Pittwater Life April 2018 Issue


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Tour de Cure fundraiser riders

inspire Mona Vale school kids

Students at Mona Vale Public School gave Westpac Tour de

Cure riders a rousing reception when the 80-strong peloton

cycled into the grounds to conclude their fundraiser

last month. On this tour, the cyclists and support crew

covered up to 384km from North Sydney to the Hunter

Valley and Nelson Bay before returning to Sydney via ferry

from Ettalong. Tour de Cure co-founder and Mona Vale

school mum Samantha Hollier-James said they hoped to

have matched last year’s tally of $1 million to fund cancer

research. “We have visited over 100,000 kids in schools

across Australia however leading our peloton into my

daughters Henley and Miller’s school was very emotional

for me,” she said. “Our team said the reception of hundreds

of energised kids was the best reception in Tour de Cure

history. However, it was the special messages I have got

since, of kids asking to ride their bike as they want to be

a Tour de Cure rider one day… even a gorgeous student

requesting to wear his cycling PJs every night since.” More

info tourdecure.com.au

Film fave Babe for

Cinema By The Sea

Everyone’s favourite pig ‘Babe’

hits the big screen at Des

Creagh Reserve North Avalon

on Saturday April 7 as the

feature of this year’s ‘Cinema

By The Sea’. Proudly hosted by

Barrenjoey Montessori School,

gates to the seventh annual

family friendly event open at

5pm with the film starting at

6pm (nice and early for the

littlies). Bring a rug and pack

a picnic or enjoy a sausage

sizzle under the stars. Sponsors

are welcome – show your

support by placing a slide in

the ad reel. Tickets $10 children,

adults $15 or $45 family

package. Phone 9973 1422

or purchase tickets online


au or from the box office on

the night.

Roll up sleeves for

bush regeneration

It’s on again – the annual

Pittwater Youth Hostel Bush

Regeneration weekend from

Friday May 11 through Sunday

May 13. Volunteer for two

mornings’ bush regeneration

and for just a $20 ‘donation’

you’ll enjoy two nights’ accommodation,

plus evening

meals and BBQ lunches,

morning teas, plus the use of

kayaks to relax in downtime.

Alternatively, anyone interested

is invited to head down

for a morning’s bush regen-

eration and enjoy morning

tea, lunch and an afternoon

kayak. Accommodation bookings

are essential; cost is $50

non-refundable booking fee

with a $30 refund on arrival.

More info phone 9999 5748 or

email pittwater@yha.com.au.

Community Garden

Day adds zest

Add some zest to your life

with a free event hosted by

Avalon Community Garden

– located in the grounds

of Barrenjoey High School,

North Avalon – from 10am to

2pm on Sunday April 8. The

‘Healthy You, Healthy Planet’

day will see special guests

speak about their passion

for the planet, for soil, for

plastic-free living, caring

for the Oceans and more.

The garden’s Natural Food

Café will be open all day for

lunch, organic produce, tea,

coffee and cakes, with music

provided by local talent. The

kids are catered for too, with

craft and painting, musical

entertainment, gardening –

and their own café!

Seniors urged to

‘do more together’

Local seniors are being encouraged

to join in celebrations

for the 60th annual NSW

Seniors Festival from Wednesday

4 April through Friday 27

April. The 2018 Seniors Festival

Program lists a host of

28 APRIL 2018

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