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News from the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families

Womens 5K Walk/Run

Woodwork for kids

Homely Retreats Raffle – supporting families dealing with cancer

Homely Retreats is an Australian registered charity and tax deductible gift recipient. Between November 2018 – 2021 they have provided much needed respite for hundreds of Tasmanians affected by cancer. They have also extended their services here in Tasmania to include more ‘at home’ support options, such as bulk fresh meal deliveries, for those who are too unwell for travel.

The homely Retreats raffle raises funds to continue to support families in need of respite or assistance. Amazing prizes include first prize of 2 nights accommodation on Picnic Ispand, Freycinet for up to 10 guests.  See the link below for all prizes.

Tickets: $10

Buy @ https://homelyretreats.com.au/product/2022-fundraiser-raffle/

Raffle drawn 27 July 2022.

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RSPCA TASMANIA MILLION PAWS WALK

In May, we are once again holding our Million Paws Walks throughout the state, in Ulverstone, Launceston and Hobart. This is one of our largest fundraisers and held nationally.

We are hoping to engage schools to enter as a team or teams. The cost for a team is $65.00 for 5 students to walk with their dogs, representing their school. It is tax deductable and a good event to demonstrate students’ social responsibility.

The Million Paws Walk is a fun day out for the family whilst all the while raising funds for RSPCA Tasmania. RSPCA Tasmania relies heavily upon the local community for support to continue our work.

For more information, please contact me on email cjokuszies@rspcatas.org.au or visit Million Paws Walk to register. 

Clare Jokuszies
Event Coordinator
RSPCA Tasmania

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HARMONY WEEK FILM SCREENING

Harmony Week – Everyone Belongs is an Australia wide celebration that recognises diversity and inclusion held this year from Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March. The week ​includes Monday 21 March, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The Migrant Resource Centre North is hosting a screening of the thought provoking documentary “Scattered People” which may be something that interests you and your family/friends. Screening is on Friday 18 March at the UTAS Lecture Theatre.

LAUNCESTON CITY DEVILS FOOTBALL CLUB – ‘COME AND TRY’ SESSIONS

Theses sessions are aimed at providing young children, from Launceston and surrounds, the opportunity to experience a sample of junior soccer, before officially registering and committing for a whole season. All welcome.

CITY OF LAUNCESTON’S ACTIVE LAUNCESTON – FREE SESSIONS

Missed the first week of Active Launceston? That’s OK -it doesn’t matter because you can join in the FREE sessions anytime.

Current Programs:

Tai Chi
What: Gentle flowing movements which help to improve balance and strengthen body and mind. These sessions will be held face-to-face at City Park in 2022.
When: Saturdays till 26 March
Who: Adults or anyone wanting to get active
Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Where: City Park

Yoga
What: Mindful movement designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture & balance.
When: Wednesdays till 6 April
Who: Everyone
Time: 6.00 – 7.00pm (9 February – 30 March)
5.30 – 6.30pm (6 April)
Where: City Park (between duck pond and rotunda)

Gentle Exercise
What: A gentle exercise circuit type session which may use the equipment at The Shed. This program is designed for anyone doing little or no physical activity.
When: Thursdays till 31 March
Who: Adults, Older Adults or anyone wanting to get active
Time: 11.00am – 11.45am
Where: The Shed, 12 King Billy Crescent, Rocherlea

For more information please see Active Launceston Program Schedule below or call 0438 386 025.
ActiveLauncestonProgramSchedule

ESK NETBALL CLUB 2022 RECRUITMENT

Does your child want to learn to play netball? The Esk Netball Club is looking for players, both girls and boys (aged 8-13), who would be interested in playing netball in 2022.

Anyone interested in playing, their junior team train at Riverside Primary School Gym each Thursday. Go along to their recruitment sessions on either Thursday 10 March, Thursday 17 March or Thursday 24 March from 4.30pm.

For more information, please contact Judy Headlam on 0427 819 649.

NORTHERN TASMANIA JUNIOR SOCCER ASSOCIATION 2022 RECRUITMENT

Please find below a flyer from the Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association, regarding their up coming season and how and where children who may be interested in playing soccer are able to register.

NorthernTasmaniaJuniorSoccerAssociation20222

 

PAST STUDENT JONO CLARKE (’21) FUNDRAISING PROJECT – ROTTNESS CHANNEL SWIM

My name is Jonathan. I am a past year of Scotch College for Years 8, 9 and 10. I am reaching out to you in connection with a fundraising project.

On Saturday 26 February, I will be swimming the South32 Rottnest Channel. A 19.7 km swim from Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA to Rottnest Island. As part of my swim, I am raising funds for Guide Dogs WA and the Queensland Brain Institute.

I would really appreciate any donations you’re able to give for these causes.

Kind regards
Jono (’21)

Jono’s Rottnest Channel Swim

 

East Launceston Junior Football Club Registrations – Season 2022

Registrations are filling up fast to play for East Launceston Junior Football Club.

If you’re looking to play club football this season we ask that you register now to avoid disappointment.

We have a number of teams already secured and have established an expression of interest form asking for Under 17 Girls, Under 14 Boys and Under 9 Boys that haven’t yet registered to complete the EOI form no later than Saturday 19 February 2022.

Links:
Registration
https://www.playhq.com/afl/register/545c1d

Expression of interest
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELJFC_Play

Auskick
https://www.playhq.com/afl/register/4cfb67

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