A warm winter's welcome

Winter welcome stallholders included a range of health, well-being and fitness providers.

Winter welcome stallholders included a range of health, well-being and fitness providers.

THE Snowy-Monaro Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) hosted the 2014 Winter Welcome at the Jindabyne Bowling Club last Wednesday and the timing could not have been better, with staff and visitors filling up the mountains in response to a metre of fresh snow early in the week.

Sixteen stallholders representing a variety of organisations including NSW Health, Jindabyne Medical Practice, the Bushpigs/ Miss Piggies, Jindabyne Cycling Club, and emergency services connected with winter staff, new residents, visitors, and locals on Wednesday night. More than 100 people attended the event. They received valuable information about local health and well being services, as well as alcohol-free activities such as Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre's Tuesday games night and the CDAT's upcoming dodge ball competition at the Jindabyne Central School.

In addition, Snowy River Shire Council's Community and Youth Development Team launched the 2014 Little Black Book: A Survival Guide for Winter Staff at the event. General Manager Joseph Vescio was on hand to formally recognise Little Black Book sponsors, and re-emphasise the importance of the publication in the health and well-being of winter staff. Interested parties can procure Little Black Books from Council offices or by phoning Meghan Quinn (via Council) on 6451 1195. The Little Black Book is also available online and on your smartphone at SnowyBlackBook.com.

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