Connect to Your Community

By Bev Jordan
Riding for the Disabled, Friends of Bella Vista Farm, Hills Community Aid and the Castle Hill Players are just four of the diverse community groups who will be having information stands at the free Community Connect event at Castle Hill.

The market-stall style event has been organised by the Norwest Sunrise Rotary Club at the Harvey Lowe Pavilion Castle Hill on Sunday, March 20th to showcase the different groups operating in the Hills area and the variety of options to join or volunteer.

If walking or gardening interest you or working to help others, there will be options galore. There will also be a free coffee from The Hills Daily Grind plus a free sausage sizzle for attendees who can then browse the stalls and chat to people from various organisations in the area.

Community Connect is supported by Hills Shire Council and aims to break down the barriers of isolation and connect people with community groups who are making a difference.

Other groups attending include The Positive Vibes Foundation, The Hills Historical Society, Castle Hill Art Society and the Wanderers Bushwalking Club as well as BushCare volunteers and several service clubs.

President of Norwest Rotary Club Mercedes Durante urged local community groups to attend and get to know who is doing what.

“The involvement and relationships within the community is something we feel is incredibly important especially after two years of living in isolation because of COVID. This connection is ultimately good for people’s health and mental well-being.

WHAT: Community Connect
WHEN : Sunday March 20th 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Harvey Lowe Pavilion Castle Hill Showground
COST: Free
BOOK: To book a free ticket visit:

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