Maytime Fair

Maytime Fair

07/03/2020 Guest Author

On Saturday 2 May, thousands of people will spill through the gates of Xavier College for a day of fun in support of a great cause.

SPMBC members & public on dock

Sea legs on Surrey Park Lake

06/03/2020 Editor

Surrey Park Lake (otherwise known as ‘Surrey Dive’) is the location of The Surrey Park Model Boat Club, started in the 1980s by a small group of model boat enthusiasts. The lake was formerly a quarry supplying clay to the local brickworks which, when the pit was exhausted, was allowed to fill with water and became the local swimming pool.

Why not try scrapbooking?

04/12/2019 Raine Biancalt

Artfully arranged scrapbooks documenting family stories become treasured heirlooms to be passed on for generations. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often elaborately decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling or written descriptions.

Op-shopping for Christmas

03/12/2019 Raine Biancalt

If funds are tight, consider a Christmas shopping spree at your local Op Shop – you will also be helping the shop’s special charity. So pick your favourite charity and go shopping!

Lions

Lions: a History of Helping

02/12/2019 Guest Author

The Lions Club of Boroondara Central has been active in the Boroondara community for 62 years – long before the City of Boroondara was formed. These days we have a very visible presence through our Opportunity Shop located in the Burwood Village.

cycle of disadvantage

Education for everyone

01/12/2019 Editor

Today, one in six Australian children and young people live in poverty1, where even life’s basic needs are hard to come by. When families experience financial disadvantage children can fall behind with their learning, leaving them more vulnerable to experiencing hardship later in the life.

Orange for Orang-utans

29/11/2019 Chris Gray

Luke had just arrived home from basketball practice and had to shower because he was so dirty, said his mum Emily. This was encouraging; the eleven-year-old Award winner was sounding like a normal boy. But […]