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Community comes together for Karingal Karnivale

Families flocked to the Karingal Karnivale on March 14, with the all-inclusive fair bringing the community together for an evening of fun and festivities.

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Feathers fly at M~M2014 launch

Geelong Mayor Cr Darryn Lyons officially launched the M~M2014 on March 13 at Deakin's Waterfront Campus. Sporting an impressive set of wings made for the inaugural M~M event in 2009, Darryn set the scene for the unique event known as Geelong's 24 hour extreme Arts Walk alongside Parkour experts and a selection of community representatives.

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Douro Street marks a new dawn for Karingal

The countdown is on to the opening of the new Karingal Kommercial building, with construction expected to finish later this month, ready for staff and supported employees to move into in May.

It is an exciting period for the branch and will consolidate the three areas of operation it offers - business solutions, food services and environmental solutions.

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New SPINES group to look out for the carers

Two special guests helped helped launch the SPINES (SPinal Injury Networks Education and Support) carer support group, with London Paralympian Sam McIntosh and acclaimed singer Tim McCallum speaking about the crucial role that carers play.

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Living and Learning launched

Cooking a roast chicken, getting motivated to complete domestic tasks and learning what a balanced diet consists of - these are some of the goals that participants have set in the new Living and Learning course.

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A thirst to help

Following the launch of its Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong, leading food and beverage company Lion paid a rewarding visit to Karingal Kommercial.

Karingal BacLinks organised for a small team of people from Lion to participate in a hands-on experience with Karingal's business services branch on February 4, with 18 employees taking up the opportunity.

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Glowing reviews for Work...My Way project

You only have to hear Cassie Callander's thoughts to realise how successful the Work… My Way project was.

On February 27, Cassie was one of 14 females from Karingal Participate that took part in the program.

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Advance Care Planning: don't be afraid to Have the Conversation

Conversations about death and dying are often avoided but Karingal's ARCsupport is helping raise awareness of the important topic with its Advance Care Planning project.

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Media release - Girls try their hand at non-traditional trades

Cabinet making and joinery, plumbing, bricklaying, electrotechnology and horticulture are just some of the trades that girls from Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast schools will sample on Tuesday 1 April at the 2014 Girls' Big Day Out.



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Best Foot Forward Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 Partnered by BPW (Business and Professional Women Geelong), this project is aimed at women who are looking to return to the workforce after being long-term unemployed.
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