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You will find this month’s magazine crammed with things to do with your children during the school holidays. Whether its out in the great outdoors, crafts, library activities, sport, or theatre, it’s bound to keep them all satisfied. Don’t forget, Kanyana Wildife’s Open Day is from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday the 5th of May. Come and visit the animals in their beautiful bushland setting, and enjoy a day full of wildlife adventures. Why not experience a close encounter with one of their resident animals, or take a behind-thescenes tour of their animal hospital? It’s the 40th Anniversary Season for the Roleystone Junior Football Club, a huge milestone for the almost 250 local kids set to hit Springdale Park. Make sure you take the opportunity to come along and scream for their teams. The majority of the fixtures are listed on page 8 for your added convenience. Go the Mighty Tigers!

A special Roleystone Community College P&C Long Service Milestone Award was recently presented to a very dedicated Roleystone resident. Turn to page 12 to find out who received this outstanding acknowledgement award, and to get the full story. Are you keen to reduce litter, to promote recycling and to develop better waste management for Roleystone? Then you should consider being a part of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA community pride program, known as the Star Awards. Both individuals and organisations are encouraged to enter, so go to page 16 for the full details. You will come across an inspiring story about Connor Ovens and Don Patterson, who have just returned from a wonderful adventure along the Bibbulmun Track. Read how they managed to cover 64km in just 3 days, on page 19.

Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER The Roleystone Community College / Roleystone Autumn Festival are currently seeking volunteers to help organise the festival for 2014. If you think you’d like to contribute in any way, then check out their advertisement on page 24 for contact details. There are businesses both new and old that we’d like to welcome to the Valley Reporter. Please show your local businesses your support by shopping at Feedman Stockfeeds, Karl’s Bobcat and Truck Hire, Travel Managers, The Manse Restaurant, McFarleane House Learning Centre, Relationships Australia, Brackenridge Pure Indulgence, Meditation for Mind Body & Spirit, and Roleystone Recreation Centre.

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The Three Little Butchers: Gobbledygook At one time or another, we have all come across jargon, slang, polispeak, and other kinds of vocabulary which are only understood by specific groups of people. Recently, I was reading a most enjoyable article by Robert Drewe in the West Weekend, titled “Backward Butcher.” It was about butchers who used to say the name of meat backwards to confuse the customers. For example, lamb would become bmal (pronounced beemal). I was intrigued by it all, and asked our local butcher if he knew of it or about it. It turns out that he had, but apparently it was used mainly in Melbourne. As he gave this explanation, my memory immediately flashed back to my time as a lad in Norseman, between 1945 and 1950. I was only ten, I had a make-do bicycle, and did all the family messages. Back in those days when the gold mines were the prime money source, Roberts Street was very busy, with three butchers to cater for about 3000 folk. I had to do all the shopping for my grandmother Julia, my Aunty Monica, and mum. Since we didn’t have any worthwhile means of refrigeration, there were plenty of trips to the butchers. The trouble was that I had to go to each different butcher for the meat. Nanna Fox preferred “Butch Onslow”, “Dimer’s” was for Aunty Monica, and Mum’s favourite was “Lee’s”. All the butchers knew when I turned up that there was some problem, (too old, too tough, too thin!) but going to Onslow’s shop was the worst. Not only did I have to take the meat back, but also some sort of message. It may have gone like this: “Well Master Seabrook, what is it now?, too fat?” “Nanna said that it’s cut too thick, and wants it sliced thinner!” There would be giggles from the customers, smiles, and then chatter that I couldn’t understand or comprehend. After some laughter, eventually Butch would grab the parcel, pull out the meat, hold it up to some more babble and laughter, and then grab some other meat. After throwing it on a butcher’s paper, he would grab another piece, throw it on, and say “Tell Nanna Fox a special piece for her!”, and off I’d go. I’d scurry off to Nanna’s place, hoping it didn’t necessitate a return. Until now, I’d never understand the strange banter I’d

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With 17 teams registered this year, the netball courts at Cross Park are teeming with teams training hard every night of the week. There are only 3 weeks to go before the first game, and we wish everyone good luck and success for the coming season. A group of 14 dedicated netballers have gone through rigorous trials and training over the past few months to be chosen to play for one of the 2013 Kalamunda and Districts Netball Association Teams. Congratulations to the following, who have been chosen to represent KDNA: (Under 12’s) Hollie Dunsire, Jade Hancock, Jaime Hodges, Kayla Holroyd and Zara Wood. (Under 13’s) Alura Dunsire, Eleni Arotis, Ellie Connor and Rachel Charlesworth. (Under 14’s) Kate Bunten and Sarah Conlin. (Under 15’s) Abbey Jones, Caitlin Williams and Sophie Boughton. Congratulations to Amy Boughton, who is once again

taking on board the challenging job of coaching an Association team this year! The Roleystone Netball Club would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Roleystone Real Estate for their ongoing support of the club in the past years. They have provided valuable financial assistance, which has enabled us to grow from 7 teams to 17 teams. We are seeking sponsors for 2013. Sponsorship to the club enables us to continue to grow and offer many sporting and leadership opportunities to young people and families in our area. We thank you for your interest and look forward to your support. For further information, contact club President Vanessa Mason at vanessamasonroofing@iinet.net. au or on 0437 779 927. You can also contact Registrar Sharlene Warnes at snswarnes1@bigpond.com or on 9496 0452.

The Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone 12:45pm and 2:00pm. is the perfect location for indulging the • Educational activities to explain kids in a fun, wholesome, educational important environmental issues. and environment-friendly adventure Children are required to have adult during the autumn supervision, and it is strongly school holidays. From recommended that closed 10:00am to 2:00pm shoes, hat and sunscreen be on Tuesday the 23rd worn. Araluen Botanic Park is of April and Thursday open every day from 9:00am the 2nd of May, our to 6:00pm. With spectacular dedicated team of running water all year round, qualified volunteers beautifully scenic bush walks, will conduct a range “Heaven in the Hills… An stunning gardens, heritage of insect-themed extraordinary garden in a structures, BBQ’s, picnic areas, activities, including breathtakingly beautiful Chalet Healy Tea Rooms and setting” discovery trails, clay the Roundhouse Gift Shop, modelling and craft. there’s plenty to do and see. In “The fantastic value remains, with fees at addition, the ever-popular Araluen Train just $3 for children and $4 for adults. This is operating during peak periods. includes Park entry and all materials,” For more information, contact Araluen says Rod Ross, General Manager of the Botanic Park on 9496 1171, or go to Araluen Botanic Park Foundation. This www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au. popular program features: Araluen Botanic Park is proudly supported • Three discovery trails between 10:00am by the Department of Environment and and 11:30am. Conservation. • Clay modelling and crafts between


Lina Hart Reserve Many of you may have noticed the new playground at Lina Hart Reserve, as you pass along Westbourne Road. The new playground comes as part of the City of Armadale’s Asset Management practice. The City has spent the last decade auditing and collating all of its assets and their estimated replacement costs into a database, with assets ranging from roads, footpaths and drains, to playgrounds, community halls and sports centres. Asset Management is an important part of sustaining infrastructure ,and money has been placed aside each year to enable the replacement of structures when they cannot be repaired. In the case of Lina Hart, the play equipment was assessed as a potential liability, and the move to the foreground

was to deter vandalism damage. The City is also drafting a Parks and Facilities Strategy, which aims to guide what facilities may be appropriate where. The Strategy categorises parks into “regional”, district” and “neighbourhood”. Regional parks such as Cross Park are generally accessed by car, and have significant amounts of infrastructure, like sports grounds and clubs, community halls, car parks, playground, skate park, toilets, BBQ’s, seats, and bins. Neighbourhood parks such as Lina Hart Park are accessed by foot, and have the least number of facilities. Each area would generally have one regional park, a few district parks, and many neighbourhood parks for people to walk to. In Roleystone, most of the local parks are bushland

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Welcome to Season 2013, the 40th Anniversary Season for Roleystone Junior Football Club! The first round of games are scheduled for the 13th and 14th of April. Roleystone is well represented across the age groups, with almost 168 Junior Registrations and a healthy 78 Auskickers on board so far. My first season as President of the RJFC has certainly been a steep learning curve to date, but we have a great bunch of volunteers, both new and old, happy and eager to assist in any way they can. We recently had our club Busy Bee prior to the season opener, and seeing in excess of 25 parents chipping in and helping out was very much appreciated. Without their help, we wouldn’t have a club that almost 250 local kids can call home. Team training has now been in full swing for 4 weeks, and from what we have seen on the track, we are optimistic about further success come finals time. This year, we have some new coaches as well as some returning coaches, and I would like to thank them all for coming on board for 2013. This year being the 40th Anniversary of RJFC, we have established a sub-committee which will start putting together a plan for a celebration of the club. We are hoping to gain the full support of the community, so as to ensure the event is a success. Watch this space! Good luck to all our players and coaches for the season – play hard, play fair and to all our supporters, I hope you enjoy the season. Adam Hancock, RJFC President.

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Springdale Park 20 April 8 30 am Round 2 11 May 8 30 am Round 4 8 June 8 30 am Round 6 22 June 8 30 am Round 8 20 June 8 30 am Round 10 Round 11 BYE 10 August 8 30 am Round 13 Y4’S Springdale Park 13 April 10 00 am Round 1 4 May 10 00 am Round 3 25 May 10 00 am Round 5 15 June 10 00 am Round 7 29 June 10 00 am Round 9 27 July 10 00 am Round 11 3 August 10 00 am Round 12 17 August 10 00 am Round 14 Y5’S Springdale Park 13 April 10 00 am Round 1 4 May 10 00 am Round 3 25 May 10 00 am Round 5 15 June 10 00 am Round 7 29 June 10 00 am Round 9 27 July 10 00 am Round 11 10 August 10 00 am Round 13 Y6’S RE/WHITE Springdale Park 20 April 11 30 am Round 2 WHITE 11 May 11 30 am Round 4 RE 25 May 11 30 am Round 5 WHITE 8 June 11 30 am Round 6 RE/WHITE 15 June 11 30 am Round 7 WHITE 22 June 11 30 am Round 8 RE 29 June 11 30 am Round 9 WHITE 20 July 11 30 am Round 10 RE/WHITE BYE 27 July 11 30 am Round 11 RE/WHITE 10 August 11 30 am Round 13 Y7’S Springdale Park 20 April 1 15 pm Round 2 11 May 1 15 pm Round 4 Round 5 BYE 8 June 1 15 pm Round 7 22 June 1 15 pm Round 9 27 July 1 15 pm Round 11 10 August 1 15 pm Round 13 17 August 1 15 pm Round 14 Y8’S Springdale Park 21 April 9 00 am Round 2 12 May 9 00 am Round 4 26 May 9 00 am Round 6 16 June 9 00 am Round 8 30 June 9 00 am Round 10 Round 11 BYE 28 July 9 00 am Round 12 11 August 9 00 am Round 14 Y9’S Springdale Park 21 April 11 00 am Round 2 12 May 11 00 am Round 4 26 May 11 00 am Round 6 Round 7 BYE 23 June 11 00 am Round 9 30 June 11 00 am Round 10 28 July 11 00 am Round 12 11 August 11 00 am Round 14 Y10/11/12’S Unfortunately these were not available at time of printing, so please head to our website at rjfc.org.au or check out our Facebook page for fixture details and to keep up to date with all the footy news. Pups


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The $4000 First Prize for the Grow Project went to Everal Pearse, the $750 Second Prize went to Fiona Newland, and the $250 Third Prize went to Ken Purchase. On Thursday the 21st of March, each recipient was presented with their gift cards by Elaine Anfield from The Good Guys Discount Warehouse in Cannington. Congratulations to all the raffle winners, and thank you to everyone for all your donations!

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Singers, dancers and actors all across Roleystone are invited to audition for a local production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” The auditions will be held at Mount Hawthorn’s main hall on the 4th and 5th of May, with the production to be staged at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre from November 20th to December 14th. Director Bob Mainwaring warns that the show will be a large commitment, with three rehearsals a week from July, followed by 20 performances, including two shows on Saturdays. “We’re excited by the challenge of tackling what’s become the longest running show in Broadway history,” he said. “It’s a musical theatre classic, focusing on the beautiful soprano Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.” “The material for the three leads is extremely demanding, requiring performers who have the relevant training, stamina and experience needed to carry roles of this magnitude. People should be reasonable in their desires, but there is a large ensemble with 20 in the cast and 15 in the dance troupe, in addition to the main cast. The minimum age required by auditionees is 16 years.” Mainwaring has said that those auditioning for lead roles need acting ability, while dancers also need to be able to sing. Audition music can be

your own choice, but must be in the style of “The Phantom of the Opera.” A pianist will be available, or you can bring your own music on CD. Lead role auditionees will be given script excerpts on the day to read and, if successful, will be given a short scene and song to prepare for callbacks. For a full breakdown of the roles available, and to submit an audition form, go to www.limelighttheatre. com. The audition venue, Mount Hawthorn’s main hall, is located near the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and The Boulevarde.


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By Dr Judith Congrene New furry patients are always a challenge, especially for a mobile vet visiting the animals at home. Fortunately, there are also many advantages which make the challenge more rewarding and successful. My work as a home-visiting vet over the last decade gives me the chance to reduce stress levels of patients and owners on a daily basis. Milly, a beautiful aged retriever I met in the last fortnight, was a particular pleasure. According to her family, Milly was having problems with arthritis, so they booked an appointment for a home consultation, with the hopes of some acupuncture therapy. During the introduction phase of the home visit, I got an enthusiastic greeting from Milly and her owners, which continued as we settled down to discuss her symptoms. Milly’s owners were very helpful with their answers to all my questions about Milly’s daily routine, and how she copes with different areas of mobility. My head certainly got buzzing with thoughts on which Chinese medicine pattern Milly would fit into, as this would have an influence on the treatment given, in addition to the information from a physical examination.

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After getting permission from Milly to start the acupuncture session, I proceeded to insert the needles, giving Milly time to process each needle as it was placed. Once this was completed, there was further discussion with Milly’s owners, during which time Milly made herself comfortable and went to sleep! She seemed to be a very happy and relaxed patient. The reports from Milly’s owners since that first treatment have said (to my great satisfaction) that the acupuncture is helping her symptoms. I am definitely looking forward to the next visit.

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My 11 year old Golden Retriever “Clive” was due his annual vaccination. With a busy schedule and two children to look after, I wondered how I was going to manage getting my dog to the vet. Then I remembered that I had liked a local business called Pet Assist on Facebook, after reading Dr Judith Congrene’s amazing articles about the service that she provided to her customers and their animals. It was great news to discover that Pet Assist offered a mobile vet service, so when I contacted Dr Judith, the response was immediate. A few text messages later, she was booked to come to see us

at our home. When she came, she had instant rapport with my family and the dog. She began with an overall health check, only to discover that Clive had a stick lodged in his mouth, which she was able to remove. Although Clive never complained about the stick being in his mouth, we were glad it was out. Dr Judith provides a very professional and thorough service, which I would highly recommend to anyone. Having the added bonus of a home visit was just so convenient. Thank you Dr Judith! The Horgan family.

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Relationships Australia is holding an eight week Anger MAnAgeMent for Men course at 27 The Crescent, Midland commencing Tuesday 7th May. time: 6.30pm - 9pm cost: $120.00 For further information please phone 9489 6322 Relationships Australia is holding an eight week Anger MAnAgeMent for WoMen course at 27 The Crescent, Midland commencing Wednesday 8th May. time: 10am - 12.30pm cost: $120.00 For further information please phone 9489 6322

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P&C Long Service Milestone Ken Walker, Roleystone Community College P&C Treasurer, was recently awarded with a WACSSO Long Service Award for over ten years of service to the support of education in Roleystone. The Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) formally recognised Ken’s work at a recent assembly held at the College. Ken worked as Treasurer of both the Roleystone Primary School and Roleystone District High School P&Cs before becoming Treasurer of the combined Roleystone Schools P&C in 2008. He is the inaugural Treasurer of the RCC P&C. Ken devotes a tremendous amount of his time each week to his position as Treasurer. He attends every opening of the Uniform Shop to process sales; he runs all financial aspects of the canteen and its staff and is very proactive in making the P&C’s money work for the benefit of all students. He has vast knowledge of all things financial, legal and constitutional, enabling the P&C to function as smoothly as possible. Ken is also WACSSO Councillor for the Canning South region and is on the Children’s Crossing and Road Safety Committee. P&C committees in Roleystone have had the benefit of Ken’s enthusiasm and expertise for over ten and a half years. He is very deserving of this WACCCO Long Service Award.


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and challenge their peers. Associate Principals Mr Springett and Mrs Thatcher, Teacher Mr Evans and House Deans Mr Mills, Mrs West, Mrs Watson and Mrs Bullock continue to provide this group with wonderful support and encouragement.

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On Tuesday 9 April players from the West Coast Eagles and South Fremantle football clubs ran some Auskick football skills clinics for all students in Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 classes at Roleystone Community College. The

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The “Garden Guru’s” team recently revisited Roleystone Community College to check on the growth and progress of its Sustainable Outdoor Garden Classroom, 12 months on. The Managing Director and Executive Producer of Guru Productions, Trevor Cochrane, was amazed at the amount of work that has been generated by the College’s students and staff in this small amount of time. In particular, he commented on how healthy the chooks, plants, herbs, urban orchard and fish were looking. Teachers Mr Huisman and Mrs Greyling worked alongside their colleagues and students across a variety of both Primary and Secondary year levels to ensure that the garden is continually cared for and monitored. In addition, a host of volunteer families are doing a wonderful job of looking after this valuable College asset on the weekends. This latest visit will once again be screened on Channel Nine in coming weeks.


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Good neighbours key to a bushfire ready community “Also consider including your neighbours in your bushfire survival plan. If your plan is to leave early but you don’t always have a car, you should discuss the options with your family and your neighbours as they may be a good backup.” “If you work away from home and you have pets or livestock, your neighbour may be able to help so talk to them about your concerns. Ms Shea said it was vital for communities to come together to plan and prepare for bushfire. “In the middle of an emergency, it’s too late to plan and meet your Soils,Mulches, Bush Mulch, Sand,Landscaping Blended Soils, Rocks, neighbours,” she said. “Don’t put it off to Blended Mulches, Brickie & Paving Sand, tomorrow when you can Landscaping, Garden Makeovers, Local Gravel, Roadbase, Top Dressing Loam, meet them today because Blue Metal, Moss and Laterite Rock. you never know when you

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Being a good neighbour can do more than improve community spirit, it can help people survive a bushfire. Department of Fire and Emergency Services Director Community Engagement Suellen Shea said often communities that were best able to react to bushfire were ones who were well connected and had good relationships with one another. “Knowing your neighbours means you can work together on developing your bushfire survival plans,’ Ms Shea said. “If a fire occurs in your area, everyone is affected so by getting to know your neighbour you can help each other to either leave early or take steps to enact your plan. “It can also help everyone in the community understand who lives next door or nearby that may be at greater risk during a bushfire, such as seniors, people with mobility issues or those that have a disability.” Ms Shea said that recent bushfires have spurred neighbourhood action. “Following a recent incident in Bindoon, 30 neighbours met to discuss how they could work together and communicate more effectively during a bushfire,” she said. “These neighbours are working together to set up a Bushfire Ready Group and are establishing a phone tree.” Ms Shea said there were many different ways neighbours could help each other during the bushfire season. “If you organise a phone tree you can help everyone in your neighbourhood be aware if a fire occurs,” Ms Shea said.


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Former Roleystone Theatre performer delivers good Company in Sondheim spectacle Former Roleystone Theatre performer Emma Davis is helping to bring a sensational Broadway musical comedy to life at the Subiaco Arts Centre this May. Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” focuses on Robert, a man who wants to share his life with someone, but still can’t commit to a steady relationship by his 35th birthday. Exploring Robert’s interactions with his three girlfriends, and the five married couples who are his best friends, “Company” was one of the first musicals to deal with contemporary relationship issues through its lyrics and melodies. Sondheim is famous for stage shows such as “Sweeney Todd”, “Into the Woods”, “Gypsy”, and many others. “Company” won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, when first produced in 1970. Presented by the ICW Performing Arts Association (a charity which helps performers with disability), the team behind the successful productions of “Oliver!” and “Les Miserables” at the Regal in 2012, are back again for another year of shows, starting with “Company.” Davis plays one of Robert’s three girlfriends, Kathy, whom she describes her as sweet-natured, with an idealistic view of what it means to be married. “She’s from Cape Cod and comes to New York to find love but, after a short time, she realises it isn’t for her and feels out of place,” the UWA classical music student said. “All Kathy really wants out of life is to be married and live a quiet existence. There was a time when Kathy wanted to marry Robert, but that time has passed and she moves on with her life, leaving him behind. She’s an interesting character because, on the surface, she seems quite simple and only after one thing – the pursuit of a husband – but beneath that, there’s a character searching for much more. Getting the character truthful and honest is going to be the biggest difficulty for me.” Involved in theatre since 2005, Davis has performed with the Old Mill, Playlovers, Roleystone and Kwinana Theatres in “South Pacific”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Seussical The Musical”, “Cabaret”, “Company”, “Nine” and “Assassins.” She has been nominated twice for the Yvonne Lynch Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2009 and 2010 Finley Awards, for her role in “Assassins” and choreography for “Nine”. She was also named Best Other than a Lead in a Musical for “Little Women” in 2011. The former WA Academy of Performing Arts student has also come across “Company” before, as an understudy for the roles of Amy and Kathy at the Old Mill Theatre two years ago. “I have always adored the music of Stephen Sondheim, but I didn’t discover “Company” until a friend showed me a filmed version of the show,” Davis said. “I immediately fell in love with the twisting story lines, real characters and beautiful music. It’s remained one of my

favourite musicals to this day, and I’m honoured to be a part of this production. I’m especially excited about singing “You Could Drive a Person Crazy.” “Company” is directed by Mark Barford and Brendan Hanson, matched with musical direction from Jangoo Chapkhana. Hanson also plays the lead role of Robert, a role that come in the wake of his tour de force performance as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables last year, as well his coming sixth place in Channel Ten’s “I Will Survive” reality show. “Robert is enigmatic, but still warm and charming, just trying to find his place and get clear about what he wants,” Hanson said. Barford added, “I love a musical that can make you laugh out loud one minute and then tear at your heartstrings the next – ‘Company’ is the sort of show that can do that.” Producer Ian Westrip described “Company” as one of the great Sondheim musicals, with wonderful insights into the human condition. “This is one of the most artistically accessible, thought-provoking musicals, which can appeal to all,” he said. “Company” will play at 7:30pm on May 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with a 2:00pm matinee also on May 4th. To book through Ticketek, call 132 849 or go to www.ticketek.com.au. The ICW Performing Arts Association is also offering a special deal: buy two tickets for “Company”, and receive one free ticket for the preview performance of “Cats” in July. The deal is only available by calling 0416 251 265. The Subiaco Arts Centre is at 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

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Year Six Leavers Jumpers Presentation For a number of years at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kelmscott, a valuable Mentor Program has been running between the Year One and Year Six students. Over the last three years, the Year Six students have acted as mentors to their little buddies. In appreciation for the great care that their big buddies have shown to them, the Year One students were given the special honour of presenting the Year Six students with their 2013 Leavers shirts. The Year One students were masters of discretion, and managed to keep some top secret information a surprise! In their class, the Year One students worked very hard to write down the qualities that make their big buddy very special. At the presentation ceremony, each of the Year One students read out and shared the unique qualities of their big buddy and presented them with their Leavers shirt. Thomas said that his buddy was special because “they cuddle me every time they see me”. Emily thinks that her buddy is special because “he makes me laugh and he is funny.” This was a memorable occasion for everyone involved, and we are looking forward to continuing this new tradition in the years to come! License No: WA 9TA 1394 ABN: 35 113 085 626 Member: IATA, AFTA

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On the 28th of March, the community of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School came together to share in the Stations of the Cross Ceremony. The Year Six students lead the community of students, staff, and over forty parents and parishioners on a journey through the beautiful bush grounds of the school. While travelling along this journey, the community experienced the story of Jesus in the week leading up to his death and resurrection through fourteen stations. The story was reverently conveyed by the Year Six students through spoken word, mime, instrumental playing and songs. The younger students of the school from Pre-Primary through to Year Five are to be commended for the reverence and grace that they displayed while participating in the ceremony. The Stations of the Cross was a significant event, in which the students, staff, parents and parish were able to embrace their sense of community and to celebrate the Easter traditions together.

oleystone Tee-Ball R and Baseball Club Inc. Major THANK YOU SponSor TO OUR CLUB PRESIDENT SANDY JOHNSON! On behalf of the Roleystone Tee-Ball and Baseball Club Committee, parents and players, we would like to congratulate and thank Sandy Johnson for the remarkable job she has done in her first season as Club President. Sandy has shown such leadership and passion for the game, as well as great enthusiasm in helping the club to grow. Not only is Sandy the Club President, she also coaches the under 11’s T-Ball team, and took on the tremendous challenge of coaching the U11 States Team for the first time. Sandy, all your hard work and dedication is much appreciated by all. Thank you for a great 2012/2013 season, and we look forward to having you lead the club into the 2013/2014 season. Lee Miles, Vice President.


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Many of my clients ask for healthy snack foods and desserts, and these raw cup cakes are just a perfect addition to your Autumn menu. This delicious recipe is packed with super foods, and will be great for your daily intake of wholesome foods to nourish and sustain you. It will definitely bring a smile to your lips! This is a 100% raw dessert, which can be had at almost any time of the day, because it is so nutrient-dense. It can be wonderful party food for children and adults alike, and caters to the wheat and dairy allergies we see so often nowadays. They’re also easy to digest, and easy for little hands. Ingredients for cupcakes............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1 cup walnuts (raw & unsoaked) A dash of fresh ground nutmeg 2 Tblspn chia seeds 1 cup raisins A pinch of sea salt 1 cup pitted medjool dates 2 cups grated raw carrot 1 tspn ground cinnamon 1 tspn ground cardamom Ingredients for frosting............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Tblspn coconut oil Water 1 cup whole raw cashews A pinch of sea salt (I use the water I soaked the dates in to add flavour. The amount of water depends (soaked for at least 2hrs) 1 tspn lemon juice on the creaminess you desire for the frosting) 6 pitted Medjool dates 1 tspn pure vanilla extract, or scrape down 1 vanilla bean (soaked for at least 1hr) Cupcake Method: Process the walnuts to your desired consistency, add dates and process (don’t let it become a paste). Add the grated carrots, chia seeds and spices. Process until the mix is smooth like a dough. Add raisins, and pulse to combine. Put the carrot cake mix in a small loaf tin, or form into cupcake shapes, either using cupcake holders or the tin as a mould. If you’re using tins, you may wish to lay down baking paper first for ease. Place them in the fridge whilst you make the frosting. Frosting Method: Rinse the cashews and drain off the water. Place the cashews, dates, vanilla extract/beans, coconut oil, salt and lemon into your food processor. Process until creamy and well combined, adding water as you need. Allow the frosting to stand and begin to set for around 10-15mins. Remove the cupcakes from the fridge, frost, and enjoy! You can sprinkle these with coconut, ground walnuts, cinnamon and love. To enrol for up-and-coming wholefood and raw food classes, please contact the Roleystone Family Centre on 9496 1115, or send an email to: info@roleyfamilycentre.com.au. Vanessa Jean.

The Coalition’s broadband plan, as announced today by Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, will deliver the NBN sooner, at a less cost to taxpayers, and it will be more affordable for consumers. Canning MHR Don Randall said the NBN rollout was currently one of the biggest issues for his electorate. “In 2011, I was already seeing the signs of the electorate being in NBN limbo,” Mr Randall said. “The NBN was coming, but very, very slowly, and it wasn’t keeping pace with housing and business developments and the growing population. “Kevin Rudd promised every Australian fast broadband by 2013 at a cost of $4.7 billion. Instead, the NBN has only signed up 10,400 users for its fibre network with an expected cost of more than $90 billion. “It’s hard to believe not one NBN connection has been made in WA.” Mr Randall said by 2016, under the Coalition there will be minimum download speeds of 25 megabits – and up to 100 megabits – which is fast enough to download high definition video and watch the football. By 2019, the vast majority of households will get access to 50 megabits, which

is 10 times faster than the average household’s current speed. The Coalition’s Plan for Fast Broadband and an Affordable NBN will: Ensure households and businesses can get access to fast broadband by the end of 2016 – with download speeds five times today’s average. End the delays and cost overruns and get the NBN back on track through better management, greater transparency and tighter controls. Give priority to regions and suburbs with the poorest existing service in the rollout. Deliver a more affordable NBN than Labor – saving consumers about $300 a year by 2021. Deliver a smarter NBN that uses a mix of technologies. Our plan will cost less and make the NBN more economically viable. Lesson the strain on taxpayers who could be expected to bear the burden of Labor’s delayed and mismanaged $90 billion plus NBN. Mr Randall said by giving priority to regions and suburbs with the poorest internet service, the NBN would be provided quickly to cyberstruggling suburbs such as Austin Cove, Falcon, Wannanup, Darling Downs, Bedfordale, Harrisdale, and Piara Waters. A full copy of the Coalition’s NBN Policy is available at www.liberal.org.au.

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by Caroline van der Mey Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) Adv. Dip Naturopathy, Dip Hom, Flower Essences Consultant Natural Fertility Counsellor Symptoms associated with stress can include: • Restlessness, and feelings that you can’t settle • Mood swings and irritability, especially towards loved ones • Heart palpitations, sweaty palms, nervousness and anxiety • Headaches, tight neck and shoulder muscles • Insomnia and sleep disturbances • Poor memory/concentration and poor judgment • Lack of interest in life and things that would normally interest you • Upset digestive system, including constipation or diarrhoea • Increased weight • Hormonal disorders including increased premenstrual syndrome (PMS), increased hot flushes and night sweats, and lack of libido. If you are ticking yes to these symptoms, stress may be having a bigger impact on your life than you realise. Stress has become so common in everyday life that we are not even aware that is present. Stress may come from different sources, including work pressures and deadlines, personal relationships and family issues, financial situations, injury, pain and illness, and significant changes to work or the home. If stress is having an effect on your health, your wellbeing, your relationships with others, and your enjoyment of life, it is time to do something about it. Ring 9470 1078 now and make an appointment with Caroline at Healing Solutions. Healing Solutions is located at Victoria Park Physiotherapy, 7 Manchester Street, in Victoria Park.

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at Genesis in the Hills Restaurant, from the 2nd of May Catherine Kelley, the current President of the Armadale Society of Artists, is proud to announce that she will be having her first solo art exhibition at Genesis in the Hills Restaurant, from the 2nd of May to the beginning of June. The official opening night of her exhibit, which has been a year in the making, will be the 5th of May. Catherine’s exhibit, titled “Progression”, features many paintings of animals, and is a demonstration of the growth and evolution of her artistic expression. Catherine, who calls herself “a dreamer”, started her artistic journey many years ago, beginning with simple drawings as a child. She often does art demonstrations at local public events, such as the Kalamunda markets, and has been teaching at the Kelmscott Arthouse full-time for the past 5 years. Most of her students are 50 to 65 year Roleystone Community College old retirees, who pay $20 for Roleystone Autumn Festival 2 hour lessons. “They’re very are currently seeking volunteers inspiring”, says Catherine. to help organise the festival for 2014. “And they keep coming back, so they must get something out of it as well. I don’t teach For more information about the for the money, I do it to give Roleystone Autumn Festival something back to others, and Email: festival@roleystonecc.wa.edu.au to help my own art as well.” Catherine’s main art mediums are watercolour and charcoal You can also stay in touch through Facebook. pastels, although she has also dabbled in acrylics and inks. Most of her pieces are This community event is proudly supported by FN Grafix and The VALLEY Reporter done in her workshop, in

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which she also does her own framing. “I consider myself to be a bit of a jane-ofall-trades. I like to try for something new and innovative each year. I’m inspired especially by movement, so I avoid flowers and landscapes in my art. They don’t have enough flow. Most of my art focuses on animals, like the horses I breed.” Many of Catherine’s animal pieces have been sold for a good price, with one framed artwork averaging at $400. She charges more for the most innovative pieces, since they require more forethought. Catherine joked, “I think if someone steals an artist’s work, then it must have been deemed pretty worthy. I’ve had nothing stolen yet.” On a more serious note, Catherine has great aspirations to win the People’s Choice Award, but acknowledges that her competitors are quite awe-inspiring. “I’ve been inspired by members of the ASA, like Pam White and my predecessor Dot Marshall, as well as an artist of the highest calibre, Brian Simmons, who lives up north. They’ve been instrumental to the development of my art.” Although she considers her first solo exhibition to be “very daunting”, Catherine also finds it very exciting, and is glad to have the support of her loving family as she takes this next artistic leap. She has commended Genesis in the Hills for providing a space to show her work, and for the support that the restaurant gives to local artists. Although she will be kept busy maintaining the ASA, Catherine is already planning her next exhibition, which will include one big centre piece, featuring 101 horses. The Valley Reporter wishes her all the very best as she progresses as a local artist. Elise Kelly.


Roleystone Men’s Community Shed Join Now! Find our shed at the old Primary School site on Jarrah Road Roleystone. Application form available from Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank branch Bendigo Bank, the Roleystone Family Centre or our website www.roleymensshed.com. au. Opening times; Tues, Thurs & Sat 9am-12noon. For further information call Chris 0427 462 921, Phil 0429 688 844, Geoff 0418 947 029. 22nd National Conference on Incontinence Held at the Crown Conference Centre Perth, WA, October 23-26. The 22nd National Conference on Incontinence is fast approaching. This multidisciplinary conference provides a platform for the latest research in the field of continence prevention, treatment and management, attracting both national and international guest speakers. This year’s invited speakers include: Dr Peter Lim Huat Chye, Dr Jean Hay-Smith, Associate Professor Caroline Gargett, and Professor Nick Haslam. Ref: www.continence.org.au. OXIGENO Outdoors at Champion Lakes! Where: Waterfront Parklands, Champion Lakes: Corner Dorney Esplanade and Regatta Boulevard. Cost: Free. Bring: Towel to lay on or yoga mat and drinking water. Oxigeno is an exercise program based on pilates, yoga and functional training for improved flexibility, strength and mobility. Proudly supported by the City of Armadale, Landcorp and the Armadale Arena. Showerhead Swap Hurry, offer ends this April! Don’t miss your last chance to replace your old showerheads for free. Switching to high efficiency showerheads means you can still enjoy a good pressure shower and your household can save up to 12,000 litres of water each year. Be quick, though - because our no cost Showerhead Swap Program comes to an end on 30 April. So hurry in and exchange your showerheads before stocks run out! How to claim your free showerhead/s: For a free on-the-spot swap, simply take your latest water use bill along with up to two of your old showerheads and arms to the returns and exchanges desk at your local Bunnings Warehouse in the Perth Metropolitan area. For more information, visit watercorporation. com.au. Join Rainbow Pammy for exciting Toddler Yoga and Colours of Autumn + The Eco Faeries School Holiday Workshop! Toddler Yoga 5 Week Workshop starting Monday, May 13 at the Conscious Conception and Birth Centre 1 Lefroy Rd Mt Nasura. 2-4 yr olds 10-10.30am. To book call Pam on 0418 952 977, email: pam@ rainbowyogis.com.au or register at www.rainbowyogis.com.au. Colours of Autumn School Holiday Workshop Wednesday April 24 9.30-11.30am at

Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre 210 Carradine Rd Bedfordale. Nature walk, stories and songs celebrating the magic of Autumn. Children’s yoga with Rainbow Pammy! Eco craft activities with Faerie Cara! To book call Cara on 0415 175 119, Pammy on 0418 952 977 or register at www. ecofaeries.com (select events). City of Armadale Water Wonders School Holiday Library Activities Wonder Windmills Wednesday 24 10.30-11.30am History House Museum 9399 0419. Scitech Science Show Friday 26 April 10.30am11.30am Seville Grove Library 9399 0800. Origami with Sanny Ang Tuesday 30 April 10-11am Kelmscott Library 9399 0810. The Big Bath PJ Storytime Thursday 2 May 6.307.30pm Armadale Library 9399 0125. Places are limited, so bookings are essential for all events. Parents or carers must stay in the library during events. Perth’s Best Gardening Event 18-22 April Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat www.gardenweek.com.au 4 to 5 May Lesmurdie Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition Where: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, Canning Road, Kalamunda. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Autumn Harvest Festival activities in the Hills, as well as to purchase original art and a wide range of beautiful hand-crafted gifts. Special features include guest artists and a visitor’s choice group challenge. For further information contact Cheryl Anwar on 9293 1411. 25 to 26 May Kalamunda Arts and Crafts Group 40th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale of Work Where: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, Canning Road, Kalamunda. Featuring the creations of local arts and crafts people and special guest artists, plus a display of work by the students of the Kalamunda SHS Gifted and Talented Education Visual Arts Program. Reasonably priced refreshments available and both Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted. Admission is free. The exhibition runs from 10-4.30pm on both days. To find out more, call Bobbie on 9291 6098. International Permaculture Day Sunday May 5th 9.30-4pm at South Fremantle High School Lefroy Rd Beaconsfield. Food Forest Raffle, Worm Farming (crash course) – The Urbanite Composter, Beer, Cider and Mead Brewing Workshop, Plants for Dry Climates, Fermented Foods for Longevity, Mad Simple Aquaponics. Grow Local! permacultureday.org. Autumn Harvest Planting Day at the Perth Cultural Centre Urban Orchard Sunday May 5th Harvest and Planting 9-10.30am, Container Growing Workshop with ABC TV Garden Australia’s Josh Byrne 10.30-11.30am. Price: Free register at www.perthculturalcentre. com.au. Remember to bring a hat, water and gardening gloves.

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The Hockey Club now trains every Wednesday at Bob Blackburn Sports Ground, with a few practice/selection games scheduled over the next few weekends in preparation for the season start in May. I am sure that some of the ladies I see jogging around Roleystone for fitness would really enjoy the challenge that hockey would present to them in place of pounding the pavement. Hockey is a fun game that is excellent for fitness. To find out more, please contact Sue on 9398 7426, Yvonne on 9397 5153, or Helen on 9397 5939 (during weekends or after 6pm).

roleystone theatre School Holiday Drama Program (Series of 3 Workshops) When: Tuesday 30th April 6-7:15pm, Thursday 2nd May 6-7:15pm and Saturday 4th May 1-3pm. Age group: 8-12 year olds. Workshop Co-ordinator: Liz Hanich. Cost: $45 for the workshop series (4.5 hours total - children attend all 3 sessions) Objective of the workshops: • To foster a sense of confidence and curiosity in theatre acting for school aged children • To bridge the gap for students between ‘wanting to act’ and accessing opportunities in the community theatre arena • To connect students with their innate creativity • To raise student self esteem and confidence with expressing emotions • To foster a strong sense of team work and creating within a community • Have a ridiculous amount of fun! Content of the workshops: team work exercises, theatre exercises (vocal exercises, breathing techniques, improvisation etc), self awareness exercises, and hands-on ‘self-creative’ time for students to explore their own ideas. To register or for further information email – enquiries@roleystonetheatre.com.au or call – 0402 014 666.

Is proud to announce it’s 2013 Season: Unwanted Wishes (Pantomime) July 5, 6 (Mat), 7 (Mat), 12, 13 (Mat/Even), 14 (Mat), 19, 20 (Mat) One Act Play Season September 6, 7 Storytime in the Hills (Children’s Theatre) October 9, 11, 12 (All Matinees - School Holidays) Peter Pan (Play) November 22, 23 (Mat), 27, 29, 30 (Mat) December 4, 6, 7 Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730 / tickets@roleystonetheatre.com.au or book and pay on the website - www.roleystonetheatre.com.au The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE THEATRE

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The members of the Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club recently went for a pre-season fitness walk through our beautiful local surrounds. Unfortunately, due to short notice, only a few were able to attend. We all met at the end of Rushton Road in Gosnells, where several walking trails meander around Ellis Brook Valley. The trails are even more spectacular in the wildflower season, when the brook is running. We walked to the top and enjoyed the view of Perth from some of the lookouts. We finished the afternoon with a drink and nibbles in one of the picnic areas at the bottom.


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The City of Armadale has recently installed 23 Cockatubes at five reserves to help the threatened and endangered Black Cockatoo species breed. The Cockatubes are artificial nesting boxes made from recycled black tubing. A pair of Forest Redtailed Black Cockatoos have recently reared and fledged a chick using a Cockatube at Murdoch University campus. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the Cockatubes would If so, Fiona from FN Grafix can provide be a vital tool in assisting breeding programs for the threatened cockatoo all of your printing requirements, from the initial species. business card through to the corporate stationery “There are three species of Black required to run your office efficiently and professionally. Cockatoo in WA. The Baudins Cockatoo and Forest Red Tailed Personalised one-on-one customer service Black are both threatened whilst the Carnaby’s Cockatoo is an endangered • Quality and reliability at the right price species. • Over 27 years experience in the printing industry “We are hoping the Cockatubes • Your one stop print shop for all your print requirements will assist in the conservation of the species by providing additional • In-house artwork facilities from creation, design to pre-press preparation for all nesting hollows for them to breed. your advertising requirements including logos, stationery, packaging, illustrations, “The City’s local environmental marketing and promotions, plus much more... volunteer Friends Groups have been working hard to support these species Mobile: 0400 428 119 and will be monitoring the hollows on Office Hours: 8am-4pm 5 Days Mon to Fri an ongoing basis. Fax: 9397 5136 Email: fngrafix@iinet.net.au “It is crucial that we work together www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au to ensure these beautiful species of 23 WYGONDA RD, ROLEYSTONE WA 6111 birds will be around for many, many more years to come,” said Mayor Zelones. The City of Armadale Bureau of Meteorology received funding from Department of Environment and Conservation to install 23 Cockatubes across five reserves. The Cockatubes are Statistics for November 2012 designed and manufactured by SJ Temperature Average Minimum: 11.7 C Landcare. Maximum: 23.5 C

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Host a street party and get to know your neighbours The City of Armadale has teamed up with Neighbourhood Watch to promote neighbourhood security through the Street Meet N Greet program. Street Meet N Greet allows neighbours to gather for an informal barbecue and get to know each other. “Getting to know your neighbours is a proven way of improving safety. Knowing those around you helps prevent crime and reduce anti-social behaviour,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones. “We have so many new neighbourhoods coming up and thousands of people moving into the City every year so there is no better time to host a Street Meet N Greet and get to know those around you. “As a host all the information and equipment will be provided to you including an activity trailer containing a barbecue, games, CD player and much more. “The team from Neighbourhood Watch will also be on hand to assist and provide any information you need on household safety,” said Mayor Zelones. A Street Meet N Greet can be organised through Neighbourhood Watch who will deliver an information package, invitations, name badges and other items needed to host the event. For more information on hosting a Street Meet N Greet call Neighbourhood Watch on 0497 675 920.

Statistics for January 2013 Temperature Average Minimum: 16.4 C Maximum: 30.3 C Total Rainfall 17.2mm Statistics for February 2013 Temperature Average Minimum: 16.5 C Maximum: 32.6 C Total Rainfall 1.4mm Statistics for March 2013 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.9 C Maximum: 25.8 C Total Rainfall 73.6mm Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo 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.

From 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Sunday the 14th of April, members of Business Armadale attended an Afternoon Tea at the new Dome in Kelmscott, a privilege accorded to only a few before the cafe officially opens on Wednesday 17th of April. They were able to experience the cafe space for the first time, and to see for themselves the opportunities to hold business meetings and other events there. Following its official opening, everyone is welcome to come down to Dome Kelmscott for a relaxing atmosphere and great food! Dome Cafe is located at 2808-2810 Albany Highway in Kelmscott. To contact them, call 9390 7888.


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FENCING PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Rural Fencing Call John Jacmo Partitions & 0418 953 591 or Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 Barry: 9397 5598 FIREWOOD PLUMBING Roleystone Firewood ABM Plumbing Free Local Delivery Call Andy 0419 986 923 Call Simon on 9397 6313 Office: 9293 7524 FINANCE Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Finance Corp call Bev Mobile: 0409 297 939 Krebs on 0416 171 926 bevk@financecorp.com.au PRINTING GARDEN SUPPLIES FN Grafix Fiona 0400 428 119 Karragullen Gravel & 23 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Garden Supplies Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 RECREATION CENTRE Roleystone Recreation gutter AND Centre 8 Wygonda Road WINDOW CLEANING Graham’s Gutter & Window Roleystone Ph: 9397 6538 ROOF restorations Cleaning Services 9496 3456, 0434 731 745 Total Roof Care Ring Steve 0419 854 587 HAIRDRESSING A New Do Hair-n-Beauty totalroofcare@westnet.com.au SHEDS 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 Shed Wholesalers We come to you! Aura Hairdressing Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd 9525 4171, 0487 179 399 Phone: 9496 3950 stockfeeds Billy Shears The Hair Club Feedman Stockfeeds Unit 2a Brackenridge Village 70 Mills Road West Martin Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Ph: 9398 2242 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 SIGNWRITING Catabree & Magnolia Fineline Signs 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Adam 0401 781 341 Phone: 9399 2992 finelinesigns@bigpond.com Grace & Virtue Freelance TILING Hairstylist Louise Mitir Anfield Tiling Service 0488 690 060 Wall & Floor Tiling Haircutting For Adults Phone Chris 0421 222 138 & Kids. Phone Ella TRAVEL AGENTS 0402 271 800, 9498 2510 Travel Managers LIFESTYLE COACHING Michelle Edmead Topaze Lifestyle Coaching 1300 782 570, 0408 898 615 Call Jackie 0418 912 023 jackie@topazelifestylecoaching.com Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 Fax: 9490 3622 massage therapist 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells Mensana Professional TRAVEL AGENTS Massage Service Steven Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Rouse 0438 955 419 Fax: 9497 2949 MEDITATION 2/182 Jull St Armadale Sacred Sound Journeys TREE SERVICES with Vanessa Jean Boscarello JMC Tree Services Ovens 0410 421 213 Phone: 9497 1596 NATUROPATHY/ Mobile: 0409 118 912 IRIDOLOGY WA Treeworks Healing Solutions Victoria Phone: David 9496 0306 Park Physio, 7 Manchester St Freecall: 1800 088 733 Victoria Park 9470 1078 veterinary service ORGANIC SHOP Pet Assist 332 Home Earthbound Organics Vet Services Call Judith Open 7 Days 9.30amCongrene 0433 2137 28 5.30pm Ph: 9397 7899

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WANTED Keyboard player for local popular music band with female vocalist. Mature age preferred. Call Clive 0417 929 760

If you have a holiday you’d like to share, whether it be a good or bad experience, why not let others know. Start by putting pen to Horse Agistment paper and submit your Roleystone. New fencing, traveling adventures to lge yards, other agisters, The Valley Reporter endless trail riding in bush. Call Helen 0402 403 269 or B.B. Blues Band is 9397 5921 for more info or looking for a Piano / Keyboard Player, Dble to come & view Bass (preferred) / Electric FOR SALE Scooter Bass Player for Jazz Blues These various locations are NOT distributors but have kindly made the latest issue of The Valley Reporter readily available for you to enjoy! (Gopher) one owner well Boogie band. Contact cared for, gd cond, acc Erhard on bbbluesband@ The included, $850 or nearest yahoo.com.au offer 0400 238 213 Jessica Gibbons (16yo) FOR SALE Painted Saws would like some sml with Australian scenes, babysitting jobs to better A fresh new approach with what’s happening in Roleystone... make good presents $30ea manage with her Year ©Kiwi Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd ACN: 121 488 515 as Trustee for the Newland Family Trust trading as The VALLEY Reporter ABN: 25 121 579 862 12 studies, call Tennille 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION 9390 4953 (Mother) on 0418 921 624 $35.00 per for as little as 5424 $80.00 Fionayear Newland Telephone: 9397 Seeking mature, reliable, e: at2276@bigpond.com Editor and Publisher Please send The VALLEY Reporteris subscription to: (please print) 23 WYGONDA ROAD ROLEYSTONE PlEasE NotE: PostagE withiN australia oNly responsible, custom mrs/ms/miss/mr name/initial Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au service provider for wanted Kaarakin: Black Facsimile: 9397 5465 Website: www.thevalleyreporter.com.au surname organic cafe/store. Coffee Cockatoo Conservation Ctr address making experience & needs a bigger workforce! driver’s license required. We are currently looking suburb state postcode alley Reporter b-cards.indd 1 29/8/08 12:20:34 PM for volunteers with exp Usual hours: Tues - Sun tel fax mob with welding, construction, 9.30am - 5.30pm. Please email & tradeskills, who would Post form to: 23 Wygonda Road, Roleystone WA 6111 phone 9397 7899, 0433 like to donate their time. Fax: (08) 9397 5465 Email: fngrafix@ozemail.com.au Email: thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au 521 342 Help is desperately needed

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FOR SALE Earthbound Organics, well known Roleystone retailer of all organic foods. Ideal 2nd income business, easy to run with excellent regular clientele. Established over 5yrs and has been growing each year. Low overheads Website: www.thevalleyreporter.com.au with gd lease. Pls contact EFTDirect or Paypal Payments can be made by by Cash, Cash, Cheque, Cheque, Credit Credit Card, Card or Deposit Have you got something for ongoing projects such Roger Jeeves of NGBB on Bank Details: Bendigo Bank, BSB (Branch): 633000, to sell? Then let everyone as aviary construction, 0415 870 115 or email: Acct No:��� 130630304, Acct Name: Kiwi Enterprises (WA) Pty. Ltd. The Valley Reporter know by putting it in clinic fit out & aviary roger@ngbb.com.au The Valley Reporter is committed to ensuring the privacy of your information. The information on this form is used for subscription purposes only. maintenance. If you want The Valley Reporter to put your skills to gd use Position available for EN call Kaarakin 9390 2288 nurse Mon & Tues session ��� ea wk at Roleystone Family contact@kaarakin.com Medical Ctr. Please post ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� FOUND Pink & Grey Galah a resume to the Medical ���������������������������������������������������� on 9.4.13. Very tame, very Centre Unit 1, 9 Wygonda thirsty, we’re looking after Rd Roleystone WA 6111 or ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� him/her? Call Bethany email: practice.manager@ ���������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� Porter on 9397 9386 roleystonefmc.com.au Listings in the classifieds section are only for free household ������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������� items, for sales under $100, lost & found, wanted, situations other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 000 Fire or Life Threatening �������������������������������������������� vacant, garage sales, community notices etc. Emergencies, 13 25 00 SES Assistance,1300 657 209 Emergency ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� (they���������������������������������������������� are not to be used to promote your business) Information, Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline

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ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP

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 Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail: rksc@iinet.net.au

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 www.visitarmadale.com.au Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au 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, www.karragullenexpo.org.au SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show October 2013 Rushton Prk, Kelm 9495 4001, info@kelmscottshow.com.au Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com 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 www.roleystonetheatre.com.au 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: kdbclub@bigpond.com 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 Community Alive Group 1st meeting for 2013 was held in March at the Roleystone Family Centre 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone. For further enquiries call Joyce Arnott 0434 727 470 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: thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au

ROLEYSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH A Church of Christ

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

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

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

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406

Roleystone Community Alive Group www.onelifewa.com.au Supporting a Community that supports each other – Life line 13 11 14 This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – www.fngrafix.thevalleyreporter.com.au.

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

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: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. 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

To Be Confirmed

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