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Events hosted by Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Sherwood has hosted a number of projects over the years.

These vary from the Kurbingui Project training indigenous youth through to the community plinth by the Western Suburbs Clayworkers

Community Centre Day 2015

Thursday 28 May 2015

What a successful Event Community Centre Day Was.

Thanks to Staff for supporting the community Centre Day 28/5/15, especially, Theresa, Ainslie and student Sarah.

Management committee Member, Maree Jackson introduced the event and gave acknowledgement to country. Each stall holder gave a brief overview of their services in the community. The stall holders also included groups from the centre such as the Western Suburbs Clayworkers and the Mudlarks who had displays of their work.

Cr Nicole Johnstone officially opened the function at 11.00am and then Scott Moore gave an insightful talk on Aboriginal history. Tarnya Smith MP for Mt Ommaney, Shadow Minister for Communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Multicultural Affairs was the last presenter for the day followed by the raffle and the BBQ cooked by the Grumpy Old Men and the food donated by Second Bite and prepared by Ainslie.

The Raffle raised $157.00. All participants received a passport which would entitle them to the BBQ after visiting different stalls for information. Feedback has been very positive from those present.

Many thanks to the local businesses and community members in Sherwood who donated goods for the raffle.

Kurbingui Project

From Sue Perel - Chief Executive Officer, Kurbingui Youth Development

Kurbingui Youth Development Assoc and Department of Employment Training and Education (DETE) have worked in partnership for the past year in responding to the flood recovery effort. Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre has been our final Work Placement project on the other side of town and our 10 graduates now take their work skills to the workplace.

A performance award was presented to Tara Scheers for her improved work ethic, team spirit, consistent performance and reliability.

The project was capably supervised by Sawee Bero who began with us as a participant over a year ago.

The outcomes to date for this project are 5 already employed and 5 people being supported into work.

Our thanks to the Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre volunteers, staff and management for their hospitality at the graduation.

In the 15 weeks that the Kurbingui team worked at Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, quite a transformation took place.

Not only was "Sherwood Forest" tamed and turned into a delightful outdoor meeting place but all the gardens were revamped.

The centre also received a much needed coat of paint to the outside and the toilet facilities inside. A new concrete slab was laid beside the Bus Bay and a new path to the offices. The Thrift Shop also received much needed renovations.

The Kurbingui team battled the elements but always had a cheerful smile and their laughter was contagious.

We wish them all well in their future endeavours.

The Community Plinth

The Western Suburbs Clayworkers as acommunity project created the Plinth which resides in the covered courtyard outside the main office.

It represents on its various faces aspects of community life and activities around the Neighbourhood Centre.