Grant for new big band

Cloverdale Community Centre is moving ahead with plans to grow the newly-formed North Geelong Community Big Band thanks to support from the Geelong Community Foundation. The Centre received a grant for $10,100 to enable more people to join the band. The grant was among $932,500 allocated to 46 Geelong groups and organisations, thanks to the […]

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Brandon’s support rewarded

Norlane’s Brandon Dellow was among six outstanding young people recently honoured at the Geelong Youth Awards. Brandon, 21, won the Community Citizenship Award for his work in mental health, cultural diversity, equal opportunities, human rights, education, the community and Type 1 diabetes. Brandon was instrumental in growing and contributing to the 3214 Faces & Places […]

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Another award for Anis

Former Northern Bay College student Anis Gul Mohammad Ali is continuing her successful journey towards a career in nursing, and collecting awards along the way. In April, Anis won the Gforce Trainee of the Year Award for her outstanding work during her school-based traineeship, after being nominated by her Gforce apprentice and trainee consultant Tracey […]

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Doris loves to help

Norlane local Doris Stewart has seen a lot of changes since arriving from Malta almost 50 years ago. She’s been living in Norlane since 1971. But one thing that has never changed is her desire to help other people. In 2011, Doris decided that she wanted to return to school and improve her English, so […]

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Focus on the future

The 3214 community and people beyond are being urged to invest in the future of education for Corio and Norlane children through the Northern Bay Challenge. The challenge is an initiative of the Funds For The Future Board and aims to engage the entire community to support local education opportunities for young residents. Northern Bay […]

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Trio off to championships

Talented Taekwondo trio Lindy Joy Crouch, Joshua and Phill Zdybel are preparing to take on the world at the International Taekwondo Federation World Championships in Buenos Aires in late July-early August. Lindy Joy has Down syndrome and will create history as the first Australian representative in special needs ITF world competition. She will be accompanied […]

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Workshops and activities at Corio Library

Corio Library is continuing to present a range of information sessions and activities for residents. The library, on the corner of Cox Road and Moa Street in Norlane, hosts English Conversation Club every Tuesday from 3.30 to 4.30pm during school terms. All ages are welcome to attend each week. A free workshop about Resume Writing […]

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Scholarship for future leaders of the north

If you live in the northern suburbs and are interested in becoming a leader of your community, you could be eligible for a scholarship in an eight-week leadership program. Lara-based development company Bisinella Developments is offering eight scholarship places this year to participate in the Committee for Geelong’s (CfG) Activate leadership program. Confidence, courage and […]

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25 years of calisthenics

Cloverdale Calisthenics College, based at Hendy Street Community Centre, is celebrating its 25th year in 2018. Founder and coach Mandy Mueller has been a part of the college for all those 25 years. Mandy is dedicated to helping run the college in her administrator’s role she, and along with her fellow coaches helps to nurture […]

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Recruiting people who want to help

Corio SES is looking for local volunteers who are interested in helping others. The unit, based in Anakie Road, is recruiting community-minded volunteers who can respond to flood, storm and road emergencies. South West Region Community Resilience Co-ordinator Jake Johnson said there are many roles a volunteer can perform in the Unit, including community education, training, […]

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