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Archive for: March, 2010

Cultural diversity thrill

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Community groups and schools from across the Grampians Pyrenees held activities to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week thanks to one-off funding from the region’s Skilled Migration Program. Among those to receive $500 grants were Ararat Neighbourhood House, which used the funds to host a Taste of Harmony event where food from other cultures was prepared and […]

Shakespeare in great outdoors

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Prepare to be spellbound this Easter with Ozact’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an exciting encounter with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. It will be played out in the unique and spectacular Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians National Park on March 27 and 28 and April 3 and 4 from 3pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is […]

Funny, warm and wonderful Cosi

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Got a burning desire for theatre? Laughter is always the best medicine and this will come to the fore when Louis Nowra’s Cosi comes to Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on April 7. Australia’s Premier Theatre Touring Company HIT Productions will present Cosi, a play about Lewis, a young director and university drop-out, who […]

Toy library looking for members

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Wimmera Toy Library is up and running for 2010 and looking for new members. Located inside Wimmera Regional Library in McLachlan Street, Horsham, the library is run by volunteers who will be on-hand to sign up new members each Saturday morning from 10am to 10.30am, except during school holidays. Wimmera Toy Library president Lise Eagan […]

Parkes receives accreditation

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Parks Victoria’s chief ranger for the Grampians, Graham Parkes, is now a level-three incident controller. Mr Parkes was one of nine DSE staff presented with their accreditation. He also holds accreditation as a level-three planning officer and level-three operations officer. The new accreditation makes Mr Parkes one of only a few people in the state […]

Hartwich family rises to challenge

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If ever you wanted to work in the ‘great outdoors’, Mt Challicum provides the ideal backdrop. While the views are priceless, the dramatic slopes of Mt Challicum come with a set of challenges. Steep rises, shallow top soil layers and plenty of wind that is being captured on neighbouring properties in giant wind turbines, all […]

Science in Action forum

The Department of Primary Industries is offering farmers a chance to hear about the latest cutting-edge science involving the grains industry. Fourteen researchers and specialists will outline their work at a Grains Science in Action forum at Longerenong College on March 29. “This event is being organised in the lead up to the annual Victorian […]

Relay returns this weekend

Two teams are hitting the road this weekend for the Murray to Moyne cycle relay in support of Wimmera Health Care Group. Wimmera Wizards are raising money for Wimmera Base Hospital with their efforts directed towards the purchase of an inflatable lifting and transferring device for patients. A Horsham Cycling Club team is also participating […]

Relay returns this weekend

Two teams are hitting the road this weekend for the Murray to Moyne cycle relay in support of Wimmera Health Care Group. Wimmera Wizards are raising money for Wimmera Base Hospital with their efforts directed towards the purchase of an inflatable lifting and transferring device for patients. A Horsham Cycling Club team is also participating […]

Reunion to honour 20-year cycle

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By GREG O’CONNOR More than 100 riders and support crew are being invited to take part in a 20th anniversary reunion dinner for Wimmera Health Care Group’s Murray To Moyne cycle relay team next month. Organisers of the dinner, at Grains Innovation Park in Horsham on April 17, are looking for help to contact relay […]

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