Category: Events

Community Services Expo at the Bowral Memorial Hall

February 22, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Thomas-Andrew Baxter welcomes participants to the 2016 expo

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host the Shire’s annual Wingecarribee Community Services Expo on Thursday 25 February at the Bowral Memorial Hall. Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Cath Brennan, explained that the Expo provides an opportunity for residents to discover the range of services and support groups that contribute to our Shire. “Over 35 exhibitors will be...

Roadside memorial unveiled honouring fallen firefighters

February 5, 2021Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today honoured the memories of fallen Rural Fire Service volunteers Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer who died during the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. The young men were tragically killed while on duty on the evening of Thursday 19 December 2019 battling the Green Wattle Creek bushfire which threatened and impacted Buxton...

Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

January 27, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Long serving Highlands volunteer Catherine Constable (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. Mrs Constable has been a long-time advocate and supporter for senior citizens across the Shire and has served more than 17 years on the Board of the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Inc (WADCC). During her...

2020 Arts Trail success despite the odds

January 11, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Two women posing for photo in Artists studio

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020 Southern Highlands Arts Trail has been hailed a success with close to 12,000 visitors flocking to studios and galleries throughout the Shire. Council’s Cultural Development Officer Erin Adams explained that despite COVID-19 challenges, visitation and sales were both significantly higher than previous years. “We saw a 77 percent increase in the...

Learn to skate at Bundanoon Skate Park

January 8, 2021Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council will team up with The Totem Collective to host two skateboarding workshops on Saturday 23 January 2021. Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams said the workshops catered to varying abilities. “The first session is aimed at beginners whereas the late afternoon session is more suitable for intermediate skaters,” she said. “The sessions...