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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 26th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 27, 2008 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Mayor's charity plunge SHIREEN KHALIL Burwood Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook with teammate Ramona Codd-Miller preparing for the charity relay at Enfield Pool. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP220139 The Inner-West Weekly rates the teams' chances online. Join in the charity challenge and tell us how you think they will go. www.innerwestweekly.com.au IT'S going to be a wet and wild time at Enfield Swimming Pool's 75th Birthday on Saturday with Burwood Mayor Lesley Furneaux- Cook hopping into her navy blue Speedos for the four-hour charity relay race. The charity race comprising four teams -- Burwood Council, Enfield Swimming staff, the Korean Swim Club and the mayor's Mother's and Others team -- starts at 4pm and will raise money for the Cancer Council. ''We are in it for the fun, not for the glory,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. ''I've been training hard, so hopefully we'll be able to raise a reasonable amount of money for this very worthwhile cause.'' She described herself as a pretty good swimmer but said she had no strategy and aimed to finish ''with our dignity intact''. '' We'll see how it goes, we will plunge in and dog tail our way to the end,'' she said. The Family Fun Day birthday celebrations include jumping castles, roving clowns, a 1930s swing jazz performance by the Sydney Jazz Collectors and a screening of the Surf's Up movie when kids can float around in the indoor pool while watching the show. The party wouldn't be possible without Enfield staff recently un- covering a plaque revealing the pool's historic status. ''They were doing a pool clean- up and the stone was covered by a few cobwebs and graffiti, and the staff cleaned it all back revealing the pool was opened by the Honourable B S Stevens, Premier and Colonial Treasurer in 1933, making Enfield Pool Sydney's oldest freshwater Olympic Pool,'' Enfield Pool manager Cory Nisbett said. The celebration will include free entry from 10am to 8pm with a gold coin donation to charity. Seniors ready to dive into fitness ASHFIELD seniors who want to get fit and socialise should sign up for Ashfield Council's pilot water fitness program at the local aquatic centre. ''Council has set up this program because we value the seniors in our community and believe it is essential for them to continue to have a high quality of living which includes physical and social wellness,'' Ashfield mayor Ted Cassidy said. The class lasts 40 minutes with warm up and warm down sessions. To get involved phone 9716 1800 or go to www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au Metal fans grieve for guitarist A GUITARIST in an Australian death metal band was killed when his motorbike skidded in heavy rain in North Strathfield last week. Fans have been paying online tributes to Greg Morelli who was a guitarist in the band Nazxul. The 31 year-old was riding his Honda motorbike along Parra- matta Rd about 12.40am last Thursday when it is believed he hit a puddle. Police believe he tried to regain control of the bike before the front tyre hit the kerb, but he was ejected from his seat and died at the scene. His death was announced online by the thrash band Mortal Sin who opened for Judas Priest at their September gig. SANTA'S ARRIVAL + Lighting of the Xmas FREE entertainment starts 6 30pm Friday 28 Nov Dancer & Prancer SANTA'S R More Info: Phone 9911 9911 or visit www.burwood.nsw.gov.au Free GELATISSIMO Bambino gelato vouchers (Limited to first 500. Voucher required.) Come meet Santa's reindeer, see Humphrey B Bear, the Jitterbugs, Bus-ta-groove, Funky Brass Band, roaming performers, face painters & have a photo with Santa. (Santa comes down Burwood Rd to the Park at 7.30pm.) NYX1108 Information is correct at time of printing but may be subject to change. Burwood
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