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Meetings are held at 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo.  Inquiries to Ann and Dave on 9206 1550.

The Petanque group operates on the first Thursday of each month (excluding December) from 10am to 12 noon, next to the Wanneroo Recreation Centre. Tuition and boules will be provided. Bring your own if you have them. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch if you would like to stay.  Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098.

Book Club A meets at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Library.  Inquiries to Vicki on 0412 767 790.  Book Club B meets at 10.30am on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at the Wanneroo Library.  Inquiries to Stephanie on 0429 133 891.

The Walking group “Wanneroo Wednesday Walkers” operates every Wednesday morning. The morning meeting place, walking trail and starting time may vary from week to week, so please contact Cheryl on 9306 1621 or Constance on 9206 4098 for details of each walk.

Brain Games is held on the third Thursday of each month at the Wanneroo Recreation Centre from 10:30pm until 3:00pm (byo lunch for 12.30).  Activities are designed to exercise the mind and body and may include board games, sitting exercises, art and various activities. Inquiries to Constance on 9206 4098 or Cheryl on 9306 1621.

Contacts:     Marilyn Collett – 0402 576 112       Stephanie Mitchell – 0429 133 891           

March – April 2021 Program

The Tham Luang Cave Rescue

Our first meeting for 2021 was on Thursday the 14th of January.  The Wanneroo Recreation Centre was packed out for the much anticipated talk by Craig Challen about the 2018 Tham Luang Cave Rescue in Thailand.  Craig enthralled everyone with his account of the rescue with his cave diving colleague Dr Richard Harris.  Dr Harris is an anaesthetist and they developed the plan to sedate the boys and their coach so that a team of experienced cave divers guide could  them out of the cave.  In the end they were all rescued safely.  What an inspirational talk.

Wanneroo Xmas Lunch

On the first Thursday in December, the last calendar event for the year, Wanneroo celebrated Christmas with lunch at the Bistro, Carine Glades Tavern.  28 of us sat down for lunch.  The event was a great success with excellent food and much camaraderie.  Jan, our Events person, was applauded for her excellent choice of venue.  Well wishes were extended for all in attendance and their families to have a safe and happy Festive Season.

Wanneroo Quiz

Following the Wanneroo AGM on the 12th of November, a fun quiz was enjoyed by all.  The Quiz MC was Enid Smith and the judge was Mary Bracken.

Rememberance Day 

Wanneroo members helped celebrate Rememberance Day 2020 by making poppies and displaying them outside the Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre.

Turbans and Trust

Harjit Singh with Ron and Enid Singh

Wanneroo members were treated to a talk by Harjit Singh about the history and heritage of Australian Sikhs from the early 19th century to the present day.  He also demonstarted how to tie a turban on two of our members.  Clck HERE to see the video.





Wanneroo visits the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute – 16 October 2019

Wanneroo U3A members visited the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute in Nedlands.  The “Perkins” is at the leading edge of medical research in areas including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and genetic diseases.

Wanneroo members celebrate Xmas in July

Wanneroo U3A members celebrated Xmas in July on the 4th of July at the Wanneroo Tavern.

Wanneroo members go on Mystery Tour

About 38 Wanneroo and several North Coast members embarked on a “Mystery Tour” hosted by Chris and Scott from Club 55 Tours.  The tour left the Wanneroo Community Centre and headed south on the new Northlink freeway and Tonkin Highway until we stopped for morning tea at Wungong Dam.  Then a scenic tour of the hills followed, including a stop at Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone.  Lunch was at the John Forrest Tavern in the National Park.  All agreed that this mystery tour really was magical.

Wanneroo members visit Anzac Cottage 

Wanneroo members visited Anzac Cottage in Mount Hawthorn on Wednesday the 10th of April. An informative talk was presented by Anne Chapple, a grand daughter of Private John Porter, the soldier wounded at Gallipoli whose family were given the house to live in.  We enjoyed morning tea in the backyard and then lunch at the Charles Hotel.

Wanneroo hosts the opening of the new petanque pitch 

On the 15th of November 2018 the Mayor of the City of Wanneroo, Tracey Roberts, opened a new petanque/bocce pitch next to the Wanneroo Community Centre in Scenic Drive.  Wanneroo U3A hosted the event to thank all those involved in the building of this facility which is used every month by U3A members.  Thanks are due to the Council of the Ageing (COTA) which provided a grant to fund the day and also to students from the Joseph Banks Secondary College who prepared and served tasty treats for all who attended.

Wanneroo Visit the Army Museum

U3A Wannerro visited the Army Museum in Fremantle on Wednesday the 15th of August 2018, followed by lunch on the river at the Dome Cafe in East Fremantle.  Members were guided by two of the museum volunteers who gave us very interesting and informative tours that were appreciated by all who attended.