Sutherland 2 Surf – 20th July 2014

The 43rd annual Brooks Caltex S2S Fun Run & Walk will take place on Sunday 20th July 2014.

The S2S kicks off at 8am sharp at the starting line on Flora Street, Sutherland (behind the Sutherland Entertainment Centre). Once the race has commenced, competitors will run/walk down Flora St along Clements Parade and up Hotham Rd to reach the Kingsway. Participants will then travel all the way down the Kingsway, along Elouera Rd and onto Mitchell Rd towards the NEW finish area at Don Lucas Reserve (Greenhills carpark).


Brooks Caltex Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run & Walk

Race Rules

  1. You must wear your own allocated chest bib tag; they are not transferable.
  2. There will be a “mat” timing both the start and finish, allowing for you to have an accurate net time. At the finish line you must cross the timing mats to ensure a time.
  3. Once you’ve passed the finish line please keep moving into the recovery area.
  4. The organiser reserves the right to reject or cancel any entry in the race at any time.
  5. Police requirements are that competitors stay in the left nearside lane along the route, and walkers are not to impede runners if overtaking. Traffic signals and directions must be obeyed unless otherwise directed by Police or Race Officials.
  6. No bikes, roller skates, skateboards or dogs allowed.
  7. As participants come out of Hotham Rd to turn into the Kingsway they must all immediately go to the left hand side of the Kingsway and keep on the left hand side all the way to Northies.
  8. Please consider the environment and use bins to dispose of any litter.

New finish line location

Road Closures
Roads between Sutherland and Cronulla will begin closing from 5:30am with a progressive re-opening of roads from 8:20am with all roads set to be open again by 10:30am. For more detailed information regarding the road closures click here.

Event bus transfers
Special event buses will depart from Cronulla High School to Sutherland before the event. The 1st bus departs at 6:30am and the last bus will depart at 7:15am. Buses will also depart from Cronulla High School to Sutherland after the race presentation and the last bus will leave at 11:00am. The cost is $4 per person per trip. Please contact Anne Caterson on 0417 236 113 for more information.

Best of luck to all participating!

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Southside Stories returns to The Brass Monkey

After the huge success of the first event hosted by Southside Stories in October 2012 with around 100 people in attendance at The Brass Monkey, they are back!

The next live storytelling show will take place again at The Brass Monkey on Wednesday 27th February 2013.

The theme of the next show is ‘Fear’ and there will be 8 storytellers sharing their true stories on stage accompanied by live music with ‘The Snakemen’ performing.

Tickets are now available for purchase at The Brass Monkey.

Southside Stories want to continue to work towards building a ‘Storytelling community’ in Southern Sydney and therefore of course need people willing to participate. If anyone is interested please contact Tate at

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Southside Stories: True Stories Told Live @ Brass Monkey

Southern Sydney’s first Live Storytelling series kicks off at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla on Wednesday 31st October.

The Art of Storytelling’s new event titled “Southside Stories” will expose a new audience to live Storytelling, where ‘True’ stories are told live on stage, as well as encourage new storytellers in the area who are keen to take on the challenge of sharing their most amazing and interesting experiences with an audience.

Sydney enjoys a thriving and successful live storytelling scene, but until now events have been run mainly in the city. Organiser Tate Ryan explains why he wanted to increase access to this kind of event:

“For years I have wanted to bring live storytelling out of the inner city and build a storytelling community in the South. We know that sharing personal experiences is a powerful way to draw communities together. The night represents a way for a wide range of stories from the community to be shared in a fun and engaging setting. It’s all about the audience connecting with the personal stories shared – people will laugh, cry and cringe as eight people relate true short stories from their lives. No notes, straight from the heart, honest stories from the crazy world we live in.”

So far the line up includes prized comedian and storyteller Alice Fraser to host the night; celebrated local boxer Ryan Waters; and a range of locals and Sydney siders from plumbers to scientists who have raised their hand to participate.

The response from individuals who want to participate and share a story on the night has been tremendous. However Tate is always keen to hear directly from anyone who feels that they have an interesting story to share or would like to know more about how they can get involved as a storyteller. You can email him at or at and on Facebook.

Tickets are now available for purchase from the Brass Monkey on (02) 9544 3844:

VENUE: The Brass Monkey (Live Music Restaurant)
ADDRESS: 115a Cronulla Street Cronulla 2230
BOOKINGS: (02) 9544 3844
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm

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5th May 2012: Garage Sale Trail

Ever held a garage sale before? Imagine holding one with your whole street or your entire neighbourhood! The Sutherland Shire Council is joining a new community project on Saturday May 5th at Cronulla, a Garage Sale Trail! Businesses are also invited to get involved by booking a table in the Mall and selling second hand items – visit Cronulla Beach CBD Management for more details.

Not sure what’s available for you? Click here to view the different categories for sale across Sydney including accessories, books, furniture and the unusual!

Why a Garage Sale Trail? It’s all about reducing waste going to landfill and bringing the community together.

About Garage Sale Trail? The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, community & creativity, allowing exchange of assets, resources and money super locally, almost within your own backyard (literally!) but with national scale. Basically it is a platform for anyone who wants to make money or raise money by connecting with their community. It’s about “using the Internet to get people off the Internet”

Last year’s results:

  • 72,586 items were redistributed across Australia (average of 45 items per garage sale)
  • Average amount made per sale day was $331
  • Average number of new neighbourhood connections made per garage sale was 6
  • Watch this video to see what went down at the 1st Garage Sale Trail in April

Visit or call council on 9710 5744 or 9710 5782 to register.

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Events in The Shire: Citizenship Ceremony + Fiesta In Flight!

The last few weekends have been spent at kid’s sport, bushwalking in the Royal National Park, and catching up on everything I’m too busy during the week to do (equal parts housework and sleep – boring but inevitable). There’s plenty to write about but my focus as guest blogger here at Beach & Bay is events.

I’m part of the event team at Sutherland Shire Council so I thought I’d share with you two events we’re currently working on. We do civic and community events and the first I’d like to chat about is our final Citizenship Ceremony for 2011, held this past Friday. This has got to be one of our top feel good events – everyone is happy, proud, keen, and ready to celebrate. Up to 500 people each year from all parts of the Shire become new citizens and it’s an honour to be part of the final steps of the journey.  The official proceedings includes some welcome speeches from the Mayor and local Federal and State MPs, Citizenship Pledges, and the absolute last part before becoming a citizen, the presentation of the official Certificate of Citizenship. It’s truly a great night.

If I was going to compare working on this event, which is relatively small, to working on say, Fiesta @ the Beach (Sunday 23 Oct) then I’d have to admit that my feet ache just as much the next day for this one as I know they will next Monday.  Neither compares with the day after Australia Day, but that’s a whole other story…

My main task at Fiesta @ the Beach will be as official event photographer (I’ll be wearing my council polo shirt so please say hi and smile). I’ve certainly lucked out for this event. As photographer I’ll have to visit each of the food stalls (I’m hungry just thinking about all the yummy international food). Then I’ll have to watch all the performances. I really like Celtic style music so I’m looking forward to The Third Wheel, an Irish trio. African drumming is always a good show and it’s going to be difficult taking photos of Rhythm Brazil while I’m tapping my feet. When I’m not doing all that, I’ll be forced to follow around the Bubble Skywalkers and take pics of them and their giant bubbles. Then there’s the parasol and kite-making, bungee jumping, and belly-dancing. I’m going to need more food after all that…

Ah, it’s a rough job, but somebody has to do it. I’m just glad it’s going to be me – sore feet on Monday and all!

Come visit the event team on Sunday 23 October for Fiesta @ the Beach. Dunningham Park, North Cronulla Beach – 10am to 3pm. Entertainment also includes Bollywood & Polynesian performers, Greek Dancers, Lion Dancers, a Martial Arts display and Carribean Soul at 2pm. Check out the full program at councils website ( or visit us at Facebook: Events in the Shire.
See you there!

To read Trish’s personal blog see HERE.

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Shopping in The Shire: Designer Fashion Markets

Hi everyone, I’m Trish and I’ll be guest blogging for awhile here at Beach and Bay. My area is events in the Shire with an emphasis on the Cronulla region. During the daylight hours I work in Events & Marketing at Sutherland Shire Council, but once the sun has slipped away I pull out my laptop and start writing. On weekends, I do the whole sporting thing with my family and try to get to an event or two in my spare time.

On Sunday just gone (also known as 25th September), I braved the rain and cold to drop in on the Designer Fashion Markets at Gymea Tradies (slightly outside the Cronulla Region, but not too far away). Now, here’s a civilised market; indoors with a cafe and plenty of seating in the next room. There’s also televisions supplied for watching sport and a bar or two if you’d prefer a glass of wine over coffee. Even the parking is under cover. Okay, the club is undergoing some major renovations and the back entry is definitely a construction site, but I didn’t let this tiny detail put me off.

I picked up my mum from Engadine, dragged along a daughter and off we went. Designer Fashion Markets can be found in the “dugout”. Stalls are set up around the room with half a dozen (or so) in the middle so you can work the room easily. It’s not overcrowded with stalls so each has plenty of room to show their wares, and some wonderful wares there are.

I’ve been to plenty of markets and worked at several more, and there’s always lots of jewellery. The ones at DFM stand out from the crowd. The designer’s have taken the current trends with beads and buttons, and added their own touch of flair: wooden cutout earrings on one stall with strands of leather and beads to buttons on the next that would be wasted on clothing. Another designer creates amazing strands of beads in fantastic colours and combinations.

Clothing was well presented with a trend toward vintage styling, feathers and flowers. The garments were mostly hand-made with beautiful prints and fabrics. I bought a lovely scarf and a gorgeous wrist-band (which I would love to describe for you but it’s a birthday gift… ). And the shoes! Slipper shoes that can be folded for easy storage (like in your handbag for a quick change) in lovely designs, and clip on accessories that can take an ordinary pair of heels to new heights. Bejewel or Flower your shoes – you’ll never wear the “same” pair twice (well, unless you really like your clip-ons, that is).

We needed a little rest after so we spent another half hour sipping coffee and watching the soccer…

All up, a well spent few hours browsing and shopping inside while the world poured rain outside. Visit Designer Fashion Markets on Facebook for updates.

Trish Anderson – The Readerless Writer

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Art In The Park Bundeena

I grew up in Bundeena and have a lot of love for the artistic community, natural beauty and inspirational characters you bump into every day. Although I’ve been an ex-Bundo for 3 years now, I make sure I attend Art In The Park every year – it’s a fantastic local event! One of the best art festivals in the Sutherland Shire, Art in The Park is spread over 3 days and features internationally known Bundeena & Maianbar artists (and trust me, there are many!).

ART IN THE PARK BUNDEENA – Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th of September

Friday Night: Opening Night at Bundeena School Hall. $20 entry, enjoy art, canapés and jazz music

Saturday 10am -4pm: Art show with over 60 participants. Only $2 entry and children get in free

Sunday 10am -4pm: Art show plus large market day. Pick up just about anything at these stalls; books, clothes, old and new, bric-a-brac, toys etc. There will also be kids entertainment, a children’s art show and food stalls.

Art in The Park is a great excuse to hop on the cute ferry from Cronulla and enjoy a family friendly day out. Plus it’s Bundeena Public School’s main fundraiser for the year so your money is going back into the community!

2011 Feature Artist: Sonja Karl

For more information see: Art in The Park Bundeena

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10 Things to Do in the Sutherland Shire

Is this winter weather keeping you firmly planted to the lounge? Get up, put on your shoes, and go do at least one of these things on this list!

  1. Go whale Watching at Cape Solander
  2. Catch a ferry to Bundeena and see the Bundeena/Maianbar Art Trail (first Sunday of the month)
  3. Join one of the Cronulla swimming clubs and go ocean swimming between 5am and 8am (we haven’t road tested this one just yet….)
  4. Visit the Hazelhurst Art Gallery in Gymea
  5. Play 10 pin bowling at Sylvania (at least its in-doors!)
  6. Visit the Brass Monkey Cronulla mid-week. There are always incredibly talented local and international bands playing week in and week out.
  7. Spoil yourself and eat at Summersalt restaurant in Cronulla on a clear night (Enjoy that view)
  8. Visit the Camelia Gardens in Caringbah and feed the ducks
  9. Play a round of golf at Kareela Golf Course
  10. Go for a bushwalk around Waterfall
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Northies Cronulla Movember Photos

Last Thursday Northies Cronulla held a fundraising gala event for Movember - (a month where men are encouraged to grow mo’s and raise money for Beyond Blue & The Prostate Cancer Foundation.) The night was great fun and the guys raised over $3000 for charity through generous donations and a huge raffle.

I took some photos for Northies – so here is a taste of some of the best looking mo’s and characters from the night.

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Movember @ Northies Cronulla

Next Thursday the 26th of November Northies Cronulla (cnr Elourea rd and The Kingsway) will be holding a massive Movember Gala night.

During the month of November men are encouraged to grow a mo and raise money and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Beyond Blue. (I think secretly men love the opportunity to look like a Mexican drug dealer or 70’s adult film star!).

Northies Cronulla raised over $2000 last year and aims to at least double this figure in 2009. Starting at 7pm and finishing up at midnight Northies will hold a best mo character competition, have stand up comedy, a Movember raffle, fundraising awards and live music.

Discounted $3 drinks will also be available to encourage you to spend more money on the raffle. It’s going to be a great night and I encourage locals to get down and show your support. I will be taking social photos on the night and can’t wait to see how all the mo’s have come along!

If you can’t make it down on the night please check out their fundraising support page and make a donation. It really is a great cause!

Visit here to donate.

Details: Thursday 26th November 7pm – 12 midnight

Movember at Northies

Movember at Northies

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