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Australia Day Award For Venturers

Canterbury Vale District Venturers and Scouts from 2nd Enfield and 1st Burwood, had a great way to celebrate our national day.

Burwood City Council awarded the Groups a special Australia Day Award for an ongoing community project.

Venturers and Scouts combined under the tutorage of Canterbury Vale District Commissioner Cheryl Borsak, to make linen carry bags.

Burwood Mayor John Faker said he and his Council were really pleased with our project.

He said the linen bags were cut, sewn and distributed throughout the community by the Venturers and Scouts in an effort to reduce reliance on plastic bags.

Councillor Faker said the Venturers and Scouts had set a great community example.

Bravoo to our Venturers and 1st Burwood and 2nd Enfield Scouts!


Trivia Night Round Sponsors:

  • Action Electrical
  • Belle Property
  • Dominos (Croydon Park)
  • Enfield Produce
  • Hair Collections Franze Design
  • Inner West Social Enterprise
  • Inspirations Paint
  • James and Associates
  • Kimil Electronics
  • Mario’s Pizzeria (Croydon)
  • Meguid Business Services
  • OzAboriginal
  • Pure Gelato
  • R.M. Gregory
  • Ray White (Croydon)
  • Senior Football Club
  • Slumberland
  • Stone Max Tiles

Trivia Night Prize Donators:

  • Anaconda
  • ATop Education
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Break the Code
  • Brokenwood
  • Brown Brothers Wine
  • Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink
  • Classy Jewelers (Burwood Plaza)
  • CNR 58
  • Coles
  • Croydon Park Hotel
  • Dave Loew
  • Dendy Cinema (Newtown)
  • Dollar Sweets
  • Dymocks
  • Enfield Produce
  • Enigma Room
  • Event Cinemas
  • Fitness First
  • Franze Events
  • Grand Terrace
  • Hallmark Australia
  • IGA Mortlake
  • Inspiration Paint
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Labocca
  • Lilly Pilly
  • Mancini Belfield
  • Mario’s Pizzeria
  • Mitch Gardner
  • Mortlake Beauty Salon
  • Mortlake Ocean Food
  • Northern Beaches Social Riders
  • NSW Art Gallery
  • Olive Kitchen
  • Paesani Restaurant
  • Palace Cinemas (Leichardt)
  • Pausanias Restaurant
  • Popcultcha
  • Premium Collectors
  • Pure Gelato
  • Reading Cinemas
  • Sangha’s Tandoori Palace Indian Restaurant
  • Scalon
  • The Skin Clinic
  • Sky High Trampoline
  • Sky Zone
  • Spa & Beyoung Clinic
  • Strathfield Bowling
  • Strike Bowling (Moore Park)
  • Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Upper Crust (Boulangerie)
  • Westfield
  • 14 Grams

Croydon Park Youth Committee – Trivia Night 2016

Need a photographer? Contact Andrew via the Youth Committee email and check out his pics below taken of students learning at ATOP Education:

– Christopher, our Technology tutor, teaching two students computer Coding.
– Djuang, our senior maths tutor, teaching three of our students mathematics.
– Iqra, one of our tutors, teaching two students English
– Chris, teaching a primary school student robotics.  This student also learns maths with us, where we teach both Singapore and Australian curriculum styles.
– Chris, teaching a student, who is studying computer science, coding and robotics.

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I’m Andrew Nguyen. I work in the Croydon Park Bakery, NG Hot bread, and I am Vietnamese. Why did I join the Croydon Park Youth Committee, you ask?

Back in 2008, I joined the Scouts in Bankstown. It was great fun which lead me to volunteering at the Children Festival that year. It was an opportunity that allowed me to help out through volunteer work.  It was fantastic, and I took many photos, a hobby of mine.

I have volunteered for the Children’s Festival for seven years now, which in turn saw me volunteer for the Croydon Park Festival in 2014. It was at the Croydon Park Festival that the initial spark for a Croydon Park Youth Committee would alight. And a few months later, a fellow volunteer and now friend, Rocky, would send me an email regarding a Croydon Park Youth Committee. I said yes!



Edward is a recent Business graduate from James Cook University currently interning at Westpac in the commercial banking department. In his down time he plays soccer for Dobroyd FC in the Sydney Amateur League. Edward was a volunteer during last year’s Croydon Park festival and was subsequently nominated to be a chamber board member, and then made a founding member of the youth committee. His passion is helping small to medium sized businesses succeed and as such found a calling with the Chamber. Originally from Papua New Guinea he hopes to return in the future to establish his own business.

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Marcella is a Sydney-based Media graduate. Qualified in Journalism and Communications you can often find her writing an article, interviewing an interesting character, or camera in hand, ready for a great shot. Marcella has been a volunteer photographer for the Croydon Park Business Chamber (CPBC) since mid 2013, and later took on social media duties for the CPBC. When the Chamber announced the birth of a Youth Committee for 2015, Marcella was instantly attracted to the idea of creating community awareness targeted at a younger audience.



Mel is currently studying Theology at a Bible College in Croydon. Qualified in International Community Development and Fine Arts, she will often be mingling with various multi-cultural groups in the inner-west – teaching English to Korean kids, dancing with South Asian mums or strumming to Farsi songs at church. Mel volunteered last year at the Croydon Park Street Festival and loved the community atmosphere. Passionate about creativity, youth and diversity she is enjoying being part of event planning on the YouthRockyRockyRocky

Rocky has recently completed his tertiary education graduating with a Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure from the University of Technology Sydney. His passion for creating memorable events has led him in his pursuit towards working with private and not-for-profit organisations like the Croydon Park Business Chamber. His involvement in the planning phases for the Experience Croydon Park! Festival last year has furthered his knowledge and understanding of working in an events team. The satisfaction and enjoyment gained from working alongside the CPBC in creating events has led to his continual link and eventual entry to the Youth Committee. Outside of work his interest includes dance and music with a particular love for the hip hop/rap and rnb scene.

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