Community Bike Shed Open Day

Dates & Times

Saturday 21 March 2015 | 9.00 AM   &   12.00 PM

The Bike Shed is looking for interested local residents to join! You don’t have to be a bike expert to work at the Bike Shed and residents are invited to come down and take a look, even if you do not have any previous experience working on bicycles. If you are open to learning new skills, meeting new people and making new friends then you are welcome at the Bike Shed.

Members of the Bike Shed can also use the tools and equipment  to maintain their own bicycles too.

The Bike Shed runs on the first and third Saturday of each month, between 9am-12pm. Members repair old, unwanted bicycles for a charity to pass onto disadvantaged local people.

Come down for a friendly chat and find out how you can do something for the community in a fun and social environment.

Members of the Bike Shed must be over 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.

*Free demonstrations of bike repairs will be shown by our volunteer members on the day.

Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Name: Jegan
Telephone: 02 9750 9344
Email: communitybikeshed@4cs.org.au
Website: http://www.4cs.org.au/bike_shed.html

Location

Rear of Canterbury Men’s Shed
109 Clissold Parade Campsie NSW 2194

Community Tree Planting Day

Tree Cooks River

Dates & Times

Saturday 21 March 2015 | 9.00 AM   &   12.00 PM

Local residents are also doing their bit to help our environment, by volunteering on our monthly tree planting days and implementing sustainable gardening practices.

Canterbury City Council invites you and your friends to plant a tree at our Community Tree Planting Days. The trees will help improve the appearance of our parks and reserves as well improving the wildlife corridors through out the City.

Cost

Free community event

Contact

Contact Name: Parks and Property Coordinator
Telephone: 9789 9359
Email: council@canterbury.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Getting-Involved/Community-tree-planting-initiative

Location

Wise Reserve
Bonds Road Riverwood NSW 2210

Bankstown Youth Week 2015

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National Youth Week is an annual event celebrating young people across Australia. In 2015, Youth Week will be celebrated from 10 April to 19 April and Bankstown has plenty in store!

Youth in Colour: 2015 Youth Week Festival

Bankstown’s main event will take place on Friday 17 April from 12noon-6pm at Bankstown Paul Keating Park.

Join 1000s of young people get COLOURFUL and enjoy live entertainment and food stalls all day, unlimited free rides and sports competitions, a Health and Wellbeing Zone, Education and Career Planning and FREE COLOUR ZONE!

Each participant will receive one free packet of coloured powder; however more powder is available on the day for a gold coin.

* You will not leave the festival looking the same as you arrived. Comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting full of colourful powder are recommended.
** It is advisable to keep expensive electronics such as phones and cameras protected in a bag, plastic cover or sleeve.

Post your best #YouthinColour2K15 images on Instagram now to go in the running to win a giant jar of jellybeans!

Other Events

youth week 2015 events

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with what else is happening in Bankstown.
Download the event poster here.

2015 Competitions

Submissions for Bankstown’s Short Film Competition and Amazing Race are still being accepted. Finalists for the film comp will have their films screened at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre Youth Week Launch on Wednesday 15 April. Click here to enter the competitions.

Become A Youth Week Volunteer

There will be plenty of opportunities for young people to volunteer throughout the week. All volunteers will receive free training, a Youth Week T-Shirt, a certificate, and a free meal voucher at Youth in Colour 2K15. Register to become a volunteer online now.

The Rosie Creators Award

The Rosie Creators Award: Opens 8 March 2015

Are you a maker or passionate about a cause? Do you want to kick start your creative journey? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should definitely enter the Rosie Creators Award! 

Entries open on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015 (closes Monday 20 April). The award contains four creative areas – writing, photography, video and activism.

The theme for the 2015 Rosie Creators Award is ‘respect’.

Winners in each of the four categories will be awarded $500, have their work featured right here on Rosie, and also get published in Young Vagabond! Ah! So many delightful things.

Make sure you’re in the first in the know about the Rosie Creators Award by signing up to our mailing list – just pop your email in the sign up field at the top of the web page.

To enter, you must be a girl, living in Australia aged between 12-20 years. Group submissions are also welcome.

Entry forms to be made available 8 March. Award Entry Guidelines available now. Meet the judges.

The Rosie Creators Award is funded by the 6A Foundation.

Bushcare at Cup and Saucer Wetland

Dates & Times

Saturday 21 February 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 21 March 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 16 May 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 20 June 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 20 June 2015 | 10.00 AM

Cup and Saucer is a man-made wetland that filters the water going into the Cooks River. Come along to one of our working bees and get a bit of dirt on your hands as we pull out the weeds and hang out with the all the creatures that live and visit Cup and Saucer creek and wetland.

We meet on the third Saturday of the month from 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Bring water, your favourite hat, sturdy, enclosed shoes and gardening clothes. Tools, training and morning tea provided. If you would like more information, contact the Biodiversity Project Officer at rachaelb@canterbury.nsw.gov.au or call 9789 9450.

2015 Working Bee Dates

21 February

21 March

16 May

20 June

Cost

Free!

Contact

Contact Name: Biodiversity Projects Officer
Telephone: 9789 9450

Location

Heynes Reserve, Berna St Canterbury NSW 2194

Environment @ Lakemba Community Meeting

Environment @ Lakemba Logo

Dates & Times

Wednesday 18 February 2015 | 5.30 PM
Wednesday 18 February 2015 | 7.00 PM
Venue: Canterbury City Community Centre

Canterbury residents and businesses are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss some of the best ways we can work together to clean up litter and stop illegal dumping in Lakemba.

Come down and have a friendly chat to discuss your ideas about how to make Lakemba a clean and litter free place to be!

All welcome. This is a family and child friendly event. A light dinner will be provided for all attendees. Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements.

Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Name: Kate
Telephone: 9750 9344
Email: lnc@4cs.org.au
Website: http://www.4cs.org.au

Location

Canterbury City Community Centre
130 Railway Parade Lakemba NSW 2195

Connections Drop-In

Dates & Times

Thursday 12 February 2015 | 10.00 AM
Thursday 12 February 2015 | 11.00 AM
Venue: Campsie Library

This is a free drop in session. It is where people can get help in using computer technology. Ask us about eBooks, eMagazines, improve your internet or library catalogue searching skills or discover more about the library online collections.

The next session is 10am on Thursday, 12 February at Campsie Library. For information and bookings please call 9789 9423.

Cost

Free community event

Contact

Contact Name: Campsie Library
Telephone: 97899423
Email: library@canterbury.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/library

Location

Campsie Library
14-28 Amy St Campsie NSW 2194