Projects and Events Funded By Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2018-19
108th Warrion Flower Show
In its 108th year the Warrion Flower Show is an iconic country event that brings together the community to celebrate the spring flowers, produce and craft of the district. Schools, Aged care facility clients, flower enthusiasts, food producers, growers, craft producers all are involved.
Many volunteers help to organise this event, including students from Thomas Carr College who set up and dismantle most of the infrastructure. Support from community organisations, stall holders and local schools make the event a great success.
Colac Otway Shire provided $2,400 funding to assist with the event.
Elliminyt Public Hall - October 2018
This month local seniors celebrated Seniors Week at the Elliminyt Public Hall with an Old Time Dance hosted by Colac Area Health.
The Frankie Lawrence Band performed songs taking everyone back to earlier times spent dancing, with attendees spinning and quickstepping around the newly resurfaced floor, made possible as a part of the Community Grants Program.
The Colac Otway Shire funded $2,623 to the Elliminyt Public Hall to apply a protective coating to the floor to improve maintenance and ensure the floor is able to host many more dance events in future.
Pictured is Mayor, Joe McCracken and Treasurer of the Elliminyt Public Hall Brendan Stahl.
Elliminyt Primary School - September 2018
The Elliminyt Primary School held it's biennial production at COPACC on 6 September 2018.
The school holds a major production every two years and it's an important opportunity for the school's Performing Arts Program to shine and for the students who love drama to have an event in which they can excel. The show is a celebration for the school community and highlights a lot of hard work that started many months ago. The students go through an audition process for the selection of the main roles and each class practiced their dance every week for Term 3.
The Colac Otway Shire supported provided a grant of $1,137 for COPACC hire assistance. Pictured on stage is the Principal Angela Hall and Mayor, Joe McCracken who welcomed the audience and opened the show 'Back to the 80s'.
Colac Woodcrafters Guild - August 2018
Congratulations to the Colac Woodcrafters Guild who had the official grand-opening of their shed on 14th August 2018.
This isn’t just an ordinary shed, the purpose-built facility provides the woodcrafters with a long-awaited permanent home in which to create their beautiful projects.
Colac Otway Shire Council has a long association with the Colac Woodcrafters and we’re very proud to have played a small role in assisting to establish a home for members’ to work and create – most recently through the Community Grants program with funds for some much needed equipment.
Pictured here is Cr Kate Hanson at the grand-opening.