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For Service to her Community

Mirboo North resident, Judy Speedy, was named this week in the Australia Day Honour’s List.  She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division, in recognition of her service to the community of Mirboo North. Judy was very surprised to be nominated for this award.  “What I have done is not remarkable”, she…

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Community Foundation Office Resource – CFOR

   Almost one year ago, the Community Foundation moved into 96 Ridgway, a beautifully maintained wooden building on the main street in Mirboo North. This space has not only become home for the Community Foundation, but it has, as hoped, strengthened the visibility, accessibility and transparency of our organisation.   It…

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Sensory Room @ Mirboo North Primary School

  Sixteen years ago a group within the Mirboo North community, including some teachers, decided to establish the Chaplaincy Committee with the objective of providing counselling services to the students and school community of Mirboo North by way of a Chaplain.  In 2019 that organisation is still going strong in…

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History of the Community Foundation

At the Community Foundation we are very proud of our history and love to tell people about where we came from. It is a story of a self-reliant rural community that has not only survived but thrived when faced with a range of challenges.   It is also a story which…

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Out of Rounds Community Grants – Wednesday Warriors

  Out of Round Grants The Community Foundation has an annual Community Grants Program, which opens each September.  However it has always been a priority for the Community Foundation to be responsive to need and this year we have formalised a process whereby groups and organisations who need support outside of our…

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Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun – Mirboo North

Inaugural Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun, Mirboo North – by Rob Waycott    They ran, they jogged, they walked, all 297 of them, at the inaugural Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun held on Saturday morning, 27 April. Commencing at eight am, from behind the Grand Ridge Brewery, as well as…

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Mirboo North Art Show & Arty Gras Festival

  As Autumn’s beautiful colours settle on Mirboo North, the town comes alive with its annual celebration of the arts. Mother’s Day weekend is a fabulous time to visit and celebrate along with this vibrant community. In its 38th year, the Mirboo North Art Show has grown into one of…

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Mirboo North & District Vital Signs reveals its “Village of 100”

  Mirboo North & District Vital Signs reveals its “Village of 100” Supported by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation and the Mirboo North & District Community Bank® and led by an advisory committee of individuals representing our communities, the Mirboo North & District Vital Signs Project is gathering…

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Gaming – what’s excessive?

  If you are interested in considering how gaming impacts your kids and their family relationships, Mirboo North Secondary College is hosting a seminar for parents by Steve Dupon of the Institute of Games on Thursday 14th March between 7pm and 8.30pm. The Institute of Games promises an engaging proactive…

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Fundraising for the Mirboo North Pool Hits $888,000

As the summer pool season draws to a close the Friends of the Mirboo Northth Pool and the Community Foundation are excited to announce that fundraising for the long-awaited redevelopment of the Mirboo Nth Pool has reached $888,000. “During December and January there were some significant donations from community organisations…

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