The Channon Craft Market

Pet and Alcohol Free Event

We look forward to entertaining you and raising money for local charities as soon as we are able to safely resume The Channon Markets.

Sharing this month's Charity of the day position are two groups from Tuntable Creek. The Public School P&C and Tuntable Creek Landcare.

Tuntable Creek Public School is a small school "making a difference". Each day we explore the core values of Respect, Integrity & Participation. Providing a high quality education in a warm and nurturing environment with a focus on literacy, numeracy and the creative arts. Located 5kms from The Channon Village, the small school is "Making A Difference" for students in the Tuntable Creek, The Channon & Nimbin area. New students welcome.

Tuntable Creek Landcare (a member group of the Richmond Landcare Network) has been an integral part of the Tuntable Creek community since its inception in 1991. Over the past 29 years the group has carried out creek bank restoration on accessible sites along the banks of Tuntable Creek. Infestations of small leaf privet, lantana and other weed species have been eradicated and revegetation of riparian zones and planting of Koala Habit along ridge lines has been carried out. Monthly working bees see projects thrive. New members welcome.

Dunoon Sports and Recreation Club is community-owned and operated serving the people of Dunoon and surrounding areas. The licensed club and restaurant host regular live entertainment and special events.

We encourage everyone to get involved, to join one of the sporting clubs or simply visit and enjoy this unique community-owned gathering place.

The Channon Rural Fire Brigade is made up of volunteers just like the other 70,000 RFS volunteer firefighters across NSW.

The unprecedented early start to the fire season puts us now into the 6th month already with no end in sight.

As the drought continues, fire conditions worsen and hundreds of fires threaten lives, property, animals and flora across NSW and the rest of the country, let's hope for some good rain soon.

The donation you put in the bucket at the gate today will be used to purchase fire brigade items, services and equipment additional to what is supplied by NSW Rural Fire Service.

We wish you a safe 2020.


The Channon Children’s Centre is a non-profit community Preschool, which offers a Preschool Program for children aged 2.5 – 5 years. We have a wonderful management committee which is made up of parents and community volunteers, who contribute time and energy to help make our centre vibrant and diverse.

Our Preschool Program is facilitated by passionate and experienced Educators who embrace The Early Years Learning Framework and value working in such a beautiful environment and community. We are continually improving our learning environment and have just added a “Dinosaur Garden” and “Gravel Pit” to enhance children’s sensory experiences at Preschool. Today the Preschool is the charity of the day and we will be offering tasty cakes and treats from the shed, as well as a BBQ lunch and tea/coffees, please come and say hello. We appreciate your support today, please give generously to our fundraiser!
Preschool Playgroup – Wednesday mornings 9am-11am – All Welcome

Preschool Days – Tues/Wed/Thurs – Spaces available call 66886330

Coronation Park has been home to the Channon/Dunoon Pony Club since its inception in 1964. With around 30 riding members aged 4 - 24 who attend regular practice days at the Park 2-3 times a month (February – September), we regularly compete at gymkhanas from Grafton to Tweed Heads.
The aims of Pony Club are to teach sportsmanship, horsemanship and citizenship in our young people - a valuable service to the youth of The Channon and surrounding villages.
All instruction is voluntary, and fundraising is vital to our existence to cover ground hire and equipment. Please drop into the kitchen for a cuppa, chat and sausage sandwich or give at the gates where our volunteers will be offering out market newsletters and collecting donations.

Located in The Channon Village, The Channon Public School is set high on the hill, overlooking a picturesque valley and the Nightcap Ranges. The school works with the community to provide relevant educational experiences aimed at developing each child intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and emotionally. The parents & citizens' association (P&C) plays a vital role, bringing the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.

The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.

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

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.

Dunoon Public School is a small school located in the vibrant village of Dunoon. The school has an enrolment of just over 80 students drawn from the local village and surrounding districts.

Dunoon students are supported by caring, enthusiastic and dedicated staff. The school's innovative teaching programs encourage happy, confident students who are self-motivated, independent, life-long learners.

The Dunoon Parents and Citizens Association supports the school community. Recent P&C projects have included building a stone amphitheatre in the school grounds, bringing local authors and artists to the school, and supporting the popular kitchen garden program.

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