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01

Mar
2015

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In Happenings
Lovely Bikes

By Gavin Bannerman

Kurilpa Swap

On 01, Mar 2015 | No Comments | In Happenings, Lovely Bikes | By Gavin Bannerman

It’s hard with weather – the price for not getting rain is sometimes scorching sun. The No Frills Bike Swap today certainly was on the warm side. Despite the heat, it was a great day. This was our first West End event and the first at this venue: the Kurilpa Community Childcare Centre. I’m biased, my son Vincent goes there, but I think the centre has a remarkable feel to it. It’s relaxed, it’s welcoming, it’s fun.

There was a big turn out – 22 stallholders and plenty more buyers – rolling throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. The sausages and iced coffees were a hit, the cakes hit their mark and water was in constant demand. How often do you get to set up a swap stall in a playground?

There were plenty of frames walking out with new owners, lots of transactions being made. It will be good to see how many new builds pop up at Pushies Galore in July as a result.

A big thank you to Kurilpa for letting us use their space, thank you to the sellers (particular Peter McLennan who drove up from Grafton) and thanks to everyone that came along to join in the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12

Feb
2015

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In Happenings

By Gavin Bannerman

Bike swap play date

On 12, Feb 2015 | 46 Comments | In Happenings | By Gavin Bannerman

It’s been a while since we organised a bike swap, so we thought we’d give people an opportunity to unload some goods. We’ve had swaps at food providers (Samios Foods, Coorparoo) and soccer clubs (Jack Speare park, home of the mighty Taringa Rovers.) Our venue this time round is a bit out of the ordinary.

Kurilpa Community Childcare Centre has been going since 1944, beginning as a result of the workforce demands placed on women during WWII. Located in West End, it has had thousands of little ones pass through its playgrounds. I’m a little biased (my 2-year-old son goes there) but Kurilpa is a very special place. You might have sampled some of their bake sale wares at last year’s Pushies Galore. The chocolate caramel slice is not to be missed.

The swap will take place in the centre’s carpark and we’ll open up the playground to give more space to sellers, buyers and kids of all ages.

Things will run much the same as usual. Here’s the low-down:

Date: Sunday, 1 March 2015

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Kurilpa Community Child Care, 136 Gray Road, West End

Cost: $5 for sellers, everyone else free

Food/drinks: coffee, sausage sizzle and cakes

Pre-register?: no just rock up

Is Pushies Galore still on?: Yes, this is just a swap. The full-on Pushies Galore event is on 12 July 2015 at Holland Park Bowls Club

 

Kurilpa’s carpark, with bike racks

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