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FOREVER BORING HILTON LIFE

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on April 27, 2017

There are not many endearing moments at local council meetings but last night’s City of Fremantle meeting had some cute moments about the plans for a pocket park in Hilton.

A very brave and articulate 10-year-old girl addressed Council and urged members to approve the plans, and mothers of other children read out letters written by them.

Another ten-year-old wrote that the new small park would enable them to meet new people from the suburb and meet other families.

But the laugh of the night came from an eight-year-old boy who wrote that without the park life would be boring forever.

One mum mused that while her introvert child wanted to stay at home, the extravert one wanted to go out, and it would be much safer if she could let him go to a park nearby, rather than to another park that required crossing a busy road.

Council unanimously voted to approve the pocket park.

Roel Loopers

THE MANKIND PROJECT

Posted in family, fathers, fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 26, 2017

Men are not as tough and macho as society would like us to believe. There are many men who suffer in silence and isolation from depression and other mental health problems  because they are too ashamed to admit to having problems.

The ManKind Project hopes to help address men’s issues, so check out the details on the poster below.

They meet on Thursday May 4 at 7 pm at A Place To Be, 4A preston Point Road, East Fremantle.

MEN project

FREO’S MARRIAGE EQUALITY STAND

Posted in city of fremantle, family, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 13, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle has adopted a Marriage Equality Proclamation to support same gender marriage, which no doubt will delight the gay and lesbian community in Freo.

The proclamation supports mariage equality irrespective of sex, sexuality or gender identity.

Councillor Doug Thompson said that as someone raised as a Catholic he had not put much thought about it and had questioned if local government should get involved in it, but he now believed it was essential that the support started at local community level.

Other Councillors expressed they believe that same sex marriage in Australia is inevitable as it will snowball from local level.

Roel Loopers

CONNECT WITH OUR YOUTH AT FREO SKATE PARK

Posted in community, family, fremantle, youth by freoview on April 9, 2017

It is very important that the community connects with its youth and try to find out how they tick, what they desire, and that we listen to the many innovative ideas they have, so today is a good day to do that at the Fremantle skate park on the Esplanade.

National Youth Week 2017 is closing in spectacular style at our very own Esplanade Youth Plaza. A local lineup of musicians, DJs and WA’s best skateboarders surrounded by chill zones and food vans from 12-4 pm today.

The SWITCH ( Fremantle youth advisory council) will also be hosting a Ferris Forum – jump in for a ride and share your opinion on the forums hot topic.

LINE UP:
– Skate Comp 12-4pm *‘Game of Skate and Best Trick’
Skateboarding WA
– Ferris Forum 1pm -3pm
Propel Youth Arts WA Fremantle SWITCH
– Parkour 1pm – 2.30pm (8-11yr) & 2.30pm-4pm (11yrs+)
Perth Parkour
– Silent Disco
Local DJs programmed across three channels.
– Game Vault 1pm-3pm
Game Vault
– Roving Circus
– Music 3pm
Catch Music
– Food vans and chill zones available all day.
headspace Fremantle

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, schools by freoview on April 7, 2017

 

School holidays are upon us again and all these gorgeous kids deserve special treats of course.

There is plenty on in Freo from Hatchiko at Spareparts Theatre to a Bunny Hunt organised by BID. There is also the very special tours of the Ocean Warrior, the Sea Shepherd ship that saves whales!

If that is not enough, a trip to the Shipwreck Museum and Roundhouse are also fun, and educational and the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is coming up next weekend.

Roel Loopers

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PETIT PETTITT FOR MAYOR BRAD PETTITT

Posted in city of fremantle, family by freoview on March 22, 2017

Congratulations are due to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt who announced at Council meeting this evening that his partner Emma is expecting a baby.

I adore babies as I believe they are the true miracles of this world so I am truly delighted for Emma and Brad!

Roel Loopers

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MOORES BUILDING CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Posted in art, children, family, fremantle by freoview on February 17, 2017

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Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.

They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.

Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!

 

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FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

NATURE PLAY AT MOORE&MOORE CAFE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, nature by freoview on December 20, 2016

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The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is holding a Kids Nature Play event from tomorrow December 21 to January 20.

There will be a nature play area, market stalls, children’s entertainment, games, craft and more and it’s FREE, so take the kids for some hours of fun in the beautiful heritage building.

The coffee and food at M&M is very good and the staff delightful! They are my mates.

Roel Loopers

ROE 8 SUNDAY SOUNDS FAMILY PROTEST

Posted in community, concert, family, fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on December 15, 2016

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I want to share this Roe 8 protest event with you that has been organised by Fremantle mother Danielle Loizou Lake, so I copy her Facebook text below:

You may have seen my letter in the West Australian yesterday ‘Mums protest Roe 8’. The support for this was overwhelming and it really highlights how we are ‘regular people’ in the community in this together to peacefully display our concern and opposition to this devastating project.

A group of us have got together to organise a joyful FAMILY FRIENDLY event where we can share a lovely afternoon of great music, food and entertainment at the Cockburn Wetlands Centre this Sunday afternoon 18 December from 2 pm.

Come along with your picnic blanket, some food to share and enjoy our wonderful community as we join together to peacefully and joyfully display our opposition to Roe 8.

This is a community event by the community so share – share – share. Bring your friends! This one is for community and most importantly for our children 💜😊🐢🌿🌎 Danielle Loizou Lake

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