My friends always ask me if I’ll be bored with nothing to do after retiring from being the chairman of the Eastwood Lunar New Year Celebration Committee a couple of months ago.

I tell them the usual, that I look forward to travelling, spending time with my grandkids and doing more exercise. But the truth is that I know I would miss the community very much if I were to step down entirely.

That’s why I continue to keep busy with other great community groups such as the Multicultural NSW’s Regional Advisory Council, Eastwood Chamber of Commerce, Ryde Hospital’s Consumers Committee, and the AAAB Harmony Soccer Cup.

In particular, I cherish the memories I have made as President of the Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club, the group I started volunteering for since 1997.

The Seniors Club offers a whole range of recreational, cultural, educational and welfare activities for our members, many of whom are retired like myself.

Our weekly Wednesday activities have only been possible with the support of our venue, St Philip’s Anglican Church, and that’s we are present a Cantonese opera concert Wednesday week to help raise funds for their renovation.

Details are:

What: Cantonese opera concert

Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018 Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Where: St. Philip’s Anglican Church Hall (Cnr of Shaftsbury Road and Rutledge Street, Eastwood)

Cost: $10 for members and $15 for non-members with Chinese BBQ lunch provided.

Enquiries: For information, please call Hugh at 0433 933 023 or email: [email protected]



Eastwood Chamber of Commerce meets this Monday at Club

Eastwood Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting is this coming Monday (May 14th) at Club Eastwood, 6 Hillview Road Eastwood at 6.15pm for 6.30pm. All welcome.

Inquiries and RSVP Chamber president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874 0221.


In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Eastwood Shopping Centre had a raft of prizes to give away, including a 65″ smart TV – and also offered free mug art for the whipper snappers

Mother of all celebrations at Eastwood Shopping Centre

It would have been hard to resist the temptation of a shopping trip to Eastwood Shopping Centre this month.

Management at the Centre celebrated Mother’s Day with a stack of giveaways, headlined by its ‘Spend and Win’ promotion which offered a prize booty of a large 65 inch UHD Smart LED TV for people who spent more than $30 at any of the Centre’s specialty stores (excluding Woolworths, BWS and Xtreme Car Wash).

With only one TV winner – drawn and announced on Saturday afternoon (May 12) – many competition entrants were pleased to walk away with consolation prizes – vouchers valued up to $50.

The icing on the cake was the FREE lunch-time Mug Art painting activity from 11am to 2pm on level 1 outside Q Flow Technology Computers, a winner with the kids who were kept occupied and entertained to take a little bit of pressure off mums in the lead up to their special day.