Author: Jo Cheong

Staff volunteers lending a hand

The start of a new year always kicks-off Canterbury’s Staff Community Program for employees to help and give back to the local community. A newcomer to the program in 2020 is Big Sibs 4 Lil’ Kids where staff volunteers interact with students with special needs from Wangee Park School in fun weekly one hour workshops.

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Club donating money to bushfire relief

Canterbury League Club will be donating $71,136.51 to the bushfire appeal after fundraising through several worthwhile initiatives around the Club. Whilst January heralded a new year for many, the thought of communities who continue to be affected by drought and bushfires weighed heavily on everyone’s minds. Wanting to assist, Canterbury kicked off the bushfire appeal

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Passing on quality clothing to others in need

In the 12 months since Canterbury League Club has partnered with Pass It On Clothing & Co, staff have donated over 250kg of clothes and shoes to people living rough on the streets. Pass It On Clothing, a social enterprise, was founded in 2016 by Sydney-based couple, Chris Vagg and Olga Puga. Every three months,

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Survivor life skills to clear up the future

Since 2014, Canterbury League Club has been an avid supporter of The Business Concierge and their Survivor Life Skills program which was created to equip young Australians with essential life skills. Canterbury recently donated $7,500 to the program to finance presentations and student workbooks to schools within the Canterbury-Bankstown region, reaching over 3,390 students in

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MEET MARGARET THEODOR FROM C-LIFE

Walk through the front of C-Life Health Club and Margaret’s smiling face is a hard one to miss as she welcomes members through the doors. Her dazzling smile, this time tinged with a mischievous glint, is still on her face as she encourages her clients to do just one more squat, one more lunge, one

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Four Canterbury clubs unite to improve kids’ study outcomes

Over the past three years, Canterbury League Club has been piloting an educational program to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of over 200 children with learning difficulties. Together with three other Canterbury-based clubs –  Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club, Campsie RSL and The Lantern Club – and in partnership with Learnings Links, an educational

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SANTA BRINGS CANTERBURY CHEER TO FAMILIES DOING IT TOUGH

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the call was put out for donations of presents through the Canterbury Wishing Tree Appeal in support of The Salvation Army Campsie. And boy, was Santa kept busy! Thanks to everyone’s generous Christmas spirit and holiday cheer gifts in the form of toys, books, makeup and gift cards

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Staff Christmas party raises $2,050 for drought appeal

At the start of December, 184 staff members and their partners came together for a night of celebration and merriment at the Canterbury Staff Christmas party. On the night Lavico Italian Ristorante was transformed into a glittering Christmas wonderland and it provided a festive backdrop for the food-laden plates and trays of the grazing table

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Canterbury renovation receives bumper crop of awards

Off the back of Canterbury’s multimillion-dollar renovation last year, the Club was recently awarded several building awards for its recent redevelopment. In conjunction with MPA Projects, Canterbury received an award in the Hospitality Building – Refurbishment category at the prestigious 2019 Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Awards for their work on the interior

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MoM relationship to feed homeless continues to grow

On the last Thursday of the month, after the hustle and bustle of lunch service at The Bistro and Bakehouse Cafe has died down, Canterbury chefs are already hard at work chopping, peeling, mashing, and plating for their next round of customers – except the meals are going to groups of homeless people in Woolloomooloo

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