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2021 Kids Show Competitions

Our beloved Penola Show may have been cancelled for 2020 and 2021, but the kids of the Penola Coonawarra district can still participate in their favourite annual competitions. The Riddoch Business and Community Association is calling for entries for best lego, decorated biscuit, tallest weed, painting and photography. Entries open for 2-16 year olds.

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Get your kids to take ONE photo (adults may assist) of their fantastic entry and upload it below when the competition opens on September 27 for the community to see and enjoy. Tip: Creativity is encouraged! Entries must be received by 9pm on Thursday, November 4. Simply click on ‘Upload Photo’ to begin the process. Click on ‘Rules and Prizes’ to view the categories. If viewing from a mobile, click on the three-lined white menu button on the grey background to reach the competition menu.

All entries will be judged by our star line up of soon to be announced judges with competition winners being announced at our free community fun day to be held at Penola Primary School on Saturday, November 6. Find out more about the community fun day here. We can’t wait to see your entries! For any enquiries, or difficulties with uploading your entries, please email riddoch@penolacoonawarra.com

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You're invited to a casual information session with networking drinks this Wednesday, July 6 at Koonara 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

The RBCA is partnering with Adelaide-based organisation, Youth Opportunities/Generation Thrive, to deliver a personal leadership program for our community aimed at 15 - 35 year-olds. If you have young people in your life, you are a young person, or you have young employees we urge you to attend. Non-members are also welcome.

Recent research has indicated that young people now take three and a half years more to settle and develop the emotional and social skills required for success in the workplace compared to 30 years ago. Additionally, they are motivated differently, seek more connection to purpose, and are at the highest risk of acquiring mental health issues.

The Riddoch Leaders program will develop and enhance participants' social and emotional capabilities while increasing personal accountability, self-leadership, resilience, and well-being, which will better prepare our young people and adults for success in their personal and professional lives.

Generation Thrive has had terrific results with their program in the Tatiara region. One of Bordertown’s largest employers, Tatiara Truck and Trailer has put 17 staff members through several Generation Thrive programs after witnessing the difference the program made to their team and, ultimately, their business through happier employees, better communication, and retained staff.

Our community must invest in the next generation of business and community leaders. We'd love your support to make this happen.

Come along and hear what the program is all about while getting an update on the RBCA budget response.

For further information: https://penolacoonawarra.com/riddoch-leaders-program/

Generation Thrive: https://generationthrive.com.au/
As the mercury drops and the rain rolls in, there is one thing the #penola and #coonawarra region are preparing for this July 🍷

Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is back, with over 60 events to choose from in the jam-packed month-long program!

Indulge in exclusive wine tastings, degustation dinner events, long lunches, museum wine tastings, mulled wine and high tea sessions. All aim to showcase the breadth of beautiful wines, our emerging food credentials, and the warmth and hospitality that is so ... Coonawarra.

The whole month is packed full of different ways you can explore the magic of aged wines so make sure you plan your trip to enjoy what’s on offer! 

Beautiful vino snap, @missvino.sydney!

#CoonawarraCellarDwellers
Looks like Sunday lunch is sorted... The Royal Oak Hotel Penola have a new menu (as of Friday)! 

Have you popped in to check it out? Let us know below 👇👇

#royaloakpenola
When it comes to seriously delicious food, Pipers of Penola isn't playing around. 😍

You'll find this beautiful display of food on Sunday mornings. Prepared to get in quick, the good stuff doesn't stick around!

📍 Pipers of Penola