Autumn 2018 Magazine - Canberra Southern Cross Club

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DEAR MEMBER What an exciting time it is for The Canberra Southern Cross Club. We are thrilled to open the doors to Stellar Canberra on 1 March, and in this bumper edition of our Members Magazine you’ll find all you need to know about the services available at Stellar. Members will enjoy special pricing and discounts on most of the businesses at Stellar and we’ve ensured state of the art equipment and well trained staff to make sure your health and wellness needs are solved all under the one roof. You can read more about our partners joining us at Stellar, namely Kids Club Childcare, Active Recovery Physiotherapy, Capital Rehabilitation Professionals, and The Healthy Eating Hub. Our new swim school, Stellar Swim, is open for business and has great rates for Members, and make sure you take advantage of the special opening offer at FloatAbove on the opposite page.

CONTENTS A Stellar Opening ����������������������� 4 A Look at Woden Central ���������14 Community Rewards ���������������26 News Around the Club �������������28 Gig Guide �����������������������������������32 Promotions ��������������������������������34

Our major upgrade of the Woden Club is also about to kick off, which you can read all about from page 15 of this Magazine. Offering woodfired pizza, a new Clubhouse and Bar, dedicated a la carte dining spaces and a great new family dining zone and kids play area, ‘Woden Central’ will set a new standard. The refurbishment will be done in stages so you can continue to enjoy visiting the Club throughout the works. From mid March, we’re opening the ‘Top of the Grille’ upstairs for a la carte meals and will be offering a fabulous, value packed, all you can eat buffet downstairs. In the ‘News Around the Club’ section, you’ll find all the offers plus special dining events across all our Venues, and don’t forget the StarRewards 5:1 points redemption offer available throughout April. I’m also pleased to announce that all our venues will be open on Good Friday in 2018. We have opened the Yacht Club and Snapper for the past two years which has proved popular with Members. This year the Club is hosting a large national Chess tournament over the Easter period, so we have made the decision to open all venues on Good Friday. Regards


Ian Mackay CEO

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A Stellar Opening Stellar Canberra opens its doors to Members on Thursday 1 March 2018. The enthusiastic team at Stellar are dedicated to providing the most holistic approach to health and wellbeing Canberra has ever seen. Located near the Woden Town Centre on the corner of Yamba Drive and Launceston Street, Stellar Canberra is a purpose built, state of the art, $19 million facility that includes a 24/7 gym, swimming pool, group fitness studios, plus wellness and allied health services all under the one roof. The Canberra Southern Cross Club has built the centre as part of our vision to create a healthier community. The five level centre features a 900 square metre Anytime Fitness gym with views across Woden Valley, a custom-built group fitness floor for spin, aerobics and dance classes as well as circuit training. Following feedback from members there is also a women’s only gym space on Level 2. The ground floor houses ‘Stellar Swim’ featuring a 17m warm water indoor pool specialising in learn to swim programs, water safety, aqua aerobics and hydrotherapy rehabilitation as well as around 25 hours per week of free use for Southern Cross Health Club members. Next to the pool is a healthy eating café that enables parents to relax while the kids take swimming lessons. The café will open from 7am each day and serve great Lonsdale Street Roasters coffee, healthy snacks and a few special treats. Parents will love that Stellar Canberra also includes a 90-space Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centre that also houses a short stay creche.

“The opening of Stellar Canberra is an important milestone for the Canberra Southern Cross Club,” said CSCC Chief Executive Ian Mackay. “We are expanding our health and wellness services as part of the Club’s diversification program. Stellar Canberra has been years in the planning and we are delighted with the outcome, it is a wonderful building, with a great array of health and wellness services inside . It’s another way we can continue to enhance the lifestyle of our members and the broader community.” The Club is pleased to announce the allied health professionals operating on Level 3 at Stellar Canberra will include a nutritionist, a physiotherapist, exercise physiologists and rehabilitation specialists. Also on Level 3, popular yoga teacher Tack Daniel will run a new business called ‘Unfolding Light’ that will specialise in Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and Tai Chi. The Club will also operate a wellness focused float centre called FloatAbove. General Manager of Southern Cross Health Club, Mark LaBrooy added “Stellar, in having so many services under the one roof really is a one-stop health and wellbeing shop, where our community can easily access a range of services they love and need.” A series of open days will be hosted in late February for Members to inspect the new facilities, and on opening you are welcome to drop in for a tour.


Stellar Café If you fancy a gourmet sandwich, a fruit smoothie or a seriously good coffee, then Stellar Café has plenty to tantalise your tastebuds. Created with a focus on healthy eating, but with a few treats available as well, Stellar Café will cater for all the visitors we expect at Stellar Canberra. Canberra Southern Cross Club Chief Innovation Officer Simon Plummer said the menu at Stellar Café was for one and all. “It’s not just for gym members, it’s for the parents of the learn-to-swim participants, it’s for people who drop their children off at the childcare centre on the way to work, and it’s for our group fitness members, many of whom enjoy a regular catch-up with friends after their class.” The café will be open daily from 7am, serving the popular Lonsdale Street Roasters ‘Stromlo blend’ coffee. It will feature a range of grab ‘n’ go pre-prepared items for those in a rush, as well as eat in options for breakfast and lunch.

Fresh fruit salads, sugar free Ruby Roy Yoghurts, Deeks breads, healthy smoothies and Emma and Tom’s juices are just a part of the menu. There’s also a range of gourmet sandwiches and toasties. The menu has been specially developed in conjunction with Kate Freeman from the Healthy Eating Hub and will focus on healthy eating options. “It will still have a few favourite treats as well,” Simon added, “as a reward for the kids and grown ups who have earned it!”

Fun and Learning at Kids Club When children arrive at the new Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centre at Stellar Canberra, a real helicopter will be waiting for them.

Canberra Southern Cross Club chief executive Ian Mackay said the club was delighted to be able to offer short and long-term child care at Stellar.

Kids Club Chief Executive Officer, Corie Stone said a great deal of planning, thought and research goes into creating the centre’s stimulating play zones.

“The club felt Kids Club Early Learning Centres had a philosophy closely aligned with our own, which is to provide an educational, caring, healthy, safe and stimulating family environment,” he said.

The centre at Stellar Canberra will cater for ninety children aged from six weeks to five years in an 1800 square metre, state of the art, creativity fostering environment featuring a 1200 square metre outdoor play area with a huge playground with slides, forts, waterplay, and yes, a real helicopter. There will also be a small creche where those using services at Stellar Canberra can book their children, aged three months to four years, in for up to two hours of care between 9am and 1pm on weekdays.


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Your children will be swimming like seals in no time with Stellar Swim, an expert learn-to-swim school aimed at keeping kids safe in the water. Pool manager Michael Gillard said the new learn-to-swim program is based on the Royal LIfe Saving Society’s Swim and Survive program. “Learning to swim is so important, especially in Australia with so many waterways across the country,” he said. “As well as swimming pools, we are lucky enough to have oceans, lakes and rivers and while they provide a lot of fun, it’s vital children have swimming and water safety skills.” Stellar Swim features a purpose designed pool with a depth that graduates from 1.05m to 1.2m and is heated to 32 degrees all year around. The pool is 17m in length and 8m wide, with both wheelchair ramp and stair access. The learn-to-swim program has been designed to be vibrant and interactive and will be conducted by expert instructors accredited through Swim Australia or AUSTSWIM. The program caters for kids of all ages, and features a unique naming system of classes to keep your kids

improving. Infants and small children will be graded into Jellies, Frogs and Octopus classes. From age 3 they will graduate to Turtles, Seals and Ray levels with a focus on increasing confidence and water safety as well as starting water movement skills. The Tuna, Barra and Wahoo levels further develop water skills to form swimming strokes and survival skills, while the Sharks, Marlins and Dolphins levels refine a child’s swimming strokes and abilities to ensure they are skilled and safe in the water. The warm water pool will also be used for aqua aerobics, hydrotherapy and private member access at designated times. “Aqua aerobics classes are great for adults of all fitness levels,” added Michael, “and hydrotherapy will be provided in partnership with the Stellar Canberra allied health providers.” Swimming lesson bookings are now available. Visit or call Michael on 6283 7340 to find out more. Special rates are available for Canberra Southern Cross Club Members.

Train Hard at Anytime Fitness The nation’s biggest Anytime Fitness 24 hour gym will be a key feature of Stellar Canberra, taking up the first floor of the new health and wellness centre. Anytime Fitness Operations Manager Ryan Davies said the gym would boast almost 1,000 square metres of floor area dedicated to workout space.

“Another great feature, which might seem really simple but we know is important, is our ample free car parking,” Ryan said.

“Everything in the facility is brand new, including the cardio, strength and functional equipment, and has been custom built for this purpose.

A huge benefit of the Anytime Fitness brand is that members can access all 460 Anytime Fitness gyms across Australia and 3,000 worldwide. Existing Southern Cross Health Club members need to complete their transition paperwork to access the new space and if you’re not a member, drop in to Stellar Canberra from 1 March to take advantage of the special pricing for Southern Cross Club Members.

Ryan added that the equipment is also technologically advanced with members able to access their Netflix or Stan accounts across the cardio equipment. Members will also be able to enjoy an outdoor training zone, comprising a mixture of grass and soft fall, which will be used for group training. “Southern Cross Health Club members have always enjoyed an outdoor training zone at the club so we wanted to keep that feature for them, as well as providing this benefit for new members.



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Cycle, Circuit and Group Fitness Cycling enthusiasts can take a ride through the Pyrenees Mountains without leaving Australia’s capital city, with Stellar Canberra offering hi-tech group fitness classes. Southern Cross Health Club General Manager Mark La Brooy said Level 2 of the $19 million, state of the art health and wellness facility would be dedicated to boutique group fitness with a cycle studio, large aerobics studio, circuit studio, and women’s only gym. He said the iC7 bikes were equipped with Coach by Color, which delivers real-time, colour-coded biofeedback to the user, including an individually determined threshold used to determine their five personalised training zones. “The cycle studio will have best in class bikes,” Mark said. “Coach by Color allows for individualised group fitness spin classes, which really is the best of both worlds. “The cycle studio is also a virtual ride studio with a large projector screen allowing you to ride through places such as the Pyrenees or the Grand Canyon.” Mark said current health club memberships would transfer across to the new Stellar Canberra location at no extra cost.

“We have guaranteed no price rise until August 2018, and as well as all of the same great services members know and love, they will have access to free time in the pool, access to the café and access to Anytime Fitness,” he said. The major studio will be used for traditional aerobics classes, dance classes and other group fitness classes while the circuit studio allows for both strength and cardio training. The women’s only gym has great views and best in class new equipment, after member feedback indicated this was an important addition to Stellar Canberra. “The old Health Club may be closing, but Stellar Canberra offers you all of the same great services, the same great staff, and the same amazing atmosphere in a purpose-built facility with fantastic additional features such as the café, childcare, heated pool, 24 hour gym and allied health services. It’s everything you could want.”

If you long to shut out the overstimulation that our ‘plugged in’ world creates, then the flotation tanks at FloatAbove have your name on them. Also known as sensory deprivation tanks, the Dreampod tanks use 500kg of specially formulated salts from Germany, mixed with 1,000 litres of water to create a 30cm deep buoyant solution heated to skin temperature of 35.5 degrees. FloatAbove Manager Louise Redman can recommend a float in the Dreampod from personal experience, and told us it helps with everything from stress relief to sports injuries. “You can shut out the 21st century for an hour with no phones, no televisions, no computers and no noise,” she said. “Your body can completely relax – a one hour float session is like having four hours of sleep. “It’s good for reducing stress and anxiety, and great for sports recovery due to the total weightlessness.” 10

Louise said FloatAbove would have two Dreampod V2 tanks as well as a multi-purpose room used for massage. She suggests the two services of massage and float combined is the ultimate in relaxation. Inside the pod, you can have total silence and darkness or select soft light therapy using chakra colours. If total silence doesn’t appeal, the Dreampods offer excellent underwater acoustics to listen to music of your choice. Each pod room has its own private shower facilities and there’s also a relaxation room with a small library where you can relax pre- or post-float to help you complete the experience. Southern Cross Club Members can book a float at special prices. Find out more at or call Louise on 6283 7340.


Find Contentment at Unfolding Light When people leave Unfolding Light, Tack Daniel hopes they do so with an overwhelming sense of santosha, or ‘complete contentment’. Unfolding Light, at Canberra’s newest health and wellness centre Stellar, will run yoga classes from beginner to advanced levels as well as offering best in class pilates, tai chi and meditation. A popular yoga and Body Balance instructor at Southern Cross Health Club, and former dancer, Tack said Unfolding Light was the realisation of a dream come true – his own business. Tack, who hails from New Zealand, said he had always been interested in movement and he hoped the studio would help others with their sense of discovery.

“I want to make disciplines such as yoga, pilates and tai chi more accessible for people and I want to aid people on a feel good discovery and good practice in whatever form that may take for them” he said. Tack said Unfolding Light would cater to all levels of practitioners from beginners to advanced, and people should not feel hesitant about trying yoga, tai chi or pilates for the first time. “We will offer a variety of programs, not just one type or set of movements. We will cater for different body types, personalities and experience levels.” Unfolding Light will open in early March with special rates for Canberra Southern Cross Club Members. For more details, visit 11

Active Recovery Quality time with clients is what sets Active Recovery apart, according to director James Olsen. Dianna Howell started Active Recovery in 2004, with James coming on board in 2012, and the business has gone from strength to strength in the past five years. James believes it is the time given to clients in appointments that makes all the difference. “We are known for taking on difficult cases,” he said. “We have a reputation for helping people who have difficulty resuming their previous activities. We take the time to get to know them and their history to make up the most comprehensive treatment possible.” Active Recovery offers a wide range of services, including aquatic rehab and chronic disease management, as well as physiotherapy and exercise physiology. They also work with people who have neurological conditions and those on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Above: Diana Howell and James Olsen from Active Recovery .

“We don’t take the same cookie cutter approach to everyone,” James said. “We work out their goals and work progressively to achieve them. That all starts with listening.”

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The Healthy Eating Hub Nutritionist Kate Freeman knows losing weight is hard. She knows there are pitfalls and she knows not every plan will work for every body. With a love of food and cooking as well as a desire to help people, nutrition was a natural career choice for Kate, but the road to The Healthy Eating Hub and her blog, Kate Freeman – Nutrition, began after the birth of her first child. Her profile online and on social media began to grow, the work began to snowball, and her reputation took off. In nine years, Kate has built a thriving business that caters for fussy two-year-olds to people with gut issues and those who are looking to lose weight. With the new office opening at Stellar, Kate will be launching a new program to help people make lasting behavioural changes over a period of 12 months. “If I see you for one session, it doesn’t mean you are fixed,” she said.

Above: Kate Freeman of The Healthy Eating Hub.

“Behavioural change is hard. So instead of overhauling everything in one go, we focus on helping you change one thing at a time. Those changes accumulate over 12 months, resulting in long term habits..”

Capital Rehabilitation Professionals A passion to help others be their personal best is what drives exercise physiologist Lea McKaskill. As a nurse, Lea worked around the country with people from all walks of life. She coupled this with personal training before working in cardiac rehabilitation, where she really understood the link between physical activity and exercise management when helping those ‘at risk’.

requirements and specialises in exercise prescription for musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, chronic conditions, metabolic disorders, post-surgical rehabilitation and pregnancy fitness. “I am focused on mental health and the positive role that regular exercise can play. It is important to try to understand the barriers people face, such as feeling intimidated or sleep deprived and eating well.”

Studying led to an exercise therapist role with the Australian Defence Force before Lea was accredited as a sports scientist and exercise physiologist. “I wanted to help others reduce the risk of chronic diseases,” she said. Lea, through her business Capital Rehabilitation Professionals, assesses a client's health and physical 13

Left to Right: Chefs Chris, Nick and Gordon remain at Woden Central to run our new kitchen.

A Fresh Perspective for our Chefs ‘Prepare meals for our Members that we love eating’ is the food philosophy that our chefs are following, after a recent rotation saw three of the culinary maestros move venues. Executive Chef Anurag Gautam has moved from the Tuggeranong venue into an overall mentoring role and said the aim of the rotation was to create a fresh perspective. “It has put new energy and new ideas on the table,” he said. “As a group, we are all moving in the same direction, and that is to use fresh, local produce to prepare clean and simple food that’s cooked well. “I’ve asked our Chefs to cook what they love cooking. It’s not about trying to impress, but simply focusing on cooking good food that they love to prepare and eat themselves.” Chef Iain McKinnon moved from Jamison to Tuggeranong in early January, and is really enjoying the change. “I’ve learnt a lot since moving to Tuggeranong – the focus on fresh, local produce has definitely attracted a younger clientele.” Chef Jojy Vattoly has moved from the Yacht Club to Jamison, and will launch a new menu there this month. It includes items such as five spiced pork belly for entree, and duck Maryland with green pea risotto. “I just want to create very simple, nice food. A lot of new dishes are on their way, including a variety of fresh fish. I want to offer our Members the best of what is fresh according to the season, but still at a good value price.” Chef Anil Kapoor is new to the Club and said he was looking forward to creating a menu at the Yacht Club that highlighted local ingredients and producers.


“The produce from our local regions is fantastic and it supports the local economy. It’s a big plus if the money we spend sourcing high quality local produce stays in the community, and its also environmentally sound. We know that our local farmers put their heart and soul into their produce and we want to support them.” One chef staying put is Nick Wren at Woden, but that doesn’t mean he, Chris and Gordon, who share the management of the kitchen, get to rest on their laurels. “The redevelopment at Woden is very exciting, and throughout the renovations we will ensure we have a high quality food offering for our Members and guests. We’re especially looking forward to serving woodfired pizzas at the new Woden Central bar and restaurant in the Club,” he said. “We have cooked for families over three generations. I love seeing the progression involved in cooking for someone and then years later, cooking for their children and even their grandchildren,” he said. “It means we must be doing something right.” The new menu at the Yacht Club commences 1 March. There were also seasonal changes to the Tuggeranong menu introduced on 15 February, and Jamison’s new menu launches on 21 February. See our feature on Woden Central (begins opposite) for the menu offers during the refurbishment, as well as the style of food that is being created for this exciting new development.


Woden Central is the new name for the dining and bar areas of the Woden venue. The multimillion dollar refurbishment commences in late March and will be completed, in three stages, over a four month period. Our vision for Woden Central is to provide a wide range of relaxed, contemporary spaces for all Members to enjoy. During the upgrade there’s still lots of reasons to visit, with our functions and events spaces, and gaming room trading as normal. We’re also offering an all you can eat buffet on the ground level and a new a la carte dining offer, ‘The Top of the Grille’ upstairs.

INTRODUCING WODEN CENTRAL Throughout our refurbishment, there will be a range of dining options on offer, minimising the disruption to your dining experience while we build you a better Club. The Southern Cross Buffet will become the main feature downstairs, during the first stage of the renovations. Italian pasta, daily roasts with golden roasted vegetables, steamed vegetables, gravy and all the trimmings, a range of curries, a salad bar, and a station where you can make your own nachos, tacos, and burritos. There’s also a dessert bar for those with any room left over for sweets! The Southern Cross Buffet is an all you can eat offer, with Members paying just $14.50 for lunch and $19.50 for dinner. For kids, the cost is just $7 for lunch and $10 for dinner. If a la carte is more your style, the new Top of the Grille will open upstairs, serving all your favourites cooked to order.

Enjoy a range of menu items, from chicken schnitzel to burgers, our Cape Grim rib eye, and grilled salmon fillet, plus small appetite meals including the $9.90 lunch specials, and some faves from the Henry’s kids menu for the little ones.

Stage 1 in March will see the closure of the current Henry’s space, with the Café and sports bar continuing to trade as per normal. During Stage 2 in June, the current sports bar area closes, and the new Woodfired Pizza area, the Terrace Grill, and our new café will open. At Stage 3 in August, the current Golden Grille closes to be transformed into the Clubhouse.


After significant planning and consultation with Members, we are commencing our largest refurbishment ever at Woden. Conducted in three stages, we will continue to trade as usual during the upgrade.



Family Dining Café and Bar





Sports Lounge Clubhouse and Bar





New Kitchens New Henry’s play zone Upgraded Southern Cross Café Launch of The Terrace Grill New Woodfired Pizza Bar


SOMETHING FOR ALL Woden Central is designed to offer something for everyone. From the familiar family space, to the new Clubhouse and Terrace Grill, the range of dining experiences on offer will ensure a comfortable and relaxing space for all our Members and guests. Understanding the history of the Club and the loyalty of our members over the years, we have incorporated elements that pay respect to the familiar past while creating an atmosphere that encourages the creation of enjoyable new memories.

Throughout the renovations, the Club will continue to trade, and a staging plan has been developed to ensure comfort for Members and guests throughout this time. The renovations will see some significant enhancements – read all about these exciting changes in the following pages.

“We’ve spent 12 months planning the creation of a comfortable and timeless space that will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.” – Ian Mackay, CEO



WOODFIRED Pizza An exciting new feature of the Woden Central kitchen is the woodfired pizza oven. “We’ve engaged the services of Gareth Howard from Acre in Sydney, to help us design our own special Woden Central dough” said General Manager, Matt Walshe.

“To celebrate the opening of Woden Central, we have also designed four new gourmet burgers, including the Aussie Lamb Burger and the Maple Bacon Cheeseburger,” Matt continued.

“Gareth was responsible for the training and development of pizzas in six Jamie Oliver restaurants across both the UK and Australia, so you can be sure you’ll enjoy a delicious pizza every time.”

“Our patties are all hand pressed, and we have a local baker who makes our fresh milk buns for us every day. We’re passionate about bringing members and guests the best pizza and burgers in Canberra.”

In addition to the specialised dough, our chefs have also developed a range of special house made sauces for use on the woodfired pizzas and on our new burger range.

WoodFired Pizza

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Clubhouse and Bar Looking for the perfect place for a beverage at the end of the day? Our new Clubhouse and Bar will be the spot to relax with friends.

The Clubhouse also features a new range of cocktails as well as the best Australian sparkling, Italian Prosecco, and French Champagne.

Featuring a range of craft beers, Carlton Draught Tank Beers, and an extensive variety of local region wines, you can be sure your favourite drop is fresh and cold.

The Clubhouse will provide a variety of different seating spaces from lounges nestled around the fireplace, to elegant raised tables and stools, luxurious nooks, and of course big screens for sports viewing.

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THE TERRACE GRILL The new Terrace Grill offers modern Australian a la carte dining. A light filled and elegant space, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day, the Terrace Grill provides a range of seating from elegant tables to intimate booths. The space has been designed to feature many nature inspired finishes, lush greenery and earthy colours, referencing the muted tones of the Australian landscape. The wine list has been carefully chosen and for evening meals, you’ll enjoy a la carte service.

The menu has also been developed with a focus on fresh produce cooked to taste on the Grill. “The Golden Grille was known for its grilled meats, and we want the Terrace Grill to carry on that legacy,” said Executive Chef Gordon Hunt. “Here at the Terrace Grill, we’ve sourced the best quality meat, fish and seasonal vegetables from around our great land to provide members with a wonderful dining experience.”

Terrace Grill Contemporary dining in a light filled, fresh and stylish environment 21

KITCHEN UPGRADE Our three Executive Chefs at Woden have been enthusiastically designing a kitchen that can bring our Members a greater variety of delicious meals. “Our current kitchen has provided over five million meals to Members since it opened over 25 years ago. So we’re excited about the installation of brand new equipment that will enable us to bring Members great healthy produce in a wider variety of ways,” said Executive Chef Gordon Hunt. The new kitchen will be a hive of activity throughout the day, with the redesigned space putting the chefs on show – enabling members to see more of the raw ingredients being prepared.

“Our focus is on fresh, quality produce so it will be fantastic that Members can see more of the theatre around how we prepare their meals,” added Chef Chris Drover. “The new kitchen will also enable us to add a range of new dishes to the menu – foods like risotto and pastas are dishes we previously haven’t been able to provide due to the design of the previous kitchen so we look forward to working in our new space.”

THE SOUTHERN CROSS Café The new café lounge is the perfect place to relax with a cup of Lonsdale Street Roasters coffee and catch up with friends. A fabulous display of house made sandwiches and desserts, plus a gelato bar featuring a wide range of flavours from the Bermagui Gelati Clinic ensures there is a tasty treat to suit everyone.


HENRY’s FAMILY DINING When Henry’s Family Restaurant first opened its doors in 1992, it was the first of it’s kind in Canberra. It was a space that offered parents quality dining and the chance to have a decent conversation while children enjoyed free entertainment.

The soft play area will continue to be a favourite spot within Henry’s and is easily visible from the Family Dining area. There will also be a great new range of arcade games for the older kids to enjoy.

We’re proud to continue this legacy for the next generation with the new Henry’s family dining and play area at Woden Central.

Our Henry’s kids menu will continue to provide a balance between healthy, nutritious balanced meals and tasty treats, and caters for a range of allergies and intolerances to help you enjoy a meal out as a family.

The new playspace entrance creates a fun atmosphere and focal point within the dining space, while also offering parents and carers peace of mind that the kids can’t just wander off, thanks to the two new access doors.

The grown-ups are also in for a treat, with the new Family Dining menu offering a range of woodfired pizzas made with our special Woden Central dough, as well as some new gourmet burgers, plus many of the old favourites from the Golden Grille. Below, left to right: Make your own Tacos, Whole Foods Tasting Plate, Coconut Yoghurt Tasting Plates

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New Look for MV Southern Cross The refurbishment of the MV Southern Cross is now complete! With new environmentally friendly, fuel efficient engines, and a brand new interior, it really does take cruising the lake to the next level. Featuring new timber decking, modern carpet and stylish rope cabinetry around the bar, lighting, new acoustics ceiling boards, and state of the art sound system, the fresh new look creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere – perfect for functions on the lake. “The MV Southern Cross offers a unique way to experience the lake, there really is nothing like it,” said Jason Lowe, Yacht Club General Manager.

The Yacht Club’s Executive Chef Anil Kapoor, is designing a fantastic new menu to perfectly suit the types of events the MV Southern Cross is designed for. It will feature produce sourced from Canberra and surrounding regions as well as a revamped cocktail menu which will cater to all tastes and be perfect for social gatherings. To celebrate the completion of the renovations, we’re offering a free beverage package upgrade for functions aboard the MV Southern Cross, for events booked before 1 May 2018. Contact 6273 1784 or email

Top: looking beautiful for a wedding. Below left to right: rope detail on the bar, new stairs, and the new timber and lights on the upper deck.



Delicious New Events Menu A new functions menu is now available at Woden! Our Chefs have designed a fabulous menu for your next event or conference. One of the most popular new additions is the Feasting Menu, which is a fabulous way to share from platters, and plates of tasty treats. “This menu has been a long time in the making,” said Chef Nick Wren. “We’ve ensured that there are a range of delicious options available, plus additional items that are gluten free and vegetarian so that no one need miss out. Of course, we are also happy to cater to specific dietary requests to ensure that everyone enjoys the event.”

COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE To celebrate the launch of the new functions menu, we’re offering a complimentary upgrade when you book a Classic or Premium wedding package before 26 March. Contact 6283 7200 or email

Dessert (left) and cheese platter (right).


Growing stronger… together With over $600,000 given away, the Community Rewards Program continues to provide funding to the Canberra community. Funds have been distributed to some of Canberra’s amazing schools, charities, sporting and community groups, and our Members are making a difference every day. The support provided through the Community Rewards program assists the wonderful work of organisations including Karinya House and Marymead, who each work tirelessly providing support to families and mothers in need; outreach services such as Vinnie’s Night Patrol and Orange Sky Laundry who help Canberra’s homeless communities; and many of Canberra’s amazing school P&C Associations. Many sporting clubs have also joined the program, to add much needed cash into their coffers for uniforms, grounds maintenance, and to help keep player registration costs down.

The list of groups giving back to Canberra that you can support through the program is the biggest it has ever been, and you can see all of them at and choose who you would like to donate to when you purchase food and beverages at your Club. Community Rewards is for our community, but also for our Members. You get to choose the group closest to your heart to support each time you have a cuppa or a schnitzel. If you haven’t chosen a group yet, or would like to change your group at any point, our friendly front of house teams will be happy to update this for you at any of our venues.

Want to see your group on the list? While there are currently no vacancies for new partners in the Community Rewards program, nominations to be on the waiting list to participate for 2018–2019 open on 3 April and close 15 May 2018. Groups may be nominated by completing the form found at 26


Left to right, above: Chefs Anurag, Iain, Jojy, Anil, and Nick

Marinated Yellowfin tuna served with nori spiced pork popcorn, wasabi texture and red elk and gem lettuce leaves will be among the tantalisingly tasty dishes diners will be devouring at the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s fourth Chef’s Signature Dinner. What makes it all the more amazing is that the man cooking the dish, Yacht Club Executive Chef Anil Kapoor, didn’t plan a career as a chef. “I started in hospitality in India in 1999, beginning in front of house,” he said. “I never wanted to be a chef but the Hyatt ran programs to train chefs and managers so I did the two year chef program.” It was a move that has stood him in good stead, having worked not only for the Hyatt but also Accor, Novotel and Crown Plaza before joining IHG Hotels, which led to working in Parliament House. Anil said the inspiration for his entree came from Japanese dishes. “My inspiration comes from Japanese chefs who are doing a lot of raw fish style of cooking,” he said. Anil is just one of the chefs that will feature at the Club’s annual Chef’s Signature Dinner. On Friday 16 March, our talented Executive Chefs from Woden, Jamison, Tuggeranong and the Yacht Club will join culinary forces to present a four course, fine dining experience at the Corinna Ballroom, Woden. Executive Chef from Woden, Nick Wren, will prepare the amuse platters featuring beetroot, hot smoked salmon and creme fraiche macaron, parmesan shortbread with chorizo jam and cured egg yolk and confit duck, and maple red cabbage spring rolls with a chilli caramel dipping sauce.

Chef Jojy Vattoly, from the Jamison venue, will prepare the main course of herb crusted Southern Highland’s Angus tenderloin with goats’ cheese hash, pumpkin puree and prosciutto wrapped young vegetables with shiraz. “I have a special interest in meat, especially tenderloin,” he said. “It’s my favourite item, especially Black Angus for its tenderness.” A lot of people’s favourite dish, dessert, will be a meringue dome filled with a rhubarb and lemon curd, served with a white chocolate and salted caramel ganache, accompanied by berries and raspberry sherbet. Its creator, Iain McKinnon, the head chef at Tuggeranong, said his mother inspired his cooking. “My mother prepared feasts not only to nourish but to surprise and treat us in equal measure,” he said. “She would create wonderful desserts from the most complicated gateaux to my favourite rhubarb and apple crumble.”

The Chef’s Signature Dinner is on Friday 16 March, at 7pm in the Corinna Ballroom at Woden. The cost is $99 per person or a table of 10 for $950. Book at Woden or call 6283 7200. At time of writing, only a handful of seats remain for the event. 27




WrestleClash Andrew, our Stores Manager at the Yacht Club, will be living his dream on Saturday 3 March as he features in WRESTLECLASH! Doors open at 6.30pm, with the first match commencing at 7pm. General Admission $15, 12 years and under $10. This is an all ages event. Phone 0431 615 964 for tickets.

Taste of the Canberra Region Our “Taste of” series continues as we explore the region close to home. The area around Canberra has a wide range of local producers, growers and wineries which we’re delighted to feature on our specially designed menu. Friday 20 April, 4 course menu, $65 with matched wine package for $25. Book at

Travel Club Travel Club members had a whale of a time in Eden recently. New members are always welcome, and Travel Club meetings are held at 2pm on the first Thursday of the month, except January, at the Southern Cross Club Woden.

Say Goodbye to

The iconic Golden Grille has been serving Canberra’s families for almost 50 years, but it’s time to say farewell as we develop our exciting new offer at Woden Central. Enjoy one of our famous family desserts on us when you spend $15 or more on any main meal at the Golden Grille, every evening from 1–18 March. (Members only). Free Frog in a Pond or Chocolate Mousse when you spend over $15 on any main meal at Golden Grille, Woden. Must be redeemed on day of purchase. Dinner only.



Tuggeranong Cuisine of the Pyrenees Join us for our first French Dinner for 2018. Listen to the beautiful sounds of pianist Ross Clarke as executive chef Anurag Gautam takes us on a culinary journey through the high country of the Pyrenees. Check for menu and booking information. Friday 20 April, $70 for 6 courses.

Perigord Truffle Dinner On Thursday 26 July, enjoy a Tuggeranong truffle dinner inspired by the cuisine of the Perigord region in France which is famous for its truffles. The classic menu highlights the cuisine of the region and the taste and flavour of the ‘black gold’. Keep an eye out for the release of tickets. $89 for 5 courses, $30 matching wine package.

Free Gelati during March!

Bremerton Wine Dinner Bremerton Wines of Langhorne Creek has been rated as a 5 star winery by James Halliday for the past 11 years. General Manager Lucy Willson will guide us through five wines from her family winery and tell us about the history of the vineyard and the surrounding area. See our website for menu and to book. Thursday 21 June, 5 courses with matching wines $86.

Have a scoop on us this March at Tuggeranong! Enjoy a free scoop of gelati from the amazing Bermagui Gelati Clinic whenever you purchase a main meal. With 18 fresh and natural flavours to choose from (including dairy and nut free) this offer will be a winner with all ages. Not available with our $9.90 lunch specials.

Southern Cross Health Hero Southern Cross Health Club team member Andrew Sauer is being hailed a hero after saving the life of one of his clients. When member Alan started to feel some chest discomfort during his health assessment, Andrew recognised that something wasn’t right and called an ambulance. Within an hour of the event, Alan was in the Cardiac Lab at Canberra Hospital, had a blockage removed and two stents inserted. He is now on the road to full recovery. “I am in no doubt that I am alive today due to Andrew’s recognition of what was happening to me, and his quick actions in calling the Paramedics”, says Alan. “Andrew also took the time to call my wife while I was in hospital. I would like to personally thank Andrew for his outstanding actions which have in no small part contributed to me being alive today. I intend to return to the Health Club once I am able, and work with Andrew to attain my health and fitness goals.”




Jamison Now serving our new menu! You asked and we’ve listened! The Cornerstone Restaurant has a new menu. Designed by Executive Chef Anurag Gautam and implemented by Executive Chef Jojy Vattoly, the new seasonal menu is now available at Jamison.

Get Cruisy From 1-31 March, you’ll receive a FREE lake cruise on the newly refurbished MV Southern Cross when you spend $25 on food and beverages in one transaction at Jamison.

Jazz at Jamison Jazz at Jamison is grooving into another year of awesome line ups. Don’t miss Bridge City and Black Mountain Jazz Band on Sunday 11 March from 1pm to 4pm, as they play your favourite traditional tunes from the 1920s with a New Orleans flavour. This vibrant and entertaining seven piece band always entertains. Coming up next is the Count Basie Tribute on Sunday 8 April. Free event, no need to book.

Southern Cross Yacht Club New seasonal menu From early March, the new seasonal menu is available at the Yacht Club restaurant. Chefs Anil Kapoor and Anurag Gautam have developed the ‘200 Mile’ menu with ingredients predominantly sourced within 200 miles of Canberra. This includes fresh fish from the south coast, Riverina lamb, and locally sourced mushrooms for the vegetarian risotto. Each dish on the 200 Mile menu will come with a recommended local region wine. Take a look at the new menu and book your Yacht Club restaurant table online at

Skyfire Cruise Enjoy the Skyfire fireworks spectacular from the best vantage point on the lake, while enjoying a three hour cruise with canapes and drinks. 7.30pm, Saturday 17 March, $110pp. Bookings

Robert Oatley Finisterre Wine Dinner Enjoy five fresh and flavourful courses featuring a range of wines from Robert Oatley’s Finisterre series, featuring special guest speaker Darren Jahn. See for menu and bookings. A perfect night out with friends and loved ones. Friday 13 April, 5 courses, $95 including wines.

Good Friday Seafood Buffet Enjoy a hearty seafood buffet for lunch or dinner on Good Friday, with a superb range of seafood, salads, cheese and desserts on offer. Friday 30 March, Lunch and Dinner, $99 Adults, $55 Children (5-12 years). Book at

Mother’s Day Breakfast, Lunch, Cruise Come and spoil Mum on Mother’s Day, Sunday 13 May, with a lavish buffet breakfast or three course lunch in the Yacht Club Restaurant, or treat Mum to the best sights of the city with a lunch cruise on the recently refurbished MV Southern Cross. See for bookings. 30


All Venues Easter Trading Hours All our venues will be open and trading as usual throughout Easter, including on Good Friday, 30 March. Snapper will be open from 8am to 8pm on Good Friday.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 20 fabulous prizes! at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison

BUNNY BUCKS $500 prize pool

Break the bunny, stash the cash!

May is our ‘Month of Mum’ All through May, we’ll be helping you spoil the leading lady in your life. Stay tuned for our special Month of Mum offers, which will be advertised on our website at, on Facebook and in our weekly email newsletter.

Major Draws: Woden 6.30pm 24 March, Tuggeranong 6.30pm 28 March, Jamison 6.30pm 29 March

Win one of three special edition framed Winx prints valued at $1,500 The Autumn racing carnival is about to hit full swing. Here’s your chance to win a piece of horse racing history. To enter, simply come into Woden, Tuggeranong or Jamison from 3 March to 14 April, fill out an entry form located at the TAB counter and place in the entry box. It’s that easy!



Sun Records All Stars

Thursday 22 March Woden

The Sun Records Allstars is an all singing, all playing insight into the origins of Rock n’ Roll when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis changed music forever.

Marina Prior and David Hobson

Australia’s leading stars of opera and musical theatre, David Hobson and Marina Prior join together in a two hour intimate performance, The 2 of Us, with renowned pianist David Cameron.

The Crystals and Chris Montez

This classic rock n roll show features two powerful acts from the USA, The Crystals and Chris Montez, and The Allstars, an Australian act with a pedigree going back to the start of rock ‘n’ roll in Australia.

The Australian Bee Gees Show

After 21 years on the world stage and over 6,500 performances in over 60 countries, The Australian Bee Gees Show is the definitive celebration of the music written by the Brothers Gibb.

Men in Black Tribute

Internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne and acclaimed country singer Chris Callaghan take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of superstars Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

The Ten Sopranos

As well as the classics, these vocally gifted singers’ repertoire includes tributes to John Denver, Peter Allen, The Beatles, Elvis, Abba and a few Broadway medleys. A real evening of entertainment.

6pm Dinner & Show $81.65 8pm Show $47.65

Sunday 15 April Woden

12.15pm Lunch & Show $101.65 3pm Show $67.65

Saturday 21 April Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $86.65 8pm Show $52.65

Friday 27 April Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $77.65 8pm Show $42.65

Saturday 5 May Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $97.55 8pm Show $62.55

Friday 11 May Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $85.65 8pm Show $51.65





Saturday 12 May Woden

With four decades of songwriting excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him, co-founder Graham Gouldman promises, “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit.”

Billy Joel Tribute Concert

From Billy Joel’s humble beginnings of playing for tips in piano bars, through to performing for millions, Anthony Mara will take you on a journey of the singer songwriter’s remarkable career.

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling breathes new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. He is undoubtedly the most influential jazz vocalist of our time, so come for an unforgettable night of the finest sounds.

Lah-Lah’s 10th Birthday Party

It’s an hour of singing and dancing fun, full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs, as they celebrate their 10th birthday! And don’t forget everyone gets to meet the band, and see the instruments, after the show.

Bay City Rollers

Keep that tartan pressed and your dancing shoes polished as those sexy Scottish exports, the Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown, return to whisk you into a 70s frenzy all over again!

Björn Again

Get out your platform shoes and flares as Björn Again, the world’s Number 1 ABBA tribute show return to Canberra and perform all of ABBA’s greatest hits on their ‘Thank ABBA for the Music’ tour.

6pm Dinner & Show $107.55 8pm Show $72.55

Saturday 24 May Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $77.65 8pm Show $42.65

Thursday 7 June Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $107.65 8pm Show $72.65

Saturday 9 June Woden

10am Show $27.80 (adult/child) Under 12 months free

Wednesday 11 July Woden

VIP Experience 8pm $164.55 Dinner and Show 6pm $99.55 Show 8pm $64.55

Friday 20 July Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $82.65 8pm Show $47.65









Tuggeranong, Jamison

Chicken Schnitzel Night

Every Tuesday

Tuggeranong, Jamison

Gourmet Burger Bunanza

Every Wednesday

Tuggeranong, Jamison

$9.90 Lunchtime Specials


Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison

Happy Hour

Every day 4-6pm

Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison

The Captain’s Call

Every day 4-6pm

Yacht Club

Enjoy any of our BIG 3 menu Monday items – Wagyu Burger, Chicken Parmy or Rump Steak – for $12.90 on Mondays for lunch and dinner at Woden, Tuggeranong and Jamison. Enjoy our famous crumbed chicken breast schnitzel with chips and salad for just $10.90 for dinner. Add one of our great toppings for only $2 more. Grab a gourmet burger and drink for $15 on Wednesdays. Wagyu Burger, the Schnitty Butty, Pulled King Pork Roll, Pyrenees Lamb Burger, or The Magic Mushroom (vegetarian). Choose from a selection of great value meals such as crumbed or battered fish, chicken schnitzel or calamari, or curry for just $9.90 for Members.

Enjoy a schooner of Carlton Dry or Great Northern, or Stanley Classic Dry White, Cabernet Merlot or Tessabella sparkling for just $4.50.

Enjoy a glass of Tatachilla Sauvignon Blanc, Grant Burge Benchmark Cabernet Shiraz, La Gioiosa Prosecco, or a schooner of the Captain’s Pale Ale – just $5 during the Captain’s Call every day.



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