This week ended on a tragic note when a storage shed containing over 40 sailing boats used by junior sailors at the Lane Cove 12 Foot Sailing Club was deliberately set on fire. The good news is that despite the wind and the embers the Clubhouse was saved. The bad news is that this has basically decimated the entire junior sailing fleet. If you think sailing is for those who can afford it, think again. Spare a thought for one sailor (who is from a single family home) who can no longer sail as the boat he sailed in (owned by another sailor) was lost in the fire. When ITC went to the clubhouse the kids were in tears and it was very emotional.
A Go Fund Me Campaign has been set up to help over 60 children and teens whose whose boats have been lost. These boats are typically hand made and many of them have been handed down from sailor to sailor over the years. Lane Cove 12 Foot Sailing Club are a community club who work to make sailing accessible to everyone. You don’t need a boat to learn to sail and the club has raised funds over the years to ensure they have boats for kids to learn sailing.
Their goal is to raise funds to buy second hand boats and to build a new shed to help get the sailors impacted out on the water again.
If you would like to help, please donate. Please click here.
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The Indian Bazaar went off on Saturday. It was a glorious sunny day and so many different community organisations were there raising money for the Jesuit Mission’s charity work.
Church Back Up for Sale
The Uniting Church on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road is back up for sale. The church is heritage listed so it cannot be touched. It’s a shame that Permapatch had to move their community garden way before any development will take place.
The Longueville Road eating scene is getting better and better. Kasina Korean Eatery will be opening next week (where the Laughing Ganesha used to be).
Sushi Maru is back open after renovations. There is now more bench seating and the train moves in a different direction.
A big congrats to Alexander Strassberg. He is 2018 winner of the AFL Sydney NSWAFUA ‘Best first year umpire’. From injury and not playing this winter to trying something new, his first job, He has been mentored all season by some of the best and is keen for 2019. We are good at producing AFL goal umpires this year Alex Chisholm was umpiring at AFL matches here.
Incidents and Accidents
Lane Cove was engulfed in a terrible smell when a car went up in smoke this week on Rosenthal Avenue.
School Holidays are only two weeks away. Have you lined up some activities for those kids? In the Cove’s school holiday guide has activities for all ages including teens (a free boot camp for teens). So check out the wide variety of activities for your kids to enjoy. If your kids were going to do Learn to Sail at the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Club, the Greenwich Sailing Club has a learn to sail programme these October school holidays. Find out more here.
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