Affordable Kids Activities in the Inner West

Looking for fun and affordable family friendly activities in the Inner West? We’ve put together a list of our top five indoor and outdoor activities on offer for kids and families in our local area.

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Celebrating Seniors at Canada Bay Club

At Canada Bay Club, seniors form a very important part of our community. They are our longest serving members and we make it a priority to contribute to organisations that assist older people in the local area to help give them the support and services they need.

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Tips for first-time school parents

Starting school – there are few milestones as important in a parent’s life. This rite of passage, through the school gates in a shiny new uniform, school bag packed, is a BIG deal. Not only for the five- or six-year-old in your life, but you, the parent, too. There’s a lot of “new” to remember and learn about (and some things you may not have considered), that go hand in hand with starting school. Our team at Canada Bay Club has compiled a few tips to help make that first day, week, month or term that little bit easier.

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Summer staycation in the Inner West

Those of us living in the Inner West – and, in fact, anywhere in and around Sydney – are spoilt for choice with things to see, do and experience on our doorstep. So, whether you’re a culture vulture, a beachgoer, a walker or cyclist – or simply want to avoid those dreaded summer-holiday traffic jams – here’s our guide to having a great staycation at home.

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Day Trips from Sydney

Looking for a new place to explore, or just want to get out of Sydney for a day trip? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite local places to escape to – from apple country to the Illawarra and a few stops in between. All of our recommendations are conveniently located 1.5 hours (or less) from Sydney, giving you plenty of time to discover somewhere new.

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The best places to walk your dog in the Inner West

Did you know that about 61% of all households in Australia own a pet, and of those, 40% are dogs? There are plenty of reasons why: the unconditional love and companionship they give us, the benefits to our health and wellbeing, and the social aspect of meeting people in the park. We take a look at the amazing variety of parks the Inner West has to offer you and your pooch.

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The heat is on! Here are the best places to cool off in the Inner West

Summer is well and truly here. With the mercury rising, it’s time to cool off at the Inner West’s top swimming spots. Read our guide to find out where they are.

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Ready, set go – Inner West running groups for kids

Our kids in the Inner West are getting into the running and athletic season with lots of running initiatives and running groups to choose from. These groups assist the kids to learn the correct running technique and set athletic goals with the added benefit of a fun and social group. It is no surprise that so many kids are finding their way onto the track (or grass) and giving it a go.

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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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Take to the Streets: Historic Walks in the Inner West

As the weather cools, there’s no better time to pull on a pair of walking shoes to explore the fascinating history of the City of Canada Bay, where there are so many heritage landmarks, harbour hideaways and areas of natural beauty to discover. Read on for some of the highlights you’ll encounter along the way – from industrial icons and stately mansions, to tranquil parklands with harbour views.

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Volunteering in the Inner West

For more than 50 years, Canada Bay Club has not only been a welcoming place to meet and socialise, it has played a pivotal role in the Inner West community through its support of local schools, community groups, charities, not-for-profit and sporting organisations. Read more about the important role volunteers play in our Inner West community.

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Lets Ride: Best Bike Paths in the Inner West

Cycling is a great way to stay fit and now the weather is cooling down, it’s the ideal time to get on your bike and follow our guide to the top routes in the Inner West.

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Haberfield: discover the Garden Suburb

Haberfield, with its heritage-listed homes and Italian influence, has a colourful history. It was Australia’s first “garden suburb” with free-standing homes set on large blocks with parks dotted throughout the suburb. Learn more in our latest local profile.

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Christmas in the Inner West 2019 – Where to join in the festivities

The twinkle of Christmas lights are glimmering around the Inner West. It can only mean one thing, it’s time to put the family in the car and go in search of the best displays in the Inner West. We’ve done the hard work for you in 2019 and tracked down the must-see streets with best lights in the area, and we haven’t forgotten the Christmas carols dates for your diary. Read our blog to find out more.

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Cabarita: the Inner West’s best-kept secret

From its industrial beginnings, the Inner West waterfront suburb of Cabarita has blossomed into a popular residential area. Cabarita does not lack for things to do with two parks, swimming pools, harbour beaches, playgrounds, restaurants, walking and cycle tracks, despite its small size. Discover how Cabarita has evolved from its humble beginnings to become what could be described as the City of Canada Bay’s undiscovered secret.

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Explore Sydney’s Little Italy – Leichhardt

The Inner West suburb of Leichhardt is well known for its Italian heritage, good food and sporting grounds. Did you know it was also the historical home to one of the country’s largest toy manufacturers? Learn more in this local profile.

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Top Facts about Breakfast Point

One of the newer suburbs in the Canada Bay municipal area, Breakfast Point has emerged from the former site of the AGL gasworks, that once generated gas supply for many Sydneysiders. Uncover some of the key highlights of this intriguing suburb and how it has flourished over such a short time.

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All About Rhodes

Did you know that the Inner West suburb of Rhodes is one of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs? The thriving suburb has changed dramatically over recent years and now boasts a huge waterside shopping complex, including one of the first IKEA stores in Australia. Many of the former industrial sites, which once dominated the area, have been transformed into major residential, retail and business spaces providing a hip and happening metropolitan hub.

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10 Things You Need to Know about Ferragosto

Want to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy? The spirit of Italian culture comes alive every August in the City of Canada Bay’s largest annual event – Ferragosto. Indulge in delicious Italian street fair, watch live music and performances, find out more about local businesses or simply sit back with a glass of red and soak up the buzz.

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Best Playgrounds and Parks in the Inner West

There are so many amazing parks and playgrounds in and around the Canada Bay area – and we know they are absolutely critical to keeping little people (and big people) happy! So we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Inner West spots that are perfect for an easy family day out. Pack a picnic and check them out!

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Top facts about Rodd Point

The tiny suburb of Rodd Point is our featured local suburb this month, as we celebrate its parklands and proximity to Iron Cove. Here we share some of the natural charms and fun facts about this historic precinct.

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Top facts about Russell Lea

Sandwiched between Five Dock and Drummoyne, the hidden suburb of Russell Lea is our featured local suburb. It hugs the western shores of Iron Cove and is filled with magnificent Federation-era homes and charming post-war cottages.

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Best Exercises for Seniors in the Inner West

Maintaining good health is important at every age and this means eating well and being active. Exercising regularly boosts your odds of staying mentally healthy and remaining free of disease and disability. But when our bodies become a little less agile and our endurance may not be as endless as it was at age 21, which exercises are best? The team at Canada Bay Club has the tips and tricks to keep you fit and active for a full, long life – remember, always consult your physician to assess the right level of exercise that’s right for you.

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Bay Run back in time

Do you do the Bay Run? Whether you run, walk, cycle or scoot, the Bay Run is one of the Inner West’s most famous and well-trodden landmarks – all 7km of it! Have you ever wondered how it came to be?

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How did Canada Bay get its name?

Ever wondered why Canada Bay is named after this progressive North American country? Read on to find out more about our local history and interesting relics from your neighbourhood.

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Top activities for the kids these holidays

From hidden gems to acres of parklands, we’ve unearthed five of the best places for a fun day out in our local area (and beyond if you feel like a drive) to get the most out of these long summer days… pack a picnic and enjoy!

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Top festivities in our local community

Ho Ho Ho! Have your calendars at the ready. It’s time for lights, carols and festivities galore! The Canada Bay Club has researched the celebrations leading up to Christmas Day. Read on to find out what’s happening in your local community.

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