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Welcome to the admin site of the Hills Creative Alliance
- we hope you find it useful,  any queries go to Contact Us or click here

The Hills Community Focus Friday Sessions 

are back in person - 10.30am at Olinda Community House


Join Zoom Meeting at 7pm Monday evening - it is the same link each week

Meeting ID: 881 1249 3436
Passcode: 972278


Hills Creative Alliance:

What's On and What We Are Working On (updated 21 / 10 / 22) :

HCA Community Focus Friday / Storm Stories sessions 

These weekly sessions are now back at Olinda Community House on Friday's from 10.30am - 12.00.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a catch up with hot drinks and cakes. 

St Michaels Church Hall is still open on Tuesdays and help yourself to groceries - every Tuesday from 1.00 - 4.00pm

'Community Focus Fridays' is a community led initiative,  initially called ’Storm Stories’, which has provided opportunities for folks affected by the June 2021 storm, to chat with friends over a cuppa and to tell their stories of the storm and the challenges they may still have.  

These weekly sessions started running at Olinda Community House on Friday's in April 2022, occasionally we move to Zoom if these are issues.

It has been suggested that to heal from trauma we need to tell our stories
over and over again to help us process and understand what happened and
move on ... and its also moving on to support the people who are still facing the challenges of rebuilding, moving on or coping with impact that Covid has had - this is a way to link with others and get some support. 

Also each week we have invited people who have been helping us after the storm, as well as local organisations / individuals with stories to tell. 

For more information and next speakers: click here 


Other activities:

The HCA 'Reflections of the Storm': Community Art Exhibition 
- is still on at Kawarra Gardens from 1.00 - 4.00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

'Reflections of the Storm': The Website
 with creative arts: painting, poetry, writing, stories and photos - is under construction WE NEED A WESITE DEVELOPER URGENTLY! Please contact us CLICK HERE 

'Reflections of the Storm'The Book
- well the plans are for photos, stories of the storm and the times after with poetry and creative art to be included in a short book - on sale for tourists and a gigger 'coffee table' book for the community.

'Stories of the Storm' The Archive' 

Latest idea with HCA wrking with MD Historical Society and the State Archives to collect the stories and safely archive them fr reference and for future generations. 


Happy Memories! 


‘The Hills’  Regrowth and Renewal - Free Community Festival  Sunday 17th July 2022      11.00 – 5.00    at Kalorama Oval

Recognising the anniversary of the Healing Ceremony
led by Murrundindi after the storm last October


Or call in any Tuesday at St Michael's Drop in sessions to have a chat .....

Come along if you can - or give us a call on 0412 970 050









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