Events

A variety of social events are planned for 2015. Like our Facebook page to be updated on upcoming events. If you are a member of WACRA you will receive email notifications. View the past events slideshow.


2016

Tennyson Dunes Open Day 2016Tennyson Dunes Open Day Sunday 11 September, 11am-2pm

Free tours through Adelaide’s most significant coastal dunes with the experts:

  • Dr Victor Gostin – Geology of the coast
  • Professor Chris Daniels – Biodiversity of the dunes
  • Peter Matejcic -member Herpetology Association, the reptiles of Tennyson.

Please check our website for additional walks – www.tennyson.org.au

More information: Tennyson Dunes Open Day 2016

 

Earth Hour Saturday 19 March

10th anniversary! Keep this night free and watch this space!

Get involved for 2017.

Earth Hour website


Past

Community campaigning

Community campaigning
Blue Swimmer
newsletter

Guidelines for conducting a community campaign: presentation

WACRA President Jim Douglas presented to the Point Pass Community Group on community campaigning for The Friends of Gulf St Vincent. He tells the story of the ‘Save Our Beaches Campaign 1997/8′ and how the campaign was organised and managed.

This is a great resource for community groups!

Douglas, Jim, Community campaigning, Blue Swimmer, Issue 26, November 2015

 


 

WACRA Quiz Night 2015

WACRA Quiz Night 2015 – click to view

Quiz Night

Saturday 31 October 7 for 7.30pm

Reedbeds Community Centre
19 Fitch Road, Fulham

Great prizes: silent auction, heads & tails, guess who, the famous whiskey roll

Tables of 8 (or 10)
$15 per head, $10 concession, under 12 free

To book: email Anne Wheaton at wheaties@adam.com.au
or call 0433 046 820

 

 

Tennyson Dunes Open Day - click to view

Tennyson Dunes Open Day – click to view


Tennyson Dunes Open Day

Sunday 13 September 11am-2pm

Free tours through Adelaide’s most significant coastal dunes with the experts. See what our volunteers are doing to conserve this unique area.

The Tennyson Dunes are 22 hectares of coastal dunes with natural grass and shrub land being the last true remnant of the Adelaide metropolitan coastal plains. It is a coastal conservation reserve 12 kilometres north-west of the city near the locally historic Estcourt House. It displays a large diversity of flora with the presence of rare and regionally significant plants, bird life, reptiles and invertebrates, making it a truly unique area as an island in an urban area.

 


Last cab to Darwin - flyer

Last cab to Darwin – flyer

Film night: Last cab to Darwin

Thursday 6 August 2015

‘Rex is a loner, and when he’s told he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals to him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you’ve got to share it.’ Watch the trailer.

There was also a raffle with fabulous prizes to be won and proceeds supporting WACRA.



 

Earth Hour

Saturday 28 March 2015
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Earth Hour in Grange, 2014

Earth Hour is a worldwide annual event organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This initiative originated in Australia and involves turning out lights from 8.30-9.30pm on the last Saturday in March.

Grange Earth Hour started in 2010 and has grown in popularity and support since its inception. This Earth Hour event is organised by three independent locals who also have roles on local organisational bodies. We are registered on the Earth Hour website as an official Earth Hour event. This not-for-profit event starts in Kirkcaldy Park (cnr Grange Road and Kirkcaldy Avenue) at 7.00pm and finishes around 10.30pm. The area is festooned with solar lights, candles and other decorations. Local bands play for set periods of time using a battery-operated amp (of course).

Past performers include The Govglees Choir, Sa Samba, Weeping Angels, The Memes, Frans Kat Drumming Band, Claire Gurry and Band. Professional MC Angie Starr makes sure that people enjoy themselves. In 2014, the organisers received a Discretionary Ward Allowance from the Charles Sturt Council, with WACRA as the auspicing organisation.