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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au It's easy to be neighbourly Andrew Heslop is the founder of Neighbour Day. Picture: DANNY AARONS ~PP246253 NEIGHBOUR Day is on March 29 and its creator, Andrew Heslop, is encouraging people to celebrate the day however they choose: a barbecue, a street party or a council-sponsored coffee cart. Mr Heslop was inspired to build up national Neighbour Day from the shining examples of his mother and grandmother who led a life of community volunteering. He worked as communications manager for the Red Cross and there was also the sad story of Elsie Brown, a Melbourne woman whose skeletal remains were dis- covered by police two years after she died alone in her flat. ''No one missed her,'' Mr Heslop said. ''And in these cases the neigh- bours always say 'I wish I'd done more'.'' Neighbour Day has really struck a chord around Australia and Mr Heslop has been nomi- nated five times for Australian of the Year. He has also addressed the United Nations on the importance of building community. He believes we will soon witness the rise of community values over the importance of the individual. His tip for being a good neigh- bour is simple; introduce yourself to the folks next door or across the street. ''From there, it's up to you how close you want to be with your neighbours.'' Tell us all about your great neighbour We care Inner-West Weekly EVERY suburb has its great neighbours -- people who go out of their way to watch over and help others in the area or who do that extra bit to keep the area safe and tidy. The Inner-West Weekly wants to know who in your neighbourhood is a great neighbour. We want to acknowledge them by telling their stories in these pages and on our web site, and through their stories inspire others to keep and eye on and help out their neighbours. Between now and Neighbour Day on Sunday March 29 we want you to tell us about your good neighbours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Editor, Inner-West Weekly, 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046, or comment online at www.innerwestweekly.com.au Libby will meet fans at Cabarita AUSTRALIAN swimming sen- sation Libby Trickett will be a special guest at the official open- ing of Cabarita Swim Centre this Saturday. Trickett, who won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and currently holds three world records, will be at the pool from 1.30pm to 3pm to meet fans and sign autographs. Other champions in attendance will be Beijing medallist Andrew Lauterstein, and Daniel Arnamnart, who is training with the Australian Swimming 2012 target squad. Free activities include a giant water inflatable, yoga and aquacise classes and a barbecue brunch from 10am to 11am. Cole hoping for Canberra debut SHANNON Cole, of Concord West, is again on track to make his international debut after being named in the Qantas Socceroos squad for Australia's upcoming Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait, which will be played next Thursday night in Canberra. The 24-year-old Sydney FC player enjoyed his first taste of the national set-up when he was selec- ted in coach Pim Verbeek's squad for last month's Asian Cup quali- fier against Indonesia. He didn't make the final 15 for the Jakarta match but is looking forward to pressing his claims in Canberra. ''I'm honoured to have another opportunity to represent my country,'' Cole said. Y B • y Hear about our Lifesmart • ® Learning Program which helps each individual child engage in learning activities with interest, curiosity and enthusiasm. See the friends your child will make as we help to develop and enhance their • social skills. Experience our spontaneous teaching philosophy, which promises every day • is a new adventure for your child. Inspect our first class facilities, designed to ensure your child is always safe • and protected. To fi nd out more about ABC, call 1800 222 543 or visit www.childcare.com.au © A.B.C. Developmental Learning Centres Pty Ltd (administrators, and receivers and managers appointed) ABC1588_IWW_24 It's time to see the new ABC. To enrol now, or book a personalised tour, call your local Centre Director. You can be confident that your local Centres' future is safe and secure. Book your personalised Centre tour now, during which you will: Meet our experienced carers who have the knowledge, skills and confidence • to care for your children. Come and see the NEW ABC ABC Ashfield Liverpool Road ASHFIELD 9799 2059 ABC North Strathfield George Street NORTH STRATHFIELD 9746 5311 ABC Haberfield Rogers Avenue HABERFIELD 9798 8848 ABC North Strathfield Central Hamilton Street East NORTH STRATHFIELD 9746 7600
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