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Thursday, 26 October 2017
Page: 12184

Mr VAN MANEN (FordeGovernment Whip) (13:34): It's my pleasure to rise in the chamber today to once again give my congratulations to the Twin Rivers Centre in my electorate of Forde, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday night. I was glad to have the chance at Saturday night's celebration to pay tribute to Twin Rivers Christian Church founding pastors Bob and Naomi Engwicht and current pastors Reuben and Michelle Roos for the incredible work they and the team do in our local community. The Twin Rivers Food Co-op, founded and still run by Noel and Gayle Roberts, also celebrated 25 years of operation on Saturday night. The Twin Rivers church and community centre has become a beacon of hope for our community over the past 45 years, connecting countless families to valuable support networks and programs and inspiring its members to actively commit to make our region a better place to live.

Recently, the centre has been the beneficiary of various grants from the Australian government which have supported the rebuild of its kitchen facilities and the installation of solar panels to assist with the centre's electricity bills. It was my pleasure, at the time of those grants being finalised, to announce the good news to such worthy recipients. I thank the hardworking men and women of the Twin Rivers Centre for all you do to support, love and inspire our wonderful communities. Congratulations on 25 years of success.