Cumberland Council E-news 11 November 2016

Remembrance Day Commemorations in Cumberland
It is these inspiring souls who taught us bravery, ambition, resilience, persistence and loyalty. They truly signify what it means to be Australian. Although this day is mainly for the purpose of remembrance, reflection and appreciation it also creates a sense of pride within our nation, because to have these courageous Australians is to be bold and proud.
So wear your poppies with pride. Appreciate their sacrifices for this nation. Follow in their footsteps through persistence, endurance and resilience. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts and pay our respects to the men and women who served, their families and most importantly their courage to enlist to sustain our freedom. We will remember them, lest we forget.
Those were the touching words of Abeer Yassine, a local year 12 student who spoke at this year's Lidcombe RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Day Service. Administrator Viv May attended the service and placed a wreath on behalf of Cumberland in remembrance of the sacrifices of Australians in all armed conflicts.
There were also other Remembrance Day commemorations held around the local area. Interim General Manager Malcolm Ryan provided the main address at the Auburn RSL Sub Branch Memorial Service held at Auburn Memorial Park. Deputy General Manager of Corporate and Community, Maxine Kenyon represented Cumberland at a service held at Merrylands Memorial Park organised jointly by Merrylands East Public School and Merrylands RSL Sub Branch. 
Local Year 12 Student Abeer Yassine speaking at the Lidcombe RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Day Service

Flavours of Auburn 
New Cooking Classes and Food Tours

Use your love of food to connect to unique communities, cultures and people in Western Sydney! Get to try food you can't find in most of Sydney in the newest upcoming cooking classes and food tours.
At Ethiopian and Bengali Cooking classes join a group of local cooks, who share recipes and ingredients from their culture with a cosy class of ten participants. You will feel like you are in someone's home as you cook, chat and eat together.
Learn about the rich cultures of Auburn while strolling along the town centre with a local tour guide and experience the sounds of a hundred different mother tongues chatting in the coffee shops which line the footpath while sampling some of the most delicious food in Sydney.
To see upcoming classes and tours please click here.

Lifelong Learning
Get Fit, Learn a New Skill and Meet your Community!


Get moving in a Yoga or Zumba class, test your vocal chords in the community choir, knit with friends, learn to sew, grow food and much, much more with Lifelong learning, a wide ranging program of social, fitness and skill building classes.
See the full program and register here. 

Local Citizen of the Year Awards - Last chance to nominate!

Do you know someone special who has made an outstanding contribution locally? Nominate them for a Local Citizen of the Year Award! There are a number of categories to choose from including:
*         Citizen of the Year - For those aged 26 years and over.
*         Young Citizen of the Year - 12 years to 25 years.
*         Sports Person of the Year - For all ages
*         Community Event of the Year - Open to 'free' community events delivered in Cumberland during 2016.
To fill out a copy of the nomination form please click here.
The closing date for nominations is 14 November 2016. For information regarding the Awards process, please call 9735 1221.


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