There are so many things for you and your family to see and do in and around the picturesque Shire of Collie. Search for events that interest you by using the categories to filter the calendar, or navigate to the dates that suit you, or subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, Whispers from the Valley, to get events delivered straight to your inbox. Email whispers@collierivervalley.com.au to find out how to promote your event.
Dec
16
Sat
2017
Collie Christmas Pageant and Markets @ Central Park
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Collie Christmas Pageant and Markets @ Central Park | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

Join in the fun and excitement of Christmas at the Collie Christmas Pageant.

This is a major event in the Collie social calendar, starting at 1pm with a variety of markets and street entertainment, bouncy castles, face painting, rides and sideshows, followed by the iconic Christmas Pageant Parade at 6-7pm.

There will be heaps of entertainment for all with Christmas Carols and busking during the afternoon and street pageant, Top of the Stairs Puppetry, Kite Kinetics, ladybird Fairies and Green Dragon, The Bizircus Flaming Idiots, and Super Beings Stilt Walkers, The Rad Rock stunt jump, climbing wall and ropes course.

Entertainment and markets continue until 9pm, followed by a community concert with group The Sibdividers in the Music Shell from 8pm – 10.30pm.

The Pageant themes celebrate old-time and family values. Santa is very much a part of the evening, participating in the Parade in his sleigh, and posing for photographs with children in his Grotto from 4pm.

The Collie Christmas Pageant is an alcohol-free event.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Goods Shed Markets @ Goods Shed
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The “shed” was once the bustling heart of the town, where the steam trains of old pulled right in to unload their cargo. One of the features of the building are the massive jarrah beams of a size that are rarely seen today.

Browse around the many stalls of cakes, books, plants, crafts, fruit, cakes, sheep manure, etc.

View the railway interpretive display in the ticket office or enjoy morning tea in the “Coach Café”, a restored dining car.

 

Nine & Dine @ Collie Golf Club
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Nine & Dine @ Collie Golf Club | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

Grab some golfing buddies and enjoy 9 holes of golf followed by a meal, or simply come out for a ‘sesh’ with the mates or family. It’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with yummy food and a fun afternoon/night out with the family. Everyone is welcome!!

There will be a free bouncy castle and activities for the kids with plenty of room to use up some energy.  (Don’t forget bathers and towel for the hot evenings).

The kitchen will be serving pork ribs, hamburger or fish with chips (all served with salad), and there’s nuggets for the kids. The kitchen closes at 7.45pm.

Great facilities inside the clubhouse with fully licenced bar or you can relax on the deck.

Bar opens 2:30pm and the kitchen is open from 5:30pm for dinner.

$18 – 9 holes with meal

$12 – meal only

Kids under 10 free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Collie Swimming Pool Fun Day @ Collie Miner's Memorial Swimming Pool
Dec 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Collie Swimming Club are hosting a massive fun day and  will be serving up food throughout the day.

They will have a sausage sizzle for $2.00, Hotdogs for $4.00 and hot chips for $4.00 so go on down and enjoy the day with your family.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Social Cycling @ Crank'n Cycles
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm

Whether you are experienced, semi-experienced or beginner there’s a variety of rides, with both road and mountain bike cyclists catered for. Join the groups departing from Crank’n Cycles store on Steere Street.

Road bikes leave at 7.00am for a 30km road ride on Saturday mornings.

GROUP MTB RIDE leaves at 3pm (suitable for “semi-experienced” beginners to fitter riders) Saturday afternoon and 6pm Wednesday evening.

Bikes must be in good working order and have a head lamp/light and riders must wear helmets.

Crank’n Cycles hire bikes if you would like to join one of the groups but don’t have a bike as yet. Contact the store directly for availability and prices.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Friday Night Sundowners @ Federal Hotel
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There is nothing like a drink with friends at the end of a busy working week.

Why not meet at the Federal, sit in the beer garden and relax.  There are fire pits if it’s a bit chilly, a lounge area and picnic tables on the grassed area.

With $8 pints and $5 per glass of wine or bubbly with complimentary nibblies, the Federal is the place to be this Friday night!

Kitchen opens at 6pm if you would like to stay for dinner.

Removing the Traces Opening Night @ Collie Art Gallery
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Removing the Traces Opening Night @ Collie Art Gallery | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

Join us for the opening of a very special selection of works from the collection of Janet Holmes a Court.

This exhibition presents intriguing aspects of south-west landscape from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. The works included individually demonstrate varying degrees and methods of abstraction e.g. ultra-simplification, gestural and expressive brushwork, flattening of the picture surface and saturated colour, whilst maintaining the formal principles of line, form, shape, value, movement and composition. The real subjects recede and the aesthetics become the dominant factors.

Within this abstract landscape of the exhibition, there are interjections of reality – ‘real’ trees and wildflowers. Important that these remain in the space as reminders because it seems to me that we are busy still doing our best to remove forests and flora as fast as industry and developers can manage it. Prudent to slow down and think about the reality we’ll be left with.

Also occurring occasionally in the exhibition are demonstrations of Aboriginal longstanding presence. Removing the traces of the reality of aboriginal presence and ownership of country was pretty easy to do under the legal mandate of terra nullius. This was followed up by forced dispossession, imprisonment, extermination, assimilation and suppression of truth. A deliberate and sustained abstraction of our history took place. We managed to remove all traces of a particular reality and maintained only the essentials of the history suited to our purposes. These days, ever so slowly, the reality of this history is being reconstituted.

The purpose of this exhibition is to share some significant and captivating abstract works from the collection, works representing the essence of land, forest and water. I hope I’ve created a calm and meditative space which gives room for reflection.

 

Sharon Tassicker

Collection and Exhibitions Manager

Janet Holmes a Court Collection

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Social Cycling @ Crank'n Cycles
Dec 23 @ 7:30 am

Whether you are experienced, semi-experienced or beginner there’s a variety of rides, with both road and mountain bike cyclists catered for. Join the groups departing from Crank’n Cycles store on Steere Street.

Road bikes leave at 7.00am for a 30km road ride on Saturday mornings.

GROUP MTB RIDE leaves at 3pm (suitable for “semi-experienced” beginners to fitter riders) Saturday afternoon and 6pm Wednesday evening.

Bikes must be in good working order and have a head lamp/light and riders must wear helmets.

Crank’n Cycles hire bikes if you would like to join one of the groups but don’t have a bike as yet. Contact the store directly for availability and prices.

Removing the Traces exhibition @ Collie Art Gallery
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Removing the Traces exhibition @ Collie Art Gallery | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

This exhibition presents intriguing aspects of south-west landscape from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. The works included individually demonstrate varying degrees and methods of abstraction e.g. ultra-simplification, gestural and expressive brushwork, flattening of the picture surface and saturated colour, whilst maintaining the formal principles of line, form, shape, value, movement and composition. The real subjects recede and the aesthetics become the dominant factors.

Within this abstract landscape of the exhibition, there are interjections of reality – ‘real’ trees and wildflowers. Important that these remain in the space as reminders because it seems to me that we are busy still doing our best to remove forests and flora as fast as industry and developers can manage it. Prudent to slow down and think about the reality we’ll be left with.

Also occurring occasionally in the exhibition are demonstrations of Aboriginal longstanding presence. Removing the traces of the reality of aboriginal presence and ownership of country was pretty easy to do under the legal mandate of terra nullius. This was followed up by forced dispossession, imprisonment, extermination, assimilation and suppression of truth. A deliberate and sustained abstraction of our history took place. We managed to remove all traces of a particular reality and maintained only the essentials of the history suited to our purposes. These days, ever so slowly, the reality of this history is being reconstituted.

The purpose of this exhibition is to share some significant and captivating abstract works from the collection, works representing the essence of land, forest and water. I hope I’ve created a calm and meditative space which gives room for reflection.

 

Sharon Tassicker

Collection and Exhibitions Manager

Janet Holmes a Court Collection

Dec
24
Sun
2017
Goods Shed Markets @ Goods Shed
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The “shed” was once the bustling heart of the town, where the steam trains of old pulled right in to unload their cargo. One of the features of the building are the massive jarrah beams of a size that are rarely seen today.

Browse around the many stalls of cakes, books, plants, crafts, fruit, cakes, sheep manure, etc.

View the railway interpretive display in the ticket office or enjoy morning tea in the “Coach Café”, a restored dining car.