Wednesday 21 November 2011
weekly guide to life in and around Canowindra
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The following CanowindraVolunteer Groups wish everyone a happyand safe Christmas & prosperous 2012.
St Vincent de Paul Society
Canowindra High Mentors
State School SRE Teachers
Canowindra Show Ladies Auxiliary
NILS (No Interest Loans Scheme)
Moorbel Hall Committee
Canowindra Men’s Shed
Canowindra Community Garden
Canowindra Business Chamber
Canowindra Show Society
Canowindra Little Athletics Club
a reminder that Lion’s Club Christmascakes are available from Bill Paul’s Carpet
Centre. Make sure you get one to takewhen visiting friends and family this year.
5 of them for the Old Vic Inn, as partof the Scores on Doors 12-month trial inCabonne. The program is a voluntaryrating system awarding businesses whocomply with requirements of the FoodStandards Code, and excel in their foodsafety practices. Another feather in thecap for the Cabonne Daroo Business of theYear 2011, Inland NSW Tourism Award2011 Hall Of Fame inductee & receivedBronze at the 2011 NSW Tourism Awards.
to all you wonderful people for agreat 2011. The Phoenix only existsbecause of the passion of this community,the readers and the advertisers, withoutwhom the Phoenix could not continue.I truly believe that Canowindra is the bestplace to live, play and work. I wish you alla very merry Christmas and a happy andsafe new year. Please be careful on theroads if you are travelling, and if you arestaying in town, enjoy all that it has tooffer.
Nicole Stevenson has beenselected to play in the U18 ACT EmergingMeteors Team in the National Champion-ships to be held in Ballarat from the18
25 January 2012. CongratulationsNic!!!
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Another great tennis competition waswrapped up on Thursday night with the GrandFinals being played and Christmas BBQenjoyed by the players and their families.The winner of the B Grade side went to AdamRogers and Liz Parrish and the A Grade
winner went to Bron Newman’s Team.
A new competition will start up again after theschool holidays and anyone interested inplaying should contact Kylie Pull on02 6344 2244.A big thank you to Wally Coady and AndrewPull for finishing off the play area for the kids,which has been hugely successful with thekids. A very big thanks and appreciation to
Earsman’s Concert for donating the sand for
the new sand pit in the play area, and a big
Thanks to Phil Gersbach from Phil’s Mini
Diggers for his assistance in the project.
Gift vouchers availablefor last minute gifts.
Merry Christmas to all our valued clients and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.
Kerby and staff
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A dump point to allow motorhome and campervan drivers to empty effluent from theirvehicles will be installed in Canowindra as a way of encouraging more tourists to stop in thetown.Cabonne Council will build the effluent dump station near the entrance to its CanowindraCaravan Park and aims to have the project completed before the Canowindra Challengeballoon festival in April 2012.Mayor Bob Dowling said he hoped the additional facility would entice the owners of motorhomes, some of which can be almost 20 metres long, to stop in Canowindra.
“There is a trend for tourists travelling in these larger vehicles to plan their stops around towns
that offer these facilities and we hope they will spend some time in Canowindra, supporting
local businesses,” Cr Dowling said.
The Mayor said research conducted by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australiashowed the recreational vehicle and camping market was worth more than $5 billion a year.
“According to the CMCA, more than 97% of RV owners make a purchase when they stop at atown,” he said.“The club publishes a list of RV friendly towns and maps of effluent dump sites and most of its62,000 members use the CMCA website and literature to plan their trips.”
Cr Dowling said that after considering several sites within the town, an area near the caravan
park entrance adjacent to the Canowindra Men’s Shed was the preferred location.
The Council will work within guidelines issued by the CMCA to suit the configurations of motorhomes and campervans which can range from 19.5m long to 8m.To provide the necessary vehicle manoeuvring and access area (indicated above), the roadwaywill be widened and a verge and screening built to separate the dump site from the access tothe dump site.