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AFTERSHOCK Strawberry cheek
PHOTO MEMORIES: Alison Soutar looks over her wedding album. The church she and husband Brett were married in was destroyed by the February 22 earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island.
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SUNSHINE and scores of tasty stalls attracted a bumper crowd to Wallington Primary’s Strawberry Fair on Sunday. For more pictures see page 3.
DESPITE living thousands of kilometers away, Ocean Grove nurse, Alison Soutar, felt the full brunt of the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch. The devastating earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale and hit the city’s CBD about 1pm the Tuesday afternoon. Alison grew up in Christchurch before moving to Australia in 2001. She and her husband Brett McCalman have lived in Ocean Grove since 2006. With the majority of her friends and family living in the city, when Alison first heard about the quake whilst at work, her immediate thoughts went to her father and brothers who work in the CBD. “I checked my phone and I had a text from dad saying John and I are ok cos they work on the ninth and tenth floor of a building,” she said. Continued page 2.
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OCEAN Grove got a good clean up thanks to volunteers led by Coastcare. The local branch’s first conservation event was part of Clean Up Australia Day and they called on members of the Ocean Grove community to lend a helping hand to collect litter along the foreshore. Around 30 people rolled up their sleeves and pulled on a pair of gloves to participate in Sunday’s Clean Up event. John O’Reilly, member of the Coastcare group, was thrilled with the turnout saying “it was a wonderful show of community spirit. People really put themselves out to collect rubbish and contribute to the clean up.” The group scoured the beach and walking tracks from 10W to Raafs Beach collecting a diverse array of rubbish. Amongst the
Nathan Johnson, Andy Corlett, Jackie Scally, Lyn Keynes, Jess Brown and John O’Reilly. Picture: Jarrod Boord
most common items collected were “beer bottles, water bottles, dog poo and cigarette butts” reports volunteer Andy Corlett. If left on the beaches, these items can take years to breakdown and can have a detrimental impact on native fauna particularly if they are mistakenly ingested as
food. Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community participation event. Those who turned out on Sunday at Ocean Grove were joined by up to 600,000 other Australians nationwide who participated in the event in their local area. Ocean Grove Coastcare plan on running
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Aftershock: a local perspective CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1. The lack of mobile phone reception meant one of Alison’s brothers was unaccounted for until about two hours after the initial quake. “I was fine until I was in a patients room and I saw that there had been fatalities and I still hadn’t heard from my brother then I kind of lost it,” she said. “It was just that horrible, horrible feeling of knowing that someone you love or care about could be dead.” Luckily every one of Alison’s family survived the quake but hasn’t come away from it unscathed. Talking to Alison’s father Brian Soutar on the phone from Christchurch, the trauma that people went through is apparent in his voice. “Its been a pretty tough week for everyone,” he said. Working in his office in the CBD, Brian escaped the building with his life
however his business offices were destroyed. “The building is still standing but I know the offices, because I left there obviously immediately after the quake, are absolutely trashed,” he said. “It’s like a war zone - it looks awful, not a great feeling.” Despite not being allowed back into the city as of yet to salvage anything that survived the destruction, Brian said that people’s attitudes are staying positive. “There’s fantastic camaraderie around, people really keen to get going and do things to get life back to normal,” he said. Alison arrived in Christchurch in 2010, only two days after the September 4 quake and described enduring the numerous aftershocks that followed. “They were getting so many aftershocks it was awful. I was a nervous wreck,” she said. “Every time a truck would go
past you would think it was a quake because it makes the glass rattle, youre just on edge the whole time.” Only five minutes after talking to Brian, he phoned back with news that Christchurch had experienced yet another terrifying aftershock, only one of thousands that have hit the city since September. “There’s been a number of quite significant ones to be honest,” he said. “They’re really frightening,” said Alison. Despite living only 8km from the CBD, Alison’s parent’s home is still standing unlike thousands of other people’s houses and businesses. “I think there’s about $100,000 damage to their house from the last earthquake so there will be more since,” she said. “You’re relieved that everyone is ok but then you see the destruction and your whole childhood has been ripped apart and all your memories ripped
apart just like that.” Brian described the western half of the city that has been significantly destroyed and said it is the historic and iconic buildings that have suffered the most. “Its really been quite brutal on the really, really nice historic structures, especially the churches,” he said. One of the churches that was greatly affected was the 150 year old chapel that Alison and Brett were married in, in 2005. “It’s really sad, but never mind, maybe they can rebuild.” Alison said she will travel to Christchurch to see her family and help out but will wait until she can be valuable and not just another person using the city’s stretched resources, “I want to but at the moment there’s nothing I can really do.” “I just really want to give my family a hug.”
quick news Apple Fair this weekend OCEAN Grove’s Apple Fair is this weekend and highlighting the musical entertainment will be husband and wife musicians Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll as well as ‘old boys’ The Rustys. The Fair offers plenty for the whole family, including carnival rides and kids activities, great food and a full program of music. The Apple Fair is on Sunday March 13 from 10am. There will be a gold coin donation on the gate. For the latest Apple Fair news and photos check out their new facebook page at www.facebook. com/oceangroveapplefair.
CFA call for volunteers OCEAN Grove CFA is recruiting new members, especially those that may be able to turn out during daytime hours. Once members are registered, they can commence training. The next recruitment training course will start in April. Anyone contemplating volunteering in their local community can get more details from the Ocean Grove Fire Brigade website at www. oceangrovecfa.com.au, under Volunteers. Meanwhile Grove crews have been busy over the past fortnight, attending six incidents, five of which were in the town. On February 19 crews made a public service visit to Feiglin Court, the next day they were called to support Queenscliff dealing with a fire in a building at King Street. On February 27 crews were called to another minor fire inside a building, this time at Canis Court, Ocean Grove. Just before 9am on February 28 Ocean Grove and Wallington turned out to a fire alarm at the Stepping Stones day care centre in Tareeda Way. The building was evacuated but it was deemed a false alarm. On the same day a crew was called to Madeley Street, although details were unavailable. Crews were also called to Ocean Plaza on March 6 (see story page 3).
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afterwards. “I have Telstra and I couldn’t get any reception here. If I had been stuck in the lift I would have been frantic. “They are young and ok but if it had been an elderly person or an asthmatic then it could have been a different story.” Antoinette said she would be writing a letter of complaint to the centre managers calling on them to make a key available to emergency crews. It was all smiles as the kids stepped out of the lift but Lauren and Tom admitted: “It was a bit frightening at the start.”
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Drop in for a reunion
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A reunion for kids past and present from the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre’s Drop-In program will be held in April. Drop In co-creator and co-ordinator, Nicki Dunne, along with two original members, Lachy Phelan and Leah O’Donoghue met up last week to catch up on ten years since their first meeting. The Drop In program was created for local high school aged kids to give them somewhere to spend their free time on a Friday nights. Nicki said it was in response to the lack of youth aimed activities and the high vandalism rate throughout Ocean Grove. “We served a purpose for you guys at the time, we gave you a place to hang out and do your spray painting,” she said to Lachy and Leah. The original Drop In group were told that they could do their graffiti and spray painting at the Neighbourhood Centre
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TEN YEARS ON: Lachy Phelan and Leah O’Donoghue are looking forward to the catch up.
Drop In, she has seen social work with teens change from drug, alcohol and crime based issues to the more complex cyber bulling and mental health problems plaguing today’s kids. “Even though (the original group) were mucking up a lot, it was easy social work, it was a matter of right or wrong,” Nicki said. “Now it’s based a lot more on mental health.”
“We were the worst kids,” added Lachy. “But it was good people, good times, it was better than sitting round the streets getting into strife,” he said. “We were the most fun,” said Leah. Leah and Lachy are both in their mid twenties now and join many of the ex-members that have studied, are working and some of which have young families of their
own. “I look at these kids as my own but they’re not even kids anymore,” said Nicki. “I cant wait, so many of them I haven’t see in five or so years.” The ten year Drop In reunion will be held at the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre on April 15 from 6pm. For more information email nicki@oceangrovenc. com.
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Packed for the park picnic IF you forget to set your clock back and find yourself at the Ocean Grove Park before noon on Sunday 3 April, you will either have first pick of the prime picnic sites, or you may be coerced into helping set up marquees. The feature activity on the day is the Community Showcase Picnic, a fun day where all are welcome to enjoy or participate in the displays from the many and varied community groups in our township. From the Bridge Club to the Community Garden Group, the Cubs and the car lovers, there will be a huge range of interesting things to see and learn about. And ,of course, what is a picnic without families and people who simply enjoy sitting down for a yarn and a packed lunch! The picnic day is being organised by the Ocean Grove Community Enterprise (OGCE) and jointly hosted by the Community Enterprise,
the Ocean Grove Community Association and the Ocean Grove Business Association. It is being supported by key partners Rotary and the Ocean Grove Park, where the picnic blankets will be laid out amid a range of marquees showcasing local groups. Local ward councillor Jan Farrell, who has tipped in a generous $3,000 from her discretionary fund to cover costs for the day, said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for everyone to find out about the many interest groups and, in a town the size of Ocean Grove, it’s important that people can find ways to connect with each other.” The Lions Club is putting on a sausage sizzle that will be free for kids and entertainment includes Dazzling Dan’s magic show, live music, an animal farm, the Cubs/ Scouts with games and activities. Information and commentary from Trevor Chappell and Ken Guyett will broadcast
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Dear Editor, On Saturday 19 February the strong winds felled a large tree on my property in Ocean Grove effectively blocking access to and from my house. The tree did not cause any damage and no one was hurt but I did not have any way of removing the tree myself so I called for help from the State Emergency Service. A few hours later a truckload of SES workers showed up and within 15 minutes the tree had been chopped up and stacked out of the way. The SES
volunteers worked like a well-oiled machine; efficiently, quietly (as quiet as a chainsaw can be) and the most outstanding quality was teamwork. These people don’t get anywhere near enough credit for the work they do for the community. My personal thanks goes to the team of volunteers that helped me out with a problem I didn’t have the means to deal with myself.
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State view - Lisa Neville MP Commitments to the Bellarine I am honoured to continue to represent the Bellarine in the Parliament of Victoria for a third term and I will continue to work hard for all our constituents. Amongst the Labor Government’s major election commitments, if re elected was to fund $5 million for an upgrade to the Shell Road Reserve Sporting Precinct at Ocean Grove. The new government has not made this commitment. I recently spoke in Parliament, requesting the Minister for Sport and Recreation to provide
funding for the project to support the growing community of Ocean Grove. This is a well researched, supported and needed project that builds on the funding provided to build the Bellarine Aquatic Centre and has been a priority for the clubs and community in Ocean Grove. I will continue to advocate to the Government to secure funding for this essential project. National Ride2School Day I encourage children on the Bellarine to participate in the 5th Annual National Ride2School Day on Wednesday March 16, 2011.
Last year approximately 140,000 children participated in Ride2School Day run in conjunction with Bicycle Victoria. Riding to school is an easy way for young people to get some of the 60 minutes exercise they need every day to stay healthy. I am delighted that Bellarine schools have a strong participation rate in the program and actively encourage children to engage in regular physical activity. Grants Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) The VESEP which replaces the
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OCEAN Grove local Georgie Brown is a rare 18-year-old, writes Carly Helweg. Instead of taking a year off between finishing year 12 and university for herself, Georgie is using her time and hard earned money to help others less fortunate. Georgie is currently spending six months in Malawi, Africa, teaching nine students most of whom are profoundly deaf. Georgie’s mum Lisa said her daughter’s education at Sacred Heart College and their strong emphasis on social justice inspired her to volunteer. “(Georgie) just felt like she’s had a lot of opportunities and it was her turn to give something back,” she said. Georgie is part of Latitude Global Volunteering, an international charity that places young adults in positions all over the world to help make a difference. Lisa said after hearing the story of an exLatitude volunteer,
Georgie instantly filled out an application form to volunteer when she had finished year 12. “She actually wanted to go somewhere where she felt she’d really make a difference,” she said. “She’s had to work and save money, its cost her about $7000 to go and help.” From January 8 until July 27, Georgie is living at Mountain View School for the Deaf, about Georgie Brown, above, is spending a year teaching students in Malawi, also pictured. 100 kilometers from the family refuse to learn dead or refusing to learn sporting equipment. the closest town. This to sign so they can’t to sign to them,” she Stationery items can be means communication communicate with the wrote. bought by Georgie inwith home has been very family so they live at the Due to the lack of country and donations to sporadic. school,” Lisa said. resources available for an allocated back account “They’re sort of off the With aspirations of education in Malawi, are encouraged. road where the school is, becoming a PE teacher Georgie and Lisa are now “Even a dollar will make and it’s difficult for them in the future, Georgie appealing for items and a difference, every time it to get into town so she’s is currently teaching cash donations from the gets to $100 I’ll transfer only had access to the student the equivalent of Ocean Grove community. it directly to Georgie and internet twice since she’s grade five to those with “She wants to make she can buy the stuff in been there,” Lisa said. an average age of 18, learning easy and country,” Lisa said. Lisa read out one of the covering subjects from enjoyable for the students Local primary schools, emails she has received Maths to English as well through proper time Our Lady Star of the Sea from Georgie since as science and life skills. management, use of and Ocean Grove Primary she left on January 8, Georgie said the senior practical activities and have joined the cause and explaining how she is girls were becoming her communicating with are encouraging their adapting to her new life. best friends. “They are all them in a way they students to donate to help “There’s about 160 gorgeous if not somewhat understand,” said Lisa. the Malawi school. students, most of them naughty, they get into all Lisa is asking for text For more information are profoundly deaf, kinds of shenanigans, I books covering science, on how to donate contact some of them have HIV, hope I can rub off some maths and English of all Lisa Brown on tony. most of them are orphans good morals onto them levels as well as colourful lisabenson@optusnet. or if they have family, as their parents are either learning resources and com.au.
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Club hails new era
CLUB Grove’s new $5million conference centre and members lounge has opened for business completing the ‘jigsaw of improvements’ for bowlers and the local community. Surveying the facilities after a hectic building program, an excited Michael Lewis said: “I am ecstatic and so is my team. We’ve just had nine months of a build which included building through the really busy part of Christmas and the likes. We would really like to thank everyone for their patronage and their patience during that period.” The new 120-seat members lounge and 160-seat conference and function facility, adds to the also recently completed Leleans restaurant and a cafe which includes a kids room, a lounge bar and new TAB facilities. The function centre comes with all the latest IT based technology, projectors and audio visual features common to a high quality facility. Mr Lewis who was appointed GM just over four years ago said that the new facility brings to the community “a proper function centre suited to everything from boutique weddings and birthdays to corporate events. They have even appointed a function and events coordinator to manage the new business. However Mr Lewis also added that bowling remains at the heart of the facility. “Our core business is bowling, our history is bowling, and to be able to provide quality amenities to our bowling fraternity we need to have other things happening,” he said. “That is why we need other areas of revenue raising.” During the next three years the club is aiming
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to more than double its 4,000 membership, 400 of which are bowlers. Mr Lewis also hinted that further improvements – part of the ongoing master plan for Club Grove – would involve a survey of the current bowling needs. “The next thing for us is to do a complete review of the needs of our bowling membership. We will be reviewing, for example, the number of greens we have. That’s our next focus. Elaborating on this he said: “Currently we have two grass greens and one synthetic green. As we grow our bowling membership and as we expose our club to more people who want to participate in community bowls and barefoot bowls, so the demand increases
for our greens. Things are tight now. “We are going to do a full strategic review of the greens and also the bowlers’ amenities beyond what we’ve just done. “I don’t want to preempt the review but we will be keeping an open mind in terms of how the greens might be expanded going forward.” The new facilities began operating during last month’s three-day Classic Fours competition and are now fully operational although an official launch and events are being planned for April. “We welcome everyone to come down and have a look at the facility and share in everything that it offers,” said Mr Lewis. “It’s filled a huge void really, there wasn’t anything of the nature of
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my passion so itâ€™s a natural fit. My other passion is travelling. Iâ€™ve been to Bali many times and hunted out waves in the Philippines. I also love Thailand, anywhere thatâ€™s hot and tropical. Thereâ€™s nothing better than experiencing a different culture through meeting the locals, eating the same food and riding the same waves. If I could live anywhere it would be Bali, such great weather, waves, people and food. Ocean Grove needs a good bar or lounge, somewhere to chill out with your mates on a Friday night and have a drink. One of the downfalls of living here is that summer gets more and more hectic every year and not being able to get a car park down the street or at your own beach is frustrating. It is only for a month of the year though so I guess itâ€™s ok. Ocean Grove in the future is probably only going to get bigger, busier and more crowded everywhere, especially in the surf. But until that point comes itâ€™s still a great place to live.
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Music or muzak? DURING the summer holiday period when The Terrace buzzes with people and traffic, some may wonder where the music playing in the street comes from. Locals may be surprised to find out the person behind the music we’ve listened to whilst shopping or sitting outside local cafes is none other than Paul Drake. Manager of Home Hardware and President of the Ocean Grove Business Association, Paul has helped to organise the yearly Christmas carols and the pop music that plays throughout The Terrace. Paul said the music plays a big part in people’s moods and has tried to play songs that appeal to everyone. “There’s been a lot of 80s music and I think that’s where it works, it appeals to most people,” Paul said. This year Paul has gone
one step further matching music to Valentine’s and Australia Day with iconic love songs and Australian artists pumping out the speakers, however he is quick to dismiss the suggestion he is a resident muso. “I’m no John Bowman,” he said. Paul is calling on local’s opinions and suggestions for the music, whether it should be played a longer period of time and if this year’s songs have been well liked. “I think during summer the street is a hub of activity and the music adds to that whereas when it quiets down that’s when you tune into it,” he said. “It would be great to hear what people think.” Tell us what you think. Email journo@ oceangrovevoice.com.
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“It’s not something I’ve really thought about but the music is a nice thing to have, its gives a great atmosphere to the street.”
“They overplay the Christmas songs a bit but I can’t really say I’ve noticed the music, it kind of turns into white noise.”
“I think the music is great but it’s hard to get songs that people older and younger both like.”
“They should definitely play the music all year round, it’s good in the street.”
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91 THE PARADE OCEAN GROVE From The Coordinators Desk Wow what a busy start to the year at OGNC. Most of our classes for term 1 are at capacity with extra courses being programmed to meet the demand. Don’t forget to pop in and pick up a copy of our program. We are taking names for courses that are full so reserve your place for term 2 to avoid disappointment. I have great pleasure in announcing that OGNC has a new staff member on board. Stacy has been employed 3 days per week to implement Community Development projects at OGNC. If you have an idea for a project or require support on an event please contact Stacy Monday to Wednesday 9am to 2pm. Each fortnight a list of community development projects and events will be listed on this page – take the time to have a look and reserve your place in events coming up. I cannot believe it has been 10 years since we started the Youth Group Drop in program. A reunion will be held in April – further details below. Look forward to seeing you at OGNC Nicki Dunne Co-Ordinator Community Development Projects and Events Coming up at OGNC Worlds Greatest Shave On Friday 11th of March 6-8pm, OCNC is holding an event for The World’s Greatest Shave. Come along, join in on the fun and make a donation to such a worthy cause, The Leukaemia Foundation. Witness to two local females, Cath and
Kristen be very brave and do the World’s Greatest Shave! Have your hair coloured with crazy coloured hair spray, get your face painted or enjoy our sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation. We’ll also be holding an Auction with items donated by local businesses and there will be entertainment provided by a local singer. Harmony Day The 21st of March is Harmony Day “Everyone Belongs”. To celebrate this occasions drop in to OGNC during 21st -25th March, receive a Harmony Day balloon or sticker and participate in OGNC’s Community Communication Canvas project, write a positive message or leave your handprint to show that “Everyone Belongs”. Cultural Diversity Week On Wednesday 23rd March at 12:30-1:30 we’ll be holding a multi-cultural lunch for the local community to sample foods from around the world. Please contact the OGNC on 52554294 to confirm numbers for catering purposes. Drop In Reunion – 10 Years On On Friday 15th April 2011 from 6pm to 10pm at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre – 91 The Parade Ocean Grove. Have you ever attended drop in? Or do you know someone who has? Join all the staff of the last 10 years and come along to our reunion. It would be great to catch up, here your news and reminisce about the great times, camps, raves and adventures we went on. For those who
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cannot attend please post a message on our event page in FB and let us know what you are doing with your life. Can’t wait to see you all there. Drop In Youth Group Year 7 To Year 12 – Whats Coming Up Drop In Youth Group at OGNC operates every Friday night, 6-9pm. All young people are welcome from years 7-12. Socialise with other young people within a safe, friendly environment, fully supervised by supportive, qualified youth workers. Call or pop in to OCNC for all enquiries and enrolments. 11th March World’s Greatest Shave 18th March Excursion – Movies 25th March In house – Street surfer bus 1st April Excursion – Laser Tag 8th April In house – End of Term party Accredited Training (Nationally Recognised) On Offer At OGNC Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures (Food Handling) Safe food handling skills are essential for all people working within the food industry of Australia. This accredited module will provide participants with the necessary knowledge in correct and safe food handling, food storage and food hygiene. Saturday 9am on 19th March Member Fee: $90.00 (funded) 1x7 hour session Non Member Fee: $100.00 1x7 hour session
Certificate III in Childrens Services (CHC30402) OGNC will be running a course starting in April Please contact the centre for details and register your name on our expression of interest list. Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30808) This course is designed for the learner who would like to enter the education system as an integration aide or teacher’s aide at Kinder, Primary or Secondary level. The course covers all relevant modules in working with students with special needs, language and numeracy support to children as well as general modules in the support and behaviours of children. This course is subsidised by Victorian Government funding. The course will run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 9am-3:15pm commencing on 22th March 2011. Fee: $825.00 (funded) Concession: $560.35 (Course fee includes Workplace First Aid Level II and Back Care Certificate) Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate This course covers all area relating to the serving of alcohol in and around licensed premises, and is essential if you plan to work in the hospitality industry. Participants receive a recognized certificate in RSA from Liquor Licensing Victoria. Wednesday 7pm on 23rd March Member Fee: $60.00 1x4 hour session Non Member: $70.00
Workplace First Aid Level 1 This nationally accredited certificate is valid for 3 years. Friday 9:00am on 25th March or Saturday 9:00am on 26th March Member Fee: $85.00 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $95.00 1x7 hour sessions Workplace First Aid Level 2 This nationally accredited certificate is valid for 3 years. Friday 9:00am on 25th March and 1st April or Saturday 9:00am on 26th March and 2nd April Classes With Vacancies Creative Cards For Mothers Day Come along to this class and create some beautiful cards for Mother’s Day. Friday 1pm on 25th March Member Fee: $15.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25.00 1x2 hour session The Art Of Gift Wrapping Gift wrapping can be a real art, as you will discover when you attend this fantastic workshop. The theme will be based around Mother’s Day. Friday 1mp on 1st April Member Fee: $15,00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25.00 1x2 hour sessions Gentle Low Impact Exercise This class utilises light weights, a Swiss ball and concludes with 15 minutes of stretching and relaxation. Monday 11.15am each week Member fee: $7.00 per session Non member: $10.00 per session
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More arts plan for fest’ OCEAN Grove’s Summer Festival returns next month and promises to include even more opportunities for artists as well as musicians and community groups to participate. The Festival is on Saturday April 9 in the Terrace from 10am to 9pm. As usual there will be live music all day – with acts to be announced in coming weeks – performing on two stages at opposite ends of the main street. There will be ‘Kidz Zone’ an event which gives young people the opportunity to participate in local art activities which include Aboriginal Dot Painting/ Basket weaving. The organisers will provide 100 200x250 canvases for the community to work with indigenous artists Helen Brotherton and Donna Sinclair. Also there will be many other arts events
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of the status quo will be on display in marquees in The Terrace. While the Ocean Grove Left Bank Bohemian artists, working free of conventional rules will hold their Realism to Fantasy exhibition in the Trak Arcade. For a great day out and to support local artists, locals are being encouraged to come along and take part in Ocean Grove’s Summer Festival.
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• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Saturday March 26- Sarah Carroll and her Psychedelic Wild Men plus Chris Wilson solo. - Saturday April 2- Sweet Felicia and Marisa Quigley. - Saturday April 9- Chris Altmann and the Wildes. • Barwon Heads Hotel - Wednesdays: Trivia in the BakBar - Thursdays : Live acoustic music with Lucas William in the BakBar - Fridays 9.30pm: DJ in the BakBar. - Friday March 25: BABBA- A Tribute to ABBA. - Friday April 22: James Reyne. • Ocean Grove Hotel - Saturdays: Live music and open mic from 6pm. - Thursday March 10 8pm: Chain- Phil Manning & Matt Taylor. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets $20-$25. Bookings at www.webtickets.com.au or at the door. - Friday April 29 8:30pm- Wild Turkey. Phone 5255 1122 for more information • Nectar Bar - Bellarine Underground Musicians, Monday nights from 6pm. - Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Phone 5255 5382 for bookings and information. • Potato Shed 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. Phone 5251 1998 - Barry Morgan’s World of Organs - Barry Returns to the Potato Shed. Two shows Saturday March 19-2pm and 8pm.
Tickets $18- $24. • Queenscliff Uniting Church Crn Hesse and Stokes streets, Queenscliff. - The Tealeaves supported by Eric van Cuylenburg. Saturday March 12 7:30pm, tickets Adults $20, children $5 including supper. Visit www.unitingqueenscliff.org.au for more information.
• Adult yoga/dance classes. Friday nights 7-8pm. Kyo Yoga106 Orton Street, Ocean Grove. Phone 5256 2723 / 0438 562 723 • Functional Exercises to Music for Older Adults. Mondays 9:15am- Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Wednesdays 9:30am- Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Contact Margie 5255 1335 • Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance: Tuesdays 7:4510pm. Marcus Hill Hall, crn Banks rd and Bellarine Hwy. Contact K. South 5251 3393 • Line Dancing: Wednesdays 1-3pm and Mondays 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Contact Elaine 0413 690 597 • Body Torque. Phone 5255 2604 for upcoming rides. - Bike riding and coffee club - ride 30km every Wednesday from 9:30 am. Meet at Body Torque on Grubb Rd opposite the Car Wash. Phone Felicity on 5256 2431 to reserve a spot.
• Oakdene Vineyards - Monday and Tuesday nights: 6:309:30pm. Masterclass with Marty-learn the secrets to fine food and wine. New season announced by popular demand March 21 until July 4. Phone 5255 1255 • Leura Park Estate - Sensational wines and food available. Live music every Sunday from 12:30pm. 1400 Portarlington Rd, Drysdale. Phone 5253 3180 • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate - New release wines, gourmet platters and classic car display weekends and public holidays 11am -5pm. 225 Swan Bay Rd Wallington. Ph 5250 5760
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• Sticky Fingers adult cooking classes. Friday nights 7-8pm, April 29 to May 27. $30 per class per person. Phone Lauren 0400 307 040 • Sticky ‘Little’ Fingers kids gourmet cooking classes. Saturday mornings 10-11:15am, April 30 to June 18. $20 per class per child - bookings essential. Phone Lauren 0400 307 040 • Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre
timetable for a range of fun and informative classes from cooking to computers to CPR. Phone 52554294 • Ganesh Delights vegetarian cooking classes. Wedenesday evenings, fortnightly. Surfside Primary School kitchen. Phone Elizabeth 0413 125 955.
• Sunday March 13 - Ocean Grove Apple Fair. 10am to 5pm. Live music, market stalls and delicious food and wine. Ocean Grove Primary School, entry is a gold coin donation. • The 11th annual Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea. March 19 and 20. Market stalls, live music and the famous duck race. 1 Bridge Road, Barwon Heads foreshore. • The Bellarine Show, Sunday March 13. Portarlington Recreational Reserve from 9am. Adults $10, Children $5, Family ticket $20. Free entry for children under five. • Koombahla Equestian Park: After school riding programs Tuesday to Friday. Phone Tracey Rodgers 5256 2742 • Queenscliff Sunset Cruises: Sunset and View Cruise Ship trips: March 11, 13 and 16. Queenscliff Boat Harbour. Phone 5258 3799 for bookings or more information.
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• Sunday March 13 - Point Lonsdale Market. 9am to 2pm. Point Lonsdale Primary School • Sunday March 20- Drysdale Community Market. 9:30am to 1:30am. Drysdale Recreational Reserve. • Saturday March 26- Barwon Heads Market. 9am to 1pm, Barwon Heads Community Hall, Hitchcock Ave • Sunday March 27- Queenscliffe Community Market. 9am2pm, Lower Princess Park, Queenscliff. - Portarlington Community Market. 9am-2pm, Parkes Hall, Newcombe Street, Portarlington. • Sunday April 3- Ocean Grove Carft Market -9am to 1pm, Kingston Park.
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• Barwon Heads Hand Drumming. Wednesday nights 7pm8:30pm. Anglican Church 61 Hitchcock Avenue. $20 entrydrums supplied. • Artsale fundraiser for Nick Prideaux’s World Challenge trip to Tanzania. Silent auction of over 50 art works. Ganesh chai, sweet slices and cold drinks available. Gold coin entry. Sunday March 12- bidding 10am to 3:30pm. Barwon Heads Community Hall.
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Clubs meet Mondays Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 7.30pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Enquiries - Marg Wylie 5256 2550 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7pm-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641. Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed, 9am-1pm at the Queenscliff Neighbourhood Centre, Tobin Street. Details Ernie Mason 0421 703368.
First Monday of every month Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm: Bellarine Secondary College. Contact Tony on 0409 545929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Ocean Grove Ladies Probus, 10am: Ocean Grove Golf Club. Thelma Evans on 5255 1806.
Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL. 2.30pm at Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club. 1.30pm: Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston St. Enquiries, pls contact June McLellan on 5255 1399
Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am to 12..30pm: Surfside Centre, inquiries to Pat Virtue on 5256 2155. Friendship is our theme.
Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Club Grove. For information phone 0457 315 900
First Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome For details please contact Terry on 5255 5587.
First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road. New Lions most welcome. Details 0418 524 873.
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Wednesdays Jujitsu, 6.30pm: Juniors; 7.30pm Adults, Surfside Centre, Steve Cosgrave 0405 022084
Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm: Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Ave. For details contact Pam on 5255 5152
Third Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Ch Hall.
Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club. 7.30pm: Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Contact: Jason Bowers 0418 737 808
Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre.
Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am: Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. For more details contact Dianne on 5255 1372.
Thursdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996.
First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.
Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037
Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3pm-5pm at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Coasters Social group Social events for people of working age. Dining out, movies, trivia, bands/trivia nights & more. www.groupspaces.com/coasters-social-group, or 0411 952 598
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HEALTH STEP INTO LIFE
I love being outdoors and want to try one of your sessions but I don’t think I am fit enough to keep up. What do you suggest?
Joining any new group can feel intimidating. We are concerned that we won’t fit in for any number of reasons. At Step into Life we envisage large groups of people of all ages, body types and fitness levels participating in a fun, healthy, non-threatening group outdoor personal training program. Prior to your first session I will talk to you about your health and fitness goals, and any health and fitness issues you may have. I will then make recommendations to the number of sessions and type of sessions you should attend each week to reach those goals. During your first session I will be able to assess your fitness and give you more detailed feedback. All our sessions cater for all fitness levels, many sessions are time based, ie you do a particular exercise for 1 min. Fitter people would therefore do more of the exercise than the less fit, but you will all be doing it together and you will all be working towards your own particular goals. As you get fitter you will do more in the same time period. My recommendation is that you give me a call and have a chat, then book in for a free trial session. If you procrastinate and say I need to get fitter first, I’m going to walk the dog on the beach, chances are you will do that for a few days and then stop, if you come and train with me you won’t stop because I won’t let you. You will start to have more energy, feel better, get toned, have fun and make some new friends and you will probably even take the dog for a walk too. I promise I will look after you and you will be able to take part in the session. Pick up the phone and give me a call today and get started on achieving those health and fitness goals.
OCEAN EYES OPTOMETRISTS
How can a podiatrist help me?
Have you ever been troubled with sore feet or lower limb pain? “ My feet are killing me!” is a frequently heard complaint, yet only a small percentage of people seek professional help for their foot pain. A common misconception is that sore feet are normal: they are not.
It raises the question, “why should I pay a premium price for frames?” In this case, the old adage “you get what you pay for” is right. If you are looking for premium quality, excellent comfort, unique up-to-the-minute design, and lasting construction, you can expect the outlay to be greater. However, it is likely to be an investment that will return you greater value for money in the long run. A beautiful, lightweight, comfortable frame that perfectly complements your features and personality can be a joy to wear, and quality frames retain their sparkle for a long time.
Our feet are generally strong, complex structures, which make possible one of the distinguishing characteristics of the human species – upright walking. Like any part of the body, however, feet are vulnerable to neglect, abuse, injury and disease.
Do you find your letter box crammed with advertizing material promising cheap glasses? But when you look around, there is wide variation in the prices of frames and lenses.
At Ocean Eyes, we stock a range of frames to suit all budgets, and can advise on the right look and fit for you, so that you will LOVE your glasses. There are vast differences in lens quality as well, which can be harder for consumers to appreciate initially. Great vision is largely dependent on your lens selection. The quality, design and lens material will impact on visual performance, comfort and the cosmetic appearance of your lenses. Matching the right lens attributes to your vision and lifestyle needs is the key to achieving great vision. At Ocean Eyes we will always focus on what’s best for you first, rather than what’s best for our bottom line. We have complete freedom to recommend products that provide the best solution for you, as opposed to selecting from a limited range specified by corporate guidelines. We are committed to the highest standards of eyecare and eyewear. We believe your eyes deserve nothing less.
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Podiatrists are university-educated health professionals who diagnose and treat foot and lower limb conditions. These may include: • Prevention and treatment of foot complications arising from diseases that affect the whole body such as diabetes, arthritis and blood circulatory problems. • Foot pain caused by anomalies in the structure and function of the feet (biomechanical disorders). Correcting alignment and improving the efficiency of the feet through use of orthotics, which are devices fitted into shoes, can often greatly help these conditions. Poor foot function can also cause pain in the legs and joints further up the body such as knees, hips and the lower back. • Conditions affecting bone and soft tissue, often felt in the heels, as a result of growth, activity and ageing which affect children through to the elderly. • Painful skin and nail problems such as corns and calluses, thick or ingrown nails or infections (e.g. tinea and viral papillomas). • Advice on the right footwear for you. You will enjoy a better quality of life free of foot pain. At Bellarine Podiatry we are committed to providing caring and professional foot health services and we’ll be happy to help you.
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HEALTH OCEAN GROVE MASSAGE
How can Massage benefit my health?
There are two important ways that massage helps you stay healthier.
Firstly, most people are aware of how massage can help you recover more quickly and less painfully from sports injuries and muscle fatigue. Poor posture from sitting at a computer, being a busy mum, being a builder, plumber, swimming teacher and lots more, can cause all muscular and joint pain, discomfort or back pain that massage can treat. Secondly, massage helps your overall health and well-being as it stimulates the immune system, improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues. This means your immune system works better so you stay more healthy. It also stimulates blood cell production and promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes and improves your injury recovery time. Benefits of massage also include improving muscle tone and delaying muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity. Deep massage can separate fascial fibres, prevent the formation of adhesions and reduce inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue. Massage assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself. At the Ocean Grove Remedial Massage Centre our mission statement is improving your quality of life. We do this by offering Remedial Massage, Bowen therapy and other proven techniques, performed by qualified, experienced therapists. Improving your quality of life can mean being pain free, having no headaches, having the energy to start an exercise program, getting a great night’s sleep, improving brain function or simply being able to reach up to hang out the washing. All these things are real benefits that our clients experience with regular massage.
POINT LONSDALE PHYSIOTHERAPY
If I experience recurrent neck or back pain or want to improve posture, flexibility and balance would Pilates benefit me at any age or level of fitness?
Yes many people of all ages and varying levels of fitness find Pilates exercises help to significantly relieve recurrent neck or back pain with the added bonus of assisting return to activities such as gardening and playing sport. Spinal problems associated with Discs, Arthritis, Sciatica, Headaches, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy and Incontinence are all conditions which can be helped by regular Pilates. Pilates exercises also have extra benefits such as improved posture, flexibility, balance, overall body toning and improved pelvic floor functioning. It also offers a safe exercise regime during and after pregnancy. Pilates exercises re-train, strengthen and improve the endurance of the deep postural muscles of the trunk. Why are these muscles important? Research has found that persistent or recurring neck or back pain may be due to poor muscle control around the spine. This may lead to too much movement between the vertebrae and therefore cause pain. Re-training the ‘core’ muscles has been shown to be highly successful in preventing chronic or recurrent neck and back pain. Point Lonsdale Sports and Spinal Clinic offers Pilates exercises (Machine Based) specifically designed for individual symptoms. Classes of one hour duration with a maximum of five people allow for excellent supervision and monitoring by qualified Physiotherapists. Classes are refundable by heath funds. If you feel Pilates could help you, please contact Barb Vallance at Point Lonsdale Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Clinic on 5258 4633 to discuss your situation.
BELLARINE OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC
For what reasons do people come to see an Osteopath and is treatment only to the spine? Is Osteopathic treatment safe for children, the elderly and pregnant women? Do I need to be referred for treatment by a Doctor? How often do I need to see an Osteopath?
The most common complaints that Osteopaths treat are back and neck pain. Other problems like headache and pain or symptoms in the arms or legs are often related to the main complaint and can be relieved by treatment also. Osteopathic treatment addresses the whole body, not just the spine. While the techniques usually focus on the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, and the tissues that connect these) the effects can be widespread. Osteopathic treatment is also effective for sports and workplace injuries, and postural problems. An osteopathic approach is safe for all ages because Osteopaths use a variety of techniques and tailor treatment to the individual patient. Osteopaths study for five years at university level and are very aware of medical conditions that require special consideration when manual therapy is considered. A referral is not generally necessary; exceptions being Veterans’ Affairs patients and those under a Medicare-funded initiative known as “Enhanced Primary Care Plan”. Where a third party is involved the Osteopath will liaise with that body to ensure the best possible care. The number of treatments necessary depends on many factors but most importantly the nature of the problem and how long it has been there. At the first consultation the Osteopath, in discussion with the patient, will be able to advise on the likely course of treatment and what to expect along the way. In cases of previous trauma and chronic disease while treatment is effective it is not curative and ongoing therapy is advised for maximum benefit.
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Why do women need resistance weight training?
You’ll lose more fat than you’ll gain in muscle. If you train with weights two to three times per week, it’s unlikely that you’ll bulk up. Unlike men, women typically don’t gain size from strength training like men as they have up to 30 times less hormones. Contours’ resistance weights are designed specifically for women wanting to tone up without bulking up. Your new muscle will help fight obesity. As you add muscle from strength training, your resting metabolism will increase, so you’ll burn more kilojoules during the day. For each kilo of muscle you gain, you’ll burn 77 to 110 kilojoules more each day. You’ll be a stronger woman. Moderate weight training increases a woman’s strength by 30 to 50%. Extra strength will make it easier to accomplish some daily activities, such as lifting children or groceries. Your bones will benefit. Weight training can increase spinal bone mineral density by 13% in six months, making it a powerful tool against osteoporosis. Contours’ weight-bearing equipment provides positive and negative resistance to help prevent brittle bones You will reduce your risk of Diabetes. Adult-onset diabetes is a growing problem for women and men. Research indicates that weight training can increase glucose utilisation by 23 percent in four months. You will fight heart disease. Making strength training part of your exercise program will improve your cholesterol profile and blood pressure. You will beat back pain and fight arthritis. Strengthening the lower back muscles has an 80% success rate in eliminating or alleviating lower back pain. Weight training can also ease arthritis pain and strengthen joints. You’ll be a better athlete. Strength training can improve athletic ability and proficiency, and decrease the risk of injury. It will work no matter how old you are. Numerous women in their 70s and 80s have undertaken strength training using weight bearing equipment, proving that – with the supervision of a strength training professional - strength improvements are possible at any age. You’ll strengthen your mental health. Strength training has been often shown to reduce clinical depression symptoms more successfully than standard counseling.
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Why choose Epic Health Medical Clinic for your healthcare?
Epic Health’s medical services have been developed for busy families as they need them, when they need them thus allowing families to manage their health, pro-actively.
The Ocean Grove team has a patient-centred approach to all our services. To this end, our doctors and nurses forge healthcare partnerships with patients by developing plans and actions for longterm health and wellbeing. We understand that no one gets sick on ‘opening hours schedule’. We have introduced extended hours with the first appointment available from 8am going through until late evening on weekdays. Our weekend clinic offers morning and afternoon timeslots. Walk-in patient visits are welcome, anytime. Recently, an emergency trained GP joined the staff. He can treat a wide range of problems such as - Coughs & Colds - Cuts & Bruises - Splints & Stitches - Breaks & Sprains - Vomiting - Diarrhoea - Bites & Stings - ECG machines - Defibrillator support Our doctors and nurses provide home, hospital and aged care visits for those patients who are unable to attend the medical clinic. We undertake medication reviews and assist you with annual healthcare plans. Our medical team provides a full range of vaccination, travel medication & travel kits and immunisation services for adults and children. We understand allergies and can help you with a plan for countering them. We are able to provide medical and nursing care in conjunction with your obstetrician to manage your pregnancy. Our fee policy includes private patients, with direct debit Medicare rebates, and bulk billing for healthcare card holders and children under 16 years old.
OCEAN GROVE CHINESE MEDICINE
what is chinese medicine and what can it be used for?
Chinese Medicine is a health practice that has been around for over 2000 years. It includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese massage and Cupping. As Chinese Medicine is a holistic therapy it also incorporates diet, exercise and general well being. It can be used in conjunction with Western Medicine and other therapies to maximise your health care. Chinese Medicine can be used to treat many different health matters ranging from the common cold to muscular and joint pain. It is also very useful in the treatment of arthritis, fertility, allergies such as asthma and hay fever, as well as mental illness such as depression and anxiety. Everyone can benefit from Chinese Medicine including infants and the elderly. On the whole, acupuncture is relatively pain free. However, certain acupuncture points are more sensitive than others which may cause temporary discomfort. Therapeutically, acupuncture will create a certain sensation which is what the practitioner sets out to achieve. This sensation, though not painful can be quite unusual for people new to acupuncture. Keep in mind the average size of an acupuncture needle is about the thickness of a human hair. At Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine, I am registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRB). The CMRB exists to protect the public by ensuring a high quality of standards, practises and qualifications from the practitioners of Chinese Medicine. For more information contact Adrienne on 0432 961 910 or www.ogcm.com.au/contact.html.
We look forward to greeting you at Epic Health Clinic.
Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine will be opening at the end of March.
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HEALTH STEVE TIBBITS HYPNOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING
Why choose Hypnotherapy over other therapies?
The answer is quite simply that Hypnotherapy is the most effective non-medication therapy available today.
Contrary to popular belief modern Hypnotherapists don’t ‘hypnotize’ you. During a hypnotherapy session you are fully conscious and aware of the process, it is a very natural form of therapy that works with your subconscious self (*where many of the answers to your most enduring questions lie). Other forms of therapy might only treat symptoms while the underlying cause remains, some prescribe medication (and a label). But Hypnotherapy is totally natural and gets deep to the root cause of the problem allowing a direct understanding to occur. This understanding is often enough to release the emotional charge attached.
“I started seeing Steve for depression about 18 months ago. I had been to many, many therapists before with little success. Now I have worked through many issues and felt the emotions attached. Steve allows you to express yourself completely and he brings through a lot of support and guidance. I shall be eternally grateful”, Love Gemma Venn. “Steve, I cannot thank you enough. When I started work with you I was in a dark place of negativity with lots of negative self talk. With your guidance and support I have become much more positive and am living in a constant state of joy. I am totally in love with life and the world around me”, Tracey Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Negative thought patterns, Excessive worry, Relationships, Lack of energy, Not sleeping and Unusual symptoms. Steve also has qualifications in counseling also.
From time to time I suffer with joint and muscular pain, can physiotherapy treatment help me?
Yes. Physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions and work with patients from the very young to our most elderly citizens. Joint and muscular pains are very common elements and they present in many different ways. Some of the more common conditions seen at our Ocean Grove Clinic include; back pain, neck pain, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries, muscle strains, joint sprains and arthritic conditions. Physiotherapists use a wide variety of treatment techniques and are highly skilled in soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation / manipulation, electrotherapy agents (i.e. ultrasound and interferential), exercise prescription and rehabilitation post injury or surgery. An assessment of your injury by one of our experienced staff will help identify what particular type of treatment you will need. Often a number of techniques are used to treat the one injury. This allows the therapist to settle your pain, restore normal muscle and joint function and prevent re occurrence of your injury. Exercises to help self manage or prevent reoccurrences will be taught. The Ocean Grove community is a very active one and at times individuals will encounter various joint and muscular pains. Pain can limit your daily activities and may take an acute short term form or a longer lasting chronic pain pattern. We are able to work with you to help you manage your pain whatever form your pain presents in.
What is Bikram Yoga and why is it practiced in the heat?
It doesn’t matter what fitness level you are or how flexible you are Bikram Yoga is for everyone! Bikram Yoga is an exclusive style of Hatha Yoga that has been designed to systematically work every part of the body from the inside out. Bikram Yoga is named after its founder - Bikram Choudhury. It is a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practiced in a heated room of 40 degrees Celsius. It allows you to use your body and mind to gain energy, create balance and experience optimal health and wellbeing. Bikram Yoga is practiced in a heated room, which allows you to go deeper and safer into the yoga postures. Your body becomes more flexible, the heat allows you to get into a posture that you never imagined you could do. The heated room eliminates the risk of injuries, promotes sweating, and helps you release toxins from your body. Each posture stretches and strengthens your muscles, joints, ligaments and works on your internal organs. The heat also increases the heart rate, Bikram Yoga is a strong cardiovascular workout and assists with losing weight. Bikram Yoga has many benefits and will help you lose weight, increase energy, reduce stress and anxiety, increase flexibility, develop strength and muscle tone and eliminate toxins. Here is what the students have to say about Bikram Yoga.
You do not require a referral to see one of our physiotherapists. If an x ray is required we can organise this for you. Unfortunately many people persist with their aches and pains when a simple visit to the physiotherapist can get you back onto your feet faster, walking the local beach or playing a round of golf.
‘Over the past twelve weeks I have become addicted to the Bikram Yoga feeling. I have lost 31cm from my hips, thighs and waist, dropped a dress size and lost 5kg. My skin is smoother and visibly healthier looking, I feel focused during the day. I would encourage anyone to give it a go but don’t stop at just one class!’ Julie
Appointments can be made at Geelong Physiotherapy Ocean Grove Clinic on 5255 5755. Consulting hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday mornings.
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Where are our Little Penguins? A FRIEND recently saved a Little Penguin (formerly called Fairy Penguin) that he found in the shallows on Bells Beach and took to a wildlife refuge. However, sadly, there have been more than a few dead Little Penguins washed up on Ocean Grove beach lately. This made me wonder if there are any small colonies of Little Penguins in this region, or have the Penguins drifted a long way from home before perishing? Firstly, here are some amazing facts about Little Penguins: • Penguins are birds but they cannot fly. In fact their wings act like ‘flippers’ to help them swim. Little Penguins can swim faster than humans (in fact four times as fast as humans, they need to go in the Olympics)! • Little Penguins can dive to a depth of about 70 metres! They can swim up to 100 kms A DAY. They can make up to 700 dives per day. They are amazing! • The Little Penguin is the smallest Penguin in the world. It is around 30 cms long. • Little Penguins spend most of the day at sea, searching for food. They come back to land at nightfall, so that they are more camouflaged from predators. They are also awake for long periods at night, when they socialise and tend to their young
chicks, so they do not get much sleep! • Little Penguins have navy blue feathers on the back, and white feathers underneath. These colours help to protect the Penguin from predators when they are swimming, as the colours blend in with the colours of the ocean. • Little Penguins stay relatively warm at sea because their feathers are very dense, providing insulation. They keep their body waterproof because they secrete a liquid wax substance which covers their body. Their skin remains absolutely dry because of this. Amazing. • Penguins hold their breath when they are diving; they can not breathe underwater. • The average Fairy Penguin lives for seven years. The oldest Little Penguin at Phillip Island lived for 26 years. • All of the 17 species of Penguins in the world live in the Southern Hemisphere. So if you see a Penguin when you are on a beach in Scotland, you have been taking something you shouldn’t. • Humans pose the greatest threat to Penguins. They can die from oil spills, ingesting plastic bags, getting caught in fishing nets, or getting run over by cars. They are also preyed upon by foxes, ferrets, cats and dogs.
Little Penguins certainly are very interesting creatures! There are colonies of Little Penguins found along the coast of Southern Australia, from Perth, through to Bass Strait Islands and Tasmania, then up the Eastern Coast to Northern New South Wales. Little Penguins are also found in New Zealand. Colonies are established on the coast, where the Little Penguins dig burrows in the sand, usually under vegetation. The Penguin colony at Middle Island in Warrnambool was under threat from dogs and foxes, so in 2006 there was the introduction of The Middle Island Maremma Project; a world first environmental program which involved the use of Maremma Guard Dogs to protect breeding seabirds. There were only 10 Little Penguins surviving on Middle Island in 2006.
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Barwon Coast your local coastal foreshore manager has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. Our Committee members are all local residents from Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and are appointed by the State Government following the public advertising for expressions of interest.
13th Beach Trails Barwon Coast’s draft plan to provide 3 trails within Barwon Heads to improve safety of access to the beaches on 13th Beach Rd for pedestrians and recreational cyclists has been on display for comments and submissions. Two of the trails link Stephens Parade Barwon Heads to beach access points on 13th Beach Rd whilst the third links alongside the road to the 13th Beach SLSC. Whilst the period of time for the lodging of submissions has now closed, details are still available on our web site www.barwoncoast.com.au Our Committee members will be reviewing all 119 submissions prior to deciding on the next stage of this project. Powered watercraft speed Barwon Coast is working in partnership with the Victorian Water Police and the Bellarine Police to raise awareness of the 5knot water speed limit in the Barwon River Estuary. This speed limit applies to all water craft including Jet Skis Ocean Grove Main Beach – DSA competition On 26th February the Disabled Surfers Association held their first event for 2011 under perfect skies
There are two Maremmas, Electra and Ne’ve, living on Middle Island. The breeding colony is slowly growing with a population estimate of at least 60 Little Penguins currently. It is well known that the largest Little Penguin colony found on mainland Australia is located at Phillip Island, where 60,000 Little Penguins can be found. This colony is located approximately 170 kms from Ocean Grove. There is a closer penguin colony located at St Kilda breakwater in Melbourne, where there are approximately 1000 Little Penguins. According to ‘Go Birding Tours’ (www.gobirding.com.au) Little Penguins are found fairly frequently in Corio Bay, and off the Southern Shores of the Bellarine Peninsula. I can only assume that they have come from either St Kilda or Phillip Island. As Little Penguins can swim very long distances, I can only assume that the deceased penguins on the Ocean Grove beach have come large distances from their colony in search of food, and have been caught in rough weather and, sadly, drowned. By Jennifer Carr
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(one of the few this summer), with a glorious low tide , wide expanse of beach and gentl shore break. As pictured in the last issue of the “Voice” a large number of aquatic wheelchairs were available to assist in getting participants into the surf. Organisers advised that over 60 people participated on the day with over 180 volunteers assisting – what a great day for everyone. Access to the beach on the Aquatic wheelchairs was achievable via the ramp off the seawall that Barwon Coast funded two years ago. The ramp was constructed at the required level of fall to suit wheelchair requirements. Participants were also able to access the purpose built “disabled” toilets within the new $1m main beach amenity block . The units being purposely designed to be wide enough to accommodate the wide wheeled aquatic wheelchairs.
Dog Free Beaches The dog free beaches declaration changed as from 1st February with dogs allowed back on the Ocean Grove Beach (west of 13W Hodgson St), but they must be on a leash until the end of April. This also applies to the Barwon River beaches. From 13W (Hodgson St) east towards Collendina, dogs are permitted under effective control. Effective control is when your dog is within your sight and can be controlled by voice command. Please remember to “pick up after your dog” so that other users of beaches are not inconvenienced. Use the “Scoop the Poop” bags provided by Barwon Coast. Funding Our Operations Over 95% of our $4.2million revenue budget 10/11 is generated through the operation of our caravan parks and the surplus funds from the caravan park operations are used to provide over $1million for our coastal management activities and over $600,000 to fund capital works such as the recent demolition and rebuilding of the toilet and shower block at the Ocean Grove Main Beach. Within that revenue base approx $665,000 comes from the operation of our built accommodation component of the caravan parks. At Barwon Heads there are 19 accommodation units including the 4star Beach and Boat Houses that have very high occupancy rates (approx 85% year round) and contribute substantially to our operating funds. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager Barwon Coast, Ewing Blyth Drive, Barwon Heads firstname.lastname@example.org
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Swimming carnival The Christian College Bellarine Swimming Carnival was held on Monday 28th February and was blessed with fine weather and some sizzling competition in the pool. The House competition saw Taylor begin strongly, getting out to a 30 point lead after the backstroke heats, however they were soon swallowed up by a strong finishing Flynn House who had the stronger Butterfly results along with some very strong relay teams. Flynn finally took out
the Championship while Penman and Burrows shared 1st place in the Novelty events. In the final race of the day students witnessed a monumental occasion when the best of the best students took on an elite Teacher team in a 4 X 50m relay. The students proved too strong (even with some improvisation by the teachers) winning by a narrow margin. A fun and enjoyable day was had by all and we are looking forward to next yearâ€™s carnival.
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Teen spirit SWIMMING Sports; a day for students to forget school work, get in the pool, and show their team spirit. In the photo above are a variety of hard working VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) year 12 students at Bellarine Secondary College putting the thought of homework behind them and having fun. As competitors displayed their skills in the water others cheered them on, scoring points for their team. Everybody dressed up in their house colours; yellow (Nepean), green (Swan), blue (Lonsdale), or
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RUNNERS UP: Barwon Heads.
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THE Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre in Ocean Grove has been the venue for the Bellarine Futsal League on Monday evenings over the summer months. Futsal is the official FIFA version of 5-a-side soccer, being played locally on basketball courts with portable mini goals. This Football Federation Victoria affiliated senior men’s competition has been run by Futsal Geelong and has seen 10 teams from around the Bellarine playing for a top four place on the ladder and the opportunity to take the title of champions in the finals series. In addition to the futsal teams from the more recognised clubs
of Barwon Heads Soccer Club and SpringDale Football Club, the competition has seen players from all over the Bellarine and beyond form a number of independent teams full of ability and character. The Grand final was played on February 28, with Barwon Heads Soccer Club and One United booking their places through the semi finals at the expense of Team Fred & SpringDale Football Club respectively. Barwon Heads took the initiative in a tense game and capitalised on some One United defensive nerves to race ahead to a 3 goal lead. One United’s Anthony Vose put in a battling performance and
was instrumental in his teams effort to claw their way back into the game with two goals in quick succession. James Ramage was in clinical form for Barwon Heads and finished the night with 6 goals to his name as the Hammerheads once again pulled away from their opponents, but One United were not about to let their undefeated season go to waste and fought back once more to take the lead for the first time with barely a minute to play. Despite a frenzied finale to the game, One United held firm to win 8-7 on the night and claimed the champions cup for winning
the finals series, to go with their premiers trophy for finishing top of the ladder. Barwon Heads will take heart from how quickly they have adapted to playing the official indoor version of the world game and will be aiming to go one better when the next season of the Bellarine Futsal League kicks off at the end of March. Futsal Geelong are seeking expressions of interest from new and existing futsal teams to take part in the next season of Futsal at the Bellarine Aquatic & Sports Centre in Ocean Grove at the end of March. Details from Geoff Briggs on 0428 501150.
Locals grab fun run honours OCEAN Grove runners finished ahead of the field in the 2011 TGM Barwon Banks Fun Run held in Geelong. In a wet and muddy race, Ryan Christian was the overall winner of the 10 km run with a time of 32:25. An up and coming competitor, Ryan has had a successful summer placing second in December’s Rip to River. Ocean Grove was also well represented in the female 10 km race with local runner Kristen Wyatt taking first place for the
second year in a row. Kristen said she ran the race in 38:32, over one minute quicker than her 2010 run. “I did beat my time from last year by about a minute but it wasn’t my fastest time on that course,” she said. Despite the miserable weather, Kristen said the conditions were not bad for the race. “The track was really slippery in spots, you had to watch your step but it was actually very still, it was pretty good conditions.” The annual Barwon Banks
raises money for children living with illness or disability including cerebral palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome. Event coordinator, Alice Fraser, from the organising partner, Give Where You Live Geelong, said over 1000 people participated in the race. “The rain did hold back the numbers from last year,” she said. Alice said the exact fundraising figures weren’t yet finalised but they are hoping to have raised about $25,000.
The last round of the season saw many teams trying to secure finals positions whilst others were looking to finish the season on a win. Section 2 Boys Red: Gave forfeit. Section 2 Boys White: Lost to Waurn Ponds – 0 sets 8 to 6 sets 36. Section 3 Girls: Defeated Grovedale; 4 sets 27 to 2 sets 23. Section 8 Mixed Red: Defeated Ocean Grove White; 5 sets 32 to 1 set 23. Section 8 Mixed White: Lost to Ocean Grove Red; 1 set 23 to 5 sets 32. Section 10 Boys: Defeated Leopold; 5 sets 35 to 1 set 14. Section 11 Girls: Defeated Grovedale; 3 sets 28 to 3 sets 25. Well done to Erin, Bridie, Madison and Tanya on a good season. Section 12 Mixed Red: Defeated Hamlyn Park; 3 sets 26 to 3 sets 25. Congratulations to Bridget, James, Eloise, Callum, Kaitlyn and Lachlan on a honorable season. Section 12 Mixed White: Lost to Grovedale Black; 2 sets 22 to 4 sets 29. Section 21 Mixed: Defeated Bannockburn; 5 sets 22 to 5 sets 34. Section 22 Boys: Lost to Geelong
Lawn; 2 sets 22 to 4 sets 29. Well done to Callum, Riley, Ethan and Tom on a worthy season. Section 23 Boys: Lost to Geelong Lawn; 0 sets 12 to 6 sets 36. Well done to Jasper, Daniel, Heath, Jake and Tom for a positive season. Section 24 Girls: Defeated Clifton Springs; 5 sets 34 to 1 set 17. Section 25 Boys: Lost to Clifton Springs; 2 sets 24 to 4 sets 34. Section 27 Girls: Defeated St Mary’s; 4 sets 31 to 2 sets 18. In the finals, Ocean Grove was represented by 11 teams. Each team was looking to advance to the next week of the finals. Section 2 Boys Red: Lost to Ocean Grove White; 1 set 13 to 5 sets 34. Well done to Jarryd, Adam, Paddy and Josh for a solid effort this season. Section 2 Boys White: Defeated Ocean Grove Red; 5 sets 34 to 1 set 13. Congratulations to James Dubberley who set up the win by winning his two sets 6-0. Section 3 Girls: Lost to Geelong Lawn Green; 1 set 15 to 5 sets 32. Well done to Sally, Ashleigh, Megan, Nicole and Steph for a valuable season. Section 8 Mixed Red: No results. Section 8 Mixed White: Lost to Inverleigh; 2 sets 22 to 4 sets 32.
Well done to Anna, Ryder, Lucy, Todd and Anthony on a splendid season. Section 10 Boys: Defeated Grovedale; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 8. Congratulations to the boys on a dominating win that puts them straight into the grand final! Section 12 Mixed White: Lost to Grovedale Yellow; 2 sets 23 to 4 sets 34. Well done to Savannah, Jack, Kierra, Sebastian and Travis on a great season. Section 21 Mixed: Defeated Portarlington; 3 sets 31 to 3 sets 27. Congratulations to Zac Soultar who helped give his team the edge in the close contest by winning his singles 6-1. Section 24 Girls: Defeated Torquay; 3 sets 29 to 3 sets 23. Congratulations to Claudia Britt who won her singles 6-0 and her doubles 6-2, to help the girls get over the line. Section 25 Boys: Lost to Grovedale; 1 set 19 to 5 sets 35. Well done to Lachlan, Tom, Blake, Tyler and Jye for a first rate season. Section 27 Girls: Defeated All Saints; 4 sets 32 to 2 sets 24. Congratulations to Jaweria Shah who won her singles 6-1 and her doubles with Isabella Jones 6-4 to help set up the win. Compiled by Jarryd Proctor.
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Left: Club champion Mick West, and above, Roy Brown.
Grove grab two of four THE newly-renovated section of the Ocean Grove Bowling Club was opened just in time to host their major event for the year – the Ocean Grove Classic Fours. Once again the tournament attracted a top quality field of bowlers from all parts of the state. The eventual winners came from Chalambar
–Ararat skipped by Shane Todd. The Ocean Grove lads performed admirably with the rink of Peter Patterson, Roy Brown, Terry Brady and Warren Davis coming second and fourth place going to Mick West, Peter Nixon, Geoff Fry and Michael Allen. The tournament was a great success for the club and was highly praised by many for the
standard of greens, meals, organisation and especially the new look clubhouse which was the envy of many visitors. Our Ladies Divisions 1 and 3 sides are preparing for Grand Finals on Tuesday and our Division 7 men have a preliminary final this weekend. Best wishes and good bowling to all.
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Community bowls away OCEAN Grove Community Bowls is underway again with a full house of local teams taking part. The competition attracts groups workmates, friends and families for the relaxed four week Monday night tournament. As with previous years, the tournament was fully subcribed with 42 teams taking up the 21 rinks. Among those competing this year are ten new teams.
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OCEAN Grove stand up paddle boarder Kristi Page took part in the Wild Womens Water Day at Eastern View last month. This was the 1st competiton in Australia to have shortboard, longboard and SUP compete at the one event. Emma Webb, the current Australian Womens SUP Champion ran the day like clock work and with 50 plus competitors and 3 disciplines it took until 4pm to get through the heats and finals. Local surfer and surf instructor Heather Peck also took part in the event. Kristi came second in her first heat in the open womens SUP division, eleminating one of the top seeds from Qld Alison Fullagar who won the covetted Merimbula Classic ”Mambo”
competion the last 2 years running. This lead to a meeting in the final with Jenny Ryan from Qld who came 2nd in the Aussie titles last year. Kristi pounced on a wave less than one minute in and the dual began with both girls going toe to toe for 20 mins, exchanging rides with solid cutbacks in the clean conditons. At the end of the allowed time the girls could not be separated, it was a tie. After significant deliberation by the judges Kristi was awarded first place in the open womens division. When asked how she felt about winning Kristi said: “It really didnt matter if I won it was the best I have ever surfed and the most fun I have had in my life and thats what counts.”
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OCEAN Grove has a state surfing champion – 16-year-old Gus Harfield has lifted the under 18 title. The 13th Beach Boardrider and Greenroom sponsored rider claimed victory with a win at Woolami Beach, Phillip Island. Harfield, who represented Victoria at the Australian Junior Titles in 2010 was
overjoyed with his result. “I have been working really hard to improve my performances at competition, I have always wanted to win a state title and I am stoked my hard work has paid off ”. The Phillip Island Junior titles are the third and final event used as part of the selection process for the Victorian team to compete at the Australian Junior Titles later this year.
The top rated surfers from each division will be invited to attend the Martin Dunn and Adam Robertson high performance training camp to be held in Torquay this month. The Phillip Island Junior titles are supported by Play It Safe By The Water and Power Balance.
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THE Disabled Surfers Association’s most recent event at Ocean Grove Main Beach attracted over 60 participants and 180 volunteers. The event was held on February 26. The next event will be announced in future editions of the Voice.
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OCEAN Grove’s Simon Collier was the big winner at the weekends Toll Ipec Victorian Open Series Men’s contest at Phillip Island with a great display of critical surfing. Collier was in devastating form all event and only rode 3 waves in the final to take it out. Scoring a 6.83 on his first ride and a second scoring ride of 6.00, Collier had a tight grip on the close final for the majority of the heat. “I just tried to stay quiet in the final and wait for the best waves available” “I didn’t compete in the first round so I’m stoked to take this one out and still be in the running for the title” Steve Noble is the series leader.
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Nick Vicary and Jacob Grills.
standard. Veteran Phil Grinter overcame an extremely heavy program displaying high quality tennis and endurance to compete in all three finals with mixed success. Dale Murphy overcame an indifferent start to the B singles finals where Grinter was completly on top, however he resurrected his game to take out the final over an exhausted and drained Grinter 3/6, 7/6, 6/0. These two then combined to soundly defeat their opponents in Dean Lennon and Rod Hendrikson 6/3,6/3. in the doubles final. Grinter then combined with up and
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coming Caitlen Thomas in the mixed against super veterans Bev Lockwood and Norrie Muntz and in a shock result the super veterans ran out comfortable winners 9/4. Not to be outdone by her childen Maria Vicary came away with two B Grade Ladies Championships defeating Sue Holohan in the singles 6/1,6/2. She then combined with evergreen Kylie Thomas in the B Grade Doubles to win an entertaining match over super veterans Bev Lockwood and Dianne Pay 9/5. RESULTS: MENS -A SINGLESNick Vicary def Jacob Grills 7/5,7/6. A DOUBLES- Nick Vicary/Barry
Golightly def James Kerr/Jarrod Proctor 6/1,7/6. A MIXED - Nick Vicary/Megan Vicary def Mark Thomas/Kylie Thomas 9/5. B SINGLES - Dale Murphy def Phil Grinter 3/6,7/6,6/0 B DOUBLES - Dale Murphy/ Phil Grinter def Dean Lennon/Rod Hendrikson 6/3,6/3. B MIXED - Norrie Muntz/Bev Lockwood def Phil Grinter/Caitlen Thomas 9/4. LADIES- B SINGLES - Maria Vicary def Sue Holohan 6/1,6/2. B DOUBLES - Maria Vicary/Kylie Thomas def Bev Lockwoob/Dianne Pay 9/5.
Mark Thomas and Kylie Thomas with Megan Vicary and Nick Vicary.
Storm holding their form selected by Coach Brendon Matthews. This is the second tournament win for the girls who have also taken out the Warrnambool Seaside Classic. The team currently sits in pool AA in the Friday night VJBL competition with a chance of making the prestigious ‘Championship division’ or at worst Metropolitan 1 division. No matter where the girls end up it has certainly been a fantastic start to the season and we wish the girls the best of luck . Team: Mali Herzer, Raini Matthews,
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The under 12 Bellarine Storm girls have continued their good form by taking out their division at the 2011 Eltham/Dandenong Tournament . The girls showed strength and mental toughness in a grand final battle with Ringwood which went down to the wire with the Storm girls only getting away in the last few minutes with temperatures reaching 40 degrees. Congratulations to Teagan Tatlock who was grand final MVP and to Mali Herzer who won ‘The Most Determined Player’ for the tournament
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Vicary then combined with past world veteran champion Barry Golightly in the Men’s Doubles final to delight the crowd with a controlled display of power and guile to overcome former singles champion James Kerr and club junior champion Jarrod Proctor in two entertaing sets 6/1, 7/6. Vicary continued his fine form by partnering sister Megan to take out the Mixed championship from club stalwarts Mark and Kylie Thomas 9/5 The B Grade championships attracted large entries particularlyfrom the men and as with the A Grade the tennis displayed was of a high
Megan Vicary and Nick Vicary.
THE Ocean Grove Tennis Club’s singles, doubles and mixed championships were recently held when a large crowd witnessed some of the highest standard of tennis seen at the club for many years. Nick Vicary the reigning club singles champion went in as underdog against the younger up and coming champion Jacob Grills. The power tennis displayed from the back of the court by both players thrilled the anticipated crowd however the accuracy of Vicary’s ground strokes and his patience saw him run out the eventual winner in two exciting sets 7/5, 7/6.
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Tom Beasley on his way to 15 in Grove’s semi final win at Portarlington.
Grubbers and Cobras to meet in Grand Final cracker OCEAN Grove and Cobras u15 D’Arcy will face off against each in a Grand Final at Collendina after winning their semi finals ties at the weekend. Grove beat Portarlington on their turf with a four run margin. Good batting from Jackson Kent (51 retired not out), and Myles Henderson did most of the work with Jackson adding four wickets for 20 runs
Curtley Balshaw made a half century not out for Cobras at home to Barwon Heads.
to his proud tally. Cobras’ Curtley Balshaw continued to impress with a 51 not out, despite running on an injured hamstring. Jackson Gravenor also added a solid 25 to the scoreline, while Robert Procter took five wickets for 27 runs off the visitors. Balshaw also took three for 34 runs.
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The OGFNC is a family friendly club committed to assisting the community and youth of Ocean Grove and if you are willing and able to assist us in any way you would be made most welcome. For more information please contact Mick McManus, Football Director on 0419 396 599 or Jo-Anne Britt, Netball Director, on 0400 826 715 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Collendina’s D Grade side has rescued some pride for the seniors with a worthy semi final win at Wallington.
Cobras march on COLLENDINA Cobras D Grade has earned itself a prelimary final spot this weekend after despatching Wallington at their ground. Led by Dave Treharne (38 not out), and with a valuable 27 contribution from Rick
Niness, Cobras overcame the Wallabies 89 with just five men down. Brandon Atkinson got the best run total for Wallington at 28 before he was caught by David Worn and bowled by Steve Blackman.
Clynt Combridge (3/14), Dave Treharne (2/8) and Greg Evans (2/12) inflicted the major damage to Wallington. Wallington’s Matthew Crooks took 2/5.
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OCEAN GROVE OCEAN Grove has three sides in the four grades of finals after a strong showing at the weekend. A grade cruised into the preliminary finals with a 130 for 6 win over neighbours Wallington at the Memorial Ground. A solid innings from Corey Bampfield (35 not out), Dean Gills on 25 helped steer the side to a carefully played win. On the bowling side Michael Gill was consistent with 4/48, Shaun Branniff made 3/25 and captain Lucas Cameron notched up 2/24. B Grade were even more formidable, totting up 4/306 against Wallington at Portarlington. Mark Richardson starred with a formiddable 133 not out, Adam Spiby hit 73 and Peter Hart added another 32. Nicholas Lewis, Marcus Wirth and Luke Hardiman all took two wickets apiece.
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Two Ocean Grove C grade sides met in the semi finals at Queenscliff at the weekend. On this occsasion the 1â€™s side led by Alan Bate was victorious, with Zac Hendersonâ€™s 26 and Craig Dâ€™Arcyâ€™s 19 helping them towards their winning total. Nick Madden scored a respectable 25 for the losers with Shane Thorley chipping in with 3/17 on the wickets side.
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OUR GUS IS NO.1 IN a sport often dominated by the likes of Torquay and the Surf Coast, Gus Hadfield’s win in the state under 18 titles is surefire proof that Ocean Grove can also carve it up at the highest level. Following recent success from fellow local Josh Johnston Baxter, the 16-year-old Bellarine student’s dedication to his sport has finally paid off. More on the win, page 31.
GROVE GROOVIN’ OCEAN Grove has A, B and C grade sides in the preliminary finals next week after wins at the weekend. Collendina Cobras also have a D grade side through to the last four. In the junior finals, Grove and Cobras under 15s will meet this weekend for a grand final at Collendina. Cricket pages 33,34 and 35.
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