Staying Connected and Entertained Throughout Lockdown

Although we might not be able to gather in person at the moment, there are some great ways to keep connected and entertained virtually during lockdown. Even though you may be missing your friendly catch-ups, regular tai chi classes or seniors fitness classes at Canada Bay Club, there are still plenty of ways to amuse ourselves and stay connected to our club community. For a bit of inspiration and motivation (that doesn’t rely on Netflix!), we’ve compiled some tips and suggestions for having fun, staying healthy and keeping connected with family and friends – all from the comfort of your own home and neighbourhood.

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Bowls, Beer and Rock n’ Roll: The Colourful History of Concord Bowling Club

The Inner West is full of iconic venues, none more so than Concord Bowling Club. It’s been the home of the Sydney Paralympics and the scene for iconic TV ads, not to mention a popular place for locals to enjoy, and now it is part of Canada Bay Club family.

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How our Inner West community can help bushfire-affected families

The catastrophic bushfires in NSW and around the country have brought out the best of Australia’s community spirit. However, our friends in regional NSW still need as much help as they can get. Here are some of the ways Inner West residents can help our bushfire-affected communities.

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Inner West Neighbourhood Aid – Connecting the Community

This October is Mental Health Month, and it’s a chance to focus the Australian community’s attention on our own mental wellbeing and the needs of those around us. The volunteers at Inner West Neighbourhood Aid have been working tirelessly to improve the lives and wellbeing of our local community for more than 25 years, and in doing so, have found their own lives enriched. Here’s how...

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Top tips for a successful staff Christmas party

It’s that time of year again – when companies start thinking seriously about the matter of their not-so-serious staff Christmas celebrations. Read on to discover our seven-point plan for festive-season success.

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Famous Residents of the Inner West

The Inner West has been – and continues to be – home to many exceptional men and women who have made their mark on Australia’s artistic, sporting and civic life, as well as on the international stage. Meet some of our most noteworthy local residents – from the pioneers of early white settlement to contemporary local heroes – whom we’re proud to call our own.

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Community Gardens in the Inner West

For many of us, spring means just one thing – getting back out into the garden. Of course, there are plenty of people in our Inner West community who don’t have access to their own patch of dirt who’d also love to grow their own veggies, herbs or flowers. Luckily for our local gardeners, the solution is literally right here on our doorsteps – the many and varied community gardens to be found around our suburbs.

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2018 – The Year in Review

What a year it has been at Canada Bay Club! 2018 saw a bumper number of events and improvements to the club for our members to enjoy. The Club also distributed a phenomenal $575,000 to community organisations in the Canada Bay area. Learn more about the year that was in our blog.

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Why is Canada Bay Club Adopting Cows?

Our farmers are struggling in the grip of the worst drought in memory so Canada Bay Club is getting behind local Country Valley Milk’s innovative ‘Adopt-A-Cow’ initiative to do our bit to help support this local farming family.

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Top 10 Facts About Concord, Sydney

In the third installment of blogs about the City of Canada Bay’s suburbs, Concord’s historical and suburban insights are in the spotlight. Take a read through the vital stats and fascinating stories behind the suburb that is Concord.

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Top 10 Facts About Five Dock, Sydney

The team at Canada Bay Club has been digging around in the history books again, looking for interesting tidbits about our local suburbs. In the second of our blog series about the City of Canada Bay’s suburbs, Five Dock’s facts are in the spotlight. This historic suburb holds a special place in our hearts at Canada Bay Club because it’s our home! Take a read through the vital stats and fascinating stories behind the incredibly colourful suburb that is Five Dock.

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Change the way you think about basketball

It takes an Olympic effort to make it to the world’s biggest sporting event, representing your country against the best in your field. It’s even more special when the obstacles you’ve overcome to get there are bigger than any weekly training session. Meet Paralympic champion and Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductee, Troy Sachs. He’s got quite a story to tell and he wants everyone to know about the Blues Wheelchair Basketball Club.

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Top 10 Facts About Abbotsford, Sydney

Are you curious about the history of your neighbourhood? The team at Canada Bay Club is always on the lookout for interesting stories that make up the fabric of our local community. So in the spirit if sharing, our team has pulled together a brief history of Abbotsford, this waterside suburb on the Parramatta River, in the first of our blog series about the City of Canada Bay’s suburbs. You never know what you might discover!

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Stitching Hearts and Helping Hands

The Stitching Hearts patchwork group formed 12 years ago with the aim to create beautiful quilts to distribute to those in the community who need a little warmth and care in their lives. The team members spend hours donating their time and efforts to make amazingly intricate quilts to donate to various charity groups, individuals and hospitals.

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Best walks and trails in the Inner West

Walking and running represent some of the easiest, most effective and affordable ways to stay fit. With the opportunity to exercise in the outdoors, pounding the pavement also makes for a social way to keep up with friends and boost your heart rate at the same time.

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Top Activities for School Holidays in the Inner West

It’s time to head outside, hit the parks and take in the sunshine. Canada Bay Club believes in the importance of young people being active and proudly support many local sporting associations in our community, so we’re in the know on how to fill your school break. Here’s where to find all the fun and games for your child in the Inner West these holidays.

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Soccer at Canada Bay Club

Who’s excited for the start of the 2017/2018 English Premier League this month? We’re ready for kick off at Canada Bay Club! Watch it with us on our big screens, and learn more about our support of this popular sporting code below.

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Lucas Gardens School

In the Inner West suburb of Canada Bay is an inspiring school called Lucas Gardens. You may have heard of it – it’s been educating children with special needs for 30 years. Recently the school facilities have been upgraded with the construction of a brand-new state-of-the-art school, including a hydrotherapy centre. Let’s take a look at this brilliant school in our own Canada Bay backyard.

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Oxfam Trail Walker

On the weekend of 25-27 August, hundreds of Sydneysiders will tackle one of the greatest challenges of their lives – the Oxfam Trailwalker. This is a 100km walk from Parsley Bay in Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River south through Berowra, then onto Bobbin Head where the 50km walk begins (for those who prefer a shorter challenge). All walkers then head south through Mona Vale, Frenchs Forest, Davidson Park, then through the Spit to Manly Walk, finishing up at Tania Park at Balgowlah Heights.

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Five Dock All Saints Netball Club

Sport is our second name at Canada Bay Club – we love supporting our local clubs and its members. Five Dock All Saints Netball Club (FDAS) is just one of the sporting groups with whom we have a strong connection at Canada Bay Club. FDAS is holding its Trivia Night, which is its annual fundraiser, at Canada Bay Club on 24 June – it’s going to be a great night! Learn more about this Inner West sporting club, its history, its members and how you can get a ball in its court in this blog written by its team leaders.

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Canada Bay Club loves Giraffes!

One of Canada Bay Club’s long-time members, Jimmy Sanders, is Senior Giraffe Keeper at Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo. We’ve long supported Jimmy’s goals of giraffe conservation by donating funds to his research efforts. Earlier this year, Jimmy travelled to Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park for a field trip. We’re proud to be associated with such a passionate supporter of our endangered wildlife – read more about Jimmy’s love of giraffes and his trip to Uganda.

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Canada Bay reaches Fiji

Canada Bay Club is proud of its long-term sponsorship of junior sporting groups, supporting community initiatives and contributing funds to local events. We always strive to make a difference and recently we sponsored an initiative that reached outside the inner west area. We extended a helping hand to Inner West local and Canada Bay Club member, Tegan Anthes. Tegan had been looking at various volunteering opportunities when a friend told Tegan about her experience with Habitat for Humanity, building a home in Nepal. So in 2016, Tegan joined the Habitat for Humanity team for a building project in Fiji.

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Christmas Day stories from Canada Bay Club

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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“I believe the children are our future”

Yes, Ms Whitney Houston. Yes, they are, and Universal Children’s Day is the perfect way to celebrate them! At Canada Bay Club, we celebrate children on a daily basis, from the support we provide to local schools and regional sporting clubs to the inclusion of children in our community club and its activities.

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Canada Bay Club – 50 Years Young

Fifty years ago, Harold Holt took the helm as Prime Minister of Australia from Sir Robert Menzies; the St George Dragons won their 11th consecutive rugby league premiership; Doug Walters scored his second test century in only his second game for Australia; Simon and Garfunkel topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit Sound of Silence; and the Western Suburbs Soccer Club opened its doors to the public for the first time.

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Come support local charities with the weekly Director’s Raffle

Every Thursday, Canada Bay Club hosts the Director’s Raffle in the Sports Lounge to support charities that help those in need throughout the community. Last year, we donated almost $40,000 back to the community through a variety of charities that we chose: one for nearly every month of the year.

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How To Host A Party That Both Kids & Adults Will Enjoy

Hosting a party can be stressful enough when you’re just catering to one age bracket, but when you need to ensure that both your adult and child guests will have an enjoyable experience, it can suddenly begin to overwhelm you as you try to work out the best approach, especially if the children are a mixture of toddlers, primary school age children and teenagers! So what can you do to create an event that will allow everyone to relax and enjoy themselves?

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How To Apply For A Community Funding

In the 2014-2015 financial year, Canada Bay Club distributed more than $400,000 to community organisations in the Five Dock area. Through this funding, local schools purchased books and laptops. Sporting teams bought jerseys and sporting equipment and paid for first aid officers to attend their games. Other community groups used the funding to provide social group activities and outings for their members. If you'd like to apply for a share of Canada Bay Club's community funding this financial year, make sure you follow this step-by-step process.

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Canada Bay Club’s Kate Gives Back in Cambodia

Where there’s someone in need, a hand to be offered or a load to be taken Kate Gabriel, Duty Manager at the Canada Bay Club can often be found at the front of the line. With her role at the Canada Bay Club allowing her to influence lives at the local level, Kate’s passion extended to beyond our borders, and to the rural districts of Cambodia, with her having recently returned from the 2014 help2help tour.

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