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Participant Justin Corkran tees off at the Queanbeyan Golf Course charity day on Friday.
Picture: Elesa Lee
Charity day a smash
Golf day on course to be annual event
LOCAL businesses enjoyed the sun-
shine at Queanbeyan's golf course on
Friday and raised some much needed
funds for the Queanbeyan Children's
Special Needs Group.
The charity golf day was organised
by the Queanbeyan Business Council
and will be an annual event in the
future, held on the first Friday in
Children's Group chief executive
Ken Roberts said it was an enjoyable
day and was well attended by a cross
section of the local business com-
munity within the region.
"Certainly there was a lot of
interesting golf shots and dress," he
said. "It was well supported not only
by the players but also sponsors."
There were a number of activities
the participants enjoyed, including
the longest drive.
They each had a drink out of a
plastic cup and then had to use the
cup as the tee for the particular hole.
Mr Roberts said one player from a
real estate team set the standard for
the day when he teed off at the first
hole. The player smashed his club in
two but the ball only travelled about
Mr Roberts said he was not sure
how much money had been raised for
the organisation, but the funds would
go towards new teaching aids and a
social inclusion program.
''[The program is] starting to
prepare the children so they can go
out into the shopping centres,'' he
said. ''It's introducing them into the
wider community as such.
''It builds up [their] confidence to
mix with other children and other
Mr Roberts said teaching aids
would include items to improve the
children's sensory abilities and motor
''Without activities and the support
of the Queanbeyan community,
Queanbeyan Children's Special
Needs would not be able to apply the
quality of services and maintain the
teaching aids that are vital,'' he said.
Aside from the fundraising aspect
of the golf day, participants also
enjoyed a barbecue, refreshments,
raffles and awards were given to the
THE ANU Choral Society (SCUNA)
and the National Capital Orchestra
(NCO) are jointly presenting an
orchestral and choral memorial
concert to mark the 10th
anniversary of the attacks on the
World Trade Centre and
Washington. The concert will be at
3pm on Sunday, September 11, in
The Queanbeyan Performing Arts
Centre (The Q) and will be
conducted by Jonathan Powles.
In keeping with the day, the concert
has an American theme and will
consist of renowned pieces
inspired by America or written by
Tickets are available at The Q Box
Office at 253 Crawford Street,
Queanbeyan. Tickets are $25 for
adults, $20 for concession holders
and $10 for children. Book online
now at www.theq.net.au
For further details visit
www.scuna.aicsa.org.au or contact
Livia Kwan, SCUNA publicity officer
on 0401 925 847 or email
CLASSROOMS AND HALL OPEN
FEDERAL member for Eden
Monaro Mike Kelly attend the
official opening of the new
classrooms and hall extension at
Jerrabomberra Public School
Jerrabomberra Public School
received more than $3 million under
the National School Pride (NSP)
program and Primary Schools for
the 21st Century (P21) element of
Dr Kelly congratulated
Jerrabomberra Public School on its
new facilities and spoke of the
benefit to both the school and local
''It has been fantastic to see the
principal, school staff, parents and
tradespeople working together to
deliver these important projects.
Now that they are completed,
teachers and students in our local
schools will be teaching and
learning in 21st century facilities
that they so richly deserve,'' he
Dr Kelly said the new facilities were
not only a benefit to the school, they
supported stronger social networks
and community cohesion.
''I am delighted that this particular
project has supported the
employment of many workers. This
is what we strived to achieve -- this
is the essence of the Economic
Stimulus Plan,'' he said.
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