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Inaugural Family Fun Day in March

Lisa Baillie (centre), along with members of the local community are looking forward to the Inagural Family Fun Day in March. A community Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, 29 March from 10am to 2pm at Rocks Riverside Park, Counihan Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks. The Family Fun Day is the result of a Facebook group, 4074 Community & Beyond, that was started in April 2013 by local resident, Lisa Baillie, and to date has over 1700 members with new members joining daily. The aim of the group is to share community news and events, seek advice and promote local businesses. “As we approached 1000 members, I asked the community what we could do to celebrate the occasion and members suggested a community BBQ. Initially, I thought it would be a small gathering where everyone would bring their own food and drinks and a great way to meet ‘the neighbours’. In January, the President of the Rotary Club of Brisbane Rocks Riverside contacted me about something on ‘4074’ and we got chatting. Next thing I know, she offered the Rotary’s services/help with the event and then the ‘4074 Community & Beyond Inaugural Family Fun Day’ was born! “The Rotary are now keen to keep this event as an annual one which, depending on how this first one goes, we will most likely do,” said Lisa. There will be a raffle on the day as well as a gold coin donation for the sausage sizzle, with all proceeds going to three local charities: Project: Love & Care, Inala - provides care kits to children and young people from birth to seventeen years when they are first placed in foster care; Enhanced Care, Sinnamon Park - a not-for-profit organisation that provides centre based overnight respite and day support for people with multiple impairments and complex health needs; Miraa House, Seventeen Mile Rocks - an innovative learning centre for young women aged 18 years and over with an intellectual disability. As well as entertainment including a jumping castle, face painting, massage tent, sports activities, dance performances and more, 200 gift bags filled with offers, promotional items and brochures from local businesses will be given away on the day. With over 40 raffle prizes including an assortment of vouchers, hampers and products, and a $500 EFTPOS card from Mt Ommaney Centre, there is sure to be a prize that everyone will enjoy. Prize recipients must be present to claim prizes from the raffle which will be drawn at 1pm. The event is supported by the Rotary Club of Brisbane Rocks Riverside, and Cr Matthew Bourke, Councillor for Jamboree Ward. For all enquiries, please send an email to 4074communityandbeyond@gmail.com.

Start your child in basketball this year Is your child turning five, six or seven years old and would like to start playing basketball this year? West Brisbane Falcons will be continuing Under 8 teams this year so that children can begin to play the great sport of basketball at a younger age. The 2015 program will run on Thursdays from 4.30pm – 5.30pm at the Centenary State High School Sports Centre, Moolanda St, Jindalee. The Annual Membership Fee for Under 8 Mixed is $100 per player and includes a Falcons Pack, end of Championship Season Trophy and training fees for the year. It also covers team nomination fees for the BBI Pre, Championship & Summer Seasons. The club fee does not cover court fees or BBI Registration. The club membership fee can only be paid online at www.westbrisbane.basketball.net.au and must be paid before the playing season starts. Each player must also register every year with Brisbane Basketball Incorporated Online (through Brisbane Basketball website). This must be done prior to commencement of the pre season in 2015. Registration fees in 2015 for U8s are $40/player online. This covers each player until December 31, 2015. There is no game fee as the Under 8s program will be run ‘in-house’ in 2015 (numbers permitting); the total cost is $140 for your child to participate in the program for the year. If you have any questions please send an email to westbrisbanebasketball@hotmail.com. The Centenary News - March 2015 - Page 5

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