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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.