Colour the bay
Canada Bay Council’s ‘Colour the Bay’ Garden competition is now on with local green thumbs invited to spruce up their yards in the lead up to the comp that rates the best gardens across seven categories including native, balcony and vegie gardens, just to name a few. Submissions are open until Friday 27th September, after which independent judges will decide on the best backyards. For more info and entry forms visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au.
NSW’s greenest council
As part of Keep Australia Beautiful – NSW’s 2012 Sustainable Cities Awards Program – City of Canada Bay has recently been honoured with the Overall Sustainable Council Award. Mayor Angelo Tsirekas responded to this by saying, “It is wonderful to be rewarded for our environmental commitment in front of our peers and to be acknowledged as the most outstanding Council in NSW.” Some of the primary initiatives that led to this award were the $3.7 million ‘Water for the Community’ stormwater project, the Community Energy Efficiency Program, and the new trials on waste processing. The City of Canada Bay will now go on to represent NSW at the National Awards in November.
New art in Newtown
The Newtown Art Seat has recently put up its newest installation, the work of Matthew Guy aka Jumpy. Jumpy has said that his pieces have always “played around with bright colours, imagined cartoon characters and mixed with slight twists of humour.” More of his work can be viewed at his website www.jumpy.com.au. The Art Seat, a permanent structure in Newtown Square, is a joint project by Marrickville Council, Arts NSW and City of Sydney to provide local, emerging and established artists a space for both commercial and non-commercial pieces to be showcased.
The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer
Cancer seems to affect everyone at some stage in life and a group of friends from Balmain have set out to push their physical limits with a 60 kilometre walk through the streets of Sydney as part of a fundraiser to End Women’s Cancer. The ladies have named their team Fit Reflection and are currently the top performing team in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers fundraiser, having raised $27,500 (their target is to raise $30,000). The weekend, taking place on November 9th and 10th, involves a two-day walk and overnight camp where thousands of participants will enjoy pre-pitched tents, hot meals, and entertainment. Funds raised will support the In-Patient Care Program at the new The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA to offer more Australians comprehensive cancer treatment. To register or for more information visit www.endcancer.org.au or call 1300 33 9255.