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The Channon/Dunoon Pony Club

The Channon/Dunoon Pony Club

The Channon/Dunoon Pony Club teaches sportsmanship, horsemanship and citizenship to the young people of The Channon and surrounding villages. The club has
has been using Coronation Park (also the home of The Channon Market) as its home base since its inception in 1964.

Various Performers

Various Performers

We’ll have great buskers performing throughout the day. Keep your eyes out for everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family, The Pitts Family Circus, Talented Singer Songwriter Elena B Williams, Stiltwalkers and more.

Various Artists

Various Artists

There’s so many bands and so much dancing to be done. Groove with OKA, Wild Marmalade, Tijuana Sessions and The Samba Blistas. In the afternoon as the market winds down, some of the regions most passionate percussionists will jam on through till the evening down at the Chai tent. If you like to get your groove on this is a market day not to be missed!

The Channon Craft Market Inc. Celebrates 40 years this October

Forty years ago, The Channon Craft Market Inc. was born into The Channon village. It’s strongly held ethic of “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” flourished and this is still nurtured by the market today. TCCM proudly stands strong, 40 years on.

Let’s all stand together and acknowledge the benefits and opportunity that evolves here every month, an amazing example of community. Thank you to everyone over this period for their passion and deliverance to create this unique community market.

The market officially was started The Channon Hall in 1976, the community’s close by were getting together prior to this and the idea transformed from the folks who regularly met, the market quickly outgrew the hall and moved to it’s present location at Coronation Park.

The Market was originally set up to trade and barter goods between members of the community. Its’s creation also provided a meeting place for like-minded people to explore current environmental issues and raise much needed funds to support the community. The Channon Craft Market has grown enormously in size and reputation since then.

The Market has evolved during the last 40 years to become a Non-Profit Community Organisation coordinated by a Management Committee of nine volunteers. They meet regularly to manage the diverse needs of our popular market. Held on the second Sunday of the month, preparation for Market day begins well in advance.

The scene is set – serene Coronation Park seems magically transformed overnight into a festival of colour. Since the start of the market, on rotation, a local community charity has the opportunity to fundraise at The Channon Craft Market with the use

The Channon Craft Market Inc 40th Anniversary of the kitchen at Coronation Park and collecting money from the patrons at the gates.

 

Dunoon Preschool

Dunoon Preschool

Dunoon Preschool is a community based preschool servicing families in the Dunoon District. This includes the villages of Modanville, Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Corndale and The Channon. We provide a high quality Early Childhood Education for 3-5 yr olds, with an emphasis on the individual needs and strengths of children. Our children learn through play and are engaged in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, in a warm, caring and relaxed atmosphere with well-trained and highly motivated staff. We are a not for profit organisation managed by a committee of parents and community members, and family involvement is invited and encouraged.

Dunoon preschool is partly funded through parent fees, state government funding and fundraisers such as The Channon Market Charity of the Day. We thank you for your donation that will help us to continue to provide high quality education for our local children.

Dunoon Preschool is open between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Extended hours are also available from 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-4:00 on week days. Playgroup runs at the preschool on Fridays between 9.30am – 11.30am. New enrolments welcome – for more information please contact Director – Kate Scanlan on 66895396 or visit us on the web www.dunoonpreschool.com

Luke Vasella

Luke Vasella

Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer. He has played over 1700 gigs in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Luke is a multi award winning artist. He won the ‘Australian’ category and Best Live Performance at the 2010 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards, and the ‘Australian’ category at the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards.

Keith Hartley

Keith Hartley

Keith Hartley has been writing music from his heart, and performing it from the depths of his soul for over 20 years. His Influences include Ben Harper, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Tool and the Beatles. Keith has done a great deal of technical study, through which he has learnt a variety of song writing styles. He uses these different styles to give a dynamic performance that compliments his astonishing voice.

Having recently recorded a live acoustic EP, his work can be found on soundcloud.com/keith_hartley, or purchased at shows. You can find news about Keith’s recordings and shows on his website fearofthefifthfret.com, or on facebook.com/keithhartleymusic.

With such an eclectic songlist of originals and covers, that span decades and genres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Manoa

Manoa

Manoa is a rising conscious Australian/American roots musician residing in Byron Bay.  Blending 6 and 12 string guitars with Native American Flute and Didgeridoo, his music is medicine that allows audiences to explore the essence of the relationships between each other and Earth.

He is devoted to learning what it means to surrender to the soul’s path and to discovering the unique gifts that we each are here to embody and give.  Manoa believes music has the potential to activate and empower people in the discovery of their soul’s gift to the world.

Manoa recently completed a national tour in support of his well-received debut EP, sharing at Woodford, Uplift, and Fairbridge Festivals as well as supporting

international touring act Oka. In 2014 Manoa lived at the Bentley Blockade and spearheaded production of the album ‘Songs of the Bentley Blockade’.  His 2015 single ‘The Water Song’ was included on an international compilation album ‘Songs of Water’ alongside Shimshai, Murray Kyle, Dustin Thomas, PEIA, and others. ‘The Water Song’ music video was launched globally in collaboration with Uplift Connect for World Water Day 2016 and reached over 44,000 views in less than a week.

He is currently in production of his first full album in the hills around Byron Bay.

www.musicofmanoa.com

www.facebook.com/musicofmanoa

www.instagram.com/musicofmanoa

Dunoon Rural Fire Brigade

Dunoon Rural Fire Brigade

The Dunoon rural Fire Brigade is one of 16 brigades that service the Lismore Rural Fire District. Being a neighbouring brigade to The Channon we often assist each other attending bushfires, village structural fires,
as well as motor vehicle accidents, flood rescue and storm damage clean up. We also assist farmers with controlled burn-offs during the year to reduce the risk of bushfires in the summer months.

Our brigade consists of volunteer men and women from the local community who are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any incident. All are certified to a state wide standard and are continually training to upgrade their skills.
Over the last few years several of our members have assisted other agencies fighting fires in Victoria and South Australia as well as attending many major fires across New South Wales, most recently the Sydney/Blue Mountains fires last October.We do all our own fundraising to purchase and maintain additional essential equipment to make our unit as proficient as possible. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

Bo Kaan

Bo Kaan

Hailing from the hills of Nimbin Bo Kaan is Australia’s most famous undiscovered musician.