Huff ‘N’ Puff in Diggers Rest

FREE School Holiday Fun At Huff ‘N’ Puff in Diggers Rest

The hugely successful Huff ‘ N ‘ Puff in the Park is on again this school holidays and will have school age children running, jumping, throwing, skipping and climbing their way through a fun-filled morning of free activities in Diggers Rest.

This FREE event will be held on Thursday 16 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve Oval 1, Plumpton Road, Diggers Rest, Mel Ref 351K3. Parents must register children for this event by Thursday 9 April 2009. It is anticipated that this Huff and Puff will be “sold out” so get your registrations in early to avoid disappointment.

The morning will involve children participating in a number of fitness and healthy food stations and every child who attends will receive a FREE ‘Healthy Show Bag’

Parents will also be invited to attend a ‘Healthy Eating for the Whole Family’ information session or a gentle exercise class.

To Register
You can REGISTER YOUR CHILD  through the link.

OR registration forms are available from:

Caroline Springs Civic Centre / Library – 193 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs

Diggers Rest Family Services Centre – Diggers Rest Rec. Reserve, Plumpton Rd, Diggers Rest

Melton Civic Centre – 232 High St, Melton

Diggers Rest Primary School

OR by contacting Council on 9747 7200

As childhood inactivity and obesity are major issues in our society and are priorities for many organisations, we have also gained support and will have involvement in this event from:
* Djerriwarrh Health
* Physical & Sport Focused Services
* Go for your Life
* Melton Waves
* Best Start
* Walking School Bus

This event is a partnership between Melton Shire Leisure Services and Best Start that developed from recommendations made in the Active Lifestyle Strategy.

Community Football Match

Melton Shire Council Youth Services are hosting a football match between young people who live in Diggers Rest verses local residents, police officers, CFA volunteers, parents and Youth Services staff.

The event will be held on Friday April 3rd from 3:10pm with the match time to be at 5:30pm.  The match will be held at the Diggers Rest Football oval.  The community hall will be open plus Melton Street Surfer Bus will be coming and providing a “FREE” BBQ and drinks.

The football match is open to men and women so if you would like to be involved in any way please contact Sam Mahoney at Melton Youth Services on 9747 5373 or 0400 221 439.

Youth Services would love to have your participation.

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Community Garden

On Tuesday February 24th 2009, a community forum was conducted in Diggers Rest to gather ideas to implement the “Small Township Grant”.  A group of about 18 residents and 2 Shire officials attended and residents expressed a keen desire to participate in establishing a “Community Garden” with the emphasis on home grown fruits and vegetables.

Melton Shire Council for some time now has endeavoured to create interest in and establishing a food security program for the area.  An area within the grounds of the “old school house” on the Calder Highway in Diggers Rest was identified as the ideal location to establish the garden.  The concept has the potential to deliver the following outcomes for Diggers Rest.

1. renew pride of place in the old school house with the establishment of a community garden area.
2. provide a place and shared activity common to a diverse range of community groups within Diggers Rest.
3. create social connectedness and aid to bridge the generation gap through the exchange of knowledge.
4. establish an appreciation for fresh organic food within Diggers Rest
5. empower the community with basic skills to ensure long lasting sustainability.
6. create new opportunities for any residents that may be physically or mentally challenged.
7. provide knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity within Diggers Rest through food production and preparation.
8. become an integral part of primary education offered in Diggers Rest.
9. help to promote Diggers Rest as a progressive component of the Melton Shire.

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