From the excellent book “CELEBRATING 50 YEARS – COLO VALE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.” one of three books compiled by Jeanette Schofield, it would appear that the first meeting of what was then the Colo Vale Progress Association, was held on 4th June, 1938 in the home of Mrs. Hannah at Aylmerton.

One of the first matters to be considered by the Progress Association was an offer by Mr. E. C. Bender on behalf of Mr. F. Bender, of a block of land in the village for the building of a community hall and to raise funds for same.

On 10th March 1939 Lot 7 Section 3 of DP 2944 situated in Railway Avenue, Colo Vale, was transferred by Mr. Ferdinand Bender to the Trustees of the Progress Association for the sum of ten shillings for the specific purpose of building a community hall.

This was the beginning of many years of fundraising in very difficult times. Plans were drawn up for the proposed hall by L. Kingsford Smith, Architectural Draughtsman, and dated 25th July 1939.  This plan was to be the one used when the building was commenced 13 years later in 1952 and eventually completed in 1961.

Weekly Activities:

Men’s Shed

Tuesday and Thursday
at 9.00am until 12 noon.

Indoor Bowls

Every Wednesday evening 7.00pm
$3.00 donation – supper provided.
All are welcome – just turn up at the hall
or ring Kay on 4889 4547.

Craft & Chatter

Every Thursday 9.00am – 12 noon.
$3.00 donation – morning tea provided.
BYO craft.  Everyone is welcome.
If you have no craft, come anyway for a chat and a laugh.
Ring Kath 48894390 for more info.

Colo Vale Memorial Hall Hire:

The Hall is the centre of this Village Community and it is the perfect venue for events such as:

  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Meetings
  • Dances
  • Kids Parties
  • Fitness Classes
  • Weddings (Wedding Package coming soon)
  • Dinners
  • Fundraising Nights
  • Presentations
  • Celebrations of all kinds

Facilities:

Location:

28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale

Description:

Hall with stage and kitchen.

Seating Capacity:

Maximum of 110 theatre style
80 banquet setting

Accessibility:

Wheelchair accessible through side door

Furniture:

21 Committee Meeting Tables

Stage:

Small stage suitable for live music or for use by a microphone stand and lectern

Kitchen:

  • Double Oven
  • Microwave
  • Zip hot water
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Table cloths
  • Tea and Coffee facilities

Technical Facilities:

  • Drop down screen
  • PA System
  • White board/ small black board
  • CD/DVD player
  • NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for equipment use

Outdoor Facilities:

BBQ

Toilet Facilities:

Yes including separate disabled toilet

Parking:

Parking on grass for approx. 25 cars plus street parking

Heating:

Yes

Cooling:

There is no air conditioning but the Hall has ceiling fans

Booking & Enquiries:

Please Contact:

Margaret Pigott

Testimonials:

Testimonial from Squadron Captain Brendan Willard, BA, of the Australian Air League, Southern Highlands Squadron.

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