Congratulations to all the applicants of the City's grant programme for the successful delivery of local community initiatives.
Rossmoyne Community Kindergarten
Rossmoyne Community Kindergarten has successfully installed a new CCTV security system and nesting boxes for Black Cockatoos and Forest Red Tailed Black Cockatoos with grants from the City of Canning ($5,000), LotteryWest, Rossmoyne IGA and State Natural Resource Management.
The security system will help protect the children's facilities whilst the cockatoo programme will provide a safe place for the birds to nest. Rossmoyne Community Kindergarten are working with Willetton Senior High School to collect data of the Cockatoos nesting habits which will be compiled into a report for their school work.
Canning Vale PreKindy
Canning Vale PreKindy has recently benefited from a City of Canning Community Equipment grant towards the children’s play area. The grant of $2,060.30 provided equipment towards the revamped sandpit and decking area which is now a safe and inviting outdoor space where the children can explore and engage with nature.
Recently the Prekindy was recognised for the work with local young children through a nomination for the 2017 Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards. To celebrate this recent recognition and revamped play facilities, Canning Vale PreKindy will be holding an Open Day on on 11 June, 1-4pm at the Canning Vale Community Centre.
The City of Canning has supported a team of volunteers working to maintain the foreshore walk interpretive signs that showcase Wadjup and Gabbilju, two estuarine parts of the Canning River along the Rossmoyne / Shelley / Riverton foreshore.
With assistance from the City including funds for a bike, trailer and equipment to help clean signs / water new plants, the WadjupGabbilju team has implemented a handful of small trial landscaping plans aimed at protecting the corten sign stands, and in a couple of places offering walkers approach aprons and off-path standing spots.
If you’re interested in volunteering at Wadjup-Gabbilju, visit their Facebook page for more information.
Queens Park Soccer Club
The Queens Park Soccer Club is now offering places in girl’s only teams for U 13s, U 15s and U 17s. Made possible with a City of Canning grant to help cover costs, the soccer club is taking registration from all interested girls through the Queens Park Soccer Club Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canning Men’s Shed
The Canning Men’s Shed was the beneficiary of a $2000 grant for machinery to help with wood working projects.
Guaranteed to keep the blokes busy, the grant was awarded through a City of Canning Community Equipment Grant, as part of the Community Partnership Fund.
The Canning Men’s Shed used the grant to purchase a circular saw and wood supplies for local projects. The equipment will push the members to develop new skills, while working on projects for the community. The Men’s Shed movement contributes to the health and wellbeing of its members, who are part of the Canning community.