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The Weekly Times - 31st January, 2018

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4 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 31 January, 2018 Shop 81, 1-55 West Pde, West Ryde (Next to Bus Exchange Taxi Stand, Entrance to Train Station) WEST RYDE DENTURE CLINIC FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE NEEDS ■ Free consultation ■ Full/partial dentures ■ Flexible/metal dentures ■ Implant retained dentures/overdentures ■ Repairs – while you wait ■ Same day relines ■ Impact® mouthguards WIN ! with T WT ! S hrek the M u sic al at R iv ersid e Theatres Two TWT readers have won double passes to opening night of Packemin Productions’ new production Shrek the Musical this Friday February 2 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta at 7.30pm. Carlingford and Maddy Mayes of Rydalmere. Everyone’s favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash DreamWorks aimatio hit film Shrek brings all the beloved characters you o from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” and thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who fis himself o a life changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits a oe got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Starring Jay Laga’aia as Shrek, Luke Joslin as Lord Farquaad, Mikayla Williams as Princess Fiona and Nat Jobe as Donkey, this show is one for the whole family! A group of talented performers from TWT territoryare featured in this production including Jessica Fallico (co-director) of Ryde; Chloe Angel (Queen Lilian & Humpty Dumpty) of West Ryde; Andy Davis (King Harold) of Willoughby; Ally Palmer of Gladesville; Chloe Rosenberg of Denistone; Emily Simmons (Cheshire Cat) of Ryde and Katia Van Hilten (Blind Mouse) of Ryde. The musical runs from February 2 to February 17. Tickets range from $35 to $55. On sale now from Riverside Theatres Parramatta: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/ shrek-the-musical/ Women’s Health Diaries Four TWT readers have won copies of the 2018 Australian Women’s Health Diary, courtesy of Breast Cancer Trials. Winners are: Ellyse Workman, North Ryde; Justine Como, Drummoyne; Connor Mooney, Lane Cove and Alicia Brassington of Concord West. Achieving those New Year health and lifestyle goals is made easier with the 2018 Australian Women’s Health Diary. Produced especially for women of all ages, this special diary has 12 chapters of health content presented in an easy to read format. A wealth of health topics are covered including advice on skin care, diet, emotional wellbeing, exercise, breast health and heart disease to name a few. A check-list full of all the essential health tests for women is also included. Importantly, every diary sold funds breast cancer trials research to save and improve lives. Priced at just $18.95, the 2018 Australian Women’s Health Diary is available nationally from newsagents, Woolworths, Avon representatives and online at www.breastcancertrials. org.au Pennant Hills VIEW Club AGM Pennant Hills VIEW Club meet for lunch on the second Tuesday each month at Pennant Hills Golf Club at 11am. First meeting for 2018 is the AGM on February 13 which includes the election of oce bearers for the coming year. ■ Veterans affairs welcome ■ No referrals necessary ■ Emergencies home visits ■ Payment plan options available ■ On the spot health fund rebates 100% Australian Made 9807 1205 www.denturefactory.com.au On Tuesday February 27, the group will meet at a local restaurant for a Chinese banquet for Friendship Day. Inquiries Margaret 9873 2402. Creative Machine Knitters Group Epping Creative Machine Knitters are a group that meet to share and demonstrate their love of machine knitting. Group meets twice a month on the third Thursday and second Saturday at Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping (Dence Park). There are demonstrations and hands-on machine knitting. Bring your machine or use one of the group’s. Experienced help is at hand. Visitors and new machine knitters are especially welcome. For further details email: eppingmachineknitters@ outlook.com or phone Barbara 0408 866 357. First Fleeters Fellowship Fellowship of First Fleeters – Eastern Farms Chapter meet this Saturday February 3 at Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood at 10am. Guest speaker is Gillian Lewis, who’ll talk about the HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager tragedy. If you have an interest in history and adventure, come along and join the group. Inquiries Jennifer Follers 9799 1161. Pensioners & Superannuants Gladesville-Hunters Hill Ryde branch of NSW Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association will hold their first meeting for 2018 on Monday February 19 at Gladesville RSL Community Club at 10.30am. Speaker is Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport manager Virginia Coy. All new members welcome. Inquiries Ron Gee 9809- 3066. B u sh M u sic Cl u b D anc e in B eec roft Ryebuck Bush Band feature in Bush Music Club’s first ae o atra erar i eecroft Community Centre on Beecroft Road from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Dances ‘walked’ and ‘called.’ Various bands play monthly with a light supper and local business spot prizes provided. Singles-couples-families, inexperienced all welcomed. Join BMC at door. Parking near shops and railway station. Inquiries Sigrid 9980 7077 or Wilma 9489 5594. A Monday night two hour dance workshop is held in the lower Pennant Hills Library/Community Centre, Yarrara Road from m ost first timers iries eliit Sailing program for youth Wright of Passage program offers an opportunity for youth who have disengaged from school to take an alternate pathway to their future. The program is fully funded and includes a TAFE course to undertake Certificate 2 in Boating Services (which can also be used to lead into other Trade Apprenticeships) at Meadowbank TAFE as well as the opportunity for hands on experience, under the guidance of experienced tradesmen and mentors at Woolwich Dock. The program came about after a wooden yacht was donated to Sailors with disAbilities in 2017 and although the yacht is principally sound it will be restored to its former glory by the participants. Once restored the Program includes the opportunity for the youth to learn how to sail and they will then sail their yacht to Hobart from Sydney, again under the guidance of experienced sailors and mentors. This program is aimed at youth aged 16 years and over who have found that traditional schooling isn’t for them. Despite the name of the organisation, this program is not aimed at the disabled. Founder of Sailors with dis- Abilities David Pescud, himself has profound dyslexia, and left school aged 15. To this day he still has diculty with reading and writing, however he was successful in his career and able to retire in his mid 40s, with plans to sail around the world. However after reading a newspaper article about a group of disabled sailors who wanted to sail in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, David took up the challenge, and shortly after the organisation was formed. That all happened over 20 years ago. David’s dyslexia has provided him with first hand experience of the angst that many youth experience. He understands the diculty of fitting in as a teen, the feelings of hopelessness and even homelessness, and now at age 70 he works every day to help people find their way. For David it is very important that the Wright of Passage Program succeeds, as there are too many young people out there experiencing hardship and the program is all about building optimism, providing hope and direction. The program is due to commence on February 5. For more information contact 0421 725 170 or email info@ sailorswithdisabilities.com Our Today is Tomorrow’s History Over the past few years the Ryde district has undergone huge changes and today those changes continue. Ryde District Historical Society is endeavouring to preserve a record of the area from its early days to the present. Since the Society began more than 55 years ago, members have been gathering items that capture the history of our locality. The Society’s collection contains more than 20,000 photographs but they need to expand this resource for the benefit of future generations. Did you grow up in the district? Did you or your parents/grandparents live or go to school in Ryde? Do you have any photographs of houses, streets, buildings, parks or events in the area? Do you have school photos? Then the Society would love to take copies of your photos! On Saturday February 17 the Society is holding a Scanning Day at Willandra House, 770 Victoria Road, Ryde from 10.30am to 3pm. Bring your photos along. Enjoy a cuppa while members scan them and have a look around the house and their collection. Suburbs in the Ryde district are: Chatswood West, Denistone East, Denistone, Denistone West, East Ryde, Eastwood, Gladesville, Macuarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, North Ryde, Putney, Ryde, Tennyson Point and West Ryde. If you can come along, or if you have questions, contact the Society at rdhs1@bigpond.com Cameron Sykes Sports Luncheon at Drummoyne KANGAROOS and NSW Origin legend Brad Fittler is special guest at the 2018 Cameron Sykes Sports Luncheon to be staged at Drummoyne Sailing Club on Friday March 2 from 12 noon. Fittler, who skippered NSW and Australia to Origin and World Cup glory, will be joined by former legendary South Sydney international forward Bob McCarthy and NSW assistant coach Danny Buderus at the charity event. The former champion five eighth won premierships with Penrith and the Roosters during an illustrious career that spanned 336 games. He was awarded the Golden Boot award in 2000 for the world’s best player. Recognition for Auxiliary stalwart Thora HARD working Thora Moxon chalks up 20 years as a voluntary worker with the Gladesville RSL Women’s Auxiliary this month. The dedicated stalwart was honoured for her sterling service late last year when bestowed with life membership of the NSW Women’s Auxiliary. She is pictured with her ramed Lie Membership certificate that she received from State President RSL Central Council of Women’s Auxiliaries Pauline James. Thora, who has served as treasurer for 18 years, was recognised for her outstanding work over the past two decades in all areas of the Auxiliary’s activities. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO. Cameron Sykes sadly passed away in 2009 at the age of 10 of Hunter syndrome, a genetic disorder that shortens life. Tickets are $100 per head or $950 for a table of ten which includes a three course lunch and beverages. But you must be early to book as seats are strictly limited. Calling all Former Scouts & Guides Keep Alive the Spirit of Scouting & Guiding with the St George’s Guilds meeting at historic “Addington” 813 Victoria Road Ryde Sydney Guild meets Tuesdays: Inquiries Doris Carrall 0425 223 628 John F Booth AM 9807 6666 Visitors welcome but RSVP for seating & catering. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18 2pm - 4pm Special exhibitions of Scouting, Girl Guide and Guild memorabilia on display Open Days 3rd Sunday February-November Admission FREE - Afternoon Teas served Inquiries: Doris Carrall 0425 223 628 Lyn Donald 0402 256 920 Ron Paton 0418 408 323 St George’s Guilds in Australia ness card draw and a sports memorabilia tact the club on 9719- 8199 or email: info@ There’ll lucky door be prize, raffles, busi- auction. Funds raised will support the ConnecTed Foundation at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. To book a spot con- dsc.org,au

W M W m W W Wednesday 31 January, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 5 AUSTRALIA DAY 2018 TWT READERS HAD YOUR SAY! et’s Keep Oz Day January 26! TWT readers have had YOUR Say! and the overwhelming majority have voted to keep Australia Day on January 26. You have spoken loud and clear - with a majority of 65 per cent wanting the day to stay! TWT would love to hear your views on issues that are important to you. welcomes the views of its readers, so get in touch and Have YOUR Say! And keep a look out for future topics relevant to TWT territorians, on which we’ll be inviting you to Have YOUR Say. And you can now get in touch with TWT in more ways than ever, including through our revamped website – weeklytimes. com.au – where you can enter one of our regular giveaway competitions and even submit a letter to our editor. 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JB’s World N O R M A N O T L E Y (pictu red) of E ast Ryde heads This eek ’ s Birthday H onou rs List w ith the stalw art N orth Ryde Scou t G rou p leader celeb rating 9 7 golden years today w ith f amily and f riends and memb ers of Sydney St G eorge’ s G u ild of f ormer scou ts and gu ides. She shares today w ith D oris R ose Carral l w ho is C hancellor of Sydney St G eorge’ s G u ild and they w ill b e toasted at nex t Tu esday’ s G u ild meeting at historic “ Addington” Ryde. arg aret L ee right hand of Ryde MP V ic tor D om inel l o also celeb rates today w ith hu b - b y Mark and f amily and f riends w hile Siddharth Maheshw ari f aces 3 7 candles on his b irthday cak e. J ac k and P hy l l is Wal l er celeb rate 6 5 years w hile it’ s the 7 1 st anniv ersary f or J oe V os and D oreen at W entw orth Point and 5 5 years w edding anniv ersary f or B ob and M au - reen B u rk e. J B G odson in the Philippines R y e R y e P edrosa tu rns f orty one tomorrow w hile Carol L eac h b etter half of D ennis L eac h celeb rates 7 5 on F riday. allab y J ohn B osl er hu b b y of Balmain Tiger Lady G wennie B osl er celeb rates Su nday w ith dau ghters V ic k i and S u e and f amilies same day as S tefan S oj k a tu rns 5 5 and w ill celeb rate Monday at Ryde usiness aers first eeting of the new year. J ohn H anson celeb rates in Adelaide w ith b etter half Max ine and dau ghter M el a- nie w hile J osep h and V al erie S am u el s celeb rates 6 5 years w edded b liss at Ryde. Crown P rinc ess M ary of Denmark tu rns 4 6 on Tu esday same day as Milton Bartlett of est Ryde C hamb er of C ommerce and Meadow b ank W est Ryde Progress Association f ame celeb rates tomorrow at W est Ryde E aster Parade & F air committee meeting at Denistone Sports C lu b . M org en M aree Wearne tu rns 2 5 Tu esday celeb rating w ith b rother L awsen and ma and pa L y nne Wearne w ho readers may rememb er her as the b londe b omb shell ow ner of M ic hael ’ s H air’ M b eau ty salon at Top Ryde shopping centre in “ the good old days” and hu b b y B ru c e. Artin E tm ek dj ian hu b b y of W est Ryde C hamb er of C ommerce president N ora E t- ek dj ian celeb rates 5 6 nex t ednesday. H appy daz e all. * * * BUMPER STICKER: The secret of our long marriage is we take time to go to a restaurant two times a week, a little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays I go Fridays. * * * -K eep S miling! -J O H N F BO O TH And the L ast Word g oes to . . . M ore im p ortant p riorities Dear Sir Thank you for providing this opportunity to express my views on the issue of the Australia Day issue. As an elected Councillor, I am here to reflect the wishes of the local residents and I have received no requests to alter the current form of festivities on Australia Day from my local constituents. However, many residents have contacted me expressing concerns of massive over development, the loss of their parks, their deep concern at the number of trees to be felled and requests to protect heritage and to establish an early history of the area including a monument to the Aboriginal leaders. These are issues that I have, or am currently, seeking to action. I would welcome meeting with the local Aboriginal community. I believe in Ryde there is a solid base of respect, understanding and empathy for the Aboriginal peoples and I would like to discuss what can be achieved at Council level to further assist, including creating roles for local cultural officers, Indigenous rangers and educators of Aboriginal history. In my experience, open and frank communication in situations where people are free to express their grievances, and the difficulties and complexities of a situation can be addressed, can result in long lasting solutions. I would be working towards building a cohesive, inclusive Ryde that celebrates the many different cultures and histories that make it is such a rich and diverse area to live. EDWINA CLIFTON Councillor, City of Ryde Dear Sir, It's great that TWT is hosting a discussion about Australia Day. I agree with Anthony Roberts MP (TWT 24 Jan) that we are a mature nation that can both celebrate the arrival of Europeans in 1788 and acknowledge the loss suffered by Aboriginal people. When I did Australian history at school, ages ago, we learned a lot about the hardship and isolation faced by the European settlers and the great achievements that they made. But it is only fairly recently that I've learned more about the downside of that success. After careful research one historian has conservatively estimated that between 1790 and 1928 deaths across Australia numbered 2,000 - 2,500 for Europeans and 20,000 for Aborigines. I believe this requires acknowledgement, while we also celebrate Australia's multicultural achievements. Can we do both on Australia Day? Welcome to 2018! I trust everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break over the holiday season. We were blessed with lots of warm days, so I hope you got to make the most of the sunshine before heading back to work or study. I would also like to wish Bennelong a very Happy Australia Day! The day provided a wonderful opportunity for our vibrant, multicultural community to come together and celebrate everything that makes Australia the greatest country in the world. I hope you had a chance to get out to some of the fantastic local celebratory events – I spent the day welcoming new citizens with Ryde Council, which is always a highlight. Of course, since I last wrote one of these updates, we’ve had a by-election in Bennelong. Firstly, can I again apologise for putting everyone through the chaos of this time. It was a spirited campaign, but it was a real honour to again receive your support to represent this great electorate. It is a great privilege to serve Bennelong, and I look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come. As always, feel free to get in touch with my office if there is any way that I can be of service. John Alexander MP Serving Bennelong PAT TURNER Macquarie Park 44 Oxford Street, Epping 2121 Phone: 9869 4288 Email: John.Alexander.MP@aph.gov.au Web: www.johnalexander.net.au Facebook: John Alexander MP Authorised by John Alexander, Suite 1, 44-46 Oxford Street Epping NSW 2121

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