Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A partnership like no other, Canterbury League Club has been a proud supporter of Participate Australia since 2008.

Over the years, Canterbury League Club has provided support to Participate Australia in the form of monetary donations, in-kind donations such as waived room hire and the cooking program.

Participate Australia is an organisation that supports people living with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities as well as families and carers.

The individuals that are supported are called participants.

Participate Australia offers a respite program to allow carers of people with a disability to meet some of their own needs, knowing that a qualified support worker is caring for their family members.

‘Over the years, we have supported and provided resources to Participate Australia. Last year, the Club donated Bulldogs Game Day tickets for participants and carers. It is the little things like this that the Club is fortunate enough to be able to do to help bring joy to those in our community,’ said George Coorey Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

‘By far, the most successful initiative that we have helped support Participate Australia with is the cooking program. The program has not only had a positive impact on participants but also on the staff involved.’

Now in its 3rd year, the cooking classes are a great opportunity for participants to not only socialise but learn new skills to help them live independently.

This year, Canterbury League Club is excited to partner with Participate Australia to host the cooking classes in the production kitchens.

During the six-week program, the production kitchen will be filled with warm smiles and a love for food.

The way that Canterbury Executive Chef Stephanie Azar teaches the cooking program demonstrates that just about anyone can cook.

To learn more about Participate Australia, visit