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By the time this goes to print and is delivered into 3718 homes, there will be only about 69 days until Christmas! Are you looking for something different to entertain the kids or the rest of the family with? The City of Gosnells has the ever popular Ghost Walks starting up again with the warmer weather fast approaching. Turn to page 6 for all the details. Why not try the City’s Multicultural Food Fair, scheduled for Friday the 8th of November, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. There is sure to be something to tempt everyone’s tastebuds. There will be fantastic food, free entertainment and activities, with a fireworks finale. As an initiative in supporting Post Natal Depression Awareness Week this November, the Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services in

Gosnells are offering free baby massage workshops for all parents, grandparents and carers of babies. Go to page 11 to find out when and where they will be held. If you missed the Beyond Garden team up at the recent Karragullen Expo, then you might be interested in attending one of their upcoming spring series seminars. Go to page 12 for all their full details, as well as some expert tips for spring gardening. This month’s magazine highlights the many community and sporting groups within Roleystone and surrounding areas. Please show your support by screaming for a team, by honouring a sports star, or volunteering your services where you can. The Pickering Brook Heritage Group have produced their “Toilers of the Soil” 2014 Calendar, as a tribute to the development of the

Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER agricultural/fruit industry in the district. The Heritage Group is proud to be a part of this wonderful, beautiful district, but we must all remember the men and women who worked to develop this thriving industry. If you missed out on your copy of the calendar, check out their advertisement on page 25 for further contact details. There are businesses, both new and old, which The Valley Reporter would like to welcome. Please show your support by shopping smart and shopping local at Earthbound Organics, Brush Worx, Ashton’s Handyman Services, The Manse Restaurant, Peach Solutions, McFarleane House Learning Centre, Roleystone Country Club and St Christopher’s Fair.

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ON THE WIDE SIDE OF WYGONDA There was a loud scream followed by some yelling. I looked up from where I had been drowsily walking on Wygonda at the front of the service station opposite Dreyer Road. From where the scream was emanating I saw six or seven boys jigging about throwing up their arms to protect themselves. A big, white blur in the form of a bird flew off to the entrance of the Shopping Centre. I realised it was a cockatoo. It flashed up into the heavens, screaming like some opera singer. It gave a great aerobatic display of its abilities. My two dogs huddled next to my legs and whimpered, perhaps sensing danger. The cockatoo climbed high then dived towards me. Now I was scared. It was about to hit my head, and with a flip of its wing, missed me by a feather and dropped to the ground. It squawked and flashed about. I thought it was injured or wounded. I half knelt, put my arm out and called softly to it. It gave an undecipherable reply. It waltzed sideways to my arm of peace and proceeded to amble up, onto the shoulder and rested. It then began to inspect my hair, ears, face, and nose. And yes, I was shaking as I looked closely at the chompers. Then it ambled down my back, and took off with great cries of anger? Thanks? Protests? It climbed high into the sky scape and trees. I was glad that was over, but the question was, why me? I ambled back to my wagon accompanied by the operatic arias of the crazy kamikazes cockatoo. I looked up and there was my bird friend circling high above. A mother called up a few yards away “It’s name is Charlie, and its owner lives down Dreyer Road. It’s always escaping and causing a bit of a nuisance, don’t take any notice!” Then it dived straight at me again, and at the last moment dropped a wing, swooped past me and settled at my feet. The story repeated itself. But then it leaned over and started chewing the paintwork off the wagon. Well that

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The retune is coming to Roleystone on 25 October

What is the retune? As the final step in Australia’s move to digital-only TV, some channels will change frequencies. In Roleystone, ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten and SBS will be changing frequencies. After they’ve changed, people will need to retune their digital TV, settop box or digital TV recorder to find the channels that have moved. These moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so that it can be used for new services like mobile internet. Just like the switch to digital-only TV, the retune is being carefully planned to make sure the change is as easy as possible. When is it? The retune will take place progressively across Australia until the end of 2014. The retune in Roleystone is scheduled to happen on 25 October. Retuning should not be done until on or after Roleystone’s retune day on 25 October as channels won’t move until this date. Who does it affect? The retune will affect most TV viewers in Australia but different areas will need to retune on different dates. The retune is due to be completed nationally by 31 December 2014. If you are watching TV through the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service,

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Ghostly encounters Locals say that our hills are home to the spirits of Mason and Bird’s timber mill workers, who built a thriving community in Orange Grove in the 1860s. Find out for yourself when you experience the City of Gosnells popular annual Ghost Walks. Come along and enjoy a fully guided 5.5km moon lit walk along a well-marked bush track from the historic Victoria Dam to the Bickley Reservoir in the Orange Grove Hills. Along the way, you will explore the history of the Mason and Bird Timber Mill Company and the bustling community that thrived in the area over 150 years ago. Meet the friendly ghost performers who will tell you colourful tales of the many characters that lived and worked in the district at the time. Beware of the convicts you may encounter lingering near the railway bridge that still stands today, for which they provided much of the hard labour during its construction. Experience the local environment in a new way with this exciting family entertainment as you enjoy the magnificent bush scenery and views of the Perth City lights. Ghost Walks season Ghost Walks season is held between October and March each year, with events held on Friday evenings closest to the full moon. Each tour night, four groups of approximately 25 walkers enjoy the entertainment. Walks are spaced at 15 minute intervals with the first group departing at 7:00pm. Each walk takes approximately three hours, commencing with a comfortable 20 minute bus ride from Hardinge Road picnic area to the starting point at Victoria Dam car park. On return from your leisurely walk you can enjoy a delicious supper, converse with the volunteers who have returned from the track, earn your “Ticket of Leave” and pick up some brochures and information about local history and coming events. Ref: www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

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What is Eco Week? Eco Week is an innovative, fun, and active community awareness and education program that is free to the communities across Western Australia from 26 October - 1 November 2013. The flagship Eco Week event Spring Festival will be held in the heart of the Perth CBD in the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday, 26 October. Delivered in partnership with Josh Byrne and Associates and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Spring Festival will empower people to change their behaviour by teaching them ways to waste less, reuse, and recycle. The event is free and centrally located with great public transport access to engage low income households, pensioners, and will be waste neutral. The program ranges from bicycle maintenance, sustainable urban planning, community gardening, conservation, musical entertainment, films, food stalls, workshops, and interactive recycled art. Stay tuned for the confirmed program. Plan your own Eco Week activity! Eco Week is the largest community focused environmental event in WA, when communities come together to celebrate our unique environment and promote action towards building a sustainable future and you can get involved! It’s a great opportunity to showcase your group or organisation and the fantastic work local communities are doing to protect the environment and communicate the importance of environmental protection. It’s as easy as going for a bushwalk, posting a message to facebook, organising a BBQ or a beach cleanup. Organise an activity locally How to guides: • Organise walk or cycle to school; • Have ‘waste neutral’ BBQ; • Organise a weeding or clean up activity; • Make an environmentally themed display at your school or local library; • Have a street or garden film screening; • Invite a guest speaker to your school or local library; • Present a guided walk/seminar or workshop with an environmental theme; • Simply host a celebration of your group’s achievements in protecting the environment; • Hold a stall. Register Your Event Community groups, environmental organisations, schools, local business and individuals are all invited to participate by attending an activity already happening during the week or to consider organising a special activity or event that communicates the importance of threatened wildlife. For more information about hosting an event call 9420 7266 or email: conswa@ccwa.org.au. Ref: http://ccwa.org.au/ecoweek.

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Perth Hills Wine Show 19th to 20th October, 2013 The Perth Hills’ Vignerons’ Association will be conducting their Annual Wine Show at the Kalamunda History Village, on October 19th and 20th, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Exhibitors at the show will include Myattsfield Vineyards, Lion Mill Vineyards, Hainault Vineyard, Fairbrossen, Carldenn Homestead Wines, Lake Charlotte, Stringybark Winery, Millbrook Winery, Chidlow’s Well and Due Jolly Wines. Over 50 wines will be available for tasting and purchase on the day. If you love the Perth Hills wines, you can select your very own mixed dozen favourites from what you tasted, and have them delivered to you for free following the event. Pre-sold tickets are $15 per person (plus booking fee), or $20 per person at the door on the day. Tickets booked can be used on either the Saturday or Sunday, but the event is restricted to those aged 18 years and over. Your ticket includes entry into the wine tasting exhibition, all wine tastings, a souvenir Perth Hills wine region glass to keep, and a program of wineries. The Kalamunda History Village is located at 56 Railway Road, in Kalamunda. If you have any questions about the Perth Hills Wine Show Tasting, then contact the Perth Hills Vignerons’ Association at www.perthhillswine.com.


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Members of the Armadale Society of submitting their beautiful creations. Artists are proud to present their 25th Raffles, door prizes and Devonshire teas Annual Exhibition, which will be open for will be available. viewing on Saturday the 26th and Sunday For further enquiries into our workshops, which cover various art mediums, we are the 27th of October. The exhibition will be at the Armadale located at 63 Railway Avenue Kelmscott, Town Hall, it is located on the corner and can be contacted via Dot Marshall of Jull Street and Church Avenue in on 0409 921 838, or on our website at Armadale from 10:00am to 5:00pm on www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au. Saturday, and from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. The exhibition will include a colourful presentation of over 400 art pieces by 120 local artists in various mediums, techniques and styles including oil, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media and pastel. The skill level ranges from beginners to professionals, and all will be appraised by two judges. “Artists at Work”, a demonstration of artists doing their individual forms of magic, will be seen each day of the exhibition, and the sale of pieces will be a highlight. The Armadale Society of Artists is a not-for-profit group, so all money from the sale will go directly to the Pictured top-bottom: Some of the artists at work during a workshop artists, which will at the art house, inside the art house gallery a permanent display of hopefully encourage artwork from the members are offered for sale, and a previous annual them to continue exhibition.

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Roleystone Redbacks Little Athletics The Roleystone Redbacks have been hosting Little Athletics for 5-16 years olds since Saturday the 16th of September. Training is held at the Roleystone Community College every Monday and Wednesday evening from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. The first competition was held on Saturday the 12th of October, with all future competitions scheduled for every following Saturday at Morgan Park, Ironcap Place in Armadale. First call is at 7:45am. Entry into the Redbacks Little Athletics costs $140, which is very competitive when

the strict parental input on competition days is considered. This price also includes the option of participating in the winter season of cross country and race walking. Sporting grants of $200 are available from Kidsport for Health Care card users. We aim to develop the abilities of children of every skill level, by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement in athletic activity. Please contact Julie on 9496 0559 for further information.

Websites and app assist with cane toad identification Have you spotted a cane toad, or just another native frog? The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) is encouraging people to use their mobile device or computer to check the difference. DPaW State Cane Toad Initiative program coordinator Corrin Everitt said if a suspected cane toad was discovered, members of the public could easily access online information and photographs to help with identification. “The department’s website w w w. d p aw. wa . g ov. a u has a section devoted to cane toads, native frog identification pictures and handy contacts,” Ms Everitt said. “The cane toad app in the iTunes store allows those with mobile devices to check identification features of seven native Kimberley frogs, along with cane toads in three stages of the life cycle. Another good resource is the Western Australian Museum’s Alcoa Frogwatch website http://museum.wa.gov.au/ explore/frogwatch. People

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identified as native frogs, which is a good thing,” she said. “We want people to be vigilant about cane toads, because they are a major environmental pest and pose a significant threat to biodiversity.” All cane toad sightings should be reported to the Cane Toad Hotline by calling 1800 44 WILD (1800 44 94 53), by texting a photograph to 0400 693 807, or email: canetoads@dpaw.wa.gov.au.

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Throughout the month of November, Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services will be running free Baby Massage workshops for all parents, grandparents and carers of babies. The initiative is in support of Post Natal Depression Awareness Week, which runs 17th - 23rd November 2013. Health Promotion Officer Emily Primrose said, “As a specialist Women’s Health service, we support many women with Post Natal Depression. We want to support PND Awareness Week in a fun yet practical way. Our Baby Massage workshops offer parents and carers real tools to nurture their baby’s growth and development, whilst also strengthening the bond with their baby”. She also said “Participating in community based events, such as this, is a wonderful way to embrace the Act Belong Commit message to keep mentally and socially healthy, and a great way to meet other local mums.” Workshops are available to all parents and carers of babies aged 0-2 years old. They will run every Tuesday afternoon in November at Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services in Gosnells, and at various

park locations across the South East Metro Area. On the 6th November, a morning session will be held at Borello Park, Roleystone from 9:30am - 10:30am. Group bookings for local mothers groups are also welcome. Bookings are essential, and places are limited. Call WHWS on 9490 2258 for more information. Post Natal Depression can affect both women and men. Although the arrival of a new baby is usually a happy event, it is often a stressful time. As many adjustments are made after childbirth, mood changes are common and can vary from mild to severe. If you or someone you know are beginning to feel overwhelmed by these emotions, go to www.beyondblue.org.au or call 1300 22 46 36 for support.

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wace study collection Do you or your child need help preparing for TEE/WACE exams this year? Armadale Library has a collection of official study guides, trial exams and past exam papers suited to Year 11 and 12 students. The collection covers all major subject areas including English, Society and Environment, Mathematics and the Sciences, as well as several Arts courses. To use these items, you need to be a member of the City of Armadale’s library service. Membership is free, although people under 18 years must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. These items are pan of a reference collection, so ask a staff member for the subjects required. The items may only be used in the library and a large, quiet study area, specially designed for study and revision is available. For further information about the collection call the Armadale Library on 9399 0125 or visit us at the Armadale Central Shopping Centre.


ARMADALE PRIMARY SCHOOL REHEARSES FOR THE SONG THAT STOPS A NATION The countdown has started, and students at Armadale Primary School are joining school children across Australia in warming up their vocal chords to take part in ‘Music: Count Us In’, Australia’s largest school music advocacy and participation program, which has been growing steadily in reach and impact since 2007. ‘Music: Count Us In’ will be held this year on Thursday the 31st of October 2013 at 12:30pm EDST (9:30am our time) when over half a million school students across Australia, from Kindergarten to Year 12, will sing the same song at the same time. This year’s song that stops the nation has a great pedigree. Titled “Keep On”, the song was penned by four talented students mentored by singer/songwriter Katie Noonan, who said, “I am a big believer in music in education. Music was an important part of my life while I was growing up, so I’m really excited to be involved in mentoring students as part of ‘Music: Count Us’ In this year”. “Keep On” has been produced by award-winning producer and ‘Music: Count Us In’ Ambassador John Foreman, and recorded by The

Voice runner-up Darren Percival, with students providing backing vocals and musical accompaniment. The ‘Music: Count Us In’ program also delivers music professional development (PD) to classroom teachers, as research has shown these teachers often lacking the skills and confidence to tackle music with their students. This year, much of the training will be via video conferencing technology, reaching many more teachers in rural, regional and remote areas. As a result, over 2,000 classroom teachers will receive PD this year. Incoming ‘Music: Count Us In’ Director Maeve Marsden says, “I was lucky enough to have an excellent music education. I am passionate about this program because it works towards ensuring all young people have the musical access and opportunities they deserve.” Managed by the Music Council of Australia, ‘Music: Count Us In’ is supported by funding from the Australian Government. It meets a priority recommendation of the National Review of School Music Education (2005), to raise the status of music in our schools. Schools can register here: http:// w w w. m u s i c c o u n t u s i n . o rg . a u / register. For further information, please call DMCPR Media on 9550 9207, or send an email to info@dmcpr.com.au. To do a story or photograph your local school preparing for this event, please call Bree Hartley at Armadale Primary School on 9399 2200 or 0402 014 666, or send an email to bree. hartley@education.wa.edu.au.

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The latest art exhibition at Genesis in the Hills Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe is by Eugene Chattelle, a local Roleystone resident. The exhibition is a combination of “Veil Paintings” and “Textile Paintings” inspired by nature and the concepts of mindfulness and consciousness. “Veil Paintings” are watercolours which are created from hundreds of translucent layers of colour set one on top of the other, whilst “Textile Paintings” combine dyes, acrylics, applique, reverse applique and stitching. Eugene works as a Transpersonal Counsellor/Art Therapist and Meditation Teacher, and creates her art in any spare time that she has. The exhibition will run to the end of October 2013. Pictured: One of the textile paintings from the exhibition.


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The City of Armadale is hosting eight free, interactive workshops with storyteller Simon James and ceramic artist Joanna Wakefield, as part of the Telling Tales: Stories in Clay series. Simon James is the Artistic Director of Arena Arts and has entertained audiences of over 160,000 with Theatre for Schools Story Telling. The Telling Tales: Stories in Clay workshops are designed to enable participants to listen to stories and create a ceramic piece inspired by what they have heard. The stories will be based on countries that are represented within the population of the City of Armadale and each week the focus will be on one continent. Each workshop will begin with stories from the focus continent followed by a two hour session learning the skills to make a clay object, inspired from the story. The first workshop commenced on Thursday the 3rd of October and will continue every Thursday until 21st of November from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Mayor Henry Zelones said no previous experience is necessary as the sessions are designed to educate participants through storytelling and allow them to create their own individual pieces of artwork. “We hope these workshops will encourage participants to pursue their new skills by participating in art and pottery classes offered in the community. ‘The completed artworks will be exhibited in the Armadale Library, during Disability Awareness Week from Monday the 2nd of

December,” he said. Booking are essential as places are limited. For more information or to reserve your place call 9399 0419 or visit www. armadale.wa.gov.au. Telling Tales: Stories in Clay is proudly supported by CANWA, the Department of Culture and Arts, Lotterywest and Southside Care.

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Up Coming Events Cross Park Skate Park Opening – 9 November (TBC) The much anticipated redevelopment works at Cross Park Skate Park in Roleystone is now completed and open from 27 October. The Cross Park Skate Park was redeveloped at a cost $430,000 with majority funded by the City and $50,000 coming from the Australian Government’s Attorney General’s Office Safer Suburbs Program. The redevelopment includes a high quality riding facility including features such as plaza’s, transitions, banks, hubbas, ledges and public seating. Kilt Run and Highland Gathering – 16 November Western Australia’s largest Scots-themed event is being held at Armadale’s beautiful Minnawarra Park. Seniors Week – 11-15 November The City is celebrating Seniors Week with a range of activities that acknowledge the contributions of seniors in the local community.

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The peaceful hills of Roleystone have become a fitting backdrop for the activities of the Vishrant Buddhist Society, a not-for-profit Australian charity that is dedicated to service of the community and spiritual growth through Buddhist teachings and meditation. The society is run by Prem Vishrant, a former publisher and successful businessman turned Buddhist teacher. In 1987 and at the height of his success, Vishrant was lost at sea whilst out boating during a storm. With sharks circling and little hope of rescue, after 18 hours, Vishrant had an epiphany that had him question what was really valuable in his life. This eventually led him to walk away from the world of business and to pursue a spiritual path whilst looking for different ways to be of service to others. Vishrant uses his understanding of Buddhist philosophy and his own life experiences to teach, and is known for the pragmatic nature of his discourses. He has also gained popularity from around the world for his ability to relate the essence of Buddhism into a western context


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The atmosphere was electric at the Ray Owen Sports Centre on Saturday the 21st of September, with three Roleystone teams heading into the 2013 Netball Grand Final. The girls from Roleystone teams 1, 5 and 6 were all determined to bring home the winning trophy. They say winners are grinners, and Roley 5 and 6 had plenty of reason to be grinning, as both teams won their respective division’s Grand Final game! Roley 1 put up an awesome battle through into overtime, but narrowly missed winning. The girls were all a credit to themselves and our club. The annual windup at the Roleystone Country Club, on September the 22nd, saw an impressive turn out of players and their families. All NetSet-Go girls were presented with medallions for their amazing effort throughout the season, and the older players were presented with Fairest and Best, Runner Up and Coaches Awards. Congratulations to all trophy recipients! Each year the club awards three Perpetual Trophies for outstanding netball and service. This year, Elle Connor was awarded the Club Champion Trophy for accumulating the most Best and Fairest votes throughout the season. Elle has had a fantastic year of netball. Well done Elle! Congratulations to Abbey Jones for receiving the Junior Club Champion Trophy for her excellence in netball, and her outstanding contribution to the club this year. You are a star Abbey! The Senior Club Champion Trophy went to Lynne Blackman. As a dedicated committee member, coach and umpiring organiser, she was honoured to receive this award. Amy Boughton was presented with a Life Member Pin for her outstanding service to the club as a coach (Club and Association), and

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The destruction of South-West native forests in WA The continued assault on South-West Native Forests under the proposed forest management plan, due to be signed this year by the Minister for the Environment, will further degrade forests that are already under severe stress, and threaten a number of endangered species. If implemented, the plan would establish a logging rotation of just 57 years. This timing would not allow the forests to recover. Jarrah forests need a rotation time between logging of 200 to 300 years if the trees and the ecosystems were to reach stability and maturity.

On a recent tour of the Ashenden Forest in the upper reaches of the Canning River, just outside Roleystone, I saw the mismanagement of our forests firsthand. Native marri trees had been poisoned to make room for a monoculture of jarrah, which destroys the fine balance required for our native animals, birds and insects (bees in particular are reliant on our Marri trees) to survive and flourish. Grass trees that are hundreds of years old (and are supposed to be protected), have been bulldozed to make way for machinery, and 300 year old jarrah trees have Make today the First step to the Life YOU Deserve.. been cut down, cracked and left to rot on the ground, when they could have been left standing. This kind of activity has to stop. We have to make a stand for the preservation of our forests, and help people to realise that they are irreplaceable, and worth more than just their dollar value. It takes many hundreds of years for forests such as these to grow to maturity, and yet we behave as if they are in endless supply. Is it OK for a society to knowingly destroy the habitat of plant and animal species, Topaze Studio jackie@topazelifestylecoaching.com leading to their own extinction? Or is this a sign of a society so 39 Tyers Rd www.topazedesigns.com focused on its own needs that it cannot see the needs of other Roleystone WA 6111 Mobile: 0418 912 023 species? Western Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent, with less than 1% of the state boasting tall forests. Remarkably, this area in the South-West of Western Australia is listed as one of the world’s 34 Global Biodiversity Hotspots, because of its large numbers of endemic species, and the serious threats to its biodiversity. Thirty-six scientists who are knowledgeable about the forest ecosystems of Western Australia’s South-West recently signed a document stating that they have concerns about the future of these ecosystems, and believe that improved protection and management is essential for this internationally recognised, biologically rich and highly valued landscape. What value do we place upon a tree? What does a tree provide for us? According to the US Department Call Tony on 9399 5664 of Agriculture, “One acre of forest absorbs six tons or 0409 579 438 of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 Email: ashtonshandyman@yahoo.com.au people.” Trees control climate by moderating the PO Box 93, Kelmscott WA 6991 effects of the sun, rain and wind. Trees also lower Pensioner Discount the air temperature and reduce the heat intensity of the greenhouse effect, by maintaining low levels of carbon dioxide. They are the lungs of our planet, and thus are crucial to our survival. In spite of this, we constantly overlook their value in terms of our survival, as we continue to clear vast tracks of land, leaving it barren and open to erosion. When you consider what we know about the importance of trees to the existence of all living things, continuing on this destructive path is insanity! How can we put a price on the millions of birds that make their homes in trees? The insects that could Local and Reliable not survive without the roots, branches and leaves of trees? The animals that rely on trees for their food? Old Fashion Service The only way we can really appreciate the impact of the loss of one tree in any environment is to • Police Cleared • All Insured imagine what it is to be a tree, or to consider human life without them. We are in danger of destroying • Winter Gutter Clean Available the very planet that supports us. We have all the information we need in order to turn this devastation Call Anam on around, and it begins with saving our old growth forests, which provide the seed stocks and the 0401 503 157 genetic blueprints for the land on which we live.

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Patrick Weir, Coordinator of the Forest Legacy Project, has played a significant role in the debate over the way in which our South-West Native Forests are managed. In 1995 he organised the ‘Big Forest Rally’ held on the Perth Esplanade, which was attended by an estimated 20,000 people. Several years later he organised the ‘Old Growth Forest - Umbrellas Rally’ in the forecourt of the Perth Concert Hall. Patrick was instrumental in designing the ‘Buy Pass Bunnings’ pledging system, as well as the ‘Feathaleaves’ that you will no doubt see around the state in the lead up to the ‘Last Stand Forest Rally’, which will take place at midday on October 19th, in Forrest Place, Perth. To contact him, call 9496 0514, 0414 418 353, or send an email to patrick@maggieburke.com. au. To learn more about the Forest Legacy Project, go to www.forestlegacy.org.au. Eugene Chattelle, who co-wrote the article with Patrick, is a Roleystone-based Transpersonal Counsellor, Art Therapist and Meditation Teacher, who is passionate about the conservation of our surroundings.


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Our season is coming into full swing now with all teams training hard in preparation for the first game on the 12th of October. Our U8’s are playing at Springdale Oval at 8:15am on Saturday mornings and our older players are at Bob Blackburn Reserve in Armadale playing with the AK Strikers Club at 10:00am and 11:30am. Sometimes the Roleystone teams play each other and these will be at Springdale after the U8’s games, so please stay around to watch. Fixtures will be available on our website shortly, where you can also check newsletters, policies and rules, teams/ players and game milestones. We now have a Facebook page, so don’t forget to “like” us and keep up to date with our latest news. The Club would like to congratulate Joshua Johnson and Thomas Koval on being selected into the Super Squad team for this year. Also congratulations to Emma Vincent, Ben Fermaner, Simone Kraima, Lee Miles, Carla Miles and Chris Holder for achieving their Level A Coaches badge at a recent clinic. Over the school holidays, we had several players from our Club attend the Perth Heat Clinics at Baseball Park in Thornlie. They all had a wonderful time whilst learning some skills. We are still looking for umpires. Due to

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Deliciously gruesome fairytales of old on show this October Magic, menace and mayhem are being let loose at The Actors’ Hub this October – but it’s all in the name of art. A selection of the best fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm are being brought to life as part of Grimm Yo u r E x c l u s i v e Tales, adapted for the stage by Carole Anne Local Hair Salon Duffy and directed by Balcatta resident ROLEYSTONE SHOPPING CENTRE Amanda Crewes. It features The Actors’ Hub students close Womens, Mens & Children’s to graduating from The Gap course, a oneHairdressing year program that prepares them when auditioning for performing arts courses across the country, such as those offered by Open: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and WAAPA (WA Academy of Performing Arts). “Grimm Tales is full of all the magic and wonder you find in your imagination with a little pinch of mischief thrown in,” Crewes said. “I am fascinated in, what seems to be, the dying art of storytelling and I was attracted to this play because of the enchanted world of the Brothers Grimm. There’s a lot of deliciously gruesome fun as livers and lungs are salted, simmered and served for dinner; eyeballs are pecked out by disgruntled birds and toes and heels are cut off so Soils,Mulches, Bush Mulch, Sand,Landscaping Blended Soils, Rocks, feet can fit into shoes.” With many people isolating Blended Mulches, Brickie & Paving Sand, themselves with iPods, Landscaping, Garden Makeovers, Local Gravel, Roadbase, Top Dressing Loam, laptops, iPhones and Blue Metal, Moss and Laterite Rock. other electronic devices Ornamental Trees and Agapanthas nowadays, Crewes said C o m p l e te La n d s c a p i n g & G a rd e n Ma ke ove r ’ s Grimm Tales was a chance Lo c a l B u s i n e s s w i t h Lo c a l K n ow l e d g e to escape from the cold technical world with stories Owner/Operator to warm the soul. “A professional German storyteller, Elfriede Kleinhan, noted ‘The age for hearing these fairy tales is three years to death’,” Email: info@creativedriveways.com.au she said. The stories of the www.creativedriveways.com.au Brothers Grimm don’t only speak to the young and, as Office Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm 6 days Mon to Sat a result, Grimm Tales is a production for all ages.”

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After graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts in 1998, Crewes went on to work professionally with Effie Crump, Class Act, Handzon, Agelink, Kompany M, Melbourne’s Playbox and Barking Gecko Theatres, Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant and the Perth Theatre Company. Crewes set up The Actors’ Hub last year to provide a serious focus for those wanting to learn more about the acting profession. “I have a desire to excite young children and adults through the magical world of theatre and I believe this is the best play to achieve that.” Grimm Tales plays at 7pm, October 25 and 26. Tickets are $25, $20. Call 6143 3568 or go to the ‘what’s on’ page at www. actorshub.net to book. The Actors’ Hub is located at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

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Roleystone Karate Family Camp 2013 Wet, Muddy and Fun Gloucester Motel for a lovely meal, especially the curry. Monday unfortunately brought the ‘Crash of the weekend’ from Ben, who had an encounter with the concrete. Thanks to Kathleen Mclean for getting Ben back on his feet. We said goodbye to the Mcleans’ and the Bakers’ and wished them a safe trip back home, which left the remainder of us to play a game of cricket. Everyone shared the batting and bowling, with Dominick doing some great bowling and some awesome catches taken by all involved. We also tackled the mountain bike tracks where Brenton put a challenge to us all - if someone could keep up with him on the green track (Cool Runnings) then $50 was all theirs. Long story short, Brenton kept his $50. An enjoyable weekend had by all. By Brooke Williams.

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The long weekend in September saw a number of karate families head down south to Pemberton for the annual Roleystone Karate camp. Upon arrival, it was clear that the rain had not stopped for a considerable length of time - three weeks, in fact. The river had broken its banks and Danny and Ben found that riding through this water on their bikes was a highlight of the wet weather. Saturday brought the big build up for the Grand Final and working out how we were going to set the television up outdoors so we could all watch the footy together. The match didn’t go our way but there was a lot of yelling at the TV and cheers when Fremantle scored a goal. After the match we were all in footy mode, so it was time to pull out the football and have a game. Danny took a big mark (specky) off Brooke’s back and Chad made some excellent grabs, too. Sunday saw a trip out to climb Mt Chudalup, then we continued further out to Windy Harbour, where it definitely lived up to its name and provided some nice scenery. On Sunday night we all went to the

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The City of Armadale has introduced a new local law to ban Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush which will come into effect from I July 2014. Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush is regarded as a weed in WA and damages the natural environment, causing a range of problems including blocking waterways, affecting livestock and reducing the productivity of crops and pastures. Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush is a dense, silver grey-green shrub and can grow to more than 1.5 metres high, often with multiple stems. The leaves are oval with short stems and a dense covering of fine hairs gives the leaves and branches a silver appearance. Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said this particular form of weed is well established in the district. “Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush is particularly Photograph courtesy of www.agric.wa.gov.au. widespread in the Roleystone area near Araluen Estate, on the southern side of Canning River and along the walk trail from Thompson Road to Heritage Drive,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones. “Under the new local law landowners will be required to remove or control the weed, to prevent further invasion of this species, as requested by the City of Armadale. “If the landowner does not comply with a request, a notice requesting the treatment of Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush may be served (this will occur after two warning letters), A fine may also be issued,” he said. For more information on Narrow Leaf Cotton Bush visit www.agric. wa.gov.au or call the City’s Environmental Officer on 9399 0111.

Councillor Notes Holden Road/Brookton Hwy Intersection You may have noticed the surveyors in attendance. Main Roads will be widening the Brookton Hwy to install a turning lane for the down hill traffic onto Holden Road. See October Technical Services minutes for technical drawings. Main Roads is preparing a revegetation plan for implementation next winter 2014 – i.e. trees will be lost. Canning Road, Karragullen The City of Armadale is to transfer responsibility of Canning Road to Main Roads. An assessment has highlighted the potential conflict between cyclists and heavy vehicles and solutions such as widening the road or installing a cycle path could cost close to $1million. The City of Armadale and the Shire of Kalamunda will propose that the road is transferred to Main Roads for funding. Borrello Park Upgrades The provision of a public toilet and BBQs at Borrello Park and improvements to the playground/ path system were approved in September 2013. The precise location of the toilet has been

the subject of an on-site meeting with neighbours of the park and Technical Officers to determine the best location, also debated at the Technical Services Committee meeting in October. It has been difficult to “hide” the toilet and make it accessible for people who want to use it. The current preferred location is next to the lower carpark to enable wheelchair access from the to-be-upgraded lower carpark. Local Government Elections If you had not noticed, Local Government elections have been held. Jarrah Ward had four contenders - all genuine, helpful people - and so Jarrah Ward should be well represented at full Council, but possibly not by myself. I will say thank you, it has been a challenging, informative and productive term. Caroline Wielinga.


Got a long list of people you need to buy Christmas gifts for, but not sure what to get them? Why not come along and try your hand at making something special yourself, all within a relaxed and peaceful environment? McFarleane House Learning Centre Inc has been operating for many years, providing the Community of Gosnells and its surrounding areas with a learning where women and men can join together in mutual friendship, under the tutelage of qualified teachers. You are invited to attend a “Demonstration of Art and Craft”, including the use of

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Are exciting yoga adventures which include environmental awareness, selfdiscovery and health conscious elements through creative and imaginative storytelling. Rainbow Pammy, who has worked with children for over 15 years, works hard to bring bright light and colour to every session. Her family and previous students are living proof of how yoga and mindfulness can be part of the positive change needed to give people a brighter outlook on life. You can come and join in the fun with some of Rainbow Pammy’s Term Four classes. After school classes at Roleystone Family Centre will run from October 15th to December 3rd, every Tuesday at 4:00pm. Yoga for 3 to 5 year olds will be held at The Conscious Conception and Birth Centre in Mt Nasura, running from October 17th to December 5th, every Thursday at 10:15am. Toddler Yoga will also be at The Conscious Conception and Birth Centre, but will run from October 17th to December 5th, every Thursday at 9:30am. Please register with Rainbow Pammy at pam@rainbowyogis. com.au, or call 0418 952 977. For more information and events, check out her website www.rainbowyogis.com.au.

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Things are really “buzzing” around the Club, and it’s not just the bees now that spring has finally arrived. The surrounds and gardens are looking magnificent and members and guests would have noticed the improved driveway courtesy of John McSweeney and his team from Creative Driveways and Fencing. John and Anna are great supporters of the Club, and members are requested to ensure they give John a ring if they are seeking fencing, landscaping or driveway quotes. The Club has been extremely busy in the last month with functions held by the local Ladies Hockey Club. The Club was beautifully

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Tuesday 5th November 2013 11.30am – 4pm Complimentary champagne or tap beer on arrival 2 hour Cocktail Canapé package by Chef John (12.30pm - 2.30pm) Melbourne Cup showing live Live Music & amazing views Dress to impress to win a prize for best dressed lady, man or hat TICKETS $50.00 MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS Limited spaces available, book now to avoid disappointment Restaurant also open from 6pm for evening meals

This is an open invitation to the Community to come along and experience The Club and what it has to offer as a community social resource. Also available; Windows on Wygonda Restaurant and Roleystone Bowling Club

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To celebrate the Roleystone Theatre’s 80th Birthday, the theatre held an Open Day on Sunday the 6th of October. The doors opened to the public at 10:00am, allowing approximately 150 people from local and surrounding areas with an interest in theatre to see what it’s all about. Members of the public had the opportunity to have a guided tour of the theatre, to ask members about the theatre’s history, present, and future, to witness a makeup demonstration, as well as to enjoy free face painting and a BBQ lunch. That afternoon’s rehearsal of Peter Pan, the theatre’s next production, was opened up, allowing them to witness the rehearsal process firsthand. Our next event for members is the Roleystone Theatre 80th Birthday Picnic BBQ. This family-friendly event is being held on Sunday the 3rd of November, at Churchmans Brook Dam, starting at 11:00am. There will be fun and games for adults and children alike, and the theatre will be providing meat, buns, nibbles and of course a birthday cake! Please bring a salad to share, and your own drinks. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Paul Treasure on 0402 530 529. Our final production for 2013, Peter Pan, is well underway. Many local children and families are taking part in this production, much to the theatre’s delight! Tickets are now on sale, and are available on our website at www.roleystonetheatre. com.au. We are selling fast, so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The show opens on Friday the 22nd of November, and will run until the 7th of December.

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Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club winners of the 2013 A-Grade premiership in the Hills Women’s Hockey Association

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Yvonne Waddell receiving her “Certificate” from Rebecca McManus.

Congratulations to the Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club (RWHC) for winning the 2013 A-Grade Premiership in the Hills Women’s Hockey Association. RWHC was formed 25 years ago, and this was the first year that we were able to take out the A-Grade title and complete the season undefeated. We were also successful in making the B-Grade Semi-Finals, and having two teams qualify for the A-Grade competition. This is a reflection of the club’s dedication and progression over the years. This year we had members that made the WA Veterans teams, who will travel to Adelaide in October to compete in the National Masters Competition. Our veterans will also take part in the Busselton Carnival in late October. Furthermore, each year we have many players involved in Country Week, an annual hockey tournament held in Perth where regional representative teams play off over a weekend. We are looking forward to another enjoyable and successful year of hockey in 2014, and welcome any new players to join the fun. We cater for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced players, and welcome a variety of age groups, starting from 13 years old. If you are interested, please contact Yvonne on 9397 5153 or Helen on 9397 5939. Anna & John McSweeney Tanya Griffin

Some of our A Grade Premiership Winners L-R: Sue Hamilton, Roxane Foley and Natasha Humphries.

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Roleystone actor Graeme Cross is going back to school this November – as a high school principal. He’s appearing in the world premiere of “Schoolies”, written and directed by local playwright Johnny Grim, at Belmont’s Latvian Centre. It forms part of a short play season that also includes Grim’s “Thick and Thin” and Eugene Ionesco’s “The Bald Prima Donna”, presented by ARENAarts and A lad in sane productions. “Schoolies” is described as a fun play that pokes a stick at the sometimes changing values of large institutions. At the request of police, the principal of a well-to-do Catholic college arranges a meeting between the parents of two students, to resolve an embarrassing incident that occurred during schoolies Principal Haines (Roleystone resident Graeme Cross, centre) tries to keep feuding fathers week. As the principal Thomas Piperfield (Denys Lunn) and Pete Smeggs (Peter King) apart in Schoolies. Rodney Haines, Cross said that his character is smart, savvy, and always appears to be in control. at 8:00pm on the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th of November, as well as at “He wants to help everyone as best he can, but not at any cost to his 4:00pm on November 3rd, and 2:00pm on November 10th. Tickets cost school’s reputation,” he said. $20 ($15 for concession), and they can be booked at www.trybookings. First stepping up to the stage in 1994 in “The Glass Menagerie”, com/DPYP. The Latvian Centre is located at 60 Cleaver Street, in Cross has since performed in numerous productions with Ipswich Belmont (off Belmont Avenue). Little, Nash and Townsville Little Theatres. Last year, he appeared in “Who Knows” at Garrick Theatre, and “Fairytale of Sorts” for A lad in sane productions at the Midland Junction Arts Centre. In 2000 and 2001, he was named Best Actor at the Cement Box Theatre’s annual BugFest, held at the University of Queensland, and worked as a theatre technician for the Town of Port Hedland in 2005. “I love theatre,” Cross said. “It was such a pleasure working with Johnny Grim on ‘Fairytale of Sorts’, so ‘Schoolies’ appealed to me as well.” The short play season marks the 13th production for A lad in sane productions, after Grim originally established the company in 2006. Named Best New Writer at the 2009 and 2010 Dramafests, he also has several plays listed with South Australia’s Moore Books and Lazy Bee Scripts in England. “Primarily, I enjoy writing social commentary, using comedy as a medium,” Grim said. “I like to think that ‘Schoolies’ has points to make, but I prefer to leave that for audiences to judge.” “Schoolies”, “Thick and Thin” and “The Bald Prima Donna” will play

Angry mother Shirley Smeggs (Michele Diston, right) confronts Principal Haines (Graeme Cross, centre) and his secretary Myra (Nicole Bennett).

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On Saturday the 12th of October, a bunch of campaigners gathered at the green cactus statue in Forrest Place at noon, and dared to bare their bums in the centre X LOTS OF PEOPLE of the City. The reason for this extreme action is that these campaigners feel a responsibility Support the local businesses that support you & your community to make the public aware of the Forest Products Commissions’ Plan, which the Minister is poised to sign. The plan, which is for 2014 to 2023, will severely Bureau of Meteorology damage between 1500 and 2000 square kilometres of native forests. We feel a responsibility to ensure that the introduction of Statistics for May 2013 the Forest Management Plan doesn’t slip under Temperature Average Minimum: 10.6 C the political radar. To that end, some people Maximum: 21.5 C were prepared to bare their bottoms to have Total Rainfall 138.2mm the Western Australian public focus on this issue, during this very small window of opportunity. The Minister for the Statistics for June 2013 Environment, Hon Albert Jacob will be making his decision in the next few Temperature Average Minimum: 8.1 C weeks. Our bottom line is a better bottom line than the $9.5 million loss that Maximum: 16.6 C WA tax payers suffer annually as a result of continued logging in SouthTotal Rainfall 28.8mm West native forests. Patrick Weir, Co-ordinator Forest Legacy Project WA.

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Do you know what the financial implications will be for you and all ratepayers within the City of Armadale if the amalgamation proceeds with the Shire of Serpentine/Jarrahdale? Statistics for August 2013 Did you ask questions, or were you asked for your opinion? If so, why Temperature Average Minimum: 9.5 C not? Don’t you think you should have had the opportunity to at least gain Maximum: 16.9 C some understanding what the State Government’s amalgamation of Local Total Rainfall 297.4mm Government will have on our City? Don’t you care? Maybe you thought that no one would listen. The Councillors from the City Statistics for September 2013 of Armadale, who represent us all, should have been able to give us some Temperature Average Minimum: 9.6 C answers, but unfortunately the discussions and decisions have all been Maximum: 16.7 C done behind closed doors. The only information we have been given is a Total Rainfall 295.8mm statement saying that they do not support amalgamation, but if it must be done, they will compromise with a boundary change to Mundijong Road. Western Australian Regional Office Bureau of Meteorology Surely we should expect to have some understanding of a development of Ph: 9263 2222 Fax: 9263 2233. Accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology this size. website http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo From what I read and see, most of the councils have given some Disclaimer; This product contains real-time data, loaded automatically with only limited quality control. opportunity for their residents to gain some understanding of what the The Bureau does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, possible impacts on residents will be in the various scenarios. The City of 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 Canning, which has Linton Reynolds as their Commissioner, had a public of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. in no event shall the Bureau of meteorology be meeting with his ratepayers, to discuss their stance on amalgamation. Over 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 200 people attended. Obviously Gosnells residents are more than happy, the use or performance of this product. as their Council has identified great benefits for their amalgamation, due to the increased rate base from the industrial areas which will be in their new boundaries. According to my investigations, it will be the direct opposite for the City of Armadale. Surely we should have been given a reasonable explanation of what longterm impediments and benefits the proposal of this major issue will have on us and our community. Did the City of Armadale request Lots of variety for everyone (including pets) at financial support to see the St Christopher’s Annual Fair with a sausage sizzle at the amalgamation through in their report local Shopping Centre. Come along and enjoy yourselves to the Government? How much did they anticipate it will cost ratepayers? with delightful homemade crafts including candles, How many years will it take before soaps, art and porcelain. our budget gets back to what it is Please support the Leprosy today, if their proposal and acceptance Mission and Wildflower Society. of amalgamation goes through? There seems to be a total lack of interest on Good entertainment, morning this issue, which is why I’m asking teas, plants/flowers, raffle, these questions. If you don’t ask cakes and lots more. All for a good cause! questions or show some interest, then you can not complain when decisions The VALLEY Reporter proudly are made that impact or affect you in supports ST CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH some way in the future. Pat Hart.

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other IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 000 Fire or Life Threatening Emergencies, 13 25 00 SES Assistance,1300 657 209 Emergency Information, Armadale Police 9399 0222, Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre 13 11 26, Western Power 13 13 51, Alinta Gas 13 13 51, Telstra 13 22 03, Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services (Robbie van Uden) 9397 5406, CoA Ranger Services 9399 0111 or 1300 886 885, Smoky Vehicle Reporting 1800 076 659, Synergy (faulty street lights) 1800 622 008, Water Corporation 13 13 75, Mensline 1300 789 978, Family Helpline & Domestic Violence 1800 643 000, Samaritans 9381 5555, Life Line 13 11 14, Relationships Australia 1300 364 277, Quitline 13 78 48, Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099, Suicide Helpline 1300 362 787, Cancer Helpline 13 11 20, Drug Information 1800 069 700, Gamblers Assist 1800 633 635, Mens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599, Womens Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, For Passenger Assistance on Transperth Train Services 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline 1300 766 541, Main Roads Road Closure Information 13 81 38, Education Department Security SchoolWatch 1800 177 777, Ngala Helpline for families with babies & young children 8am-8pm 7 days a week 9368 9368 WA country access 1800 111 546, CoA Hotline for reporting anti-social behaviour 1300 597 076


What’s On

– your local community calendar

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

Roleystone Toy Library

 Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale

Ph: 9399 0410 www.visitarmadale.com.au

 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone 

A FANTASTIC WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN  TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF FUN AND SAFE TOYS, PUZZLES & GAMES

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ROLEYSTONE GUMNUT PLAYGROUP

A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar Call Registrar Marie Hoffmann CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 BATHGATE 9498 1968 onCAROLYN 0404 996 670

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

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Discounted Fees and Free Coaching Available Contact us about incorporating social bowls into your next Corporate or Social function. Equipment and coaching (if required) provided. O

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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 2014 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Sunday Markets 8:30am-12:30pm New & PreLoved 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 Hwy Roleystone. For Bookings Phone: 9397 5730 www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone Ph: 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 meetings held at the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone. For further enquiries call Joyce Arnott 0434 727 470 Vishrant Buddhist Society, Vishrant holds weekly public meetings, Wednesday evenings 8-10pm, Roleystone Family Centre. Call Dakini Williams 0438 831 883 If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section feel free to submit your contact details E: thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au

ROLEYSTONE BOWLS CLUB

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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. POBox Box172 172Kelmscott KelmscottWA WA 6991. roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO 6991. E: Email: 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

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Book Club • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library

KARATE-DO KOFUKAN KARATE-DO KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL KOFUKAN

ROLEYSTONE DOJO DOJO ROLEYSTONE Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Confidence, Respect & Discipline Confidence, Respect & Discipline Improve your personal well being & Improve your personal well being & Improve your social awareness Improve yourPh. social9397 awareness Enquiries 5688 Enquiries Ph. 9397 or 0419 946 6615688

KIDS ADULT KIDS Qualified Karate ADULT CLASSES CLASSES or Instructor 0419 946& 661 NCAS Accredited

CLASSES Qualified Karate & NCAS Accredited CLASSES FreeInstructor créche available Free créche available

Training Days Roleystone Hall Training Times & Thursdays Cnr Roleystone Wygonda &Hall Jarrah Tuesdays Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5.30-6.30pm Training Days Training Times during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm 6.30-8pm Rds, Roleystone Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah

Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm

Saturday 9 Nov & 7 Dec 5:30pm Setup

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THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES


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