Outrunning Cancer: 24-hour World Record Treadmill Attempt

There are many inspiring stories of people making a difference that we come across in our local Inner West community. Passionate individuals, who go above and beyond to support a great cause. So, when we heard about the Guinness World Record attempt by Mark Avery, to raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention by running on a treadmill for 24 hours, we could not wait to get involved.

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Get to know Adam Lewis

We’re proud that many of the Canada Bay team members have had a long tenure with the Club. They are not only actively involved in the local community but have had morphed their skills to multi-task across numerous roles within the Club. Venture into many Inner West junior sporting communities and you’re bound to come across someone who knows our Adam Lewis. He’s a legend at our Club, a valued member of our Management Team and has proudly worked for Canada Bay Club for over two decades. Read our Q and A and get to know more about Adam, along with the local sporting clubs that he’s actively involved in.

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Hottest Summer Drink Trends for 2021–22

The latest drink trends for 2022. A look at what people are drinking this summer, from local spirits and craft beers to refreshing wines and cocktails.

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What’s new at Canada Bay Club?

Welcome to the new look Canada Bay Club! Whether you are dining out with friends or family, planning a special event, or catching up with close ones for a casual drink, game of bingo or Trivia night, we’d love to welcome you at our newly refurbished venue in Sydney’s Inner West.

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How to Prepare for a Trivia Night

From Tai Chi to Bingo and Senior’s Fitness, Canada Bay Club offers a host of activities to keep you happy, healthy and connected during the week. New to Thursdays, we now have fortnightly trivia nights, which are fun, interactive and team-based. Read on to find out how you can get involved and how to prepare to perform your best.

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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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Affordable Function Spaces in the Inner West

Are you planning a special event in the lead up to your big day? Canada Bay Club offers a range of affordable function spaces perfect for engagement parties, bridal showers, couples showers, kitchen teas, baby showers, graduation parties, lunch events or high tea with your loved ones. Read on to find out more about our dedicated function rooms and how we can help you create your dream event.

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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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Top Inner West Sport Clubs for Kids

Does your child play in a local sporting group? Canada Bay Club believes these grassroots organisations provide so much support, guidance and health education for our children, which is why the club donated more than $500,000 to community groups, schools and local sporting clubs in 2016. We’re committed to championing our up-and-coming young sportspeople. From rugby league, to soccer and netball, no sport is ignored at Canada Bay Club. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve built in the Inner West and constantly strive to help enable a healthy, active lifestyle for the next generation of community members and athletes. Take a look at just a few of the groups we’ve donated to, supported and cheered on… you may discover the right sports group for your children in this local line-up.

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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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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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NSW Road Trips

Thinking about your next getaway? With an abundance of locations to choose from, there is always something new to discover in New South Wales. Whether you prefer a city break, the wine and food trail, or outback splendour, we’ve compiled our top tips for the best road trips right here in our own backyard.

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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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Get to know the functions team

Here at Canada Bay Club we love our staff and they love hosting your functions. Functions and events have been a key part of Canada Bay Club’s offering since the club’s very early days. In 2016, our function rooms underwent an extensive renovation. Every one of our 6 rooms is now fitted with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and self-serve bean-to-cup espresso machines. Perfect for your corporate team meeting or sales conference.

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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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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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Get to know Amanda Harding

Amanda Harding is a valued member of the Canada Bay Club staff whose friendly face greets members at reception. Read on to find out more about why Amanda loves about working at the club as she shares her secrets around great customer service

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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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Hosting a Successful Fundraising Event

For many local community organisations who rely on volunteers, putting on a successful fundraiser can be a challenge. That’s why Canada Bay Club’s functions team is such an invaluable resource to call on. Their expertise in every aspect of fundraising – from budgeting and focusing on a community campaign, to setting up the perfect event space – means they have all the angles covered for your fundraising requirements. Here, they share their top tips for success.

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Get to know Ken Lau from the Lau family’s Baysia Chinese Restaurant

Ken is part of the Lau family, who together have made Baysia Chinese Restaurant a favourite in Sydney’s Inner West for 35 years. After starting out as a waiter 20 years ago, these days Ken oversees operations and supports his father Wing Lau with day-to-day running of the restaurant. With Ken’s sister Robyn also on board for nearly three decades, it’s no wonder locals love returning time and again to Canada Bay Club for their delicious Chinese food – available dine in and takeaway – and warm, friendly service. Read more about Ken.

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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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Get to know Garry – Fitness Professional and Exercise Coach

Get to know Garry – Fitness Professional and Exercise Coach Many members of Canada Bay Club – and our area’s broader community – will know Garry Chamberlain, our Fitness Professional and Exercise Coach. He grew up, played sport and went to school here, and now Garry divides his time sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm in his fitness classes and enjoying the company of his three young grandchildren. Find out more about Garry.

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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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An Expert’s Guide to a Successful Offsite Meeting

Need some fresh ideas at work? Is a new strategy in order for your business? Organise an offsite meeting for your team at Canada Bay Club and follow our guidelines to ensure your corporate event is a success.

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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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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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Meet Raman – our favourite barista

Regulars to the club will have met Raman, our friendly barista. He’s a true coffee aficionado, recognising how critical it is to get that brew just right and quickly preparing our morning caffeine hits. He’s also a professional scuba diver. Get to know Raman in our latest team 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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Discover more about Wareemba

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.

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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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Top activities for Inner West seniors to try this winter

Brrr… the winter chill is finally here. And while you may want to reach for a warm blanket and sip hot tea at home for the next few months, you’ll be missing out on a great deal of fun activities that are held throughout the Inner West during winter, if you do. To get you out of the house, Canada Bay Club has put together our favourite mix of things for seniors to keep busy when the temperature drops. Give these top activites a try…

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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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Book your corporate event at Canada Bay Club

Are you an organisation looking to host a corporate function? Do you have business associates with a facilitation program to deliver? Issues with parking in inner-city function locations? Canada Bay Club offers free parking and accommodates all styles of functions, from intimate board meetings to trade shows and team-building seminars. Providing a five-star environment for members and their guests to gather, talk business and build corporate relationships, all under one roof, Canada Bay Club is your go-to corporate function location.

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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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Fitness Tips for the New Year

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.

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How to plan your wedding

It’s 2018! The Champagne has been popping since 1 January and new beginnings are upon us. Perhaps that new beginning is an engagement? When the hype of sharing your happy news with friends and family wears off, the time to make the big decisions creeps up. The team at Canada Bay Club knows exactly how special (and sometimes stressful) this time can be, so we’ve put together a checklist to make the process as simple as possible.

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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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Top Summer Holiday Ideas for Kids

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…

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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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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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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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Canada Bay Club Supports the Community

One of the core factors driving Canada Bay Club’s existence is our support of the community. Giving back is in our club’s DNA – we’re extremely passionate about this aspect of our operation. Our commitment to giving away grants has never been stronger. So how much does Canada Bay Club give away every year? Read this blog to discover how much we’ve donated to worthy causes and which community members are benefitting from the funds.

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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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Walking Bus in Concord West

About one year ago, Canada Bay Club contributed to a fantastic new method of delivering children to and from their local public school. Sick of navigating busy main roads? Trying to find a car spot close to school? Read on to discover how Victoria Avenue Public School in Concord West has made a major difference to drop-off and pick-up times for parents.

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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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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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Forster Holiday Apartments

Ready to book your next holiday? We have an accommodation place with your name on it! If you’re not already a member of Canada Bay Club, join now so you can book your next holiday at Canada Bay Club’s Forster apartments – read more about this beachside accommodation right here.

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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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Meet the family behind Baysia

At Canada Bay Club, we celebrate our multi-cultural family. One of our long-term restaurant owners is Mr Lau from Baysia restaurant. We wanted to learn more about this Chinese restaurant that has been running for over 25 years. Find out more about the family behind the delicious meals.

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Entertain like a pro

Need some party-planning prep in a pinch this holiday season? Canada Bay Club’s functions team has the answers!

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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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Baysia is the hottest place for Chinese food in the Inner West!

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.

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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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5 Tips To Organising A Corporate Event

Whether you’ve organised several corporate events or you’re new to event planning, you’re likely to feel the pressure of your responsibilities. Whether attendees have a fantastic time or the event is a fizzer rests squarely on your shoulders. However, you needn’t stress about the details if you follow these simple tips.

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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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Five Tips On Organising A Fundraising Event

Social events can be excellent ways to raise money for your organisation, as they bring together people who are passionate about your goals while encouraging contributions. To ensure your event is successful, both as a social occasion and a fundraiser keep these tips in mind.Social events can be excellent ways to raise money for your organisation, as they bring together people who are passionate about your goals while encouraging contributions. To ensure your event is successful, both as a social occasion and a fundraiser keep these tips in mind.

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