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Boorowa Events and Information


Once again the Boorowa Show Committee can rest after another weekend with great weather and a very successful show. The Show was opened by local identity Esma Berry. 
Feature section was Cattle, concentrating on junior judges and paraders.  Maximum alpaca entries. Horse section was excellent.Championship Dog Show, sheep also on display and much more. The Pavillion was a fine display of colour and produce.  Some of the special attractions this year included Blue Mountains Reptile Awareness display and show; the Outback Stockman Lachlie Cossor had everyone talking. The Inaugural Working Dog Challenge was launched and expected to go on to bigger things to come for the Boorowa Show. Congratulations to the Boorowa Show Committee and all involved for their tireless efforts in once again putting on a splendid display.

Boorowa Show Society Flock Ewe Competition
The Winner of the Boorowa Show Society Flock Ewe Competition was announced at the Boorowa Show on Saturday. The top five in order or merit were announced as:

1st Place:    Bill Hurley “Öld Killanear” Boorowa
2nd: Place:  Dymock Agriculture “West Killanear” Boorowa
3rd Place:    Ben and Toyha Johnson “Somersby” Boorowa
4th Place:    AJ & LM Croker “Willowdale” Rugby
5th Place:    PC McGrath & Sons “Clearview” Boorowa

Joyce Mason Encouragement Award:  Ben & Toyha Johnson “Somersby” Boorowa
Springwaters Dual Purpose Award:  Bill Hurley “Öld Killanear” Boorowa
People’s Choice Award:  Dymock Agriculture “West Killanear” Boorowa

Boorowa Charity Bale Flock Ewe Fleece
1st: Place: Bill Hurley 
2nd Place: PC McGrath & Sons
3rd Place:  AJ & LM Croker

Boorowa Charity Bale Commercial Woolgrowers
1st Place:  D & L Humphrey
2nd:  D & M Gillespie

The day ran smoothly with twenty-four shearers

Boorowa Community Event Open event 
1st: Stephen Hogan
2nd: Josh Mills
3rd: Brent Armour

Intermediate Event                   
1st: Joe Fahey 
2nd: John Amey
3rd: Jessie Halls  

Senior Event  
1st:  Josh Davis 
2nd  Scott Halls 
3rd:  Scott Madden

Local Event
1st:  Brent Armour
2nd: Scott Halls
3rd: Jessie Halls

Learners Event
1st: Amy Cosgrove 
2nd: Elliott Southwell 
3rd:  Emily Pike 

Supreme Beef Exhibit: Began Hill

Friday, 17 March - Southern Tablelands Regional Flock Ewe Competition
The top two from the Flock Ewe Competition Bill Hurley and Dymock Agriculture are now eligible to go on to the Southern Tablelands Regional Flock Ewe competition which involves, Gunning, Crookwell, Taralga and Boorowa on Friday 17 March 2017. This year the competition will start in Boorowa, with the bus departing from the Courthouse Hotel at 7.00am and finishing in Crookwell for presentations that evening at the Crookwell Services Club at 7pm.   Bookings for dinner contact: Ally Horan on 0428 739 405.
Enquiries on Competition:  Rick Power 0437 131 925 or Tom Corkhill 0427 012 081.

Friday, 10 March 2017 – World Day of Prayer
A World Day of Prayer will be held at the Uniting Church at 2.30pm today with guest speaker Browyn Fickel. All churches in Boorowa will take part in the service followed by afternoon tea. Guest nation this year is the Phillipines. The M&D Choir will be performing. This Day of Prayer is celebrated in more than 170 countries across the world. Everyone welcome.

Friday, 10 March 2017 – Seniors Week Dinner Dance  - Cancelled
Seniors Dinner Dance in Boorowa has been cancelled due to numbers.

Sunday, 12 March 2017 – International Women’s Day
Our eleventh International Women’s Day will be held this Sunday 12th March at the Boorowa Ex-services Club in Pudman Street.  Our theme for 2017 is 
“Love, Loss and Loneliness”.  This is a full day’s program with a range of speakers including:

Ailsa Piper – “Grief – the Ultimate Makeover”
Writer, Director, Performer

Ailsa Piper is a story-teller, having worked for over thirty-five years as a writer, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster.  

In 2014, Ailsa Piper came to Boorowa to speak about how our Scars Tell Our Story. 
Less than two months later, Peter, her beloved husband, her true north of 27 years, died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage.  Ailsa’s world collapsed underneath her, and the one constant softness in her days was that soft grey cotton dress from Boorowa.  She wore it almost every day for eight months.

Now she is returning, to tell of how loss and grief made her over. The scar she bears is invisible, but it’s the biggest one of all.  It is also the most common and the most human.  Loss…….   Ailsa will tell us what she found on the long solitary road of her grief, and of how her mourning walks brought her home.

Kelly Eastwood – “A Food Journey through Billionaires on the High Seas, to Reality Contestants and a Little Farm in Tilba”
TV Food Producer, Chef and Food Stylist

Kelly wears many hats in the food industry and has had some amazing adventures.   Kelly has travelled the globe extensively cooking on private Yachts sailing the seas for some 16 years to working in the media industry on cooking shows such as Masterchef, 
My Kitchen Rules, Better Homes and Gardens, Destination Flavour to name a few. She will take you on a food journey through billionaires on the high seas, to reality contestants and a little farm in Tilba.  There has been plenty of love, loss and loneliness on the way, but her experiences have always come from following her heart, and she loves the voyage life has taken her on.  Kelly will share her story.

Sue Read – “Dealing with Challenging Life Experiences:  Finding Meaning through Loss”.   Psychologist, Life Unlimited Psychology
As well as her interests in people and psychology, Sue is a former elite athlete who has competed nationally and internationally in weightlifting, as well as athletics (discus and javelin) gaining several titles and records that still have not been broken!  Sue was also a member of the Australian National Women’s soccer team – the Matildas – and played as a Goal Keeper.  

Emotional resilience is in the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threat and distress – it is a person’s capacity to “bounce back” from difficult experiences.  Sue will explore the concept of resilience, especially responding and adapting to grief and loss.  She will share her knowledge as a Psychologist about what can help us adapt meaningfully to loss, as well as sharing her own personal story as an elite athlete.

Elissa Pirotta  – “Working in a Non-Traditional Trade and Surviving – 
Woman in a Man’s World”,  Valetta Projects

Elissa is one dynamic lady who has done everything from Interior Design to running her own Plumbing Company and teaches in the industry.  Elissa will talk about her involvement in the building and plumbing industries over the years, how her career has changed as has the industry around her, her love and the evolution of such an industry.  She will share her experiences of working in an industry which can leave you disheartened, lonely and unsure of the life choices you have made.  Working in a male dominated field can be challenging, Elissa will share her experiences and encourages women of any age to take the leap, she will share the misconceptions, both positive and negative that people may have about a male dominated field.

Charge:  $25 per head includes morning, afternoon tea and lunch
Bookings Essential:  Janene Hurley 02 6385 1330
Please bring along a cushion for your own comfort.
We just ask if you have booked in and for some reason are unable to attend if you could let us know as numbers are limited.

Wednesday, 15 March - Food Safety Training Workshop for Non-for Profit Groups
Hilltops Council are inviting members of Boorowa community and sporting groups to participate in a free Food Safety Training.  The training is open to all non-for-profit community groups within the Hilltops Council. To assist in the safe delivery of food to members of the community.
Training will cover:
Your obligations when preparing, storing and serving food;
Sources of food contamination;
How to setup a “Temporary Food Stall/BBQ Stall/Cake stall etc.
Food labelling requirements
Opportunities for people to ask questions in regard to food processing and handling.

Training will take place on:  Wednesday 15 March 2017 5.30-6.30pm.
Venue:  Hilltops Council – Boorowa Office, 6-8 Market Street, Boorowa
Further enquiries contact:  Hilltops Council - Glen Harper 0455 558 644  (Young Office); or Kaye Keefe 63 80 2034 – Boorowa Office 

Sunday, 26 March – Send Off “Country Education Pig Push”
Fundraiser for the Country Education Foundation Australia– this a fundraiser to raise awareness of the Country Education Foundation in assisting rural and regional students to extend their studies.  Boorowa to Orange over seven days. Send off from Pudman Street on Saturday 26 March. Donations welcome via website: Justin Fleming:  0429 820 389

Friday, 31 March & Saturday 1 April - Red Cross Fundraiser
The Boorowa/Rye Park Branch of the Red Cross will hold their fundraiser outside Boorowa IGA on Friday March 31 and Saturday 1 April.  In addition donation boxes are at various business houses around town.

Diary Dates

Sunday, 9 April – Songs of Hope
The M&D Society and Boorowa Balladeers will be presenting Songs of Hope to be held at 
St Patrick’s Church on Sunday 9 April at 2pm.
Admission by donation – Funds raised will be donated to Can-Assist.

Saturday, 8- Monday 10 April – Boorowa Bush Bash
The Boorowa Rotary Club will be holding their annual Boorowa Bush Bash from
 Saturday 8th April to Monday 10th April 2017.  An opportunity to pack up your 4WD/AWD and camping gear for an adventurous weekend of camping and exploration of the natural countryside and surrounding villages of Boorowa.
You do not have to be a serious camper, or 4WDer to join in – just a sense of humour and determination to have fun.  Itinerary includes:  

Saturday, 8th April 
Meet at 11am for a briefing session followed by lunch.  Travel to 1st camp site “Rosewood” shearing shed in Narrawa area for dinner, entertainment and fundraising auction.

Saturday, 9th April
Depart after a hearty breakfast for a tour of local countryside, some serious contemplation and lunch.  Arrive 2nd camp site for dinner and entertainment.

Monday, 10th April
Leisurely Sunday drive return to Boorowa for lunch and presentations.
Approximate 200kms over the weekend.

Qualified motor mechanic on duty for repairs. RSVP by 27th March.  
Cost:  $180 per person includes meals, entertainment and camp fees.  Children $150.
 Byo snacks and drinks
Further details and registration contact:  0428 622755 or email:

Saturday, 29 April – Millinery Workshop
A Millinery Workshop will be held on Saturday 29th April with Rachael Henson. 
The workshop will be held from 9am-5pm at the Boorowa Recreation Club.
Working with traditional materials and learn millinery techniques.
$160 per person including materials
Bookings:  0438 837 791

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - Boorowa Debutant Ball
The Deb Ball is on Saturday, 20 May 2017 and anyone interested to contact Jody Robinson on 0429 853 260. Let Jody know if you are interest or have any enquiries 

Contact Details

Melanie Ford - Economic Development and Tourism Officer - 6385 3962
Janene Hurley - Tourism Officer - 63851 330