Women's Wellness Day

Women’s Wellness Day is a free event with the sole objective of celebrating of our local women. The aim of the event is to provide women with a day of rejuvenation and positive social interaction.

The day includes topical speakers, massage therapy, manicures, facials, demonstrations (such as depression management, healthy eating, relaxation techniques), refreshments and service providers on hand to discuss mental health and relationship issues. Health screenings and a variety of hands-on demonstrations will focus on overall well being and also raise awareness of services available to women in the area.

The day is an opportunity for women to relax and enjoy each other’s company in an open and safe environment.

2023

On Wednesday, the 18th October 2023 ladies from Miles and district came together for our annual Women’s Wellness Day at the Leichhardt Hall in Miles. Murilla Community Centre team and volunteers welcomed around 200 guests to celebrate our regional women.

Guest speaker Julie Cross moved everyone from big laughter to tears. Julie, who recently was awarded “2023 Keynote Speaker of the Year” spread her message loud and clear “Give yourself a sparkle.” “My sparkle is alive..and the sparkle is what you leave behind.” Her “Lucky me”message – transform the negative in the positive – made everyone think.

The hall was buzzing with happy and engaging women. The chitter chatter filled the room. Thanks to our main sponsors Senex and Jemema, Murilla Community Centre was able to once again spoil every attendee with a fresh and nourishing free lunch and a $40 voucher which can be used locally to treat yourself.

The event went on with a upbeat fashion parade by Lisa Kennedy Collections. Lisa showedcased the current summer trends with the help of her gorgeous local friends who became models for the day.

It was followed by short presentations from Senex and Jemena representatives. Trevor and Amy inform the attendees about their current programs and gas developement.

Alicia Martin from “Find u r Wings” engaged guests into a laughter round and the event finished by drawing the lucky winners of the Multi Raffle Draw.

Murilla Community Centre Inc. would like to thank all sponsors, stallholders and volunteers for your support. Thank you to all attendees who make this event such a success. We are hoping to welcoming you again next year.

 

2022

7th Women’s Wellness Day was held on Wednesday, the 31.08.22. The morning fog didn’t hold back. Over 200 visitors including 25 stall holders attended this year’s celebration. Women from all walks of life and ages engaged and enjoyed a blissful day at the Leichhardt Hall in Miles. There were many opportunities to chat, exchange and shop.

As the event went on, the sun showed up as well and our guest speaker Benita Bensch from Moonie took the listeners on a journey of how to cultivate the best version of yourself, following her path of becoming a mother. Benita has many hats. 

 

Trevor Robertson Community Relations Managerfrom Senex, Steven Coughan from Jemena gave an update of current work status for the local work sites and ongoing community contributions, such as this event.

The yearly drawcard of Lisa Kennedy’s fashion show was another highlight. It was followed by QCWA Country Kitchen demonstration. 

The event’s final highlight was the drawing of the winner for the Multi draw raffle. Thanks to the sponsors and the kind donations of the stall holders, many went home with some great prizes. Proceeds will go towards next years Women’s Wellness Day event.

Murilla Community Centre would like to thank all attendees and stall holders as well as to the sponsors Senex, Jemena and Western Down Regional Council.

Thanks to their support Murilla Community Centre Inc. was able to organise the event and gift each attendee a $30 voucher to spend on the day or locally at any Miles business and all attendees also enjoyed a free lunch. 

2021

On Thursday 18th of March 2021 the Leichhardt Hall was buzzing with chatter and good vibes. Around 150 women attended the 6th Women’s Wellness Day, organised by the Murilla Community Centre to celebrate women from this district. Despite the current COVID-19 situation, everyone was excited to celebrate in a safe and supportive environment. 

The hall showcased an array of stalls, offering a wide range of shopping opportunities and some informative presentations.

This year’s guest speaker was founder of Emerge – Jen Shaw. 

Helen Wylie worked her magic as the M.C. of the day. Trevor Robertson, Government & Community Relations Manager from Senex informed the attendees about Senex and Jemena current work in the region and Lisa Kennedy held a fashion parade showcasing the newest trends.

We would like to thank all sponsors to name a few: Jemena, Senex, Good360, WDRC, Country Kitchen, R.M.Williams Publishing Pty Ltd, Graziher, Hand Heart& Pocket, …

Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope you all had a great time and we will see you next year again.

2019

Growing in size from previous years, the 2019 Women’s Wellness Day had around 250 attendees and 30 stall holders through the doors. The attendees were treated to two fantastic guest speakers, Jodi Wood and Janelle Burns, whose topical discussion focused on stress, eating well, personal experiences and emotional, physical and mental health and well being.

Various demonstrations were on offer including Road Warriors Vehicle Maintenance, Lisa Kennedy Collections Fashion Parade, CWA Cooking Demonstrations and Pilates with Rowena Gill.

The gorgeous Ludwig & Will Coffee Van provided guests with specialty coffee and exquisite drinks all day. A pack of mouth-watering biscuits was provided by Maces for morning tea along with a delicious lunch from Miles IGA.

The entire hall was thick with the scent of roses thanks to the donation from the Murilla Garden Club, Maureen Statham and Sharon Colley. How lovely it was to see them blooming in the middle of this drought. Thank-you to our sponsors Jemena, Senex, Spiecapag and Valmec because without their assistance, the event would not have been delivered to such a high standard.

2018

On 2018 Women’s Wellness Day was a day jammed packed with interesting speakers and demonstrations.

Basic car maintenance, health advice, fashion shows, inspiring speakers and adventures on the high seas!

There were many stalls to check out and the usual free lunch.

Once again ladies received a gift bag, a $20 voucher (to spend at the stalls on the day or a local business later) and a sample bottle of Browns Brothers wine. The 2018 event was once again a very successful day achieving its goal of pampering and social interaction for the women of Miles and surrounding areas.