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Celebrating Our Community
The Coromandel Community Centre is a hub for community activities engaging local residents and those from surrounding areas. The Centre hosts art, fitness and well-being programs, personal development courses, community groups and organisations, playgroups and children’s programs, working closely with residents, council, local schools and community groups to meet the needs of the community.
The Coromandel Community Centre is a non-profit organisation run by a Board of Management comprised of interested volunteers from the community. The Committee meets regularly to discuss and make decisions concerning the Centre.
The Centre is an example to other community organisations with the development of a Volunteer Program ensuring that volunteers receive the training and recognition to successfully support the Centre as well as to reach their personal potential.
The Centre is available to hire for family events, group events, organisational training and meetings on a regular schedule or for one off events.
After extensive lobbying by families and established playgroups in the Coromandel Valley area for a Community Centre, negotiations commenced with the City of Happy Valley council to construct a building at the Weymouth Oval. The Building was opened in 1991.
The first users of the Centre were Playgroups, Nursing Mothers and a group called LEGS (Ladies evening get-togethers).
The Centre became an incorporated body in 1997. With volunteers as office administrators, program co-ordinators and tutors, the Centre has been successful in obtaining grants from numerous sources including Local, State and Federal Government and agencies to run low cost, family friendly festivals and events regularly throughout the year.
In 2007 the Centre had an extension including an activity room and decking area overlooking the picturesque Weymouth Oval.
Centre Activities and Events
The scope of the programs fostered and delivered by the Centre has been enormous, from activites to promote a healthy lifestyle such as adult fitness classes & movement classes for young children; exercising the brain with Bridge, or Mahjong, or developing an artistic side, with both children's and adult art classes, or a teen class using social media. Connections with our community are at the forefront at special winter soup lunches, inter-generational events that aim to bring our retired and older community together with children from local schools.
Special events over the year have seen activities as diverse as Come ’n’ Try sports days, and Sensory Stations, a messy interactive program for pre-school families. Our annual summer outdoor movie night, catering especially for families is always a success, while Youth Notes was a rewarding night for young performers in conjunction with the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.