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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 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.

 

CC The Cat

CC The Cat

CC the Cat are an anthem pumping, drum and bass-heavy, brass-blowing, booty-shaking, eye-popping reggae-funk-soul explosion fronted by sexy soul diva Claire Cottone (aka CC), whose powerful soul voice ranges from gutsy depths to soaring heights and has blown the heads off many audiences and won her many fans across her expansive performing career.

 CC’s addictive songs push genre boundaries from reggae, ska and dancehall to funk and soul, acoustic rock and twist of jazz, making the live show a journey across a mesmerising mash of musical planes. CC the Cat have toured Australia tirelessly for the past 7 years and have produced some of Australia’s most epic roots recordings on an independent level.

Double Bass Ray

Double Bass Ray

Ray is a Double Bass virtuoso, he is one half of the band SamMurri. Ray plays a diverse range of styles and his use of electronic effects to enhance the musical journey will  give you a taste of something unique.

Andy Holm

Andy Holm

Andy Holm’s 13th Album release is a beautiful mix of tribal, classical and world music. Jacquelina Wills’ tribal voices will move the listener to spaces far beyond our horizons.

Muliti-award winner Andy Holm lives in the creative community of Byron Bay, Australia and also composes music for film and documentaries.

He is also well known for his energetic live performances between Australia, Singapore and Europe.

Kerrianne Cox

Kerrianne Cox

Kerrianne Cox is powerful singer-songwriter from Beagle Bay in Western Australia. She has toured widely around Australia and toured USA and South Africa and appeared in the musical Bran Nue Dae in 1996. Kerrianne was nominated in the Deadly Awards for Best Emerging Artist (1998) and Best Female Artist (1999, 2000, 2001), winning in 2001. She won a WAMi in 1997 as Best Indigenous Artist Of The Year and in 2002 she received another nomination. In 2000 she was NAIDOC’s Female Artist Of The Year.

Whian Whian P&C and Whian Whian Hall Trust

Whian Whian P&C and Whian Whian Hall Trust

This month we are supporting the community of Whian Whian, which is in the hills just up the road from The Channon. The Whian Whian P&C supports the local public  School, and The Whian Whian Hall Trust maintians the local hall, which is a hub for events in this vibrant corner of the Northern Rivers.

Hussy Hicks

Hussy Hicks

Since forming in 2006, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre-defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly Australian roots edge with European gypsy guitar, Arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.

Ron Owen

Ron Owen

Ron is an accomplished  keyboard player, with a great personality. He plays and sings a large variety of music, eg, country, rock and roll, 5os and 60s ballads, latin, etc. Be enchanted with the magical fingers of this 80 years young musician.

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