Today Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, turned the key to open the newly revamped Gawler Civic Centre and the Library opened for business. GBA’s Angus and Janette were there to cover the event and capture some images of the new/old building.
Join the GBA Team at Apex Park this Saturday 15th of December at The Gawler Christmas Market and Sidewalk Sale. See you there!
GBA’s Annual Quiz Night on the 13th of October was a resounding success filled with fun, entertainment and trivia. Quiz masters Gerri & Eugenia ran the night perfectly with some fantastic prizes for the winners.
We also took this opportunity to honour our SACBA prize winners and to give an internal award to Barry Neylon for Volunteer of The Year.
Congratulations to the winners on the night as well as our award recipients. A big thank you to Gerri and Eugenia and everyone who attended and made it a brilliant night. Thank you also to our major sponsor Genesis Wines as well as everyone who donated prizes and helped behind the scenes to ensure this event was a success.
Tickets are now available for GBA’s 2018 Quiz Night! This year it will be held on Saturday the 13th of October at Zion Lutheran Hall in Gawler.
Our annual Quiz Night is always a fun night with our Quiz Masters, Gerri and Eugenia, providing the ultimate in Quiz Night experiences. Get in early and book your table!
The Gawler Show was held from the 24th to the 26th of August this year and was, as always, a resounding success. Cody Davies and Marilyn Simpson braved the sunshine and carried out some interviews for Gawler Broadcasting Association over the weekend.
Cody interviewed Abbie Ferris and "Boy 2" from The Boys about her new single and how much has changed since last Gawler Show:
Marilyn interviewed Patricia Dent OAM, the show committee president and discussed the mascot race, the crowds of people flocking to the show with the great weather and how so many people hard work to make it a great event. Listen to Marilyn's interview also at Gawler Event Watch.
The Gawler Broadcasting Association has won three runner-up Bilby Awards at the South Australian Annual Community Broadcasting dinner. "This is a big deal for us, since we're competing against every community radio station in the state", said GBA Chairperson Cody Davies. "Usually the awards get swept by huge city stations like Radio Adelaide and Life FM but we managed to hold our own as a new and small group."
Lisa Simmons won an award for her Miscellany Podcast in the "Can't Get Out of the Car" category, while Barry Neylon won an award for Best Interview, with a third award being won in the Community Engagement category for an event co-hosted by GBA and the Gawler Car Club.
If you're interested in listening to our award winning podcasts, you can hear Barry's interview with Raelene Benier here, listen to Lisa's episode of The Former Motorcyclist here and read all about Sedans, Snags and Stories, including the interesting interviews here.
Gawler Broadcasting Association once again hosted the opening night event of the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words 2018. Following the opening address by Gawler Mayor, Karen Redman, GBA President, Cody Davies, gave a brief presentation on podcasting and discussed the aims of the organisation. His talk was well received and has led to the creation of at least one new podcast. (Coming soon!!!)
The Silver Beat Rock Choir and Band were a huge hit at the Gawler Fringe on Saturday. When Bob Dylan composed "Blowin' in The Wind", I doubt he ever imagined a choir of seniors singing it .They did him proud! The choir meets at the Grenville Community Connections Hub, Playford Bvd. Elizabeth each week. The only condition for joining is that you must be over 65 years of age. They have a youtube channel.
The Mayor, Karen Redman, officially opened the Gawler Fringe on Friday evening. She then called on local MP, Tony Piccolo, to make an announcement. The S.A. Government is putting in 1 million dollars towards upgrading Walker Place. This will be matched by Gawler Council and includes the construction of a new toilet block in another location. The Mayor commended Ms Di Fraser for her ideas and vision.
Jack Buckskin, accompanied by his children, brought the Welcome to Country. He did this through song, talk and playing the didgeridoo .I managed to get a few words with him and his children.
Jack Buckskin with his children in the Kids Zone.
Gawler duo Tess and Jan form The Rickety Chicks. Marilyn caught up with them at the 2018 Gawler Fringe.
When popular Gawler resident, Basil Attwood turned ninety, there were two celebrations. One was private with family and one was held at Poetic Justice Café for his wider group of friends to attend.
Basil was born in Adelaide and moved to Redbanks in 1957. He worked as a clerk at Roseworthy College and bred Anglo-Nubian goats on his own property. He became an expert on the breed, judging at shows throughout Australia. He moved into Gawler in 2001.
Gerry Lloyd, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Gawler Health Service talks with Pru Hackwell about her career since 2001. She leaves her role at GHS on January 5th 2018 and this podcast is her personal reflection over the years.
Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia - While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.
The Hewett Centre has opened their kitchen to the community. Would you like to be a part of this? Marilyn talks with Viviana and Darlene.
Incidental Music : The Lights Galaxia - While She Sleeps BY,NC,ND.
The third annual Gawler Broadcasting Association "Local and Live" fundraiser kicked off to an impressive start on May 21st at the Prince Albert Hotel with Cody Davies launching the event. The musical event featured talented local artists, entertaining the crowd, and helping to fundraiser via raffle.
Musical group Getting Karma were first up, entertaining the crowd with catchy crowd-pleasing hits.
Abbie Ferris's powerful voice and strong stage presence were a massive hit.
Proud Sponsors of the event included the Prince Albert Hotel, graciously proving the venue for the fundraiser. Tony Piccolo, the Gawler Rec Centre, Poetic Justice Café, Russell and Karen Paterson, Joanne Hughes, B Music and Food Forest also provided significant contributions to the fundraising event.
Congratulations to all prize winners and an enormous thank you to sponsors and supporters of the GBA.
The Youth in Gawler, and around the State, standing tall and alert as honour guards of the ANZAC Legend have created their own ANZAC traditions and continue to honour and respect Australian service people in past conflicts.Read More
April 5th was the anniversary of the death of a remarkable Gawler citizen, E.H. Coombe. The anniversary of his death was marked with the launch the E.H. Coombe Walking Tour of Gawler Brochure in preparation for the May launch of the guided walks.Read More
We celebrate World Poetry Day with Equinox, written by local author and poet Alex RobertsonRead More
The Gawler Fringe continued on Saturday 4th March with an Artisans' Market at Apex Park during the day and a film in the evening. Marilyn talks with Natasha from Head Cred about her jewellery collection made from old tin plates and tea caddiesRead More
The Fringe came to Gawler this weekend. Check out our video gallery of interviews and performances at the 2017 Gawler Fringe Opening!Read More