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The tales and triumphs of
weight loss and lifestyle changes
in locals will be shared this Thurs-
day at the finale of the region's
prime health and well-being pro-
The official end to the program, led
by the Renmark Paringa Council, will
also award locals who participated in
the recent 10,000 step pedometer chal-
RiverLife project officer Stephanie
Coughlin said willing audience mem-
bers will share their experiences with
joining various fitness and lifestyle
groups over the past two-and-a-half
"We're going into the audience to
ask people to share their story if they
feel comfortable," she said.
"We will also launch the RiverLife
Healthy Cooking Journey, which is a
collection of easy and nutritious recipes
trialled throughout the program.
"The Renmark Hotel's chef will take
five of those recipes and showcase them
on the night for people to try."
Miss Coughlin said around 150 peo-
ple were expected to attend the event,
which will also provide a snapshot of
Over the past two-and-a-half years,
RiverLife has been fed over $560,000
in Federal Government funding, which
ceased in June.
"Just because the funding has ended
doesn't mean that RiverLife has," Miss
"We've already planned for Heather
Everingham to lead a historical walk
around the Renmark Cemetery on Mon-
day, October 27, and we're having a
community bike ride on October 25.
"We're very excited about where
RiverLife is going in the future."
The RiverLife finale will take place
at the Renmark Hotel's function room
on Thursday from 6.30pm.
RSVP before tomorrow to Stephanie
Coughlin on riverlife@renmarkparinga.
sa.gov.au or phone 8586 5745.
RiverLife's grand finale
Renmark Paringa Council will mark the end of health and well-being program
RiverLife with an official event in Renmark this Thursday night. Pictured is
RiverLife project officer Stephanie Coughlin preparing for the program's 10,000
step pedometer challenge earlier this year.
PHOTO: Will Slee
Renmark's first ever Mother's Day
Classic fun run and walk, held in May, has
raked in over $5500 to go towards breast
Nearly 300 participants from across the Riv-
erland and Adelaide walked 1km or 2km or
ran 6km along the Renmark river front to raise
funds for the National Breast Cancer Founda-
Event organiser Ruth Strout congratulated
participants and spectators of the event, which
is planned to return next year.
"Everyone in Renmark who walked, ran,
raised money, cheered or volunteered -- this
result is thanks to you all," she said.
Mother's Day Classic national chair Louise
Davidson said the money would have a "real
impact" on survival statistics.
"While cancer continues to touch the lives of
so many Australians, we need to continue our
efforts," she said.
Renmark joined 87 other regional towns
across the state in holding a Mother's Day Clas-
sic fun run and walk this year.
First ever mum's run hits jackpot
More than 300 participants of Renmark's Mother's Day Classic, held in May, raised over
$5500 for breast cancer research.
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
By PAMELA PERRE
Renmark High School
principal Orio Denti says it
is "absolutely critical" that
local motorists slow down
and watch out for students,
following the start of term
Mr Denti said many high
school, primary school and
pre-school students walked to
school, and urged drivers to be
"We encourage young
people to exercise and walk,
or ride their scooters, skate-
boards, or bikes to school," he
"So it's important that all
road users, particularly those
in motor vehicles, are aware
of other more vulnerable road
"Especially in peak times
around opening and closing of
State Minister for Road
Safety Tony Piccolo said
it was "crucial" motorists
road rules at all times and
urged them to be extra vigilant
with school back in session.
"Everyone should remain
attentive and prepare for the
unexpected as our children
make their way to school," he
"With the joy and excite-
ment of returning and seeing
their friends after the mid-year
break, children's attention can
"Please ensure that young
passengers use the footpath
side car door and that younger
children hold an adult's hand
whilst crossing the road.
"Speeding and not paying
attention around schools puts
the lives of young children and
their parents at serious risk."
Mr Piccolo strongly
reminded motorists to be
patient when travelling to
school, around school drop-
offs and pick-ups areas.
"Use the kiss and drop
zones wherever possible," he
"Pay attention to the sig-
nage around schools -- respect
parking conditions to ensure
the safety of children.
"Make sure that that appro-
priate child restraints are fitted
and that all passengers' seat
are buckled before moving
off."For more informa-
tion visit the website
Slow down for students
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