Author Archives: Karen Dawes

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Event 170715: Cities Race Day – Saturday 15th July

For the first time, Cities will host the middle raceday, a new date for the Turf Club, of the season Winter Country Racing Carnival.

For more information:

Facebook Event:  Cities Race Day – Roma Winter Carnival



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Accelerate Small Business Program

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program 

Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.  Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months. The funding must be matched by a cash contribution from the participating business.  Two grant payments will be made directly to the business, with 50% paid on grant approval and a further 50% paid on successful completion of the project.

For more information:  Accelerate Small Business Grants Program

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Rotary Australia – Compassionate Grants (RACG)


Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) 

RAWCS are delighted to announce that Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith has generously donated $1 million dollars for Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects throughout Australia. Administered by the RABS committee through the Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) program, this matched funding is designed to benefit a huge range of projects throughout the country and provide an important cash injection into helping our fellow Australians.

More information: Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)

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Event 170707: PCYC Basketball – Free

PCYC Basketball


Are you looking for something for the kids to do during the school holidays!
Basketball is FREE during the School Holidays Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm!

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Event 171021: Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance – 21st October

Longest Single Line Dance

Here’s your chance to be part of “Australia’s Longest single line dance” official record 2017!

No obvious dance experience required! All ages welcome! Registrations essential!

This record will be adjudicated by The Australian Book of Records (TABOR).

Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance 2017 will be held on Saturday 21 of Australia’s Grande Country Carnivale” and offers a unique opportunity for attendees of the “Mega Weekend Celebrations” to be part of a national record. Tickets for the “Mega Weekend Celebrations”, are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

A percentage of your ‘Mega Weekend Celebrations” admission fee will be donated to LifeFlight (formerly CareFlight QLD), as a result of your participation.

LifeFlight Rescue is a not for profit organisation which offers an emergency medical rescue helicopter service to the people of Queensland and northern NSW at no cost to patients. Over a third of LifeFlight’s operating costs are raised through the community they serve. To find out more about LifeFlight please visit

Please Note: Your “Mega Weekend Celebrations” ticket is required to accompany your registration ticket for “Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance”, for valid participation in Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance 2017.

* All participants will receive a certificate of participation recognising their achievement.

* All participants will be in the running to win $1000 worth of prizes. Exact prizes to be announced closer to the event date.

* Please Note: you must physically participate in the record attempt to receive your certificate of participation and entry into the raffle.

* Additional Fundraising opportunities will be available on the day.

* Participants can learn the dance via a link sent via email to each online registrant in the months prior.

Australia’s longest single line dance ceremony will begin at 9:30 am at Bassett park Roma (gates open 9:00am), with a special personal appearance by Australian Country music icon Tania Kernaghan.

The official record attempt session will begin at 10:30am, with participants being led onto the track to form one single line.

A 10 minute dance lesson, will run through the steps (+ optional workshops held prior), followed by the official attempt, lasting around 5 minutes.

Raffles will be drawn following the record attempt.

Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance 2017 is to be adjudicated by The Australian Book of Records (TABOR). A successful record attempt will be featured in the next edition of the “The Australian Book of records” – published by 93 World record holders “John and Helen Taylor” who will be present on the day.

Facebook Event: Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance

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