We are excited to announce that Morton Road Skate park is open! Landscape works, including installation of lighting and turf, will continue around the edges of the skate park over the coming months.
The completion of the sprawling, family-friendly park—designed by world-leading skate park designers and builders, CONVIC—at Christie Downs’ Morton Road reserve, is the latest construction milestone for the $3.5 million Sports and Community Hub, due to open later this year.
With features suitable for all skill levels and riders, including skateboarders, BMXing, scooter, rollerskating and all other active wheeled sport disciplines, Mayor Erin Thompson says the park will be a “great tree-lined spot for families who’d simply like to come down and enjoy the action.”
This new skate park will be a ‘must go’ destination for all keen skaters across Adelaide, with work now turning to the multi-use tennis and netball courts, the junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecues, basketball half-court, irrigated lawns and public toilets.
Roger Rasheed, Founder of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation, who partnered with the State Government to deliver this live-changing hub said;
“I can’t wait to see this hub becoming a go-to haven for local families and a home for our Foundation’s life-changing sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds”
City of Onkaparinga are planning on holding an official opening towards the end of this year once construction of the wider reserve works are completed and in the meantime, is asking for public’s help to formally name Morton Road Reserve.
Head to council’s Your Say page to suggest a name before Monday 12 April:
Adelaide Food Fringe releases full program | 100 events across South Australia
After a COVID cancelled first attempt in 2020, SA’s newest 100% open-access food and drink festival, the Adelaide Food Fringe, today announced its second shot at an inaugural festival, with a program boasting more than 100 events across South Australia over 9 days from Friday the 7th of May to Sunday 16 May.
Showcasing SA’s Foodie Culture
Celebrating and supporting food and beverage businesses, communities and Foodbank (who receive 10% of all net registration fees collected) the new festival presents South Australia’s food and drink culture in a program of registered events including special dinners, cultural celebrations, picnics, festivals, exhibitions, talks, cooking classes, wine, gin, beer tastings, tours, food trails, vegan events, breakfasts, future food explorations, music and much more.
Women of Influence Lunch
The festival kicks off with Foodbank SA’s ‘Women of Influence’ lunch on Friday 7 May featuring Senator Penny Wong, Ali Clarke, Leah Itsines and Jessica Wishart with all proceeds of the event going to support Foodbank SA’s mission to end hunger in SA.
Indigenous Food Stories
With 18 different nation’s cuisines and culture represented in the program in dozens of dinners, cooking classes, demonstrations, masterclasses and experiences, another talk event at the Hawke Centre, ‘From Bush Food to Banjaan Borani – Food, Family and History on a Plate’ underlines the new festival’s cultural diversity by exploring migrant and indigenous food stories and how they inform identity and connection to heritage, home and country. Panel members include Durkhanai Ayubi, (Parwana Afghan Kitchen), Cordelia Claye, (Elder, Sierra Leone Women’s Association of SA), George Georgiadis, (Managing Director, Never Never Distilling), Mark Koolmatrie, (Owner, Tribal Expertise Facility and Chairperson, State Aboriginal Heritage Committee – SA) and Ines Patritti, (Director, Patritti Wines).
Walkerville Council extends this theme with a brilliant event featuring Something Wild’s Daniel Motlop hosting an interactive masterclass about the origin and culture behind Indigenous food.
Choose your own Vegan Adventure
Vegan events and businesses are well represented with a ‘choose your own vegan adventure’ Food trail – the Green Brick Road, a Latin inspired vegan fiesta at Hispanic Mechanic, a vegustation dinner at Francesco’s Osteria and plant-based cooking classes.
Future of Food
In the city, there are options a plenty with Post Dining’s fascinating Future Food workshop at the Joinery for adults and kids to discover and taste what we might be eating in 2050, Borsa Pasta Cucina’s offering free Agnolotti demonstrations, Yiassou George’s big Greek Dinner, Chianti’s Giro d’Italia feast and East Terrace Russian restaurant Siberia hosting a Suckling Pig Sunday event.
Other Events Include
Italian Islands feast and firepit masterclass
Beer mug pottery class
Pizza and Popsicles
Brunch at The Port
Cheese Pairing Masterclass
French wine and cheese event
Cheese making classes with Udder Delights
International Pub Week
The program also has a plethora of free, family friendly, not for profit and community events across the state, including events by the CWA, a community picnic at Aldinga Beach by The Food Embassy Inc, Hayes Honey open Day, Food Secrets at the Green in Norwood, Latvian Society Social Club baking classes in Wayville and many more.
Adelaide Food Fringe Director, Vic Pisani, said he is ecstatic by the level of interest in the festival considering last year’s Adelaide Food Fringe was derailed by COVID-19.
“As for the line-up, it’s truly a festival for the people by the people as it’s 100% curated by your locals and friends that registered their events and ideas. There’s a massive variety of events on offer right across the state, and I know it’s a festival director cliché but there’s honestly something for everyone of any age, interest and budget. Like all great festivals in this State I encourage people to get the most out of our program by trying something they love as well as experiencing something new.”
On Saturday 13 March, just over 750 guests enjoyed a night at the Adelaide Convention Centre for the ANZ Community Ball.
Raising over $318,000 for the Jodi Lee Foundation, Hutt Street Centre, Childhood Cancer Association and other charities, guests indulged in local SA wines and delicious food, with entertainment from James Morrison and his Motown band.
Check out some of the snaps from the special night.
Who’s ready for Round 3 of the Great State Voucher?!
The third round of the Great State Vouchers will offer $50, $100 and $200 vouchers for use on participating hosted tours and experiences, with around 500 operators expected to register.
The vouchers will be available after the peak Easter and April school holiday period and will be bookable seven days a week, including Saturdays and the July school holidays.
Specifically targeting at hosted tours and experience operators
Following the success of the first two rounds of the Great State Voucher program, the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) will launch a third round of vouchers to stimulate visitor expenditure, targeted specifically at hosted tours and experience operators in South Australia.
The program will shine a light on the incredible experiences available across the state, and the local experts and guides which deliver them. It is an important tourism stimulus package, designed to boost a sector hit hard by the downturn in international and interstate visitation.
500 experiences expected to be available
The ‘Great State Experiences Voucher’ program will provide $50, $100 and $200 vouchers for use on participating hosted tours and experiences across South Australia. Around 500 experiences are expected to be available for the discount, from shark-cage diving and swimming with sealions, to helicopter and mountain bike tours, guided food and wine trails, and hosted wildlife experiences.
Launching after the peak Easter period
The Great State Experiences Voucher will launch after the peak tourism Easter and April school holiday period in late April 2021 for travel during the cooler months and will be bookable seven days a week including Saturdays and the July school holidays to boost the traditionally quieter winter period and give consumers plenty of choice and availability.
It will be open to all South Australians over the age of 18. A limited number of vouchers will be available for some interstate.
Details about when and how to obtain a voucher, will be available soon.
Dr Gemma Munro and Taryn Brumfitt helping women embrace a radically vibrant life
Long-time friends and global leaders Dr Gemma Munro (award-winning business leader, performance psychologist & speaker), and Taryn Brumfitt (acclaimed filmmaker, best-selling author & body image advocate) have teamed up once again with the mission to positively impact thousands of women via an online injection of sparkle, joy and adventure.
Embrace x Radical Vibrancy
Embrace x Radical Vibrancy is the second online initiative for the dynamic duo, having released the ‘Unstoppable’ program in 2014. Whilst ‘Unstoppable’ helped thousands of women in every continent of the world (except Antarctica!), life certainly didn’t stop for either of the Founders.
Within three short years, the two had to navigate divorces, house moves, business sales, getting back on the dating scene, new lovers, new partners, new careers…and more.
Emerging from the darkest of nights into glorious sunshine in the most-fiercest kick-arse way possible, the two are ready to bring their messages and learnings once again to women wanting to make a notable change to their lives.
5-day program aimed at making transformational change
Aimed at turning the unsure, unmotivated and unclear into inspired, motivated and clear, the 5-day program will be delivered in a such way that provides participants with the direction, tools, encouragement and support needed to make the transformational change – with the unique sparkle of Gem & Taz integrated throughout!
“Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than undergoing a program on personal transformation and having to listen to someone who hasn’t experienced the pitfalls and hardships of life first-hand,” says Taryn Brumfitt.
“I’m pretty confident that between the two of us, we have experienced pretty much everything…and trust me when I say, we don’t always do it with ease and grace – it is raw, ugly and absolutely heart-breaking but breathtakingly beautiful at the same time” Taryn adds.
“And whilst we are able to talk from personal experience,” says Dr Munro, “We are also leaders in our respective fields…we’ve walked the walk, and we know the topics we cover inside out and back to front.”
“We want people to get clear and inspired about the life they’re creating. To feel empowered with the tools and know-how to make that life, a daily reality. We love this work. Helping others to create a life that lights them up is what lights us up”.
By the end of Embrace x Radical Vibrancy, you will have:
A clear way forward to a life that lights you up
A toolkit to move past fear and doubt
The courage to hop into the driver’s seat and become the creator of your life
The strength and practical know-how to let go of the stories and beliefs that hold you back
A sense of trust that the universe has your back
A whole lot more pleasure and fun!
A journey to a radically vibrant life
For a small investment of $69, Embrace x Radical Vibrancy participants will gain life-time access to a series of videos, journals and potent shots of inspiration to help them with their journey to obtain a life they secretly have dreamt of, and a radically vibrant life at that.
With the program officially launching today, willing participants are able to gain access to the program via their website:
Peter Rabbit 2 is bounding into cinemas in time for Easter!
Australian audiences will be the first to see the highly anticipated adventure when Peter Rabbit 2 hits cinemas from March 25!
Peter Rabbit, that cheeky little loveable rogue, is BACK! Finally we’ll be able to see the much awaited sequel to Peter Rabbit in cinemas, and just in time for Easter!
Peter Rabbit 2
Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit Executive Producers: Doug Belgrad, Jodi Hildebrand, Catherine Bishop, Emma Topping, Thomas Merrington, Jonathan Hludzinski Written by: Will Gluck & Patrick Burleigh Producers: Will Gluck, Zareh Nalbandian Director: Will Gluck
Based on the Characters and Tales of “Peter Rabbit” by: Beatrix Potter