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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Do you think you have what it takes to be a Girl Guide leader? Turn to page 4 for the specific job criteria and contact details. Please show your support by shopping smart and shopping local at Araluen Golf Resort, Action Mobile Auto Electrics, Bell Patios, Swan City Painting, Jenifers Pillow Talk, Brackenridge Pure Indulgence and Donna Christine Amelioration. One Roleystone resident managed to capture a great photograph of the storm that flashed across the City’s southern suburbs. Check it out on page 8. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to become an active member of your community, while helping others and yourself. People volunteer for many different reasons. Some do it to meet new people, learn new skills, add to their CV, help other people, make good use of their spare time, take on new challenges, or use

their skills and experience in a positive way. (Ref: Volunteers are wanted at the Woodlupine Family and Community Centre in Forrestfield. Turn to page 9 for all the contact details. Local mobile vet Dr Judith Congrene has another gut wrenching pet story for us to ponder. Our pets are truly part of the family, and no one likes to see them unwell or dying. Go to page 11 for the full story. Do you suffer from interrupted sleep and insomnia? If so, then Pam Bailey from Nutrition in Balance has got an interesting workshop for you. Turn to page 12 for dates and times. Booking is essential. Raise Your Cup, Together we’ll beat Cancer. Yes it’s that time again. Register now for May 2014 - Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Call 1300 65 65 85 or visit au. Within this month’s

Valley Reporter, there is a delicious Easy Plum Cake recipe for you all to try. Why not try something new! Araluen Golf Resort is hosting Twilight Golf: tee off 2-3 hours before sunset with unlimited golf and cart. And why not enjoy “Tunes on the Terrace” every Sunday 4-8pm with music and great food. Check out their advertisement on page 26 for booking details. National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 1225 from across Australia get involved each year. National Youth Week 2014 has only just been held, and young people should still be excited as there are many events up for grabs within this month’s Valley Reporter for the May school holidays. Fiona Newland, Editor and Publisher.

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I want to ask for some respect from the owners of our four-legged friends, who need to take responsibility, and ensure that their neighbours are not continually annoyed, upset, and distressed by having to listen to constant barking from first morning til night, day after day. This is not only irresponsible of the owners, but simply unkind to our four-legged friends, as their continuous barking creates agitation, anxiousness, and sore throats within their own bodies. Please consider those who are shift workers, the aged, the unwell, and others who happen to be at home daily, because your pets create disturbances to the unique and tranquil area which we have the privilege to be a part of. That’s all. It’s simple. Stop being selfish, and consider all creatures great and small, including your neighbours. Name and Address Supplied.

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It has been a year since the tragic death of Ryan Birch, a death which spurred his family members, Russ, Ruban and Lu Lu, to compete in the 2013 Dunsborough X Adventure Race, in his memory. On Sunday the 23rd of March 2014, Ryan’s family members Russ, Ruban and Adelle once again entered the X Adventure Race. Ruban took the first leg of the 1.5km ocean swim, struggling against 2 metre high swells, high winds, and plenty of cloud cover. Despite the unfavorable conditions, he managed to make great time (29 minutes and 28 seconds), and gave his sister Adelle a good start for her 12km run. Adelle ran over the rocky beach, into the ocean, back to the beach, and up and down the hills. Unfortunately she took a hard fall in the 4kms, but managed to get past the pain and finished strong, giving Russ a good start to ride his 22km mountain bike ride. Russ took over a few people on the upward stretch, racing through to the finish line in 1 hour, 26 minutes and 33 seconds. The Birch family came in 12th place, in a field of 49. It was a tight race, with the winning team finishing in 2 hours and 56 minutes, and the Birch gang finishing at 3 hours and 31 minutes. Once again, the Birch family gave everyone a run for their money! The Roleystone Girl Guide unit is looking for an amazing lady to help nurture, guide, and lead this group of charismatic young ladies. Girl Guides is an organisation that helps build confidence, skills and independence in girls and young women. It is fantastic that we have a Girl Guide unit here in Roleystone, but one leader is not enough to keep a unit going. If you would be interested in volunteering, or know of anyone who would be interested in volunteering, we would love to have you on board. There are so many places that guiding can take you as a leader! Seniors are very much welcome as well! Check out this link to learn more about what is involved: www. Please feel free to contact me, Janice Mclean, at

Wildflowers of the Perth Hills by Peter Bassett Peter Bassett has captured a collection of wildflower photographs, taken in the bushland of Bedfordale, as well as in his own garden, and wants to share all that beauty with you! The South West region of WA has some of the richest flora on Earth, and this DVD slideshow illustrates the range, colours and intricate details of some of these flora in a photographic display. The DVD features over 2 hours worth of hundreds of unique and beautiful photographic images by photographer Peter Bassett, and costs only $14.95 (in US dollars). The cost includes postage within Australia. You can also buy

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• Educational activities to explain important environmental issues. Children are required to have their own adult supervision and it is strongly recommended that closed in shoes, hat and sunscreen are to be worn. Araluen Botanic Park is open every day from 9am to 6pm. With spectacular running water all year round, beautifully scenic bush walks, stunning gardens, heritage structures, BBQs, picnic areas, Chalet Healy Tearooms and Roundhouse Gift Shop there’s plenty to do and see. And, the ever-popular Araluen Train is operating during peak periods. For more information contact Araluen Botanic Park on 9496 1171 or www. Araluen Botanic Park is proudly supported by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

The Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Reforestation Project involves the restoration of a 38 hectare site of black cockatoo habitat within Banyowla Conservation Park in the Perth foothills. The project will focus on native plant species known to be important to the feeding, breeding and roosting cycles of the three endangered/threatened black cockatoo species unique to the southwest corner of WA. By reforesting an old orchard and grazing property in Banyowla Regional Park the project also enhances local flora and fauna, and forms an important carbon sink. Area for Reforestation Carbon Neutral will reforest and revegetate cleared areas of highly degraded land with the Banyowla Conservation Park with a mix of native species that match the surrounding bushland. A priority will be placed on native plants and trees such as banksias, dryandra, hakea, grevillea, eycalyptus species (including sheoak, marri, jarrah and wandoo) that provide a long-term food source for black cockatoos. Volunteer Opportunities Only 40 minutes drive from Perth CBD, in an area of natural beauty with sweeping

views over the swan coast plain, this planting project offers excellent corporate volunteer opportunities. Groups will have a hands on experience getting involved with planting of revegetation areas in the winter of 2014 and will learn first-hand about the importance of biodiversity in Western Australia, Volunteers will receive a tour of the Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre situated adjacent to the planting area and learn how they will be directly assisting with conservation efforts to help black cockatoos. “The importance of restoring biodiversity cannot be underestimated - through the revegetation of degraded areas in Banyowla Conservation Park we are able to provide much needed feeding, roosting and nesting habitat which is critical for ensuring the survival of the black cockatoos that aggregate on our coastal plain.” Sonya Creese, Environmental Projects Manager, Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre. Photograph courtesy of Keith Lightbody.

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Kids get Nearer to Nature in the Perth hills Autumn is a great time for kids to explore the environment and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring has some exciting activities planned for the school holidays. As part of the successful Nearer to Nature program run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth Hills Discovery Centre is hosting two sessions each day of the holidays. There are heaps of activities to choose from, including Cocky Capers on Monday 14 April from 10.00am - 11.30am, which suits children aged four to seven years. Kids can meet cockatoos up close, discover the types of places they call home, what they eat and why they have such unique features. On Tuesday 15 April from 10.00am 3.00pm, trek through the bush and learn some awesome survival tips including traditional and modern navigation techniques, methods to collect water, firemaking skills and how to signal for help in an emergency as part of the Bush Survival activity for eight to 12-year-olds. Nearer to Nature program coordinator Jill Francis said the new Totem Tales activity was a great new way of getting children

to connect to nature by using Aboriginal totems. The activity runs on Thursday 17 April from 1.00pm - 2.30pm for ages seven to 12 years. In the second week of the holidays, check out the fantastic “Behind the Scenes” visit to Chidlow Marsupial Hospital on Saturday 26 April from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. An activity for the whole family and where children aged six and over can meet cute and cuddly animals and their hospital carers. Other holiday activities at The Perth Hills Discovery Centre include Incy Wincy Spider on Tuesday 22 April from 10.00am - 11.30am for kids aged four to seven and Bush Cooking For Kids aged seven to 12 on Thursday 24 April from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. For more information about the broad range of Nearer to Nature activity sessions available throughout the April holidays, visit and download the Autumn’s Aura activity calendar and the annual activities brochure. Ms Francis said all the activities were very popular and bookings were essential. Contact Nearer to Nature on 9295 2244 from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday to reserve a place.

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The Woodlupine Family and Community Centre in Forrestfield is seeking mature volunteers to help out at the Seniors Coffee Lounge open each weekday morning from 10am to 12noon. The Community Centre plays host to a wide range of non-profit groups that utilise the Centre each day and the volunteer-run Seniors Coffee Lounge is a central hub of the Centre. Shire CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “The Woodlupine Family and Community Centre is one of the key community resources within the Shire and provides a friendly meeting place for many groups in the community.” “Volunteering at the Coffee Lounge is a great way to make friends and find out more about what activities are available at the Centre, so if you have a few hours spare each week why not give the Seniors Coffee Lounge


ACTIVITIES & COSTS Wednesday 23rd April 10am - 11.30am Manga Cartooning 2 - $10 12noon to 1.30pm Pop Art Portrait - $20 (bring photo) 2pm - 3.30pm Paint and Plant a Pot - $15 3.30pm - 5pm Mosaic Magic or Clay Creatures 2 $15 (all materials supplied) We are conveniently located at 4/2 Gillam Drive Kelmscott. For bookings and for further information please contact us through facebook, www. or 9390 7773.

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news, and happily it meant that Ruby could chase her ball – her most important focus in her daily life. Over the next few months, there were some setbacks and at all times, my work with Ruby included ongoing discussions with her family as to how far we could help her to improve her quality of life. This is very difficult to determine when such a bright little bundle of kelpie seems so determined to just keep going. Shona expressed her gratitude for the extra time she was enjoying with Ruby, and the time which also allowed the family to prepare themselves to let her pass when she needed this. A combination of circumstances, including the onset of seizures, resulted in the decision to help Ruby pass to Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace, Ruby. You were a bright shining star patient.

Next Field Day June 8th, 2014. The next field day is a continuation of the Hall Road Bushland revegetation, between Michael and Norman Roads, Roleystone (signs will indicate location of the trailer). Planting will commence at 9.00am and finish at 12.00pm. New volunteers will be welcome. Please bring gloves and a trowel if you have them, although there may be some available for your use. If you require any further information, please visit our website: This and other information is shown on the notice board at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. Morning tea will, as usual, be provided. Hope to see you there. Horst Seecamp.

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Last year I was asked to visit a very bright and active little kelpie called Ruby. Her Mum Shona asked me if I thought acupuncture could help Ruby, as she had reached the end of the conventional treatment options at the veterinary hospital, unless further diagnostic work up was done with a view to later surgery. Ruby was having a difficult time controlling her legs, due to a loss of control in the nervous system, which sends messages to and from her brain. It was likely that a possible injury to her neck about 2 years earlier was the cause of the symptoms, and the long term nature of the condition meant a poor prognosis for getting Ruby back to a normal gait. I videoed her most unusual gait, and thought how amazing it was that she was able to get around at all, yet her attitude and spirits were bright and enthusiastic. Keeping Ruby still for her acupuncture was a bit of a challenge, but with repeated treatments, this clever little dog worked out that she felt better after this strange process, and was more co-operative. One day she even presented her back to me, as if she was saying “I’m ready” for her needles. The first treatments brought the feedback of increased strength in the front legs, and overall improved confidence. This was good

Do you suffer from interrupted sleep and insomnia? Can you remember the last good night’s sleep you had? If sleep is a real issue for you, then nutritionist Pam Bailey’s workshop may be for you! Pam’s workshop on the connection between stress and insomnia will show you how stress affects your body, and will give you strategies and natural nutritional medicine to help you sleep soundly. You will learn: • The causes and types of insomnia; • Information about the Sleep Cycle, and Sleep Apnoea; • The symptoms of stress, and how it affects the body; • How stress is connected with sleep; • Foods and lifestyle changes which may help to relieve stress and insomnia; • Free Healthy Recipes.

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The workshop will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday the 23rd of April, at the Roleystone Family Centre, on 19 Wygonda Road. Attendance at the workshop costs $30, and payment is required at the time of booking. Booking is essential, so if you’re interested, call Pam on 0452 464 818, or send an email to

Smoker’s Ceramics Exhibition a Highlight for Gallery An exhibition of ceramics and pastel drawings by Joel Smoker reflecting the colours, textures and scale of the Australian landscape was officially opened in the Zig Zag Gallery at 6:00pm on Saturday 12 April. Joel is a renowned Australian artist, ceramicist, photographer and musician. His contributions as a country music song writer, performer and visual artist is well recognised in Western Australia. Joel works in many mediums and has exhibited throughout Australia since 1978. His upcoming exhibition presents a diverse collection of colourful and textualised works inspired by the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the outback, where he was born and raised. As a ceramicist Joel has produced slab vases, platters and bowls, as well as special interest tiles and murals. His pieces are exhibited in solo

and group shows and are part of private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Joel has received a number of awards for his creative endeavours including the Fremantle Arts Centre Invitation Ceramics Award, Winner of the WAM Song Contest: Country Category and becoming a Fellow of the Crafts Council of WA. The Exhibition will continue until 4 May. For more information go to www. or Ref: Published on 7 April 2014.


Research shows that natural predators for mosquito larvae in our waterways and wetlands are an effective way to manage their numbers. The problem we currently face in many locations is that very poor water quality plus chemicals have severely reduced many natural predators and allowed the mosquito numbers to reach unacceptable levels. There is a large amount of scientific investigation and trials being undertaken throughout the world to address biological applications as a component of an integrated approach to mosquito control. Some of our native fish eat mosquito larvae, but native fish are on the rapid decline due to poor water quality and degradation of waterways and wetlands. The introduced fish – Gambusia – doesn’t eat mosquito larvae but instead eats native macro invertebrates, fish eggs and some small native fish. Some frogs play a vital role, but like our native fish, they too are under pressure. One of the success stories in biological control is copepods, a group of very tiny crustaceans


found in the sea and most freshwater habitats. They are typically only 1 to 2 millimetres with a teardrop shaped body and large antennae. While they generally tend to feed on a mixed algal diet, they also eat mosquito larvae. Copepods are very easily grown and therefore can be economically used in many areas to reduce mosquito numbers. Copepods have been effective in waterways in New Jersey and Louisiana USA, successfully trialled in north Queensland and currently trialling in South Australian waterways. In North Vietnam, where the use of chemicals has been prohibited since the war, rice growers place copepods in streams next to the rice fields, which have proven to be very successful in their fight against Dengue fever. SERCUL believe that, given the simplicity of growing copepods, they are worth trialling in WA, and is looking for partners to undertake a project to prove they are suitable to use in an integrated approach to mosquito control in this State. Pat Hart,Chair SERCUL.



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With the sudden passing of Mr CamClay, South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) has a vacancy on their Management Committee for a Treasurer. The physical work of SERCUL’s finances is undertaken by our Financial Officer/s under the guidance of the CEO. The role of Treasurer is to keep a watchful eye on SERCUL’s financial position, offer advice to and report to SERCUL meetings. This position is an executive role and would require attendance once a month at the Executive Committee


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The Year Six students at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kelmscott have just returned from the school’s annual Year Six Camp. The four-day camp started bright and early with a train ride to Fremantle, where students divided into two teams and participated in a treasure hunt around some interesting sites in the port city. These sites included the Roundhouse, Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison and the Shipwreck Galleries. There was great excitement as the students examined the Welcome Walls in search of the illusive Robert Doyle,

learning that he travelled to Fremantle on a ship called the Himalaya. It was a weary group of campers that arrived at the very picturesque Point Walter campsite in the afternoon. Their tired walking legs were soon revived with a swim in the camp’s beautiful pool. The students revelled in three days of exciting activities such as paddling in canoes, testing their archery skills, zooming down the flying fox, reaching great heights in crate climbing and orienteering. The camp gave students a fabulous opportunity to challenge themselves and grow

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On Tuesday 25 March, the Year 1 and 2 students from Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kelmscott got the opportunity to participate in a unique program developed by SciTech, called ‘Get A Grip’. The Science Roadshow gave students the opportunity to play, explore and discover together. There were many volunteers to join the fun as the children were kept entertained

with a lively mix of interactions and amazing demonstrations. This fantastic incursion encouraged students to hold on tight as they learned and discovered about friction by completing numerous hands-on activities. All students had a wonderful day, which concluded with an exciting demonstration that included sounds, sparks and many gasps from the audience!

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THE ROCK & WATER PROGRAM The Year 5 students at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Kelmscott have had the opportunity to work with the Principal, Mr David Tunchon, on a wonderful program called ‘Rock and Water’. This highly engaging program aims to enhance the social, emotional and spiritual development of boys and girls. Each week the Year 5 students eagerly participate in a variety of activities that require them to work cooperatively with their peers. These activities are designed to help each child in the class become aware of their own qualities and encourage them to embrace the challenges they will face in their life.

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How to side step depression and anxiety free removal (alive) • Garden Yard Clean Ups & Routine Maintenance Dr Frans Hugo from the Armadale Health • Storm Damage Clean Ups • Chainsawing & Wood Removal Service will discuss steps to avoiding Pruning, Weeding, Mulching, Planting, 12V & 24V Garden depression and anxiety including the Lighting, Post Hole Digging (Earth Auger) role of certain medications in causing depression. He will also outline how to adopt a healthy, positive attitude to life and details of support services available in the Armadale area. Afternoon tea will be provided between sessions. For further information and to RSVP contact Armadale Library on 9399 0125. Wednesday 7 May. Understanding depression and anxiety – 1.30pm. How to side step depression and anxiety – 3pm. Armadale Library, Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Orchard Avenue, Armadale. April ‘Animalia’ holiday activities Avoid boredom and visit the City’s libraries during the April school holidays and learn more about Aussie wildlife and other animals. Begin with a trip to Kelmscott Library on Wednesday 16 April, from 2 3pm, and listen to a reading of the classic Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm Dr Seuss story Horton hatches the egg! Sat: 7:00am - 2:00pm Then enjoy some hands-on fun as you Roleystone Auto Centre proudly supports local businesses design and build your own egg lander. This session is presented by Scitech and suitable for children aged 4 - 8 years. Children can get up close and personal with some amazing Australian wildlife including a koala, dingo and BRACKENRIDGE snake when Westoz Wildlife visits Armadale Library on Tuesday 22 April. Two session times are available for children over 4 years from 1 - 2pm and 2.15 - 3.15pm. Enjoy craft activities when you visit History House For Museum on Wednesday Body, Mind & Spirit 23 April from 10.30am – 1.30pm and create your own ANTI AGEING HYDRA RESTORE koala, bat and platypus from FACIAL TREATMENT cardboard rolls. All materials A 100% Natural hot oil infusion RRP $120 NOW ONLY $60 are supplied. Complete your facial to restore hydration, nourish & ‘Animalia’ activity fun on stimulate skin. Your skin will be infused Thursday 24 April when the with moisture, feeling softer, looking Animal Ark visits Seville healthier & radiant. Grove Library. Learn about Gift Vouchers Available real live lizards, frogs, insects and snakes – you even get the opportunity to hold these amazing creatures during this hands-on session. All are welcome - two sessions are available at 1.30 – 2.30pm and 3 – 4pm. Parents or carers must stay with their child during these events. Places are limited and bookings are essential for these free events. Contact Armadale Library on 9399 0125, Kelmscott Library on 9399 0810, Seville Grove Library on 9399 0800 or History House Museum on 9399 0419.

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Men’s Social Group This casual, social group is for men looking to get out of their home and meet new people. Socialise with like-minded men and enjoy a conversation or group activity. These sessions are on the second and fourth Thursday every month from 2 – 4pm at the Armadale Library. Registrations are not required, however call Armadale Library on 9399 0125 is you are a first time member. 3D Printing Workshops Armadale Library now has 3D printing available. You can learn about the printer, the software it uses and discover amazing designs to print your own 3D objects.These workshops will explain the basics of what is possible, and show you the service that the library can provide. You will even get to see the 3D printer in action. The workshops will be held at the Armadale Library from 2 – 3pm on Saturday 3 May and 17 May, Saturday 14 June and 28 June. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Call 9399 0125 to secure your place at one of these workshops. National Volunteer Week - 14 May Save the date! National Volunteer Week will be celebrated across Australia from 12-18 May. This year will be the 25th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week and Volunteering Australia has announced the theme “Celebrate the power of volunteering” for this year’s events. Armadale Volunteer Services and the City of Armadale will be hosting a volunteer celebration for National Volunteer Week on Wednesday 14 May at the Armadale District Hall starting at 2.30pm. For more information, contact Armadale Volunteer Services on 9399 0642 or LiveLighter Seniors Activity/ Information Day This is a special day that will provide recreational activities and information for people over 45 years. Come along and join in carpet bowls, mini golf, X-box Kinect, seated hockey, quoits, pole walking and other activities – remember to wear soft soled/comfortable footwear. Armadale Arena, Townley Street (corner Forrest Road), Armadale Wednesday 30 April 10am – 2pm. Morning tea and lunch are provided free of charge. For catering purposes bookings are essential. Call Seniors Recreational Council of WA 9492 9772 or City of Armadale 9399 0642. Positive Ageing Sessions The City of Armadale will be hosting two Positive Ageing sessions during May. Understanding Depression and Anxiety An ambassador of Beyond Blue will cover issues relating to anxiety, phobias and depression. Learn how to recognise the symptoms of depression, what you can do to help yourself and what to expect when you need professional help.



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Budget The City of Armadale has started its budget workshops and planning earlier this year. So far the main areas to be looked at are the Technical and Community directorates these hold most of the interest to residents because they are in charge of many of the obvious aspects of the Local Government such as the parks, footpaths, roads and community buildings for Technical and the coordinating services for art, tourism, events, libraries, rangers, volunteers, families, youth, seniors and more for Community directorate. So far some possible highlights for the next years budget include ongoing upgrades to the Jull Street mall - the lighting and paving needed upgrading, but the vision is for more finishing touches than just the “nuts & bolts” with preliminary reports suggesting some artwork (still in design phase). The Kelmscott CBD is still on the budget for landscaping and entry statements and there may be other landscaping works funded for other main highways and roads of the City of Armadale in an effort to continue to improve amenity. These are unfortunately more expensive than one would expect due to traffic management costs. There are also proposals to start funding public art projects both the classical statue/structure style and some urban art for underpasses.

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Urban Development Institute of Australia Conference

I recently attended the Urban Development Institute of Australia Conference and was very impressed with the lineup of speakers. There was both the immediate past town

planner from New York City and the town planner who designed Singapore and many Chinese cities and further abroad. The common theme from these eminently qualified planners was how towns and cities must be designed - as silly as this sounds - for people - it means for pedestrians not cars and for communities not just individuals - public places where people do what we like best - being together - or at least amongst each other. Another interesting theme related to the densification of Australian cities starting obviously with Sydney and Melbourne they have finally reached the point where people would just rather be in a town house closer to town than the length of a gazillion freeways and highways away in a house. There were also interesting economic talks about the mining boom and of course China our main trading partner the reason for the boom. Some negative talks about the end of the boom and some more moderate so I was not left feeling totally confident the boom was over, slowing down or steadying. There were also some mentions of art, amenity and nature and their value in our towns and community, which was refreshing as many Australian places seem like they’ve been built in such a hurry there was no time for frills, so maybe that’s changing, maybe even in our own City of Armadale. Disclaimer: This represents the understanding of Cr Wielinga, for any additional information please feel free to contact the City of Armadale.

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Do you go to your Doctor to get healthy or to get drugs? Dr Peter Dingle’s talk at the Roleystone Family Centre really made me think. He posed some questions about my health and how I am looking after myself. Do I go to my doctor to get healthy or to get drugs? Why is the air inside my own home 10 times more poisonous for me to breath than the air outside my home? Where am I going to get the minerals that my body needs to repair itself if there aren’t any in my water or my food? Why is it that I can’t lose weight despite lots

of calorie counting and dieting? Why are our children getting sicker with more serious diseases like arthritis etc? Approximately 60 other people enjoyed this very entertaining talk and I am really looking forward to the upcoming talks that the Roleystone Family Centre are hosting focussing on the answers to these questions and many more. For details, contact Natalie Buckley 0431 996 570 or email natbuckley@iinet.

The first Basketball Super Camp is on for 2014. It is shortened because of public holidays and will be a three day camp on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 April from 9am to 3pm at Ray Owen Sports Centre, Lesmurdie. Ages are from 5 to 15 years and cost is $90 for the three days or $30 per day. Suns SBL and WSBL players will teach basketball skills and direct fun competitions and games to new and more experienced players. For more information please ring 9291 7600 or 0407 470 178.

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My partner and I moved to the hills above Kelmscott in November, and I’m pleased to receive this local magazine. I’ve noticed requests for information on people in our community. Well, this is a bit odd, because I’m writing to “nominate” myself, but my motives are right (I hope!). I’m an elite level ultra distance runner. I have represented Canada and Australia at international events in long distance running (e.g. 80km trail, 24 hour running). I have broken several national records. The primary reason I thought it might be good to get a mention in the magazine is because I really hope to promote healthy living and fitness. I don’t expect anyone to become a “freak” runner like me, but I started with the simple goal of running a few kilometres to burn off the wine and chips. I certainly never thought I’d be any good at it! I also run the Perth Trail Series, which conducts bushrunning events. Some of these are in our local area. So, if there is interest from the magazine’s perspective, I’d love to have the opportunity to try and inspire a few more people to get out the door into nature and run for a bit of fitness and fun. Regards, Bernadette Benson.

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The RMC has a Big Outdoor Stage We just bought a massive 8m x 6m stage this month for outdoor gigs. A stage of this size would normally cost over $1000 to hire for a day - normally out of the reach for a lot of non-profit community and fundraising events. The plan is to make it available for member bands and the local community. It’s a big deal for us, as the Roleystone Musicians Club does not receive any grant money or any other handouts. We managed to acquire this asset thanks to the $5 door tickets. Thanks to for giving us a good price! If you need a stage for an event, contact Specialising in Individual Designs UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC FOLK, ROOTS AND BLUES For all your Wrought Iron requirements Keep an eye out for the local Unplugged Acoustic Folk, Roots and Blues sessions. • GATES • FENCES • BALUSTRADES These are held at the Roleystone Country Club, Wygonda Road on one Sunday each • SECURITY GRILLES • FURNITURE month at around 3-6pm. Check out the website for the next session. It is open to all • GENERAL FABRICATION & WELDING comers, all age groups (please observe the licensing act for the younger ones). All Phone/Fax: (08) 9496 1348 Michael McAuliffe areas of music are encouraged, Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Folk, Popular Mobile: 0417 966 599 8 Peet Road Roleystone WA 6111 and Unaccompanied Vocal. More information SMS Mel on 0406 190 822 - or email Looking for Players - BBBlues band The B.B. Blues Band is looking for a Piano / Keyboard player, Double Bass (preferred) / Electric Bass player for Jazz Blues Boogie band. Contact Erhard on bbbluesband@ Ref:

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Armadale Detectives are calling for the public’s assistance with their investigation into an armed robbery in Armadale on Saturday, 15 March 2014. At about 5pm, a 19 year old man was riding an off road trail bike with a friend at the Waterworks located on the corner of Twelfth Avenue and Tonkin Highway. The man noticed two other bikes riding in the area after he became separated from his friend. The two riders chased him, with one of the bikes coming up along side him. The victim felt a blow to the back of his helmet by an unknown object, causing him to fall off his bike and lose consciousness. When he regained consciousness, one of the offenders was trying to start his bike. The victim managed to push the person away and flee on his bike. The first bike was a l25cc 4 stroke black trail bike in bad condition. The male rider is described as being 16 years of age, approximately 165cms tall with dark skin and a solid build, and brown wavy hair with blonde streaks. He was wearing a green motor cross helmet and a red t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes. DESPERATELY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE TO RECTIFY AN INJUSTICE The second bike was a 250cc 4 stroke THAT HAS RESULTED FROM THIS white motor cross trail bike. The male rider is described as 20 years of age, This accident happened approximately 180cms tall with fair skin and a slim build. He was wearing about 9.40am on Friday a white motor cross helmet which had 11 January 2011 at the a cannabis leaf on the back right hand intersection of Denny side of it, a green t-shirt, a thick gold necklace, black shorts and red socks Avenue and Albany pulled up to just below his knees. Highway, Kelmscott The male pillion passenger on the - at the corner of the second bike is described as being 14 years of age, approximately 165cms Woollies, Caltex Garage tall with dark skin and a slim build. in front of the Denny He has crooked teeth, green eyes and Avenue left turn only a scar on his right forearm which runs from his elbow to his wrist. He was lane. If you were a wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts and witness to this or can black Van brand shoes. tell us anything about Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime this accident. Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Susan Usher Police Media, Contact Mark on 0407 081 074 1 April 2014.


McFarleane House Learning Centre – Term 2 The McFarleane House Learning Centre is offering the Community some great courses and classes. Patchwork is creative, and is available for both beginners and advanced learners. Choose your day to start now! Dressmaking and sewing together your own styles and designs may be the thing for you, or perhaps you’d prefer to start knitting yourself something for winter. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate at computer, our new course on Friday mornings will help you learn how to work the technology. You can use our PC, or your own laptop.

For those who just want to relax, feel free to come do some craft as you chat. You can bring your own project, or knit squares for aged care knee rugs. If you are bored at home, and want to add some spice in your life, pop into McFarleane House to join our friendly group. Come in on an enrolment day to discuss your needs, and get more information. We are open to new ideas, and welcome any Volunteering Tutors to teach all aspects of craft and learning. For more information, please phone McFarleane House on 9394 0233, or email:

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bookings. The Autumn Menu has There was a lot of activity at Germon Homestead 27 Wheatley Street Gosnells E Y S T O N just started and there are some the Club during March. The Tel: 9394 0233 (3min walk from bus and/or train) L O fantastic new meals at highly St Patrick’s Night and Irish Term 2 2014, 5th May to competitive prices. Don’t forget Fare were a great success, 4th July (9wk term) to ring the Club on 9397 5665 with the Ferrymen providing a O INC Monday Patchwork (Begin/ Advan) 9wks 9-2.30 $90 U UN L to book your table. The Club is rollicking night of Irish music T RY C Laptop one-on-one for Seniors 2hrs $20 installing 15Kva Solar Panels on Tuesday Creative Card Making accompanied by some fancy 9wks 9.30-12.30 $45 violin and singing from ex-bar manageress the roof to future proof us against the ever- Dressmaking 9wks 9.30-12.30 $55 Jane. The members were delighted with the increasing costs of power supplies. The Wednesday Computing Friendship 9wks 9.30-12.00 $45 Committee agreed to this after experiencing night. Knitting / Crochet 9wks 9.30-12.30 $45 Keep an eye open for up and coming events extremely large increases in power costs. Thursday Patchwork Friendship 9wks 9-2.30 $79 at the Club. Firstly, there will be a show and So come on down and join the Club to take Computer Confidence (Begin) 9wks 9.30-11.30 $70 Computer Confidence (Con’t) 9wks 12.30-2.30 $70 shine on Sunday 18th of May commencing advantage of these exciting events. For a Craft and Chat at 12.30pm. The Ford Custom Line Club, very low membership fee, you can enjoy Friday (Recycling ideas too!) 9wks 9.30-12.30 $27 a couple of Harley Davidson’s and some some of the best facilities in Roleystone as Windows 8 / 8.1 9wks 9.30-11.30 $70 other hot rods and show cars will be on well as beer and wine prices well below all (own laptop or our PC) display. There will be a tasty BBQ and other licensed premises in the area. performances by the Blues and Roots Club The “Chase the Joker” competition is going EnrolmEnts: tues 29th, Wed 30th April and thurs 1st may 10am-1pm. WhErE: 27 Wheatley st Gosnells. EmAil: strong, and the current jackpot is now over for all to enjoy. Plenty of parking and wheelchair friendly. Secondly, the ever-popular Italian Night $1100 with over $1000 still to be won in The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the McfArLEAnE housE LEArning cEntrE inc. will be held on the 24th of May. For those consolation prizes if you don’t pick the who have not attended before, it is a night of Joker. Come into the Club on music, fun and delicious traditional Italian Monday and Wednesday to food prepared by our own Rocky Saffioti. have a chance at winning the jackpot. For all information Keep this night free and book a table. The dining facilities in the Windows on on the Club’s activities, Wygonda Restaurant are also experiencing check out our Facebook page a surge in demand. The new Wednesday or go to our new website 2014 FIXTURES Hump Day Specials include $20 meals at roleystonecountryclub@ and a free drink. Meanwhile, the “kids I look forward to 1 12/04/14 (Sat) 14:30 Cross Park Bayswater eat free” promotion on a Saturday night seeing you at the Club. combined with the ever-popular Friday Michael Hansen, 2 26/04/14 (Sat) 14:30 William Skeet Oval Forrestdale night meals has generated a high number of President.

Roleystone senior football club The Roleystone Senior Football Club’s 2014 season will begin with a home game on the 12th of April. Please come and show your support for the Club, and get behind the players for their first game. Fixtures for 2014 are at the right of this page. Make sure you keep the dates free

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We are pleased to announce the following productions for our 2014 season: The Trip to Bountiful – May 9, 10, 11 (mat), 14, 16, 17 Adult Acting for Screen – June 8, 15 Youth Dance – June 8, 15 The Great American Trailer Park Musical – July 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 (mat & eve), 30, Aug 1, 2 Junior Workshops – Term 3 Series, Days Tbc Teen Acting for Screen – Aug 17, 24, 31 Storytime in the Hills – Oct 6, 8, 10 (11am & 2pm each day) Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Nov 21, 22 (mat), 23 (mat), 28, 29 (mat & eve), Dec 5, 6 (mat) bookings: The chapmans - 9397 5730/tickets@ or book and pay on the website

Roleystone resident Patricia Bona, right, is Mrs Watts in The Trip To Bountiful at Roleystone Theatre, frustrated with her daughter-in-law, played by Sarah Shipcott. Photograph courtesy of Zyg Woltersdorf.

This May, Roleystone resident Patricia Bona will appear in a play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay. Written by Horton Foote and directed The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the ROLEYSTONE THEATRE by Kim Martin at Roleystone Theatre, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey with the audience, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Originally written for television in 1953, The Trip To Bountiful made its Broadway debut the same year and scored Tony, Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Awards. It GLocal r a v e Gravel, l , R o aRoad d Bbase, a s e , Recycled L i m e s tBitumen one & was revived for Broadway Recycled Bitumen. Colour, Exposed and Exposed Concrete, Red Bitumen and & last year, scoring numerous Stencil Concrete. Retaining Walls, Rural Concrete Curbing, Automatic Gates, Tony Award nominations. and Foote turned his script F e n c i n g Post . Bo b c Rail a t Rural a n d Fencing. Truck Hire. into a 1985 film, scoring C om p l e te La n d s caping & Garden Makeover’ s an Academy Award nomination for best adapted Lo c a l l y O wned and Operated screenplay and a best actress Own e r / O p e r a t o r Oscar for Geraldine Page. Mrs Bona plays the ageing widow Mrs Watts, frustrated at being cooped up in a city flat after spending her life Email: on a farm. “It builds up to an all-out Office Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm 6 days Mon to Sat desperate attempt to go back to her home,” she said.

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“Mrs Watts has become strong-willed and determined. “She has a warm heart that has become more and more angry and frustrated, following years of interactions with her daughter-in-law, far away from her beloved home of Bountiful.” With 40 years of acting in various plays and musicals around Perth, Mrs Bona is a life member of Roleystone Theatre and sings professionally with Musicantes – a group that sings at corporate functions, outdoor concerts and backyard parties. The Trip To Bountiful appealed to her because of the variation of emotions needed to portray Mrs Watts. “It’s been a great challenge to grasp the frustration and depth of emotion she feels in re-living her life during her trip back to her home town,” Mrs Bona said. “And I’ve always enjoyed working with the director Kim Martin in the past in many productions over the years.” Mr Martin said he first saw the movie version many years ago, thinking it a beautiful and moving story. “The Trip To Bountiful deals with many issues that people face at one time or another in their journey through life, whether it’s lost dreams, lost love, disappointments or family tensions,” he said. “They’re all dealt with in a very compassionate yet realistic way – most audience members will find something they identify closely with.” The Trip To Bountiful plays at 8pm May 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17 with a 2pm matinee May 11. Tickets are $20, $15 concession. To book, please call 9397 5730 or visit Roleystone Theatre is located at 587 Brookton Highway, Roleystone, opposite the Croyden Road junction.

Tensions run high in courtroom classic

This May, former Roleystone Theatre performer Warren McGrath will appear in the timeless courtroom classic Twelve Angry Men. Adapted from the Reginald Rose teleplay by Sherman Sergel and directed by Vanessa Jensen at Melville Theatre, the play is set in a jury deliberation room on a sweltering hot New York evening in 1957, where 12 unnamed men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. First created for television in 1954, Twelve Angry Men became a stage play the following year and then a feature film with Henry Fonda in 1957. McGrath plays juror two, a young mild-mannered working family man. “He lacks confidence and is easily led by strong personalities and detailed arguments,” he said. “Juror two is the sort of person who seeks the approval of the group and can lack the courage of his own convictions. “He’s a good person at heart and I hope I portray him as a rounded character with a number of redeeming strengths. “I want to ensure the part does not become a caricature and that the juror comes across as a genuinely real person who struggles with his confidence and conviction.” Performing on and off for the past

10 years, McGrath has appeared with Old Mill, Stirling, Melville and Roleystone Theatres. “Twelve Angry Men appealed because I have worked with Vanessa Jensen before and liked the idea of being directed by her in a more serious role,” McGrath said. “The opportunity to work in a strong male ensemble cast, in a serious play, was also attractive.” Jensen said she had wanted to direct Twelve Angry Men for years, after a production at the 2004 Perth International Arts Festival. “I studied the play at school and university because it’s considered a classic – it’s played in real time, which is unusual, and helps to create tension,” she said. “But the main appeal is that it remains a powerful and compelling play as relevant today as it was in the 1950s, despite more than 50 years of progress, bias and prejudice still colouring legal proceedings all over the world.” Twelve Angry Men plays at 8pm, May 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 with a 2pm matinee May 11. Tickets are $20, $15 concession. To book, call 9330 4565 or visit html. Melville Theatre is on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra.

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Former Roleystone Theatre performer Warren McGrath, left, is juror two in Twelve Angry Men with Garry Davies as the security guard.

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With training well under way, the netball courts at Cross Park and the Roleystone Community College are once again a flurry of activity. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Verna Splatt, Registrar at Roleystone Community College, for once again being so helpful and accommodating in meeting our training needs at the college courts. With only 3 weeks to go before the first game, we wish everyone good luck and success for the coming season. Once again, a group of our young netballers have gone through rigorous trials to be chosen for one of the 2014 Kalamunda and Districts Netball Association Teams. Congratulations to the following who have been

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chosen (see photographs attached). We would like to acknowledge our on-going sponsorship from Beaver Tree Services, Metro Mobility, Rainstorm Dust Control, Kab Seating, and the Roleystone Branch of the Bendigo Bank. The Club is very grateful for your continued support, which will help the Club to grow and offer the many sporting and leadership opportunities to young people and families in our area. The Roleystone Community Chemist have been supplying our first aid needs for a number of years now, and we thank them for all their help and

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Back Row (L-R): Alura Dunsire, Jade Hancock and Jaime Hodges. Front Row (L-R): Zara Wood, Amy Dalton, Courtney Lindgren, Hollie Dunsire and Sarah Jaunzems. Single Photo: Evie Newton-Skyes. Absent: Elle Connor, Eleni Arotis and Kate Bunten.

assistance in our medical matters and keeping our first aid kits topped up! For all uniform enquiries, please contact Kristy Hodges on 0447 044 412, or email waterboyzktha@ All other enquiries can be directed to Club Registrar/Secretary, Sharlene Warnes at roleystonenetball@, or you can visit our website roleystonenetballclub.


The idea started when my three boys played State Rugby. I gave them each a massage or two after their games, and they thought I was very good. So, I took my course in massage therapy and now that the boys have left school, I have started my new career as a masseur. With council approval granted, I am now starting my own business from home. I love my work and feel as though I can bring healing to those that pass through

my door. My new company is called Magic Hands Massage. I massage both men and women. I am situated right opposite Roleystone Community College – why not treat yourself with a massage while you wait for your children to finish school? I hope the residents of Roleystone will try me out or even buy a voucher for someone they love. My phone number is 0431 118 244. Regards, Lu Lu.

Noel Plowman 9397 6370 Matt Plowman 0407 509 128

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The RCC Interschool Swim team returned victors from the DDSA Carnival held in week 6. The squad of Year 4 – 7 swimmers excelled across the morning program, with many students collecting individual honours. Mr Biddle (his first success at RCC) along with Mr Springett and Mrs Walmsley were extremely proud of the representatives and indeed delighted to return with the Champion School Shield. Champions: Year 6 Boys: Champion, Callum Yr 4 Boys: Champion, Josh Anson; 3rd Walmsley. Place Jaxon Saciuk. Year 6 Girls: 3rd place, Evie Newton Year 4 Girls: R/up Champion, Sykes. Jessica Moore. Year 7 Boys: R/up Champion Jack Year 5 Boys: R/up Champion, Dawson; 3rd place Ky Saciuk. Year 7 Girls: R/up Champion, Kyte Knowles; 3rd place Macsen Hollie Dunsire. Wood. Year 5 Girls: 3rd place, Amelia Mutton, Annabelle Ring.

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EASTER FUN DAY Easter came early for Roleystone Community College's gorgeous students in the Kindy/Pre-Primary blocks on Tuesday 8 April with a fun filled activity day. It kicked off with an Easter Hat Parade, with some fabulous creations worn by some very proud looking students. All the colourful hats were made in class, with some of them sporting some yummy treats! The Parade was followed by a rotation of Easter activities, with a number of parents joining the fun and helping to run a station. It was a fabulous day and a great way to finish Term 1, with Term 2 starting for students on Tuesday 29 April.

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The third annual RCC Expo Evening was an outstanding success, with hundreds of parents coming to the College and visiting classrooms in the Primary and Secondary blocks. All the rooms looked amazing - colourful, informative and interesting. In Block 5, Mr Tingey had the Cadet Bushrangers on show, the Gym was popular, and in Block 7, Ms Rajor was conducting experiments in the Science Lab. Many students were very busy using their Passport Activity Sheets to log their journey across the night. The Passports had to be stamped at each activity by the coordinating staff member, and once completed, popped into the relevant entry box situated outside the Library. The Roleystone Bendigo Bank has generously donated a prize for a lucky K-6 and 7-10 student. These will be drawn at the next student assembly early next term. The Theme of the Expo Evening was “Giving back to the Community”, with any money raised being donated to assisting the establishment of the Roleystone Youth Shed, which is led by Community Youth workers Joyce Arnott and Stuart Hight. To help generate more money, Mr Thatcher jumped on his spin bike and ‘rode’ for two hours. The Action Station was very popular, with many students and some parents trying to match his endurance. Riders will have their name published in next term’s Newsletter. Thank you for your kind donations and support of the Youth Shed and Mr Thatcher. The Library was a hive of activity on the night, with the Book Fair inside drawing everyone in. Most of our families took advantage of the wonderful books on offer to buy, with all purchases benefiting the College. More than $3,000 was raised! It was a fantastic night, with hundreds of families indulging in a yummy sausage sizzle dinner. Our wonderful P&C and staff volunteers were extremely busy cooking, serving and cleaning up. Thank you for all your hard work and cheery smiles at the canteen servery! During the school day, the students were allowed to wear free dress with a gold coin donation, resulting in a collection of more than $790, a huge amount to kick off our donation to the Youth Shed. The Expo Evening was a great way to finish Term 1, and we look forward to starting Term 2 on Tuesday 29 April.




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Celebrate & discover the produce of the Bickley Valley - Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th May Celebrate the 17th Harvest Festival, only 35 minute drive east of Perth in the beautiful Bickley Valley, ripe with orchards and vineyards alongside the picturesque natural Australian bushland of the Perth Hills. Park your car and ride the Harvest Festival Bus ALL DAY for just $2/adult & kids ride FREE. Hop on and off at any of the locations around the Valleys throughout the weekend. Open all weekend 10am-5pm: Aldersyde Estate, Ashley Estate, Brookside Winery & The Vineyard Kitchen, Core Cider House, Due Jolly, Erasmus Designs and Carinyah Cafe, Fairbrossen Estate, Grower Direct Fruit & Vegetables, Hainault Vineyard & Cafe, Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Sun Only), Lesmurdie Club, Melville Nurseries & Rose Heritage Cafe, Myattsfield Vineyards and Paul Moro Metal Craft.

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accommodation cabinetmakerS EATERIES HAIRDRESSING ROOF restorations Cabinetmaker-Frank Total Roof Care Avocados Accommodation Kim Valley Chinese Aura Hairdressing 9496 0037 (after 5pm) Ring Steve 0419 854 587 2 Mount Street Kelmscott Restaurant 198 Brookton Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd Phone: 9496 3838 Hwy Kelmscott 9495 1188 Phone: 9496 3950 Cornerstone Cabinets ACCOUNTING/TAXATION Paul Haynes The Manse Restaurant Billy Shears The Hair Club SHOPPING CENTRE 0427 445 041 31 Church Ave Armadale Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Jacqueline T. 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volunteers wanted Radio Lollipop urgently requires volunteers for the Armadale Hospital Children’s Ward. If you have a spare 2hrs p/wk, are over 18 & would like to bring some happiness to a child’s hospital stay. Ph: Jean Rodgers 9398 4874, 0431 345 681 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Kaarakin The Black Cockatoo and Endangered Species Centre on Mills Road Martin needs volunteers. They are a not-for-profit organisation but rely on public donations and fundraising. Interested in volunteering? Phone Carolyn Lewis 0407 367 274 email: for further information



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babysitter Available Reliable mature uni student Verity 0468 825 596

house cleaner uses FOR SALE Painted Saws with your cleaning products and Australian scenes, make gd vacuum cleaner Dianne presents $30ea 9390 4953 0403 731 007

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VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER Required for Darling Range Wildlife Shelter to organise / run our fund raising activities. Interested? Then call Jan King 0403 118 877 email: jkcfaccount@bigpond. com for further information

Have you recently celebrated a special occasion, Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary or Christening? Then let everyone know by putting it in The Valley Reporter

in exchange for house duties, cleaning etc. in Roleystone. Room has own front door, toilet & bathroom with spa. It’s a lge house & you can have your own privacy or mingle in & treat the house as you own. Prefer mature lady that must like reptiles. For more info call Lance 9496 3118

KANYANA OPEN DAY We are starting to collect donations to raise money for the Kanyana Wildlife Hospital. We are in need of books, DVD’s, CD’s and unwanted jewellery please. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be delivered to 120 Gilchrist Road Lesmurdie Phone: Found one pair ladies 9291 3900 prescription glasses at Have you got something Roleystone Hall on polling to sell? Then let everyone day. Contact Max on know by putting it in 0417 900 161 to arrange The Valley Reporter return 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

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Roleystone Toy Library

 Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale

Ph: 9399 0410

 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone

Ph: 9496 1171  Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone A FANTASTIC WAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN  Ph: 9397 9000 TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Cnr of FUN AND SAFE TOYS, PUZZLES & GAMES  Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, join now! wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts and crafts, organic JOIN NOW! we are 1.45-2.30pmand & Sat Openopen WedTues 11.30am-12.15pm  food, beauty and an art gallery 9.30-10.30am during the school term. Sat during school term. ALL9.30am-10.30am ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any please call 9496 or Callenquiries BelindaWHITEHEAD Bloxsome 0438 8841115 601  Karragullen Expo October 2014 – 9293 7132, 0418 939 HEATHER 9496 0119 email 134,           SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show October 2014 Rushton Prk, Kelm 9495 4001, Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2014 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: 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 A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND event (2nd Sunday of the month) For stall holder details THEIR FAMILIES. please give Christine Kent a call on 9397 5047 SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Hwy Roleystone. For REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL Bookings Phone: 9397 5730 contact our new registrar Call Registrar Marie Hoffmann CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 kym graham 9397 9158 BATHGATE 9498 1968 onCAROLYN 0404 996 670 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: 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, Thursday evenings 8-10pm, Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre. Call Dakini Williams 0438 831 883 If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section feel free to submit your contact details E:


ROLEYSTONE BOWLS CLUB 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












6 WygONda ROad, ROLEyStONE - 9397 5665



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


Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. POBox Box172 172Kelmscott KelmscottWA WA 6991. PO 6991. E: Email: 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

46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail:


Old Primary School - Robin Road 9am - 1:30pm Tues, Thurs & Sat Chris: 0427 462 921 Phil: 0429 688 844


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)Times 5-6pm 6-7pm Training Days Training during school holidays Snrs Snrs(13yrs (13yrs&&older) older)6-7.30pm 7-8pm Rds, Roleystone Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays

Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah

Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm

Check the Website for April/May Date

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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

special a la carte breakfast menu, set lunch menu, regular a la carte dinner menu

Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd, Roleystone 9496 0666


iews iews 101 ON ARALUEN ONrestaurant ARALUEN & functions

restaurant & functions restaurant & functions

breakfast buffet menu, lunch buffet menu

e h s w o n “you krves it” dese

SET LUNCH MENU entree: choice of honey cumin chicken tenderloins, or shark bay crab linguine with chilli garlic & lime main: choice of herb crusted barramundi with saffron mashed potato & asparagus & chive butter sauce or, beef fillet & hash brown tower with hollandaise & english spinach. dessert: set dessert of hazelnut pavlova with marinated strawberries & double cream Price $70, fully licensed no byo. Children’s menu available. Limited seats. Bookings Essential.

FUNCTIONS BY APPOINTMENT Trading Hours: Tuesday - Sunday Lunches Friday Night A La Carte


Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone 9397 9969 BREAKFAST BUFFET MENU cold: assorted cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit & orange juice hot: crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes with cheddar, chicken sausages, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, toast with jam & condiments, mini hotcakes with maple syrup, cream & berries, freshly brewed tea & coffee $35pp / $17.50 4-13yrs. Time 7.30am - 10am. LUNCH BUFFET MENU cold: cajun squid salad, smoked salmon & horseradish mayonnaise, cold roast beef & saffron mayonnaise, fresh prawns & cocktail sauce, egg noodle salad with chirizo, potato & corn salad, tossed spinach with bacon, pumpkin & feta salad, full range of condiments hot: tasty chicken & sweetcorn soup, crispy bread roll, roast lamb leg with mint jelly, atlantic salmon steak with rocket & lemon butter sauce, mini sirloin steaks with jus, tuscan chicken thighs, garlic vegetables, roast gourmet potatoes dessert: hot apple & chocolate crumble with custard, assorted cake & pastries, fresh fruit with double cream, chef’s selection cheese board, freshly brewed tea & coffee. $75pp / $30 4-13yrs. Time 12.30pm or 1.30pm.

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

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

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