WOW…A great way to watch your weight!

Starting the journey to a healthier you can be daunting but the Watching Our Weight (WOW) group offers a safe and supportive environment for those wanting to lead a healthy life.

The WOW group first started in 2012 at the Nambour Community Centre (NCC) with an aim to support and encourage people who want to keep their weight in check by weighing-in each week in the company of friendly members.

The group meets on a Wednesday morning from 8.30am for a cuppa and a catch-up, before the weight-in at 9am.

Group coordinator Coleen said each member’s weight is recorded at the end of each month and there are rewards for those who achieve good results.

Coleen said each meeting includes interesting discussions about healthy meals that can be whipped up in the kitchen, guest speakers and other information the members may like to learn about.

“We have outings during the year for our club’s birthday, Christmas in July, fundraisers for the Biggest Morning Tea and our end-of-year lunch,” she said.

Membership is open to everyone and is $10 per year with a $4 meeting fee each week to cover costs. Members pay 50c if they put on weight.

“We are there to support each other in a very friendly way and WOW is a very lovely way to meet new friends,” Coleen said.

For more information on WOW, phone 5441 2621. Meetings are held at Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour.

Are you looking for a fun way to watch your weight? The Watching Our Weight group meets at Nambour Community Centre every Wednesday at 8.30am for a 9am start.


Celebrating women as they lead the dance

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate women and the invaluable contribution they make to the community and what better way to celebrate our sisters, than through the ago-old form of expressions – song and dance!

On Wednesday 8 March from 10-2pm, Quota Park will come alive with the sound of music and drumming for the Women Lead the Dance event.

Hosted by Nambour Community Centre, Thriving Families, Sunshine Coast Settlement and Cultural Connections, this is a great chance to enjoy traditional cultural dancing, drumming, Bollywood dancing and live music. Get in touch with your inner yogi, relax in the women’s chill zone and feel inspired at the story circle. Children are welcome and can play in the Kids’ Zone.

This is a free community event designed to bring together the women of our community for a fun day of dance, music and, of course, food. Invite your sister, your auntie, your mum and any other women who will enjoy a day of music, dancing and celebration.

Phone 0411 567 564 or 5441 4660 for more information.

Get ready to dance and celebrate all that it means to be a woman at the Women Lead the Dance event on Wednesday 8 March at Nambour’s Quota Park.

Autumn Equinox Brings Nambour Community Together

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.

Celebrating National Volunteers Week.

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Barb & Dave, 2 of our many volunteers giving back to the community

National Volunteer Week (9th – 15th of May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

We would like to take a minute to thank all of the volunteers that choose to give their time to either assist with or run the many groups we offer here at the Nambour Community Centre.

Our volunteers bring with them a wide range of knowledge and skills which are beneficial to our community members.

In 2015 our volunteers gave a total of 760 hours of their time to the centre. 760 hours where our volunteers are passing on knowledge and skills to other community members to improve many aspects of the community member’s life.

This National volunteers Week the Nambour Community Centre would like to say a heartfelt thanks to our many volunteers, what would we do without you?

Harmony Day 2016.

Come along this Sunday, March 20th to celebrate Harmony Day at Cotton Tree Park

Free admission, Events start at 10:00am  and go through to 2:00pm with food, children’s activities, dance and more.

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