Around the town with Nola

Collie CWA will be hosting its Soup and Sandwiches days from next week. Photo: from 2016 by Shannon Wood.
Collie CWA will be hosting its Soup and Sandwiches days from next week. Photo: from 2016 by Shannon Wood.

Concussion workshop 

Chiropractic First and a representative paramedic from St John's Ambulance will discuss how concussion impacts your child's short and long term brain function.

We see many active, healthy children who are enthusiastically involved in their sporting activities.

These activities are vital for a child's social engagement, fitness and team building skills. Unfortunately, with all sports there is a risk of injury and certain sporting activities have a higher risk of head injuries occurring.

Healing from a concussion takes time and a graduated approach is recommended when returning to sporting activities. Would you like to learn more about what you can do to help your child/teenager recover from a concussion injury?

Your help can impact the speed of their recovery and how well they cope at school in the meantime. To register please email or phone 9734 4800

WHEN: Monday April 15th - 7.15pm WHERE Roche Park Recreation Centre, Collie TICKETS $15 per person.

Each attendees name will go into a draw. All proceeds will be donated to a sporting club or school of the participant whose ticket is drawn.

More music

Classical music lovers may wish to help raise funds for cystic fibrosis at Peel Manor House on Sunday, April 27, when Opera at the Manor will be held from 12 noon to 3pm.

Performance by Divalicious, and a sumptuous high tea, with bubbles on arrival, will cost $85 per person, but proceeds go to a great cause, cystic fibrosis.

For more information go to

CWA soup'n'sandwiches

It's on its way back to the CWA Hall in Throssell Street.

The popular Soup and Sandwiches days will start for this year on Tuesday, April 16.

Mark the date on your calendar.

Doors open 11.30am for a 12 noon start.

They offer a choice of soups and sandwiches, cakes and slices, tea or coffee, and lots of good fellowship.

There is a door prize and raffles.

I haven't checked yet whether the price is the same this year, so stay tuned.

Australind disruption

Just a reminder about the disruption to the Australind service.

It has been suspended until April 15, due to mechanical issues.

Rail replacement road coaches will be used during the interruption to the Australind service, but this

will not be easy for those requiring disability access.

Passengers who require disability access are advised to contact Transwa on 1300 662 205 to make arrangements.

It is to be hoped that the Australind will be up and running again, as it is provides much better service for people with mobility problems.

Reunion event

A 10-year reunion will be held for the closure of Hillview (Aged care - Collie Hospital) at the Collie Italian Club on Saturday, July 13, from 10am to 2pm.

A light lunch will be provided.

If anyone who worked at Hillview is interested, they can contact Chris Mc (0429648832) or Chris (0409545788).

Send it in

Items for not-for-profit organisations are welcome for this column.

You can email information to me at by 5pm on Mondays, or drop off notes in my mailbox at 87 Jones Street.

Please include a contact name and phone number in case I need to check information.