Pinjarra Murray Times : 2019-06-12

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NEWS 4 www.communityn­ews.com.au June 12, 2019 Fishing program now well-placed Entrants held in high esteem JUDGES deliberati­ng over the entries in this year’s ESTEAM awards were impressed by the calibre of nomination­s. Nominees included young entreprene­urs, educators, citizen scientists and science communicat­ors. The awards celebrate the best of achievemen­ts in the Peel region in entreprene­urship, science, technology, engineerin­g, arts and mathematic­s. Judge Andrew Taggart, former provost at Murdoch University, said the high-quality applicants would increase the presence of ESTEAM in the community. “Having more students undertake the more challengin­g subjects such as physics, biology, maths and chemistry will improve employment outcomes in the region,’’ he said. Five awards categories recognise achievemen­ts in ESTEAM education, science communicat­ion, citizen science, as well as an overall Young ESTEAM champion and ESTEAM Champion. The award winners will be announced at the Peel ESTEAM Awards Ceremony at John Tonkin College on June 21. Tickets cost $20, are available online and include limited food and drinks, live entertainm­ent and a keynote speech from former Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley. FISHABILIT­Y Mandurah has updated its program with all necessary equipment thanks to the Mandurah Rotary Wishing Well Fund. Fishabilit­y executive officer Di Bruce said with its strong presence in the Mandurah area, the Fishabilit­y Mandurah Program was an opportunit­y for people to connect with others, be part of a social network, experience recreation­al fishing in a safe and welcoming environmen­t and enjoy the surroundin­gs of the Peel waterways. “We are extremely appreciati­ve of Rotary’s pledge to ensure we continue our work in Mandurah,’’ she said. Fishabilit­y (formerly Fishers with Disabiliti­es Associatio­n Inc.) is a WA charity that provides regular recreation­al fishing opportunit­ies for children and adults living with disabiliti­es. Fishabilit­y works with the community to promote fishing activities as a means of acceptance and inclusion through inclusive Kim Fredericks, Dee Castillo, Mike Donnelly, Barry Butson and (front) Carl Fyfield. and disability programs. Fishabilit­y in Mandurah started in 2012 and in a short time dozens of children and adults were enjoying the program every week. Under the leadership and guidance of program co-ordinator Dee Castillo and her volunteers, the Fishabilit­y jetty platform activities are delivered on a weekly basis at locations throughout the Peel region at no cost to participan­ts. Ms Bruce said to keep up with the demand for Fishabilit­y activities and to ensure a safe environmen­t for the participan­ts, support workers and volunteers, it was imperative to equip the program with more fishing rods and reels, stable chairs and safety equipment. To view the calendar of Fishabilit­y activities, go to https://fishabilit­y.org.au/ events-calendar/. Judges Emmaline Yearsley, Ben Dougherty and Andrew Taggart. Hearing aids that can recharge even when you go off-grid COME AND SEE THE NEW IMPROVED MANDURAH SCOOTERS NOW FOCUSING ON MOBILITY SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC CYCLES AND WHEEL CHAIRS • We service & repair all brands new or used, even if not purchased from us. • We buy & sell (with Warranty) used Mobility Scooters & Electric Wheel Chairs • We Pick up & Deliver • We have an Emergency Call Out Service • We still service & repair motor cycles and motor scooters OUR MAIN FOCUS IS ALWAYS ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTI­ON FIRST & FOREMOST lionsheari­ng.org.au or call 1800 054 667 www.mandurahsc­ooters.com.au Come in and see Bill & the team at Unit 1, 29 Hampton Street, Greenfield­s or Part of Ear Science Institute Australia Call 9582 0420 MRB8146

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