Champion Chatter – December 2023

Resident Birthdays

Richard @ Lot 2, Ellen @ Lot 6, John @ Lot 17, Lee @ Lot 18, Jo @ Lot 20, Peter & Susan @ Lot 27, Ray @ Lot 48, David @ Lot 49, Neil @ Lot 81, Ann @ Lot 85, Eve @ Lot 87, Maureen @ Lot 92, Gordon @ Lot 95.

To our residents celebrating a December birthday we

celebrate with you and say  best wishes for a lovely day

enjoyed with loved ones and family members!!



Facts about Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

· The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw is the floral emblem of Western Australia since 1960.

· Flowers have no fragrance. And the furry flower and stalk can irritate skin and eyes on constant contact.

· Kangaroo Paws are pollinated by a variety of native birds, including honeyeaters and wattlebirds.

· The stalk of the plant is sturdy enough to perch birds that are attracted to its bright colours. The shape and position of the pollen-bearing anthers enable pollen to deposit on the perching birds.

· The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw only occurs naturally in southwest Western Australia. Found commonly around Shark Bay to Scott’s River and at Mt. Barker – Manjimup, along the Murchison River, Busselton, Lake Muir, and King’s Park near Perth.

· The Aboriginal people call Kangaroo Paw Nollamara or Kurulbrang or Yonga Marra in the local Nyoongar language. They use it in preparing traditional medicine and the plant is of considerable significance to them.

Quote of the Month

New Residents – Vivienne and David

Vivienne and David moved into the village mid October this year.

They are both originally from the UK. David from Bradford and Vivienne from Colne in Lancashire.

They met in Perth in August 1974 and married in November the same year. They have been married for 49 years and have 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren a boy and a girl. Their daughter and her family live in Queensland.

During David’s working life he was in the printing trade before moving into a profession in the spares department for motorcycles. He also worked as a volunteer for the local radio station Heritage FM which he thoroughly enjoyed for 8 years.

Vivienne was a Weaver in a cotton mill in the UK in her very earlier years and has undertaken a variety of jobs over her working career including working at the Perth Mint.

Now both retired Vivienne is a volunteer working for Silver Chain making memory books and tote bags to carry pumps etc for palliative care patients.

They both enjoy dancing at the Manning Bowling Club particularly Jive and Rock N Roll. Vivienne also continues to play darts in Kelmscott.

Over the years they have enjoyed cruising and travelling with Motorbike GPs to a variety of destinations. Next year they are hoping to travel more. On their particular bucket list is the very scenic location of Anchorage in Alaska.

A very warm and friendly welcome is extended to you both on behalf of all village residents and the management team.

Inaugural Village Fete

Well done to the social committee and special thanks to Tom Watson for conceptualising the vision and undertaking the task of implementation of Champion Lifestyles 1st fete held at the Village.

The day was a huge success with many reporting they look forward to the next one.

Community events of this nature take a lot of effort to bring to fruition and to all those that supported and helped we hope you enjoyed the day as much as all those that attended.

Staff day out – THANK YOU

Staff house boat afternoon

Some of our Champion Lakes team enjoyed a well deserved day out on the house boat in the month of November. It was time to give a little thanks back as we are so lucky to have such wonderful ladies working with us and we are so thankful for all that they do.

Xmas & New Year Dates to remember

Friday 1st Dec               – Village “Turning on of the Lights Night” across the village and communal areas.

Thursday 7th Dec         – Bingo 7pm at the lodge.

Friday 8th Dec     – Tradesperson xmas party 12-5pm at the lodge. 

Friday 22nd Dec  – Resident Christmas Roast Dinner at the Lodge. BYO Drinks. Pre-paid event.

Mon 25th Dec— Fri 12th Jan      – Office Christmas closure. 3 week break for staff. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…….

As we wind up the year for 2023 we wish all residents, their families and friends a very Merry Christmas filled with jolly, happiness and merriment over the festive period.

We look forward to sharing the xmas spirit from the month of December in our next newsletter edition, along with thanking those residents who so generously offer their time to bring Xmas to our Champion Lifestyle.

In the meantime though here is taste of the festivities being prepared by Jackie Watson assisted by a couple of others to adorn the Clubhouse in preparation of Friday’s “Turning on of the Village Lights”.

Just magical – absolutely magical!!!!

Rare re-sale opportunity

Re-sale opportunity has recently presented itself of Lot 40 within our Champion Lakes Lifestyle Village.

Centrally located and within close proximity to all clubhouse amenities this “Gardenia” design layout won’t last long.

Priced to sell at $389,000 it is on market and available immediately. We encourage you to contact Leah on 0417 783 147 to arrange a convenient time to come view this Villa sooner rather than later!!