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MESSAGE FOR COTTESLOE-SKATING FINE IN FREO

 

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I’ll do anything to promote Freo! ;>) This letter to the editor in the POST newspaper today.

Roel Loopers

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FREO MEN’S SHED A GREAT COMMUNITY HUB

Posted in city of fremantle, community, education, men, mental health, social services, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2020

 

 

The Freo Men’s Shed is not at all a meeting place for grumpy old men, but instead a real community hub were people gather, relax and do handy and community work together.

Of the 330 members the shed has 50% are under the age of 50 and there are 50 female members among them. I heard there was a meeting in Booyeembara Park yesterday to start a women’s shed.

I had a chat with president Mark Thomas and lifelong member Bill Johnstone on Friday and they told me about the many things the Freo Men’s Shed has been involved in, from woordworking classes for Christian Brothers College students, to looking after the organic vegetable gardens, helping out at the women’s health centre, supporting the Hilton PCYC, doing handy services for single women who need support, making a book tree for a local school, assisting with mental health programs for youth, music jam sessions, etc.

There are wood and metal workshop spaces, a music space, and they are happy to help out and give handy tips

They also have a team removing non spray graffiti every Tuesday around Fremantle, and told me they are very disappointed about the bad and incorrect press they have been getting lately.

The official name is the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed, and one can see why, because the shed is a place to hang out, meet mates, help out in the community, tend to the gardens.

They also make beautiful woodwork for the shop, which is in an old railway carriage, so if you are looking for great handmade cheese or cutting boards, etc. make sure to visit the shop.

Find out opening times by emailing freomenshed@iinet.net.au or give them a call on 9337 8614

 

Roel Loopers

YOUTH PARLIAMENT A GREAT WAY TO REPRESENT FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, community, parliament, politics, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on February 7, 2020

 

Youth Parliament

 

Freo does not only have the best community in the world, but also the best youth in the whole wide universe, so I’d like to see some of them on the Youth Parliament! ; >)

Applications are now open for the 2020 Youth Parliament!

Youth Parliament is a fantastic opportunity for passionate young people to have their voices heard.

The program teaches Western Australians between the ages of 15 and 25 about the political process while making their voices heard about the issues important to them.

You can find more info at: www.ymcawa.org.au/what-we-do/youth-services/western-australian-youth-parliament

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO FIRE FUND SKATE JAM TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade youth plaza, event, skatepark, skaters, skating, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on January 17, 2020

 

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City of Fremantle & Skateboarding WA supporting the Freo Fire Fund

A night for the skateboarding community to come together to raise funds to help fire-affected communities

Freo Fire Fund Skate Jam TONIGHT Friday 17 Jan 6pm-9pm
Games, Best Trick Jams, Giveaways & Prize Raffles

Donation on entry on the night.
Please pre-register www.skateboardingwa.com.au and bring QR code for check-in

Bring your spare change and donate to enter games, best trick jams & prize raffles.
Skateboarding WA Apparel for sale.
BBQ Fundraiser by Fremantle Rotary Club

Prizes generously donated by
1991 Skateshop Beyond Skate Hillzeez Momentum Skateshop Soggybones Star Surf+Skate Livid Skateboards

Butter Goods WA Skate Ramps Modus Bearings Picture Wheels GMTA Skateboards

Family friendly event, all ages welcome, drug & alcohol free.
100% of proceeds go to Freo Fire Fund, hosted by Fremantle Foundation.

To read more information here.
https://fremantlefoundation.simplero.com/purchase/99035-Freo-Fund-for-Fire-Affected

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FREMANTLE FALLS FESTIVAL A BIG EVENT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festival, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2019

 

Fremantle will be invaded by thousands of the young and beautiful next weekend when the FALLS FESTIVAL is on at Fremantle Oval and surroundings on January 4 and 5. The first concert of the new year and decade!

The organisers are expecting 15,000 people per day on Saturday and Sunday so that will be a big event in the centre of our city.

Some carparks in the area will be closed, so check out websites and Facebook pages.

The lineup is:

Now that I live only three hundred metres from Freo Oval I’ll probably have a free weekend of music. It’s that or earplugs, depending on the act. ; >)
Roel Loopers

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CALL FOR BETTER VQ FISHING BOAT HARBOUR CONNECTION

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, development, local government, tourism, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on November 27, 2019

 

There is an interesting opinion piece by URBIS director Kris Nolan in today’s West Australian.

Nolan writes that Fremantle Council is on the right track with its push for more inner city development, but he laments, like so many of us have done for years, the missing connectivity between Victoria Quay and the Fishing Boat Harbour.

I am one of many in the Freo community who does not understand that that link is not a priority for Fremantle Council, that constantly talks about the need for more activation of the West End.

Nolan also points out that there is a lack of young people in the CBD and that Council should address that, which it has to a certain degree with the planned stunning new playground at Kings Square. One should also not underestimate the impact the closure of Hungry Jacks on the Cappuccino Strip has, that attracted a lot of young people.

So what would Fremantle’s Youth Council like to see in the inner city?

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE YOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, creative, hospitality, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Oct 3 Youth Open Mic

 

The Fremantle Youth Network is holding a Open Mic Night at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Wednesday October 3 from 5-9pm.

Comedians, Poets, Singers, Story tellers and others are invited to share their thoughts.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE SHOWCASES YOUNG ARTISTS

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on September 26, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle’s 25under25 Art Award returns this Friday 27 September at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street with an exhibition from emerging Western Australian artists aged between 14 and 25.

Now in its eighth year, 25under25 celebrates the strength and vibrancy these young artists bring to our creative community, as well as provides them with valuable, professional exhibition experience to help guide their art careers.

25under25 coordinator Sheridan Coleman said this year’s 25 selected artists received industry–level professional development at an installation and art writing workshop in the lead up to the exhibition at Moores Building.

“We help them start to think about the whole practice of exhibiting, including booking a venue, marketing, design and thinking very carefully about what techniques should be used to install their artwork. All this contributes to how a gallery visitor will connect with the artwork they’ve created.”

The Art Award winner will receive $1500 cash and a four-week studio residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, while the winner of the Highly Commended prize will receive $500 cash and a portfolio mentorship with Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Ric Spencer. The People’s Choice Award – voted by the public over the course of the exhibition – will receive a $250 art materials pack from Jacksons Drawing Supplies at the end of the exhibition.

The 25under25 Art Award opening night kicks off at 6pm this Friday 27 September. The exhibition is open daily 8am–4pm, and runs from Saturday 28 September–Sunday 6 October. The opening night and exhibition are free entry and open to the public.

For more information about the 25under25 Art Award, visit the City of Fremantle’s website.

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MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE ABSEILS FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, disability, parliament, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 16, 2019

 

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We all know that Freo people are very special, even our maligned politicians, and the WA state member for Fremantle Simone McGurk proved that by abseiling the huge Central Park building in Perth to raise money for CAHOOTS.

CAHOOTS runs programs for children and youth with a disability and our Minister for Child Protection went above-well above!- and beyond to support them.

Well done Simone!

Roel Loopers

I can’t post a photo credit unfortunately as it was not supplied on the Facebook post of Simone McGurk.

WHY PEOPLE BECOME HOMELESS

Posted in city of fremantle, homelessness, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2019

 

Friday 10-12 mall talks

 

 

COUCH CONVOS is on tomorrow-Friday in the Fremantle High Street mall between 10-12am and will help people to get over some of the ignorance about homelessness.

People who have been homeless will talk about their experience; how they got there, how they coped with it and what the challenges were and are.

Many homeless people have mental health issues and far too many of those who sleep on the street are only in their teens.

Take the time to go and listen and engage with homeless people and don’t judge them as being the enemies of our society. Homelessness is a very serious social issue that needs priority in our governments as it is not acceptable that so many thousands of people have to sleep rough every night.

Roel Loopers

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