If you know me (or work for a local courier company), you know I love online shopping. And it is thanks to that love (see: addiction) that I have completed ALL of my Christmas shopping and thus am SO EXCITED IT'S PRETTY MUCH DECEMBER!
What's going on at the CRC this month? Glad you asked! We've got a Family First Aid course on the 6th and 13th of December. This two part course teaches you the skills you need to deal with choking, CPR, allergic reactions, burns, poisoning and more for babies and toddlers (we need names and payment ASAP for this course to go ahead!). The annual WASO Symphony in the City will be broadcast live to the CRC via Westlink on Saturday 10th December, it's totally free to attend (BYO drinks and nibbles) - give us a call if you'd like to come along! We're also hosting the last Business After Hours event for the year on Wednesday 14th December with Roger Gough from GWN7 to talk about a joint TV campaign for our local businesses (15 minutes of fame come at me, I mean us).
I’m going to get super local-business-focussed right now and remark on how many new enterprises and employees have joined a number of local industries over the past month, congrats and welcome! For fear of missing someone out, I’m not going to make a list, but simply remind the whole community to keep an eye out for the new faces and offerings down our main street and all over town.
To hopefully assist you with this, we’re proud to unveil another Shop Local campaign in the lead up to the silly season. This year we’ve thrown together a “Handy Guide to Christmas Time in Quairading”, you’ll find it on page 6. It is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a start. With many families and individuals doing it tough right now, thanks to disappointing crops or anything else, spending the dollars you do earn, locally, gives that dollar so much more value to our community. WBN have made a FANTASTIC video illustrating how much more we as a town get from each dollar earned locally, spent locally. Check it out on our Facebook page, or pop in and ask us to show you!
Here is where you think “doesn’t that completely contradict your opening sentence?”. It does. I have to admit, you can’t get everything in Quairading. So instead I’ve made a pact that for every dollar I need to spend online, I spend a dollar locally. Simples.
The QTTTC (Quairading Tourist & Tidy Town Committee) have once again been super busy organising the FREE Community Christmas Party on Friday 16th December at the oval. The group of volunteers applied for a Lotterywest grant (with the help of our ever dynamic CDO Cheryl White) to fund this event
Would you like to wish the community a Merry Christmas from your business or local group? Get them in by Tuesday 22nd December and they'll go into the 'Christmas Edition' of the Banksia Bulletin.
Until next time!
Coordinator, Quairading CRC
Editor, Banksia Bulletin
Written by Jill Hayes, CRC Coordinator