A workshop with dietician Glenn Cardwell and exercise physiologist David Beard was held at the City of Cockburn on 13th November. About 70 people enjoyed entertaining presentations of the no-fad secrets (and not-so-secrets) of permanent weight loss and healthy living. Both of these experts have e-newsletters available from their websites – click on their names to access these. Watch this space for access to a filmed version of their presentations in time for the New Year.
At last – a weekend walking group at the beautiful Bibra Lake. Thanks to new volunteer walk organiser Melissa, you are invited to enjoy walking in a group around Bibra Lake every Sunday morning. The latest list of walking groups in the City of Cockburn also includes the new summer times for those who walk earlier to avoid the heat in the summer months.
Thousands including Mayor Logan Howlett joined stables custodian Alison Bolas for a combined event of the launch of the Randwick Stables Community Garden, the Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek and Randwick Stables Commemorative Day. The garden is situated on the site of the historic Sunnydale market garden. Anyone interested in joining in the fun is invited to meet garden expert Tim Monahan and other members of the community at the garden north of the stables at 4.30pm every Sunday.
- Mayor Logan Howlett launches Randwick Community Garden 13 October 2013
Feel fantastic this summer by getting involved in a Co-Health Program All programs are free for Cockburn residents not in the full time work force, those at risk of weight related chronic disease, single parents and/or Aboriginal people. All are welcome at the Heart Foundation Walking Groups.
The Coogee Cruisers joined the South Beach Striders to celebrate the 80th birthday of Heart Foundation Walk Organiser Barbara Hallion with a brisk walk and surprise morning tea at South Beach on Friday 31 May. Barbara’s sense of humour and enthusiasm is infectious and attracts walkers from not only the Cities of Fremantle and Cockburn, but from as far afield as City Beach.
“She looks far too young to be eighty. She is so active and a great walk leader” said fellow Heart Foundation Walk Organiser Barbara Staines. Barbara Hallion attributes her “youthful good looks” to keeping active and having a lot of laughs. Barbara took over the leadership of the group in 2007 and hardly ever misses a walk. Both groups walk regularly along the beach front between North Coogee and Fremantle.
Heart Foundation Walking in the Cities of Fremantle and Cockburn is coordinated by the City of Cockburn’s Co-Health Healthy Communities Coordinator, Gilly Street, with Heart Foundation Walking groups running at various times and places in and around the City of Cockburn. People wanting to start their own groups at a time and place that suit them can undergo a free one-hour training session with Gilly. Co-Health is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Last year one hundred people from the two cities people achieved a total of 357400 steps* in a celebration of walking and recognition of the Heart Foundation Walking Groups and the dedicated volunteer walk organisers on Friday 19 October. Two walks appealed to different tastes and abilities and everyone enjoyed a delicious morning tea with the two Mayors and Aboriginal Elder Noel Morrison in a marquee next to South Beach Cafe. Heart Foundation Walkers were rewarded for their commitment to health with $10 vouchers from Scarvaci’s IGA in Hamilton Hill. Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn’s Healthy Communities Coordinator. If you are interested in training as a walk organiser please call 94113503. See more photos of the Trek on our Walking Page
*data collected by Calico
A photograph taken by Dianne Black, Walk Organiser for the Heart Foundation Walking group the Yangebup Striders has won a place in the Heart Foundation’s national calendar for 2013. The ever-growing group has been walking together for over 6 years and has been part of Heart Foundation Walking since 2008.
The Coogee Cruisers walking group meets at Coogee Cafe every Thursday morning thanks to volunteer Heart Foundation Walking Organiser, Barbara of Coogee (3rd from right) . Would you like to join them, or another group? Or would you like to start a walking group in your suburb?
Contact the your local HFW Area Coordinator Gilly Street on 9411 3503 and arrange a free training session to become a volunteer Heart Foundation Walk Organiser. Pram walkers welcome! Find out more about Walking in the City of Cockburn and Heart Foundation Walking.