Nambour Community Centre
Story & Photos by Fiona Croft
This year’s winter solstice brought An air of Change celebrating the Nambour Community Centre’s 20th anniversary on Friday 22nd of June 2018, with a new mural, food, fun, song, dance and ritual and it’s fires of friendships theme certainly warmed the hearts of our community.
Manager of the NCC (Nambour Community Centre), Michael Jones said it was a great celebration for the community and exceeded all expectations.
“There was inclusive leadership where everybody rose to make it a success,” Michael said.
Thinking about finding an activity to do over the cooler months?
With the weather cooling down it is a great time to come in and see what’s running in the upcoming months. Nambour Community Centre hosts a wide range of groups and workshop so have a look in our latest bulletin. You might just find something that interests you.
- Monthly Community Dinner
- Computer Access and Assistance programs
- Young parent programs and more
All the event details are listed and if you would like more information you can contact the Centre, details in the bulletin.
The Nambour Community Centre is offering free computer assistance and access in an aim to make digital technology more accessible to community members who are struggling to stay connected in this modern age.
It comes as Telstra and Swinburne Institute for Social Research last year released a study(( Roy Morgan Research 2016, Measuring Australia’s Digital Divide. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016, viewed 20 January 2017, https://digitalinclusionindex.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Australian-Digital-Inclusion-Index-2016.pdf )) looking at the state of digital inclusion in Australia and the divide between those using digital technology and those who do not.
Donna Holdom, Office Manager at the NCC said that accessing financial, government and social services online is convenient and quick for those who have the skills but for those who don’t, they continue to miss out on these benefits. Continue reading
Nambour locals will be coming together next month to celebrate the change of the seasons with food, dancing and an array of community activities at the Nambour Community Centre.
It comes as the Centre is set to host the town’s first annual Autumn Equinox Festival in its outdoor courtyard on Friday 17 March.
The Centre’s Community Development Coordinator, Mark Wischnat said that the event will aim to explore the kind of community togetherness that used to exist at traditional seasonal festivals.
“In the Northern Hemisphere the Autumn Equinox once marked a time to celebrate the last harvest and the start of winter preparation. “ Mr Wischnat said.
“While the change of seasons is fundamentally different here, it is still a great opportunity for the community to come together. “
The free event which will run from 3.30pm – 8.30pm, will offer visitors music, dancing, a variety of food as well as an opportunity to learn more about what’s on offer at the Centre.
“As the summer heat finally begins to wane here in Australia, we want to invite people to sample the great programs and activities they can fill up their winter calendar with.” Mr Wischnat said.