Encore 2016 Term One dates confirmed

The following locations have been confirmed for term One 2016.
Riverton: Friday afternoons 1.30-3.30 starting on 12th February till 1st April
Balga: Monday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm starting on 8th February – 4th April
Albany: Monday 10.20-12.30 starting 8th February – 4th April

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Kimberley Rum Donation

The Encore program recently received a donation from the Kimberly Rum Company. A valuable bottle of rum was auctioned and the proceeds of $1250.00 donated to the Encore program. We would like to thank the Great Northern Distillery for organising this donation.

Every Girl Program Continues to Thrive



The YWCA Of Perth has facilitated 2 Every Girl programs in 2015. The programs were held at Mount Lockyer Primary School in the Albany region and at Lockridge Primary School.

The Lockridge girls promoted to the school the plight of children in Uganda who suffer from Jiggers (parasites which get into children’s feet causing pain and infection) an organisation called Sole Hope have created opportunities for people to host shoe cutting parties, people use old denim and plastic and cut out parts of the shoes, these are then sent to Uganda and a local makes them into shoes for the children. The Lockridge students donated all of the items required and the girls were able to send 20 sets of shoes to Sole Hope.

The Mount Lockyer students worked together in order to channel their strengths into a community project selling cupcakes to the school community to raise funds for local charity organisations. During the program the girls learnt about Human Rights, leadership and recognising their strengths.

The YWCA Of Perth have funding to provide additional Every Girl programs during the 2015-16 financial year and hope to hear from interested schools in the Albany and Perth Metropolitan regions. The program has recently been reviewed and features new and interesting activities.



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After a 2 year break in the South West the Encore program is going to be running in Busselton during term 4 2015. The program will start on Monday the 19th of October at the Geographe Leisure Centre and conclude on Monday 7th of December. Start time is 12pm and the program will conclude at 2pm each Monday. Please direct all inquiries for this program to [email protected] or call 08 94493501.

Field of Women

Colleen, one of our Encore participants and supporters recently attended the field of Women at the MCG. She was accompanied by her daughter who has been a pillar of strength in Colleens recovery. It is lovely to hear from our past participants and it is great to see Colleen enjoying herself.colleen 3

New Facilitators Ready To Go !!



The YWCA recently trained 8 new facilitators for the YWCA Encore program. Four of the trainees are from the regional areas of Geraldton and Bunbury, where we hope to reinvigorate the Encore program after a short break in the areas. We are also fortunate to have 4 new metropolitan facilitators who are keen to help promote and sustain the Encore program within Perth and surrounding suburbs.

The training was conducted by the National YWCA Encore Coordinator and Trainer Kate Guthrey, who ensured the group received prescriptive  instruction  in the delivery of the program, and information regarding all of the issues that an Encore facilitator is faced with.

We would like to thank the following guest speakers who gave up their time to share invaluable information and expertise with our Encore team :

  • Madeleine Stockden – Lymphoedema Physiotherapist
  • Seng Sengsourinho- Cancer Council Life now project officer
  • Helena Green- Sexuality and intimacy Counselling
  • Doctor Favil Singh-  Exercise Physiologist specializing in cancer patients
  • Wen Chan Yeow- Breast and General Surgeon
  • Cathie Smith- Breast Cancer Care WA
  • Cathy Bertram BreastCareWA

Thank you Bankwest

Bankwest Easy Grants recently awarded the Albany Every Girl program $1000.00 towards the running of an Every Girl program in the area. Christine Sargent one of our facilitators applied for the grants and attended the presentation of the cheque at a special presentation .

Eat at Grill’d and support the YWCA OF Perth

Throughout the month of March the YWCA Of Perth Every Girl program is one of the charities on the Grill’d Local Matters Jars. Buy a burger and vote for us to become the charity of the month. Go to Grill’d Brookfield Place
Perth Tech Building 125 St Georges Tce


2014 Encore

The last of our 2014 Encore programs conclude this week. We have ran

  • Albany 4 programs
  • Wanneroo 2 programs
  • Kalamunda 2 programs
  • Riverton 2 programs
  • Shenton Park 2 programs
  • Balga 1 program
  • Success 1 program
  • Geraldton 1 program

In 2015 we hope to revitalize our Geraldton and Bunbury programs and reach new areas in the metropolitan region. Thank you to all of our supporting venues and Guest speakers as we could not have had such a successful year without you. Thanks also to our wonderful pool of facilitators who ensure every participant makes the most of their Encore experience.

A final thank you to the ladies who participate in our program, we hope Encore has provided you with an opportunity to get active and meet other women who have shared a similar experience.

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Wanneroo participants doing their land exercises

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Our ladies having a blast at Wanneroo