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Family Fun Day PAGE 6

Stellar Canberra PAGE 8



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CEO MESSAGE Dear Member I hope you’re enjoying another fabulous Canberra winter. We’re already looking forward to our annual Spring family fun day on the lawns of the Yacht Club on Sunday September 23rd. It’s a wonderful day with a host of free activities, prizes and giveaways. We’re delighted with the completion of the first stage of our Woden upgrade. The new dining and bar area will be known as Woden Central. From July we open the first section of Woden Central which includes the new Patio dining area and an all new kids games space. We’ll be serving up old favourites from the Golden Grille menu plus a new range of gourmet burgers. We’re also pleased to be offering wood fired pizzas to Members at Woden Central. Do come in and try the new menu in the amazing new surrounds. There’s also our usual array of great shows and dinners over the coming months which you can read more about in the following pages and book in venue, over the phone or online at A personal favourite is our Truffle dinners, at either Tuggeranong or Yacht Club. At Stellar there’s some good news on special deals to stay fit and healthy over winter. Whether its yoga at Unfolding Light, a float session at FloatAbove or trial offers at Stellar Swim or the gym, there’s an offer aimed at helping you stay well.

Our ‘Live your Dream’ program has provided once in a lifetime opportunities for some of our team. Read about the personal goals Brad and Ryan have been able to achieve on page 23 of your Members Magazine. Finally, whilst we are still in footy season, we were pleased to finalise in June a new 3 year sponsorship with Cricket ACT which includes naming rights to the Kookaburra Cup, an annual competition held in the ACT for kids aged 11 to 16. Your Club provides assistance to over 350 community groups across sport, welfare services, schools and charities. This breadth of community giving is something we know is important to our 83,000 members and we’ll keep telling you the stories of how we continue to help. In this edition of the magazine you can read about the work done by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. All the Southern Cross Club team look forward to giving you a warm welcome next time you’re at one of our venues or gyms. Regards


Ian Mackay CEO


Woden Central Update....................4 Family Fun Day..................................6 Paddock to Plate: Truffles................7 News: Stellar Canberra....................8 News: Around the Clubs................13 02 6283 7200

Gig Guide.........................................18 Promotions......................................20 Community: Australian Breastfeeding Association............22 Living the Dream............................23

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The team bringing Woden Central together: Woden Central Manager Daniela Eder, Executive Chef Nick Wren, and Woden General Manager Matt Walshe.

Woden Central Update Stage 1 of our Woden refurbishment is nearing completion with the opening of the new kitchen, the Patio, café and Henry’s play area scheduled for 9 July. The completion of this first stage will see the closure of the Southern Cross buffet and enable our team of chefs to start serving the new menu. “Members will enjoy our freshly made wood fired pizza, as well as some new additions to our gourmet burger range, like the maple bacon cheeseburger. And for our vegetarian customers, the twirled zucchini and sweet potato burger is sure to be a favourite,” said Executive Chef Chris Drover. The new café offers a selection of old favourites and some new items, including 4

a Reuben sandwich with corn beef, sauerkraut, pickles, swiss cheese and Russian dressing on light rye bread. The café has a number of new desserts too, including a macadamia and salted caramel torte, and will be home to 18 flavours of delicious handmade Bermagui Gelati Clinic Gelati – making for a tasty afternoon treat, or a lovely finish to your meal. The all new Henry’s kids play area will feature a range of arcade games operated by swipe cards, eliminating the need for tokens. The soft play area will also make a welcome return to the new space. “This is a very exciting time” said Woden General Manager Matt Walshe, who has been overseeing the refurbishment.


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“We’ve been planning this for four years, so it’s wonderful to see it come together. I know that members will enjoy the new spaces we’ve created, and appreciate seeing the nostalgic elements we have retained.”


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said Matt, “so we’ve also installed two screens in the community lounge to ensure there are extra spaces to watch the footy.” Throughout stage 2, the Top of the Grille restaurant will continue to trade seven nights per week on level 1 of the Club.

Stage 2 kicks off in July and will see the closure of the front section of the venue whilst we build the new Clubhouse and Bar. Throughout Stage 2, a temporary bar will operate at the base of the stairs between the TAB and the community lounge, offering Great Northern and Carlton Draught on tap, along with a range of wine, spirits and packaged beers. “We know how popular watching all the live sporting action is to many of our members,”

For further updates throughout Stage 2, please visit 5









Paddock to Plate: Truffles With the winter cold comes the black gold! Canberra is lucky to be situated in the right climate to grow world class truffles, and much to the pleasure of our palates, our Executive Chefs are also fond of this delicacy.

Over the last four years, the Club has had the privilege of working with Jayson Mesman, owner of The Truffle Farm on Mt Majura Road, as host of many of our dinners dedicated to the history and flavours of this prized fungi. “The produce from our local regions is fantastic, and it supports the local economy,” said Executive Chef Anurag Gautam. “It’s a big plus if the money we spend sourcing high quality produce stays in the local community, and it’s also environmentally sound. We know that local farmers like Jayson put their heart and soul into their produce and we want to support them.” Throughout the cooler months, our Tuggeranong and Yacht Club venues have hosted a number of dinners and there are another two still to come. Tuggeranong’s dinner on Thursday 26 July is part of their French series, and focusses on the style of cuisine found in the Perigord region of France. The Yacht Club’s truffle dinner will be held the following day on Friday 27 July, and will showcase a contemporary interpretation of the unique earthy flavours. Visit to view menus and book your spot.

Yacht Executive Chef Anil Kapoor admiring the ‘Black Gold’ from The Truffle Farm.


SWIM Learn to Swim! Winter is the best time of year to make sure your child is ‘swim safe’ for Summer! Continuing swimming lessons through the winter months ensures that your child remains confident in the water. Our Learn to Swim program at Stellar Swim has been designed by experts, accredited through Swim Australia or AUSTSWIM, and taught by friendly, well qualified swim instructors. Infants and small children are graded into Jellies, Frogs or Octopus classes. From age three, they will graduate to Turtles, Seals and Ray levels, increasing confidence and water safety and starting water movement skills. 8

Contact us now to book your two complimentary swimming lessons Ph. 6283 7340

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. 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.


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Floating in zero gravity is an experience like no other, and you can try it at FloatAbove.

We also have a range of epsom salt, candles and magnesium products.

Each of our float pods contains 450 kilograms of epsom salts dissolved in warm water, which allows you to float effortlessly. You can even fall asleep floating, and it’s quite safe.

Want to know more? Come in and see us on Level 3 at Stellar, 50 Launceston Street, Phillip and we’ll show you around.

The health benefits of float therapy in epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) are many. Magnesium is a natural antiinflammatory so floating helps with arthritis and chronic joint pain, back and muscular pain. The extremely buoyant salt solution takes away the pressures of gravity and allows the body to gently stretch out the spine and muscles.

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YOGA • PILATES • TAI CHI DANCE • STRETCH • UNFOLD Take time out of your busy life and let us support and expand your movement horizons in an inspiring and peaceful setting.

10 classes for $150

6283 7340

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Take a 7 Day Trial at Stellar Keep the cold at bay with a winter workout! If you haven’t visited the new Stellar Canberra, why not give it a go with our 7 day free trial of Canberra’s newest and best gym. Our great value trial includes: • 24/7 access to all gym facilities including Anytime Fitness Stellar and our Women’s Only gym • Over 70 group exercise classes run by the Southern Cross Health Club

• Full access to all aqua aerobics classes at Stellar Swim • Relax and recharge with 50% off your first float at FloatAbove • Enjoy a free class at Unfolding Light. Choose from yoga, pilates, tai chi, meditation and dance To take advantage of your free 7 day trial, visit to register your interest, phone 6283 7340 or visit us at 50 Launceston Street (next to Canberra College).

Family Open Day On Saturday 21 July, join us at Stellar Canberra for our Open Day. All are welcome to view the fantastic facilities that we have on offer at Stellar Canberra from 10am–2pm. There will also be prizes and competitions on the day. From12–2pm, the Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centre is holding a free family fun day featuring a free PAW Patrol show, face painting, sausage sizzle and more! With limited tickets for PAW Patrol available, reserve yours today: 11

Stellar’s Health Partners Active Recovery As the name suggests, Active Recovery’s focus is on helping you with the skills and knowledge to remain active, and to keep doing the things that make your life worthwhile.

The Healthy Eating Hub We all have those days when the last thing you want to do is prepare a ‘healthy’ meal. We’re too tired to think about it, it will take too much time, or we don’t know where to start. Simple things become complicated when we expect too much. Putting a healthy meal together can be as simple as following these five steps: pick a protein, then add flavour, choose vegetables for colour and texture, mix in some fat, and combine the carbs.

Our team is loving being part of the Stellar family, and we’re offering members of the Health Club, and Southern Cross Club, a discount on your initial assessment with our friendly professional Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologist. If you would like to know more, pop up to the 3rd floor of the Stellar Canberra building and have a chat to Mel, call us on 6162 1229 or send a message through our Facebook page.

For more information on how to follow these simple steps, and two tasty recipes, visit

Capital Rehabiliation Professionals On 7 May, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) released a statement in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) that best practice cancer care is to include a referral to an Exercise Physiologist. Dr Prue Comrie, representing Australia's professional peak body, viewed this as a major breakthrough worldwide, calling for exercise to be prescribed to all cancer patients as a standard part of the treatment plan. Exercise has been proven to help people tolerate aggressive cancer treatments and improve quality of life, while enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.


If you or your loved ones have had a cancer diagnosis, or are currently undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment, please consider discussing the possibility of a referral to Capital Rehabilitation Professionals from your treating Doctor.





Woden Taste Of The High Country Our ‘Taste of’ series continues on 3 August, with the focus on the food and wine from Australia’s high country. $65 per person. A matched wine package will be available for purchase on the night for $25. To book call 6283 7200 or visit

AFL Grand Final Lunch It’s back! A huge success last year, tickets for our AFL Grand Final Lunch on Saturday 29th September will go on sale on Monday 20th August.

Social Art Group There are artists in the basement! The Social Art Group are a friendly lot who meet 9.30am–12pm every Friday, from February to December at Woden with drawing, painting, and printmaking taught by Heather Acton, DipArt DipEd.

are welcome to join the art group. No experience necessary – just a willingness to give it a go. Find out more by calling Heather on 0410 062 380.

Ladies Day Ladies Day is a long-standing tradition at the Club. Held on the third Tuesday of each month at Woden, attendees are treated to a two course lunch followed by live entertainment and bingo. At only $20 for members, and $24 for non-members, get some friends together for a lunch date. Upcoming dates are 17 July, 21 August, and 18 September. Book in person at Woden Reception or call 6283 7200.

Members were delighted to see some of their works of art exhibited at Woden recently. While many have been painting for years, others have only recently discovered their artistic talent and passion. All members 13

MV Southern Cross

Lunch and Dinner Cruises

The MV Southern Cross has a new website! The dedicated site makes it much easier for members and guests to explore the range of events and activities the MV Southern Cross has to offer. From sightseeing, lunch or dinner cruises, to special events and private charter, there is something for everyone aboard the MV Southern Cross.

With fine food, elegance and ambience, and the wonderful views of Lake Burley Griffin, our Sunday lunch and Thursday dinner cruises are the ultimate lake experience. They make a perfect treat for celebrating a special occasion or providing something unique for your visitors to Canberra.

We will be launching a new format for our sightseeing tours in October, so keep an eye out on for more information in the coming months.



Adults $79, Kids $30. Thursday Dinner 26 July, 30 August. Sunday Lunch 5 August. Visit or call 6273 1784 to book your cruise.

Cruise Lake Burley Griffin on the MV Southern Cross for our Christmas in July luncheon at 11.30am, Sunday 22 July. Enjoy a three course festive menu, including traditional Christmas pudding for dessert. View the menu or book online at


Southern Cross Yacht Club July Truffle Dinner Join us for the second Yacht Club truffle dinner, featuring guest speaker Jayson Mesman from The Truffle Farm. Enjoy a delicious five course menu with matched wines that uses fresh, modern products that perfectly showcase the rich aroma and unique earthy taste of some of Canberra’s finest truffles. Friday 27 July, members $95, non-members $110. Book at

Grant Burge Wine Dinner An evening of delicious decadence, hosted by winemaker Craig Stansborough, and featuring wines from one of Australia’s most renowned wineries. Executive chef Anil Kapoor has created a five course menu that will amuse all palates. This one is sure to sell out quickly, so don’t miss out. Friday 10 August, $95. Visit to book and view the menu.

The Rise of Australian Sparkling Embark on a journey of exploration of the ever growing market that is Australian sparkling wines. Hosted by Ben Tolstoshev from The Lane Vineyard, this will be an evening to highlight the best that Australia has to offer in sparkling wines. A superb five course menu will perfectly complement the sparkling wines, so make sure you join us for this unique experience. Friday 14 September, $95. View the menu and book your spot at

Family Fun Day Mark Sunday 23 September on your calendar, as our free Family Fun Day is back! Enjoy a day on the lake with family and friends featuring pop-up food stalls, a petting zoo, entertainment for the kids, live music, and of course free lake cruises running throughout the day. Keep an eye on our website for further details. 15

Jamison Belgian Beer Dinner When it comes to beer, few countries have a history as celebrated and appropriate for pairing with food as Belgium. Featuring beer such as Hoegaarden, Stella and Leffe, matched with five courses, this is a dinner not to be missed. We’ll showcase how global flavours marry with the best brews Belgium has to offer, with our host, the Carlton United beer ambassador. Join us for one night in Belgium on Friday 24 August for $70 per person. Book and view the menu at

Jazz at Jamison Enjoy three hours of free live jazz from 1pm in the lounge with our monthly Jazz at Jamison performances. Next up on Sunday 12 August, piano vocalist Leisa Keen leads a group of some of Canberra’s finest jazz performers to present her favourite swing standards, including some from jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Snapper at Jamison Snapper in the Courtyard is now Snapper at Jamison. We listened to your feedback regarding the name and have made the change. We’ve also merged the Cornerstone Cafe into Snapper at Jamison to make it simpler for you to order your favourite hot beverage along with your fish and chips.

Host Your Event With Us! Book an event for 30 or more guests at any of our Southern Cross Club venues in July, August or September to receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for each guest attending, along with a free float therapy session at FloatAbove for the person booking the function. Terms & Conditions apply.


Please contact our friendly Sales Team, Tara and Orsi on 6283 7200 or


Tuggeranong Perigord Truffle Dinner Inspired by the cuisine of the Perigord region in France, which is famous for its truffles, this classic five course menu highlights the cuisine of the region and the taste and flavour of the ‘black gold’. Thursday 26 July $89. Optional matched wine package available for $30.

Petaluma Wine Dinner Petaluma established their first vineyards in 1976, and are renowned for growing grapes specialised to their regions. With cool climate wines from the Adelaide Hills, rieslings from Clare Valley and red wines from the Coonawarra, this six course dinner with matching wines will be a delight. Thursday 6 September, $90. Book and view the menu at

Classic French Dinner French fans should mark Friday 26 October in their diary as we serve up six magnifique courses inspired by the French classics. At only $75, this dinner will sell out so keep an eye on the website to book.

A Birthday Shout Did you know you receive a free glass of sparkling to celebrate your birthday when you visit Tuggeranong, Woden or Jamison on your special day! Simply swipe your Member card at the reward centre and a special birthday voucher will print out for you to enjoy. Cheers to that! 17



Bay City Rollers

Wednesday 11 July Woden

Relive those treasured moments as Scotland’s greatest music sensations, the Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown, take you back to the 70s, when their music and Rollermania was at its peak.

Björn Again

Get out your platform shoes and flares as Björn Again perform all of ABBA’s greatest hits. Renowned for their musical excellence, authentic voices and costumes, and energetic performance, you won’t want to miss this one!

Elvis – The King in Concert

Internationally renowned Mark Anthony recreates all the electrifying magic of the Madison Square Gardens and ‘On Tour’ performances.

Neil Diamond – His Music, His Life

The spontaneous energy of Neil Diamond, with the superb talents of Peter Byrne and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, showcasing some of the favourite albums and award winning hits.

VIP Experience $164.55

Friday 20 July Woden

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

Friday 27 July Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $97.65 8pm Show $62.65

Saturday 11 August Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $102.65 8pm Show $67.65

The Everly Bros and Frankie Valli Celebrate the hits of The Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Australia’s multi award winning The Robertson Brothers and Simon Brook McLachlan, together with a live band.

Saturday 18 August Woden

British Invasion

Thursday 30 August Woden

Showcases the best of British Rock from the 70’s and 80’s in a spectacular stage show featuring many of the most beloved and favourite songs of all time – if you’re a fan of David Bowie, Elton John or Rod Stewart, you can’t miss it.


6pm Dinner & Show $99.55 8pm Show $64.55

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

6pm Dinner & Show $86.65 8pm Show $51.65





Doug Parkinson

Friday 31 August Woden

The McClymonts

Friday 7 September Woden

Australia’s greatest soul voice celebrates 50 years of performing excellence with a new Dear Prudence show that he describes as a symphonic tour de force, ’My life, my music.’ Australia’s favourite and most successful country group, The McClymonts are returning to the road after a year off, and they’re ready to kick it up in style, you’re sure to be in for an unforgettable night.

Elvis – An American Trilogy

Three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists star in one of the most spectacular live concert productions, that takes you on a journey through the music of ‘The King.’

The Bootleg Beatles

A musical and visual journey, starting with songs from the early years and concluding with the magnificent George Martin produced orchestral recordings of the latter albums.

Boney M

Don’t miss 70s disco superstars Boney M featuring Maizie Williams, as they perform all their chart toppers live in concert.

Queen Forever

Prepare to be blown away with the magic that is Queen Forever – The Australian Queen Tribute Show. One of the most powerful and dynamic live acts in music history is recreated on stage with such brilliance and accuracy, you’ll think you’re seeing the real thing.

6pm Dinner & Show $97.65 8pm Show $62.65

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

Thursday 20 September Woden 6pm Dinner & Show $92.65 8pm Show $57.65

Thursday 27 September Woden 6pm Dinner & Show $101.65 8pm Show $66.65

Thursday 18 October Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $117.55 8pm Show $82.55

Thursday 25 October Woden

6pm Dinner & Show $82.55 8pm Show $47.55



Petaluma White Label Sauvignon Blanc Displays fresh tropical fruits and exotic herbaceous characters with crunchy lime and lemon blossom. Hints of passionfruit combine with mown grass that lead on to stone fruit on the palate. Crisp clean acid lingers with citrus persistence, signalling a concentrated full flavoured Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

Enjoy Petaluma responsibly






Every Monday

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 items – Wagyu Burger, Chicken Parmy or Rump Steak – for just $12.90 every Monday for lunch and dinner at 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 a drink for just $15 every Wednesday for lunch or dinner. Choose from the Wagyu Burger, the Schnitty Butty, Pulled King Pork Roll, Aussie BBQ 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.



L-R: Megan Fox, Sarah Chapman, Kim Marshall (CSCC Vice President), Arianwen Harris & Mary Laughlin (CSCC Director).

Community: Australian Breastfeeding Association The Australian Breastfeeding Association, Lake George Region, is one of the many groups supported by the Club’s Community Rewards program. On 7 May, we were privileged to host a morning tea at our Jamison venue to celebrate National Mothering Week. For more than 50 years, the Australian Breastfeeding Association has provided mother-to-mother support to encourage, inform and emotionally connect with mothers on their breastfeeding journeys. “Women nourishing other women, emotionally and practically, is what lies at the heart of genuine mother-to-mother support,” says Dr Alex Smith, an academic with a keen interest in the anthropological aspects of mothering. 22

The original band of volunteers in the Australian Breastfeeding Association have been joined by their daughters, now with their own children, who want to help just like their mothers did, and are making a huge difference in the lives of mothers in Canberra and surrounding areas. Mothers and daughters providing mother-to-mother support together is an amazing testament to mothering through the generations.

View our full list of Community Rewards groups at or visit Reception at your local venue to link your membership card to your favourite group.

Living the Dream

Brad (centre) with fellow chefs at ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ in London

Living the Dream! Brad Howden Chef Brad Howden is one of the Club’s rising stars. Earlier this year, he had the privilege to complete an internship in London as part of the Club’s ‘Live your Dream’ staff program. We asked Brad to share some insights about his experience. Members Mag: First up, where did you go? Brad Howden: I completed an internship at ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ in central London. It is a 2 star Michelin restaurant, ranked in the top 50 restaurants in the world in 2017. M: Why did you pick that restaurant? B: I wanted to experience a whole different way of cooking. I have been a fan of Heston from an early age – his imagination and creativity makes him so unique, and above a lot of the most talented chefs in the world. M: What sorts of dishes were you preparing?

B: The philosophy of the restaurant was to bring the old English and British foods back, but present those foods in a modern and creative way. M: What was the best part of your trip? B: The best part was definitely learning and meeting some of the most brilliant chefs this industry has to offer. These chefs had the most amazing knowledge and were very passionate in what they were doing. M: What was the most interesting part of your experience? B: The most interesting thing I found was how hands on and labour intensive it is. There was at least sixty chefs in the restaurant and all had a very demanding role in each of their sections. It was an incredible experience, and thank you to the CSCC for their support, as if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Ryan Davies Our Anytime Fitness Operations Manager Ryan Davies is living his dream, cycling the alps of France. He has been training for many months and is incredibly excited to finally have the chance to cycle through Europe. Good job, Ryan!

CSCC Members Magazine July-September 2018  

What's on around the Canberra Southern Cross Club this July-September

CSCC Members Magazine July-September 2018  

What's on around the Canberra Southern Cross Club this July-September