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Cancelled: Movie Under the Stars + Fireworks May 13 2022

We regret to announce that due to the rain we have had to postpone movie under the stars a second time. With the weather getting colder now, we’ve decided to look at rescheduling in the spring – stay tuned for the new date. Hopefully third time lucky!

It’s back! After a two year hiatus the Berowra Apex Movie Under the Stars and fireworks display is back bigger and better than ever! This free event, supported by Hornsby Council, will be held on Friday 13th May at Warrina St Oval, Berowra, with the event starting at 5pm and the movie commencing at 6:30pm.

Bring the family and see out the school term in style, enjoying a free screening of Sing 2 (highest grossing animated film of 2021) and an amazing fireworks display by Dazzle FX after the movie. There will be food trucks and the famous Apex sausage sizzle, so get there early for dinner before the show.

I think we’re all looking forward to some community events after all the cancellations of the last two years, so come along and enjoy what promises to be a great family event.

Essential details:

  • Date: Friday 13th May
  • Time: Event starts 5pm, movie starts 6:30pm, fireworks (approx) 8:40pm
  • Location: Warrina Street Oval, Hillcrest Road, Berowra NSW

For questions about the event please contact the Berowra Apex club.

Christmas Toy Drive with the Salvation Army 2021

Berowra APEX is teaming up with The Salvation Army Hornsby again to help support those in our community that need a little help this Christmas.

Last year the generosity of this amazing community saw the toy drive contribute 20% of the gifts that the Salvation Army Hornsby were able to distribute to families in need. APEX added to this by putting together 35 Food hampers and over 100 movie voucher packs for the Odeon Cinema in Hornsby.

Over the next 7 weeks, we’re going to have several donation stations set up for any new, unwrapped toys that you can spare. They can be for any age group, but they must be new for the Salvo’s COVID requirements.

On top of our locations, we’ll be accepting donations at our Christmas Tree Sales locations, and our final date to drop them off so that the Salvation Army can get them under trees is the 10th of December.

We greatly appreciate any support and look forward to seeing everyone through the lead up to Christmas as we keep emerging from the current restrictions.

Christmas Tree Sales 2021

We’re back! Apex will be selling Christmas trees again this year at Crossroads Reserve, Berowra Heights (behind Bambinos, near the dog park). Trees will be on sale from 3pm till late on Friday 3rd December and from 8am until sold out on Saturday 4th December. All proceeds go towards supporting the work Apex does in the community.

Stocks are limited and likely to sell fast this year, so get in early for the best selection! Contactless payments available.

We will also be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army to distribute to families in need this Christmas. We greatly appreciate your support.

Woodchop 2021 redux!

Woodchop is back and bigger than ever on Sunday August 22nd from 10am-4pm. A Berowra institution, the event had been run continuously since 1994 until 2020 when COVID got in our way.

Over the years it has become a major event on both the NSW Axemen’s Association and the Berowra community calendar.

Whats new?
More stalls, more live entertainment, more food trucks, more amusements and with a relocation to Warrina Street Oval, far more space for a family day out.

Whats staying the same?
A free community event run by the community for the community.

Woodchop is made possible by support from Berowra Village Tavern, Hornsby Shire Council and McGrath Real Estate.

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The incredible support and in all previous years hosting of this event by the Berowra Village Tavern  allows the event to continue and we and the Berowra Community are incredibly grateful!

McGrathsThe team at McGrath Real Estate Berowra have been long time supporters of Woodchop consistently donating their time and for raffle prizes over the years. This year we are grateful for their sponsorship of the event, allowing us to continue to provide this free event for the community.

There will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy including world class competitive Woodchopping, live music, carnival rides for all ages, market and food stalls. All money raised goes back into the community to support the Rural Fire Service, Berowra Scouts and Apex projects.

Please register your interest via our Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/641563590577760.  We also have sponsorship opportunities and space for stalls please reach out to info@berowraapex.org.au for information on either.  See you all on August 22nd 2021 at Warrina Street Oval, Berowra.

Apex Santa Sleigh Runs and Christmas Trees 2020

Well 2020 has been a tough year for many, so we’re hoping to see out the year with some fun and Christmas cheer.

We have our usual scheduled Santa sleigh street runs on the following dates:

  • Friday 4th December
  • Friday 11th December
  • Wednesday 16th December

We won’t be able to hold our usual BBQ after these sleigh runs, but watch out for additional, unscheduled surprise runs throughout December! For more information and to track Santa live, keep your eye on the Apex Santa Tracker.

We’ll also be selling Christmas trees as usual at Berowra Crossroads Reserve (near the dog park) and Pennant Hills Observatory Park on the following dates:

  • Friday 4th December – 3pm till late
  • Saturday 5th December 8am until sold out

All proceeds from tree sales are returned to the community through Apex activities.

We hope you have a merry Christmas and happy new year!

Berowra Apex and Salvation Army Toy Drive 2020

Christmas is coming!

In addition to our usual annual Christmas events and activities, this year the APEX Club of Berowra are collecting toys on behalf of the Salvation Army (Hornsby), to help out local families doing it tough.

Donation locations have been set up at:

  • McGraths Real Estate in Berowra and Hornsby;
  • Bendigo Bank in Berowra; and
  • Glendenning Szoboszlay Architects in Mt Colah.

Donations of any new, un-opened, unwrapped toys will be gratefully accepted at any of these locations as well as our Christmas Tree Sales events in Berowra and Pennant Hills on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of December.

To ensure they can reach the families in time for Christmas Day, donations will be accepted up until the 8th of December.

A little will go a long way for a lot of families, so all donations are greatly appreciated. We’re also taking cash donations that we will be using for Christmas hampers and gift cards as well.

Please get in touch via our contact page or on Facebook if you would like to know more about the toy drive, our club, or the other events we run.

Woodchop Acknowledged in NSW Parliament

Thank you Matt Kean, NSW member for Hornsby, for acknowledging the Berowra Apex Club in the NSW State Parliament, recognising the 25th anniversary of the Berowra Woodchop Festival. The club loves running the Woodchop every year, it’s a real Berowra institution now having run for 25 years. We very much appreciate the recognition from Matt, a tribute to all the Apex members who have helped out over the years.

The text of Matt’s speech:

I would like to congratulate Berowra Apex on celebrating the 25th year of the Annual Woodchop Festival. The men behind Berowra Apex are phenomenal and this event gets bigger and better every year. This year, despite the cold and windy conditions they have raised over $10,000 and hundreds of locals in Berowra enjoy the festivities. All the money raised at the festival will go back into local community projects and organisations. You can always count on the volunteers from Berowra Apex for being there to help out whenever there is a BBQ that needs to be cooked or just to lend a hand. These dedicated volunteers are an asset to our community.

Thanks Matt!

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Christmas Trees 2019

Apex will be selling Christmas trees at Crossroads Park (behind Bambinos, near the dog park) on Friday 6th (from around 3pm) and Saturday 7th December (7am-2pm). There will be a range of trees from 6″ to 8″. Get in early for the best selection, the larger ones tend to sell very quickly! All money raised from the sale of Christmas trees is returned to the community through Apex activities and initiatives throughout the year.

Santa will also be doing the rounds through the streets of Berowra (Barnetts area), and will be at Crossroads Park at approximately 6pm for photos with the kids. Track his route live on the Apex Santa Tracker.

Don’t forget our other Santa sleigh runs and BBQ & jumping castle with Santa on Berowra Oval, 6pm Wednesday 18th December.

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Woodchop 2019 Raffle – bigger than ever!

Don’t forget to grab your raffle tickets at Woodchop! Thanks to the generous support of local businesses there is nearly $7000 worth of prizes up for grabs over 3 incredible raffle draws.

All money raised goes back into the community. Past Woodchops have supported the Berowra RFS and local organisations as well as Apex projects such as the installation of the bike track and shelter near the Dog Park.

Thanks to these local businesses who donated some amazing prizes:

 

Woodchop 2019 is nearly here!

Woodchop is just a few days away, on Sunday August 11 from 10am-5pm. A Berowra institution, the event has been run continuously since 1994 in and around the Berowra Village Tavern. Over the years it has become a major event on both the NSW Axemen’s Association and the Berowra community calendar.

Woodchop is made possible by support and hosting by the Berowra Village Tavern and Hornsby Shire Council and sponsorship by Nobby Kitchens and McGrath Real Estate.

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The incredible support and generous hosting of this event by the Berowra Village Tavern  allows the event to continue and we and the Berowra Community are incredibly grateful!

 

McGrathsFrancesca and team at McGrath Real Estate Berowra have been long time supporters of Woodchop consistently donating their time and for raffle prizes over the years. This year we are grateful for their sponsorship of the event, allowing us to continue to provide this free event for the community.

 

Nobby KitchensJohn and the team at Nobby Kitchens are a proud sponsor of this year’s event and we’re grateful for their support, allowing us to continue to provide this free event for the community.

 

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Scott and the team at Berlian Timbers have supported the event over the past few years through the donation of the major raffle prize. Be sure to get your tickets for several incredible prize packs!

 

There will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy including world class competitive Woodchopping, live music, carnival rides for all ages, market and food stalls. All money raised goes back into the community to support the Rural Fire Service, Berowra Scouts and Apex projects. The bike track and shelter near the dog park were built by Apex using funds from previous Woodchops.