It’s been a terrific year for Canada Bay Club and our Inner West community, with a range of events held at the club, and $572,000 in cash and in-kind support provided to local schools, community groups and sporting clubs. Read on for a sample of what we’ve achieved together in 2019.
Meet Andrew Wooley, our Community Engagement/Business Development Manager, who plays a vital role in fostering relationships with charities in the local area.
Our Canada Bay Club team members are a big part of what makes our Club such a special part of the local community. Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and are part of the fabric of the club, connecting with members and being a part of their lives.
Nestled in between Abbotsford and Five Dock, Wareemba is the smallest suburb in Sydney by land area. It was only declared a separate suburb in 1993 so is still considered relatively ‘new’ and unknown.
Does the calendar really say February? Already? It’s true. January has come and gone and those New Year resolutions to work out and stay healthy are still there.
At Canada Bay Club, we know you’ll be hungry for ideas on how to fill the time during the school holidays, so we sourced the best activities to keep the kids occupied all summer long. Here’s a wrap-up of the best things to do when you’re not lounging at the beach…
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
At Canada Bay Club, we couldn’t agree more with the good Dr Seuss, which is why we volunteer our time at Learning Links by helping kids learn to read.
Empowering our community is at the heart of Canada Bay Club’s sponsorship goals. We took up this opportunity to partner and support the amazing work at Participate Australia with gusto! Read more about this fantastic community organisation.
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.
“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
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.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of Baysia, our new-look Chinese restaurant bringing delicious, hearty Chinese dishes to Five Dock and it’s surrounds! Owned and operated by our outstanding team who have been running the restaurant for over 25 years, Baysia has an extensive menu of both classic Chinese and fusion Chinese-Australian dishes to satisfy your tastebuds.
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.