Unley Publications : Unley Life Winter 2016
Unley says Ni Hao to China More than 2,000 people from all over Adelaide flocked to the City of Unley’s first ever Chinese Festival, Ni Hao Unley, on 1 April. The vibrant festival on Oxford Terrace was held in conjunction with the Confucius Institute and provided the opportunity to strengthen ties between South Australia and Chinese businesses and students. It also gave Adelaideans a chance to experience a taste of China. A feast for the senses, Ni Hao Unley featured delicious Chinese food and everything from lion dancing to Tai Chi. The festival was a hit with attendees of all ages, with plenty on offer to entertain children. City of Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne said the Chinese Festival was “a fantastic way to support the Chinese community and showcase a small taste of what China has to offer Adelaide”. Mr Clyne recently par ticipated in a State Government trade mission to South Australia’s sister state Shandong Province, at his own expense, to investigate how the City of Unley can grow its budding relationship with China. For more information about City of Unley events, please visit unley.sa.gov.au A family-friendly atmosphere, night bowling and some fun events make the Millswood Bowling Club a great place to hang out with friends. While winter is a little quieter, it’s the warmer months that see kids run wild on the bowling greens, while their parents relax over a pint of a beer, and a meal, on a Friday night. And in October, its popular Night Owls competition kicks off again. Club President Nick Meiers says Night Owls is a social bowls competition played in the evening. Last season, there were 26 teams of four. It’s a relaxed night with a barbeque before each round, which consists of 15 ends of bowls, supper and raf fles. “Night Owls has been ex tremely valuable to the club,” he says. “It helps attract future players for pennants, generates cash flow for running costs, and it involves the local community in social activities.” The 93-year-old club has 49 registered pennant players who compete on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Nick says, like many bowls clubs, it’s had its share of ups and downs. “It became very serious three years ago when the club was shor t of pennant players to compete on Saturdays,” Nick says. “A special meeting was called by the committee and it decided to invite the Night Owl players to help with numbers, which they duly did. They helped the club survive.” For more information about Night Owls and the Millswood Bowling Club check out its website millswoodbowlingclub.com 14 Bowls club a hoot “Night Owls has been extremely valuable to the club. It helps attract future players for pennants, generates cash flow for running costs, and it involves the local community in social activities.” Nick Meiers Left to right: Dave Congdon, Jen Weeks, Andrew Dick, Susannah Hayden, Brooke and Michelle Fogden.
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