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No.102 – Jan/Feb ‘13

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This month’s issue of the Valley Reporter has got a strong holiday adventure theme to it, with plenty of school holiday activities on offer inside. As per the season and weather conditions we’re experiencing, bush fire awareness is also once again a favorable topic. If you would like to try something different on the hot summer nights, then the Roleystone IGA Community Bowls may be just for you. All you need is one experienced bowler to lead three amateurs, and for a small fee, you can nominate a team. It’s bound to be a lot of fun, so turn to page 8 to find out more. No one should have a valid excuse for doing nothing these school holidays, as the Halcyon Stables in Karragullen have got two events planned, with a weekly parents’ clinic and creche on offer also. If you are interested, go to page 13 for all the details. Some major changes are

currently underway at the Roleystone Country Club. New committee members and new ideas will see the club’s premises and facilities revitalised, with a Special Membership implemented for a short time only. Make sure you take advantage of this offer while it’s available. Want to be apart of Australia’s biggest fundraising event? Then sign up and get sponsored to shave or colour your hair. The money raised by your sponsors goes into funding services which support people with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families as well. Proceeds also go into funding research to improve treatments and find cures. Go to page 15 to find out where you need to register. The City of Armadale is working with the Small Business Centre South East Metropolitan (SBCSEM) to produce a 2013 calendar of training

Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER courses for owners and staff of local businesses. There will be a series of training courses held at the Armadale Library throughout 2013, starting on the 22nd of January. These courses are a fantastic way for local businesses and staff to learn new skills, so be sure to register for one today. There are businesses both new and old that the Valley Reporter would like to welcome, so please show your support by shopping smart and shopping local at Rosharne’s Giftware, Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms, Topaze Lifestyle Coaching, Foundations Pilates, Champion Lakes Boating Club, Armadale Kelmscott Gardening Services, Roleystone Country Club, Roleystone Markets, Roleystone Family Centre, Mediation at Genesis in the Hills and deGraaf Plastering.


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PRELIMINARY RESULTS The survey received a terrific response from 944 quenda lovers who reported over 1,000 sightings. 210 reporters sent in photographs and 99% of these were quendas (the remaining 1% of photographs were a black rat and a mardo or yellow-footed antechinus). The results are still being analysed, but the preliminary analysis shows: • That quendas do appear to be declining in some areas, and this is probably linked to the loss of native vegetation; • The importance of remnant bushlands in proximity to gardens; • The importance of low, dense vegetation; • Quenda are still very common in some areas and are very welcome as suburban wildlife. what’s killing our quendas? The survey gathered information from the public about sightings of both live and dead quendas, and the causes of death, where known. It may sound gruesome, but animal remains can teach us a lot about a species, its distribution and threats.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO A shallow, safe water source can be placed in a shady spot in the garden and maintaining some low, dense, vegetation will provide cover from predators. You could contact your local council and ask about putting up road signs in areas where quenda are being hit by cars. Also, support local initiatives to plant native trees and shrubs, especially close to waterways and wetlands where quenda prefer to live. To find out more about quendas, go to And keep an eye on the WWF blog for future updates: http:// The 2012 Quenda Survey has now closed but you can still lodge your quenda sightings with the Species and Communities Branch of DEC by emailing the location, a description of the animal and your contact details to

The most commonly reported cause of death (44%) was vehicle strike - mostly cars, but it seems even fast-moving pushbikes can prove fatal to small, unwary mammals. As expected, introduced predators are also a big problem for quendas. Cat, dog and fox predation made up almost a third of all reported mortality events. On the flip-side, many people also called to tell us that their own cat or dog seemed to have embraced a ‘live and let live’ philosophy and would even tolerate the resident quendas stealing food from their bowls. But however friendly your own pet seems towards quendas, Ref: Published: Quenda unfortunately the evidence shows that News, Issue 1, January 2013. non-native predators are having a large

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thanks to you First of all, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of those who participated in the Department of Environment & Conservation and WWF-Australia 2012 Quenda (Bandicoot) Survey. The information collected during the survey will contribute to a greater understanding of the habitat, distribution and conservation of quendas.

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It was a magical evening for all present, with an exotic ambience provided by the sounds of the sitar, dulcimer, guitar, and many other ethnic sounds. A large crowd from the Roleystone hills area turned out to hear the mesmerizing voice of Devaraje, who performed all the songs from her new album, accompanied by her partner Scott Mitchell, visiting Javanese musician Djarot Efendy, and percussionist Dipaunka Macrides. Devaraje and Scott Mitchell are a couple who came to live in Roleystone two years ago, and have been recording eclectic World music in their home studio ever since. Devaraje sings a collection of ancient mantras, sacred chants and prayerful songs from Tibetan, Indian Sanskrit, Hebrew, English and Arabic languages. The album “Prayer for the Journey” also integrates different genres and musical styles, from Classical Indian to Reggae, Arabic to Celtic and more. At its simplest, the album is a musical prayer for peace on the planet. The concert was enjoyed by all who attended, and was the perfect way to close the end of the year. Huge thanks must go to Rivka, Ita and all the staff at Genesis in the Hills Vegetarian Restaurant for their gracious support, divine food and exquisite cafe. Devaraje and Scott would also like to thank their graphic designer Simon Grey (of the Rainbow Yogis family) for designing the CD cover.

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To purchase a copy of “Prayer for the Journey” go to, or visit the Earthbound Organics shop in Roleystone’s Brackenridge Village. Devaraje and Scott will be performing at the Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre, located at 210 Carradine Road, Bedfordale, at 7:00pm on Saturday the 26th of January 2013. They will be accompanied by two special guest artists, Dipaunka Macrides and Matt Hatch. Spaces are limited, so book as soon as you can by calling 0418 969 925.

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The Girls on the Porch are proud to announce that we will be holding a Mother’s Day High Tea fund-raising event, to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We are excited that the event will be held at the iconic C Restaurant in the heart of the Perth CBD, on Friday the 3rd of May 2013. Tickets will be limited for this event, so watch this space for more information as it becomes available. If you would like to donate any prizes for our raffles on the day, please contact Wendy Scott on 0417 983 695, or Melissa Addison-Edgar on 0422 352 187. You can also contact us via our email:

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The purpose of this Master Planning Project is to provide an overarching framework to guide the future development of Cross Park, Springdale Park, John Dunn Reserve and Rushton Park. These parks will become sporting and community hubs that can be places where the community can come together to have many of their sporting, recreational and community needs met. Copies of the draft concept Master Plans are available for inspection and comment, during normal office and library opening hours at the City’s Administration Centre and two libraries - Armadale and Seville Grove. Please note that due to flood damage at Kelmscott Library, this library is closed for repairs. Electors and ratepayers of the City of Armadale are invited to make written submissions on the draft concept Master Plans or provide input via an on-line survey.

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The next Field Day, which will be a Dieback Treatment Day, is scheduled for Sunday the 20th of January. All proceedings will be held at Bettenay Reserve, located at the intersection of Bettenay and Sefton Road, in Roleystone. Treatment will commence at 9:00am, and will finish at 12:00pm. As the reserve is small, we might move into the adjoining Winstanley Reserve on Winstanley Road when we are finished, since this will be the site of our next Treatment Day on Sunday the 17th of

February. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment to treat their own trees against dieback. As always, new volunteers will be welcome, and morning tea will be provided. This, and other information, is shown on the noticeboard at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. If you require any further information, please visit our website at Hope to see you there! Happy New Year from Roleybushcare. Horst Seecamp.

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Dear Parent, As part of our commitment to provide your child with the safest possible environment, we have been working with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to review our Emergency Response Planning. It is important that parents are made aware of our preparations for dealing with emergencies, and in particular bushfires, and you are therefore invited to attend the briefing. Representatives from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and/or the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade will be in attendance. Agenda 1. DFES • What has been learnt from previous fire emergencies • Fire precautions and preparations at Roleystone Community College

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New Year’s Eve revellers rubbish Collie Parks The Department of Environment and Conservation is calling on visitors to abide by the “carry in, carry out” rubbish policy in national parks and recreation areas. While many park visitors over the New Year period were responsible and left sites in a tidy condition, concern has been raised about significant quantities of rubbish discarded in some areas. DEC Wellington District Ranger Stephnie Howells said refuse left at popular campsites in the Collie region following New Year’s Eve celebrations disrupted other visitors and damaged vegetation. “There was more than a truckload of rubbish left at Glen Mervyn Dam, which prevented holidaymakers from using parts of the site and detracted from the quality of their experience,” Ms Howells said. “Wellington National Park was also affected by large piles of rubbish left behind after a New Year’s Eve party. “Visitors to our national parks and State forest recreation areas need to take all their litter with them when they go home. “Even bagged rubbish that is left behind can be spread by wildlife and then enter and pollute waterways. “DEC urges all campers and park users to ‘do the right thing’ for the environment, other visitors and our parks by removing Some of the rubbish left behind at Glen Mervyn Dam after New Year’s Eve 2012. their litter. “The cost of DEC providing bins and removing rubbish reduces the funds available for improving facilities and other services.” Ref: Published: Friday, 4 January 2013.

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100 years of Brookton Policing Brookton Police Station will turn 100 in 2013. Ellen Parrick of the Brookton Historical Society will take you through the story of the building and district. Hear about the shared connections between Brookton and Armadale from past to present. Learn about the celebrations planned to mark this occasion. Bookings are essential. Call 9399 0125.

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Sunday the 10th of February will be the first Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues event for 2013. It will be held at the Roleystone Country Club on Wygonda Road, starting at 3:00pm. Anyone with an interest in playing or singing is very welcome to come along and join in, or just sit and listen. Just to be different, we will be totally unplugged and un-miked for the first meeting, so if you find

being in front of a microphone a bit daunting, this could be for you. Any feedback for this idea will be greatly appreciated. We will do all we can to support and encourage those who are less confident, and give any help that may be needed. We look forward to seeing you all there on the 10th! For further information contact Melvin (Mel) Young, email:



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The Roleystone Senior Football Club is getting ready for a roaring 2013 season, with pre-season training already under way for the upcoming Colts team. The 2013 pre-season is back on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm, with Andrew Walkley and Lisa Casotti taking the training sessions, until coaches are appointed within the next few weeks. Fitness and strength conditioning will be the main focus for the next few weeks of pre-season. If you are keen to play football this year

for the Roleystone Tigers, make sure you get up to the Club. The Roleystone Senior Football Club is also looking to appoint Bar Staff, Canteen Staff and Team Manager positions, all of which are paid. We rely on a strong group of volunteers to keep the Club running, so if you think you can be a part of this team, please contact President Matthew Walkley on 0430 509 441. Lisa Casotti, Secretary, Roleystone Senior Football Club.

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Are you a Roleystone teenager who wants to perform professionally? A new performing arts school has opened its doors, offering high-level tuition which will prepare students for specific university courses in that area. The Westrip Institute of Vocal and Performing Arts provides full-time and part-time courses in classical vocal work, stage to screen acting, musical theatre and dance, with an emphasis on practical experience in staged productions and concert work. Born out of the long-established and well-recognised Stage Door School of Performing Arts, the institute has been set up at the Perth Modern School campus by lecturer Ian Westrip (OAM), whom recognised a need for a higher standard of tutoring, beyond what is provided in schools. “I also saw a need to further assist those who wish to prepare for more extensive vocal stage work and performance,” Westrip said. “All class work features individual coaching and tuition from wellestablished professionals with years of experience, as well as tutors who are very much respected in their subjects. We strive to give a personal approach to each individual, something that is sometimes absent in tertiary level education.” Educated in Perth, London and Glasgow, Westrip conducted and sang with the Australian, Scottish, Canberra and West Australian Operas in the 1970’s, later extending his work into further chorus training and conducting. In the 1980’s, he was Musical Director of the UWA Choral Society, a singer and conductor for WA Opera Company and Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and a founding member of the Music Theatre Company of WA, which created more opportunities for young people to perform professionally. After a decade as Director of Music at John XXIII College, Westrip was made Chorus Master of the English

National Opera in 1993, conducting a recording of Intermezzi and Preludes with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to music, as both a performer and teacher, in 1998. “Having lectured at WAAPA, UWA, ECU and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, I’m well aware of the requirements of these institutions,” Westrip said. “In some cases, there is a need to ensure students are well-prepared for this level of study. It’s my experience that many go on successfully to schools in other states or overseas, with some even going directly into the profession. The new institute shall continue to bridge the gap and, in some cases, provide an alternative to those wishing to stay and live in WA.” The Westrip Institute offers a variety of courses, held in the afternoon, evenings and weekends to cater for university and mature-age students, starting with WA Certificate of Education courses at Year 10 level. There is also a “createyour-own” facility for mature-age students wanting to study only a few subject units, in addition to their own full-time courses. “The emphasis is on performance work and, from 2013, students will also have the opportunity to perform in the musicals ‘Company’ and ‘Cats’ at the Regal Theatre and Subiaco Arts Centre, as well as other plays, choral and solo work as part of their course,” Westrip said. The Westrip Institute of Vocal and Performing Arts is affiliated with the ICW Performing Arts Association and Stage Door School, and is located at the Perth Modern School campus on Hamilton Street, in Subiaco. For more details on available courses, call 0417 969 984 or 0416 251 265, or visit www.

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Halcyon Stables is ready to kick off for another great year by starting 2013 with several end-of-school-holiday events! Sunday the 27th of January will see our riders going on an all-ages trip to the beach with the horses. Clients can enjoy a glorious 3 hours at the beach, riding on the sand and swimming with the horses in the ocean. On Monday the 28th of January, Halcyon Stables is offering a morning Kids Pony Workshop for children aged 5 to 12. The workshop will include learning to handle, lead and groom ponies, as well as a fun bush ride. Kids will also have the chance to get their faces painted, participate in a treasure hunt, and have a great time learning about the ponies. For the older kids, there will be a 3 day camp where students can participate either residentially or each day. This camp will be suitable for kids aged 6 to 16, with the average age of participants being 8 to 14. Over the three days the kids will ride twice daily, learn how to take care of their horse, swim in the dam both with the horses and without, and enjoy games and structured activities such as a treasure hunt, a scavenger hunt and a mystery! Students staying residentially will stay in the main house’s guests room, which is set up specifically for camps. Finally, this year Halcyon Stables will be offering a weekly parents’ clinic, complete with a creche, which will be a 2 hour session held each Tuesday morning so parents can ride and develop their horsemanship skills whilst their kids play in the provided creche.







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The Roleystone Country Club is starting the new year with some major changes which the community should be made aware of. In December, Lester North resigned from the position of President, a role which has now been filled by Michael Hansen. The Club and Committee would like to thank Lester for all his hard work over the past 18 months, and wish him and Mary-anne all the best for the future. Furthermore, the Committee has welcomed Terry Walsh and Telfer Bowman into the ranks, and appointed Ross Meadows to replace Malcolm as Treasurer. At the recent Special General Meeting, the members voted overwhelmingly for the new 3-year business plan, and approved the capital raising necessary to implement the major structural and internal changes to the Club’s premises and surroundings. The forthcoming months will see the Club’s premises and facilities modernised and improved for functions

and specialised events. To encourage all Roleystone residents to enjoy the benefits of these changes, we have a special 6 Month Membership offer for just $22 per person, expiring on the 30th of June 2013. Children under 18 years of age will not be charged a fee. To take advantage of this offer, just come down to the Club to register, or post us your membership payment and contact details. Our Bar Manager is moving on to new opportunities and we wish her well, so over the next month, we will be appointing a new Manager, establishing new catering arrangements for Friday night meals, and re-introducing live music on Friday nights. To benefit our members, we are in the process of introducing membership scan cards for discounts on bar purchases. Over the next months I will keep you updated on our changes, you can always check out our Facebook page, and I look forward to meeting all new members. Michael Hansen, President.

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 NEWS RELEASE Suspicious behaviour and burglaries Armadale Police request the public’s help in calling 13 14 44 to report suspicious behaviour in their suburb. This is the best opportunity we have in preventing crimes and catching perpetrators who have just committed an offence. After a relatively good period we have again witnessed a spike in offences toward the end of last week, primarily in Armadale, Kelmscott and Camillo amongst others. We have seen a number of burglaries on unlocked premises including some thefts where car keys have been swiped from within a house to then steal the corresponding cars. While it is tempting to leave house windows and doors open as temperatures swell, it is important to keep your house as secure as possible. This includes closing and locking doors, security screens and windows. Keeping your house secure may also spare your car being stolen as well. Cars at Shopping Centres – Look, Lock, Leave Please be aware around Shopping Centres to look, lock and leave. Look around when you get our of your car or are returning to your vehicle for suspicious people; lock your car and do not leave windows down far enough that entry could be gained easily and do not leave valuables in cars; and then leave your car when you are happy to do so.

Bushfire and hazardous weather season With the terrible fires currently occurring in the Eastern states, it is a timely reminder to all that we live in one of the most fire prone states. Summer is now well and truly upon us and we all need to have a bushfire plan - what you and your family will do in the case of a bushfire. In the event of a bushfire please be aware that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have absolute authority of the incident and support organisations, including the Police. Road closures are put in place to save lives. The 2007 incident on the Great Eastern Highway in Boorabin where three truck drivers were let through a roadblock into the path of a bushfire is a tragic example of what can happen when people are allowed into fire zones too early. This incident led to many of law changes that we have in place today. Generally there is no entry except for fire crews battling the fires. If you leave your house or are not home when a full road closure is put in place, you will not be allowed entry. For information on bushfire plans see the DFES website at May everyone have a happy and safe new year. Rob Read, Acting Officer in Charge, Armadale Police Station. Published: Tuesday, 08 January 2013.

In general, we plan to make things different, to make time for our family and friends, and to make ourselves feel better, more vibrant and alive. If you are feeling any of the following symptoms, then now is definitely the time to make 2013 your year of change: • Tired, and without energy; • Moody or irritable, especially with those close to you; • Like it’s a struggle to get through the day; • As if your hormones are controlling your life; • That food and cravings are sabotaging your weight loss attempts. Book in to see the Healing Solutions Naturopath Caroline van der Mey at Nervana

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Report firearm use in national parks Visitors and community members are being urged to contact police if they see or hear anyone using a firearm in a national park. Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Rangers have called for public assistance following several shooting incidents in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Senior Ranger Gilbert Stokman said the Windmills toilet block, near the Cape to Cape walking track and Cape Naturaliste lighthouse, had been targeted twice in the last two months. “We have found bullet holes in parts of the building, which is of great concern to us,” he said. Mr Stokman said the shooting activity was particularly worrying because it occurred in the northern end of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, where there were a high number of park users. “Bullets could end up hitting track walkers, or other visitors to the national park, resulting in injury or even a fatality,” he said. “It is illegal to discharge firearms in a Western Australian national park without authorisation and these incidents in LeeuwinNaturaliste have been reported to the police. “Rangers will also be keeping an eye out for DEC Ranger Gilbert Stokman holds a any suspicious behaviour. “We ask that if you do see anyone carrying a bullet-damaged toilet ventilation unit from firearm in a national park, or hear gunfire, to Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. report it to the police.” Leeuwin Naturaliste is Western Australia’s most visited national park, receiving more than 2.5 million visits annually. Ref: Published: Monday, 7 January 2013.

world on a plate 2013 The City will host World on a Plate, a series of free workshops from February to June. This hugely successful program is aimed at promoting multiculturalism in the community through a cultural exchange of food, language, dress and tradition. Workshops will be held monthly at Canning Vale College with local presenters showcasing their culture through cooking demonstrations. More than 150 residents of the City of Gosnells participated in this initiative last year. The following dates for World on a Plate for 2013 will be: February 21st Malaysian March 28th Turkish April 18th Persian May 30th Indian June 27th Italian Bookings are essential and only taken from Monday 14th January, 2013. Places are limited and strictly one place per person. For more information contact Anne Finch on 9397 3121 or email afinch@gosnells.

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Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Thursday 24 January, 8pm One of Australia’s finest vocal bands are set to hit the stage at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 24 January at 8:00pm. Performing their latest hit show “Australian Songbook”, The Beggars will lead into Kalamunda’s Australia Day celebrations with a musical tribute to great Australian songs and artists. Acting CEO Clayton Higham said, “The Shire is delighted to host The Beggars, Australian Songbook at our Performing Arts Centre this January. The show has received rave reviews, and it is sure to be an exciting night.” World renowned for their crystal clear vocals and wholesome sound, The Beggars have been labeled “Australia’s best vocal band since The Seekers.” The trio comprising of Renee Donaghey, Quinton Dunne and Stuart Day, have not only toured Australia, but have also wowed audiences overseas with their acoustic performances. The Beggars are currently on a nation-wide

tour performing their latest show Australian Songbook, a compilation of music from artists including Slim Dusty, Johnny O’Keefe and Chad Morgan. Featuring classics like “I’ve Been Everywhere” and “Kangaroo” which made it onto the iTunes World Music Chart, and “The Banjo Song” which hit number 1 on the European Country Music Association Charts, Australian Songbook is an event not to be missed. Tickets for the concert are $28 adult and $25 concession and can be purchased from www. or from the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 9257 2558 or the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. For further information on The Beggars Australian Songbook contact the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 9257 2558, email or go to Ref:

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Mobile: 0433 728 478 A/Hrs: 9397 6919 “The first of six community facilities will be Piara Waters (North) Community and Sporting Facility, a $5.8 million multipurpose facility which will accommodate a range of sporting and community activities. Baker’s House is a $1.8 million multi-purpose, fully accessible facility and the State government has recently allocated $61 million for Harrisdale Secondary School, which will service the urban expansion of the region. “There are also major road and intersection upgrades which are significantly improving the connectivity and accessibility of the region. “The Sienna Wood estate in the new suburbs of Hilbert and Haynes will be our next rapid growth area. “The demographics of the City’s newest residents are varied. We have first home buyers, retirees, empty nesters, second and third home owners and investors, all of whom are taking advantage of the impending population and infrastructure surge,” said Mayor Zelones.



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The City of Armadale’s western region continues its population growth with nearly 2,000 new residents moving into Piara Waters and Harrisdale last year, with the area’s population anticipated to reach 10,000 by January 2013. The rapid growth is set to continue as people flock to the new estates to benefit from the upcoming infrastructure growth and rapid development of high level design of the area. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the new residential estates and community in Harrisdale, Piara Waters and Forrestdale are important elements of Council’s longstanding re-visioning project. “The City’s population is anticipated to grow from 64,000 in 2011 to 127,000, or a 99% increase over the next 20 years with the bulk of growth located in new urban areas. “Piara Waters and Harrisdale are two of the City’s fastest growing suburbs. So far this year we have had 1,969 new residents move into region with many more set to call the area home in coming years. “People are drawn to the accessibility and potential of these suburbs. They are close to a variety of shopping amenities, the estates are leaders in innovative Better Urban Water Management and the area will soon benefit from infrastructure development.

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A new edition of the key guide that helps people survive a bushfire has been released following research by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The research conducted earlier this year found many people who live in high risk areas underestimated the destructive nature of bushfires and thought it wouldn’t happen to them. The results have been incorporated into the latest edition of the bushfire guide Prepare. Act. Survive. that was released recently. DFES Director Community Engagement Suellen Shea said the findings from the research were a real eye opener and highlighted the importance of household planning. “What we have discovered is many people are underestimating the ferocious nature of bushfires and as a result they aren’t putting in place the necessary preparations to ensure their survival,” Ms Shea said. “If you live in or near bush, developing and using a bushfire survival plan is critical. “Having a plan to follow will help you avoid last minute decisions that could cost lives.” Ms Shea said Prepare. Act. Survive. helped people best develop a bushfire survival plan and also provided other information on how to survive a bushfire. “The guide incorporates the latest research and information about bushfires available in Australia, and helps people to get prepared, to know when bushfires are likely to threaten and what to

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do when one occurs,” Ms Shea said. “After reading the guide, the majority of research participants agreed that it was a useful resource and said they would recommend reading it to their friends and family.” DFES Deputy Commissioner Operations Lloyd Bailey warned that summer would be tough and he urged people to help keep safe over Christmas by having a bushfire survival plan. “This week we will see temperatures soar, which means bushfires will be more likely and more dangerous,” he said. “If you live in a high risk area, suburban or rural, you really need to take responsibility for yourself and your family and have a bushfire survival plan. “The plan shouldn’t be a rough idea in your mind it needs to be fully thought out, detailed and include a backup strategy in case things don’t go to plan. “Everyone in your family should know what the plan is and what their role will be.” Deputy Commissioner Bailey said people whose plan was to stay and protect their home and property needed to be realistic about the nature of bushfire and have adequate, functional equipment. “Never underestimate the power of bushfire and the massive destruction it can cause,” he said. “If your plan is to stay and actively defend, you cannot do that with a few buckets and a garden hose. “You will need to have protective clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible, firefighting equipment and an independent water supply of at least 20,000 litres. “Defending your home is no joke, it’s not easy and to be quite frank, unless you have the equipment and experience your safest option is to leave early.” For information on how you can plan for the bushfire season or to download the new Prepare. Act. Survive. visit or call 9395 9300.

Training workshops for local businesses The City of Armadale is working with the Small Business Centre South East Metropolitan (SBCSEM) to produce a 2013 calendar of training courses for owners and staff of local businesses. There will be a series of training courses held at Armadale Library throughout 2013, starting on 22 January. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the City has worked with Business Armadale to identify a range of courses which directly benefit local businesses. “Armadale has a strong Business Centre that is growing rapidly. We are the heart of commerce in the southeast corridor with great potential for even further expansion. “This is the first time the SBCSEM have coordinated sessions in Armadale. These courses are a fantastic way for local businesses and staff to learn new skills as well as develop their knowledge in how

to better cater for the local community. “I’m pleased to see the SBCSEM work with the City to recognise our business potential and provide opportunities for local businesses.” “Workshops include topics such as social media, marketing, business loans, legal issues and the latest technology currently available in the market,” said Mayor Zelones. Workshops range in price from $25 to $55. You can register with SBCSEM to receive notice of forthcoming events and training opportunities. Visit au. For more information contact SBC South East Metro, 2232b Albany Highway, Gosnells WA 6110. Call 9398 6333 or email

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essential for all programs. Call the venue to ensure your child’s place is reserved. Clay Tablets and Scrolls Wednesday 23 January, 10-12pm. History House Museum, 9399 0419. Children will make clay tablets & scrolls to be decorated with ancient writings. Bookings essential. Scitech’s Endless Energy Science Show Friday 25 January, 10.30-11.30am. Armadale Library, 9399 0125. Physical Sciences - Energy can’t be destroyed, & neither can our sense of adventure when we bounce, bang, buzz & burn with energy demonstrations and activities. Bookings essential. Storytime by the pool Thursday 31 January, 4-4.45pm. Armadale Aquatic Centre, 9399 0850. Come and hear some wonderful summer stories, & create some craft to take home. Bookings essential. Kanyana Wildlife Volunteer Info Night Our next Volunteer Information Night is on Wednesday 6th February at 6.30pm. Bookings are essential so please phone 9291 3900 or email info@kanyanawildlife. if you would like to get involved. We are looking for administration people, gardeners, maintenance and hospital carers. School holiday fun in Perth. Are your kids bored yet? Try Surfing lessons in Perth at Big Wave Surfing School! Keeps them cool & active this school holidays. Kids age 5-17yrs & Adults, www. 2 day course only $89. Children’s Yoga Adventure Workshop! Wednesday 30 January, 10.30-12pm n Come join Rainbow Pammy at the beautiful hillside retreat of Vanessa-Jean Boscarello n Ovens in Bedfordale. Where we will enjoy an hour yoga n adventure and half hour of yoga art. Bring your water and your rainbow. Don’t forget to register, email: or 0418 952 977. Address given on registration. This workshop is for children aged between 3-9. Exciting news for Rainbow Yoga lovers! As of next year we will be offering Yoga Workshops for Home School Groups. Please contact Rainbow Pammy at pam@ or call 0418 952 977. Cant wait to spread some stretchy rainbow love!

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SBCSEM Business Expo Friday 22 February 10-3pm Bringing Business Together! Only a few stalls left. Ring to book your place before you miss out. For more details, call us on 9398 6333. Introduction to Crystal Healing 10am, Saturday 19 January Crystal healing is an ancient vibrational healing practice that promotes the free flow of energy to create well being. Crystal healer Silvia Winterstein will explain and demonstrate this therapy in an interesting and informative introductory session. Held at the Kenwick Library, Kenwick. Ph: 9397 3099 Fees: Free, but bookings are essential. WA Glass Artists Exhibition A group exhibition of unique and stunning pieces by WA Glass Artists. 4 January - 20 January. Held at the Zigzag Cultural Centre 50 Railway Road Kalamunda. Open MonFri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-4. Ph: 9257 9998, www. We welcome you to a sacred sound journey with chants, mantras and rhythmic sounds of celebrations On the Saturday 26th of January at the Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre 210 Carradine Road Bedfordale at 7:00pm8:30pm. Nourishment for the body and the soul, this beautiful space will allow you to drop into yourself and come home to silence. Devaraje and Scott Mitchell will be performing, and they will be accompanied by special guest artists - Dipaunka Macrides on percussion and guitar and Matt Hatch on Bansuri Flute and guitar. They will all lead you into a journey of meditation song and dance. Cost: $20 at door. Bookings essential as spaces are limited, call 0418 969 925. Kalamunda Water Park Australia Day Pool Party! Proudly brought to you by the Shire of Kalamunda and YMCA Perth. 9am-6.30pm Saturday 26 January. Pre-sale Tickets Available at our website. Please Note: this is an alcohol free event. 1/2 price entry, dunking machine, bands, inflatables, novelty events, chill-out zone, competitions plus giveaways all day Ph: 9293 4432 www. City of Armadale Australia Day Fireworks Saturday 26 January Boasting one of the largest regional fireworks displays in WA, the City of Armadale will turn on its lights this year with a spectacular firework display. Live entertainment from 5.30pm, carnival rides and plenty of activities will bring in the fireworks. Cost: free, Time: 6.30pm, Venue: Minnawarra Park, Armadale. For further information ring 9399 0682. All sorts of fun these school holidays There are plenty of free activities this summer with the City of Armadale’s School Holiday All Sorts Program. Bookings are

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Bellydance is great for fun & fitness! Belly dancing is a fun and beneficial activity which improves flexibility, circulation, posture, and body awareness. It is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, and above all, is very enjoyable. I invite you to grab a scarf, or sash and your sense of humour, and come learn how to shimmy and dance to exotic oriental rhythms. No dance experience is necessary, and classes are set in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere at my home studio. An additional class for beginners will start in February, so stay tuned. There are many rewards from learning this wonderful art, just one of which is cultivating a positive body image. Please don’t hesitate to speak with me on 9496 2551 or 0434 874 066. You can also call these numbers if you would like to lodge your interest in either the adult’s or children’s drumming workshops. Petra White.

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Chris Whitney, the new owner of Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms, has been kept very busy by the challenges posed by the recent heatwave. Keeping approximately 50 baby animals cool and happy in such conditions is definitely a full time job. Chris houses quite a few baby chickens, goats, lambs, rabbits, several calves and two piglets, (many of which are orphaned) at his Martin property. Without their mothers, the animals require special care including bottle-feeding. As the temperature climbed above 43°, Chris covered cages and pens with wet towels, replaced water bottles hourly, and regularly sprayed the lambs with water bottles. “Frozen water bottles are great for the rabbits, as they • Giftware • il gelato Ice cream are particularly vulnerable to heat stress”, said Chris. • Helium Balloons The shed was also insulated, with a BUY ONE (1) ICE CREAM AND GET fan blowing a breeze throughout the ONE (1) FREE, TILL THE END OF day. FEBRUARY 2013 Wed – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm The Travelling Farm is a new Brackenridge Village venture for Chris, but one which 0404 908 399 encompasses the passion for animal life he has had since childhood. As a kid, he always enjoyed the petting farm visits at the local shows, which led him to attending Harvey Agricultural School. After several years of working on farms across Australia, as well as working for the previous owners of Old Macdonald’s, Chris came home to develop his love of animals into a business. The farm is available for bookings at “We Bring the Farm to You” parties, schools and playgroups, as well as festivals and other local events. To make a booking, phone Chris on 0447 742 295, or email omfeast@

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Concerts in the Park Sun 3 March, 4-7pm, Roleystone Primary School Oval, Robin Rd Roleystone is home to many artists and musicians, and this concert, hosted by Roleystone Musicians Club, will showcase some of this community’s great local talent. Sun 10 March, 5-7pm, Baker’s House, Harrisdale Come and celebrate the official opening of the newly refurbished Bakers House with a twilight concert by super-group Oats Supply. Share the magic of the 80’s - a very special era in music history and come to this concert dressed in your best 80’s attire. Sun 7 April, 5-7pm, Memorial Park Get into the rhythm with the multi-award winning Armadale City Concert Band. In the leafy gardens of Memorial Park, 43 musicians aged 13-60, will get your feet tapping to the songs of Broadway, swing and salsa. Come early and enjoy a meal from Armadale Central’s many restaurants, cafes and the food court.

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The “Dance Fit” Dance Academy had its first ever concert on the 8th of December, 2012, at Cecil Andrews Senior High School. It was a huge success with over 70 students onstage, and over 150 guests in attendance, watching and supporting the students. It is an absolute honour to say that I teach these amazing kids, who were fantastic both onstage and backstage. Special thanks to everyone who came and saw the show. In looking to the future, 2013 will be a big year for us. We have more classes available, as well as a new

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opportunity for Kayaking Lessons The Champion Lakes Boating Club is a unique aquatic sports club which encompasses the four disciplines of kayaking, rowing, dragon boating and radio sailing. This local sporting club is situated at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre on Henley Drive, in Champion Lakes. Champion Lakes is a 55 hectare complex, which was established in 2007 by the Armadale Redevelopment Authority, and is now managed by Venues West. Facilities for rowing, dragon boating and kayaking are of international standard, and as such, the Australian Kayaking Sprint Championships will be held at the complex in March 2013, with several local club members competing. The club is offering local children (aged 8 years and over) the chance to participate in kayaking lessons on the 21st and 23rd of January 2013. This is a great opportunity to have

some fun and keep cool these holidays, all while learning a great skill! The lessons are overseen by a fully qualified instructor, and all equipment is included in the price. If any of the youngsters would like to continue kayaking after the holidays, the club has a vibrant juniors program for children aged 8 to 12 years, as well as a youth program for teens aged 13 years and over. For further details, contact the CLBCK President Robyn Brown on 0401 311 817.

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and allowing ourselves to make new connections which we would make when younger.” The Extraordinary Mind Project has proven so successful, that Ms Cross has taken the workshops interstate, and as far as Thailand, with part of the proceeds going towards sponsoring orphaned hill tribe children in north Thailand. In addition to The Extraordinary Mind Project exhibition, visitors will have the chance to join in two free introductory workshops from 2pm to 4pm on January the 19th and 20th. Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation, with part of the proceeds going to the Borderless Friendship Foundation. The Undercoft Gallery is below UWA’s Winthrop Hall, with entries on Mounts Bay Road, opposite Winthrop Avenue, in Crawley. For more information, call 0488 755 088 or email extraordinarymind@amnet. au. More details are available at www.extraordinarymind.

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Roleystone resident Bev Sinclair’s style of drawing and ability to express visual qualities of despair showed a dramatic leap forward only 25 hours after participating in the Extraordinary Mind Project.

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Roleystone resident Bev Sinclair knows what it’s like to struggle with depression, but never expected that a creative art workshop would help her to fight that battle. After taking part in The Extraordinary Mind Project, a program which helps people to recapture their natural creative talents, Bev found her depression lifting. Established six years ago by WA-born Jan Cross, the project has helped more than 3000 people to develop their artistic abilities from stick-figures to accomplished illustrations in just a few hours. “I was looking for something, and what amazed me was how the course brought me into the now,” Ms Sinclair said. “People started coming into my life, like other artists, and I discovered how wonderful it is to just sit for hours on end, letting the art flow through me as my music plays. When I go out for a run now, I see things, like cobwebs with little sparkles and lights on them, shading, light, dark and all the bits in between, and it’s wondrous.” Some of the before-and-after work produced through The Extraordinary Mind Project will be on show at the University of WA’s Undercroft Gallery, from January 17th to January 20th. The exhibition will feature pieces from 60 previous participants, including works from Ms Sinclair. Two other early workshop participants and exhibition patrons include Jeremy Holton and Narelle Manser-Smith, whom have gone on to become full-time award-winning artists, with works in public and private collections. The Project founder, Ms Cross, said the exhibition is an opportunity to see some of the amazing results that have been achieved, as well as the stories behind them. “Many people who claim to have no talent end up producing art works that astound themselves, as well as their friends and family,” she said. “People start out in life as creativity machines but the brain becomes hard-wired into repeating what it already knows as we get older. It means we don’t have relearn easy things like walking and talking each morning, or deciding what our opinions and beliefs are again. However, it also means that we’re less likely to go against what our brain already knows, so new and fresh thoughts and insights are less common. We use drawing courses as a method of tricking the hard-wiring, clearing a mental space,


Roleystone resident’s creativity in extraordinary minds show

Next meeting for the Roleystone Markets is on the 31st Jan, at 7.30pm at the Green House, Community Garden. If you would like to come along and join our committee you are very welcome. If you are interested in having a stall at our first Twilight Market on the 3rd March please make contact with Maria Ford on 0407 985 319 or email:

Roleystone Autumn Festival 2013 The Roleystone Autumn Festival organisation is underway, the date has been set for Saturday 13th April 2013 10am-3pm. The event meetings in the lead up will be at 7:30pm on the last Friday of each month, at the Roleystone Country Club. For more information about the Roleystone Autumn Festival or contact Fraser Williams, We invite you to come along and be a part of a first-class event that raises over $10,000 for the Roleystone Community College.

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Orchid a rare find after prescribed burn Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) volunteers have discovered a rarely seen species of orchid in Wandoo National Park in the Perth hills, 30 kilometres further north than it had previously been recorded. Fred and Jean Hort found the Dale china orchid (Cyanicula sp. ‘Dale’) along with widespread flowering of other orchid species in an area of the park that was prescribed burnt in November last year. Mr Hort said it was an exciting find. “One evening during early September, Jean and I stopped to check out a section of last year’s late spring burn and immediately liked what we saw - numerous orchids were flowering,” Mr Hort said. “During the remainder of the month, we explored much of the burn, recording and photographing orchid species including spider, duck, hammer and enamel orchids. But it was a rare and wonderful occasion to see that the burn had stimulated the flowering of so many Dale china orchids along with white and a few yellow china orchids.” Mr and Mrs Hort have been conservation volunteers for more than 15 years and during that time have made valuable contributions to flora research and the WA Herbarium. DEC conservation officer Marnie Swinburn carried out a post burn flora survey at the location with Mr and Ms Hort after seeing their photographs.

“I was surprised to find china orchids in many colours including pure white, purple and the pale blue Dale china orchid, which had previously only been recorded in three locations along the Brookton Highway further south and never in Wandoo National Park,” Ms Swinburn said. “There was such an amazing range of colours, suggesting hybridisation may be occurring, so we have sent specimens to the WA Herbarium for further investigation.” Ms Swinburn said species in this particular genus of orchid flower profusely after fire and may benefit from prescribed burns, as long as they are carried out at the right time of year. Much of Western Australia’s flora and fauna have evolved alongside a range of fire regimes and some species need specific fire regimes to regenerate or stimulate flowering,” she said. DEC uses prescribed burning to create a patchwork of burnt and unburnt areas across the lands it manages to help protect biodiversity as well as to stem the intensity of bushfires, aid firefighters in their spread and protect communities. DEC’s spring burning program is underway ahead of the coming fire season with key strategic prescribed burns planned for the Perth hills. Information about DEC’s prescribed burning program is available on the DEC website Ref: Photograph courtesy of Fred Hort.

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Kitsiri DeSilva is facilitating this 4 week program for men only. A tactile journey of self expression. Explode your creativity. Stimulate your imagination. Try out new, fun skills in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Movement, mask making, painting, storytelling/writing. An innovative program packed with Elements, Art, Storytelling, Movement and Brotherhood.

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Whether you are a raw food novice, devout raw foodie or just interested in conscious eating & seeking fresh inspiration to add to your daily repertoire these classes are perfect for you. Vanessa-Jean will be sharing her vast knowledge of Super-foods & alive foods that fuel our bodies in a positive, healing & uplifting way. Whatever stage you are at, on your journey to health this class will truly enlighten & inspire you to become more conscious about the food you are putting into your body.

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The word Mandala is from the ancient indian sanskrit meaning circle and has a strong ritual significance in Hinduism and Buddihism. It has been used to help keep focus, for creating a sacred space and for aiding meditation. In Tibet, mandalas are often made with brightly coloured sand, an ancient technique that Tibetans use to bring their mandala to life. When a sand mandala is created, a team of monks will usually engage in ceremony, chanting and meditation before and after each creation. This helps transmit peace, love and positive energy into the mandala. A sand mandala can take up to many weeks to complete and when done so, it is then blown or swept out into the universe. It is thought to radiate healing powers to anyone who looks at it and when swept out and dispersed into flowing water, these healing energies are spread to the world. Creating a mandala is a wonderful way for children to visually engage in a meditation. The entire act of making a mandala can bring peace and calmness to any little yogi. A great way to do this is either with coloured sand or, when you are out and about on a walking meditation, using what nature can provide; flowers, leaves, branches, seeds, seaweed, shells and rocks. Find a quiet place where you can breath and take a moment, thinking positive thoughts or maybe chant “OM” three times and begin your nature mandala. As you sweep your creation out into the universe say a prayer or spare a thought for people all over the world and share the love with the universe. Have fun! For further information contact Pammy Hoggarth-Gray from Rainbow Yogis on 0418 952 977, email: pam@rainbowyogis., or check out the website at

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AGLG receives more than $100,000 in funding Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) has successfully secured funding of more than $100,000 in total to carry out projects in 2013. The funds will assist AGLG in revegetating and maintaining sites in the Cities of Armadale and Gosnells. Funding secured from the State Natural Resource Management community grants program will go towards creating a damp land at Palomino Reserve. “AGLG and the Palomino Reserve Catchment Group have been championing a damp land at the Reserve,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones. “The City will work with AGLG to establish a seasonal damp land along the Wungong River. This will then be planted with native vegetation and fill with water in winter. The damp land will provide a habitat for native animals, restore natural function of the river and

improve water quality by filtering out nutrients. “The City of Armadale’s natural landscape is what sets us apart. We are eager to continue engaging in initiatives which revitalise and sustain our native habitat,” said Mayor Zelones. Total funding received includes: • $48,600 from the State Natural Resource Management community grant; • $43,614 from the Swan River Trust Riverbank funding; • $27,780 from the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program. Funding will be used for the damp land at Palomino Reserve and revegetation and weed control at eleven other key sites in the Cities of Armadale and Gosnells. For information visit www. or call the AGLG Community Landcare Coordinator on 0412 713 582.

Free Immunisation Clinics in 2013

The City of Armadale and Child and Adolescent Community Health are hosting free Immunisation Clinics throughout 2013. The service has been extended to accommodate for the City’s rapidly growing community with a new clinic at Baker’s House in Harrisdale, a relocated clinic at the Armadale Library in Armadale and a continuation at EV Gribble Community Centre in Hilbert. Immunisations are carried out by Community Nurses with clinics run once a month at each facility. The immunisation clinics commence at 9am and close at 10.30am. The clinics vaccinate children from diseases such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Influenza Hepatitis

B, Chicken Pox (Varicella) Hexa, Prevenar and Rotateq is available for babies. Clinic dates for early 2013 include: Wednesday 9 January Armadale Library, Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Armadale; Wednesday 23 January Evelyn Gribble Community Centre, Ninth Road, Hilbert; Wednesday 6 February Baker’s House, 10 Welcome Meander, Harrisdale. Please bring along your Medicare Card. For more information visit www. or call the City’s Health Services department on 9399 0111.

Volunteer and Make a Difference! People volunteer for many different reasons. Some do it to meet new people, to learn new skills, to add to their CV, to lend a helping hand to those in need, to make good use of their spare time, to take on new challenges, or to use their skills and experience in a positive way. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to become an active member of your community, by helping others (and in turn, yourself as well). Do you know a person who has made a significant contribution to the Roleystone community through volunteering?

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‘OFF THE PEG’ are looking for a drummer call 0448 124 116, ovenden. if you’re keen

Position available for RN/ EN nurse 3-4 sessions per week flexible. Please post a resume to: Roleystone Family Medical Centre Unit 1, 9 Wygonda Rd WANTED Mature person Roleystone WA 6111 or for casual work Mon email: practice.manager@ 9-2.30pm & Thurs 6-10am, heavy lifting & serving SALE Scooter in the shop. Needs to FOR (Gopher) 6-7yrs old, gd be enthusiastic, reliable, cond, acc included, $1200 strong & trustworthy. Call Anita Earthbound Organics ono 0400 238 213 0433 521 343, 9397 7899 WANTED Keyboard player WANTED Wildlife Park for local popular music band with female vocalist. needs you 0439 904 147 Mature age preferred. Call Horse Agistment Clive 0417 929 760 Roleystone. New fencing, lge yards, other agisters, Are there any local teens endless trail riding in bush. wanting some fun school Call Helen 0402 403 269 or holiday cash? I am in need 9397 5921 for more info or of a couple of extra pairs of hands for the last wk of the to come & view school hols! Paying cash, FOR SALE Painted Saws rate according to age. Exp with Australian scenes, w/horses a bonus but not make good presents $30ea nec. I require helpers on 27, 28, 30, 31 & 1. Jobs 9390 4953 inc. mucking out yards, House Cleaning Do cleaning, filling waters, you need a reliable & feeding horses, leading experienced residential ponies, lots of walking. It’s cleaner? I supply all my work that requires plenty of own cleaning products & energy particularly on the guarantee a quality service! full days. Plenty of breaks Wkly, frtnightly or other in between to catch your cleans. Pol Clear Refs ABN breath, full supervision & on $30p/hr Lucy 9496 2707 the job training. Applicants 0415 454 569, lucy_a_g@ must be aged 15 at last birthday or older. Email FRENCH TUITION 0438 resume halcyonstables@ 634 902, Children & Adults FOR SALE Philips Mwave FOR SALE Yr 11 and Model 5210V Output 12 school books WACE 2450MHz glass turn-table, English, Health Studies, basic controls, big-heavy, Human Biol, Drama & gd work order, ideal 2nd History. Cheap 9397 5087 unit or club canteen, make ARTIST TUITION 0447 441 me an offer 0400 428 119 707, Watercolour & Acrylic

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other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 000 Fire or Life Threatening Emergencies, 13 25 00 SES Assistance,1300 657 209 Emergency Information, Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Western Power 13 13 51, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 13 22 03, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services (Robbie van Uden) 9397 5406, CoA Ranger Services 9399 0111 or 1300 886 885, Smoky Vehicle Reporting 1800 076 659, Synergy (faulty street lights) 1800 622 008, Water Corporation 13 13 75, Mensline 1300 789 978, Family Helpline & Domestic Violence 1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Information 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline 1300 766 541, Main Roads Road Closure Information 13 81 38, Education Department Security SchoolWatch 1800 177 777

What’s On

– your local community calendar

Your not-for-profit event or activity can be listed here FREE and is open to local community and sporting groups courtesy of The Valley Reporter  

Roleystone Toy Library

Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale Ph: 9399 0410

Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone

Ph: 9397 9000

Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Cnr of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts and crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery


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joinNOW! now! JOIN

we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat 9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email

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Roleystone Community Alive Group Supporting a Community that supports each other – Life line 13 11 14 This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX –

Karragullen Expo October 2013 – Book your site online at, email: Ph 9293 7132 A/H 0418 939 134 SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show October 2013 Rushton Prk, Kelm 9495 4001, Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email:


A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL Registrars’ Ellen Southgate on 6396 2498 contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 & Marie Hoffmann on 0404 996 670 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

Roleystone Sunday Markets 8:30am-12:30pm New & Pre-Loved items, held out the front of the RK Seniors Club 46 Jarrah Rd Roleystone. Come along & support this monthly event (2nd Sunday of the month) For stall holder details please give Christine Kent a call on 9397 5047 Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Phone: 9397 5730

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Bingo • Book Club • Lunches • Whist • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone Phone: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day and evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences in October 7pm. Contact Garth Scotford 9296 1497 or email: Armadale Society of Artists meets on the first Thursday of the month, starting 7pm at Creyk Park Pavillion Waltham Rd, Armadale. All welcome Ph: 0407 249 565 Roleystone Markets Next meeting is on the 31st Jan, at 7.30pm at the Green House, Community Garden. If you would like to come along and join our committee you are very welcome. If you are interested in having a stall at our first twilight market on the 3rd March please make contact with Maria Ford on 0407 985 319 or email: If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details Email:


SUNDAY SERVICE 9.30am Youth Group, Sunday School, Craft Group, Bible Study, Prayer Group, Missionary Support

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730



Social TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club • Social Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and Junior TenniS


Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: Wendy Tucker Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 Graham Boase(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 94966620, 3220,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053, Helen Mantle (Treas.) Virginia Bird (Club (Club Capt.) Capt.)9397 93906620 7668 John Meharry (Treas.)9390 9397 2335 6536,&Wendy Tucker

Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade Jarrah Rd every Monday 5-8.30pm or phone

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

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Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail:



atitude to you and Patrick for your professionalism

roperty at 31 Wymond Road, Roleystone. Dear Maggie Dear Dear Maggie Maggie DearMaggie Maggie Dear ion: Excellent! I really must express my gratitude you and Patrick for your professionalism I really I really must must express express my my gratitude gratitude to you to to you and and Patrick Patrick for for your your professionalism professionalism I really must express my gratitude you andRoad, Patrick for yourprofessionalism professionalism resulting in the sale my property at 31 Wymond Road, Roleystone. resulting resulting in the in the sale sale of my ofof my property property at 31 attoto Wymond 31 Wymond Road, Roleystone. Roleystone. I really must express my gratitude you and Patrick for your Linda): Warm and friendly at all times. resultingininthe thesale saleofofmy myproperty propertyatat31 31Wymond WymondRoad, Road,Roleystone. Roleystone. resulting Excellent! Communication: Excellent! Communication: Communication: Excellent! Excellent! Communication: Excellent! Communication: Excellent! Staff (Jo(Jo and Linda): Warm andand friendly friendly at all at times. allall times. Staff (Jo and Linda): Warm Warm and friendly at times. Staff and & Linda): aken on board – they were SPOT ON! Staff(Jo (Joand andLinda): Linda): Warmand andfriendly friendlyatatallalltimes. times. Staff Warm Teamwork: Excellent! Teamwork: Excellent! Teamwork: Excellent! Teamwork: Excellent! Teamwork: Excellent! All your suggestions were taken on board – they SPOT ON!ON! AllAll your suggestions were taken onon board – they were SPOT your suggestions were taken board – were they were SPOT ON! Allyour yoursuggestions suggestionswere weretaken takenon onboard board– –they theywere wereSPOT SPOTON! ON! All Thank youyou once more, Thank once more, Thank you once more, Thankyou youonce oncemore, more, Thank Yours sincerely Yours sincerely Yours sincerely ad, Roleystone Yourssincerely sincerely Yours Adele Bentley Adele Bentley Adele Bentley Adele Bentley formerly of Bentley 31 Wymond Road, Roleystone formerly of 3131 Wymond Road, Roleystone formerly of Wymond Road, Roleystone Adele Adele Bentley’s departure from Roleystone brings herofof long service to our community formerly 31Wymond Wymond Road, Roleystoneto an formerly 31 Road, Roleystone

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end. Adele lived with her husband, Bob, high Adele Adele Adele Bentley’s Bentley’s Bentley’s departure departure departure from from Roleystone from Roleystone Roleystone on Wymond Rd since 1977. She served for a brings brings brings herher long her long service long service service to our to to our community our community community to an to to anan Adele Bentley’s departure from Roleystone Adele Bentley’s departure from Roleystone number of years on the Armadale City end. Council end. Adele end. Adele Adele lived lived with lived with her with her husband, her husband, husband, Bob, Bob, high Bob, high high bringsher herlong longservice servicetotoour ourcommunity communitytotoan an brings as a councillor for our district and wroteona Wymond onon Wymond Wymond Rd since Rd Rd since since 1977. 1977. 1977. She She served She served served for for a for a a end. Adele lived with her husband, Bob, high end. Adele lived with her husband, Bob, high fascinating book about her life as a young number number number years of of years years onRd the onsince on the Armadale the Armadale Armadale City City Council City Council Council onof Wymond Rd since 1977. She served fora a on Wymond 1977. She served for Italian migrant to Western Australia. as aascouncillor as a councillor a councillor for for our for our district our district district and and wrote and wrote wrote a a a number of years on the Armadale City Council number of years on the Armadale City Council

fascinating fascinating fascinating book book book about about about her her life her life aslife aas young as a young a wrote young asa acouncillor councillor for our district and as for our district and wrote aa Thanks Adele for your outstanding contribution Italian Italian Italian migrant migrant migrant to Western to to Western Western Australia. Australia. Australia. fascinatingbook bookabout abouther herlife lifeasasa ayoung young fascinating to our community. Italianmigrant migranttotoWestern WesternAustralia. Australia. Italian Thanks Thanks Thanks Adele Adele Adele for for your for your outstanding your outstanding outstanding contribution contribution contribution to our to Thanks to our community. our community. community. Thanks Adelefor foryour youroutstanding outstandingcontribution contribution Adele ourcommunity. community. totoour

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