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1. COMMUNITY PAINTING DAY

An initiative from our community to bring the Blue Tree Project to Coorow to provide a the vibrant coloured tree as a symbol used to raise awareness for mental health and encourage community members and passers-by to have healthy discussions about mental health. 

Through funding from Mental Health Week WA during Mental Health Week 13 October 2021, Shire of Coorow together with the community took part to this project while also continuing the windmill project that was initially commenced around 2018-2019.

Which now the community can enjoy the result that’s installed at the entrance on both South and North side of Coorow. A great initiative from the Shire President, Mrs Girando to promote our tourism. This spot has become popular and its one of an instragramable spots for the tourist to have a selfie photo. Another new windmill will be installed at the entrance on East side of Coorow, near Coorow Community Farm.

It was a beautiful day to spread the paint and spread the message that it's OK to feel a little blue, there are always people around to listen and help. Our thanks to everyone that contributed their time, great effort by all who attended. Local farmers who donated their windmills, the Broun, Bothe, Bean, Hannington, Millstead, Morcombe, O’Callaghan and Peck families, our partners Coorow Primary School, Coorow Playgroup, Coorow Family Shopping Centre (Jacko’s), Coorow Nutrients, and Coorow Elders. Our sponsors Dulux Group, Maximum Impact Building Maintenance and Allmark & Associated Pty Ltd, Western Australia Association of Mental Health and Lotterywest.

If you need help you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Check out a short clip of the day below.

 

Coorow community gathers together for a worthy cause | Farm Weekly | Western Australia


2. COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING DAY 

A successful tree-mendous day planting 100 Grevillea trees at the Railway Reserve and Coorow Caravan Park was held by the Shire in partnership with the Coorow Primary School on Monday 16 August 2021. All students enjoyed their time learning about planting from the Shire Gardener, Shirley Radburn, getting their hands dirty and spending time in the sun. Our thanks to Jancy Whyte, the Coorow School Principal, and all the Teachers from the School who were involved in this event and for coming out to support this activity. 

   


3. CO:3 CONTEMPORARY DANCE VISITED COOROW

Working together with Co:3 Contemporary Dance to present a great combined activity for the community on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at Maley Park Rec Centre Coorow. 

Russell and Paul the professional artists thought our community needed some new thing in the sewing workshop, explored creative movement during the dance workshop and in the end the community had experienced the five stars film screening of the extraordinary performance that premiered at the Perth Festival in February 2021 as part of their Under the Same Sky tour. The workshop connects closely to Co3 Artistic Director Raewyn Hill’s empowering dance production ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY. 

Community had a good time to share creativity and laughter all the way through the day. Thank you to Russell and Paul, for their positive energy and encouraging the groove. This extraordinary event was proudly funded by Lotterywest.


4. COOROW SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP

Spring School Holiday Camp program organised by Scripture Union WA in conjunction with the Shire of Coorow from 6th to 8th October 2021 t Maley Park Rec Centre, Coorow. The program ran by our amazing leaders Dave Kroiter (Coorow Primary School), Catherine Turk (Coorow Primary School), Lachlan Anderson (Mullewa Primary School), and Junior leader was Ellie Ryan.

There were 20 children attend from 3 schools, and the furthest participant came from Dongara. Around 29 unique activities in total, such as bubble soccer, laser tag, human whack-a-mole, jumping castle, a disco, movie, a trip to Wubin Wheat-Bin Museum, walk to Coorow Farm, messy games and a visit from the baby goats. We hope everyone had a fun school holiday and thank you to all participants and all our amazing leaders.

   


5. HALLOWEEN DISCO PARTY | CELEBRATING GO 2&5 CHILDREN'S WEEK

A great afternoon to start the weekend with full of fun and laughs. All children who participated the event got dressed up and they all looked amazing.

Shire's DCEO, Myra Henry and Kym Pattison from Leeman Green CRC helped prepare the goodie bags and the yummy food, Kiara Henry assisted in reception welcoming all the community, Leeman Townscape & Tourism Advisory Group assisted in marketing and the favorite part of the day was a lovely donation of a full bags of icy poles received from Leeman Fuel & Alicia Café.

The Leeman Green Head CRC and the Shire of Coorow would like to thank each and every person who attended the event. It was lovely to see everyone, especially to see the smiles on the little ones. This event is proudly supported by the Healthway, Lotterywest, Department of Communities and Meerilinga. 

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