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VALLEYReporter YOUR Region. YOUR Magazine. YOUR Valley Reporter.

No.78 – Jan/Feb ‘11

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Community Contacts Roleystone Badminton Club Trudie 9397 6920 Roleystone Hall Tues 9.15-11am, Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne 9397 5153 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061 RK Jnr Cricket Club Donna 0402 221 448, Cathy 9397 5942, in2cricket Jnrs 5-9yrs Mike 0448 878 257 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 9496 1421 Roleystone Snr Football Club Sean Kenworthy (Pres) Email: seankenworthy@dodo.com.au Roleystone Gymnastics Club Peta Costa 9496 1484 Roleystone Women’s Hockey Club Sue 9398 7426, Helen 9397 5939 / 0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Jodie Hansen (Vice Pres) 9496 0120 / 0407 277 669 Organic Growers Association meet 2nd Wed of the mth, Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redbacks Little Athletics Club Rodd 9397 5559, Sarah 0408 959 436 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 Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appoint 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Contact Alan Harper 9293 4805 Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup Robyn Dawson (Reg) 9397 7116 Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Anne Roberts 9399 1908 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Pat Hart Ph: 9496 1634 Email: pathart1@bigpond.com Caroline Wielinga Mob: 0488 900 307 Email: Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Roleystone Netball Club Theresa Young (Pres) 0439 910 471, Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Di Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training at the Roleystone Basketball Courts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 DEC’s 24 hour Wildcare Helpline 9474 9055 Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Zumba Thurs 7-8pm held at the Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre, Anne Marie 9397 7005 Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Development Delay, Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelmscott History Group meet at the Congregational Church Rundle St Kelmscott, Colleen 9496 1817 National Seniors Armadale Branch meet on the 1st Thurs of the mth RSL Hall Commerce Ave Armadale 10-12noon. Lots of interesting speakers all old & new members welcome. Phone: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Pearl Sibley 9496 1243 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed

Editorial

Fiona Newland – EDITOR/PUBLISHER The holiday season is a vulnerable time for all homeowners, as would-be thieves are prowling the suburbs, looking to break into our homes and grab some of our most valuable possessions. A joint initiative between the City of Armadale and the Armadale Police has created eWatch, a great service dedicated to making our district a safer place to live, work and enjoy life. For more information about this initiative, read the story on page 4. The Christmas and New Year period is sometimes the only time when people can get away. A local family who managed to get away on the holiday of a lifetime has found the time to put pen to paper for The Valley Reporter, producing a travel story with a difference. To see more about their overseas adventure, see page 22 and 23. On that note, I encourage all holiday makers to do the same as this family, since it is a great thing to share your experiences across the globe with other people, so start your writing now! With all the doom and gloom of interest rate hikes from the big banks, it’s nice to see a positive financial story once in a while. See page 16 in this month’s Valley Reporter for ‘Bendigo customers have reason to smile!’. Branch manager Michelle Brace believes that successful customers create a successful

community which creates a successful bank, but only in that order. Speaking of successful communities, I wish to raise your attention to the importance of backing local businesses. We have an excellent range of small, mainly family-run businesses, but they need local people’s support, if they are to continue to thrive in the future. The Valley Reporter has always been about promoting the many local businesses, groups and organisations within our community, and asks you to do your part to help preserve the unique character and economic viability of our Roleystone town centre for the generations to come. Let’s start shopping smart by shopping local, so we can motivate some purchasing decisions and give a real boost to the spending in our area. It will make you feel really good, knowing that you are helping your neighbours and community. So next time you are out and about, take a long hard look at what’s on offer right outside your doorstep. You will find many local business owners who will very obligingly cater for all kinds of needs, and even if they haven’t got that special something, I’m sure they can get it in for you. I have managed to find 10 simple reasons why we should all try to shop local: Local shops sell a wide

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for all articles, pictures and advertising for “The Valley Reporter’s” next issue is set for no later than 5.00pm Thursday 10th February 2011 Delivered at your door ON the THIRD WEEK of Every Month Issue dates: 17th February 2011 17th March 2011 21st April 2011 Disclaimer “Subject to any rights and remedies available under the law of any State or Territory of Australia or the provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified, the publisher: (a) does not provide any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in any printed material published; (b) excludes all liability for any misrepresentation which may arise out of the publication of any printed material; (c) shall have the right to refuse or cancel any printed material.” Please remember the opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect those of The Valley Reporter.

range of great products at affordable prices; Shopping locally saves you money; Shopping locally financially supports our community; Shopping locally retains our community’s distinctiveness; Shopping locally saves the environment; Shopping locally creates more jobs; Local independent shops invest more in our community; Local shops are for everyone; Local shops value you more; Shopping locally saves services. So join me... Shop Smart – Shop Local. Lastly, some of you may have noticed the recent arrival of one of the FESA’s Sikorsky choppers on Cross Park Roleystone, and it can only bring to mind one thing - the risk of bushfires. It does give me some peace of mind, knowing that they are close by and ready for action if the need should arise. I’m sure many other Perth homeowners are very appreciative of the brave pilots of these waterbombers as they continue fighting bushfires. Keep up the great work!

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I’ll Lend You for a Little While a Wee Scottie Pup Called Geordie I’ll lend you for a little while, a wee Scottie pup, God said, For you to love him while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead. Maybe for ten or twelve years, or maybe just two or three, But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me? He’ll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief, You’ll always have his memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn. I’ve looked the whole world over in search of teachers true, And from the folk that crowd life’s land, I have chosen you. Now will you give him all your love, not think the labour vain, Nor hate me when I come to take my wee

dog back again? I fancied that I heard you say, Dear Lord, Thy will be done, For all the joys this pup will bring, the risk of grief we’ll run. We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may, And for the happiness we’ve known, we’ll gratefully implore you let him stay. But should you come to call him back much sooner than we’ve planned, We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand. If by our love we’ve managed your wishes to achieve, In memory of him we loved, to help us while we grieve. When our faithful friend departs this world of strife, We’ll never have another wee Scottie pup like Geordie. But then if so another, then we’ll again love him all his life. Paul Bronson, Roleystone.

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We can all work together to make our district a safer place to live, work and enjoy life. What is eWatch? eWatch is an email system with regular electronic updates from Armadale Police on community crime issues within the Armadale suburbs. This is a joint initiative between the City of Armadale and the Armadale Police. Why is eWatch information provided? • To target suspicious or criminal activities in the area; • To help Police locate suspects or find a missing person; • To provide safety tips in response to local criminal activity. How can I register? Become part of eWatch by registering on http://tinyurl.com/eWatchArmadale. Alternatively, call the Community Development Officer – Safety 9399 0689. eWatch is anonymous All information provided by the public in response to an eWatch message is treated with the strictest of confidence and anyone providing information remains anonymous. Help the Police by being their “eyes and ears on the street”. Call Police on 131 444 for Police assistance or attendance when it’s not an emergency. Call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about any crime, or any suspicious activities, or if you think you have useful information that may help prevent a crime. To learn more about Community Safety in the City of Armadale go to www.armadale. wa.gov.au/your_community/community_safety/.

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girls!! The group commenced in August 2010 with 16 children and some on a waiting list. The journey has been amazing with the children enjoying lots of fun activities and learning to work in a group situation. The parents have been wonderfully supportive with being rostered on to help and supplying materials and donating money for resources. We have a waiting list for 2011 and hopefully we will be able to find some sponsorship to pay our teachers to continue this program starting in Term 1. We are still looking!! Jan Matthews, Principal, also shared my dream and has been instrumental in the organisation for setting up the program. Even though I am transferring to RDHS next year I know that Jan will continue to lead the search for funding to continue the group. We have formed a partnership with Fraser Williams of Roleystone Real Estate who will donate part of the selling fees for houses sold by parents from the school to support our group. We thank them most sincerely. Mary Harvey, Deputy RPS.

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Since I came to RPS in 2008 it has been a dream of mine to have a prekindy group especially for those children who turn 4 years old in the second half of the year. I have always believed that the first 5 years of a child’s life are the most vital and that the child’s brain develops more in this time than at any other time of their lives. Hence the critical role of parents in their child’s development. The majority of parents do an incredible job in providing a stimulating learning environment for their children by playing with them, reading to them each day, singing and talking to them and providing them with lots of stimulating physical and mental activities. The pre-kindy group encompasses all those skills and knowledge in a social, playway environment with structured learning activities and routines. The main issue with commencing such a group was funding. We had two amazing staff in Roxy Davin and Edith Smith who were happy to donate their time and energy in running this program. They are such professionals and have done a fantastic job. Thank you so much

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Welcome to the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade News for January 2011 It appears that summer is with us and I am sure that we will have many days of high temperatures ahead of us. As you are no doubt aware, we have had a Helitac stationed at Cross Park once already this fire season. I have a fact sheet on the Helitac, which has some very interesting information: Name: Sikorsky S61N, Rego: C-FQNG Helitac 681 - (short body) Base: Perth Airport Length: 20m, Height: 5.8m Gross weight: 10 tonnes, Rotor Dia: 19.5m Fuel cap: 2475L, Fuel consumption: 650Lph Water capacity: 3785L, Hover fill time: 30 sec. Water drop options: Full salvo, multiple split load or multiple variable flow, carries 189 litres of foam, air crew of two pilots, engineer and a FESA supervisor and can stay in the air for 3.5 hours or 650 kms.

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ARE YOU READY to join the Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade? They are located on Jarrah Road and meet every Monday 5pm 8.30pm or call Noel 9397 6370 or Robbie on 9397 5406 for further details.

If you have a fire heading your way wouldn’t it be great knowing that one of these is on its way to help? From the latest reports, we have had only 10 callouts (most of a minor nature) possibly because of the efficiency of our crews. The largest we attended was the Baldavis fire, followed by the Bungendore Park White Rails Road fire. We were also on stand-by for the Lake Clifton fire. Let’s hope we all have a safe and fire-free summer in Roleystone. That’s all for now, Cheers from Don W.


testimonial 29 November 2010 I would like to acknowledge the fantastic service of the Maggie Burke Team on the recent sale of my Roleystone property. Maggie achieves results! In a quiet market my property was sold within 11 days of going onto the market. Maggie’s appraisal of the market was accurate, which resulted in a quick sale at a good price for my property. The Maggie Burke Team provides a surprisingly high level of personalised service: a service extending well above and beyond the call of duty! Maggie is honest and enthusiastic. She never made me feel as if she was pulling the wool over my eyes. Her strong work ethic, coupled with Patrick’s sound and levelling advice are commendable. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Maggie Burke Real Estate to others and would certainly utilise her services again. If you are looking for an ethical, hard working and highly responsive estate agency… Maggie, Patrick and Jo will not disappoint.

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Following a successful Christmas concert and welcome Yuletide break, Carradine Choir begins rehearsals again at 7.30pm on Thursday, 13 January at Greendale Hall, Coombe Avenue, Armadale. If you enjoy singing and have thought about being part of a friendly, audition-free mixed community choir - then come and join us on Thursday evenings! Further information about the choir’s activities can be obtained by phoning 9496 0319 or 9390 4116. Carols at the shopping centre ‘Twas the week before Christmas And near IGA People were singing and starting to play. The Community church and us from St. Chris’s We’re sending you all, our very good wishes. Chris Bloomer.

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court on 4 January. This case demonstrates the effective networks that are continually being built and maintained nationally and internationally between police agencies to tackle crimes using social networking sites. HOON SEIZURE ALLEGED 241KPH ON MULTANOVA Traffic Enforcement Group members seized a 2004 V8 Holden Commodore Utility after it was recorded by a Multanova speed camera travelling on the Tonkin Highway, Champion Lakes on 31 December at an alleged speed of 241kph. The posted speed was 100kph. A 22yr old Darling Downs man was arrested and charged with (1) Reckless Driving (more than 45kph over the posted speed) and (2) No Authority to Drive - cancelled. He was released on bail to attend Armadale Magistrates Court on 3 February. The vehicle was owned by the driver’s mother and will be impounded for 28 days.

Double the celebrations for Dale Cottages Dale Cottages in Armadale has been able to celebrate two milestones lately – the 100th birthday of resident Sam Unie, and the recent addition of 15 more Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) to its service portfolio. In front of gathered family and friends at Dale Cottages, Canning MHR Don Randall presented Mr Unie with a 100th Birthday Certificate from the Australian Government. Mr Randall spoke of how a 100th birthday was a very, special occasion and a milestone that deserved to be recognised and celebrated. Mr Randall asked Mr Unie the secret to staying youthful, to which Mr Unie replied, “work hard”. Mr Randall also congratulated Dale Cottages in successfully securing an additional 15 Community Aged Care Packages (CACP). The additional packages mean the facility now has a total of 45 packages to offer to local residents. Mr Randall said the packages were important to the community as they provided care and support for people who wanted to stay living at home for as long as possible. “The Community Aged Care Packages allow senior citizens a better quality of life while still living in their own home,” he said. “The packages can include a number of services, such as help with meal preparation,

laundry and housework, gardening, transport and social support. “As Dale Cottages has the infrastructure to facilitate these services, it would be shame if these types of packages were not offered via Dale Cottages.” Dale Cottages CEO Trudi Hodges welcomed the additional packages. “Dale Cottages works very hard to support the community and offering services to people in their own home allows us to extend the Dale Cottages family to the broader community – people do not have to come and live in our complex to receive care – we are happy to go to them,” she said. “All evidence points to the fact that people want to stay in their own homes as long as they possibly can, and having Community Aged Care Packages allows us to support them to do so.” The Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) program is run through the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing. Mr Randall urged people who lived in the Armadale-Kelmscott area that wanted to be assessed for eligibility for a package to contact the Dale Community Care offices at 2 Hobbs Drive, Armadale, or by calling 9399 6800.


The unbelievably disastrous flood events that have devastated nearly every state in the country, and the major bushfire event at Waroona have shown just how fast communities can be critically impacted and challenged by the raw power of nature. These events however also bring out the best in communities through the fierce determination, resilience and outstanding support shown by Australians everywhere. Our major threat is obviously fire (especially now in summer) but we have also had some real challenges as a community through major storms, tornadoes and torrential rain. Just how prepared are you and your family if we have are faced with

the threat of a major fire? Have you prepared your property and do you have a fire plan when the time comes for the decision to stay or go? Have you exchanged phone numbers with your neighbours if you need to contact them (or vice versa) in an emergency such as the ones described? With major storms, tornadoes or extreme rain fall events, your neighbours are often the key people you will need. Do you know of anyone living nearby that are on their own, perhaps frail or incapacitated, that may be in need of assistance should these events occur? Please make it a point this month to ensure you that you and your family are prepared for any major event that Mother Nature

may throw at us, and please take the time to see if there are those living nearby who may need your assistance, or those of our emergency organisations. I know the Roleystone Bush Fire Brigade have the names of a number of local residents who they will check on when a major event occurs, but every little bit counts. If you know someone you believe should be on their list please advise them. Cr. Pat Hart. For EMERGENCY HELP relating to: • Fire, hazardous goods spills or events requiring human rescue - ring 000. • Cyclone, severe storm, flood or tsunami ring 132 500 (not for bushfires). Ref: www.fesa.wa.gov.au.

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On January 3rd of this year, the front page of the Western Australian newspaper published positive news that indicates that thousands will be needed to work in the new WA boom. During the course of these past two months, we have been publicly commenting that we expect 2011 to be a much stronger real estate market than that which we saw in 2010. This article mentioned that WA is poised to experience another strong mining boom, re-affirming our thoughts on the positive real estate market forecast for 2011. This is another excellent indication of the strength of WA’s economy which will ultimately see many more buyers and ultimately property price increases during the course of this year. The other positive news is that on average, we Australians are selling our homes roughly every 10 years. This means that the average seller today bought back in 2000/01 at a price level well below today’s average house prices. The increase in average house prices over this time means that substantial equity is built up in property, and only a small price decrease has been bought about by the real estate market over the past year in comparison to the increase in equity accumulated during this 10 year period. Footnote – Fraser believes that the bottom of the property cycle was Nov/Dec 2010 and house prices in 2011 will increase this calendar year.

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Convicted snake smugglers fined in Perth courts Ritchie said he was charged following a search warrant executed by WA Police on his property in January this year. Ms Ritchie said wildlife smuggling was an ongoing problem and removing protected fauna from the wild had serious implications. “In the Piromalli case, the carpet python cannot be released in a different location from where it was taken due to the possible effects on the local gene pool of this species. It also poses a risk of introducing disease to wild populations, but we will ensure that it is appropriately cared for,” she said. “Wild reptiles should be allowed to remain in their natural habitat. DEC takes the unlawful possession of protected reptiles and reptile trafficking very seriously, and we will continue to investigate these matters.” Under the WA Wildlife Conservation Act the maximum penalty for taking or possessing and keeping specially protected fauna is $4000. Anyone who has information about the illegal removal of reptiles or notices any suspicious activity suggesting that reptiles are being illegally moved should call DEC’s Wildcare hotline 9474 9055. Ref: www.dec.wa.gov.au.

Monster Bulky Goods Centre Construction of Australia’s biggest hybrid bulky goods centre in Forrestdale Business Park on Ranford Road near Armadale will kick off next year in 2011. To be built by WA property developer, ABN Group, the $250 million Homeplex development will have floor space spanning 7.6 ha and provide a new home to major retailers in Perth’s growing south-east corridor. ABN managing director Dale Alcock said the areas surrounding Forrestdale Business Park and to the south were some of Perth’s main growth suburbs, with an expected additional population of 168,000 people living in the region over the next decade. “It is expected that by 2031, the total population of local government areas of Armadale, Gosnells, Serpentine and Jarrahdale is projected to top 240,000. Mr Alcock said. “Homeplex at Forrestdale Business Park will fill a void in the south-east corridor and will be well positioned to meet market demand for convenient services and retail outlets. This coupled with continuing change to WA’s trading arrangements means large bulky - goods development has a healthy outlook in WA. The complex will be built on a 15.5 ha site and is destined to surpass other large goods retail complexes in Australia, such as the Gepps Cross Centre in Adelaide. Armadale Redevelopment Authority chief executive John Ellis said Forrestdale Business Park would accommodate up to 700 industrial lots potentially delivering up to 10,000 jobs. “To enable subdivision and development among private land owners, the ARA is managing $55 million in infrastructure spending through a developer contribution scheme funded by landowners to implement a structured plan” he said. Ref: http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au. More cinemas for Armadale Grand cinemas have announced their intention to expand the cinema complex on Jull Street from four to six cinemas. Building approval has been sought to the project that is expected to be completed next year.

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A 46 year old man from New South Wales has been fined $2000 and ordered to pay $9735 in court costs after being convicted of illegally possessing 29 native reptiles. Neil Andrew Simpson was apprehended at Perth Airport on 25 April 2009 after officers from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) intercepted the illegal consignment of reptiles which had been flown to Perth from Newman and were scheduled to be put on a flight to Sydney. The consignment included a death adder, geckos of various species, dragon lizards, a blue-tongue lizard and pythons. The reptiles were concealed in plastic containers. Mr Simpson was convicted this week in the Perth Central Law Courts following a two day trial. There was also a second conviction in the Perth Magistrates Court this week, when a 33 year old Nollamara man was fined a total of $600 and ordered to pay $110 in court costs for illegally keeping a 2m south-west carpet python at his home. Rikki James Piromalli pleaded guilty to possessing and keeping the carpet python in captivity without authority. The snake is a specially protected species in WA. DEC prosecutions co-ordinator Gail


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The City of Armadale is releasing its third “State of the Environment” report for public comment next month. As the name implies, the State of the Environment report (SoE) is an overview of the current state of the environment in the City, and all actions aimed at improving it. In this case, the environment is broken down under the headings: biodiversity, wetlands, watercourses, water resources, climate, sustainability, clean air and unpolluted land. These headings reflect those of the State Government’s SoE report. The two previous SoE reports for the City (2000, 2005) and the Local Biodiversity Strategy (2009, containing up-to-date maps) can be found at: http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/Home/Services_ And_Facilities/Environment/Environmental_ Initiatives#sep. Briefly the current SoE report covers: • Biodiversity on Public Reserves: revision and development of further reserve management plans for reserves with biodiversity value. Weed, dieback and fire management plans. Support of community

groups and investigating the possibility of a City bush care crew. • Biodiversity on Private Land: revision of planning policies (PLN), the Town Planning Scheme (TPS) and the Local Planning Strategy (LPS). Implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy (LBS). Development and ongoing promotion of stewardship programs for biodiversity and stream care. • Wetlands and Watercourses: revision and development of planning policies for land use and development near water. Contributions to the Swan River Trust, as well as river and catchment protection strategies. Drain renovations and industry education. • Climate/sustainability: corporate (City of Armadale) goals for sustainability and energy efficiency. Promotion of walking and cycling through urban design. The new SoE report should be available online next month at: http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/. Please take the time to read it and provide comments to the City. Caroline Wielinga.

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of positioning with the concepts of vibrant healthy lifestyles, cultural respect and diversity, interspersed with the equally important aspect of great fun!,” says Araluen Botanic Park Foundation general manager, Rod Ross. A range of packages has been created to suit desired levels of involvement. Each sponsorship level provides the opportunity to participate, convey information as well as to acknowledge and promote the sponsor’s business. To participate, prospective parties are asked to simply review the package, determine their level of interest and return the completed Expression of Interest form with their payment. We are planning to go to print with the flyer and posters early in the New Year. Those intending to take advantage of the Premier or Major Media Sponsor packages are requested to make contact with Liz Dunn (9496 1171 or ldunn@ araluenbotanicpark.com. au) as soon as possible regarding logo inclusion.

Both the Festival and Araluen Botanic Park are SmokeFree venues. ARALUEN’S BOTANIC BLUES We are very excited about the line-up we have for the 2011 concert. On stage first will be Jonesy’s Cow who are really making a name for themselves on the local scene. They are followed by the very talented Kim Bettenay Band who are well known in the area. From the home of the blues we welcome Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges. Eugene hails from America’s deep south and has sung gospel with his brothers at an early age. Blues is his first love and he has toured extensively across Europe, American and Australia. Finally, one of Australia’s leading Blues musicians Darren Jack will take the stage with his band. Darren has played and supported a long line of Australian and International bands. Cost: $35 Adults, Children under 16 accompanied by an adult free. Bookings: 9496 1171.


Dive into Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge The long lazy days of summer are here and what better way is there to spend the school holidays than reading? Kids from kindergarten to year 7 can Dive into Reading as part of the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge to be in the running for some great prizes. This annual initiative, run by the Department of Education, encourages a love of reading by challenging young people to meet a reading target during the summer holidays. Children from kindergarten to Year 3 are challenged to read for 10 hours during the summer, which is less than 10 minutes each day. Children from Year 4 to Year 7 are challenged to read for 15 hours, or less than 15 minutes a day. Read books, magazines, comics and

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Bendigo customers have reason to smile The Australian Financial Review’s Smart Investor magazine has released the results of its latest SMILES Survey, voting Bendigo Bank as best overall service provider and day to day banking provider for the fourth consecutive year. The annual SMILES Survey rates organisations on value for money, customer service, fees, charges and products across 11 categories. Smart Investor readers gave the bank an unprecedented satisfaction score of 90 per cent, securing the title of best overall service provider for 2010. Readers also praised Bendigo Bank staff’s professionalism, courtesy and know-how with the bank scoring 96 per cent; the highest rating among its peers. Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Branch manager, Michelle Brace, said the bank’s exceptional satisfaction rating demonstrated how strongly the efforts of staff were valued by the public. “The thing that sets Bendigo Bank apart from other banks is our connection to the customers and communities we serve,” Ms Brace said. Results from the survey highlighted voter satisfaction with Bendigo Bank’s commitment to investing in local communities through the Community Bank® model. Ms Brace said there were more than 268 Community Bank® branches across Australia that had returned more than $48 million to support local communities. “These are huge figures and behind those numbers are hundreds of stories of Community Bank® branches making a real difference to the lives of local people. “We believe that successful customers create a successful

Branch donates to flood appeal Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Branch has thrown its support behind Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland Flood Appeal, making a donation of $1,500. Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Branch Manager, Michelle Brace said staff had been overwhelmed by local residents eager to support Queensland’s flood affected communities. “Our thoughts are with those communities right across Queensland that have been impacted by the floods,” she said. “Our staff and directors are keen to do what they can and at the moment one of the best ways we can help is by digging deep and making a donation.” More than 1000 individual donors have made a donation to the appeal, which recently reached $212,000 in contributions. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Queensland Acting State Manager, Stephen Simpson, said it was heart-warming to see people across Australia rallying to support communities in need. “More than 20 communities have been devastated by the floods and the widespread damage that has occurred to homes and businesses” Mr Simpson said. “Recovering from a natural disaster is a long process, but it can be done with the help and compassion of others. “I’d like to encourage everyone to give what they can to ensure that these communities can get back on their feet.”

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James Austin upon our arrival, we unpacked all our belongings from the car (just the basics; fishing gear, food, drinks, bathers, dvd’s, music, binoculars, books and sunscreen). Then we all got on board for an hour of practical training (skipper’s ticket not required) before leaving Westbay, Augusta. Once we successfully got through the navigational channel, it was literally smooth sailing through the Hardy Inlet and into the gorgeous Blackwood River. There are numerous moorings that you can stay at along the Blackwood River; The Sanctuary, The Molloy, Fishers, Mates, Haven, Good Luck, The Nook, Nicko’s and Rocky’s Bend. As we soaked up nature’s finest offerings in total comfort, we passed the bird sanctuary, river dolphins, Molloy Island and 20km of unspoilt National Park. For our first port of call, we decided the mooring called ‘Good Luck’ was a good place to start. With fishing gear in hand, and a fierce determination to catch something, we set out. We were excited by the conquest of some Black Bream, but it turned out to be too small to keep. We managed to catch the odd crab or two (they actually got caught on the fishing line) but still nothing. Dinner on our first night ended up being bbq sausages in a bun. On the second day we decided to moor at ‘Rocky’s Bend’ near the Alexandra Bridge, which turned out to be the most idyllic spot imaginable. It was really quite lovely and calm. The next morning we were briefly greeted by 4 river dolphins before we set off for our new location. ‘The Cove’, a bird sanctuary and small sheltered inlet was our mooring for the third day. The heat of the day lead us to discover that it was also a good place for lots of swimming. On our last day we moored at ‘The Molloy’, in order to be as close as possible to homebase for when we made the trek back. Here we had the convenience of the Molloy Caravan Park, complete with a small kiosk full of bait, fuel, and basic grocery items. Many holiday makers close by us also grabbed the opportunity to enjoy some skiing and wakeboarding on the Blackwood River. Unbeknownst to us, due to the increases in commercial and recreational fishing, the arrival of algae and the lack of rain in recent decades, there has been a steady decline in the number of valuable fish species in the Blackwood River. However, with the installment of the ‘Restocking the Blackwood River Estuary with Black Bream’ program, the management has been provided with some much needed advice that can be used to develop plans for sustaining the enhanced stock of Black Bream in the Blackwood River Estuary. Even though we didn’t have much luck in the fishing department, we all enjoyed the tranquil natural setting that surrounded us each day and night on our trip. We’d have no hesitation on recommending it as a holiday for any family or couple. For bookings and further information please call 0439 959 638 or 08 9758 0181, www. blackwoodriverhouseboats. com.au. Newland Family, Roleystone.


Community Noticeboard Roleystone Netball AGM The Roleystone Netball Club 2011 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19 February, starting at 4pm sharp, at the Roleystone Country Club in Wygonda Road. All players, coaches, committee members, parents and interested community members are invited to attend. For more information please contact Club Registrar Amy Boughton via email at boughtons@westnet.com.au. General club information is available from our website www.roleystonenetballclub. myclub.org.au. Please make a note of winter season registration dates: Wednesday 23rd February from 2.30pm at Roleystone Primary School (under cover area) and Saturday 26th February, 10am to 12 noon, at Roleystone Shopping Centre.

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New Opening Hours for the Armadale Library will be open 12-4pm on Sundays starting 5 December 2010. Topaze Designs 6wk Abstract Art Course In these workshops we will cover many different forms of painting techniques which are all suited for beginners with the emphasis on having lots of fun, these workshop can be started at anytime. Cost: $255pp. Includes: morning tea, 1x new canvas each week, all art supplies included. Starts: 10th Jan. Book now and receive a canvas bag filled with art goodies to help you on your art journey. Call Jackie: 041 891 2023 E: jackie@ topazedesigns.com, www.topazedesigns. com. Gift Vouchers Available. Venue: Topaze Studio 39 Tyers Road Roleystone. St Brigids College Swimming Pool to Open over Summer The Shire of Kalamunda, in partnership with St Brigids College is pleased to announce that the St Brigids College Swimming Pool will Free quotes open to the public over the summer period Pool Fencing Gates Colorbond commencing 4th January 2011 until April Security Insurance Work 2011. Shire President Donald McKechnie said, “We acknowledge that Kalamunda • Local Metal Fabrication & Welding • Raised Garden Beds Water Park not being open over the summer, Ph Marcel 0408 957 987 or due to required maintenance taking place, is ph/fax 9496 3142 17 Kurrajong St Roleystone not ideal.” “Therefore we have worked with email: armadalefencing@bigpond.com St Brigid’s College to enable the Swimming Pool to be open to the public over the current summer period.” St Brigids College Swimming Pool will be open for public use every day of the summer holidays, as well as before and after school during Term 1 and every weekend between February and April. St Brigids College is located at 200 Lesmurdie Rd, Lesmurdie Phone: 9290 4220 or go to www. 5th Generation Jeweller kalamunda.wa.gov.au for opening times. New and Restorations ◊ All enquiries welcome Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Museum and Ground Tours The WACA is the home of cricket in Western Australia and our two Unit 4/2 Soldiers Road Roleystone WA 6111 state cricket teams, the Retravision Warriors and the Western Fury. Phone: 08 9496 1100 ◊ Mobile: 0415 692 322 The WACA Museum operates info@oliljewellerydesign.com.au ground tours of this famous Test

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New Beginners Bellydance Class Petra White is starting another new beginners bellydance class. Learn how to dance to exotic oriental rhythms - suitable for all fitness levels, ages and body types. It helps improve flexibility, circulation, posture and body awareness. No dance experience necessary and classes are set in a noncompetitive and friendly atmosphere. Also available are drumming workshops (you can join a group or make up your own group). Please do not hesitate to contact Petra White on 9496 2551, 0434 874 066. Smart move for small business FREE TAX SEMINARS FOR SMALL BUSINESS The Small Business Centre South East Metro (SBCSEM) in conjunction with the Australian Taxation Office are running a “Tax Basics for Small Business Seminar” on Thursday 10 February 2011 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Community Resource Centre Mundijong. This course is essential for people just starting out in a business venture or for those who want to know more about what they should be doing. If you wish to attend any of these seminars please register your interests via email: reception@sbcsem. com.au or telephone Small Business Centre South East Metro on 9398 6333. Topaze Designs – Art, Cheese & Wine Workshops This workshop is all about having fun with a group of your friends or work colleagues or just coming along to meet new friends, suitable for beginners and those who want to learn the basics of Abstract Painting in the company of great friends and good food & wine. Included in Workshop: 1x large canvas, paints, rollers, brushes etc. Cheese board, wine, coffee & cake. Cost $80pp (50% deposit required) Special Extended until 31st Jan buy 1 get 2nd for half price. Call Jackie: 041 891 2023 E: jackie@topazedesigns. com, www.topazedesigns.com. Gift Vouchers Available. Venue: Topaze Studio 39 Tyers Road Roleystone. MAJ MONOLOGUES COMPETITION The brainbox Project is looking for WA’s hottest playwrights. Are you up for the challenge? Write a monologue and win $3,000! Categories & Prizes: Judges’ Choice $3,000, Australia Post People’s Choice $1,000, Astrid Jackson Encouragement Award $500. Entries close 5pm, Friday 4 February, 2011. More info @ www.hismajestystheatre. com.au. Better Beginnings Parent Workshop Scitech Early Childhood Workshop Children will explore science concepts through play, come along with your baby, toddler or preschooler and have some educational fun together. Friday 28 January, 10-11am @ Seville Grove Library. Bookings are essential. Phone: 9399 0800. Beginners Computer Training This course is designed for absolute beginners wishing to learn the basics of computer use. Sessions are held over a 6wk period, and you must hold a current and active City of Armadale Library membership. For enquiries phone Armadale Library on 9399 0125.

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MY CHINA AND INDOCHINA TOUR PART 1 by Ron Knox In January of 2010 I journeyed with my daughter and two grandchildren to Harbin in north-eastern China to view the Ice Festival, an annual 4-week celebration of the country’s winter wonders. Harbin, situated some 1250km from Beijing, is the capital of the Heilongjang province and the 10th largest city in China, boasting a population exceeding 4 million people. The city’s location accounts for its almost arctic climate, which provides abundant natural ice and snow. The “Ice City” is recognised as the centre of ice and snow art in China, and is famous for its exquisite and artistic ice and snow sculptures. We left Perth at a scorching 40 degrees and were greeted in Beijing the next day with snow and temperatures averaging at a freezing minus 12 degrees! After a day of seeing the sights and enjoying the almost frightening delicacies from the Chinese food market in Beijing, we caught the bullet train to Harbin. The train was comfortable, clean and offered a variety of snacks including what I sincerely hoped was coffee(?). It was an added bonus that there was no smoking in our compartment. After 8 hours we arrived in Harbin, where we found ourselves battling through some of the most chaotic traffic I have ever witnessed. The tedium of the peak hour jam was kept at bay by our driver’s insightful suggestion to try the local delicacy; dumplings. We savoured the pork, mutton, chicken and fish, encased in a soft dough, but did struggle as we tackled them with chopsticks, much to the entertainment of the staff, who gave a standing ovation when I eventually captured and devoured one. The city was spectacular, and had a very festive feel about it, owing to the coloured lights that adorned the trees. Our hotel, situated directly opposite the frozen Songhua River, had an amazing view of the streets, where local operators vied for business with their various wares of dog sleds, motorised skis, picturesque horsedrawn carriages, motor bikes and car rides. It was all very exhilarating, especially when we gained a very different perspective from above in our cable car ride. Harbin plays a very important part in China’s trade with Russia, which is mirrored in the heavy Russian influence found in the city’s architecture. Harbin is a Manchu word meaning “place for drying fish nets”, a term which is understandable considering the massive size of the Songhua River. The province was previously known as Manchuria. The evening we arrived, we visited the Disney Ice and Snow Garden Party, which is small in comparison to the main Ice Festival, but still very enjoyable (especially for the little ones). The warm atmosphere created by the Disney characters was only marred by the minus thirty-five degree temperature, which had us all well wrapped up in 6 layers of clothing plus goose-down jackets. The next day we visited the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, an annual competition in which enormous snow and ice sculptures are displayed at Sun Island. Every year sculptors and teams from across the globe congregate here to carve sculpted spectacles of monuments, animals, people and mythical creatures from giant blocks of ice.


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The festival in Harbin is one of the world’s 4 largest ice and snow extravaganza’s, alongside those in Sapporo (Japan), Quebec City (Canada) and Norway. The ice sculpture decoration technology ranges from the modern (using lasers) to traditional (ice lanterns). Being there was an amazing experience, especially in the evening when the coloured lights were turned on to illuminate the works of art. It was truly surreal, almost fairytale-like. There was even an ice cafe serving hot coca cola! We spent the following day at Ice and Snow World, which was truly the highlight of the trip. It is hard to describe the brilliance of the sculptures that we saw. There were fairytale palaces, towering pagodas, the Egyptian Sphinx, giant beer bottles, rose gardens, sky scrapers reaching up to 30 metres high and one of the longest slides in the world. It was an organza of endless creations encased in translucent ice, and illuminated by multi-coloured lights. It was sad to think that within a few weeks it would be demolished so the site could be prepared for 2011 celebrations. To be continued... Look out for Part 2 in our February issue.

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Works underway for yOUth & community facility Orchard Avenue in the Armadale city centre will soon be the site of an exciting City of Armadale community facility with a youth focus. Construction works are under way adjacent to the Civic Administration Centre and when complete, it will feature street-real skate features, passive viewing areas, terrace seating and an innovative multi-purpose sculptural steel surface, combining skate elements and a digital media projection screen. These features will enable the area to be used as an entertainment space for a variety of general community and youthspecific events. “This is an important project for the City of Armadale as it provides a community facility for people of all ages, while addressing the recreational and socialisation needs of young people,” said Armadale Mayor Linton Reynolds. “It is intended to promote community safety, create a sense of belonging and connectedness for young people and encourage young people to engage in physical activity. “Active elements of the facility have

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BACK TO SCHOOL OUR Roleystone Princesses from THE Kelmscott Senior High School 2010 Graduation Ball, held at Hyatt Regency Perth on the 6th December 2010 Pictured L-R (above) Jennifer Roman, Chantelle Hampton, Ebonie Ancliffe, Shannan Parker, Kate Foyster, Alicia Whitelaw and Tegan Glavocich. (inset) Karly Matthiesen and Ebonie Ancliffe. Photographs courtesy of Ebonie Ancliffe.

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And our very own Perth Heat will be looking to finish as high up the ladder as possible when they take on the Victoria Aces in the last four home game series of the season. Perth Heat was beaten four games to nothing in a recent home series against the Sydney Blue Sox, but were fortunately able to turn the tables Bureau of Meteorology around a week later when they travelled to Sydney and crushed the Blu Sox four to nothing. Loyal Perth fans are hoping that the Heat boys keep up the good form Statistics for August 2010 and give the crowds something to get excited about during the last home Temperature Average Minimum: 6.9 C series. Maximum: 16.4 C Perth Heat play their home games Total Rainfall 58.6mm just down the hill at Barbagallo Ball Park corner Wilfred and Statistics for September 2010 Nicholson Rd’s Thornlie. Temperature Average Minimum: 7.6 C The last home games are on: Maximum: 19.0 C Thursday January 20 @ 7pm; Total Rainfall 33.4mm Friday January 21 @ 7pm (get there @ 6pm to see Western Statistics for October 2010 Force v Heat Softball game); Temperature Average Minimum: 9.7 C Saturday January 22 @ 3pm Maximum: 22.5 C and @7pm. Total Rainfall 30.8mm To purchase tickets, see the finals schedule. For all other Statistics for November 2010 Perth Heat information go to: Temperature Average Minimum: 13.6 C www.perthheat.baseball.com.au. Maximum: 27.8 C Total Rainfall 12.2mm Statistics for December 2010 Temperature Average Minimum: 13.8 C Maximum: 28.7 C Total Rainfall 18.2mm

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Early figures indicate that due to what has been Perth’s driest winter, termite damage will be at an all-time high this season. Local pest manager Daniel Bremer of SWATAPEST explains that “late rains last year meant termites were largely content to forage in gardens/bush where both food and water were easily accessible. This year we are finding termite damage inside homes as termites desperately search for water.” The top three things that you can do to prevent termite attacks are: 1. Eliminate as much moisture in and around the home as possible. Moisture is a necessary environmental condition for termites (more important than timber), so get rid of any damp areas in and around your home; plumb hot water and air conditioning overflows several meters from your external walls, fix any dripping taps or leaks, use appropriate hose fittings, and tightly turn off all faucets. 2. Move garden beds away from your external walls. As timber-mulch decays it releases CO2, the ultimate attractant for termites, and reticulation further attracts termites to the wet soil. 3. Store firewood away from your home. Chopped firewood provides termites with an ideal, often undisturbed food source. Daniel also said that the worst thing any homeowner can do when they find termites is to self-treat them. “With as many as 5 million termites in the nest, killing a couple hundred or even a thousand is going to be of little help. The best thing to do is to leave the termites undisturbed; put the timber back as you found it, cover the area and call a professional, because there is no over-the-counter product that will eliminate the entire termite colony. If we know where the termites are (not where they have been) we have the greatest chance of eliminating the problem, which will save the homeowner headaches and money”. For further information and for a complete list of DIY termite solutions, visit www.swatapest. com.au.


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Students sow sunflower seeds to support a worthy cause While most students will put school to the backs of their minds during the summer holidays, some from John Wollaston Anglican Community School will be bursting to return in 2011, hoping to see a splash of sunflowers in the garden of the Learning Enrichment Centre. Children from across each year group planted sunflower seedlings on Friday 3 December, donating loose change in order to participate and raising nearly $300 for not-for-profit group Therapy Focus. Therapy Focus provides support services for 2500 young people across Perth who have a disability or learning disadvantage, using a sunflower as its mascot. The organisation created the Symphony of Sunflower initiative last year to encourage everyone to plant seedlings in recognition of the inclusion of children with disabilities in the community. Money raised goes towards the ‘Help a Child to Grow Fund’ which provides equipment, educational activities, resources and therapy services for children and families in need. “At John Wollaston we foster an inclusive education model so we urged all students to participate in Symphony of Sunflowers, whether or not they could make a donation,” Principal Anne Ford said. “The generosity of our students was overwhelming – everyone who visited the Learning Enrichment Centre garden was excited and keen to show their support. “They all knew what the day was about and that was very touching. “The event also fell on International Day of People with Disability, which tied in nicely.” Soil, mulch and recycled materials such as timber and metal for the garden beds were donated by the City of Armadale’s Drop ‘N’ Shop Reuse Centre, which educates the public about the environment and aims to return recyclable items to the community instead of landfill. Drop ‘N’ Shop Supervisor Stuart Merriman visited the School to plan the garden layout while Design and Technology teacher George Sutherland and his Year 11 and 12 students assembled the garden beds in the workshop. “We have received incredible support from staff and students and raised $285.90 for Therapy Focus, which far exceeded our expectations at this busy and expensive time of year,” Ms Ford said. The Learning Enrichment Centre staff hopes to organise a morning tea celebration in Term 1 2011, with the sunflowers in full bloom, to thank supporters and fundraisers.

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Pictured (top-bottom): Education Assistant (Special Needs) Julie Denton, students Chris Ba (of Camillo) and Brayden Milne (of Byford) helped to prepare the garden beds. LEC teacher Alicia Doogue and Education Assistant (Special Needs) Betty Devenish dressed in yellow to support Symphony of Sunflowers. Year 5 student Grace Warnes (of Roleystone) was proud to plant sunflower seedlings to raise money for Therapy Focus.


Roleystone Bowls

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With the Christmas break over, we are now back in full swing on the bowling greens. WA Bowls Pennants has resumed with our club scoring impressive wins in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions. We are hopeful of reaching the finals in at least one of our divisions in each of these competitions. Especially heartening is the injection of some new players into our teams with some new members joining us mid-season. It was great to see one of our newer members recently enjoying success in the Men’s Triples Championship. Glenn Lynch teamed up with Ric Shinnick and Ernie Dean to take out the championship event. Apart from the recommencement of pennants, we also have Social Bowls opportunities available for anyone wishing to enjoy a night of fun. Friday Night Barefoot/Social Bowls has started and is open to all community members

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Our new calendars are available now for purchase from Roleystone Supa IGA and the Roleystone Newsagency. Only 500 have been ordered so be quick, this is a limited edition. Very special. Featuring some of our beautiful artworks that were displayed at the 2009 Roleybushcare Art Exhibition. Artworks were created using our local bushland reserves for inspiration. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYbushcArE inc.

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Above: Ric Shinnick, Ernie Dean and Glenn Lynch are all smiles after winning the Men’s Triples Championship.


A tribute to Vincent (Vin) Sala Tenna, who passed away on January 2nd 2011

What it’s all about Every March thousands of people shave, colour and wax their hair to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. It’s one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events, it’s also the most fun! Since 1998, World’s Greatest Shave has raised in excess of $106 million and support for our biggest source of income has never been more important. Every hour, someone in Australia is diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Every two hours, someone dies from one of these blood cancers. The money you raise is used by the Leukaemia Foundation to fund services to support patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. All our services are free. Your fundraising also funds blood cancer research to find better treatments and cures.

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Vin was born in 1922 in the North of Italy. At only 10 months of age, he contracted polio. His mother was advised by specialists that a warmer climate would do him good, so she took Vin and his older sister Rose to Kalgoorlie in Australia, where her husband was working on the wood line. In 1926 the family moved to Pickering Brook, where Vin’s father worked at Barton’s Mill in the timber industry and purchased land in Sala Road. Vin’s son Mitch now lives on the original property. Vin’s early years were not easy with the affliction of polio, but he had an incredible thirst for knowledge, an indomitable spirit and an incredible way of telling stories. Finally, he also had the gift of being able to improvise in a situation when needed. He studied mechanics before becoming a qualified Engineer and Accountant, all while he also worked the family orchard. Vin was involved in many committees while on the orchard, from the fruit shippers to The Fruit Canning Committee. He was even President of the Karragullen and Pickering Brook Fruit Growers Association. He was a pioneer of the irrigation system, and he developed and made available his unique type of irrigation to orchards in his area. This is the first in a series of calendars following the development of the Pickering Brook district from its Mill Town’s days, Railway’s and Agricultural enterprises. Enjoy our calendar depicting the Mill Towns of Pickering Brook, Barton’s Mill, Canning Mills, Smailes Mill and photographs of the life and work of those early pioneers.

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By the 1970’s Vin became focussed on the supply and installation of irrigation systems on a larger scale; state-wide. In 1974 he became a Councillor for the East Ward in Kalamunda Shire and remained so for 9 years. Vin had a tremendous love and respect of the area, and wanted to serve the people around him, be loyal to the Council, and conserve the East Ward. Vin was one of the original members of the Pickering Brook Heritage Group, who valued and saw the need to preserve the identity and pioneer spirit of this area. His greatest love was his patient and understanding wife Millie, with whom he had 5 children, Mitch, Andrew, Rosemary, Debbie and Susan. They will all give testimony to his love of telling a good story and his fabulous spaghetti meals which became a regular occurrence at home. He was a man who loved the dictionary for its value in his quest for knowledge. He had a passion for deep water fishing which he enjoyed with friends. Vin was very much loved by his family, his friends, and his community. He will be dearly missed. Susan Della Franca.


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marriages, funerals, and Tet (the Vietnamese New Year). The variety in species and colour that can be found in every Vietnamese market is truly a feast for the eyes. The fact that the abundant blooms on display come at such cheap prices only makes them seem even sweeter. The city of à Lat is situated in the central highlands of Vietnam, and is perched 1500 metres (5000ft) above sea level. With its year-round cool weather, à Lat produces many temperate vegetables and flowers of fine quality for supply to all of Vietnam. The à Lat strawberries are simply to die for – plump, juicy and with deep red flesh that’s both tangy and sweet in your mouth. The à Lat rose is an especially beautiful flower that comes in an assortment of colours and shades, such as red, pink, velvet and yellow. à Lat brides love to decorate their weddings with Although the Vietnamese also the local white roses. Some of the celebrate International Women's’ other flower species cultivated in Day every year on March 8, it does à Lat include hydrangeas, gerbras, not hold the same significance as the peach blossoms, orchids, mimosa, 20th October for them. On this special Flame Trees, gladiolas and pansies. day, the entire nation recognizes the With the Australian dollar being so important contribution which all strong currently, the exchange rate women have made to the progress of their beautiful country. When I confessed to some of my Vietnamese friends that I thought every day should be Women's’ Day, the ladies eagerly agreed with me, whilst the men gave me polite smiles that transparently hid their thoughts of “Yeah – whatever”. As in many cultures throughout the world, it’s into the local currency – the Dong – the man, husband or father who has never been better. For example, thinks he is the boss cocky in the hen when visiting the local market in house when in fact, it’s the woman, Da Nang, I purchased 1kg each of wife or mother who really rules the mango, rambutan and mangostein roost. Sometimes us blokes are slow at a total cost of $5! The current learners!!! exchange rate is around 19,000 dong On many street corners and along the for an Australian dollar. A stubby of main roads of all cities and villages, beer – depending on the brand and you will see numerous flower-sellers where you drink – costs between displaying their popular floral 10,000 – 30,000 dong, which is only creations, which are purchased by around 50 cents to $1.50 to us. With the people passing by and presented prices like these, the more you eat to the important lady in their life and drink, the more you save. with the greeting “Chuc mung ngay If you have never visited this phu nu Viet Nam” meaning “Happy beautiful country in peacetime, I Vietnam Women's’ Day”. Flowers strongly suggest you do so, and are a very important part of the soon!! The people are polite, always Vietnamese culture, and are used to friendly and very hospitable. celebrate and commemorate many What a great country!!!!!! events and ceremonies like births, Ted McEvoy. The only other time I have ever been in Vietnam in the month of October was during my Government sponsored junket of 1968. In those times peace, happiness and good will to all men (and women) was in very short supply. For most of us ex-military Vietnam veterans, all we wanted to do was to survive, get out of the place in one piece and return home to Australia. Therefore, for me, it was a very pleasant surprise to discover that today – the 20th of October – is now a very special day in the Vietnamese calendar; “Women's’ Day”.


Roleystone senior football club

TIGERS 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PREMIERSHIP 2011 presents a significant milestone in the football club’s history; the 10 year anniversary of the Tigers’ first grand final win against Kenwick in 2001.

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A key focus of this year will be to The 2010 fairest & complete outstanding best winner Sean minor building Kenworthy has projects to further taken on the role upgrade facilities. of president of the The Club is embarking Roleystone Senior on a successful season Football Club for the with a call out to 2011 season. previous sponsors and Other elected an invitation for new committee members sponsors to come on include a combination board. of past club players It is sure to be an and committee with exciting and rewarding Jason Hammond as 2011 season. vice president and Recruitment is Jocelyn Jones as underway for League secretary. The role of coaches and the treasurer is not new to Reserves team, Kyle Whan, who will (including assistants). be assisting Leesa If you are interested Weaver. Danielle Tiller will serve as club registrar. The Trainers team will include Sarah and would like further information, contact Sean Kenworthy on Timms along with the recently accredited Lisa Casotti and Jasmine 0407 768 020. The Club’s Registration Day and sausage sizzle has been organised for Sunday January 23rd at 4pm. All potential players, sponsors Riches. In 2010 major building works were undertaken, including the and volunteers are urged to attend. Pictured: The 2001 Premiership team celebrate their win against Kenwick. construction of a new kitchen and patio area.


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BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 Terry Close Enterprises 0428 853 591 25 Years Local Experience T.L.H. Contracting Services Call Terry 0433 895 551 bore servicing New Pumps/Repairs, Bore Clean/ Dev, Windmills/Solar Pumps Nick 0413 058 943 or 9496 0290 BRAKE REPAIRS AAA Mobile Brake Repairs Unit 1, 15 Gillam Drv Kelm P: 9390 0277 F: 9390 0388 Mob: 041 993 4142 BRICKLAYING S & LJ Rigby Contractors Stan Mob: 0418 920 148 A/Hrs: 9397 5768 BUILDER David J Willis Building Phone: 9496 1262 Mobile: 0408 959 340 White Rose Building Co David Fowler P: 9498 3843 Mob: 0402 785 894 BUS CHARTER Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638 davidmackey@iinet.net.au

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COMPUTER REPAIRS Bigsi Computer Solutions call Simon 9397 9046 Mobile: 0433 838 394 CONCRETE K & K Concrete Kevin Campbell Mobile: 0433 728 478 COUNSELLING Hillscape Counselling Unit 3, 2 Soldiers Rd Phone: 9397 5444 Professional Counsellor Member PACWA Fiona Slaney Nottle Appointments: 9498 3788 deli & general store Roleystone Deli & General Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone DIEBACK Dieback Treatment Services Ph: 1300 785 311 info@diebacktreatments.com DOG GROOMING WA Dog Grooming & Clipping Academy Phone: 9390 1009 DOGWASH It’s A Dogs Life Call Monique on 0413 261 352 DREAM CONSULTANT Jenifer’s Pillow Talk Mobile: 0417 945 988 pillowtalk.zzz@bigpond.com DRIVEWAYS Creative Driveways & Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 EARTHMOVING Dingo Guru Ph: Colin 9397 5769 Mobile: 0429 383 275 F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES Genesis in the Hills Phone: 9397 7799 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone Kim Valley Restaurant 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Phone: 9495 1188 Roleystone Deli & General Store Ph/Fax: 9397 5845 Shop 2, 508 Brookton Hwy (Opp. Peet Rd) Roleystone

jewellery designer EATERIES Roley’s on the Ridge Olil Jewellery Design Cnr Soldiers Rd & 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone Brookton Hwy 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 Phone: 9496 0666 LAWNMOWING The Manse Restaurant Bee Jay’s Garden Services 31 Church Ave Armadale 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 Phone: 9399 6078 massage therapist ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Mensana Professional Retravision-Hills Massage Service Steven Appliances Armadale Rouse 0438 955 419 Shop 1-3, 40 Fourth Rd MORTGAGE BROKER Phone: 9399 5577 Loan Market Call Glynis ELECTRICIAN 9397 5035, 0417 987 515 High Point Electrical glynis.anderson@loanmarket.com.au Call Marius 0419 004 475 NATUROPATHY/IRIDOLOGY Fax: 9497 8596 Healing Solutions FENCING 4/259 Bannister Rd Canning Armadale Fencing Vale Ph: 9455 2959 Ph: Marcel 0408 957 987 newsagency or Ph/Fax 496 3142 Roleystone Newsagency Fence Heroes Shop 16,21 Jarrah Road Pat Childs 9397 5160 P: 9397 5271 F: 9397 9582 Mobile: 0407 470 673 ORCHARDS Rural Fencing Call John Raeburn Orchard 0418 953 591 or Phone: 9397 5325 Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 4 Raeburn Rd Roleystone FIREWOOD supplies ORGANIC PRODUCTS Roleystone Firewood Catabree & Magnolia Free Local Delivery 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Call Simon on 9397 6313 Phone: 9399 2992 FRENCH TUITION Violeta’s Garden - Organic Jeanne-Marie General Store & Cafe Mobile: 0447 441 707 Phone: 9399 9747 chaanappel@gmail.com PAINTER GARDEN SUPPLIES Brush Worx Terry Griffiths Karragullen Gravel & 0430 115 178 Garden Supplies Brush_Worx@bigpond.com Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 PARTITIONS & CEILINGS HAIRDRESSING Jacmo Partitions & Billy Shears The Hair Club Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Ph/Fax: 9496 1015 (Rod) Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd pest control 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 SWAT*A*PEST Catabree & Magnolia Daniel Bremer 9313 8484 52 Fourth Rd Armadale 0411 808 383 Phone: 9399 2992 PIANO TUITION Enve Me Hairdressing Simply Music at the Roleystone SC Emma 0424 630 813 Phone: 9496 3950 www.simplymusic.com Karizma Hair Studio plastering 2, 198 Brookton Highway Phone: 9390 7506 Garry’s Plastering Obligation Free Quote HEALTH CARE CENTRE 0438 399 464 Hillview Colon Care Health PLUMBING & GAS Centre 3 Boondi Place Kelmscott Ph: 9495 2804 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 jeweller Mobile: 0409 297 939 Paul Amey Phone: 9525 4220 www.eroticjewellery.com

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Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery. Karragullen Expo October 2011 Ph: 9293 7152, Hills KOFUKAN KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL Orchard Improvement Group. Email: fennell@iinet.net.au Kelmscott Annual Show October 2011 Ph: 9495 4001, ROLEYSTONE DOJO info@kelmscottshow.com.au www.kelmscottshow.com.au Self-defense, Competition, Fitness, Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2011 Confidence, Respect & Discipline Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Improve your personal well being & Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. Improve your social awareness For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Enquiries Ph. 9397 5688 Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge KIDS ADULT or 0419 946 661 Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 CLASSES Qualified Karate Instructor & NCAS Accredited CLASSES Kalamunda District Bridge Club Holds weekly day & Free créche available evening sessions 10wk beginners course, 1st sess free. Starts 7 Sept 7pm, Alan Harper 9293 4805 Training Days Training Times Roleystone Hall If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your Jnrs (5-12yrs) 5-6pm Cnr Wygonda & Jarrah Tuesdays & Thursdays Rds, Roleystone Closed during school holidays Snrs (13yrs & older) 6-7.30pm local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to fngrafix@ozemail.com.au. The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports roLEYstonE kArAtE

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ROLEYSTONE TENNIS CLUB (EST. 1944)

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TenniS played aT The club • SocialSocial Tennis Monday nightsiS7-8.30pm • Wednesday mornings 9am adulTS; morningS from(run 9am onwards (10am inWedneSday Winter time) • Friday mornings 9-11am through Family Centreand with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2-4pm Junior TenniS

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