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With the change of the seasons, we are beginning to see the change of sports in our local area as well. See this month’s issue of the Valley Reporter for registration dates and contact details for Aussie Rules and netball. There are also a range of community groups promoting their classes/events, so if you’re interested, make sure you mark down their important dates on your calendar. Many of these groups have volunteers in their ranks, so why not nominate them now for the Ultimate Volunteer Award? See page 9 for details. Last month, the call went out for a story on a local star. To our surprise and delight, a reader kindly submitted an article and some great photographs. Turn to page 12 to see who in your local community is shining bright. Another touching farewell story has been submitted by our local Home Vet Service, so make sure you grab the tissues for this one. See page 11 for the

whole story. Did you know that hand sanitisers can poison children? That’s because ethanol or alcohol-based hand sanitisers contain toxic chemicals. Protect your family, your home, pets and our environment from the impact of insidious chemicals with the help of Nature Direct. Information about your nearest distributor is on page 13. Sunday the 3rd of March will be the date for the very first Roleystone markets ever! An array of professional stallholders are attending the twilight market, which is sure to be an evening of great fun, food, entertainment and shopping for everyone. Look inside to find out more! As of the 8th of February, the online survey submissions for the Draft Concept Master Plans of Springdale Park, Cross Park, John Dunn Reserve and Rushton Park have closed. The Valley Reporter has been informed that as of

Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER St Valentine’s Day, the City of Armadale are currently collating all the comments received through the public advertising phase, which will be fed back to the design consultants. The aim then will be to present the options, results and recommendations to the March round of Council meetings. For those interested, watch this space! I recently had the privilege of attending the completion celebrations for the Heart & Soul Men’s Shed in Forrestdale’s HMS Endeavour replica. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work. See the array of great photographs on page 24. We have such a great mixture of stories for this month’s issue, so please enjoy and keep them coming!


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A Flowery Tale I was minding a Blue Heeler called Ginger for my friend Richard, when I decided to visit my grandchildren over in Parkland. After the initial introduction to the home dogs and children, everyone settled in for some pleasant family time. I soon became aware Ginger wasn’t about. It was a big property, and after a quick look about the house, I scampered out the back. A faint bark and whimper led me to the large marron pond, which I found Ginger floundering in. Without hesitation, I jumped in. Once I reached her, I pulled her up and waded neck-deep through the water back to the edge. Unfortunately the sides were covered in thick black plastic which made it impossible to clamber up the sides. I tried again and again, but with no luck. I was in trouble. I called for help from the children, whom I could hear playing, but got no response. In the meantime, I was freezing, losing strength, and still holding poor Ginger. To pass the time and keep up my spirits, I started singing opera arias from my past. Into the third aria, I heard one of the kids yell “Where’s Grandad?”, at which point they heard my singing, and found me. Once rescued, I sat exhausted on the bank, feeling sorry for myself. As I sat, I saw a small tin shed nearby. Peeping out of it was this beautiful flower, which was a sub-tropical bloom. I thought “How is this flowering so well, in hot February, stuck in this old tin kerosene can?” I was eventually able to get a bulb, and grow from it. This was three years ago, and I’ve just finished watching my beautiful Spider Lily Serendipity flower this February. Benjamin Seabrook, Roleystone.

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Borrello Park Toilets I was disturbed to discover that our two local Councillors Wielinga and Nixon, supported by the majority of other Councillors have moved to use public open space (POS) funds for this area to build toilets at Borrello Park. This is an item that has been on the go for well over 2 years, meaning that the spending of these POS funds on reserves in Roleystone have been constantly held up. At February’s Technical Services Committee meeting, City of Armadale Officers had responded to this initiative with a detailed report, which I encourage you all to take some time to read. To do so, look up “City of Armadale website agendas minutes from Technical Services 4 February.” The report very clearly outlined all the physical, financial and social constraints in constructing toilets at this reserve, all of which they stated were reasons behind their recommendation that the toilets should not be constructed at this time. Furthermore, they advised that the POS money should be spent on constructing seating and tables at a number of reserves. The amount of POS funds available is $248,000, with the cost of toilet construction estimated to be up to $340,000, which would mean at least $100,000 in additional funds would have to come from the Council’s budget. The cost of annual maintenance due to the constraints of the site and type of toilets required would be an extra $22,000 annually. According to the

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details of a survey undertaken by the Council of Roleystone, 60% of residents who responded said they did not support the construction of toilets at Borrello Park, preferring the POS money be spent on the various other passive reserves in Roleystone. Councillors have clearly not fully considered the Officers’ report, as well as the community’s response to this huge and unjustified use of public open space funds. They have gone on with the support of all but one Councillor, have voted to ignore this formal Council Officer recommendation, and are now waiting another month for the Council to bring out a Public Toilets Strategy. Surely if an Officer’s report clearly states the many impediments and community concerns to the construction of these toilets, why should a strategic toilet strategy from the Council say any different? Is it just that it must be the Councillors’ way or no way? There has been no justification for the direction which the Councillors have taken, and they have made no move to speak about this item at the Council meeting, despite the opportunity to do so. I realise that once the Toilet Strategy is released, it is highly likely that if Borrello Park is mentioned, it will be identified as a low priority. One can only hope that the extremely poor quality Karragullen Oval toilets are high on that strategic toilet list, and that any additional Council budgeted funds will see those toilets made a priority. I ask again, why did the Councillors choose to ignore the Officer’s report and results from the community survey, and decide to stall the release of the public open space funds for this precinct? Is this good governance? Pat Hart.

Roleystone local and avid writer Peter J Searle has just published 7 of his books onto the Amazon Kindle site, making his published works 8 in total. His works include the Mandrake Trilogy books “Syndrome”, “SilverCord”, and “DemiGod”, and others such as “The Colebrige Covenant”, “Ducks n’ Drakes”, “The Ambassador to Earth”, “Schtum!”, and “The Americas”. They can be bought (at cheapest) for $4.99, or (at dearest) for $9.99. The Valley Reporter has always encouraged its readers to “buy smart by buying local”, and as such, we also encourage you to show your support for local literary talent by checking out Peter’s latest stories at the Kindle Store on

roleystone SENIOR football club Pre-Season Training It is great to see so many faces on the training track, but we will need more numbers in order to be a successful team in 2013. If you are keen to play football this year, come down to Cross Park on Monday and Wednesday nights. Training sessions start at 6:15pm. During the pre-season, Andrew Walkley and I have been taking training sessions which include drill, skill and lots of running. On Wednesday the 6th of February, 36 players completed the beep test with some great results. Mitchell Collins and Michael Saffioti set new club records by reaching 16 and 15.8. New uniforms will be arriving shortly, so pay your fees early to receive your free training singlet. Fees include football socks, football shorts, and registration to WAAFL, totalling to $200.00 for the year. Lisa Casotti, Secretary Roleystone Senior Football Club.

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Wow, what a start to the year for the Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues! Within minutes of starting, there were very few spare seats left in the Wygonda Lounge. Clearly, trying a new area at the Roleystone Country Club has paid off. There were several new faces present, and a whole range of music enjoyed throughout the afternoon. In honour of the 54th anniversary of his tragic demise, we began with a small tribute to music legend Buddy Holly, followed by folk tunes, and some easy listening. Newcomers, Lee, Ben and Dave, (known as the Acoustic

Trio) did two sets of their own compositions, modern acoustic rock with outstanding harmonies. After came a short blues jam session with local entity Erhard on harmonica, Richard on violin, and myself on slide guitar. The afternoon finished in the style of Djago Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, with Richard on violin and his off-sider on guitar, playing a great Gypsy Jazz duo. Please contact Mel for information on the next event by calling 0406 190 822 or sending an email to:

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Boost your New Year resolution to get fit! The Roley Roamers Heart Foundation Walking Group has changed the day and time of their weekly walks. We now meet on Mondays at 8:00am in the Roleystone Recreation Centre car park. We walk for about an hour, and then have a drink and chat at Affinity Cafe inside the Roleystone Recreation Centre. Please call Pam Bailey on 0409 989 260 or send an email to: for more information, or to join the group. We would love to increase our numbers, so all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Pam Bailey.

Top 50 ranked school, right around the corner Saiuj Bhat and Principal Anne Ford enjoy the moment.

John Wollaston Anglican Community School is one of only two schools in the City of Armadale to place in the Top 50 WACE schools in WA. Ranking number 33, Principal Anne Ford is exceptionally proud of the class of 2012. “This is the best set of results we’ve ever had and it is really a reflection of not only the calibre and work ethic of our students but of the commitment of our teaching staff as well.” “Ten of our students received an ATAR over 90 and Saiuj Bhat was the top student in Human Biological Science in Western Australia” says Ms Ford. Because of his exceptional results, Saiuj was awarded a Course Exhibition, which is given to the student with the highest combined mark in a WACE course. In addition to Saiuj another stand out student was Alexandra Brindley. With an ATAR of 99.85 and 98.10 respectively, both students received a certificate of Commendation as well as a Certificate of Distinction in Human Biological Science. When asked to give advice to current Year 12’s Alex says it is important to surround yourself with people who will encourage and support you. “A little bit of encouragement makes a big difference, as do happy positive people. You’ll feel better with them around you” says Alex. Both students credit their teachers with giving them the tools they needed to survive their final year of study. “The teachers were my gurus and their knowledge and experience was my guide. A healthy relationship with the teachers was a crucial element of success. They became more than just teachers; they were family” says Saiuj. John Wollaston is now accepting applications for 2013 and 2014.

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Monique and Stephanie share a smile As part of the inaugural BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series, Monique Turner recently attended a special JX and YPS Super Clinic, at which she met members of the Energy Australia Swim Team, such as James Roberts, Alicia Coutts and Christian Sprenger. This opportunity was exclusive to 2012 JX and YPS Athletes, parents and coaches only. JX Swimmers had the chance to interact with athletes from the Energy Australia Swim Team in a pool session, as well as listen to a talk from Stephanie Rice. YPS athletes also got a motivational talk, as well as a Q&A session with the team. It was a fun morning, which Monique left after receiving many signed autographs.

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If you’re between 15 and 30 years old and volunteer in community sport and recreation, you could win one of 10 VIP behind-the-scenes five experiences experiences at a major sporting event as part of the Ultimate Volunteer Reward. Nominate now for the Ultimate Volunteer Reward. Eligible volunteers include sports coaches, team managers, umpires, referees and even those who help out around the club or with the sausage sizzle. As part of the Ultimate Volunteer Reward, five rookies (with 5 - 40 hours volunteering experience) and five seasoned volunteers (with 40+ hours experience) will have the opportunity to see what happens on event day and shadow those closest to the action with the Perth Wildcats, Western Force, West Coast Eagles, West Coast Fever, and at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Enter before 1 March 2013 for a chance to win. Terms and conditions apply. Money-can’t-buy sporting experiences. Enter now at ABN: 81667973871

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Switch your thinking! has been awarded a Keep Australia Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Grant to build novelty recycling machines which have appeared at community events in the Cities of Armadale and Gosnells. The creations have been built by local Perth artists. The creations have been named Canivals due to their resemblance to carnival games. These machines have already helped divert hundreds of cans from the landfill since their first public appearance in October 2012. “The Canivals are a fun, interactive way for the community to reduce waste and learn about recycling,” said Cr Ruth Butterfield program chair of the South East Regional Energy Group and Deputy Mayor for the City of Armadale. “The Canivals will continue

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Last year, we had 15 teams competing at Ray Owen Sports Centre in Lesmurdie on Saturdays, and are hoping to be able to enter even more teams into the competition this year. Kids can start playing NetSetGo, a modified version of netball, from Year 1, and we also have a Senior team so mums can play too! In addition, we are always looking for enthusiastic coaches, so if you are able to help out with our search, please contact us. Registrations close the 12th of March, and the season begins on the 4th of May. For more information, contact our Registrar Sharlene Warnes Consistently selling more at or onthan 9496 twice 0452. the amount o

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which was very encouraging. I’m happy to say that the acupuncture also sorted out his incontinence. For a couple of months, I treated Rousseau monthly with acupuncture, then visited more frequently when his strength deteriorated. By this time, Rousseau was nearly 14 years old, and we didn’t know whether he would spend another Christmas with his family. I prescribed a Chinese herbal formula 2 days before Christmas, and was overjoyed to hear that his family enjoyed a wonderful period of quality time looking after him whilst on holidays. Still, we all knew that these were his last days, and I’m sure his family treasured that time with him. I became very close to this beautiful dog myself, and spent a lot of time with Rousseau and his family, sitting around chatting, observing my hairy patient, and assessing his ups and downs in his final days. He was a great patient for acupuncture, and I felt that he knew it was to help him. Eventually, Murray and Tracey asked me to help Rousseau to pass away peacefully at home. They thought that he had decided that it was time to go, so he could be with me in spirit for my exams. On the 15th of January, just 2 days before my acupuncture exams, Rousseau made his journey to Rainbow Bridge. I owe Rousseau for all that he taught me, and thank his family for their trust and friendship in a difficult part of their lives.

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Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services is a not-forprofit organisation servicing all women within the south east metropolitan area of Perth. We promote the overall wellbeing, self-esteem, independence, self responsibility and health awareness of women in our community. We offer a range of different services including perinatal mental health programs, counselling, bulk billed female GP, health awareness programs, information sessions, parenting skills, fitness classes, groups and events. For more information on the many services we have on offer please visit Women’s Personal Protection Session Have you ever felt unsafe? Learn valuable skills that could not only stop you from becoming a victim, they could also save your life. Come along with your girlfriends, relatives or colleagues. This session is proudly brought Suite 7, Level 1 Gosnells Community Lotteries House to you by the WA Institute of Martial Arts. When: Monday 25th February 2232c Albany Highway Time: 10am - 12pm Gosnells Cost: $10 per person, bookings essential p: 9490 2258 Where: Maddington Community Centre, cnr Alcock & e: Yule Streets Maddington. Creche available, must be booked at time of enrolment.

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oleystone Tee-Ball R and Baseball Club Inc. Major It’s all go at RTBC again, after what has SponSor hopefully been a nice long Christmas break. There’s no rest for our U11’s states team however, as they have continued to train and attend carnivals throughout January and February in preparation for the March State Championships at Langley Park. They were also fortunate enough to be Perth Heat “Baseball Buddies” for a night. The team were given a tour of the grounds and facilities, got to meet and chat to the players, and ran out with the team as the game was about to begin. Thanks must go to Cap Sante Oceania for sponsoring the night, Jaymie Cox from Perth Heat for taking such good care of us, and of course the Heat players for giving us such a thrilling win. Our Under 8’s had a nice surprise at our last game in December, when Santa turned up at Springdale Oval on one of the Roleystone fire trucks, complete with lights and siren blaring. Tee-ball games were abandoned as players fled the field to greet Santa and receive their lolly bag. Big thanks as always to Noel Plowman, Andy Briggs, and of course Santa! Our AGM and Trophy Presentation Day will be held at Springdale on Sunday the 10th of March, starting at 4:00pm. All committee positions will be declared vacant so that a new committee may be voted in. If you can spare a small amount of time, or would consider sharing a role, please put your hand up. Check out our website for detailed committee position descriptions, so you have an idea of what’s involved. Friday the 22nd of February, we are holding a “Have a Go” night. If you are interested in playing Little League or Baseball sometime in the future, or would just like to have a go hitting a ball pitched from a machine, come along from 5:00pm onwards. Everyone is welcome! Don’t forget to Like our new Facebook page to stay up-to-date with what’s going on at the Roleystone Tee-Ball and Top to Bottom: Santa suprises the Under 8’s, Connor Baseball Club. congratualtes Brodie on his Grand Slam, The Slide, Sandy Johnson,President. Perth Heat Baseball Buddies.

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who just want to play, have some laughs, and enjoy some social events along the way. Games are played on Sunday afternoons, with all teams playing at the same venue. Three different venues are used through the season, all within a reasonable distance. Lifts are available if required. To add to the country atmosphere, afternoon teas are served after the game.

The next Field Day, March the 17th, will be a Dieback Treatment Day held at Stinton Cascades Reserve, on Gardiner Road in Karragullen. We will be carrying out preventative treatment to the area adjacent to Gardiner Road, commencing at 9:00am and finishing at 12:00pm. Participants will be able to borrow equipment to treat their own trees against

Our fees are about 1/3 to 1/4 of what metro teams pay, but our teams enjoy the best of country and metro associations, as we can take part in the Country Week Carnival held over a weekend, and a Vets Carnival held in Busselton. Both competitions test stamina in more ways than one, but guarantee lots of fun. We look forward to hearing from lots of enthusiastic girls and ladies. Call Sue on 9398 7426, Yvonne on 9397 5153, or Helen (from 6pm) on 9397 5939.

dieback, and as usual, morning tea will be provided. New volunteers are always welcome, so if you require any further information, please visit our website www., or look at the notice board at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. Checking the website is advised in case of inclement weather. Hope to see you there! Horst Seecamp.

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Want to join a fun group of girls keeping mentally and physically fit? Hockey is a game that can challenge the mind and body, as well as help to keep away some of those nasty diseases associated with sedentary life. Come and join our Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club. We are aiming to get 3 teams into the Hills Women’s Hockey Association this year, but are hoping to recruit a few extra players. We need experienced players to help boost our “A” side, and any others

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Late last year, a call was sent out to the Roleystone community for members to establish a committee to launch a professional market able to compete with Perth’s popular market scene. It seems they have done it. On Sunday the 3rd of March, Roleystone will be holding its first market ever. With professional stall-holders already booked in from both Roleystone and beyond, it promises to be a great quarterly event for the community. Local vendors such as Michelle from Little Bird Quilts and Judy from Wildthyme Natural Soap are coming along, as well as Michelle from MC Nappies, and Alain from Sacred Designs. “We are looking for high quality locally crafted products and produce”, Markets Co-ordinator Maria Ford has said. “We want to

ensure that the Roleystone Markets will become a fixture in the Perth market scene, a “can’t miss it” event for the Roleystone community, and the community of Perth as a whole as well.” The first market will be a twilight market from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, held in conjunction with the City of Armadale’s Concert in the Park, with musical entertainment provided by the Roleystone Musicians Club. A diverse range of food stalls will be available for a great Sunday evening meal, with stuffed spuds, Malaysian, vegetarian, Cappucino Xpress, donuts, ice cream and the essential sausage sizzle all on offer. Come to the oval on the corner of Jarrah Road and Robin Road, and check out what great work has been done. We’ve got the sprinklers on so the grass can be brought up to its usual lush greenness. Bring your blanket, enjoy some shopping, a concert and Sunday dinner, all in walking distance from home. We have some stall-holder bays still available, so if you are interested, please contact Catherine Schaefer on 0439 499 545 for more information.

There is plenty going on at Roleystone Community College as a new school year begins. In the last week of the holidays, the P&C uniform shop team and their additional group of volunteers were busy making sure that all the prepaid orders were ready for collection, and that the shop was stocked for parents’ last minute purchases. They did a magnificent job in the lead-up to the first day of school, ensuring that the College’s 800+ students were all in uniform. In fact, the large number of new enrolments across all years of the College meant that the uniform shop team were kept very busy on the day, which had record sales. Thanks go to Ken, Kylie, Carolyn, Amy, Penny, Sandy, Steph, Bindi, Sairai, Julie-Anne, Sandra, Lyn, Debbie, Tracy, Rakia, Eunice, Stacey, Heather, Dorte and Lorraine. Over the Christmas break, the City of Armadale completed an excellent schedule of works which has produced an effective flow of traffic on Brooks Road before, during, and after school times. The “Kiss and Drop” zone is only accessible via a left hand turn, so vehicles entering Brooks Road from Raeburn Road with the intent of accessing this area are now required to use the new roundabout facility, to accommodate the change to our traffic management plan. For new Community College families, please note the “Horseshoe car park” off of Raeburn Road is for staff only. Additional parking for families is the “Early Childhood” (K/PP) car park off of Brooks Road, and the embayment parking on both Brooks and Raeburn Roads. The Roleystone Community College now has traffic management and car parking arrangements which are the envy of most public school settings. The Honourable Peter Collier MLC, Minister for Education, visited the College on Thursday the 14th of February, and was provided with a tour of the site by the Principal, as well as Head Boy Tele Arotis and Head Girl Danelle Tilley. Highlights of his visit included the new Film and Television Suite, the Year Seven Secondary Teaching and Learning program, the Sustainable Outdoor Garden Classroom and the highly acclaimed Rock and Water program. In other news, the two new secondary generalist classrooms are now fully operational, and we have a full list of new and existing staff on board for 2013. Check out our website for more details.

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Good Shepherd Welcomes the New Year The community of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kelmscott were given the opportunity to celebrate the start of the new school year, at their annual Welcome Back BBQ on Friday the 8th of February. The night was greeted with a wonderful sense of anticipation and excitement as parents, teachers and children gathered together on a warm summer evening. As usual, the school BBQ was supported by the Parent Group who organised the entertainment for the night. Children had a wonderful time jumping on the bouncing castle, playing table tennis and catching up with friends while their parents and teachers enjoyed a friendly chat. On Sunday the 10th of February, the community came together once again at our local Parish for the Commissioning Mass. This was a time for the families of Good Shepherd to join the School Board, Parent Group General Committee, Parish Catechists, school staff, Year 6 leaders and for all students to dedicate the coming year to God. It has been lovely to see all students return so enthusiastic and keen to participate in the many traditions in our school. We are looking forward to an exciting year in our beautiful school, and especially looking for opportunities to live our 2013 Motto, “I am responsible for learning through Faith, Love and Laughter.”

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The offer of half-price Membership in our last report proved to be extremely successful, with 28 new Members joining the club over the last 3 weeks. Don’t forget, we are still offering a once only Membership fee of only $22 per person, with said Membership expiring on the 1st of July 2013. We have opened up our new restaurant, “Windows on Wygonda” on Friday nights, and the two nights it has been open thus far have seen many Members enjoy the excellent cuisine of chef Sue and her staff. The restaurant is open from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, and bookings are essential. From 9:00am to 3:00pm on the 9th of March, the club is holding a Fire Safety Day which all age groups are invited to attend. Members from the Roleystone Volunteer Bushfire Brigade will be on hand, and Narelle Stephen will have fire extinguishers etc for sale, with a special

rebate deal for seniors. In addition, if you join as a Roleystone Country Club Member on the day, you will receive a free CPR key ring. As promised, we have live music on Friday nights, and the place has been jumping with wonderful sounds. We have had the Ferrymen, Stu McKay and Lionel Morris all play at the club, delivering a diverse range of music. Look out for our “Green Day on the Green” on March 17th, St Patrick’s Day! Bring your blanket as this promises to be a great afternoon of Irish food and celebrations. We are continuing to spruce up the club and introduce new entertainment and dining options, so come along and enjoy a drink or two. See you there! Michael Hansen President, Roleystone Country Club.


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had costed the proposed works at $1.52 million and includes earthworks and the relocation of services and the bus bay. The workers are presently in the design stage of the project with work expected to be completed before Christmas. “This is one of the more complained about intersections in the Darling Range electorate” said Mr Simpson. “I am pleased that after this work is completed local residents will feel much safer using this intersection.”

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Young Warriors 2013 Fantastic new program JUST FOR BOYS!!! It’s aimed at 10 - 12yr old boys who just wanna do boy stuff. Developing positive creative outlets for young men to channel negative energy. Participate in challenges - obstacle courses, tests of strength, stamina and endurance. Developing creativity outlets - mask making, murals, music, going wild and lots more!!! When: 19 February - 9 April, Tues 3.30pm-5pm Where: Armadale Noongar Corp. 191 Albany Highway Bedfordale. (Week 2 workshop will be on Tues 28) Limited numbers so please contact Renee on 0448 173 815 or email reneetaiatini@ to register your interest. Perth Upmarket Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of WA’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section. Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Three ATMs onsite. When: Sun 3 March 10am-4pm Where: University of WA’s Winthrop Hall. Canning Bridge Arts Markets Open 9am-2pm, first Sunday in the month (not Jan). Our next market is on 3 March. The Rotary Club of Canning Bridge Arts Markets are an exciting innovative project to bring life to the Canning Bridge Precinct. The markets are held in Kishorn Rd between Moreau Mews and First Ave near Toscanini’s (opp. Clancy’s adjacent to the pedestrian bridge across Canning Hwy,)email: info@, 0407 879 833, Join Rainbow Pammy for exciting Toddler Yoga! 8 Week Workshop starting Monday 11 Feb at the Conscious Conception and Birth Ctr 1 Lefroy Rd Mt Nasura. 2-4yr olds 9.30am-10am. To book call Pam on 0418 952 977, email: au or register at au. Perth Baby & Children’s Market New & Pre-loved & Affordable & Unique. Stall Holders wanted. Free activities for the kids. Stalls featuring toys, clothes, accessories, homewares and everything else for your favourite little person. Come and meet local photographers, party planners, activity groups and great local businesses. This is a undercover all weather market with ample parking. Cold, hot drinks and snacks available. Two great locations; Rockingham 10am-2pm Sun 17 March Mike Barnett Sports Complex cnr Goddard St and Dixon Rd Rockingham, Armadale 9am-1pm Sun 24 April



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Raw Avocado Chutney I love avocado, and what you can do with this divine gift of the earth is amazing! I love to eat them as they are, with a spoon or raw carrots straight out of their skin, in cakes, and as a dip. Here is a simple little recipe for you to experiment with as you please: Ingredients: 1 diced avocado 1 corn cob, cut kernels off (and set the cob aside for your next batch of homemade stock) 1 spring onion with green tops 1 red capsicum, diced 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely grated or blitzed in food processor 1 lemon zest and juice 2 tsp cumin Olive oil Sea salt to taste Pepper to taste (optional) 1 tsp chilli powder/or flakes or fresh chillies (optional) Fresh herbs (mint and /or coriander are great as is a combination of basil and parsley) Method: Combine the avocado, capsicum, corn and spring onion in a bowl. Combine the garlic, lemon zest and juice, herbs and spices and olive oil in a food processor. Add this mixture to the bowl of avocado and mix well. Check for taste adjusting as needed. Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, in your or your children’s’ lunch meal, this makes for a perfect snack or addition to any meal.

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Roleystone artists Sonja Siroen and Ian Dickinson are having an exhibition and sale of their art at Genesis in the Hills Vegetarian Restaurant. Titled ‘‘Little Journeys’’, the exhibition will run from Thursday the 7th of March through to Sunday the 7th of April, during the opening hours of the restaurant. Viewing times will be from 10:30am to 5:00pm on Thursdays, and 8:30am to 5:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sonja said, “For me, everyday, everything and everybody plays a part in the constant images in my head, so my little journey presently reflects my interpretations and connections with the Roleystone bushland. During my walks, I pick up remnants of leaves or bark, manmade items found in the bushland, grasses and seed pods, all of which all come together in a sculptural piece entwined with recycled fabrics, haberdashery odds and ends, plus whatever I find at the time on my floor! These creative processes help me create different impressions with my heart, my soul, and my paints.” Ian Dickinson will be exhibiting a collection of new oil paintings which are images based on local scenes and recent travels in WA. These smaller pieces, which have been painted on canvas or plywood, are a continuation of his style using unusual perspectives and subtle abstractions of design. Shapes in the landscape are explored and simplified to form the compositions. He hasn’t exhibited in Roleystone since 2008, and it will be his first time at Genesis.

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THE DREAM BEGAN IN ARMADALE! Members of the Heart & Soul Men’s Shed in Forrestdale have been working daily on a small derelict replica of the HMS Endeavour, which was donated from the old Pioneer Village Armadale site in 2011. Guided by Brian Phillips, who was the shipwright on the Endeavour replica built in Australia from 1988 to 1993, the men were able to complete their own replica.

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Many men contributed their knowledge, skill, time and effort to this project, including Barry and Brian Hicks, makers of the 700 wooden pulley blocks for the Endeavour replica. Barry also has a private museum in East Cannington which is full of memorabilia. Terrence Thompson, Tom Johnston, Lindsay, Marty Walsh, and modeller Harry Timmins spent untold hours working on the vessel. Jenny Scrayen was kind enough to add the finishing touches with the carved solid jarrah figure which looks out from the replica’s stern. This vessel definitely wont be sailing around Australia, but thanks to the help of the Australian Model Ship Society Inc, it will be proudly on display at many community events, for all to see and marvel at. The feeling on the day of completion was one of great appreciation for the men who built and sailed these lovely vessels.

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The group is still trying to gather more information about the birth of this small-scale Endeavour replica, such as who made it in the first place, where, when, and why. Please contact Terrence Thompson on 9397 2465 or 0414 081 511 if you can assist. The Valley Reporter would like to thank Roleystone resident Harry Timmins for the invitation to the completion celebrations, and would also like to congratulate everyone on their hard work, which has definitely paid off. Men’s Shed is a uniquely Australian organisation specialising in the needs of men, their health and well being, their men’s sheds and their communities. For further information go to www.

Mining report attacks local jobs, would increase workers taxes In addition, predicted recommendations that FBT exemptions be removed from FIFO and DIDO workers were today revealed as true when the committee report was tabled in parliament. He said the changes would discourage FIFO practices. “As a young schoolteacher, I began my working life at a place called Wickham in the Pilbara where Robe Rover had a mine,” he recalled. “It was a company town. It is very expensive to put a place like that in situ and to transport the workers up there. They stopped doing company towns like that because it was just unaffordable. “This decision by the Labor government flies in the face of the fact that the Labor government in 1986 imposed the fringe benefits tax on housing subsidies for workers in remote communities. That has been blamed for the FIFO workforce.” Mr Randall said commentators are right in saying Australia is becoming the dearest place to do business. “If mining slows, local jobs will be lost. This is not good for workers in my electorate, or Australia,” he said.

Local heroes rewarded on Australia Day Community Group or Event - Hills Orchard Improvement Group The Hills Orchard Improvement Group have for the past 28 years held an annual Karragullen Expo. These events have raised Karragullen’s profile within the State and local community. Karagullen is now recognised as one of the prime horticulture areas in WA. Person under 25 years category - Christine Cairns (pictured) Christine was awarded for her work as a volunteer fire fighter and her commitment to educating our community on fire safety and bushfire preparation. As a result of Christine’s leadership 40 Bushfire Ready groups are now established in Roleystone. Honourable Mention - Fruit Fly Action Group; This group of independent small business people from the local fruit growing community successfully united to ask the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority to re-consider the ban of Fenthion for use in WA orchards. They have highlighted how important the local Perth Hill Orchardists are to the WA economy.

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. This community event is proudly supported by

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Canning MHR Don Randall has lambasted a Government committee report on fly-in, fly-out and drivein, drive-out work practices saying some of the recommendations on fringe benefits tax arrangements would pose a threat to the jobs of more than 1,400 mining workers in his electorate. He said the report also recommends reviewing the Zone Tax Offset, meaning FIFO and DIDO workers could pay more tax. Mr Randall, with his electorate having the second highest number of FIFO and DIDO workers in the metropolitan electorates of Western Australia, yesterday delivered a parliamentary speech on the Cancer to the Bush or Saviour to the City report undertaken by the committee on regional Australia, headed by Tony Windsor MHR. In his address, he said the Labor Government was intent on damaging Australia’s mining industry because it wants to tax it out of existence. “Federal Labor’s taxation policies take a direct aim at our mining sector,” he said, discussing the flawed carbon and mining taxes.

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The much anticipated Go for 2 & 5 Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival 2013 will be held on the Esplanade, Fremantle on the weekend of 9th and 10th March. Opening times are 10am - 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. “This event has grown from humble beginnings at Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone over 10 years ago to now rank as one of WA’s premier cultural events. Its popularity has been driven by its unique character and culture of sensational taste treats, infectious vibrant entertainment, plants, produce, demonstrations and much more,” says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation General Manager, Rod Ross. “The move to Fremantle from Araluen Botanic Park in 2010 facilitated an expansion of this popular cultural theme and offers visitors greater accessibility options. The proximity of public transport plus the day-of-entry festival pass-out availability will allow patrons the opportunity to explore and experience all that this great port city offers,”1 he adds. Here’s what’s on offer: • Over 80 stall-holders (including some 25% new Chilli vendors) offering a diverse range of chilli plants, foods, beverages (including exotic beers, wines and spirits), tastings, products and information; • Non-stop live entertainment all weekend with performances by Dance Workshop, Mariachi music, Silent-partner stilt walkers, the colourful and multi-cultural Tabasco and more; • Family-friendly ‘Carnival’ atmosphere; • Cooking demonstrations featuring the ever-popular Chef Dale and other guest chefs; • The annual AMIC/MLA ‘Butchers Picnic’ including State judging of the best meat pie and beefburger. Free tastings after the event; • ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ interactive cooking activity open to kids 9-12 years to indulge their culinary talents; • Meet your favourite Mix94.5FM radio personality at the on-site broadcast marquee (Saturday only); • Pitch baseball with the ABL Perth Heat team in the special ‘pitching tent’, meet the players, get autographs, Perth Heat merchandise, etc; • ‘Sow-A-Seed’ by Beyond Gardens. Free fun activity for kids of all ages – ‘plant a seed, take it home and watch it grow’; • Non-Chilli lovers will also be well catered for. Most stallholders also offer mild and non-chilli products; • Quirky Chilli Garden on display; • Affordable Entry Fee – Adults $15. Accompanying Children (up to 17 years) FREE; • SmokeFree Event. “This event continues to be embraced by the Port City community through the excellent support of the City of Fremantle and the vibrant local business community, many of whom are introducing initiatives to leverage off the ‘Chilli’ theme over the festival weekend.” “The Araluen Botanic Park Foundation sees this event as an excellent fund-raising and promotional opportunity to assist its important cause at Araluen Botanic Park. Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of a special Araluen Botanic Park entry offer that will be provided as they enter the festival.” The ‘chilli’ theme will continue into April at Araluen Botanic Park with a variety of fruiting chilli plants on display. “We are delighted to acknowledge that this event is proudly sponsored by Healthway to promote the Go for 2&5 message. For the health and comfort of others both this event and Araluen Botanic Park are Smoke Free venues.” Like to learn more? Simply phone 9496 1171 or visit the web site and its dedicated Chilli Festival page –


2013 is a special year as we are celebrating our 80th anniversary!

From 6:30pm onwards on Friday the 1st of March, you are welcome to join us in a group Moonlight Drumming session. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the tranquil bush, you can learn to play Middle Eastern rhythms on a variety of large hand drums. It only costs $15 per person, and all funds are donated to the C.C.D. Thai orphanage for children with special needs. Please bring your own drinks, nibblies and aerogard. There are limited places available, so secure your place by either text, phone or email. Petra White 163 Versteeg Grove, Martin 9496 2551 or 0434 874 066

Phil Davey Secretary, Redbacks Floorball Club (Inc).

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Bickley – Western Australia Statistics for September 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 8.2 C Maximum: 18.1 C Total Rainfall 207.8mm Statistics for October 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 10.8 C Maximum: 22.0 C Total Rainfall 37.6mm

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have been at the SJCRC for over 4 years now, with both adult and junior gameplays. In March, their new junior competition will be starting there, and they are looking forward to you joining them. Bring your friends, make up a team and come along and enjoy the fun of Floorball! To contact the club, send an email to: mail@redbacksfloorballclub., visit the website www., or go to their Facebook page www.!/ redbacksfloorballclub for more details.

Statistics for November 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 11.7 C Maximum: 23.5 C Total Rainfall 128.6mm Statistics for December 2012 Temperature Average Minimum: 15.4 C Maximum: 29.2 C Total Rainfall 36.2mm Statistics for January 2013 Temperature Average Minimum: 16.4 C Maximum: 30.3 C Total Rainfall 17.2mm Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology website Disclaimer; This product contains real-time data, loaded automatically with only limited quality control. The Bureau does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of this product, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. in no event shall the Bureau of meteorology be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action contract, negligence or tort, rising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this product.

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Floorball is still a relatively new sport in Perth. Originally from Europe, Floorball came to Australia in the late 1990’s, and has since progressively grown in popularity across the country. Likened to indoor hockey, Floorball is a fast and fun indoor sport for all ages to enjoy. The equipment is lightweight plastic sticks and balls, which are used to play within a small walled rink. Played with 1 goalie, 5 field players and others as substitutes, Floorball is played over 3 periods of 15-20 minutes each. Experience and skill are not required, as Floorball is easy to learn, and can be played at all levels and ages. The Redbacks Floorball Club will welcome all juniors to join them at the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, located on Mead Street, Byford. The Redbacks

Is proud to announce it’s 2013 Season: Pride & Prejudice (Selected Readings) March 23 A Month of Sundays (Play) April 5, 6, 7 (Mat), 12, 13 Unwanted Wishes (Pantomime) July 5, 6 (Mat), 7 (Mat), 12, 13 (Mat/Even), 14 (Mat), 19, 20 (Mat) One Act Season (One Acts) September 6, 7 Storytime in the Hills (Children’s Theatre) October 9, 11, 12 (All Matinees) Peter Pan (Play) November 22, 23 (Mat), 27, 29, 30 (Mat) December 4, 6, 7 Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730 / or book and pay on the website -

RAISING GIRLS – a workshop for Dads Tues, 12 March Find out how you can build a rewarding father-daughter relationship. As the primary male role model in a girl’s life, fathers play an important role in the development of their self-concept and self esteem. This affects how they relate to others, particularly to boys and men. MUMS RAISING BOYS – up to 12 years Wed, 8 May However well-prepared mothers are logically, the emotional response to having a boy is often still, ‘Wow! This is unknown territory.’ It is true that for many mothers, the idea of raising a son carries its own set of worries. As the primary female role model in a boy’s life, mothers play an important role in the development of their son’s identity including their ability to be nurturing. This is turn affects how they relate to others, particularly to girls and women. MEN’S TALK – Tools for better communication Wed, 29 May This course acknowledges that men and women often communicate differently. It provides an environment in which these differences are acknowledged and valued and shows how men can improve their communication with others – girlfriends, partners, friends, work colleagues and family members. Time: 6.30 – 9pm Cost: $25.00 All of the above workshops are held at the Lotteries House, 2232C Albany Highway Gosnells.

Places are limited so book now on 9489 6322.

This community event is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

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This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

Check out the Business Directory “Quick Find” within The Valley Reporter. This is a service where every paid advertiser gets listed on this page for FREE. The idea of it is for it to be used as a fast reference to local businesses and services, for added convenience they are also listed alphabetically under each category. Check out: The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the REDBACKS FLOORBALL CLUB

This is a free service where every advertiser that places an advertisement with “The Valley Reporter” automatically is listed on this page. The idea of it is for it to be used as a fast reference to businesses and services. Each business will have a maximum of three (3) lines which will include a company name, address and contact details and these will be categorised and listed alphabetically. As another free service you will find every advertiser is also listed under our Local Business Directory at

accommodation BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK CONCRETE Roleystone Bobcat K & K Concrete Avocados Accommodation 0418 625 925 Kevin Campbell 2 Mount Street Kelmscott Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 Mobile: 0433 728 478 Phone: 9496 3838 Stonybrook Contractors dentIST ACCOUNTING/TAXATION Phone: Sam 0407 381 440 Roleystone Dental Araluen Accountancy Over 20 Years Experience Surgery Ph: 9397 6337 57 Ridgehill Rise Phone/Fax: 9397 9253 BRAKE & 9 Wygonda Rd Roleystone MECHANICAL REPAIRS Jacqueline T. Hunt DIEBACK TREATMENT Phone: 9496 1886 AAA Brake & Mechanical Dieback Treatment Repairs Unit 1,15 Gillam Specialists Drv Kelm Ph: 9390 0277 Call Glenn 1300 785 311 Stokes & Associates 10 Wygonda Road BRICKLAYING DOGWASH Phone: 9496 1247 S & LJ Rigby Contractors It’s A Dogs Life AIR CONDITIONING Stan Mob: 0418 920 148 Call Monique on A/Hrs: 9397 5768 Season Makers 0413 261 352 Call Nigel Bray now on BUILDER DREAM CONSULTANT 0400 074 844 David J Willis Building Jenifer’s Pillow Talk AIRPORT TRANSFERS Phone: 9496 1262 Mobile: 0417 945 988 Mobile: 0408 959 340 Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Halligan’s Building DRIVEWAYS Mackey on 0412 953 638 & Carpentry Creative Driveways & Mobile: 0418 240 404 Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: White Rose Building Co 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 ANIMALS – TRAVELLING FARMS David Fowler P: 9498 3843 EARTHMOVING Mob: 0402 785 894 Old Macdonald’s Araluen Enterprises Travelling Farms Chris BUTCHER Earthmoving Call Dean Whitney 0447 742 295 Roleystone Family Meats on 0418 154 507 ANTENNAS Phone: 9397 5580 F & M.J. Armenti 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Roleystone Antennas Phone: 9397 6372 Ph: 0411 536 883 Antenna CAKES & LOLLY Fax: 9397 6374 Home Theatre Install/Repairs SPECIALTY BUFFETS EATERIES Roofline Antenna Dream Create Indulge Genesis in the Hills Services Call Mark Polini Courtney & Chelsea 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone 0418 928 614 0400 206 810 Phone: 9397 7799 CAR DETAILING ANTIQUES & Roley’s on the Ridge COLLECTABLES Once Over Mobile Cnr Soldiers Rd & Brookton 2/2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone Car Detailing Hwy Ph: 9496 0666 Jason 0411 654 119 9496 2099 Open: Wed-Sat The Manse Restaurant 10-4, Sun 12-4 CARPENTRY 31 Church Ave Armadale AUTO-MECHANICAL Phone: 9399 6078 Hills Lifestyle Carpentry A Grade Mechanical Services call Mick Beech The Roasted Bean Cafe 11 Wygonda Road 9397 9838, 0413 148 460 Shop 4, 21 Jarrah Rd Phone: 9397 5244 Roleystone Ph: 9397 9927 ceilings Julian Graziani Views 101 on Araluen Tobia Constructions Mobile Mechanic Araluen Golf Resort Country call for free quote 0409 900 667 Club Ave Ph: 9397 9969 Josh 0437 054 140 Roleystone Auto Centre Windows on Wygonda CHILDCARE 770 Brookton Hwy Roleystone Country Club Magic Moon Childcare Roleystone Ph: 9397 5993 6 Wygonda Rd 9397 5665 Phone: Linda 9399 1838 WJ & KS Automotives ELECTRICIAN 101 Forrest Rd Armadale 447 Chevin Road Darling Range Electrical CHIROPRACTOR Phone: 9397 5666 Call Glen Weaver Roleystone Chiropractic BANK 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 Josh Morton 0451 675 100 Roleystone-Karragullen High Point Electrical 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Community Bank® Open M-F Call Marius 0419 004 475 COMPUTER REPAIRS 9-5pm Sat 9-12pm 9397 7466 Bigsi Computer Solutions BEAUTY THERAPIST FEDERAL MEMBER call Simon 9397 9046 FOR CANNING Pure Indulgence Unit 6 Mobile: 0433 838 394 1 Soldiers Rd Brackenridge Call Don Randall JP MP CONCRETE Village 9496 2922 on 9390 1211 Decorative Concrete Resurfacing System Transforming Crete Designs Call Pete 0438 979 582

FENCING ORGANIC SHOP Rural Fencing Call John Earthbound Organics 0418 953 591 or Open 7 Days 9.30amPh/Fax: 9397 6854 5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899 FINANCE PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Finance Corp call Bev Jacmo Partitions & Krebs on 0416 171 926 Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Barry: 9397 5598 GARDEN SUPPLIES plastering Karragullen Gravel & de GRAAF PLASTERING Garden Supplies Obligation Free Quote Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 0438 399 464 GAS SUPPLY PLUMBING Hills Gas Supply ABM Plumbing Phone: 9291 5551 Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 HAIRDRESSING Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 A New Do Hair-n-Beauty Mobile: 0409 297 939 4a 2756 Albany Hwy PRINTING Kelmscott 9390 2313 Aura Hairdressing FN Grafix Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd Fiona 0400 428 119 23 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Phone: 9496 3950 Billy Shears The Hair Club QUILTING/PATCHWORK Unit 2a Brackenridge Village MLI Quilting Service Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Call Ros Lutz 9496 3070, 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 0409 390 907 Catabree & Magnolia RECREATION CENTRE 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Roleystone Recreation Phone: 9399 2992 Centre 8 Wygonda Road Grace & Virtue Freelance Roleystone Ph: 9397 6538 Hairstylist Louise Mitir ROOF restorations 0488 690 060 Total Roof Care Haircutting Ring Steve 0419 854 587 For Adults & Kids Phone Ella 0402 271 800 SHEDS lawnmowing / Shed Wholesalers gardening services We come to you! Armadale Kelmscott 9525 4171, 0487 179 399 Gardening Services SHOPPING CENTRE Call Ben 0416 703 286 Roleystone Supa IGA LIBERAL MEMBER 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone SC Tony Simpson MLA Your Ph: 9397 5549, 9397 5585 State Member for Darling SIGNWRITING Range Ph: 0439 022 852 Fineline Signs LIFESTYLE COACHING Adam 0401 781 341 Topaze Lifestyle Coaching Call Jackie 0418 912 023 TILING Anfield Tiling Service massage therapist Wall & Floor Tiling Mensana Professional Phone Chris 0421 222 138 Massage Service Steven TRAVEL AGENTS Rouse 0438 955 419 Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 MEDICAL CENTRE Fax: 9490 3622 Roleystone Family 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd Fax: 9497 2949 NATUROPATHY/ 2/182 Jull St Armadale IRIDOLOGY TREE SERVICES Healing Solutions Victoria JMC Tree Services Park Physio, 7 Manchester St Phone: 9497 1596 Victoria Park 9470 1078 Mobile: 0409 118 912

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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 Horse Agistment Roleystone WA 6111 or Roleystone. New fencing, email: practice.manager@ lge yards, other agisters, endless trail riding in bush. Call Helen 0402 403 269 or WANTED Keyboard player for local popular music 9397 5921 for more info or band with female vocalist. to come & view Mature age preferred. Call FOR SALE Scooter Clive 0417 929 760 (Gopher) 6-7yrs old, gd ARTIST TUITION 0447 441 cond, acc included, $1200 707, Watercolour & Acrylic ono 0400 238 213 babysitter Available. FOR SALE Painted Saws Reliable and mature 17yo with Australian scenes, Roleystone area, call Verity make good presents $30ea 0468 825 596, 9397 5087 9390 4953 house cleaner uses FRENCH TUITION 0438 your cleaning products and 634 902, Children & Adults vacuum cleaner, call Dianne 0403 731 007 FOR SALE Philips Mwave Model 5210V Output for sale Nursery swing 2450MHz glass turn-table, suit baby/toddler as new basic controls, big-heavy, $30 0424 980 878 gd work order, ideal 2nd wanted Reliable person unit or club canteen, make to weed, prune and mow 3 me an offer 0400 428 119 lawns 0419 938 165 babysitter $10p/hr for upto 3 kids, then extra $5 p/hr for each kid after. Free weeknights/weekends call Allyra Spronk 9399 1313

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

WANTED Mature person for casual work Mon 9-2.30pm & Thurs 6-10am, heavy lifting & serving in the shop. Needs to Have you got something be enthusiastic, reliable, to sell? Then let everyone strong & trustworthy. Call know by putting it in Anita Earthbound Organics The Valley Reporter 0433 521 343, 9397 7899




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

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

Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale Ph: 9399 0410 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, 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 Karragullen Expo October 2013 – 9293 7132, 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: 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 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. Armadale Society of Artists will be exhibiting their works at the Armadale Central SC from 13-24 Feb 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:

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 –


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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*Offer not available Sundays/Public Holidays

$30.00 luNCH SPeCIAl 2 CouRSe & DRINk Sensational Value!

Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone Bookings 9496 0666

great venue for functions we specialise in smaller weddings

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Sundays from 4pm until 8pm No bookings required

ON ARALUEN ONrestaurant ARALUEN & functions

restaurant & functions restaurant & functions

All our bases are homemade from our kitchen then baked in $16 a traditional wood fired oven Asian style five spice chicken & bacon $18 to add texture and Honey pumpkin fetta & kalamata maximise flavour olives (v*) $16 (v* = vegetarian) Roma tomato & local bocconcini with lemon pepper & basil (v*)

Spanish chorizo & red onion jam


Garlic prawn & basil pesto


Mini meat balls with fresh chilli


Ham, cheese & pineapple with fried egg


BBQ chicken & bacon with smokey cheese


Smoked salmon, red onion, capers, topped with herb & garlic mayonnaise $22

Happy hour from 4pm until 5pm $5 glass of house wine $6 pints $3 middy’s No further discounts apply

Country Club Avenue RoleyStoNe

Fully Licensed - New Wine List - War m Log Fire - Food - Cof fee

Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions - Food - Wine - Cof fee - Functions

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Enjoy our freshly made Soup of the Day, followed by your choice of our ever popular Marinated Steak Sandwich (includes chips and salad) or our Deluxe Chicken Caesar Salad. All topped off with a glass of wine, a beer, or soft drink (*selected beer/wine only)


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