Let’s talk about men’s health

Let’s talk about men’s health

Tweet You might have thought that the faces of Wyndham’s men couldn’t get much hairier, but that will change next month when we all start noticing a lot more hairy upper lips as men all over the country take part in Movember. The Movember movement is aimed at creating conversations about men’s health and finding breakthrough solutions to help improve the lives of those dealing with prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. For the men out there that want to take part in Movember this year, the rules are simple –...

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Victoria’s largest waterslide under construction in Hoppers Crossing

Victoria’s largest waterslide under construction in Hoppers Crossing

Tweet Hoppers Crossing will soon be home to Victoria’s largest waterslide! The giant new structure is currently taking shape at the Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre redevelopment site and no doubt locals have started to notice the structure when driving on Derrimut Road. The waterslide, along with the rest of the aquatic centre, is due to open in early to mid-2015. According to Wyndham City Mayor Cr Bob Fairclough the two main components of the waterslide; aptly named the ‘topsy-turvy’ and the ‘bowling alley’ have recently been...

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The Festival of Lights in Wyndham tomorrow

The Festival of Lights in Wyndham tomorrow

Tweet Everyone in Wyndham and beyond is invited to Presidents Park tomorrow to celebrate the annual Wyndham Diwali Mela – aka the Festival of Lights. The Hindu festival is celebrated all around the world and is one of India’s biggest celebrations, illuminating the country every year with lights and firecrackers. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. Wyndham’s Diwali is set to be filled with lots of lights, colour and fun and it will be a...

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How you can help Wyndham get healthy

How you can help Wyndham get healthy

Tweet The Wyndham City Council wants to help improve the health of everyone in our local community, so they are offering a new grants program designed to inspire new local health initiatives. “Healthy Together” grants of up to $5000 are being offered to individuals and groups that can come up with a great new idea to help improve the health of locals. Maybe you want to write a healthy cookbook, start a cooking class, run a vegetable growing workshop or start an active movement group in your neighbourhood? You don’t need to be a health...

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What you need to know about breast cancer

What you need to know about breast cancer

Tweet If you follow our blog then you would be aware that this month is Pink Ribbon month, which is a campaign that is all about raising awareness of breast cancer and teaching people about early detection and how they can reduce their risk of developing the disease. Early detection of breast cancer is extremely important, as women who are diagnosed at an earlier stage of the disease generally have higher survival rates than those with more advanced breast cancer. So what should you be looking out for? According to the National Breast Cancer...

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Learn how to make your own edible garden

Learn how to make your own edible garden

Tweet If you’d like to be able to make your salads using fresh leaves and herbs from your own garden then you might like to head to the Backyard Blokes – Edible Garden course in Wyndham Vale. The course begins tomorrow, Saturday 4 October, and it will provide hands on workshops to help locals develop their own edible garden so they can enjoy food fresh from the garden everyday. The course has been designed so that even those who have never gardened before can learn how to grow and harvest their own herbs, vegetables and fruit. Everyone who...

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