5 Non-members

Brain Teasers Trivia Wednesday – 7.30pm FREE

Piano Nights Thursday – 6-8pm FREE

Meat & Veggie Raffle

Thursday $10 Dining Specials Every Thursday for a limited time all main meals are ONLY $10, including a glass of soft drink. Bring the family for a hassle free and affordable night out! Meals may change on a weekly basis.

Annual Christmas Toy Drive & Ham Raffle Banjo Ham Raffle Wednesdays from 12th November – 17th December, 7.30pm. All money be donated to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Sunday – 4.30pm Tickets from $1

Karaoke Sunday – 7pm FREE

Last year, with the help of the Bankstown community, $4,000 was donated to the The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in addition to lots of toys. If you would like to donate to this year’s drive, please drop in a new and unwrapped toy to the Bowling Club prior to 12th December, or you can also contribute by buying tickets in the traditional banjo ham raffle. Bankstown Sports InTouch

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BAULKHAM HILLS We’re all in this together Children in need and the region’s various cultural groups have the chance to create new services and events thanks to Baulkham Hills Sports Club’s ClubGRANTS program. Baulkham Hills Sports Club has recently provided close to $25,000 in funding to a wide range of community groups in the latest round of its ClubGRANTS program. Five organisations received the financial support on July 8 including the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Zonta Club – given $2,839 to provide respite for children with disabilities and $2,500 to prevent youth violence at home, respectively. The Hills Schools Industry Partnership was another beneficiary and will use its $1,025 for an inter-agency website, while Shine for Kids Co-Op plans to allocate its $9,804 grant to support the children of prisoners. The Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) was also given funding through ClubGRANTS to create a cultural awareness

event in the Hills Shire area, to be most likely held at a local high school or TAFE campus. In partnership with the Hills Multicultural Network, the CMRC will showcase the traditional celebrations of various cultural groups living in the region – such as Chinese, the Indian sub-continent and Korean – through display tables, workshops and performances. “It’s good for the wider community to find out who these groups are, how they dress, what festivals they celebrate, what food they have, their stories and aspirations in order to increase cultural awareness and build social networks. We will also be showcasing Australian culture with a focus on Indigenous culture as well,” says Aurelia Rahman, Community Capacity Building Coordinator, CMRC.

Hills Cultural Festival

“The event is about bringing cultures together to find out about each other and celebrate their commonalities and understand their differences, so it’s a harmony event to generate a better dialogue between the local communities.” Part of the $8,400 grant will be used to produce a video of the event, which will be an awareness or training tool for other agencies, ensuring the benefits of the cultural awareness day extend into the future. “It’s a great opportunity to get this kind of support from the club to assist us … it’s difficult to do an event like this without it and we are very grateful and thankful to Baulkham Hills Sports Club for giving the funding for the project.”

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Sunday to Thursday – 9am to 12am* Friday and Saturday – 9am to 2am* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Baulkham Hills

Melbourne Cup

Weekend Breakfast

Tuesday 4th November

Bring the family to enjoy the new breakfast menu which fuses breakfast classics from eggs benedict, with healthier dishes such as bircher muesli. Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 11am.

Celebrate in style with a delectable buffet lunch whilst soaking up the carnival atmosphere in front of the big screen! Plus, there will be giveaways, sweeps and prizes.

Tickets $59 ALL (including glass of champagne) Book Now! Call 9639 2100.

Full menu at baulk hamhill s sport s.com

FATHER’S FATHER’S DAY DAY FEAST FEAST SUNDAY 7th September Treat Dad to a hearty, hassle-free feast this Father’s Day with our specially crafted menu. Menu available at Baulkhamhillssports.com.

Weekly Activities Trivia Thursday – 7.30pm

Poker Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 7.30pm

Bingo Mon, Fri (FREE) – 10am Tuesday – 10am & 7.30pm

Meat Raffle Wednesday – 7.30pm Friday – 6.30pm

Bookings essential, call 9639 2100.

Early Bird Dis count! $82.50 A dulTs, $20 Kids . BOOK before 31st Octobe r!

Seafood Fridays Buffet Lunch THURsday 25th december

Celebrate with an indulgent buffet lunch, whilst relaxing to live enter-tainment and a visit from Santa!

Enjoy fresh local produce every Friday night from 6pm, at market price. Check the specials board each week for the catch of the day.

$98 Adult, $25 Kids (6-16yrs) Book Now! Call 9639 2100. Full menu at BaulkhamHillsSports.com

Trading Hours Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 11am Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 2.30pm Dinner: Sunday to Thursday – 6pm to 8.30pm Friday to Saturday – 6pm to 9pm Phone 9639 2100 for reservations.

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BIRRONG SPORTS With a focus on friendship and community, Birrong Sports Netball Club has stood the test of time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The uniforms may have changed from a knee-length, box-pleated number with a tassel belt to a more practical straight dress, but Birrong Sports Netball Club’s commitment to friendship and community remains the same 50 years since it began. A celebratory dinner at Bankstown Sports Club on July 12 proved just how well respected the organisation has become. Guests even made the journey from as far as the Central Coast and Wollongong to help honour the club.

Birrong Spor ts 50th AnniversarNe tball y Dinner

“It’s a club that just keeps going,” says Birrong Sports Netball Club secretary and Bankstown City Netball Association president, Lee Hill. “At the dinner we had four tables of current players and ten tables of former players. That tells you what we’re all about – friendship, community and sticking together. “I think the biggest highlight was having all living life members bar two at the dinner. It was pretty amazing.”

At its height, the club had 27 teams but now fields 15. It is committed to being all-inclusive and keen to encourage more Indigenous players to join. “We’re probably the club that has the highest number of Indigenous players per ratio…and we want to encourage Indigenous players because you have to have a mission and we’re 50 years old now and I think it’s time for us now to look at what else we can do for the community,” Lee explains. “As a club we provide umpires on a Saturday, we have a good majority of representative players, we have representative coaches, squad coaches – so for a club of 15 teams we’re a very large presence within our association.” Birrong Netball Club is an active member of Birrong Sports Club, holding its registration days, presentations, grand final after parties and social events there. To join Birrong Netball Club, see the Sports Secretaries page at the back of the magazine.

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Open 7 days 9.30am until late* *Closing times subject to manager’s discretion.


Birrong Sports

Father’s Day Lunch Sunday 7th September Bring the family to enjoy a delicious lunch from the extensive a la carte menu in the intimate surrounds of The Italian Bistro. Two sittings: 11.30am–1.30pm 1.30pm–3.30pm

Weekly Activities Meat Raffle Friday – 6pm Tickets from $1

Bookings essential, call 9645 8666.

Bingo

Melbourne Cup Lunch Tuesday 4th November Watch the race on the big screen at The Italian Bistro whilst enjoying a delectable lunch from the a la carte menu. There will also be sweeps, sports trivia and giveaways!

Friday – 10am FREE

Homeware Raffle Sunday – 5pm Tickets from $1

Bookings essential, call 9645 8666.

Barefoot Bowls

45 Minute Lunch

As the weather heats up, why not try out Barefoot Bowls!

Feeling rushed during your lunch break?

Perfect day out for corporate functions, with various food packages to choose from.

We guarantee to have you served, fed and on your way within 45 minutes.

Starting at $10 per person. Contact 9644 1600 for details.

Pre-order on 9645 8666, Monday to Friday.

Trading Hours Corner Rodd and Gascoigne Road, Birrong, NSW 2143 T | 9645 8666 F | 9645 2602 W | www.birrongsports.com.au

Lunch: Monday to Sunday – 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Phone 9645 8666 for reservations.

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sports report Sports Administrator, Marie Kanaan, shares the news from our sporting clubs.

Junior Sports Person of the Year Baseball Tom Roberts

Cricket

Chris Blinman (George Horwood Perpetual Trophy)

FootbalL

Emma Monahan

Hockey

Cameron Hunter

Women’s Hockey Lara Newey

Netball

Josephine Lenaz

Senior Sports Person of the Year Baseball Craig Cant

Cricket

Baulkham Hills Sports Person of the Year Awards On Friday 11 July, 130 people turned out to celebrate Baulkham Hills Sports Person of the Year Awards at Baulkham Hills Sports Club. The awards recognise the best athletes of the past year in each sporting club supported by Baulkham Hills Sports Club. Amongst the recipients were Ashley Thomas, a member of the U21 NSW Men’s hockey team who currently holds a hockey scholarship with NSW Institute of Sport and Chris Springall, the president of Baulkham Hills Sports Cricket Club, and also the club’s highest run scorer in the last season, scoring 700 runs at an average of 58.33 in the B2 competition.

Baulkham Hills Mayor, Dr Michelle Byrne was amongst the special guests and presented junior sports recipients with their awards in the sports of baseball, cricket, football, hockey and netball. Winter Olympian John Farrow, who finished 17th in the Skeleton event at Sochi earlier this year, treated guests to his inspiring story, filled with determination and adrenalin. In the last year, Baulkham Hills Sports Club has assisted local sporting clubs and community sport with more than $140,000 in funding. Summer sports are now recruiting, if you wish to play or volunteer see page 48 for a complete contact list of Sports Secretaries.

Chris Springall (Mike Bertoldo Memorial Trophy)

Football

Michael Katalanic

Golf

John Millers

Women’s Hockey Rhiannon Kentish

Men’s Hockey Ashley Thomas

Netball Karen Wylde


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Scaling new heights and smashing a 20-year record Bankstown Sports Athletics Club member Jack Hicking has had an outstanding year. After setting a personal best height of 5.05 metres at the Bankstown Invitational Athletics Meet in March this year, the 19-year-old has continued to take records. On June 19, Jack broke the NSW Open (all ages) and record for Under 20s, which had stood for 20 years. He jumped a personal best of 5.26 metres, moving up the national rankings to first in the Under 20 years category, and second in the Opens category.

Good times to bowl you over Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports indoor bowling sessions for women on Thursdays from 10.30am – 1.30pm and for men and women (mixed) on Thursday evenings from 6.45pm – 9.30pm. Members of the indoor bowling clubs enjoy the social atmosphere, companionship, and friendly competition.

Bankstown Sports Bowls

Bowling is open to all members and costs just $2 a session. All ages and all abilities are welcome.

– Indoor Mixed Bowls

Just 5 weeks later at the World Junior Athletics Championships, Jack did it again, smashing his latest record to clear 5.40 metres resulting in a world junior ranking of 7th. Bankstown Sports Club assisted the Hicking family raise funds to cover Jack’s expenses with a bingo night fundraiser. More than 100 people attended and nearly $3,000 was raised. The Hicking family would like to thank family, friends and businesses for their generous support.

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Bankstown Sports Club proudly supports 43 sporting clubs. These clubs are run by volunteers for the community. To get involved as a participant or volunteer see the sports secretaries list overleaf.


SPORTS SECRETARIES Bankstown Sports TEAM

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

ATHLETICS

Matthew Whitbread

matthewwhitbread@msn.com

0410 588 321

LITTLE ATHLETICS

Leanne McDonald

bycomholdings@optusnet.com.au

0413 622 888 or 9603 7446

BASEBALL

Dianne Richardson

paris.a@optusnet.com.au

0413 378 465

BASKETBALL

Tracey Huntley

sportiesbasketball@hotmail.com

0402 961 600

INDOOR BOWLS

Louis Aloisio

9790 1960

THURSDAY LADIES BOWLS

Viviana Maizen

0411 510 722

CRICKET (JUNIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (SENIOR)

Andrew Honey

ahoney@nswnma.asn.au

9771 2761

CRICKET (WOMEN)

Justin Newman

bankstownwomenscricket@gmail.com

0409 151 573

CYCLING

Peter Buckingham

cycling.secretary@tpg.com.au

9645 1831 or 0407 954 917

DARTS (TUESDAY)

John Taylor

jwt42@hotmail.com

0418 629 168

FISHING

Larry Ilic

oliljuba@optusnet.com.au

9774 4495 or 0424 341 975

FOOTBALL (STARS)

Spero Semann

sperosemann@hotmail.com

0407 787 135

FOOTBALL (STRIKERS)

Andrew Barnes

secretary@bankstownsportsstrikers.com.au

0409 540 772

GOLF (LADIES)

Elaine Ward

elainei40@yahoo.com.au

9771 1450

GOLF (MENS)

Mark Dimond

bdsc.mensgolf@gmail.com

9601 5353 or 0414 601 977

HOCKEY

Jack Lander

secretary@bankstownhockey.org.au

0402 333 564

NETBALL

Nicole Dean

nicmat@iprimus.com.au

0417 428 537 or 9790 1412

RUGBY LEAGUE

Harry Chahoud

bankstownsportsjrl@bigpond.com

0414 564 759

SQUASH

Graeme Horsnell

horsnell50@hotmail.com

0408 756 034

SWIMMING

Neil Rogers

nro85578@bigpond.net.au

9649 5866

TENNIS

David Holland

davidholland4@bigpond.com

0409 259 980

Bankstown Sports Bowls MEN’S BOWLS

Rob Milton Marcus Kearns

miltonr@stgeorge.com kearnsm8@bigpond.com

9796 2956 or 0421 977 618

WOMEN’S BOWLS

Marie Smith

nationsmith@optusnet.com.au

9790 1339

DARTS CLUB

Cathy Cassidy

cathy@atdec.com

0408 550 092 or 9730 2769

POOL CLUB

Joseph King

9790 0176

Baulkham Hills Sports BASEBALL

Louise Riddell

theriddells@bigpond.com

0411 540 066

CRICKET

Rick Thomas

secretary@baulkocricket.com.au

0409 150 703

FOOTBALL

Tony Hughes

ahughes@parra.catholic.edu.au

0413 222 523

GOLF

Phil Deare

melven57@tpg.com.au

9899 3094

HOCKEY WOMENS

Margaret Sargant

alan.sargant1@bigpond.com

0438 320 775 or 9876 4115

HOCKEY MENS

Carolyn Campbell

ccampbell@netballnsw.com

0410 522 268

HOCKEY JUNIORS

Andrew Attard

communications.bhhc@gmail.com

0449 697 852

NETBALL

Michelle Bullock

housie7475@hotmail.com

0416 041 751

JUNIOR SPORTS & SOCIAL

Deseline Binning

9639 5072 or 0407 077 074

Birrong Sports Club MENS BOWLS

Allan Cain

bowls@bankstownsports.com

9644 1600

WOMENS BOWLS

Elaine Fearnside

mefearn@yahoo.com.au

9708 2669

DARTS

Garry Raeburn

FOOTBALL

Susan Kanisek

susan.kanisek@facs.nsw.gov.au

0438 620 816

GOLF

Lorraine Smith

lsmith62@bigpond.com

0407 912 788

NETBALL

Lee Hill

Lee_Hill@codea.com.au

0418 759 874

0401 632 558

Dress

regulations Neat clean work attire is permitted at all times.* *Excludes Platform One and Piano Bar. Work attire, running shoes and tracksuits are not permitted in these areas.

voluntary pre-commitment Set a limit Track gaming spend Exclusion from gaming promotions Cooling off periods Real-time implementation of reduced limits

To participate, please see one of our duty managers. For help with information, counselling and referral call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

Important

information about our fire alarm and evacuation procedure can be found at


TRADING HOURS bankstown sports – Open 7 Days, 9am – 6am

Free

Courtesy Bus for members and their guests Door to door pick up service from your home within a 5km radius of our clubs.

Bankstown Sports Club & Bankstown Sports Bowls Friday West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am Sunday to Thursday West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am (last run)

SATURday West Run East Run - 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am

n e w ro u t e MILPERRA PICNIC POINT EAST HILLS Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 1am

CALL 0401 140 589

PLATFORM ONE – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations Lunch Monday to Friday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

GREENFIELD STATION BISTRO – Phone 9722 9888 for reservations Breakfast Everyday Lunch Monday to Tuesday Wednesday to Sunday Dinner Sunday to Thursday Friday Saturday

Birrong Sports Thursday 5pm – 9pm
 Friday & Saturday 5pm – 12am

Baulkham Hills Sports

CALL 0413 224 557 Friday & Saturday 6pm – 12am

For more details call 0401 140 589.

6.30am – 9.30am 11.30am – 2.30pm 12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm 5pm – 9pm

INTOUCH CAFÉ

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday

7am – 12 Midnight 7am – 1am Open 24hrs

IMPERIAL JADE PALACE – Phone 9709 8633 for reservations Lunch Dinner

Monday to Sunday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 9.30pm 5pm – 10.30pm

PIZZERIA BELLUCCI AT LA PIAZZA Lunch Monday to Saturday Sunday Dinner Monday to Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm All Day 6pm – 9.30pm 6pm til late All Day

STUZZICHINO AT LA PIAZZA – Phone 9722 9810 for reservations Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday to Friday and Sunday Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm Closed 12pm – 3pm 6pm – 9.30pm 6pm – 10.30pm

Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

VINO AT LA PIAZZA

Friday and Saturday

6pm – 10pm

ATRIUM BAR

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday

5pm – 12am* 2pm – 2.30am* 2pm – 12am*

*Times vary dependent on trade

TOTAL SPORTS BAR – Snack menu available daily from 12pm – 10pm

CALL 0401 759 606 



12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 9pm 6pm – 10pm 5.30pm – 10pm

Monday to Sunday

12pm – 6am*

*Times vary dependent on trade

PIANO BAR Fridays Saturdays MONKEY MANIA – Phone 9722 9864

from 8pm from 5.30pm

10am – 5pm 10am – 10.30pm 9.30am – 10.30pm 9.30pm – 6pm

Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Bankstown SPORTS BOWLS – Open 7 Days, 9am – late* BOWLS BISTRO – Phone 9790 0176 for group reservations Lunch Dinner

Tuesday to Saturday Tuesday to Saturday Sunday

12pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 4pm – 7pm

bankstown sports BaULKHAM HILLS

Open 7 Days, 9am – late, Friday & Saturday - 9am to 2am* THE GALLERY RESTAURANT – Phone 9639 2100 for reservations

Monday to Thursday

Lunch Dinner

8am – 5pm Friday AND Saturday

Everyday Sunday to Thursday Friday and Saturday

12pm – 2.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 6pm – 9pm

BIRRONG SPORTS – Open 7 Days, 9:30am – late*

8am – 9pm

THE ITALIAN BISTRO – Phone 9645 8666 for reservations

Sunday

Friday and Saturday

9am – 5pm

6pm – 12.30am

Lunch Dinner

Everyday Everyday

11.30am – 3pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

*Closing times subject to manager’s discretion


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