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Successful walking basketball program plays into overtimehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/successful-walking-basketball-program-plays-into-overtimeSuccessful walking basketball program plays into overtime2021-05-31T14:00:00Z
Hundreds of school children and players left in the lurch for weekshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/hundreds-of-school-children-and-players-left-in-the-lurch-for-weeksHundreds of school children and players left in the lurch for weeks2021-05-31T14:00:00Z
Power playspace for Paul Keating Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/power-playspace-for-paul-keating-parkPower playspace for Paul Keating Park2021-05-31T14:00:00Z
Polluter cops a triple whammy! Fined $330,000https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/polluter-cops-a-triple-whammy-fined-$330-000Polluter cops a triple whammy! Fined $330,0002021-05-30T14:00:00Z
Art sculpts connection during Reconciliation Weekhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/art-sculpts-connection-during-reconciliation-weekArt sculpts connection during Reconciliation Week2021-05-24T14:00:00Z
Not all heroes wear capeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/not-all-heroes-wear-capesNot all heroes wear capes2021-05-17T14:00:00Z
Thoughtless vandals tarnish weekend soccerhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/thoughtless-vandals-tarnish-weekend-soccerThoughtless vandals tarnish weekend soccer2021-05-17T14:00:00Z
Save our parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/save-our-parkSave our park2021-05-10T14:00:00Z
Walk safely to school dayhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/walk-safely-to-school-dayWalk safely to school day2021-05-10T14:00:00Z
CBCity to provide more support for youth mental healthhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-to-provide-more-support-for-youth-mental-healthCBCity to provide more support for youth mental health2021-05-10T14:00:00Z
Serial killer not welcome in my cityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/serial-killer-not-welcome-in-my-citySerial killer not welcome in my city2021-05-06T14:00:00Z
New fitness program to nurture healthy minds and bodieshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-fitness-program-to-nurture-healthy-minds-and-bodiesNew fitness program to nurture healthy minds and bodies2021-05-02T14:00:00Z
Making friends by sharing food scrapshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/making-friends-by-sharing-food-scrapsMaking friends by sharing food scraps2021-05-02T14:00:00Z
Eat global, visit local this Ramadanhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/eat-global-visit-local-this-ramadanEat global, visit local this Ramadan2021-04-25T14:00:00Z
Work starts on Canterbury Town Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/work-starts-on-canterbury-town-centreWork starts on Canterbury Town Centre2021-04-19T14:00:00Z
CBCity's Youth Week bigger and better than everhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcitys-youth-week-bigger-and-better-than-everCBCity's Youth Week bigger and better than ever2021-04-19T14:00:00Z
Join Bert in Honouring Local ANZAC Heroeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/join-bert-in-honouring-local-anzac-heroesJoin Bert in Honouring Local ANZAC Heroes2021-04-19T14:00:00Z
Iconic cannon restoredhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/iconic-cannon-restoredIconic cannon restored2021-04-19T14:00:00Z
Ramadan Mubarak Canterbury-Bankstown!https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ramadan-mubarak-canterbury-bankstownRamadan Mubarak Canterbury-Bankstown!2021-04-11T14:00:00Z
School holiday programs connecting generationshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/school-holiday-programs-connecting-generationsSchool holiday programs connecting generations2021-03-29T13:00:00Z
CBCity joins 'Stop Racism' Campaignhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-joins-stop-racism-campaignCBCity joins 'Stop Racism' Campaign2021-03-28T13:00:00Z
CBCity marks 200 years of Greek Independencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-marks-200-years-of-greek-independenceCBCity marks 200 years of Greek Independence2021-03-23T13:00:00Z
Late war hero's name forever immortalisedhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/late-war-heros-name-forever-imortalisedLate war hero's name forever immortalised2021-02-28T13:00:00Z
A big splash in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-big-splash-in-canterbury-bankstownA big splash in Canterbury-Bankstown2021-02-25T13:00:00Z
New bin day means better servicehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-bin-day-means-better-serviceNew bin day means better service2021-02-14T13:00:00Z
Results of smart parking trial are inhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/results-of-smart-parking-trial-are-inResults of smart parking trial are in2021-02-08T13:00:00Z
A tribute to late sister city Mayor Lilliane Bradyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-tribute-to-late-sister-city-mayor-lilliane-bradyA tribute to late sister city Mayor Lilliane Brady2021-02-07T13:00:00Z
CBCity a hot topic at Boomtown! Summithttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-a-hot-topic-at-boomtown-summitCBCity a hot topic at Boomtown! Summit2020-12-14T13:00:00Z
Massive school holiday program in CBCityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/massive-school-holiday-program-in-cbcityMassive school holiday program in CBCity2020-12-14T13:00:00Z
One Rate System because we are one Cityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/one-rate-system-because-we-are-one-cityOne Rate System because we are one City2020-11-30T13:00:00Z

Not all heroes wear capes

Not all heroes wear capes A group of seemingly ordinary citizens is doing the extraordinary by unwittingly touching many lives through their selfless acts of volunteering. Yes A group of seemingly ordinary citizens is doing the extraordinary by unwittingly touching many lives through their selfless acts of volunteering. News and Updates; Media Releases
A grandmother and granddaughter volunteering for Meals on Wheels

A group of seemingly ordinary citizens is doing the extraordinary by unwittingly touching many lives through their selfless acts of volunteering.

As part of National Volunteers Week, CBCity is saying thank you to its volunteers who give their time to deliver essential services to those in the community who need it most.

Today (Wednesday), Canterbury-Bankstown will be hosting its 55th Canterbury-Bankstown Meals on Wheels Volunteer Awards, where more than 40 people will be acknowledged for their service.

“This is a fantastic achievement by members of our community who put others first,” said Mayor Khal Asfour.

“Those we are honouring today have racked up an incredible 610 years of service for volunteering between them. These volunteers are our everyday heroes, and just remember not all heroes wear capes.”

Among those volunteers is Luisa Zanet, who is receiving an award for 20 years of service.

The 79-year-old Georges Hall grandmother is a Meals on Wheels volunteer with her granddaughter Kayla Kristen.

“You try to help others because maybe one day I might need it for myself,” Ms Zanet said.

“I love it… The meal recipients always say thank you very much and really appreciate it, they really do, and some even give me a hug. I feel really good.”

The intergenerational team are linked together by the strong bond between grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, after Ms Kristen’s “Nonna” introduced them to volunteering.

“I have learnt the world is so much greater than my own 'bubble',” Ms Kristen said.

“Rather than just focusing on myself, giving of our time and resources in volunteering is truly fulfilling work, particularly to those that are homebound and lonely, through the wonderful service of Meals on Wheels.

“Such a service, built around compassionate care for those in our local community, really captures what family is all about: putting others before ourselves.”

Mayor Asfour said he was proud of all the City’s volunteers and encouraged more people to consider giving back to help others in the community.

“We have so many volunteering opportunities to help others and I urge you all to volunteer, as we say thanks to those who help make our community better in big and small ways,” Mayor Asfour said.

See more volunteering opportunities and sign up at cb.city/volunteer


 26/05/2021 8:26 AM