Warburton Primary School magical mosaic

Lindy Schneider Media, UYCE, Youth

Warburton Primary School magical mosaic Warburton Primary School was one of the first to receive sponsorship funding when the Upper Yarra Community Enterprise opened Warburton Community Bank in 2000. In a recent round of funding an artist-in-residence program has been funded for $5,000. The mosaic program will see local artist Sioux Dollman working with students on a mural to beautiful …

Catprint Theatre – a group of Top Girls

Lindy Schneider Local Life, Sponsorships, UYCE

Catprint Theatre – a group of Top Girls Sponsorship has helped Catprint Theatre, a local adult theatre company, establish a reputation for quality stage productions that give everyone in the community a chance to shine. Their second Theatre Shorts program featured eleven short plays from local writers, actors and directors and a third event is planned for November. Claire Bamford, …

The Wesley Melba Men’s Shed snags $3856

Lindy Schneider Media, Sponsorships

The Wesley Melba Men’s Shed snags $3856 Upper Yarra residents can look forward to some up-market sausage sizzles at the Warburton Men’s Shed from now on. The shed is about to purchase a new barbeque so they can get out into the community and over a snag –with or without onions – talk to people about what the shed has …

Mange Management funds save wombat’s lives

Lindy Schneider Media, Sponsorships, UYCE

Mange Management funds save wombat’s lives Ice-cream lids and high-tech motion-sensitive cameras may seem an unlikely team, but it’s a combination that’s making incredible inroads into ridding wombats of the painful, life-threatening scourge of mange. Jenny Mattingly from wildlife organisation Mange Management Inc met up with Warburton resident Ian Maberly and Upper Yarra Community Enterprise chairman Peter Kimberley last week …

Junior Netballers win the toss

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

Junior Netballers win the toss The Warburton Junior Netball Club has provided hundreds of children with the opportunity to develop their netball skills and self-worth by playing, growing and having fun in a team. Their recent sponsorship of $2030 will be used to make sure the netball club remains accessible and affordable for all families. Essential equipment such as netballs, …

‘My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition and calendar

Lindy Schneider Events, News, UYCE

‘My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition and calendar An exhibition of photographic entries for the Calendar Photo competition held by the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank branches. Twelve winning entries will be used to create the Upper Yarra – My Place, My community 2014 Calendar. Now in its second year the Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community 2014 …

CFA training gets them ‘Fire Fit’

Lindy Schneider Local Life, Media, Sponsorships, UYCE

  CFA training gets them ‘Fire Fit’   Our devoted CFA members are getting ‘Fire Fit’ with twice weekly training sessions being run by David Hoffman from the Yarra Centre and courtesy of a $5863 Community Bank® sponsorship. Crews from Warburton, Reefton, Yarra Junction and Wesburn-Millgrove have been taking to the aqueduct on a Sunday morning to walk, run or …

Warburton’s Nordic celebration

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Warburton’s Nordic celebration Return of the Vikings For one weekend in May, Warburton is overrun with Vikings. Now in its third year, the Nordic Festival, a not-for-profit cultural celebration of all things Scandanavian, is hosted by Warburton and is a unique national event that brings tourists to the region and the Viking out in the locals. Organiser Leila Myllmymäli-Hay says, …

Nordic Festival receives sponsorship

Lindy Schneider Events, Local Life, Sponsorships, UYCE

Nordic Festival receives sponsorship Upper Yarra Community Enterprise is proud to sponsor the Nordic Festival in Warburton as part of our community partnerships and funding program. The Nordic Festival, held on 18 and 19 May 2013, is an annual event that showcases the beauty of the township of Warburton. With broad appeal to a wide variety of people, the festival …

The towns that grow together…

Lindy Schneider News, UYCE

The towns that grow together… When a Victorian study in 2008 indicated that one in twenty people in a twelve month period had run out of food (that’s almost 10 people a week in Warburton and Yarra Junction), a group of community-minded people decided to make a difference to ‘food security’ in our towns.  With the goal of ensuring there …