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Cynda at heart of show’s activities

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Volunteers India and Mia Ashworth, Isabelle and Laura Bailey, Katie Biggs and Anthony Smith will be on hand at the Margaret River Show's sustainability pavilion later this month.
Camera IconVolunteers India and Mia Ashworth, Isabelle and Laura Bailey, Katie Biggs and Anthony Smith will be on hand at the Margaret River Show's sustainability pavilion later this month.

This year’s Margaret River Ag Show will continue the traditional focus on sustainability in honour of local grandmother Cynda Miles.

An array of local sustainability groups will volunteer their time on October 19 with a range of stalls and activities in the sustainability pavilion during the show.

Co-ordinator Laura Bailey told the Times in among the craft and educational activities, residents would be invited to add flowers to a wreath in memory of the popular green-minded local woman, who died last year in May’s tragic Osmington murder-suicide.

Ms Bailey said Mrs Miles was central to many of the region’s sustainability groups, and volunteers wanted to reinforce the environmental messages she had worked so hard to contribute to the community.

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“We’re continuing to honour her legacy of community connections,” Ms Bailey said.

“Boomerang Bags (which Mrs Miles started) are continuing and going from strength to strength.”

The pavilion will have stalls, information displays, craft activities, and educational shows from a range of eco-groups, with craft activities for children one of the highlights each year.

The pavilion will also host a healing tent where attendees can chill out and enjoy alternative treatments like reiki and head massage.

“There’s something for everyone — whether you’re looking for tips on saving water or using wicking beds or thinking to improve the sustainability of your property,” Ms Bailey said.

This year’s displays will focus on water resources in particular.

“We’d also like to encourage everyone to bring their own water bottles to the show because we will have water refill stations on the day,” Ms Bailey said.

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