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With heavy rainfall at The Channon since Friday afternoon and more rain on the way, tomorrow’s market, Sunday 11th June is cancelled. After a wet April and May, this decision has been made with heavy hearts, and we miss seeing you all brightening our valley every month as has been a tradition every month for over 40 years.
We are looking forward to seeing you all next month on Sunday 9th July.
Joe O’Keeffe is a performer, composer and music educator based in the Northern Rivers Region. His music is inspired by diverse world music cultures, from the African continent to the Celtic Diaspora. With the aid of a loop pedal, various string instruments and percussion, he creates multi layered, earthy compositions.
Joined by Benji Keogh on drums and Rod Evans on percussion, this trio play infectious and soulful grooves from around the world.
The Channon Cract Market Inc has been established for over 40 years, hosting a monthly market which encourages the sale of art/craft and produce. Nestled within the Hinterland of Northern NSW, the markets atmosphere resonates the beauty and treasures of the region and beyond. A family market full of street performers, live entertainment and well over 220 stallholders gathered amidst the grounds of Coronation Park, The Channon. The market and car parks are Pet Free, please leave them at home.
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 euchre, hold dances, kitchen teas and Garden Parties. In the war years women made camouflage nets in the Hall. Life-stylers, together with coffee and macadamia growers have moved in to enjoy the rich red soil and fabulous views. There has been a BBQ at the Koonorigan Hall on the second Friday of the month, for the past 50 years. Come and join us, it’s where we meet.
Sorry to let everyone know that the Mother’s Day market, Sunday 14th May, has been cancelled. The recent rain, means the grounds are very wet and there is heavy rain forecast on Sunday. As the April Market was also cancelled we are very much looking forward to a bright and sunny day for the next market date: June 11th – QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND
Dunoon Public school is located in the quiet village of Dunoon. The school aims to provide a quality education for all students, using a variety of creative teaching and learning styles. Programs encourage happy, confident students, who are self-motivated, independent, life long learners as well as caring and responsible citizens. As a small school, we offer a range of stimulating learning experiences to engage children and help them to reach their potential such as our Marimba program and Kitchen Garden Program.
The school and wider community have a strong working relationship. Parents/carers play an important role in many aspects of the school’s programs. Our focus is to provide quality educational programs for every child in a caring, safe and happy learning environment.
Inquiries or enrollments welcome. Ph: 02 66895208 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to the April market. See you then!
Weddings, Parties, Tennis!
For over 100 years The Channon Public Hall has served as a focal point for the village social activities. Over the years, significant improvements have been made to the Hall with the assistance of Regional Partnerships programmes and Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme. Also thanks to you, the local community, for your kind contributions in donations and time spent assisting in these improvements. Last year we were honoured to take part in the Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project, a multi-arts project celebrating halls and the role they play in our communities.
Celebrated Australian visual artist Craig Walsh worked within the community to create a work inspired by the stories and people of The Channon Hall and its surrounds. The material gathered at the fabulous Show & Tell event at The Channon Hall last March helped him to shape his work “The Grain” which he presented at a hugely successful gathering in September 2016.
If these Halls could talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding and Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund. Ultimately we will receive archival material as a result of the project and we will hold further events at The Channon Hall to continue to celebrate our historic hall.
All monies collected at The Shed and at the Gates at The Channon Sunday Craft Market this Sunday will help in the constant maintenance requirements at The Channon Public Hall and will also help the survival of The Channon Tennis Club. Come and visit us at the Shed for fabulous cakes, hot BBQ with vegetarian and gluten free products available.