Two dozen organisations are big winners in ClubGRANTS 2015

21 August 2015

24 local organisations have just received a very large injection of funds – $298,312 worth of grants to be exact – from Canterbury League Club through their ClubGRANTS program.

Each recipient organisation received funding to run specific health and social welfare programs that assist different groups in need within the local community including family support, aged, disability, and early childhood and youth services.

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Backgammon club welcomes new members

12 August 2015

Aris Patikas, President of the Canterbury League Backgammon Club, was just a 7 year old boy watching his uncles play when he fell in love with the game too.

That was over 70 years ago – his passion for the ancient game of backgammon has not diminished and the sprightly senior can still be seen playing against other club members when they meet up for games and tournaments.

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Canterbury produces dawn service program

1 May 2015

On behalf of the Anzac Dawn Service Trust Inc and to honour the 100th year of the Gallipoli Landing, Canterbury produced 20,000 copies of the commemorative Anzac Day Dawn Service ‘Order of Service’ booklets that were handed out at this year’s service at Martin Place.

Asides from the Order of Service, the booklet also lists the history behind the Gallipoli Landing as well as the founding of the original Sydney Dawn Service back in 1927.

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27 April 2015

This year’s Anzac Day Dawn Service at The Lakemba Club was a special one, commemorating the 100 years since the Landing of Gallipolli.

Over 100 people gathered at the Club at 7am for the march to the Lakemba Cenotaph. The half hour service was led by Father Gary Rawson of St Therese Church and Father Graeme Watkins of Uniting Church at Lakemba.

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New ANZAC centenary plaque unveiled at Lakemba

20 April 2015

In the lead up to Anzac Day, Member for Watson Tony Burke presented The Lakemba Club with a new commemorative plaque to remember the men and women who gave their lives in service during the wars.

“In World War One, like so many of the conflicts that followed, locals who lost their lives in conflict were buried in the field. These memorials were the only dedicated sites where family members and loved ones could leave flowers, reflect and pray. They hold a special place in the nation’s memory and every generation needs to treat them with special care,” said Tony Burke.

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Lakemba Sea-Doo Jet Ski Winner

30 March 2015

Congratulations to John Cozanitis, who won himself a brand new Sea-Doo Spark jetski package in the competition that recently ran at The Lakemba Club. The prize, valued at $9,936, included the jetski with12 months registration, accessories as well as a Boeing trailer.

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Yoga for kids school program relieving stress

2 February 2015

It’s not just adults that have to deal with anxiety and stress of everyday life – more and more school children these days are also feeling the pressure to perform in today’s fast-paced society.

Local Lakemba Public School, using a $3,200 donation from The Lakemba Club, has set up the Yoga for Calm Kids program to help school kids develop the necessary skills to effectively deal with their stress and poor mood.

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