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BULLIES ARE COWARDS!

 

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It’s the National Day Against Bullying and Violence  and that should be a reminder that we all need to stand against bullying in our society.

Bullying unfortunately has become the norm on social media, in schools, the workplace and basically everywhere else and has driven people to suicide.

If you witness bulling speak out! If you are the victim of bullying speak out! All together we can change this despicable attitude of the morons who engage in it. Do it now!

Roel Loopers

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GROWERS GREEN SALE FOR KIDS

 

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The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market has a special addition to the market this coming Sunday November 26.

The Kids pre-loved books, toys and clothes sale is on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield, so let the kids have their own stall, sell, barter, swap, buy and have a lot of fun.

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREMANTLE PERFORMING ARTISTS

 

Fremantle Performing Artists

 

There is a new community theatre company with a difference. They don’t just perform stage plays, and don’t just concentrate on traditional theatre.

Fremantle Performing Artists is a new community group which is looking for new members.

If you or somebody you know is interested in the performing arts, regardless of experience level, send an email to brenton.foale@outlook.com or contact Brenton Foale on 0457447333.

At the moment FPA are asking for expressions of interest, while they build the group. In the coming weeks they will be holding a welcome event.

The Fremantle Performing Artists will be open to two different age groups, with separate sessions for each group. For members aged 13 to 18, and aged 19 & over.

Experience in the performing arts is not necessary, you will develop these skills and experience through continued workshops with industry professionals.

Workshops will include traditional theatre, street theatre, filmmaking, and more. Through workshops you will build confidence, develop new skills and expand on existing skills.

Each year the Fremantle Performing Artists plan to perform a minimum of two stage productions.

Organiser, Brenton Foale, has in excess of 35 years experience in the entertainment industry, including stage, screen, and television.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES

 

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Where other people see negativity in Fremantle I see opportunities and reason for optimism. We have been through a long struggle, and it is not over by a long shot, but I can see light and sunshine at the end of the tunnel.

Fremantle is so unique and has such a good community and lifestyle, that I strongly believe that if we can work collaboratively and positively together we can create an even better city for the next generations and for all the visitors who’ll come here.

I would love to work toward attracting many more tourists to Fremantle and offer them more, and would like to see the City of Fremantle, with funding from the federal and state governments build a significant Aboriginal Cultural Center in the heart of the city.

A place where indigenous people can create art, have a big gallery space to sell the art from, an outdoor space for music, dance and story telling, and a cafe that sells bush tucker.

I would also love to see a migrant museum that tells the story of those people from far away countries who built our state and city and acknowledge them.

And as a very long-term plan I would like to see a significant Bathers Beach project, where the J Shed area in 20-30 years or so could become something like the Bondi Pavilion, with a sea pool, and where our inner city beach becomes as popular as the South, Port and Leighton beaches.

Developing Fremantle Festival into a showcase that would attract interstate and overseas visitors would also be great, and the present High Tide project along High Street will no doubt be a huge attraction with photos sent all over the planet via Snap Chat, Facebook, etc.

We have great opportunities in the Knutsford Street area to develop a good variety of diverse housing, from single, to medium and high density, tiny houses, townhouses, etc.

The Cantonment Hill Project is under way and the newly-opened playground is already very popular I noticed this morning.

The Fremantle Oval Project is a huge opportunity to do something outstanding there, but I warn against modelling it on the Claremont Oval development, which is pretty boring. Freo can do much better than that!

Fremantle has so much to offer for residents and visitors, and I have no doubt that with all the new development under way and planned Freo will also become attractive again for retailers and shoppers. All we need is a bit of patience, a positive attitude and not talking our city down.

Together we can move mountains. Let’s do it, Freo!

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

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GREAT MARRIAGE EQUALITY ART

 

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A wall at Fremantle’s Stevens reserve has become the favourite canvas for political graffiti artworks, and the latest one by an anonymous artist about marriage equality is a ripper again.

Roel Loopers

FUNNY FREO SIGN

 

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My good mate Bob made me aware of this sign on the Fremantle South Mole.

Not sure what the message is but it looks good.

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO ELECTION FORUMS THIS WEEK

 

 

The long weekend makes for a short week, so here a reminder that there are three election forums on next week.

On Tuesday the 26th of September North Fremantle and South Fremantle candidates can be grilled by the public, so take advantage of it.

There are only two candidates in North Freo and the meeting is at the Community Hall there at 6.30 pm.

Five candidates battle for South Fremantle, including indigenous man Ben Moodie and the youngest candidate 21-year-old Liam Carter. It’s on at The Local at 6.30 pm on the 26th.

It’s a shame the two forums are on the same day as I would have liked to attend both of them.

On Thursday the 28th at 6.30 City Ward candidates, including me, will be part of a Q&A upstairs at the National Hotel.

This will be a interesting debate, with Claudia Green claiming the high-ground in the belief that only she had the God-given right to nominate. She discredits the other four candidates Roel Loopers, Julie Morgan, Adin Lang and Linda Wayman, by claiming they are just “a disingenuous attempt to dilute votes.” It’s actually called democracy!

And a reminder that the big Mayoral Forum will be on October 3 at 6.30 at Tannock Hall of the University of Notre Dame.

 

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

HOT WEEKEND AT FREO’S CLANCY’S

 

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There is always something new to keep the Fremantle community delighted, and this event is a very HOT one!

Clancy’s is organising the inaugural Smokin’ BBQ and Chilli Festival in Princess May Park this coming Saturday September 23 from 10am-11pm, and on Sunday the 24th from 11am-4 pm.

What better way to start the school holidays for the challenged parents than to partake in the chilli eating competition, and for all the family to learn how to have the best BBQ at home.

There will be food and other stalls, and knowing the Clancy’s mob there will no doubt be some live music and entertainment as well.

It’s a FREE event!

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

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FOLK&ROOTS AND A COLD SEA BREEZE

 

Unfortunately the very strong and cold sea breeze and the forecast of inclement weather kept people away from the Folk&Roots event at J Shed on Sunday afternoon, presumably because they did not know the music was performed inside the No 1 studio, with views to Bathers Beach through the huge window and sheltered from the weather.

Those who stayed at home missed out on very good music, a really nice atmosphere and yummy food from the Flying Falafels food van.

The No 1 studio at J Shed is perfect for events and the large space is very comfortable, so I hope Fremantle Council will approve the application for  a six months use by Emilia Galati who has applied to start O6M in that space, until Sunset Events take up their 25 year lease on July 1.

Emilia has really good energy and  was the brilliant manager of the former Merenda Aboriginal Gallery in High Street. She was also involved in organising the fantastic Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre earlier this year, so she will bring new vitality to J Shed.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE TOWNHALL RESTORATION STARTS

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Scaffolding is going up at the Fremantle Townhall for the well overdue exterior restoration of the heritage building at Kings Square.

It is a real shame that the City of Fremantle does not have more money available to do more regular maintenance of the City owned historic buildings, but at least we have seen an improvement over the last two years with work done at the Old Boys School, the Evan Davies building, the one on the corner of High and Henry streets, and now the Townhall.

Roel Loopers

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