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REDFERN: On April 9 the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) launched its school holiday program providing fun, educational and engaging activities for six to 12 year olds in the Redfern area. The launch featured a presentation by Salesforce.com, a computer company whose Foundation’s financial and practical support played a key role in the holiday activities.
In March 2006 the SSH featured a story on the fifth annual Back to Erskineville Reunion. The event, organised by friends Pam Carter nee Butt, Dawn Dempsey nee Hammond and Betty Kane nee Hammond, is intended as something more than a mere “walk down memory lane”. It’s about honouring the past, honouring connections to significant places and between people. This year, on Sunday February 10, Pam, Dawn and Betty were again at Erskineville Oval, and later for refreshments at the Alexandria-Erskineville Bowling Club, for the twelfth annual gathering of friends. “It’s about bringing people together,” Betty said.
Before a big crowd at ANZ Stadium two foundation clubs clashed in the NSW Cup rugby league grand final at midday on September 30. The Jets played strong. The Balmain Ryde-Eastwood Tigers, who finished the regular season in eighth position, just one place behind Newtown, played strong.