The Border Watch : June 10th 2014
NEWS TIPS email@example.com New Year’s help request Management group calls for celebratory event support MOUNT Gambier Community Events Management is calling on residents to help deliver this year’s New Year’s Eve event in Mount Gambier. The committee has dwindled to only four members, which is not enough to produce the New Year’s Eve festivities residents have swarmed to over the past four years. Committee chair Steve Toope said remaining members of the committee still wanted the event to go ahead. “We are strong believers that community events are an important component of a strong and vibrant community,” he said. “We are seeking communityminded people who are willing to commit to organising the event. “This will include attending meetings and, most importantly, working on the night. “The more people who are willing to assist, the lighter the load for all who wish to help.” Over the past four years, the New Year’s Eve events have attracted between 4000 and 5000 people, with a focus on family entertainment. Mr Toope said the event could fold without support. “If there is no assistance forthcoming from the community, the event will not be staged this year,” he said. “It is a very simple equation - help the community or it will not go ahead.” A public meeting will be held from 7.30pm tonight at the Mount Gambier Community RSL. People interested in volunteering and helping ensure the event goes ahead are urged to attend. For more information contact Steve Toope on 0438 230 770 or Maxine Tuffnell on 0418 838 930. UNIQUE EVENT: Wrestling has featured at community New Year’s Eve celebrations at Vansittart Park since the annual festivities were organised by Mount Gambier Community Events Management. HELP US: Mount Gambier Community Events Management leader Steve Toope has called for community support to help keep the city’s New Year’s Eve event alive after a committee has delivered festivities over recent years, filling a void on the city’s events calendar. NEWS 5 Strong shire partnership THE strong partnership between Glenelg Shire Council and the region’s Aboriginal community has been rewarded through success at the inaugural Community Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together (HART) Awards. Glenelg Shire Council was awarded first place in the Local Government category at the HART Awards, held in Richmond, with Northern Indigenous Employment Working Group taking first place in the community category. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and Framlingham Aboriginal Trust were highly commended for their entries. The award recognised the Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Agreement 2011/2020 made between Glenelg Shire Council and Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service (DWECH), Winda Mara and Gunditj Mirring in 2011. It highlighted the council’s achievements towards reconciliation and progressing social and economic improvements for the Aboriginal community. Glenelg Shire Mayor John Northcott said the council was honoured to be given the recognition and reaffirmed the Local Government body was committed to involving the shire’s diverse community in making decisions. “This Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Agreement maps out a path for the Aboriginal people of Glenelg Shire to be free from discrimination and secure in their identities and life choices,” he said. “This document acknowledges the hurt and suffering endured by local Aboriginal communities since European settlement. “It seeks to facilitate and nurture the healing processes necessary to address and alleviate that hurt and to rectify the economic, legal, social and cultural disadvantages placed on Aboriginal people.” PAID MARKET RESEARCH Earn $80 Cash 90 Minute Focus Group Planning your first child within the next 2 years Wednesday Night, 11th June in Mount Gambier McGregor Tan Research - Ph: 1300 577 720 Public Notice Customers are advised that effective from 7/6/14 there will be a NEW FREIGHT AGENT in Mt Gambier Econo Lodge - Ph: 8725 4311 96 Jubilee Highway East Further Enquiries (08) 8415 5599 www.premierstateliner.com.au Mt Gambier Safety Supplies WE STOCK: • Chaps • Gloves • Hard Hats • Face Shields • Safety Boots • Hi Vis Clothing • Ear Muffs Not just a safety store! 118 PENOLA ROAD, MT GAMBIER Phone 8724 8011 BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR: Fireworks have been a feature of community celebrations at Vansittart Park in recent years to mark New Year’s Eve. www.mtgambiersafety.com.au The Border Watch, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5 641151 649194 649322 BE CHAINSAW SAFE!
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