Issue 21 July–August ‘11
3 Samsung 51” Plasma TV’s must be won every week - P5
Show Day comes to Norths P9
Your Jewel of the North
Your Jewel of the North
Leagues & Services Club Magazine Information for members and their guests.
visit us at www.northsleagues.com
Well, it is finally upon us! We are putting the final touches to the first stage of our renovation plans and within the next few weeks (mid-July) we should be underway and it’s going to be GREAT! The next few months will see many progressive changes throughout Norths as your club undergoes it’s biggest makeover ever. To say, ‘bigger than Ben Hur’ is understating! Ok, I’ve got your expectations up now but truly, we touch on creating new outdoor areas for relaxation and dining, more space in our inside dining area, new kids play areas, new furnishings throughout the dining and lounge areas, new DOSAs, whole new gaming floor layout, greater privacy around the gaming floor, new change box, new carpets through to the restaurant/lounge area (they themselves get this in the next stage). Importantly as well, the club façade gets a massive makeover not least of all with the new outdoor areas but with some fantastic features to give our club much more street appeal and presence – to make people take far more notice of the club – and down the length of the driveway there will be some lovely shrubbery established to break up this long wall together with some new features to bring much of this area into use within the club. One constant in all of this however will be the continuous high standard of service that our staff provide day in, day out. Some things are just too good to be changed!! We have some great promotions over the next couple of months with more chances to win than ever. There are 24 of the latest 51 inch (yes 51 inch not just 50 – we always go that little bit extra for you) ultra slim plasma screens able to be won throughout July and August. Your chance to win one TV each and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with tickets carrying over each day into the next day’s draw up to the Sunday. So if you enter on Friday, you can come back with the same numbers on Saturday or Sunday or BOTH and still be in the draw! How’s that for great value and giving you a great chance to win. With the dawning of our refurbishments there will be changes in our entertainment over the next weeks and we hope you will enjoy the fabulous piano entertainment in the main lounge. Many of you will remember the piano entertainment in the Upper Terrace overlooking the entrance which we had over Christmas and New Year and also the piano at the recent “Casino Royale” evening a few weeks ago and this will be very much in that vein (if not the exact same as we have the same pianists lined up!). These blokes are sensational and we have been looking for (and talking to many of you and hearing
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what you have been asking for) a difference in our entertainment that you just cannot get anywhere else. There’s so much lined up with entertainment that I can’t cover it all here so please check out our website www.northsleagues.com and the inside pages for more details of what’s on. Peter James’ Treasure Day continues to play every Friday from 10am to 2pm with some sensational acts from all over Australia. This is a great day out with some entertainers that you rarely see. If you haven’t seen Peter’s show then please come on over and check it out. If you’re not sure what it’s all about, please ask – grab me when you see me in the club and I’ll talk your ear off about how good it is!! Lastly, I must take the opportunity to thank all of my hard working management team and their department staff. Your efforts over the last few months have been huge and are greatly appreciated. It’s very rewarding to have a team who get on board and who work tirelessly to make this club run so smoothly and whose enthusiasm is at times inspiring. I look forward to the next few months as I know all of you are! Thank you all. Stephen Gallacher, General Manager
Your Jewel of the North 1347 Anzac Avenue Kallangur 4503 Phone (07) 3285 2733 Open 7 days til late www.northsleagues.com
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Friday Night 5pm to 9.30pm Start your weekend off with a Plasma Party. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Robert Hackwood during July and Roxy in August. With Plasma Party prize draws, plus meat raffles, don’t miss a great night.
Saturday from 1pm
PLASMA PARTY Sunday
The party doesn’t stop on Saturday with more chances to win a brilliant Samsung 51” Plasma. Plus your chance to win meat trays and seafood prizes or the cash jackpot!
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1pm to 5pm every week! Every Sunday you can join the party and our new Gone in 60 seconds Game Show! This is the most fun you’ll have on a Sunday with games, gimmicks, teasers, jokes, quizzes, trivia plus cash prizes to be won every week. Don’t miss out, the draws are from 2.30pm.
PLASMA PARTY Three Samsung 51” Plasma’s must be won each week in July and August Collect your funny money by making a purchase in the club, then be at Norths on a Friday from 5pm or Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1pm for your chance to win!
SURPRISE DRAW ON 28 AUGUST!
Total Prize Pool valued at over $
Ask our friendly staff for more details! Terms and conditions available on request. Members only promotion. Funny money to be redeemed between 5pm & 6:30pm on Friday’s, 1pm & 2:30pm on Saturday & Sunday’s. Winners must be present to claim prize. Draw Days: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 July and 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 August
Its-UnAustralian Australians are a pretty relaxed and laid back mob, we also believe in a fair go and we like a punt. Our national anthem starts with the words “Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free.” Well the current Julia Gillard led government are not behaving like Australians, they want to take away the freedom of club members with a new Law that nobody voted for. The new gaming regulations are only being considered because the minority Gillard government have to keep Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie happy. In trying to suck up to this maverick Tasmanian politician, the Gillard government are putting the entire club industry and thousands of jobs at risk. We spoke to Stephen Gallacher the General Manager at Norths Leagues and Services Club who is extremely concerned about what might happen if these un-Australian laws are passed. “Norths is the single biggest employer in Kallangur with up to 130 people being employed here,” he said. “Clubs do not make a profit in the same way that listed companies do. All surpluses are re-invested back into the
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Stephen Gallacher General Manager Norths Leagues Services Club
club and facilities for the benefit of members,” said Stephen. “Norths alone puts just under one million dollars per annum into local community organisations, and Queensland clubs provide around $668 million per year of support to local organisations,” he continued. Stephen believes if the new reforms go through Norths and many other clubs are under real
threat. “The question is, when our Queensland clubs are vindictively destroyed by nonsensical policies, by a government who want to hang onto power at any cost, who in Queensland will replace and provide this level of annual support to our children’s sports, schools and RSLs, to the elderly, and so many other community organisations?” said Stephen.
It is not only Stephen Gallacher who fears the worst from the new rules, here is what Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing had to say when we asked him to comment. “The handshake deal between Julia Gillard and Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to introduce a pre-commitment system for poker machines by 2014 will destroy local clubs, kill local jobs and starve our local sporting teams and community groups of much needed funding,” he said.
Hon. Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing
“I want to make sure that as a community we provide support to problem gamblers. Equally though I don’t want to tell the vast majority of people who play responsibly, how, when and where they should play. “We (the Coalition) do not believe that a mandatory pre-
commitment system for poker machine use will be effective in tackling problem gambling.” “It creates a situation where it’s assumed all Australians are problem gamblers and that is not the right way to approach this issue. Most Australians gamble responsibly,” said Peter. “There is also another reason the new laws are unfair on clubs and the members,” Stephen Gallacher again. “The proposals also impose the need for clubs to update their current gaming machines and replace them with new technology. The cost for Norths alone would be many millions of dollars, added to that would be an ongoing overhead of $250,000 per annum to pay for increased monitoring costs,” he said. So why is the government hell bent on telling us how to punt, and trying to employ big brother tactics on club members when there are no restrictions on how much you can bet on the internet, playing lotto or even a flutter on the horses? It’s a point taken up by local state MP Mary Ann O’Neill. “Perhaps we should focus on unregulated on-line betting, and look at the perils associated with that,” she said. “I know what a great asset to our area Norths Leagues and Services Club is, and the great support it is to our community.” “I would not like to see anything that would diminish the club’s operations here,” said Mary
Mary-Anne O’Neil, Queensland Government Member for Kallangur
Anne. The reality is that the proposed un-Australian regulations on anyone who wants a punt at their club will put Queenslanders out of work and close the doors on many RSL and sporting clubs. So what can be done? Julia Gillard would rather listen to a rogue Tasmanian MP than to the vast majority of Australians, so it’s time to tell your local member and the government what you think. Who voted to cut funds to Junior Sport or our RSL diggers, who voted to put up the price of your beer and who voted to close our clubs. If you didn’t then you should visit the campaign website and say No, visit ITS-UNAUSTRALIAN.COM.AU and have your say or write to your local member. It really is time to save your club.
July–August ’11 Norths
Your Jewel of the North
Norths Club rennovations are about to transform your Club and its happening very soon. As always there will be some great entertainment in the coming months and the program of “What’s On” will be available on the Club website at www.northsleagues.com.
Show day comes to Norths Our annual show day is on again! Wednesday 17th August from 9.30am
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DANCE WITH ME – LIVE! With Special Guest Australia’s Got Talent Finalist 2011
Live at Your17th Jewel of theSeptember North Date: Saturday Time: Doors Open 7:30pm Price: $45 per person and can be
purchased at the Club’s reception or by phoning 07 3285 2733
Online Vouchers for Norths Members If you haven’t visited the new
Norths website, now is the best time to check it out. While you are there you can download free vouchers for use in the Club.
Get ready for the most fun you and your feet will have at a venue this year.
Justice Crew are the ultimate double treat live. You know how they can dance – 3 million hits on You Tube are testimony to why they are Australia’s coolest hip hop crew. But they also sing. At DANCE WITH ME – LIVE! you will hear all their big radio and chart hits “And Then We Dance”, “Friday To Sunday” and “Dance With Me” plus their brand new fourth single. Who needs to think when your feet just go! Get ready to shout JUSTICE CREW and be part of the most exciting night of the year!
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Great Deals for Norths Members
Norths Leagues & Services Club members can expect a great deal on any new or pre-owned Toyota at Torque Toyota North lakes and Strathpine.
Our new Platinum Northern Business Alliance membership means we can now offer an exclusive 1 year free service on any new Toyota, sold and delivered before the end of August 2011. It’s just one of the exclusive privileges you can expect as a Norths member. So don’t delay, if you are member of Norths Leagues and Services Club, don’t talk to anyone about a new or pre-owned Toyota until you’ve talked to us!
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New Char Grill Menu set to Sizzle There are few things that smell and taste as good as a great steak. Which is why you may want to check out the new Char Grill Menu at Norths Leagues & Services Club Bistro. Executive Chef Wayne Green has a brand new char grill and an exciting new menu with seven different steaks on offer! “We are very excited about the new menu, all our steaks are premium grain fed quality and we take a lot of care in where we are sourcing our produce,” he said. “Our steaks all come from the best local stock in the Darling Downs and Kilcoy areas, this really provides the most outstanding taste and texture”, he continued. “The char grill steaks are all cooked to the personal taste of our diners, and we have some mouth watering sauces all serviced with a choice of Steak House chips or Idaho potato,” said Wayne. The new North’s menu also includes many other delicious treats at very reasonable prices. So why not pop into North’s Bistro and check out one of the best steak menus in Brisbane.
CHAR GRILL MENU 200grm Rump Steak Petit Eye Fillet 200 grm Fillet Mignon 250grm New York Strip Steak Rig Eye Fillet Steak 300grm Full Faced Cut Rump 400grm O/P Rib on the bone 500grm
$15.90 $19.50 $22.90 $18.80 $24.50 $24.50 $27.90
Add our “Reef it up” option
1) Pan-Fried Garlic Prawns & Scallop
Cream 2) Grilled Bug Tail (1/2) & Oysters
All Steaks are served with Steak House Chips or Idaho Potato
Mushroom / Brandied Mixed Peppercorn / Traditional Dianne Cream / Hollandaise Chicken Breast
Pistachio Crust on bacon & green pea risotto, baby spinach, mozzarella & basil jus *Members prices only
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Christmas in July Saturday 23rd July 11:30am-2pm
Celebrate Christmas in July here at Norths. Enjoy a three course Christmas lunch, entertainment, giveaways and a visit from Santa! $19.95 per person
$7.50 children 12 years and under
Diesel ‘Under the Influence’ Tour
On liftout Chisel Revived
Saturday 3rd September From 7:30pm
Chisel Revived faithfully reproduce a huge cross section of the unforgettable Cold Chisel songs, in a live show that is second to none. Fronted by the searing vocals of Tim Carter, you will feel as if Cold Chisel has indeed been revived. Tim’s backing band feature top class musicians who diligently reproduce the unique sounds of Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes. Tickets cost $20 per person
Saturday 20th August From 7:30pm
Diesel has cut fifteen tracks for his brand new album ‘Under The Influence’ — an album dedicated to his musical heroes. ‘Under The Influence’ presents some familiar songs in ways you’ve never heard before and similarly it’s Diesel in as good a form as you’ve ever heard him! Tickets cost $40 per person.
Please note that this is an 18+ concert with standing room only.
Sunday 4th September 8:30am-10am
Book now and treat your dad to a huge buffet breakfast. Dad will enjoy huge helpings of all his hot and cold favourites. Adults - $17.90 for members*
Children aged 6-13 - $9.90, Children under 5 are free. *Additional $2.00 for non-members All tickets are available from Reception.
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MYTHbusting the problem gambling deal Following last year’s close Federal election results, Prime Minister Julia Gillard signed an agreement with Tasmanian independent, Andrew Wilkie, in return for his support of her minority government. The agreement requires the government to implement drastic measures, in particular a mandatory precommitment scheme on gaming machines and withdrawal limit of $250 on ATMs located in all gaming venues except casinos. The Prime Minister appointed a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee (PJSC) to assess the effectiveness and to work out how these reforms could be implemented. The PJSC released its first report in May and essentially endorsed the reforms, with a few changes to the timelines and other aspects. This is not surprising, as the whole exercise was to justify and defend the agreement (at any cost).
(RGAC), established by the Queensland Government, is one of the most innovative forums in the world because it includes representatives from the government, industry and the community, who come together and find common ground to address problem gambling.
MYTH: Mandatory pre-commitment system will reduce problem gambling. FACT: Problem gamblers will be able to set an arbitrary and high limit on these “smart cards and continue to gamble. Wilkie refuses to trial mandatory pre-commitment at a broader (and acceptable) level to test its benefits against the recommendations of the Productivity Commission.
MYTH: Recreational gamblers have nothing to fear from the mandatory pre-commitment scheme. FACT: Mandatory pre-commitment scheme captures all players and treats them as problem gamblers by default. As such, people who gamble responsibly (over 99% of the adult population) will be required to obtain a smart card, which is in effect a “licence to gamble”.
MYTH: The gaming industry is not serious about problem gambling. FACT: Queensland’s existing responsible gaming framework is working and has seen the rate of problem gambling in Queensland fall from 0.83% in 2001 to 0.37% of the adult population in 2009, and continues to decline. The Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee
MYTH: Recreational gamblers can play low intensity machines and avoid the mandatory pre-commitment scheme. FACT: There is nothing called a low intensity gaming machine anywhere in Australia. Wilkie is suggesting a two-tier gaming machine environment now, which is technically challenging to say the least and expensive to implement.
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MYTH: Mandatory pre-commitment scheme is a social good. FACT: It is a political deal between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Andrew Wilkie and binds the Prime Minister to implement it at all costs. It is driven by personal and political interest, not for the benefit of the problem gamblers or the more than 99% of people who gamble responsibly. It creates more problems than it can solve, for instance it impacts player’s privacy and confidentiality (‘big brother provisions’).
MYTH: Norths are a big club, they won’t be hurt by this, it’s just a beat up. FACT: Norths Leagues and Services Club will be hurt very badly if the new laws are passed. As Kallangurs biggest employer, it will damage the local economy. It will also hurt the RSL and Junior Sport, both of whom rely on Norths for support. The hundreds of thousands of dollars that this not-forprofit club give to the community may well completely disappear. MYTH: Australian pokie players are losing in excess of $1,200 an hour. FACT: This is not possible in Queensland. If you were engaged in “extreme play” betting $5 per bet (the maximum allowable) your maximum potential loss/per hour is $450. Note: This extreme play is not relevant to the majority of people who gamble responsibly. MYTH: Australia has 20% of the world’s poker machines. FACT: This is sheer sensationalism. It is just over 2%. MYTH: The industry is opposed to precommitment scheme. FACT: The industry is not opposed to a precommitment scheme. We are opposed to the scheme being mandatory. We believe the mandatory pre-commitment scheme is not the silver bullet (the Productivity Commission agrees with us) and is most effective in a “suite” of responsible gambling measures that complement each other to provide maximum support to problem gamblers. MYTH: Mandatory Pre Commitment will not affect your local not for profit community club. FACT: There is a real risk that many community clubs will simply close their doors, as a
“mandatory” pre-commitment scheme is an expensive technology to implement. Coupled with the revenue hit, this measure could send many clubs bankrupt. MYTH: Community clubs profit from gambling. FACT: Community clubs are not for profit, member driven and community orientated associations of people. They support a wide range of causes, including sporting. No one can personally profit from club operation and any net financial surplus must be returned to members and the local community. THE FACT IS THAT: Queensland’s community clubs generate approximately • 51 million active hours in sport or leisure • Employ 26,900 staff • Give back over $668 million annually • Generate 4.8 million volunteer administration hours and oversee/maintain/enhance $1.77 billion in sporting/welfare/memorial assets To support our cause and the It’s Un-Australian campaign, log onto the website www.its-unaustralian.com.au and sign the petition or call Rachel Bilsborough at Clubs Queensland on 3252 0770
July–August ’11 Norths Your Jewel of the North
WINNING WAYS Tuesday
$10,000 Membership Draw
Tuesday from 10:30am Free show with Joe Driscoll, a swinging way to start your day! Tuesday from 12:30pm There are trolley loads of prizes to be won.
Wednesday from 1:30pm Place Your Bets!
Wednesday from 6:30pm Ask for the weekly jackpot amount at reception.
Tuesday from 6:30pm Free for everyone to play! Bring your friends.
Friday Treasure Day
Friday from 10.30am – Entertainment, raffles and fun with Peter James
Putt for Cash
Friday from 1.30pm Win great cash prizes!
Entertainment and Raffles Friday from 5pm Enjoy piano music, meat raffles and prize draws
Thursday John McSweeney
Thursday from 10.30am FREE Show – swoon to the sweet sounds of John McSweeney.
Thursday from 12:30pm A unique and fun way to bowl and score!
Spin the Reels
Thursday from 6:30pm Will the reels be lucky for you tonight?
4 times each week… Wednesday from 10.30am Thursday from 7.00pm Friday from 7.30pm Sunday from 7.00pm
Dollars & Sense
Friday from 8.30pm Saturday from 8.30pm
Saturday from 1pm Prizes to sink your teeth into! Tickets from $1.00
Sunday from 10:30am Fill your pockets with loads of cash!
Gone in 60 Seconds Game Show Sundays from1pm. Tickets from $5
10 x 10 x 10 10 meals to choose from, all cooked in 10 minutes for only $10 or receive your meal free.
• Norths Steak Sandwich
• Tropical Chicken Breast Burger • Roast of the Day
• Classic Caesar Salad
• Crisp Crumbed Snapper Fillets • Seafood Basket
• Chicken Breast Schnitzel Neapolitan • Fettuccini Carbonara • Pepper Sirloin Steak
• Vegetarian Noodle Stir-fry
• Classic Crumbed Steak and Gravy • BBQ Vegetables and Noodles • Beer Battered Snapper Fillet • Fettuccini Bolognaise
• Chicken Schnitzel Mushroom Grill • Seafood Basket
• Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Burger • Crisp Crumbed Fish Fillet
• Grilled Chicken Breast with Greek Salad • Steak Sandwich
Available 7 days a week for lunch from 11:30am Monday to Friday or 12pm Saturday and Sunday. * $2 extra for non members
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Family butchers since 1943.
From our family to your family
Monster Family Meat Hamper* This pack is designed for warm weather meals
Free Cooked Chicken with Member I.D.
$195 Value for
Pack Includes 1 Hot BBQ Cooked Chicken (FREE) When you show your membership card •1x2.5kg Lamb Fore Quarter BBQ Chops •1x2.5kgThick Beef Sausages •1x2.5kg Lean Diced Casserole Steak •1x2.5kg Texas Y-Bone Steak • 1x2.5kg Traditional Corned Silverside
• 1x2.5kg Prime Rolled Rib Roast • 1x2.5kg Crumbed Tasty Rissoles • 1x2.5kg Extra Lean Mince • 1x2.5kg Chicken Wings • 1x2.5kg Value Bacon Rashers
Exclusive offer for Norths Leagues and Services Club Members.
Open Hours MON - FRI 7.00am to 7.00pm SAT 7.00am to 4.00pm SUN 7.00am to 1.00pm 46 Pritchard Road, Virginia. Phone 3865 3666
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* Not redeemable with any other offer. Offer ends August 31st 2011
Fantastic seafood platters for two featuring Moreton Bay Bugs, Prawns, Oysters, Salmon and Mussels with fresh fruit, salad and condiments.
500 gram Black Angus rump steak with an Idaho potato, coleslaw, your choice of sauce plus a schooner of Carlton Midstrength beer.
Hot and Cold Seafood Platters
$65.00 Per Couple
Platters available Friday & Saturday’s only. Bookings essential.
$22.90 non members
Warmed homemade apple and cinnamon scroll with a cup of coffee or tea. Creamy pumpkin soup with a crusty bread roll
$5.90 non members
90 Members Only $5.90 non members
July–August ’11 Norths
Weekly Specials Sunday
Roast Carvery Night Choose from 3 freshly cooked roasts, all you can eat vegetable & salad bar and receive a free homemade dessert with your dinner. $13.95*
Rib Fillet, Rump, T/Bone. Served with Beer Battered Chips & your choice of sauce & of course our Salad & Vegetable Bar. $14.90*
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Mid week Meal Deal
2 meals from our Chefs selections for only $20.00*. To make your night complete, for only $5.00 extra receive 2 homemade desserts prepared fresh in our kitchen delivered to your table.
Chef’s Specials start from $12.90* for a main meal. Look out for our Daily Specials.
Bistro opens at 5.30pm each night. *Members price. Non members are $2 more. Nightly specials not available on public holidays.
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Sunday Breakfast Available 8:30am to 10am every Sunday. Try something from our delicious breakfast menu in our café Surreal. Prices range from $5 up to $16
Treasure Day Every Friday
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Fashion Parade set the trend
When it comes to fashion the ladies of the Pine Rivers RSL-Sub Branch Women’s Auxiliary are certainly setting the trend. On 14th September the fourth Fashion Parade will be held at the Ivy Room, Norths Leagues & Services Club. By all accounts this year’s parade will be bigger and better than ever and the ladies of the women’s auxiliary would like to extend a warm welcome to all club members and friends to come along. Commencing at 10.30am for an 11am start the parade will feature all the latest fashions from the Millers Spring Collection. Anyone who attends the parade can purchase the items on display and there will also be a selection of fashions at discounted prices. The entry fee to the Fashion Parade is only $10.00 and refreshments will be provided as
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well as Lucky Door prizes and raffles. All proceeds from the Fashion Parade will go to charity, and last year the Ladies Auxiliary raised approximately $7,000 in total from events such as the Fashion Parade. If you would like to attend this special event you can RSVP – Lesley Boyé on 0433 963 004 or email email@example.com.
Movie Guide HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY
pal, Mater, head overseas to compete in the
(rating TBC) Starts 13/07/11
championship becomes rocky as Mater gets
HALLOWS: Part 2
The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione, continue their quest of finding
and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the
World Grand Prix race. But the road to the caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own : international espionage.
With the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, and Larry the Cable Guy ?
mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered,
KUNG FU PANDA 2
mission, the biggest battle begins and life as
Po joins forces with a group of new kung-
and Voldemort finds out about their they know it will never be the same again.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena
Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, and John Hurt appear as the star cast.
rated (PG) Starts 23/06/11
fu masters to take on and old enemy with a deadly weapon.
Starring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman,
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Pedal Power to help conquer cancer For two days in August thousands of ordinary Australians will saddle up for a 200km ride through Queensland’s scenic countryside. The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer will provide much needed funds to the Queensland Institute of Medial Research. With each rider having to raise a minimum of $2,500 in donations. The girls are registered participants in the ride and have committed to cycle over the course of two days and raise a minimum of $2,500 each to aid the ongoing fight against cancer. One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and we all know someone who has been affected. This is certainly true of Michelle Manson and Jane McDonald who both work at Norths Leagues & Services Club. Both Michelle and Jane have experienced the impact that cancer can have on a family and have stood by as close family and friends have lost their loved ones. “For both of us the hardest part was never being able to do anything,” said Michelle. “Being there wasn’t enough. To us this ride is about the research that may be conducted as a result of the funding raised,” she continued. “If the
Michelle Manson and Jane McDonald hope to raise over $5,000 between them when they ride the Conquer Cancer Event
money we help raise can save one family from going through the pain of watching their loved one suffer, then we have accomplished what we have set out to do.” She said. If you would like to support the girls and donate to their ride simply go to www.conquercancer. org.au and select “donate”. Search for either Michelle Manson or Jane McDonald and once you have found them simply select the “donate online now” button. Any amount would be very much appreciated as both girls would love to reach the specified target of $2,500 which is needed to participate in the ride. Everyone at Norths Leagues & Services Club wish both our girls the very best in their efforts to ride to conquer cancer.
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