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VALLEYReporter YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter.

No.129 – April/May ‘15

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Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org Roleystone Badminton Trudie 9397 6920 Roley Hall Tue 9.15-11am Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne Waddell 9397 5153 Roleystone Girl Guides 4.30pm For girls 7-up Roxy Devlin 0412 657 166 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061, email: info@ roleystonekarragullencc.com.au, web: roleystonekarragullencc.com.au RK Jnr Cricket Club Tim Clarke (Pres & Sec) 9397 7313, Alan Smit 0410 924 502 (in2CRICKET co-ordinator) www.rkjcc.org Roleystone Jnr Football Club Adam Hancock (Pres) 0429 353 019, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 www.rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Matthew Walkley (Pres) 0430 509 441, Lisa Casotti (Sec) 0400 980 116 www.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Nicole Smith (Admin) 9496 1484 Email: roleystonegymnastics@hotmail.com, www.roleystonegymnastics.myclub.org.au Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939, 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277, Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wednesday of the month Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U5-U17’s Train Mon & Wed 4.30pm - 5.30pm at RCC, Julie Jackson (Sec) 9496 0559 Roleystone Community Church 1 Croyden Rd Roleystone Minister David Bardsley Wk: 9397 5955 Hm: 9397 9303 Roleystone Schools P&C Amy Boughton (Sec) 9397 5559 1st Roleystone Scout Group Karragullen Hall, Mark Thompson 0438 964 441 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Roleystone Men’s Community Shed: Contact Phil 0429 688 844 Roleystone Community Garden: Contact Laurie 0419 929 367 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Garth Scotford 9296 1497, kdbclub@bigpond.com Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Karen Anderson 9354 7806 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am - 8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au, Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au Roleystone Netball Club Kristy Hodges (President) 0447 044 412, Sharlene Warnes (Registrar/Secretary) 9496 0452 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Registration open for all ages. For Enquiries please contact Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Darling Range Wildlife Shelter Hayward Rd Martin 9394 0885 Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. WildCare helpline for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 9495 4963 Hants & Dorset Social Club Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Kaarakin: The Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre For rescues please call 0448 046 202, www.blackcockatoorecovery.com Armadale Reptile Centre 308 South Western Hwy Wungong Ph: 9399 6927 Snake Catcher 0426 815 402 Wild Care Snake Removal 9474 9055 Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues Mel Young 9399 8493 Roleystone Child Health Centre 19 Wygonda Rd Thurs 11.30-12.30pm Ph: 9397 5813

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YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter. Our local Roleystone Netball Club has grown from strength to strength with a whopping 25 teams registered for the 2015 winter season. Not bad for a little Club south of the river! The Valley Reporter wishes all players, coaches and club volunteers the best of luck as they start their new season. Thinking of burning that pile of rubbish? Remember you need to obtain a burning permit. Without a permit, it is an offence under the Bush Fires Act 1954 and carries a penalty of $4500 and subsequent offence of $10,000. Where do you get a permit? Go to page 7 for further information. In true community spirit the Roleystone-Karragullen Cricket Club have topped the nation in the Toyota ‘Good for Cricket’ raffle. See the full details on page 10. This is a fantastic effort from another local sporting club and congratulations from The Valley Reporter.

Contrary to what people might think, skateboarding is a sport, an art form, a lifestyle, and a culture. Kids have been doing it for decades, and it has even become an extreme sport. We can all benefit from skateboarding even if it is just recreationally. Not only does skateboarding get us outside, but it can also help us cover large distances faster and more easily. It also provides many health benefits too; see a list of them on page 17. Something The Valley Reporter readers may not be aware of is that, as of April 2015, drivers on Western Australian roads will not be able to use normal rope to secure their loads on the back of their vehicles or trailers. The new laws will bring WA in line with many of the eastern states. Read the full story on page 22. Why not join in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help the Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer

prevention, research and support services? Simply gather together your friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious and healthy morning tea treats. There couldn’t be an easier way to help make a difference. Go to page 24 for registration details. Approximately 3000 people from around Australia and New Zealand are expected to compete in the 2015 Australia Dragon Boat Championships at Champion Lakes from April 14 to April 18. What a great event for the City of Armadale. It will be a sight to be behold. Please show your support and get on down there. Please show your support by shopping smart and shopping local at One on One Transport, Brackenridge Pure Indulgence, Genesis in the Hills, Core Cider House and Property Care. Fiona Newland, Editor and Publisher.

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The Roleystone Netball Club is going from strength to strength in their 40th year with a whopping 25 teams registered for the 2015 KDNA Winter Season. With grading now complete, all teams have started training at several locations across the City of Armadale. The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the Roleystone Community College, Armadale Primary School and Pioneer Village School for supporting the teams training there during the week. Cross Park has never been busier with 16 teams training there during the week. The netball community are very much anticipating and looking forward to the commencement of works on the upgrade of the two old courts. This will help ease congestion, especially with 8 teams training on a Thursday night! Congratulations to the following 14 girls who made it onto the 2015 KDNA Squad. We’d also like to acknowledge Kristy Hodges (coach of Roley Mavericks) who will be, for the second year running, coaching a KDNA team. U12’s Amy Dalton (Roley Black), Gracie Baylie (Roley Black), Ellen Dyer (Roley Strikers), Grace Pirie (Roley Strikers). U13’s Evie Newton-Skyes (Roley White), Sarah

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Jaunzems (Roley Teal), Courtney Lindgren (Roley Mavericks), Hollie Dunsire (Roley Mavericks). U14’s Zara Wood (Roley Mavericks), Jaime Hodges (Roley Mavericks). U15’s Eleni Arotis (Roley Aqua), Alura Dunsire (Roley Aqua), Elle Connor (Roley Mavericks), Georgia Govers (Roley Mavericks). Hub Day is on 18 April from 10-12pm at the Roleystone Family Centre. Pay your fees on or before this day and go in to the draw to win 2 tickets to the West Coast Fever game on April 26! Uniforms will be available for purchase and Blitz will be there selling merchandise as well. You can contact Megan Poultney, Uniform Officer, directly on 0413 140 810 or megsjp1976@outlook. com. All club enquiries can be sent to R e g i s t r a r / S e c r e t a r y, Sharlene Warnes, at roleystonenetball@ To all our loyal advertisers, employees, supporters hotmail.com. You can also and readers, it’s business as usual! visit our website at www. roleystonenetballclub. wa.netball.com.au.


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On Thursday April 2nd, principal photography of the Roleystone Community College’s “Our School’s a Star” video presentation began, with Simon Akkerman ACS (President of the Australian Cinematography Society’s WA branch) and his pilot Rodni Cumanov, visiting the College with their DJI Phantom drone. The entire College community, including staff, students, and supportive parents, gathered on the school oval to be a part of the 30 second video presentation. Further shooting of the presentation will occur in the Central

Institute of Technology during the term break. Thanks to the strong ties between CIT and the Roleystone Academy of Digital Media (RADM), the RADM students will be given a great opportunity to see how a television commercial is pieced together throughout the entire process. Many thanks go to all involved in this venture. For more information or an enrolment package for the Roleystone Academy of Digital Media, please feel free to contact the College or visit the Roleystone Community College website.


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Ministerial Visit The State Government Minister’s cabinet meeting held at the City of Armadale offices was an important opportunity for Ministers to see Armadale and the region, and for the City to discuss areas of concern and showcase areas of success. Old Primary School Site The Robin Road Primary School site has been sold to a gentleman from the

northern suburbs, who is apparently very keen to develop the site. The site is zoned for seniors at a higher density than the regular residential land, if it is developed for seniors living. Achieving a balance between development of numerous units and retention of mature trees for amenity will be the next challenge. Netball/Tennis Courts The Roleystone Netball Club has raised considerable money for resurfacing ball courts, and was successful in applying for grant funding as well. Congratulations on all the hard work! Mens Shed, Community Garden and Landcare Centre Several community groups are looking to apply for Lotterywest grant funding to fund buildings proposed to be placed at either Cross Park or Lina Hart Reserve. Cross Park is obviously the most central, but Lina Hart on Westbourne has more room for larger facilities. All of these groups and facilities are important assets for our community, and it is hoped the funding applications can be completed in the coming weeks/months. Disclaimer: These comments represent the understanding of Councillor Wielinga. For additional information, please contact the City of Armadale.


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Local and Reliable Old Fashion Service • Police Cleared • Fully Insured Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Fundraiser Join other local women in watching the fun movie Pitch Perfect 2, starting at 6.10pm on Friday 15 May at Grand Cinemas Armadale. The cost is $25, which includes 1 movie ticket, small popcorn, small drink, a show bag, and free entry into the door prize and raffle tickets sold at our office and on the night. All profits help Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services continue their work for women in the community. To book your place in one or both of these events, please call 9490 2258 or email info@whws.org.au. You can also view the full calendar of events at www.whws.org. au. Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services is located at Suite 7, Level 1 Gosnells Community Lotteries House, 2232c Albany Highway, Gosnells.

City of Armadale - Burning Permits Burning 1 - Permits required from 1 October to 30 November inclusive. Burning Prohibited - 1 December to 31 March. Burning 2 - Permits required from 8 April to 31 May Inclusive. Public notice: Due to unseasonal weather conditions, the City did not issue ‘Permits to Burn’ until 8 April 2015. These days may be extended or shortened in the event of unseasonable weather conditions, as such you must check the press for details or call Ranger Services on 9399 0111. When and where to obtain a Permit to Burn For burning between 1 October to 30 November and 1 April to 31 May, inclusive, permits are required for the burning of any bush, rubbish or refuse whatsoever. Permits can be obtained from Ranger Services at the City of Armadale’s Administration Centre, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 3-4pm. For persons not able to attend during the above mentioned times, alternative arrangements may be made by contacting Ranger Services on 9399 0111 during normal office hours. • Permits to burn may also be issued at the City’s Pound, Kilburn Lane, Kelmscott on Saturday and Sunday mornings between the hours of 9-10am, albeit burning is prohibited on Sundays and Public Holidays. • Permits to burn can also be issued by

contacting Ranger Services on 9399 0111, and collected from the Administration Centre, anytime during normal business hours, or the Pound during the time stated above. Additionally permits may be emailed, faxed or posted to the applicant. Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Control Officers (FCOs) may also issue permits to local residents. An owner or occupier of land who applies for a permit is required, in support of that application, to answer questions or complete such declarations as an Authorised Person may from time to time require, to satisfy himself or herself that issue of a permit will not result in contravention of the provisions of the Bush Fires Act 1954 or any Local Law. Please note: Permits are not issued to properties under 1200sqm in size. Cost: There is no charge for obtaining a Permit to Burn, however burning without a permit is an offence under the Bush Fires Act 1954 and carries a Penalty of $4500 and any subsequent offence of $10,000. Ref: www.armadale.wa.gov.au/burningpermits.

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Singing the praises of young people Five local musicians are writing a song for this year’s National Youth Week (NYW) event being hosted by the City of Gosnells at Westfield Street Reserve, Maddington on Saturday 18 April. The song focuses on this year’s theme ‘It starts with us’ and will be performed at the City’s annual NYW event. Despite performing and writing with different local bands, the young musicians are all part of the City’s Soundlab Music Crew program and have come together specifically for this song-writing project. City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths praised the commitment of the group, which will have written lyrics and music for the new song in less than two months. “The work being done by these talented teenagers, aged between 13 and 17, highlights the importance of National Youth Week and really shows what young people can achieve,” the Mayor said. “The City’s NYW event during the April school holidays will not only give the community a chance to hear their song for the first time but also to come together to celebrate and support our young people. “There will be plenty of things to keep young people entertained, as well as lots of family activities to encourage

parents and the wider community to join in the fun.” The City’s free NYW event runs from 1-5pm at Westfield Street Reserve and includes a skate competition, live bands and DJ, giant inflatables, food and drinks, interactive art and heaps more. Other members of the Soundlab Music Crew, as well as young people involved with the Gosnells Youth Advisory Council and Maddington Skate Park Users Group will be assisting the City with running the event. Beyond Skate, Gosnells Baptist Church youth group, Public Transport Authority and Headspace will also be attending. This event is supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities. Ref: www.gosnells.wa.gov.au. Published Tuesday 24 March, 2015.

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Crochet is a simple yet versatile craft. It is easy to pick up and adapt to create anything your heart desires or can imagine. For anyone who has crocheted before but hasn’t picked up a crochet hook for a while, local resident Emily Monksfield Tuten will help you rekindle your relationship with crochet and get you being more creative with some awesome tips and tricks. Emily has many years of experience with crochet and will be offering classes for all levels of experience at the Roleystone Family Centre every Thursday from 7 May to 2 July 2015, at either 10:30-12:30pm or 7-9.pm. During the classes, you will be gently guided by Emily to create a wonderful project of your choosing from a vast range of patterns and designs. No previous experience is required and all you need to bring along is your eagerness to learn and continue this age-old craft. Please bring any hooks that you have, however we can provide you with the basics to get you started. If you have any aspirations or designs you would like to achieve, please bring them as well and we will make a plan for you to work towards. These classes are a wonderful way to make friends and learn together, with the end result being a lovely keepsake or gift for a loved one. The cost is $12 per week casual or $10 per week if you pay for all nine weeks up-front. For more information, please visit www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au or find Roleystone Family Centre on Facebook.


Everyday Paleo Workshop Do you want to be healthy and get back to basics with real food? Have you heard about Paleo and LCHFM, but you’re not sure to cook without using grains, dairy, and sugar? Join Emily as she shares the Paleo tips, techniques, and recipes that she has learned along the way. The workshop will outline how you can start creating Paleo food, where to shop, and how to adapt your favourite recipes. Emily will show you what a typical week in her kitchen looks like, and how she cooks delicious meals and snacks for her family without spending hours in the kitchen. Come along, taste test food prepared the Paleo way, and ask as many questions as you like. This workshop is not about convincing you to eat a particular way, but simply about sharing her experiences and giving you the opportunity to feed your curiosity (literally)! There are 3 workshops for you to choose from: Friday 15 May 10.30-1.30pm, Friday 15 May 6.30-9.30pm, and Saturday 16 May 10.30-1.30pm. The cost is $70pp and includes light lunch/ dinner of sample food. Healing Touch Free Info Session Healing Touch is a relaxing and nurturing energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Healing Touch works with the body’s energy field to support its natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Healing Touch is able to provide a supportive environment for the person undergoing cancer treatment. It may also help improve quality of life. It is recognised by the Nurses Board of WA to be both beneficial and non-harmful to patients and is used in many hospitals worldwide. This workshop is held on Saturday 16 May

from 2-4pm. The cost is a donation. Light refreshments will be served. Self-Hypnosis For Mental and Physical Health Join Emma Stewart and gain from the deep potential within yourself and receive help with pain management, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and other health issues. When mastered, self-hypnosis can improve concentration, recall, enhance problem solving and improve emotional regulation. Self-hypnosis is a process where you use relaxation and focused awareness as a means to relax, inspire, and make positive changes to the way that you behave, respond and react. It can bring about greater awareness, healing and wellbeing, and improved performance. Emma Stewart is a Clinical hypnotherapist and Integrative therapist with over 10 years of experience. The 3-week workshop takes place every Friday 5-19 June, 12.30-2.30pm. The cost is $62pp. Make Your Own Nourishing Skincare If you can follow a recipe when cooking, you can easily make your own natural beauty products. Just like cooking, there are certain steps you need to take, such as adding dry ingredients to wet, and mixing 2 or 3 ingredients together before adding them to other ingredients. We use only natural ingredients and source organic where possible. This workshop takes place on Saturday 27 June from 1-4pm. The cost is $65pp, which includes take-home product samples such as lip balm, body butter, light moisturiser, deodorant cream, and facial cleanser. Enrolment is essential as there is only limited seating available. Digital Potography Workshop Most digital cameras are not used to their full effects. Gain the knowledge and confidence to operate your camera and its features to produce better photographs of people, places and things. Adele Miles is a professional university trained photographer who will guide you to demystify digital camera talk and help you produce stunning quality photos for you and your family to admire. The cost is $60pp for 2x 3hr sessions. The Beginners Class will be held on 3 June and 10 June, while the Intermediate Class will be held on 24 June and 1 July. Times are 6:30-9:30pm. Please note the Intermediate Class is designed for those who know the basic functions and features of their digital camera and are looking to expand their knowledge. Limited places, booking essential.

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Eat Your Way To Health with Peter Dingle We now have the highest rates of chronic diseases like allergies, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer than ever before and we are still getting sicker. But you don’t have to be sick. With a few small changes in your eating you can reverse these diseases and regain your health and energy levels. Presented by Speaker, Motivator and Sustainable Health Advocate Peter Dingle, this workshop takes place on Monday 20 April from 7-8:45pm. The cost is $5 at the door. Enrolment recommended. 6-Week Introduction to Natural Medicine Workshops If you would like to learn more about the benefits of natural medicine, this 6 week introduction is for you. A workshop will be held each Tuesday for 6wks 9.30-11.30am. The cost is $35ea week or $180 for all 6wks (a saving of $30) Feng Shui 5 May, Crystal Healing 12 May, Colour Therapy 19 May, Ayurveda 26 May, Ear Reflexology 2 June and Hand Reflexology 9 June.


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Western Australian cricket clubs have received a bonus injection of $77,875 after the Toyota ‘Good for Cricket’ raffle recently culminated in Byron Kakulas of City Beach receiving a new Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD 2.0L Petrol. The Toyota ‘Good for Cricket’ raffle was a joint initiative of Toyota and the Western Australian Cricket Association, with all funds generated by ticket sales directed back to the club that sold them and assisting in generating additional revenue for facility and program improvements. A total of 44 clubs across the state registered for the Good for Cricket initiative at www. toyota.com.au/cricketraffle, with the sale of each 10-ticket book capable of generating $50 for the club. In total, clubs across WA raised a whopping $77,875, third overall among the states behind Victoria ($94,505) and NSW ($79,915). Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club lead the clubs nationwide when it came to ticket sales, raising a huge $14,895! To top it off, 6th prize (a Panasonic HD LED LCD) was also sold by Roleystone Karragullen – and was won by Patrick Fisher. David Clear, WACA General Manager Game Development, said the raffle helped generate crucial funds that would assist in ensuring the sustainability of clubs. “The WACA shares Toyota’s passion for growing the game from the grassroots up,” Mr Clear said. “Local cricket clubs are the lifeblood of communities right around WA, and the Good for Cricket Raffle is giving them another

way to raise money to improve facilities and introduce more new participants to our great game. “This creates better clubs, healthier communities and makes the competition stronger at every level.” Former Australian captain and Toyota Good for Cricket Ambassador Steve Waugh said the successful launch of the raffle would strengthen WA cricket and help the state continue to produce world-class talent. “Western Australia has a proud history of producing some of the game’s great players, from Lillie and Hussey through to current stars such as Shaun Marsh,” Mr Waugh said. “Those players couldn’t have got their start without their local clubs. It’s great to see the Good for Cricket Raffle digging in to help grassroots clubs raise money because that means a stronger competition at every level.” Regional General Manager for Toyota Western Australia Michael Beros said the company’s involvement in the initiative was a natural fit. “Toyota is a passionate, long-time supporter of Australian sport and the Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle is all about making it easy for clubs to raise money and continue growing the next generation of stars,” Mr Beros said. “Toyota congratulates all the clubs who got involved and raised money, as well as our major prize winners. We look forward to involving even more clubs next season.” To find out more about the Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle and see the full list of winners visit www.toyota.com.au/cricketraffle. Kat Dumont, Partnerships Account Manager WA Cricket Association.

A call out to all the “friends of” groups, conservation groups, and all other groups or organisations who are doing great work by re-vegetating our planet. We have had a great growing season and now have about 50,000 extra seedlings that we would like to sell. If you are keen to purchase or would like to find out what species we have, please get in contact. We can offer bulk special prices! Email: paula@menofthetrees.com.au.


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By Dr Judith Congrene BSc BVMS CVA In my daily work as a mobile vet, I am pleased to be able to help pet owners with their concerns for looking after elderly and chronically ill pets at home. Being able to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life in the comfort of home, without stress or excessive intervention, this is exactly the type of care I was able to give my own precious dog Amy for her last few years of life. This is what palliative care provides; the services for helping the elderly to lead full and happy lives in their own homes. This is a well recognised service for people as they approach their senior years, but very little is offered for pets as an everyday need in the community. Animals need to be functionally independent and mobile, especially for large breed dogs, so for many dogs the treatment of osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and Wobblers Syndrome is offered at home via medication, acupuncture, body work and reiki. These treatments can vastly improve the quality of life by reducing, managing, and controlling the pain and other symptoms. Decisions can be made regarding care and treatment, as well as determining the risks versus the benefits of treatment.

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Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 NEWS RELEASE Improvised Drug Manufacture Site, Armadale Organised Crime Squad detectives are currently investigating reports of a fire which broke out at a premises on Cordelia Road, Armadale on Thursday 2 April. At about 8:45pm, Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended and extinguished the fire. St John Ambulance officers were also called for a man in his 40’s who had suffered burns to his body. He was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment. After assessment so far it is believed items located are consistent with being an Improvised Drug Manufacture Site. Inquiries are continuing. Anyone with information are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Ref: https://www.facebook.com/ WA.Police?fref=nf. ASSISTANCE SOUGHT – ARMADALE INCIDENT Armadale Detectives are seeking assistance in the identification of persons involved in a stealing and wounding incident that occurred near the Han’s Cafe at Armadale City SC on Monday 30th March

at about 4:50pm. The victim had locked his bike to a railing and caught a young male attempting to stealing it. The victim tried to restrain the offender and call the police, but whilst doing so was approached by up to twelve other youths who challenged him to let go of the first offender. One of the youths, described as a young male, having light skin, scruffy long blonde hair wearing a red shirt with dark coloured sleeves and dark coloured shorts / pants. This male pulled a knife on the victim and slashed at him, causing a cut to the his hand. If anyone can identify any of these offenders or has any information that may assist police, please call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Armadale Detectives Office on 9399 0279. Please quote Incident Report number 300315 1658 14222. Ref: https://www.facebook.com/ wapolsemetro?fref=nf.


Earthbound Organics is now under new ownership and enjoying wonderful support from the community. Roleystone locals Mandy Lensink, Marisa and Gabriella Hislop joined forces and took over Earthbound Organics on the 6th of March 2015. Daniella Armenti, responsible for preparing delicious and nutritious food for the gluten-free café, has since joined the team. After refurbishing the shop and turning the rear alfresco area into a lovely café sanctuary, they now have great plans for the work in progress shop, which include expanding the existing product lines. According to the new owners, their major focus will be on providing a prompt, efficient service with a smile. They plan to be open from Tuesday to Sunday each week, 9.30am to 5.30pm. The Earthbound Organics Open Day will be held on Sunday 17 May from 10am to 3pm and will include various stalls with some giveaways and a

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door prize. The Open Day is intended to introduce new customers to the store and café. On Wednesday 27 May the girls, in conjunction with Marnie of Marnies Raw

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The new Student-Centred Funding Model (SCFM) has increased funding for all primary schools in the Darling Range electorate with over a $3 million increase. The school budgets were finalised based on the February 2015 student census. Primary schools in the Darling Range electorate will benefit financially from the new SCFM with more than $3 million being distributed to the schools. Roleystone Community College will receive a funding increase of over $660,000 and Pickering Brook benefits with an increase of over $170,000. “The new funding model recognises the importance of allocating additional monies to assist in the development of individual students who have higher needs.” said Mr Simpson “This is a monumental large-scale reform in school funding aimed at ensuring each student receives the support they need. The primary schools in our electorate have benefited greatly from this new funding model receiving over $3 million in additional monies.” The SCFM is the result of a major review conducted by the University of Melbourne. The finalised school budget includes an additional $46.5 million in funding for schools in Western Australia. There has been a 3.2 per cent increase in students enrolled in public schools this year totalling 292,952. Additional funding has been provided for Aboriginality, disability, social disadvantage and English as an additional language. The additional funding will enable schools to implement strategies to benefit these students.

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Organised by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution Day is a global day of action aimed at putting food education back on the school curriculum. An advocate for healthy and nutritious food, Jamie believes that educating children about food in a fun and engaging way equips them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives and reverses the rise in obesity levels and diet-related disease. Food Revolution Day 2015 takes place on Friday 15 May. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, from whipping up delicious recipes with your kids, hosting a foodie event in your community or challenging your workmates to a cookoff, to sharing your photographs and the #foodrevolutionday via social media. You can also register your school online and join in with Jamie’s exclusive cooking lesson on Food Revolution Day, or become a Food Revolution Day ambassador. “My wish is to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity,” said Jamie. There are currently 42 million children under the age of 5 who are either overweight or obese, and it is predicted that by 2030, 41% of the world’s population will be overweight or obese. In turn, diet-related diseases, which include heart failure and stroke, continue to place increased pressure on our already overworked health systems. Food Revolution Day is a response to


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made to make those connections between neighbours and to learn what is necessary for every family’s welfare. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to attend joint meetings held by Bushfire Ready and Neighbourhood Watch. I encourage you to attend to help Roleystone and Karragullen become an even stronger and more connected community. Pat Hart. CRIME PREVENTION If you see a suspicious activity occurring, please call the Police on 13 14 44. If you believe a door-to-door salesperson is acting suspiciously, advise your neighbours and then call 13 14 44. The community are the eyes and ears for the Police and can play a key role in crime prevention. If the Police are not made aware then they cannot act; the quicker they receive information the better. Place the number 13 14 44 in your phone. If you have information that can assist Police in other suspected criminal incidents you can ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and do not have to give your name. Place the Crime Stopper number 1800 333 000 in your phone as well. Only call 000 for emergency purposes. There are numerous brochures from Neighbourhood Watch at the Roleystone Family Centre with information to help you learn more about you and your family’s personal safety, how to secure your property, how to identify home drug labs, plus a lot more. Pat Hart, Convenor Roleystone Neighbourhood Watch. Photographs courtesy of Pat Hart.

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Thornlie Senior High School graduate Cameron Leese is taking to the stage this May in a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play that featured Robin Williams on Broadway. Written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Andre Victor at Playlovers Theatre, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” is a comic drama about the lives of two US marines and an Iraqi translator who encounter a quick-witted tiger on the streets of war-torn Baghdad. As it witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war, the tiger (once played by Robin Williams on Broadway) attempts to find meaning, forgiveness, and redemption among the city’s ruins. The play was nominated for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and also received Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. Leese plays Tom, one of the US marines. “At first appearance, he seems cocky and sure of himself, but quickly becomes fuelled by desperation because of the situation he finds himself in,” he said. “Maintaining an authentic accent is always a challenge, as will be finding the right level of desperation and intensity of the character.” Acting since 2008, Leese has worked mainly in the UK as an extra in feature films and television, with small roles in short and independent films. Since returning to Perth, he has performed with the Old Mill, Playlovers and Melville Theatres, Graduate Dramatic Society, and Irish Theatre Players in “Subscription To Love”, “The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea”, “It’s All Greek To Me”, “Relative Values”, “The Big Casino”, “Under The Bright Sun”, and “Boeing Boeing”. Leese has received awards and nominations for Best Cameo, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Lead Actor at the annual Milly Awards and Plover Awards. He has also appeared in the short films “First Date Worst Date” (screened on ABC2), and “Bye Bye, Lulu”. “The play appealed because it was an opportunity to portray a character unlike any of the other roles I’ve played so far,” Leese said. “After a number of comedic roles, I wanted to take on the challenge of a dramatic piece and disappear into the character.” Director Andre Victor, a former Roleystone Theatre performer, describes

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Roleystone Community Chemist Health Advice Corner – rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is a hereditary auto-immune disease that results in sore, swollen, and at times extremely painful joints. It is a chronic progressive disease. Signs and symptoms include warm, swollen and painful joints, generally affecting the same joints on both sides, reduced or loss of joint motion, continual or persistent tiredness, rheumatoid nodules under the skin, joint stiffness which can last up to an hour after long periods of inactivity, muscle weakness, and joint deformity. Symptoms vary in severity. Within a typical joint, bones are covered with cartilage and the joint is held together with ligaments and a fluid-filled capsule encased in a synovial membrane. With disease progression, the synovial membrane becomes thickened and swollen, inflammatory chemicals produced by the body result in cartilage erosion, and pitting of the bone surface occurs. Diagnosis is made using various blood tests, indicative of inflammatory processes occurring in the body and the presence of antibodies such as Rheumatoid factor (RF). Principles of management include maintaining quality of life through adequate pain management, joint mobility and preventing or limiting destruction of joint components. Lifestyle treatments include

maintaining a healthy weight (to reduce stress on joints), minimising joint pressure through good posture, using heat packs / warm baths to relieve joint stiffness and cold packs to reduce joint inflammation, regular exercise to maintain joint mobility and strengthen muscles where possible (exercise in warm water reduces the risk of injury), rest or splint joint where necessary, no smoking, and a healthy diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids. There are many medicinal options used to treat rheumatoid arthritis depending on the severity of the symptoms and the advancement of the condition. Many are very successful and enable individuals to live pain free lives. Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs are often the mainstay of treatment because they reverse the actions of many of the pro-inflammatory chemicals produced by the body. They reduce joint pain, swelling and stiffness. However, long-term side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach irritation or ulceration can limit their use. They are often prescribed with medicines to protect the stomach. Pain relievers such as Panadol can be taken regularly – 2 doses, 4 times a day. Stronger pain relievers can be used but can cause problems including dependence. Finally, fish oils reduce joint pain and stiffness but need to be taken for 2-3 months consistently before symptoms improve. A dose of 9000mg to 1200mg is also required. Remember to always ask your Pharmacist for help and advice when medicines are prescribed or purchased over the counter.


Nestled in the rolling hills of Pickering Brook, Core Cider House is renowned throughout the region for its delicious apple and pear ciders. Despite that, I thought I would visit the local cider house and try another speciality: breakfast. Core Cider House is open for breakfast from 9-5pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Only a short drive from Roleystone, the familyowned business is set on 40 acres of apple orchard. When I arrived last Thursday morning, the rain was falling and a beautiful autumn mist hung softly in the air. Greeted with a warm smile and the comforting aroma of fresh coffee, I found a lovely table overlooking the pristine apple orchard. The orchard boasts a long and fruitful history, dating back to 1939 when Giovanni Battista Della Franca planted the first apple trees. Since then, the land has remained in the family and is now managed by Giovanni’s grandson, John Della Franca, who created the Core brand after experimenting with cider in 2005. This week celebrates the restaurant’s 4th Birthday. Core Cider House use free-range eggs, their own orchard fruits, local vegetables, and free-range or organic meat from Sebastian Butchers in Kalamunda. Created by Chefs Duane and Ben, the breakfast menu features a rustic take on all the classics that will leave your mouth watering and stomach rumbling. I highly recommend the Croque Madame. The local ham, gruyere cheese, mustard béchamel sauce and poached egg with ciabatta is simply delicious. I loved the gruyere cheese and mustard béchamel sauce because it tied all the components together superbly and complemented a perfectly poached egg. The Core Big Brekky Roll is the perfect choice if you’re really hungry. With grilled bacon, fried egg, chicken sausage, potato hash brown, and a special roast tomato and bean dip in a whole stone-baked ciabatta roll, you’ll be licking your lips in satisfaction. On top of a sumptuous meal, the service is prompt and the waiting time is short. After a delightful breakfast I had the opportunity to participate in a free, guided walk around the Core Cider apple orchard and surrounds. I learned about the farming and production methods used to create the famous Core Apple Cider, the history of the orchard, the challenges faced by produce farmers in a competitive market, and I was even lucky enough to try a fresh apple picked straight from the tree! The free orchard walks start at 10am every Thursday and Friday during the apple harvest month of April. After the walk, you can head back to the restaurant and enjoy a coffee and cake combo for just $10. On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May, Core Cider House will be one of 19 venues open for the 18th Bickley Harvest Festival. From 9am they will treat you to a delicious breakfast overlooking the autumn colours of the orchard. There will be free tours, pony rides for the kids from 10-1pm ($5), live music from 1-4pm, face painting, a paella station downstairs, the Chef’s best cakes and coffee, and of course, cider samples and wine tasting. Make sure you book early for a restaurant table on the deck. The Core Cider House setting is unlike any other, characterised by natural beauty, expansive space, and luscious green hills. For me, the rain only succeeded in accentuating the raw beauty of the orchard and restaurant. With delicious food, impeccable service, a breathtaking view, mellow music, and a tranquil atmosphere, where else would you rather be? Core Cider House is located at 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook. For more information about Core Cider House including beverages, full menus, function bookings, weddings, special events, and tours, please visit their website at www.corecider.com.au, like their Facebook page, or call 9293 7583. Sky O’Brien. Photographs courtesy of Sky O’Brien.

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Breakfast and a tour at the Core Cider House


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As of April 2015, drivers on Western Australian roads will not be able to use normal rope to secure their loads on the back of their vehicles or trailers. This rule will include instances such as taking loads of rubbish to the tip, or bringing bales of hay home on the back of utes. New road compliance and enforcement regulations will require drivers to use approved webbing, tiedowns, or rope which has been certified and endorsed by Australian standards. The changes to the road traffic act were originally meant to come into effect in March of last year, but will now apply from April 27th 2015. The new laws will bring WA into line with many of the eastern states and should make insurance for trucks cheaper. The Main Roads and the WA Road Transport Association have been travelling around regional WA to explain the changes, which include increased monitoring of load restraint, mass, and dimension. Ian King, Chief Executive of the WA Road Transport Association, said that one of the biggest changes that regular road users would have to get used to was the outlawing of regular rope. “Having the old piece of rope that you go and buy at the local hardware store, those days have gone,” he said. “It’s proper, securing webbing and it just makes it so easy, you pull it, you tighten it and you know it’s there. Gone are the days where you can tie off a piece of rope and 100 metres down the road it’s a loose

load, so therefore it improves the safety aspect of it.” However, the main changes to road regulation surround the monitoring of the chain of responsibility. Mr King said it was a reminder to get processes and audits in place so when the new laws come into effect, responsibility could be traced in the event that someone was found to be doing the wrong thing. “A classic example is if a driver gets pulled over and charged. Ultimately, the owner of that business can also get charged under the chain of responsibility,” he said. “If you’ve got your training in place and they do it, well you have your protections in place as well, so it is a chain of responsibility. 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Artist Annette Wheeler has taken out the Overall Winner Award in the City of Gosnells’ 2015 Community Art Exhibition and Awards, for the second year running. Her piece, titled Gosnells-Scape, was an outstanding collage depicting the great things about living in Gosnells, and has been acquired by the City. This year, 237 works were submitted for the exhibition by more than 160 artists. The record number of submissions by exceptionally talented artists made judging the overall winners a real challenge this year. City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths said the arts play a vital role in the City’s cultural development and this annual event provides an opportunity to support the arts community and acknowledge their great work. “This year we received a number of outstanding submissions, including many for the City in Focus Award, which celebrates our City as the theme of the artwork. Other categories included Watercolours; Sculpture; Pastels, Pencils and Pens; Mixed Media; Photography; and Oil and Acrylic. “I would like to congratulate the winners and everyone who submitted artworks because the quality this year was outstanding,” said Mayor Griffiths. Photographs of the winning artworks and the City’s acquisition pieces can be viewed on the City’s website. The Community Art Exhibition and Awards was part of the City’s Homegrown Festival, a month long celebration of local arts and culture. Winners of the Community Art Exhibition and Awards included:

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Overall Acquisitive Award ($5,000) – number 15, titled Gosnells-Scape by Annette Wheeler. Pastels, Pencils and Pens Award ($500) – number 82, titled Bored Obsession by Christopher Maxwell. Watercolours Award ($500) – number 104, titled The Night Will Bring Snow by Kimberly Rae. Mixed Media Award ($500) – number 83, titled Autumn Reflections by Christopher Maxwell. Digital Media Award ($500) – number 209, titled Family Time by Christine Chester. Oils Award ($500) – number 208, titled Juliette by Jane Etienne. Acrylics Award ($500) – number 96, titled Bunurru by Bradley Kickett. Sculpture Award ($500) – number 226, titled Rest in Peace by Sue Hamilton. The City in Focus Award ($500) – number 46, titled Bushfire by Check out some of Lucia Moniewski. The VaLLey Reporter’s Youth Award ($500) – number 159, titled Game of Thrones by Alison favourite photos collected over the years at Dickerson. Local Artist Award ($500) – number 135, titled Driftwood http://www.thevalleyreporter.com.au/photo-gallery.html Imposters by Dave Barrett. These photos are available for purchase as are many other Two other pieces, Bushfire and photos within The VALLEY Reporter. Rest in Peace, were acquired for the City of Gosnells’ art collection. Please details how Please email: email:thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au fngrafix@ozemail.com.au forfor details ononhow Jos Coufruer won the People’s to obtain a photograph Choice award with his artwork either as an A4 size or a titled Man’s Best Friend. Ref: www.gosnells.wa.gov.au. 6” x 4” standard photo. Published Wednesday 8 April’15.

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AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA On May 28 this year, you can join Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help the Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer prevention, research and support services. Simply gather together your friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious and healthy morning tea treats. There couldn’t be an easier way to help make a difference. For over 20 years, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has helped fund world-class research, prevention programs and support services for cancer patients and their families. This year is no different and Cancer Council needs your support to continue to invest in research, prevention and support to help beat cancer. Thursday 28 May 2015 is the official morning tea day, but you can host an event any time in May or June. This year Cancer Council

aims to recruit 35,000 generous morning tea hosts nationally to support Cancer Council’s lifesaving work for all people affected by cancer. You’ll also go in the draw to win some fantastic prizes! To get involved, all you need to do is register as a host at www. biggestmorningtea.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85, invite friends, family, colleagues etc. to your event, and return funds raised to Cancer Council! You can also ask your employer to consider supporting your morning tea by making a tax-deductible donation to the cause in the form of dollar matching. Many organisations like to support the efforts of their staff fund-raising by matching donations, dollar for dollar, and acknowledging the contribution staff are making to support the fight against cancer.

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Created by Dominique Rizzo

Ingredients • 130g fresh dates, pitted • 2 lady finger bananas or 1 ripe Cavendish banana • ¼ cup cocoa nibs (optional) these are available from health food shops and give a great crunch to the brownie • 4 tbsps. of raw cocoa powder (unsweetened) you can just use normal cocoa powder • ¼ cup coconut flour (available in health food shops) • ½ cup ground almonds (almond meal) • 1 cup raisins • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts, chopped • 1/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted Method • In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the macadamia nuts and the shredded coconut until smooth. • Fold through the macadamia nuts and press the mixture into a tray lined with baking paper to a thickness of about 1 ½ cm. • Sprinkle over the toasted coconut and press lightly onto the mixture. • Refrigerate for a few hours until firm, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also roll the mixture into balls and then into the coconut. Ref: www.biggestmorningtea.com.au.


ROLEYSTONE SENIOR FOOTBALL CLUB 2015 Fixtures

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a researching and historical essay workshop. Rosinda is the head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rossmoyne SHS. There will also be a tour of Birtwistle Local Studies Library. Refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential for all workshops. Contact 9399 0125 to secure your place. Bush Tucker Dale Tilbrook from Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery will host a bush tucker tasting experience. Discover more about the distinctive taste and aroma of Australian bush food. Maalinup products include sauces, jams and chutney. To be held on Thursday 23 April, 6.30-7.30pm MR CAR MAN Library, Armadale Paul Rutley will answer your Armadale questions and provide simple, Central Shopping Centre, Armadale. practical advice on car maintenance Refreshments will be provided. and repairs. Learn how to save money Bookings are essential. Visit and time, and avoid unnecessary trips library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call to the mechanic. Thursday 23 April, 9399 0125 to secure your place. 6.30-7.30pm Armadale Library, Hawkers Market comes Armadale Central SC, Armadale. to Armadale Refreshments will be provided Following the resounding success and bookings are essential. Call of the Twilight Markets, the City of 9399 0125 or visit library.armadale. Armadale will host its first Hawkers Market on Friday 17 April, 5-9pm wa.gov.au to secure your place. in Memorial Park, cnr Orchard Armadale Young Ave & Jull St, Armadale. The Writers’ Awards – free Hawkers Market will be a feast for workshops Armadale Library will host five free the tastebuds, eyes and ears with workshops for students in years 3 to international cuisine and cultural 10 who live or go to school in the City performances. “The community of Armadale. Author Jen Banyard loved having markets in the City will host a fun writing workshop centre and we have received great with tips and tricks to inspire young feedback from our residents who writers. Jen’s books include Spider are wanting to see more market style events. In response we will be hosting Lies and Mystery at Riddle Gully. Year 3 and 4: Saturday 9 May, 11- the inaugural Hawkers Market in April,” said Armadale Mayor Henry 12pm, Armadale Library. Year 5 and 6: Saturday 9 May, Zelones OAM JP. “There will be food from Mexico, India and Jamaica. 1-2pm, Armadale Library. Meg Caddy will run an informative “The Miracle Band will be our workshop focussing on young adults. headline performance, combining Meg is the author of Waer which will Chinese instruments with Western be published this year and was been rhythm to create an eclectic fusion of shortlisted for the Young Adult and music. “We will also have Peacock Children’s Writing Text Prize (2013). Indonesian Dance, a local troupe Year 7 and 8: Saturday 16 May, 11- performing along with acoustic duo, Ozi Hishmeh and Ija Andhy. 12pm, Armadale Library. Year 9 and 10: Saturday 16 May, This duo is a great example of the diverse culture and incredible talent 1-2pm, Armadale Library. To help students create their entries that is often hidden within our local for the Armadale Young Writers’ community,” he said. The Armadale Awards, Living in Armadale Hawkers Market is a smoke and category, Rosinda Seara will host alcohol free, family friendly event.


KALAMUNDA TO THE KIMBERLEY

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An intimate relationship with the Kimberley wilderness is the backdrop for the stunning upcoming exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery. ‘Kalamunda to the Kimberley’ is by prolific Broome artist Suzy French and officially opened on Saturday 11 April at 6:30pm. Raised in the Kalamunda hills amongst the red gums and granite boulders, Suzy moved to the Kimberley as a young nurse to work throughout the region and has called the Kimberley her home for over 20 years. Having lived in the remote Fitzroy Crossing and Derby for many years, Suzy now resides in Broome where she works as an Art Lecturer at the Kimberley Training Institute. Suzy has also opened the Broome School of Art, sharing her passion with others whilst continuing to paint and develop her skills. Shire President Sue Bilich said, “The Shire is delighted to showcase Suzy’s art in her childhood home town, where her family have lived for over fifty years.” ‘Kalamunda to the Kimberley’ introduces Suzy’s beautiful and often ethereal work to a wider audience, giving others the chance to experience her intimate love of the ancient Kimberley landscape.” Suzy French said, “I have travelled the Kimberley extensively by air, land and sea, and my work is a testimony to the fortunate life I have lived in this magnificent country.” “As I travel back home to be with my family as often as possible, I continue to have a strong connection with the Kalamunda hills. I am honoured to be holding my first exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery.” “Kalamunda to the Kimberley” continues until Sunday 3 May 2015. The Zig Zag Gallery is located at 50 Railway Road in Kalamunda. For more information contact the Zig Zag Cultural Centre on 9257 9998 email zzcc@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or visit www.zzcc.com.au. Ref: www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au. Published 9 April. 2015.

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If you would like to apply for your child to attend Kindergarten at the College in 2016 applications are now being accepted. Applications close Friday 24 July in Term three. (The first Friday). Please come to the Front Office and have with you; • Your child’s Birth Certificate • An up-to-date ACIR Immunisation record (history statement from Medicare with the teddy bear on it) • Proof of Roleystone or local area address If you have a Kindy child attending Roleystone Community College in 2015, now is the time to enrol them for their first year of formal education in Pre-Primary. Please bring with you the above documents. 90 Raeburn Road Roleystone WA 6111 T: 9391 6222 F: 9397 6751 E: roleystone.cc@education.wa.edu.au W: www.roleystonecc.wa.edu.au


2015 Australian Dragon Boat Championships Germon Homestead 27 Wheatley Street Gosnells Tel: 9394 0233 (3min walk from bus and/or train)

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is not permitted on the island, but there will be a designated area on the Tonkin Highway side of the Lakes with a walk to the footbridge to gain access. Here’s hoping the weather improves, but if not, no matter, it will go ahead and we will still enjoy the event. After all – it is a water sport! Hope to see you there.

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From April 14 to April 18, the 2015 National Dragon Boat Competition will take place at the Champion Lakes Boating Club. Approximately 3000 people from around Australia and New Zealand are expected to compete in the popular event, which will include traditional pageantry such as the blessing of the boats, flag bearers parade, presentation of the Australian World Championship teams, merchandise, a variety of food vendors, and fast competitive racing in all categories. Following a day of practice, politicians and the media will attend the opening ceremony at 5pm on Monday evening. There will be plenty of races over the course of the 4-day competition, all starting at 8.15am and finishing at around 4pm. Club versus Club racing, with clubs of all categories and ages, commences on Tuesday April 14 and runs through to Saturday April 18. State versus State racing (State Selected Teams only) occurs on Thursday, again with various categories and ages, and junior racing is on Friday and Saturday. The top three premier State clubs will qualify for the Asian Club Championships held in Fuzhou, China, in November this year. Spectators from the general public are welcome any time throughout the week. Please note that parking

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VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Every year the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service championships showcase the skill, speed and agility of our fire-fighting volunteers in a spirited sporting environment. The Championships are the pinnacle of the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigade competition and encourage healthy rivalry among our volunteer

fire-fighters. The Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service State Championships provide an opportunity to strengthen existing friendships and form new bonds with brigade members throughout Western Australia. On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April, Roleystone Fire Brigade

competed in the B Grade competition of the Annual State Championships held in North Fremantle. Roleystone lost by just one point to South Hedland in the final event and came a very respectable second in the B Grade competition. Ryan Maughan won the B Grade champion fire-fighter. Photograph courtesy of Noel Plowman.

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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 (Noel Plowman) 9397 6370, 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, Holyoake Counselling Family • Individuals • Youth 9416 4444, CoA Hotline for reporting anti-social behaviour 1300 597 076 Do not use the below numbers for emergency calls or to request police attendance. These numbers are for you to contact your suburb’s local policing team to discuss local issues that don’t require immediate attendance. If they are unavailable you can leave a message and they will return your call. Team 1 Mobile: 0417 453 267 Suburbs: Armadale CBD. Team 2 Mobile: 0417 465 698 Suburbs: Armadale. Team 3 Mobile: 0417 258 771 Suburbs: Kelmscott. Team 4 Mobile: 0409 978 209 Suburbs: Camillo. Team 5 Mobile: 0466 314 974 Suburbs: Seville Grove. Team 6 Mobile: 0466 314 976 Suburbs: Brookdale, Haynes, Hilbert, Wungong. Team 7 Mobile: 0466 314 984 Suburbs: Ashendon, Bedfordale, Karragullen, Lesley, Mt Nasura, Mt Richon, Roleystone.. Armadale Police 23 Prospect Rd, Armadale. T: 9399 0222. F: 9399 0215. Counter service open hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


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A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL contact our new registrar Marie Hofmann (Registrar) 0404 996 670 CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 email: rpgregistrar@gmail.com kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968

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

Rushton Park, Kelmscott, www.kelmscottshow.com.au Roleystone Markets Sun 1 March 3-8pm, Sun 14 June 10-3pm, Sun 20 Sept 10-3pm & Sun 6 Dec 3-8pm (EST. 1944) Roleystone Sunday Markets 8:30am-12:30pm New & Pre-Loved NEW MEMBERS WELCOME items, held out the front of the RK Seniors Club 46 Jarrah Rd TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings Roleystone. Come along & support this monthly event (2nd • SocialSocial adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Sunday of the month) Stall holders call Christine Kent 9397 5047 Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and Junior TenniS Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Hwy Roleystone. For COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT Bookings Phone: 9397 5730 www.roleystonetheatre.com.au 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. Bickley Valley Harvest Festival May 2-3, 10am-5pm Free POBox Box172 172Kelmscott KelmscottWA WA 6991. roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO 6991. E: Email: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Community Event, www.bickleyharvestfestival.com Wendy Tucker Shearwood(Sec.) (Sec.)9496 9397 5305 Graham Boase(Pres.) (Pres.)9397 94966620, 3220,Graham Tracey Backhouse 0053, Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Helen Mantle (Treas.) Virginia Bird (Club (Club Capt.) Capt.)9397 93906620 7668 John Meharry (Treas.)9390 9397 2335 6536,&Wendy Tucker Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day and evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. 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 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 If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section feel free to submit your contact details email: thevalleyreporter@iinet.net.au

ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some School Primary - Robin School Road - Robin Road of our regular activities for members are: Old PrimaryOld Old Primary School -Thurs Robin&Road 9am 1:30pm 9am Tues, 1:30pm Thurs Tues, & Sat Sat • Mahjong • Book Club • Indoor Bowls 9am - 1:30pm Tues, Thurs & Sat • Cards • Members Lending Library

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