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MALE BONDING: Organisers Geoff Radke and Andy Abbus enjoy Shed Happens as a chance for Aussie blokes to talk about the issues they face. rp-090211-018
MALE BONDING: Organisers Geoff Radke and Andy Abbus enjoy Shed Happens as a chance for Aussie blokes to talk about the issues they face. rp-090211-018

MEAT and bloke time is on the agenda at the new community group, Shed Happens.

Shed Happens is starting on Monday, February 14, and will be held in the Bar Arena at the Emerald Showgrounds.

To beef up the night, there is a free barbecue from 6.30pm followed by three to four stand-up interviews which will last about five minutes each.

The interviews are a chance for men to tell their story and share their life experiences with other blokes.

“Aussie blokes generally don’t go and talk to a counsellor and far too often don’t talk to anyone when they are having a hard time,” Shed Happens organiser Geoff Radke said.

“Shed Happens is a way of listening to how real blokes have dealt with real life.

“Every bloke has a story and everyone is worth listening to.

“Every man is the same as every man wants to feel valued.”

Shed Happens was started by Ian Watson and has been operating in Australia for the past few years.

“Ian will be up here on Monday night to conduct (the event) and give us an idea on how it goes,” Geoff said.

“It’s good to relate to someone else as they often think they’re going it alone.

“It’s for (men) to know they are accepted and valued as a person.

“Shed Happens is for all men, I’m so keen to get it going so men can go home with a better attitude.”

Shed Happens is a get-together for men and their sons who are 12 years or older, with meetings planned for the first Monday of every month at Emerald Showgrounds. For information, phone Geoff on 0400 754 455.

“Every bloke has a story and everyone is worth listening to.”Shed Happens organiser Geoff Radke


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