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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 8th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 9, 2009 MB NEWS Kooka Kids Club STRAP yourself in for a travel adventure like no other with a Passport to Australia. The new board game from Brisbane company, Barker Boys (Australia) Pty Ltd, is set to turn Aussie lounge rooms into departure lounges for keen travellers. Barker Boys managing direct Bruce Barker (pictured) said the game was a fresh and exciting way for players of all ages to learn about Australia. "Passport to Australia is the new great race -- the ultimate board game that takes players on a fantastic journey to every state and territory,'' said Mr Barker. "The game is a brilliant way to discover Australia and improve your general knowledge on places that are in our own backyard.'' Mr Barker said the game was inspired by his own travel experiences and passion for learning. The game challenges competitors to a race across the continent. Rite of passage to a destination is gained by answering questions about each state and territory visited. With each correct answer, travellers move from one destination to the next in a dash to be the first to visit all eight destinations on the board. "Just like any travel adventure, there are plenty of surprises along the way too -- enough to keep our happy travellers on their toes,'' Mr Barker said. "We have created the game and concept to engage players on a number of levels -- not just as travellers but as travelling companions. "For instance, Passport to Australia travel bugs who like the idea of bamboozling opponents with tricky questions can submit their own Q&A suggestions at www. assporttoaustralia.com New questions will be added to ater editions of the game and supplementary question packs will be available online and through recommended retail outlets." Passport to Australia is available at selected ABC shops, Australian Geographic and selected retail stores or online at www.passporttoaustralia.com The board game costs $59.95. We are giving you the chance to win one of 12 Passport to Australia board games to get you travelling. To be in the running, visit www.trevor.com. au/kidsnetwork/kooka.asp to enter. Sydney Royal Easter Show: Thursday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 22. Here we go again for another fabulous show when the country comes to town. Join the throng for the ring events, the wool judging, the wood-chopping, heaps of gut-churning side shows, and of course the biggest and best sample bags that kids can't resist. It's great family entertainment, but more than that it's a fascinating look at the country way of life. Great programs for kids on holiday! www.eastershow.com.au www.innerwestweekly.com.au PET OF THE WEEK Kittens need purrfect homes Narla: 6-7 weeks old, dark tabby girl Kimba: 6-7 weeks old, light tabby boy Simba: 7 weeks old, black-and- white boy These gorgeous kittens were saved from death row at the council pound by DoggieRescue.com.au. They can be adopted from Double Bay Veterinary Hospital (9363 4045). The kittens come with three vaccinations, flea free, wormed, with desexing and CAR and AAR microchipping. The adop- tion cost is $200. They are also on www.DoggieRescue.com.au. council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL WHAT'S ON Strathfield Historic Walking Tour 18 April, 10am-1pm Cost $10 includes refreshments and tour guide. For bookings call 9642 3145 ANZAC Day Commemorative Service 19 April 10am-2pm Davey Square E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2041572i iww w41 First Tuesday of the month -- Council Meeting Second Tuesday of the month -- Planning Committee Third Tuesday of the month -- Committee meeting as required Council meetings are held at 7pm in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. Planning Committee meetings are held at 6pm at Strathfield Library and Information Centre, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. Meeting business papers are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, Library and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov. au on the Saturday prior to each meeting. Mayor's Message I had a great time taking part in the recent Association of Blind Citizens of NSW fundraising walk from Mason Park to Powells Creek in Homebush. Some 50 people took part in the event, which raised funds for the association's Burwood centre, Shirley House. This centre provides great services for people with vision impairment, including peer support, computer skills training, a Braille and audio library and advocacy support. Congratulations must go to the association's president Sondra Wibberley and vice president Marie Shang and other volunteers for organising the walk, which not only raised funds for a very worthy cause, but also was a great community event. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield STRATHFIELD Council our Community news School Holiday Program back again Council's popular school holiday program returns from 14-24 April offering diverse programs for children and teens. Activities for children include a tennis clinic and a ceramic art connection workshop, while youth activities include a free movie night and a soccer and handball clinic. A full program and registration forms are available on Council's website and from Council's Customer Service Centre. Each participant can attend a maximum of three activities. Bookings are essential and booking fees apply unless specified. For further information please contact Council on 9748 9999. Small Business Workshops Council, together with Business Advisory Services Incorporated (BASI), are hosting free business guidance sessions for small business owners, including home-based businesses, and those seeking to start a small business. Sessions will be held at Council's Customer Service Centre, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield, on the second Tuesday of each month. To book your 45 minute session call BASI on 9687 6944. BASI works in conjunction with the NSW Department of State and Regional Development to deliver a wide range of free business services for small to medium sized businesses. Strathfield Library Operating Hours Over the Easter holiday period the library will operate as follows: Closed Good Friday: 10 April Closed Easter Saturday: 11 April Closed Easter Sunday: 12 April Closed Easter Monday: 13 April Normal library hours resume as of Tuesday 14 April from 9.30am-8pm.
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