Vacation Care Fun during the Summer

Photo of girl at vacation care

Dates & Times

Monday 22 December 2014 | 12.00 AM  to  Friday 23 January 2015 | 12.00 AM

There’s plenty of holiday fun awaiting local children at our Vacation Care Centres and parents are encouraged to enrol their children in our extensive vacation care program during the Summer school break.

Vacation Care gives children the opportunity to make new friends whilst visiting exciting places across Sydney, playing fun and interactive games, participating in sporting activities and learning new arts and crafts.

We’re committed to providing a high standard of children’s services to cater for our local families during school holidays, with vacation Care Centres operating at Lakemba and Clemton Park.

How to Register for activities and events

To find out more or to register, information packs for each of the centres are available to download below:

Vacation Care Program – Clemton Park | December 2014-January 2015(PDF, 2MB)

Vacation Care Program & Information Pack – Lakemba | December 2014-January 2015(PDF, 2MB)

Where are our Vacation Care Centres located?

Clemton Park
Clemton Park Public School
Bexley Road, Earlwood. NSW 2206
Phone: 9718 6766
Fax: 9718 7227
Lakemba Public School
Alice Street, Lakemba. NSW 2195
Phone: 9750 6453
Fax: 9718 7227


Refer to information packs


Contact Name: Canterbury City Council
Telephone: 9789 9300


137 Beamish Street Campsie NSW 2194

Art & Music – Exploring Personal Identity Exhibition

Disability Art and Music Exhibition & Event

Dates & Times

Wednesday 10 December 2014 | 12.00 AM
Thursday 29 January 2015 | 11.59 PM

Through a series of workshops, young people with disabilities from the Chinese Parents Association – Children With Disabilities Inc have been engaged to explore personal identity on canvas with paint/mixed media creating personal artworks exploring identity.

They Association have also created a lightweight transportable mural captures true to life movement silhouettes of each participating child. Each child has ‘coloured-in’ their personal silhouette before being placed on the mural.

Exhibition Launch

During the launch on Saturday 20 December 2014 at 11am, of the program the musical members of the Chinese Parents Association – Children With Disabilities (CPA KIDZ) will conduct a special musical performance.


Free Community Event


Contact Name: Capacity Development Officer – Participation
Telephone: 97899300


Campsie Library
14-28 Amy Street Campsie NSW 2194

Men’s Shed Open Day and Toy Sale

Saturday 29th November 2014, 10am to 2pm at the Canterbury Men’s Shed, 109 Clissold Parade, Campsie

This is a great chance to pick up a few gifts for Christmas, including some refurbished bikes by the Canterbury Bike Shed, enjoy a sausage sizzle and meet the hard working men who have made and repaired all the toys and craft items, as well as all the other great work the do for the community!

Men's Shed Toy Sale


Free Community Event


Contact Name: Canterbury Men’s Shed
Telephone: 9750 9344


Canterbury Men’s Shed
109 Clissold Parade Campsie NSW 2194

White Ribbon Day march

White Ribbon Day logo

Dates & Times: Tuesday 25 November 2014 | 6.00 PM

Campsie Police and Canterbury Council are calling on men to ‘Walk the Talk’ at the second annual White Ribbon Day march, ‘Real Men Walk the Talk’, from Lakemba to Punchbowl on Tuesday 25 November 2014 from 6pm.

The march will commence from Gillies Street, Lakemba, and continue on to Parry Park, Punchbowl. Participants will take part in an oath ceremony at the conclusion of the march at Parry Park.

Our community can show their support by joining the march on White Ribbon Day. There will be food and entertainment at Parry Park, as well as a wealth of information on assistance for domestic and family violence. Participants should meet at Gillies Street, Lakemba, at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

Visit the White Ribbon Day Campsie/Lakemba page at


Free community event


Contact Name: Canterbury City Council
Telephone: 9789 9300


Gillies Street (starting point for march) Lakemba NSW 2195

The ZEST Awards

The ZEST Awards are the annual celebration of innovation and creativity of the Community Sector and has a rich history of recognising the great outcomes achieved in Greater Western Sydney. The Awards, a partnership project between Western Sydney Community Forum, TRI Community Exchange and WESTIR, have celebrated 377 outstanding projects and individuals from the community across the past four years.

The ZEST Awards culminates at the Awards Ceremony, which has quickly established itself as the premier event for the Community Sector in Greater Western Sydney. All nominees are invited to attend, with over 600 people expected to gather to celebrate the Community Sector in 2015.

There are ten categories which recognise great initiatives and projects:

  • Out of the Box Award
  • Exceptional Project within a Not for Profit Organisation
  • Exceptional Community Partnership in an LGA
  • Exceptional Community Partnership across a Region
  • Exceptional Community Business Partnership
  • Exceptional Social Enterprise in a Community Organisation
  • Outstanding use of Technology by a Not for Profit Organisation
  • Outstanding Project working with Aboriginal Communities in Greater Western Sydney
  • Outstanding Project promoting Social Cohesion and Community Harmony
  • Outstanding Voluntary Group/Organisation

There are five categories which inspiring people can be nominated in:

  • Outstanding Community Leadership – Paid Capacity
  • Outstanding Community Leadership – Volunteer Capacity
  • Outstanding Youth Leader (12 – 25 years old)
  • UWS Unsung Heroes Award (includes a $5000 scholarship; for more details see the attached .pdf)
  • Hall of Fame

Nominations for the ZEST Awards opened on Monday 27th October, 2014 and will be closing on Friday 5th December, 2014. Nominations are a relatively straightforward process, with members of the ZEST Awards team on hand to assist you with any enquiries.

To get started, visit the ZEST Awards website –