A Night Like Nundah Has Never Seen!

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The Power Station Co recently hosted the second instalment of its popular Friday Night Social.

With all details kept well under wraps, over 100 guests assembled at the café outside Go Health Club where they were entertained by the talents of freestyle rap artist 21 hundred. Then it was time for the party to really get started! The stunning samba girls from Sambaliscious escorted revellers through Nundah to the secret venue…the new Platform 14 laneway space at Nundah Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), which had been transformed for a night of Rio Carnivale-inspired fun.

Sambaliscious set the tone with a hip-shaking feathery spectacular performance, followed by a stream of dance beats from DJ Jai King Koi, who kept the party going well into the night and left guests wanting more. Magician Thom Bedlam added to the spectacle, while talented face painter Rebekah from Cheeky Faces added more bedazzle. Thanks to some local community support, guests grazed on food from Pizzalunga da Carlo, Burger Urge and Ciao Gelato.

The event was the first of its kind at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre, officially christening the newly refurbished laneway space.

The Power Station Co will donate a portion of ticket sales from the night, as well as other fundraising initiatives, in a bid to raise $6,000 for the NNC.

This will cover the cost for 20 deserving women to participate in the Journeys program, which gives domestic violence survivors the skills and support needed to get back on their feet.

For more information about the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre, including the Journeys program and venue hire, visit www.ncsgi.com.au. Donate at: www.gofundme.com/nundah-supports-DV-survivors.

Friday Night Social | The Power Station Co | 4 Aspinall Street, Nundah

Coffee and Books – The Perfect Combination

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Nundah Library patrons can now enjoy a coffee at the library’s brand new deck area, thanks to the Espresso Train Library Car.

The Library Car is an extension of the Espresso Train Café, which exists to create employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities and people from refugee backgrounds.

Richard Warner, Coordinator at the Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative, said that the focus of the Library Car was good service and good coffee.

“As a social enterprise, we’re primarily self funded, which means we have to provide great coffee and service in order to fund our good works,” says Richard. “You’ll see this in action at the cart which is staffed by our experienced baristas – often alongside one of our hospitality trainees.”

The Espresso Train Library Car has been provided with Zeta’s Coffee Beans, a locally roasted and grown coffee from the Tweed Valley. Zeta has kindly provided the coffee beans to the Library Car for one year for free.

The Espresso Train Library Car is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 1pm.

Espresso Train Library Car | 1 Bage Street, Nundah | https://zetascoffee.com.au | facebook.com/espressotrainlibrarycar

The Joint – Celebrating One Year in Nundah Village

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Bianca Elliott and Pete Ivers from The Joint Physiotherapy are celebrating their first year in business in Nundah Village.

Opening in March 2016 with just two Physiotherapists, Bianca and Pete have grown the team in the last 12 months.

The team now includes Exercise Physiologists, a Remedial Massage Therapist, a variety of visiting Allied Health specialists, including a Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and Podiatrist, as well as administration staff.

The Joint has also introduced additional Yoga and Pilates classes, which cater for beginner and advanced clients. They also offer a Type 2 Diabetes Program, which helps patients manage their diabetes.

Bianca and Pete enjoy the village atmosphere in Nundah and the opportunity for local businesses and organisations to work closely to foster this atmosphere.

“We love working in Nundah Village and look forward to meeting more local residents and business owners,” says Bianca. “We also look forward to working more with local community organisations to help Nundah thrive.”

The Joint | 9/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 07 3191 4455 | thejointnundah.com | facebook.com/thejointnundah

Wavell Medical – Growing With The Area

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With a growing population and a number of local schools and childcare centres, Wavell Heights needed its own medical centre.

Julie Gilbert, who opened Wavell Medical Centre in October 2015, knew that a medical centre would help families and individuals when they needed it most.

“Wavell Heights is the community I live and raised my children in,” says Julie. “When they were sick, it was a challenge to find a local doctor with great parking.”

Wavell Medical Centre not only provides quality GP services — they also provide specialist services including physiotherapy, psychology, dietitian services and occupational therapy.

With ample parking, female doctors and open six days a week, the team at Wavell Medical Centre have catered for the growing needs of the area.

Wavell Medical Centre | 269 Rode Road, Wavell Heights | 07 3630 4192 | www.wavellmedical.com.au

Girls AFL Team 93 Years in the Making

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Mayne Tigers Junior Australian Football Club (JAFC) is making history with plans to launch the first girl’s team in the club’s proud 93-year history.

Campbell Corser, Mayne Tigers JAFC President, is excited about the introduction of girl’s football into the club.

“Girls have played alongside boys at Mayne for many years but we want to give them every opportunity possible to pursue their love of Aussie Rules,” says Campbell.

“It’s truly an exciting time in Aussie Rules and women’s sport.”

Girls are picking up the game at a fast pace, with 30% of all Queensland participants now female, which is a 140% increase over 3 years.

To encourage more participation, Mayne Tigers JAFC is holding free Come and Try Sessions for girls aged 9+, which provide the opportunity for girls to kick a footy around and make friends.

The next Come and Try Session for girls will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 5.30pm at Oxenham Park, Nundah.

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Mayne Tigers Junior Australian Football Club | Oxenham Park | http://maynejuniors.com.au/girls/

Swapping the Courtroom for the Ballroom

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Kelli Martin, CEO of KLM Solicitors in Nundah, will swap the courtroom for the ballroom to take part in the 2017 Dancing CEOs fundraiser.

The Dancing CEOs fundraiser raises awareness and much-needed funds for the Women’s Legal Service, a not-for-profit organisation that helps Queensland women and children who experience domestic violence.

Kelli is a passionate supporter of the Women’s Legal Service, raising thousands of dollars for the charity since opening KLM Solicitors in Nundah in 2015.

“It is with great pleasure (and some nerves!) that I am participating in this year’s Dancing CEOs,” says Kelli.

“I was set a $10,000 fundraising goal and all money raised goes straight to the Women’s Legal Service Helpline.”

12 CEOs from across Brisbane will participate in the event, which will involve performing in front of nearly 1,000 people at Brisbane City Hall on Friday, May 5.

The funds raised will go directly to the Women’s Legal Service Helpline, which costs $250,000 each year to run.

Support Kelli’s fundraising efforts by donating online.

Women’s Legal Service

  • 11,520 women helped every year
  • 8,460 calls answered on the Helpline
  • 50% of calls still cannot get through due to capacity constraints
  • 55% of clients indicate urgent safety risks
  • 77% care for at least one child
  • 1 in 4 clients are at risk of homelessness
  • 91% of casework involves domestic violence
  • 50% of clients live in regional, rural or remote Queensland

KLM Solicitors | 5A/1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 07 3733 0901 | facebook.com/klmsolicitors | facebook.com/womenslegalservice