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Ellenbrook Mens Shed – a community initiative for men in Ellenbrook and surrounds.

13. February 2015 18:53  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (2)

Ellenbrook Mens Shed – a community initiative for men in Ellenbrook and surrounds.

I have posted numerous community events that cater to families and women but it is not often I come across a community initiative purely for the blokes! Men’s Shed is a fantastic idea as it gives men the opportunity to meet with other men and socialize while participating in hands on ‘Shed’ type activities.

The group state that they provide opportunities for men to interact with other men in a supportive environment and to address issues of men’s health (physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being) in the community.

The article below that appeared in the Echo news – Midland on August 9th 2014 describes how the group not only helps each other but also gets involved in helping the community.


“ELLENBROOK & District Mens Shed has recently started a major new community project in conjunction with the WA State Equestrian Centre.

The Men Shed was asked by the equestrian centre to refurbish all their showjumping equipment for their 2014-15 events. Ellenbrook Mens Shed secretary John Wincott said more than 200 striped poles of various lengths and sizes, the supporting stands to hold the poles and publicity signs plus some other items had been refurbished.
The project involved woodworking, repainting and repairing the poles, plus welding and other metalwork refurbishment for the stands.
The project required different skills and would take a number of months to complete the group were happy to offer their time and effort for community project.
Special jigs were manufactured in the Ellenbrook workshop to speed up the complicated, scraping, and paint drying workflow and members worked to a roster system so that the load was spread across the weekdays when the shed was open.
Equipment was delivered in trailer loads and when refurbished was reloaded and collected by the equestrian centre.
The Ellenbrook Shed Association was started by a small group of enthusiasts in 2010 who met in the Coolamon meeting rooms but it took about three years before the Ellenbrook Mens Shed became a reality.
First, developer LWP donated the land for the shed then the land title was transferred to the City of Swan from Landcorp followed by the drawing up of a lease by the city.
A grant from Lotterywest allowed the group to buy and erect the shed in late 2012.”

Prospective members can visit the shed at 4 Transit Way, Ellenbrook when it is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm.
Alternatively they can email ellenbrookwa@wamsa.org.au


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