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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: 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 Katie 9496 2150, Mike 9397 7604 or Tim 9397 7313 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 0467 814 004, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: Phone (Gym) 9496 1484 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 Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U5-U17’s Train Mon & Wed 4.30-5.30pm 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 Grp Karragullen Hall Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more information please contact Chris Johnston on 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Andy Leal 9291 6451, Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup 5 sessions p/wk kids aged 0-5yrs. Janice McLean 0410 025 019 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 Armadale PCYC 2 Townley St 9399 1091, The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club, 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, Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (Pres), Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Diane Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training @ Roleystone Basketball Crts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 Armadale Toastmasters meets every Tues 6.30pm Armadale PS Peter Law 0408 936 623, 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 hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 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 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.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 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 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email: Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues Mel Young 9399 8493


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This month’s magazine has something to tempt everyone’s taste buds, just like several of our local restaurants, which we encourage you to visit. Why not treat yourself to the experience of awardwinning food and service? Four students from Kofukan Karate Australia (Roleystone dojo) are quite excited to be the first National competitors from the club in almost a decade. Read all about their success on page 4. Our local Junior and Senior Football Club’s are nearing the end of their seasons. If you haven’t managed to see a game yet, you’d better be quick! Two of our Roleystone Fire Brigade cadets have just had the trip of a life time on board the Leeuwin II. Read an account of their sailing adventures and check out the great photographs on page 16 and 17 of this issue. With the warmer weather on its way, why not enjoy some of Armadale’s breathtaking landscape, by taking part in the City of Armadale’s spring

bushwalk series? Enjoy the spectacular views, beautiful wildflowers and the chance to see some of our local animals. Registration is essential, so turn to page 21 for further information on the bushwalks. Do you want to become more peaceful, mindful and aware? If so, come along and discover the difference that meditation can make in your life! Facilitators Eugene and Raje are commencing classes soon at Genesis in the Hills, check out page 25 for further details. National Landcare Week is celebrated in September, and the Valley Reporter encourages everyone in the community to take the time to learn more about the repair and management of the natural environment, by joining one of our many community groups. If you haven’t yet been involved with “Caring for our Country”, now is the time! Do you know someone who excels at sport? We want to feature sports achievers within The

Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER Valley Reporter, but we need you to tell us who they are. Any age counts, so feel free to share your living legend with the community. You can submit your details to The Valley Reporter, and we’ll add them in the next monthly magazine. With the sudden increase in burglaries and vandalism in our community, it’s important to keep a wary eye out. Please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have (or think you may have) information about any crime or suspicious activities. You may end up helping to prevent a crime. Crimes can also be reported online at http://wa.crimestoppers.


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Tanking There’s a word in the Australian sporting dictionary that’s been about a few years now, and is starting to get attention again due to a recent rise in occurrences of it. “Tanking”, as it’s known, usually means “to deliberately play at less than your best”, often in order to get a far better draft pick. It’s an example of disgraceful sportsmanship, and is indeed disappointing. Recent displays of “tanking” were seen at the mighty Olympic Games, in which the badminton mob deliberately played so they could get an easy transfer and play the hot spot team later. I had to laugh as I saw players hitting the shuttle cock into their own teammates. In hockey as well, certain teams played only to draw so they could grab a better final round position. Speaking of tanks, I noticed a few days ago whilst walking to my holy spot that the big concrete water tank was gone. There were hoon marks on the oval, but who knows, it may have been taken by aliens. Benjamin Seabrook.

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level, four students from Kofukan Karate Australia (Roleystone dojo) were selected for the WA State Team and competed at the Australian Karate Championships in Melbourne from the 3rd to 5th August. This is the highest level of competition in Australia and Kaitlin Brindley, Cameron Carling, Gabby Purser and Brooke Williams all put in a fantastic effort. Brooke Williams recalls of their experience: Friday (3rd August) brought the first day of competition and Gabby was the first one up. Saturday was the busiest day, with Kaitlin, Cameron and Brooke all taking to the mat. Sunday brought the Open divisions and the Team events. Kaitlin was selected to fight in the team event and received a team bronze medal. Overall, all of us had a wonderful experience and made a bunch of new friends. We all return with great exposure to National Competition and you never know, we all may be in Hobart next year for the 2013 AKF Nationals. Kaitlin Brindley added: It was an awesome experience. The atmosphere of being there was simply wonderful and has motivated me to try again for next year. I would like to thank everyone who helped us get there this year. It was one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences I have ever had and I hope we can pass on everything we learnt and achieved to anyone else wanting to try. Sensei Brian Chambers of Kofukan Karate (Kalgoorlie dojo) was at the event in his capacity as State AKF kumite and kata referee and spoke glowingly of the crew’s efforts, noting that ‘This kind of experience will take them both to the next level in their Karate and coaching of others’. Heartfelt thanks are due to everyone involved in the fundraising to help get the crew to Melbourne, including the Henderson family, Kate McWalter and her bootcamp team and Darren and Stacy Brooke, in addition to a substantial contribution from Kofukan Karate Australia. The club has also received a massive boost by securing a major sponsorship from Sam Saffioti and his team at Roleystone Real Estate. A grant of $1,200 for training equipment has also been gratefully received from Telstra’s Kids Fund Grant Committee, organised by Ben’s Dad, Tim Clarke. To cap it all off, our dojo won a potentially lifesaving defibrillator machine worth $2,500 from “Defib Your Club For Life” - thanks

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The Roleystone Tigers celebrated the 10th anniversary of the 2002 back-to-back premiership with two wins in front of a home crowd and players from the premiership side. The 2002 Captain Simon Adamkiewicz was on hand to give the boys a few playing tips and relive the glory of winning a premiership. Simon presented a speech recalling the players from the premiership team and provided a commentary about the game as if it happened yesterday. Reserves came into the game hot favourites against a struggling Bayswater side, and the game went to script with a strong 15 goal win. It was great to see Anthony Foulds and Luke Snadden post their first majors for the year! It was a strong game played by all the boys, with Isaac Hayhurst and Matt Bendall the best players. In the league game, the Tigers were pushed hard by Bayswater. The annual Anton Wichems medal, which signifies sportsmanship and courage, was awarded to Glen Weaver. Glen played an outstanding game of football, and all voters agreed that as a player who always puts his body on the line, he was a worthy recipient. The final game of the season will be against Nollamara, and the reserves team is still hanging in with a chance at the finals after this week’s win. Jocelyn Jones.

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Above: Line up of Premiership players and 2002 President Jocelyn Jones: Left to right: Brett Woodlands, Rhys Naughton, Cameron Whan, Carlos Buemi, Lars Olsen, Glen Coppins, Jason Hammond, Simon Adamkiewicz and Jocelyn Jones. Left: Life member Gary Bird presenting Wichem medal winner Glen Weaver. Below: Coach Leon Wynne and Premiership Captain Simon Adamkiewicz.

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It has come to the attention of The Valley Reporter that the event details for the “How to Drug Proof Your Kids” course featured on page 24 of issue #96 were indeed incorrect. The 6 session course will be conducted in due course, and early expressions of interest can be given by contacting Joyce Arnott on 0408 956 559.

roleystone JUNIOR football club Junior Trophy Presentation & AGM Saturday 1 Sept at Springdale Park, 11am - 3pm Come along and enjoy the fun with a bouncy castle, bucking bull, games and of course recognition for all our fantastic Roleystone Tigers players. This is also an opportunity for parents to thank coaches, team managers and support staff for a successful and fun packed footy season. The Canteen will also be open with lots of delicious food on offer. Any enquiries please call Samantha Saffioti on 9397 5582.

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Catered by “The Manse Restaurant” this night is the culmination of Season 2012 and gives players and parents an opportunity to say thanks to all our hardworking coaches, team managers and supporters. Don’t miss out on getting your tickets. Call Samantha Saffioti on 9397 5582. Any help with setting up and cleaning up is greatly appreciated.

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In central Roleystone, the two main gum trees are the Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and the Marri or Red gum (Corymbia calophylla). The easiest way to tell them apart is the size of their honkey nuts – Marri nuts are the size of a twenty or fifty cent piece coin, whereas the Jarrah nuts are more like the size of a fingernail. The Jarrah also has strips of bark where the Marri has blobs of red sap. Throughout some valleys are the Yarri’s or Swan River Blackbutts (Eucalyptus patens), which are very similar to the Jarrah in physical attributes, such as bark and nuts. Closer to the scarp are the Wandoo (Eucalyptus wandoo) with the white bark, seen on Mills Road East. Of these, only the Jarrah suffers from dieback root rot, thanks to water mould (Phytophthora cinnamomi). The Marri suffers from stem rot, resulting from a specific fungus (Quambalaria coyrecup). The only known treatment for the diseased stem/ branch rot is to cut it out, which will prevent it spreading to neighbouring healthy trees. Pruning large limbs from trees is best left to the professionals, mostly for safety reasons, but also because the tree loppers are usually trained in how best to prune trees and improve tree health. Gum trees can have their lower limbs pruned, creating a “vertical firebreak” by fire safety. If you intend to do it yourself, make sure you don’t remove the crown top, since it weakens the tree and can create future problems. Other smaller trees of Roleystone include the Bull Banksia (Banksia grandis), the Jarrah Forest Sheoak (Allocasuarina fraseriana) and the “Snotty gobbles”, which comes with thin leaves and black paperbark (Persoonia longifolia) or with round leaves and smooth bark (Persoonia elliptica). For information on treatment of dieback root rot, see Roleybushcare and the Dieback Working Group. Caroline Wielinga.

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Budget The budget has finally been passed, with the most notable highlights including replacement of the irrigation system at Cross Park, and the commencement of a “Bushcare Crew”, which is certainly required for those regions unfortunate enough to be without dedicated volunteers. The replaced irrigation system will hopefully improve the coverage & efficiency of watering at the park, although it will not affect the drainage.

Cross Park-Springdale Master Planning Update Workshops have been held with City Officers, consultants and stakeholders such as local sports club members and representatives of the Family Centre Management and Men’s Shed/Community Garden. It was highlighted that there are unlikely to be sudden radical changes to the building infrastructure, as this would require funds that are currently not forecast in the current 15 year budget. Suggested improvements included heating/cooling and acoustics for the Roleystone Hall, cooling and ventilation for Springdale, formalisation of both Cross Park and Springdale carparks, improvements to northern ball courts, accommodation/ storage for the Netball club, and accommodation of the Men’s Shed/Community Garden. It’s probably still not too late to make comments - just email or write to the City as soon as possible at, or at Locked Bag 2, Armadale.

Footpath Plan Stage 2 Footpaths to be included in “Stage 2” (over the next decade) have been endorsed, but it’s not yet been decided which are more urgently required, for safety or other factors. Footpaths for Roleystone include (in no particular order) the completion of Westbourne Road, George Road, Soldiers Road from Brookton to the River, Brookton Highway between Soldiers and Croyden, Andreas Road, Northward Road, Orchid Drive, Michael Road, Wygonda Road, Garland Road, Windsor Avenue, Russelia Way, Urch Road South, Chevin between Rubida Caroline Wielinga. and Holden, as well as Peet Road North. For further details, check the Technical Services Committee meeting report August 2012.


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Roleystone is a small community, so to have a select few go around doing senseless acts of vandalism makes one wonder what is happening to our society. Don’t these people realise it is a part of their community? If it is out of boredom, why can’t they do something more constructive than destructive? I have only been in Roleystone for a few months, and found most people to be delightful and so friendly. It’s a shame to come to work and find a brick has been thrown through the front window of the shop for no apparent reason. Not only did the front window of my shop get broken, but I’ve been told by people passing by that some windows in the Community Centre were broken as well. It makes me wonder if these ratbags would appreciate having their hardearned possessions broken or stolen. I bet they wouldn’t, so why do it to other people? These people know who they are, and need to grow up and take responsibility for their actions. I don’t think their parents would be too proud of them if they knew what they are doing to the community. We all need to take a stand against these senseless acts of vandalism in the community, and make the vandals pay for the damages.

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Over the past decade, shows such as Australian Idol, The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor and Popstars have all produced a variety of winners who have gone on to stardom, to the point that there is suspicion of an over-abundance of reality show singers. Breeahn Jones, a former performer from the Roleystone Theatre, is taking to the stage this August and September, in the world premiere of a musical which satirically explores such reality show contestants. Written by her brother Tyler Jones and musical director Robert Wood, “Falling To The Top” is described as a “fast and funny look at fame, fortune and the lack of talent required to make it to number one”. The story follows four rejected reality television contestants who form The Divalettes, a sassy girl group. Salli-Ann, Tonya, FonDue and Feliciabel all experience 15 minutes of fame on the TV show Pop Rocket, and join forces to increase their chances of success. Breeahn plays FonDue, a character who will do anything to be famous. “She assumes the role of leader of The Divalettes, because she’s driven, talented and won’t let anyone stand between her and success, including her best friend,” she said. “She soon realises, though, that money and fame may not be worth the sacrifices she has to make.” Involved in the performing arts since primary school, Jones has appeared with the Old Mill, Stirling, Roleystone, Limelight, Marloo, Kwinana and Melville Theatres, the MS Society, Playlovers and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA in numerous productions, including “Jonah”, “Falsettos”, “Spamalot” and “Don’s Party”. She was nominated for Best Female Musical Theatre Performer at the 2009 Finley Awards, for her role

in “Ruthless”, and scored a 2011 Plover Award for Most Successful Actress as Daisy Hilton in the musical “Side Show”. “It’s not often you get the opportunity to create a role in an original musical, especially in Perth, which is one of the main reasons I wanted to do this show.” Breeahn says her role in “Falling To The Top” requires a lot of vocal stamina. “Creating a role is extremely difficult, because you have no previous soundtrack to compare your performance to and there is a lot of material to learn,” she said. Her brother Tyler admits “Falling To The Top” has a strong satiric edge, and says there are more than a few jabs at the pop music industry – but all in good, light-hearted fun. “The Divalettes were partly inspired by The Young Divas,” he said. “I remember reading an article suggesting that reality shows had so overpopulated the music industry that solo artists were forced to band together in a group just to survive. It seemed like such a ridiculous, dramatic premise; popstars forming packs to hunt for success.” “Falling To The Top” debuts at the Playlovers Theatre at 8:00pm on August 24th, 25th, 31st, September 1st, 7th and 8th, with a 2:00pm matinee on September 2nd. Tickets cost $20 each, with concession tickets costing only $15. To book, call 0415 777 173 or go to au. Please be aware that the show contains coarse language and adult themes. Pictured: Former Roleystone Theatre performer Breeahn Jones (second from right), is the leader of The Divalettes in the world premiere of “Falling To The Top”, with Claire Taylor, Kimberley Harris, and Maria Velletri.

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In preparation for the fiercest day of rivalry in WA, the Western Derby, the students of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School walked through the school gates in their favourite footy team colours. On the 2nd of August, the colours of the Eagles and Dockers were well represented by the students, who dressed in casual clothes to support Derby Day. The beautiful school grounds also got a makeover for the occasion, with the parent group decorating the walkways with streamers, balloons, banners and posters supporting both teams. Students were treated to a visit by everyone’s favourite mascot Rick The Rock Eagle, as well as an Eagles Rock My School team member. Together they spoke to the students about respect and values, played fun games with the kids, and

gave out lots of great prizes. To conclude the fun-filled day, the school sports teacher Miss Shaw coordinated a fantastic tabloid sports carnival, which took place in the beautiful surrounds of the school. Just as the rain passed through and the sun came out, the students and staff had a wonderful afternoon participating in the highly entertaining activities that centred on developing football skills.

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I’ve also learned that working as a team can be far more rewarding, and brings better results in the end. To feel the sway and movement of clear and peaceful water below you, with what seems like very little holding you up on the surface, in the middle of nowhere, creates such an amazing sense of calm and oneness with nature. To feel weightless, and to look out on an endless horizon on top of the main mast is truly breathtaking beautiful. I now have experiences that I never would have thought I could have had, and unforgettable memories to remind me of my adventures. I have just received a letter from the Leeuwin officials, inviting me back with a rating to be cook’s mate, so I am pleased to be returning aboard the Leeuwin II very soon as a volunteer, to gain more experience and loads of new adventures. Bonnie-Rae Richards.

Starting from the 2nd of June 2012, I was fortunate enough to go sailing on the Leeuwin for 9 days. I would like to say a big thank you to the Roleystone Fire Brigade for selecting me for this voyage. This experience, in which I learned the names of ropes, sails and the meaning of each command, was probably the best I’ve ever had. Throughout the trip on the Leeuwin, I met a lot of new people who were all very nice. The adventure began when we were taken out by a cruise boat to board the sail boat at about 6:30pm. We started sailing the next morning from Monkey Mia down to Fremantle. By the third day, the rough seas had everyone feeling sick, but we kept going. I got to steer the ship that day, and got to use command orders in order to swap over with other crew members. Every day we had to do a 2 to 4 hour long watch, in which we would control the helm and go on bow watch. On this voyage, we broke the record for sailing the fastest time from Monkey Mia to Fremantle without stopping in 24 hours. We got to Fremantle really early, so we just anchored in front of Garden Island. The next day after anchoring, we intended to go ashore, but the sea was too rough for us to row out on the life boats. The next day, we got to control the ship but we didn’t really get anywhere. On day 9, we raised the anchor and sailed back to

Fremantle Port to meet our parents and family. There were 41 people from various cadet units on the voyage. In addition to meeting these new people, the highlight of this trip for me would have been climbing up the masts. Shanae Jarvis.


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Roleybushcare Gets Dieback update Twelve members from Roleybushcare recently attended the annual Dieback Information Group conference in Kalamunda, an event described by Roleybushcare Chair, Ian Colquhoun, as “a great opportunity to get an update on new dieback research and to find out more about dieback management in other parts of the country”. A presentation from a Murdoch University post graduate student showed that the dieback organism (Phytophthora Cinnamomi) is able to survive in the roots of tiny annual plants and has 4 different methods of reproducing in those roots. Plant Pathology Professor at Murdoch University, Giles Hardy, told the 220 strong audience that these findings will result in the rewriting of text books to include this new information on an organism that is present on all continents of the world, apart from Antarctica. The audience was also told about the dieback organism being present in many areas of the Blue Mountains near Sydney, but were reassured that it isn’t killing many plants. The Roleybushcare members agreed that it was an informative and enjoyable conference, made all the better because they were able to mix with many like-minded environmental enthusiasts. Ian Colquhoun.

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Our next Field Day, September 23rd, will be a Dieback Treatment Day, held at the Lena Hart Reserve on Westbourne Road. It will commence at 9:00am and finish at 12 noon. Participants will be able to borrow the equipment to treat their own trees against dieback. New volunteers will be welcome, and as usual, morning tea will be provided. If you require any further information, please visit our This and other information is also shown on the notice board at the Roleystone Shopping Centre. Hope to see you there. Horst Seecamp.

Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics The Roleystone Club was formed in April 1977 to provide Little Athletics in the Roleystone and Karragullen areas. It is open to boys and girls 5-17 of any ability including children with special needs. Low income families may be entitled to some assistance from the local government. Training nights are Monday and Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm at the Roleystone Community College Cnr Raeburn & Brooks Rd Roleystone. Competition days are Saturday at Morgan Park Armadale. Cost: Registration Fee $120 per child, Under 6’s $50 per child. Uniform top $25. For more information ring Julie Jackson (Sec) 9496 0559 or attend the information display at Roleystone Shopping Centre on Saturday 25th August. Registration Day is Saturday 1st September held at Morgan Park Armadale.

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Grandparent carers need direct financial support could do this by phoning Wanslea’s Information and Registration Line on 1800 008 323. He said Wanslea had nine support groups in Western Australia with two of those being in his electorate of Canning at Armadale and Mandurah. “There are more than 14,000 grandfamilies with responsibility for their grandchildren across Australia,” Mr Randall said. “This really is an enormous amount of people doing an admirable job and I will continue to work towards seeing them get a fairer go when it comes to financial support. “By comparison, foster parents receive funding in terms of new school uniforms, school excursions, costs associated with care, and a whole range of support the State Government should rightly give them, yet many grandparents are trying to do this on a pension or can’t retire and have to keep working. “I again call on the Minister to take decisive action and give grandparent carers the same financial assistance as foster parents.”

AMAZING COMMITMENT TO OUR LAND With National Landcare Week being celebrated in September, it is an ideal opportunity to encourage the community to get involved in “Caring for our Country” through the many community groups such as Roleybushcare, Armadale Gosnells Landcare, SERCUL, and other wetland or Rivercare groups. Join the ranks of bushranger cadets and hardworking individual landowners who do amazing work to repair and manage our natural environment. Most of these groups form partnership with their local governments, Swan River Trust or the Department of Environment, who are often the landowners (particularly in the metro area) putting in funds and other forms of support, while most of the groups also seek outside funding to make sure they have enough money to carry out what they believe is necessary. The results being achieved are amazing. The volunteer hours being given are staggering, and the number of plants and trees that have been planted for restoration number numbers in the millions. These groups not only undertake the on-ground work which (includes weeding and erosion preventions works), but often become involved with educating others on the environmental needs. Many also advocate


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Canning MHR Don Randall says although he welcomes the announcement by the state’s Minister for Child Protection, Robyn McSweeney, committing more than $127,000 in funding for the Wanslea Family Services Board, he would still like to see some financial assistance going straight into the pockets of grandparent carers. “This is really just a crumb off the table which will go to support services for grandparent carers – not direct financial assistance for the grandparent carers themselves,” Mr Randall said. “I am not knocking the extra funding for these helpful and important services, but there is still more work to be done and more room for improvement to ensure that these grandparent carers are better supported through direct financial help. “For example, what about the grandparent carers that do not go to Wanslea’s support groups or aren’t registered with them?” Mr Randall said he encouraged any grandparent carers who weren’t yet registered with Wanslea to do so. People

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The Baseball and Tee-ball season will soon be upon us, and we still have places in some of our teams, so if your child is interested in playing, please contact Tanya Taylor on 0409 112 373. Games of Tee-ball are played for about an hour on Saturday mornings, so if you’re looking for a summer sport that won’t monopolise your child’s weekends, it may be the ideal choice. Fees are low, and there is no further outlay for uniforms, plus all new U8’s players receive a free starter pack containing a new glove, ball and other goodies. If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card, you could also be eligible to have your fees paid in full by KidSport, a program being offered by the City of Armadale and DSR. To find out more, contact Sandy on 0419 875 277. Baseball and Tee-ball clinics were recently held at Roleystone Community College for all kids from Pre-Primary to Year 7. A big thank you must go to Ryan Schurman from the Perth Heat and Peter McCormack from TBAWA who ran our baseball clinics. The older kids enjoyed

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testing their pitching speed against the radar, whilst the younger ones had fun catching, batting, running and of course collecting their “sticky” gift. Some of our Little League players have been attending a High Performance and Winter program in Victoria Park over the past few Sundays. They have received specialist training from State League and ex-professionals, an experience which the kids have gained a lot from. We would like to thank Vic Park Baseball Club for inviting us along. Thanks must also go to Sam and Kirsten at Roleystone Real Estate, who have once again agreed to be our major sponsor. Their ongoing support is invaluable to our club, and we greatly appreciate them coming onboard again for season 2012/13. RTBC would like to congratulate our Tee-ball Supersquad nominees Connor Olesen, Joshua Johnson and Tomas Koval, and wish them luck for the upcoming tryouts. Don’t forget to attend our “Meet the Coach” day on Saturday the 15th of September. From 10:00am, players will get to meet their coach and find out other information regarding training etc. Fees can be paid on this day, and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase baseball pants or any other needed equipment. Sandy Johnson President.

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Take a walk through Armadale this spring 2.5km trail to a challenging 6km hike led by local bushwalk enthusiasts. Armadale Mayor, Henry Zelones said the walks are a popular series that have been showcasing Armadale’s breathtaking landscape for more than a decade. “Spring Bushwalks are a great way for the community to explore the natural sites of the Armadale area. The trails offer a chance to see spectacular views, beautiful wildflowers and some of our local animals” said Cr Zelones. All participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen and bring along a bottle of water. Those attending the Night Walk are asked to bring along a torch. Registrations are essential for each walk and group bookings are welcome. Call Armadale Arena on 9399 0840 to secure your place. Spring Bushwalks Settler’s Common Sunday 9 September, 8.30am - noon Bungendore Park Sunday 23 September, 8.30am - noon Forrestdale Lake Sunday 7 October, 8.30am - noon Settler’s Common, night walk Saturday 13 October, 5 – 7.30pm Wungong Dam Sunday 21 October, 8.30am – noon.

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Unprecedented sales in Roleystone ARE UPGRADERS BECOMING MORE PROLIFIC THAN FIRST HOME BUYERS? Australia’s largest retail independent mortgage brokerage ‘LoanMarket’ has released statistics showing that loan enquiries for people requiring finance to upgrade their homes are higher than first home buyer (FHB) enquiries. Loan market corporate spokesman Paul Smith recently stated that owner occupied property purchasers or upgrader enquires make up 50% of their enquiries where as FHB’s make up 28% and Investors 8%. Mr Smith also stated that the recent increase in upgrader activity is no doubt a result of the multiple reductions to the cash rate (currently 3.5%). On the ground in Roleystone, there is still evidence of both upgraders and FHB’s with a current and promising increase in activity above the $500,000 price bracket.

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RCC Harvest Time Now that our wonderful onsite sustainable kitchen garden at the Roleystone Community College is fully operational, harvesting has begun. Thank you to each and every person who helps out in the garden, and to all of the classes which help to maintain it on a daily basis. We are looking for more volunteers to help out with the garden! For more information, please contact Justine Davies or Caroline Legg from the Grow Project at

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Researchers believe that chronic inflammation in the body contributes to many severe diseases that are prevalent in today’s society. Most of us recognise inflammation through the pain we suffer. Causes of inflammation include diet, stress, being overweight, infection and toxins. Arthritis is a name for a group of conditions affecting the joints, and since there are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, it is highly prevalent. In fact, in Australia alone, nearly one in five people has arthritis. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Anyone can get arthritis, including children, and it will affect people in different ways, since each arthritis type has specific symptoms. The common symptoms are include pain, swelling in joints, redness and/or warmth in joints, stiffness or reduced movement in joints, and general symptoms such as fatigue or feeling unwell. The pain management protocols used in the treatment of arthritis may also assist those suffering from soft tissue trauma, such as sprains, strains, bruising and overuse. From 6:00pm to 7:00pm on the 17th of September, there will be a free workshop in which you can find out about pain management techniques for arthritis, gout and soft tissue injuries. At the workshop you will find out about the different types of arthritis, the natural pain management supplements, foods that help and foods that hurt, and how treating your digestive system may help. Bring a friend and find out more! The workshop will be held at Nervana Chiropractic, located at 7 Stirk Street in Kalamunda. Bookings are essential, so if you’re interested, call 9293 2999 or send an email to au.

Unplugged Acoustic Folk Roots & Blues I’d like to send out a great big thanks to everyone who took part in the Unplugged Acoustic Folk, Roots & Blues on Sunday the 12th of August. Also, thanks to all the supporters who came along, you made it such a wonderful afternoon. It’s a shame Tommy Emmanuel couldn’t make it, but I think we managed pretty good on our own. Our next meeting will be September 9th, and I invite everyone to come. It would be great to see a few of the ‘fairer sex’ up on stage next time, so come on girls! If you enjoyed the afternoon, tell a friend and bring them along next time. Mel Young. Pictured: Tony Street (top), Jim Irvine (with cap) and Ronnie Domp (in Western hat).

Roleystone Autumn Festival 2013 The Roleystone Autumn Festival organisation is underway, the date has been set for Saturday 13th April 2013 10am-3pm. The event meetings in the lead up will be at 7:30pm on the last Friday of each month, at the Roleystone Country Club. For more information about the Roleystone Autumn Festival

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Meditation at Genesis in the Hills Meditation classes will be commencing at Genesis in the Hills on Monday the 27th of August from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Facilitated by Eugene & Raje, the classes will make a real difference to the quality of your life. Whilst many people say they find it hard to switch off their thoughts in their first meditation class, what they have to understand is that meditation is really about providing an opportunity to quieten the mind, and to be in the present moment, which creates a mental space for new creative thoughts and ideas. We may have very brief moments of “no mind” through practice, but it’s unrealistic to expect yourself to completely switch off your mind. What we are actually practicing is mindfulness anyway. Our minds are constantly creating, but most of the time we aren’t conscious of what they are creating. Very often we are not as in control of our thoughts as we think. Meditation helps us to be more conscious of the “monkey mind”, giving us an opportunity to witness the inner workings of our own minds, and the kind of thoughts that circulate there. With this new consciousness we can begin to choose more positive ways of thinking, by interrupting the constant flow of persistent negativity and mindless dramas that often take up valuable time, space and energy. Through meditation, we can become more peaceful, mindful and aware, not only of our thoughts, but of our bodies and emotions as well. When we begin to see the interplay of these different aspects of ourselves, we find a new awareness, which we can use to take more control and responsibility for ourselves, essentially liberating us from anxieties and fears. In addition to the spiritual and personal benefits, meditation is also very good for your physical well-being. It not only quietens the mind and expands awareness, but also deeply relaxes the body, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress and depression, creates mental clarity, strengthens the immune system, and improves memory. Eugene has been working as a transpersonal counsellor, art therapist, artist and group facilitator for over 15 years. She runs ongoing meditations classes in Kalamunda, and facilitates workshops combining story telling and art therapy. To find out more, go to the website www.

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Is proud to announce it’s 2012 Season: Blithe Spirit September 7, 8(+ matinee), 12, 14, 15(+ matinee) Storytime in the Hills (children’s theatre) October 1, 3, 5 (11am and 2pm each day, during school holidays) Avenue Q (musical) November 16, 17, 21, 23, 24(+ matinee), 28, 30, December 1 Bookings: The Chapmans - 9397 5730 / or book and pay on the website

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GREAT NEWS Classic Sounds will be playing at the FAIR again this year. More new stalls have been added and we are looking forward to a great day. The children’s colouring competition will be in three classes: 4-7yr old, 8-11yr old and 12-14yr old. Full details next month.

If you would lIke a stall at the faIr please contact heather on 9496 3769 The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports st christophEr’s church

Noel Coward’s spirited comedy in supernatural showing Everyone wants to find a happy medium – but what happens when a man is offered the best of both worlds, in the present and the afterlife? Regarded as one of Noel Coward’s finest plays, “Blithe Spirit” comes to Roleystone Theatre this September, under the direction of awardwinning theatre veteran Stephen Lee. Set just before World War II, the comedy follows an author trying to The cast of Blithe Spirit: David Gardette, Kerri Hilton, research his upcoming book Laura Djanegara, Grant Malcolm, Angelique Malcolm, on a psychopathic clairvoyant, Julia Dalby and Jenny McCann. by arranging a séance. The ghost of his Night”, “Lysistrata”, “A Christmas ex-wife appears, only visible to him, Carol” and “What The Butler Saw”, among many others. In what little spare much to the chagrin of his current wife. Director Stephen Lee said he was attracted time he’s had, he has set up The Method to “Blithe Spirit” because of the main plot Studio and worked as artistic director for premise. “Who hasn’t ever sighed over the Attic Theatre. Lee has won numerous a partner who left us, wondering what Finley Awards, including Best Actor for would happen if we could have them back “The Tempest” in 2003, Best Play for again?” he said. “I love the way Coward “What The Butler Saw” in 2004 and examines how the unique situation Best Director for “A Midsummer Night’s unravels a man’s entire life. I enjoy Dream” in 2006. directing well-written comedy, but I’ve He believes his biggest challenges with never directed a piece by Coward before, “Blithe Spirit” will be the special effects and this is a superb piece of theatre. In required to create the illusion of the many ways, this play doesn’t require a haunting scenes. “These include tipping director to stamp their own interpretation tables, a ghostly wind and invisible on the text. It’s all a matter of placing trust ghosts destroying the house at the play’s in Coward and your actors and making conclusion,” Lee said. “I have never had to present anything this tricky before, but my input as invisible as I can.” Originally from the UK, Lee has a wealth I’m looking forward to seeing how much of experience and successful productions we can shock and surprise the audience. behind him, including an acting stint on Even though this is essentially a comedy, “The Bill”, as well as directorial work at it would be fun to scare them just a little. Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End, The cast will include Jenny McCann, and the Raduga Festival in St Petersburg. Julia Dalby, Kerri Hilton, Grant Malcolm, Since moving to Perth in 2002, he David Gardette, and many others, and I has appeared in “The Elephant Man”, feel very privileged to be working with “Macbeth”, “Much Ado About Nothing”, some of the best actors on Perth’s stages.” “The Tempest” and “The Winter’s Tale”. Roleystone Theatre is located at 587 He has also directed “Othello”, “Twelfth Brookton Highway, Roleystone, opposite the Croyden Road junction. “Blithe Spirit” will play at 8:00pm on September 7th, 8th, 12th, 14th and 15th, as well as at a 2:00pm matinee on September 15th. Tickets cost $16 for adults, and $12 for concession. To book, call 9397 5730, or go to the new online booking and payment system at

St Christopher’s Christmas Fair held at the Roleystone Family Centre Wygonda Road Roleystone

Saturday 24th November 9am - 2pm

Are you looking for a unique present for Father’s Day? How about the gift of entertainment? You can now purchase gift vouchers for Roleystone Theatre - valid at any show. Call Gerry and Bobbie on 9397 5730 to order yours now!

Sassy and shocking vagina tales challenge former Roleystone Theatre performer

Marriage” and “Side Show”. Binford said, “My main challenge in The Vagina Monologues will be to keep the audience’s attention when it’s just me on stage. I’m hoping I can find the right rhythm for telling these stories.” Theatre director Megan Burley said “The Vagina Monologues” moves beyond embarrassment and fear and is an outrageous journey of sultry fun. “Although the play has been around for almost a decade, I still meet people who have never seen it but want to know what it’s all about,” she said. “The Vagina Monologues is something to be excited about, dripping with female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. It’s full of potent stories from a range of ages, ethnicities and sexualities, making for a jubilant night at the theatre.” Burley expects audiences to have a mixed reaction to the subject matter. “Some people will be provoked, educated, shocked or even confronted but I can guarantee they will have a giggle along the way,” she said. “I want to create a community of vaginas, and take people on a journey, ensuring we match the laughs of each monologue with equivalent respect.” “The Vagina Monologues” will play at the Old Mill Theatre at 8:00pm on August 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st, September 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, as well as a 2:00pm matinee on August 26th. Tickets cost $20, with concession tickets costing just $15 each. To book, call 9367 8719 or send an email to oldmilltheatre@iinet. heritage-listed Old Mill Theatre is on Mends Street, South Perth, opposite the Windsor Hotel & Australia Post. More info at www. Pictured: Cicely Binford (first right at the front), is ready to embrace tales of “down below” in The Vagina Monologues with Jennifer McGrath, Sinéad Bevan, Nicole Pearce, Jessica Russell and Laila Gampfer.

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Former Roleystone Theatre performer Cicely Binford is appearing in The Vagina Monologues this August and September in what’s become a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. Eve Ensler’s famed stage production is a searingly funny, sometimes shocking, moving and unashamedly honest exploration of what’s “down there”. Created from hundreds of interviews with women from all walks of life, Ensler gives them a space to tell stories about their rarely-shared vagina experiences. Binford plays two main characters with very different stories and personalities – a sex worker and a woman with a child-like quality. “The sex worker services women and talks about she got into her line of work, while my other character describes the process of how she named her vagina,” she said. “This is such a well-known, widely-seen piece of artistic work, and I was interested in the format of delivering monologues. “As a feminist, I appreciate a forum where women are able to share in expressing themselves openly about their biology, emotions and sexuality. It’s not just about being titillating or shocking, it’s about being thoughtprovoking and challenging. These are important matters and theatre has a duty to engage its audience in them from time to time.” Binford has been involved in theatre since she was a teenager growing up in Texas (she has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Texas Woman’s University), and has previously performed in shows such as “Lily Dale”, “The Women”,” Red, Hot and Cole”, “The Three Sisters”, “Into the Woods” and “Clue The Musical”. Since moving to Perth in 2007, she has performed with the Old Mill, Playlovers, Limelight, Roleystone and Blak Yak Theatres in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Company”, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Boston

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japanese cooking

Wed 5 sept 11.30-2pm Fri 7 sept 7-9.30pm Bookings Essential Limited Places BYO Drinks $35pp

Learn how to create 7 delicious Japanese dishes. Come with a hungry tummy as you will be eating your tasty creations! Printed recipes provided to take home. Menu: Tofu Miso Soup, Assorted Sushi, Yakitori Chicken, Namasu Carrot (pickled carrot salad), Tsukune (Japanese chicken meatballs), Japanese Rice (authentic Japanese rice & sushi rice), Soy and Ginger Dipping sauce.

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boWls oF Felt 24 Aug 11.30-2.30pm $25pp + $10 Materials Kit spring scarVes 21 Sept 11.30-2.30pm $25pp + $20 Materials Kit Come join us in this fun, light & hands on workshop to create gorgeous spring scarves & creative bowls of felt. Judy Calderwood is an expert felt maker with over 30 years experience & will guide you to felt your own designs in felt. After this workshop you will have enough experience to make your own creations at home.

Daily fitness for Years 1 to 5 was conducted recently by Mr Thatcher, and judging by all the smiles, the students loved it! Mr Thatcher ran it as an aerobics session with house points and Principals stickers awarded for effort and enthusiasm. Mrs Hudman from the front office at the Roleystone Community College is once again collecting 5¢ coins to donate to the Autism Association. Many families are affected or are aware of somebody that has Autism. The more 5¢ coins collected, the more children we will be able to help attend a camp. We collected over 7000 coins last year, and we’ve had a small trickle come in so far this year, so keep rummaging around at home or in the car to find those coins. Even ask your family and friends to drop them in at the front office. Thank you for your support to this wonderful cause. If you want to know how else you can help, go to http://www. Roleystone Community College held a Crazy Hair and Hat Day on Friday the 10th of August. Students were asked to make a gold coin donation to help raise funds towards the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

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19 Sept 11.15-2.15pm Bookings Essential Limited Places $20pp + $18 Materials Kit Huge rainbow of colours to choose from.

Wed 8th & 15th Aug 9.30-12.30pm Mon 3rd & 10th Sept 6.30-9.30pm $50 for the 2 weeks

Learn to sparkle while making your own design of Bracelet & 2 sets of earrings with the beautiful colours of Swarovski crystals, gemstones, fresh water pearls & beads. Join in with a group of people & do those projects you have always wanted to do but needed that little bit of encouragement.

This course is designed for those who have just started out with Photoshop and want to expand their skills. Suitable for Windows & Mac users. Requirements: The recommended Photoshop software for this course is Elements 10, which you can either buy or download the 30 day free trial from the Adobe website directly. Other Photoshop programs acceptable. Laptop (& power cord) with Photoshop installed prior to course, notepad & mouse. VARIED CONTENT IN PHOTOSHOP 3.

Enrol now or for more information contact Roleystone Family Centre or go to

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Insightful workshop designed to get you write your thoughts and feelings in a creative way. Types of journals: Cooking, Gardening, Gratitude, Dreams, Travel plus much more…. Decorate your own Miracle Box and use the law of attraction to manifest your dreams.

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BRIDAL & FORMAL SHOP A Touch of Class by Tamukami 2/2155 Albany Hwy Gosnells 9490 9909 BUILDER David J Willis Building Phone: 9496 1262 Mobile: 0408 959 340 Halligan’s Building & Carpentry Mobile: 0418 240 404 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 BUTCHER Roleystone Family Meats Phone: 9397 5580 2, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone CAKES & LOLLY SPECIALTY BUFFETS Dream Create Indulge Courtney & Chelsea 0400 206 810 CAR DETAILING Once Over Mobile Car Detailing Jason 0411 654 119 CHILDCARE Magic Moon Childcare Phone: Linda 9399 1838 101 Forrest Rd Armadale CHIROPRACTOR Roleystone Chiropractic Josh Morton 0451 675 100 19 Wygonda Rd Roleystone COMPUTER REPAIRS Bigsi Computer Solutions call Simon 9397 9046 Mobile: 0433 838 394 CONCRETE Decorative Concrete Resurfacing System Transforming Crete Designs Call Pete now 0438 979 582 K & K Concrete Kevin Campbell Mobile: 0433 728 478 dentIST Roleystone Dental Surgery Ph: 9397 6337 9 Wygonda Rd Roleystone DOG BaRRIER The Dog Line 1300 843 364 Specialists in Pet Containment

DOGWASH It’s A Dogs Life Call Monique on 0413 261 352 DREAM CONSULTANT Jenifer’s Pillow Talk Mobile: 0417 945 988 DRIVEWAYS Creative Driveways & Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 EARTHMOVING F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES Affinity Cafe 8 Wygonda Rd Roleystone Phone: 9397 6538 Kim Valley Chinese Restaurant 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Ph: 9495 1188 Roley’s on the Ridge Cnr Soldiers Rd & Brookton Hwy Ph: 9496 0666 The Grape Gallery 508 Brookton Hwy Roleystone Phone: 9496 0088 The Manse Restaurant 31 Church Ave Armadale Phone: 9399 6078 The Roasted Bean Cafe Shop 4, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Ph: 9397 9927 Views 101 on Araluen Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave Ph: 9397 9969 ELECTRICIAN Darling Range Electrical Call Glen Weaver 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 High Point Electrical Call Marius 0419 004 475 Roleystone Property Maintenance Call Alex 0401 979 866 FENCING Rural Fencing Call John 0418 953 591 or Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 GARDEN SUPPLIES Karragullen Gravel & Garden Supplies Phone/Fax: 9397 6854 GAS SUPPLY Hills Gas Supply Phone: 9291 5551

HAIRDRESSING A New Do Hair-n-Beauty 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 Aura Hairdressing Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd Phone: 9496 3950 Billy Shears The Hair Club Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 Karizma Hair Studio 2, 198 Brookton Highway Phone: 9390 7506 healing Janet Bushby 0488 705 555 Body Access for Balance, Reiki and Counselling jewellery designer Olil Jewellery Design 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 LAWNMOWING Bee Jay’s Garden Services 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 massage therapist Mensana Professional Massage Service Steven Rouse 0438 955 419 MEDICAL CENTRE Roleystone Family Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd NATUROPATHY/IRIDOLOGY Healing Solutions Nervana Chiropractic 7 Stirk St Kalamunda, Caroline 9293 2999 PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Jacmo Partitions & Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Barry: 9397 5598 PIANO TUITION Simply Music Emma 0488 630 811 PILATES Foundations Pilates Alyce Thorpe 0430 835 047 plastering de GRAAF PLASTERING Obligation Free Quote 0438 399 464 PLUMBING ABM Plumbing Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Mobile: 0409 297 939

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WANTED Wildlife Park needs you 0439 904 147 Horse Agistment Roleystone. New fencing, lge yards, other agisters, endless trail riding in bush. Call Helen 0402 403 269 or 9397 5921 for more info or to come and view

Rod Coxell Sound Productions located in Girrawheen. Anyone interested; businesses, students, budding musos, bands etc. check out FRENCH TUITION Ph: 0438 634 902 Children and Adults

Healthdirect Hotline 1800 022 222, Poison Information Centre

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volunteers wanted Radio Lollipop urgently requires volunteers for the Armadale Hospital Children’s Ward. If you have a spare 2hrs p/wk, are over 18 and would like to bring some happiness to a child’s hospital stay. Ph: Helen 9390 8850, 0458 888 498 or Radio Lollipop on 9340 8835 Are you an experienced Babysitter and need some more employment opportunities? Have you recently celebrated a special occasion? Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary or Christening then let everyone know by putting your details in The Valley Reporter

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 Info 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 call 1800 800 022, Illegal Dumping Hotline: 1300 766 541

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we Sat Weare areopen openTues Wed1.45-2.30pm 11.30-12.15 &&Sat 9.30-10.30am the school term. 9.30-10.30am during school term. ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE Any enquiries please call 9496 1115 or HEATHER WHITEHEAD 9496 0119 email

Roleystone Toy Library

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

Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale

 Ph: 9399 0410

 Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone

Ph: 9496 1171 Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 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 Saturday 13th October – Book your site online at, email: romaspiccia@ Ph 9293 7132 A/H 0418 939 134 Supporting a Community that supports SmokeFree WA Kelmscott Annual Show 19th & 20th October, Rushton Park, Kelmscott. Phone: 9495 4001 each other – Life line 13 11 14 email: This printing has been proudly supported & reproduced by FN GRAFIX – Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your Roleystone Karragullen Seniors Club (Inc) local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to Email: thevalleyreporter@ 46 Jarrah Road, Roleystone 

Roleystone Community Alive Group

Phone : 9496 3166 E-mail:

We are an energetic group of “Over 50’s” and some of our regular activities for members are: • Mahjong • Bingo • Book Club • Lunches • Whist • Indoor Bowls • Cards • Members Lending Library THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY – REFER TO CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITIES

This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter


A SAFE, FUN PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. SESSIONS MONDAY TO FRIDAY REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL Registrars’ Ellen Southgate on 6396 2498 contact our new registrar CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR CONTACT OUR NEW REGISTRAR ROBYN DAWSON 9397 7116 & Marie Hoffmann on 0404 996 670 kym graham 9397 9158 CAROLYN BATHGATE 9498 1968


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

For enquiries phone Gerry 9397 5730

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

Noel 9397 6370 Rob 9397 5406



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


Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: Wendy Shearwood (Sec.) 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker (Pres.) (Pres. &9397 Club6620, Capt.)Graham 9397 6620, Tracey Backhouse (Sec.) Helen Mantle (Treas.) & Virginia Bird (Club 9496 0053,9390 Myles2335 Hay-Hendry (Treas.) 9390 Capt.) 4740 9390 7668

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