Step Up To Summer Activity

Publish Date: 18 December 2020

It’s time to get off the couch and factor in some fitness this summer as holiday festivities unfold!

We’ve moved from lockdown to liberation, so now is the time to slip on the sunnies, embrace the warmth and engage in some health based self-reclamation.

While the recent “Buloke Girls Can” program was a big winner for local women, similar principles apply to the gents to get up, get out and get fit, at a pace and level manageable to each individual.

The program was an initiative of the Buloke Shire Council and supported by VicHealth, Mallee Sports Assembly, Neighbourhood House and participating fitness instructors.

So now, whether it’s a self- generated program or a group gathering, taking charge of how we manage our fitness, and ultimately our health, is important in rural communities. And, it’s something we need to do more of!

 “Good health is important to all” said Buloke Mayor, Cr. Daryl Warren. “And the recent “Buloke Girls Can” program provided a great catalyst to get people active.

Council is focused on building healthy and active communities and it is initiatives such as this which help people bring fitness into their everyday lives.

“Our region is blessed with opportunities for everyone to get out, and get involved in multiple activities – from our beautiful lakes, through to our numerous sporting organisations.”

The positive feedback on the “Buloke Girls Can” initiative has circulated the message and now it’s time for everyone to take the challenge and join in!

A full list“Buloke Girls Can” prize winners is below and winners can phone or text Council’s Community Development Officer Darci Tierney on 0429 135 375 to arrange collection of their prizes. Congratulations everyone!


Private hour lesson –  Kilgarrin Performance Horses

2 x admit one and small popcorn vouchers – The Rex Theatre

Winner: Lizzy McGrath


Large potted plant – Kaktus Kazza

Lanyard – DRMallee Designs

Winner: Katelyn McIntyre

$50 voucher – Platter in the Paddock

2 x admit one and small popcorn vouchers – The Rex Theatre

Winner: Liz Riley


Picnic Basket – Marlbro House

2 x admit one and small popcorn vouchers – The Rex Theatre

Winner: Meghan Noonan


Biscuit Gift Box – Kookas Country Cookies

1 x Standard Consult – Central Mallee Osteopathy

Winner: Jessica Krause

Tea for Two – Nandaly Community Hotel

Set of Coasters – MandyV Acrylic & Resin Arts

Winner: Hayley Hogan


Small potted plant – Kaktus Kazza

$30 Voucher – The Boyz Café

Winner: Moira Sheahan


$100 Voucher – Little Wonders Photography

Hanging Diffuser – DRMallee Designs

Winner: Claire Cook


Gift Box – The Edge Sports Therapy

Pair of Earrings – MandyV Acrylic & Resin Arts

Winner: Joan Hardingham