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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