10 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 7 March, 2018 Experience of a lifetime for Rotary Youth leaders FIVE young leaders enjoyed the “experience of a lifetime” at a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program. Rotary Club of Ryde sponsored and supported participants Hugh Crawford, Anna Horrell, Angela Torrisi, JD Nicolas and Lexie Condon to attend the RYLA for District 9685. At a recent Rotary meetin four of the five eaders attended and spoke of RYLA as a “wonderful experience”, hihihtin the vaue of the speaer sessions and ativities. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a transformational leadership program designed for young leaders, aged 18-27. Spanning over seven das the program combines some of ustraias finest speaers ith enain ativities and challenges. Participants of the program are sponsored by Rotary Clubs and the program is facilitated by pastparticipants of the program. The role which Ryde Rotary Club had in supporting RYLA 2018 included sponsorship, conducting partiipant intervies prior to RYLA, transporting the participants to and from the venue attendin the fora dinner vounteering at a leadership in risis ativit as part of the prora and invitin the participants to speak to the Club following RYLA. Three Ryde Rotary Club Rotarians also took on the roles of Chairperson, Treasurer and Registrar for the 2018 RYLA Rotary committee. One participant, JD, who primarily works remotely and doesn’t get the opportunity to talk to people of similar age, spoke of the new network of people he has gained from attending this Rotary sponsored youth program. PICTURED l to r Ryde Rotary President John Brown, Rotarian Ross Rocca, Rose Rocca, Julie Torrisi, Alf Torrisi, RYLA participant Angela Torrisi, Regina Torrisi, RYLA participant Anna Horrell, Rotarian Allen Horrell, Rotarian Bernadette Horrell, RYLA participant JD Nicolas, Rotarian Rachael Ings and Rotarian Alan Oertel. Permalast OPEN HOURS Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat 8am – 3pm | Sun 9am - 1pm IF IT’S TO DO WITH PAINT WE’VE GOT IT COVERED Talk to Dominic! 32 Blenheim Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113 Ph: 9888 6581 www.amazingpaints.com.au Amazing Paints’ proud history in North Ryde WHEN it comes to anything to do with painting, Amazing Paints at Blenheim Road North Ryde has a proud 25 year history of providing specialist advice. The store was owned by the Amazing Paint group up until 2015 before it purchased by Ross Hopkins who had owned and operated paint stores for over 30 years. It has taken some time to establish trust back in the local market. However with new manager Dominic Neeld (pictured) now running the store, maing aints orth yde is ourishing with new and eiting ideas being offered on a weely basis. If you want the right advice when it comes to painting drop in and see Dominic. “Our prices are competitive with any other paint store, and we proudly support Australian Paint manufacturers who make paint for Australian conditions” he says.
Wednesday 7 March, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 11 Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic FROM Winnie-the-Pooh to Paddington Bear, the attachment between a child and a teddy bear can last a lifetime. TheWeeklyTimes was at Gladesville’s Our Lady Queen Of Peace Catholic School last week to discover that the very British tradition of a teddy bears’ picnic is alive and well. The school’s teddy bear’s picnic was part of a concert called ‘Everything Bears’. It was also the ideal time to celebrate the birthday of School Principal Karen McGinlay who said the picnic was an enchanting event that ave the infants a hane to sho o their eoved cuddly companions to parents and teachers. “It was also an opportunity to entertain our local Preschools Trinity Early Learning Centre and Kids Cottage at Gladesville,” Ms McGinlay said. “The performance involved Kindergarten with their Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Year One with Going on a Bear Hunt, Year Two ‘with a performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Choir with their song called There Was a Bear.” The story of the teddy bear began in 1902 when American President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt went on a hunting trip to the Mississippi where he refused to shoot a bear cub. The story of “teddy’s bear” became legend but the teddy bear really became popular with British children when it became associated with the royal family’s own teddy, King Edward VII in 1905. Immortal British teddy bears include Alysious of Evelyn Waugh’s book Brideshead Revisted, Winnie-the-Pooh, Rupert the Bear and Mr Tubby Bear of Enid Blyton’s Noddy books. oet aureate ir ohn etean a have een the first person to host a teddy bears’ picnic and when wartime hero Sir Robert Clark parachuted into Italy in 1944 he had his teddy bear “Falla” tucked into his uniform. The boom for British bears was in the 1930’s when manufacturers Merrythought of Shropshire became world leaders in the craft of bear making. Merrythought still makes bears for the Royal Collection Trust although iconic British brands Fortnum and Mason and Burberry also produce hand crafted bears. PICTURED Our Lady Queen of Peace School Principal Karen McGinlay joins the teddy bears’ picnic at the school last week. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO Holy Cross College, Ryde Open Day 2018 Educating men of faith since 1891. Founded by the Patrician Brothers Holy Cross is a place where students develop into confident and creative young adults who take responsibility for their own learning. For further information, please contact the Principal’s Secretary. 517 Victoria Road, Ryde NSW 2112 Phone: 02 9808 1033 Email Address: email@example.com Website: www.holycrosscollege.org ENROLLING NOW FOR 2020 LIMITED VACANCIES FOR 2019 Sunday 11 March2018 10:00am to 2:00pm Principal’s Address: 11:30am