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Special Events

  • Welcome to The Channon Market

    40th Anniversary Terania Creek Protests

    The Channon Market is always vibrant but on Sunday 11th August it will be bigger and even more alive with activity than usual. The central oval area of the market will host a special event space for the 40th Anniversary of the historic Terania rainforest logging protests and environmental protection actions that led to the creation of world heritage listed Nightcap National Park. The Terania environmental protection actions and the successful outcome to save the Terania basin and the rainforests from logging laid down many of the foundations to peaceful non-violent protest action to follow across many campaigns over many years. Activists from the Terania and Mt Nardi campaigns went on to the later environmental campaigns at the Franklin, The Daintree, The Washpool and most recently Bentley. Many of the original campaign veterans and their families are travelling from far and wide for the special anniversary gathering and event.

     

    The Federal Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin and the Mayor of Lismore City Council, Isaac Smith will address the community along with a range of presentations from those associated with the historic actions and the day’s special event. There will be special musical performances by an array of artists contributing to the day. Music played an important role in the early rainforest logging protests. A special media marquee for the day will be screening films and a second speaker’s area. There are audio visual displays and a special photographic exhibition. There will be children’s book readings. The children’s book -The First Rainforest Warriors Terania Australia will be launched. It was produced to help the historic Terania story to be taken to the younger generations of the region and will be going into our regional libraries. The book is looking for a sponsor to help place 100 copies of the book into our regional schools. ABC North Coast is also running some special programming in August for the historic event. This will be a great opportunity for any new settlers and residents of the region to learn about this historic regional event.

     

    Many regional community and environmental organisations are representing also for this special day. These include bushwalking clubs, regional environment centres, animal and bird protection groups and a leading historical society. The anniversary day’s events role between 10am and 2pm on the main oval, the market trades from 8am till 3pm. The market also hosts over 240 retailers who offer the most amazing array of goods, services, foods and beverages. Please bring your families, but leave your pets at home as the market is pet free! The main carpark is located on the western side of the markets and the market asks for $2 donation at the parking gate to help contribute towards the costs of running the carpark and to your support to the market. Don’t forget your camera.

    The Channon Craft Market is a Pet Free Event

Charity Of the Day

Koonorigan Hall Trust

Koonorigan Hall Trust

The Koonorigan Hall was built in 1935 by those farmers who chose to graze dairy cattle on the steep slopes of Koonorigan. Over the years the Hall was used as a church, Sunday School, CWA, a place to play housie and Read More

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Buskers Stage

No Featured Busker

No Featured Busker

There’s no featured busker this month, but there’s sure to be some talented buskers performing around the market. Come on down and have a wander.  Be sure to put a few coins in the hat of your favourite performer.

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Main Stage

The Romaniacs

The Romaniacs

The Romaniacs have built a strong following playing at north coast venues and festivals for 19 years. The members Phil Levy (Guitars, Mandolin Banjo & vocals), Leo Glass (Guitars and Bouzouki and Vocals) and Guy Madigan (Darabuka, Cajon & percussion) Read More

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