Who We Are?


In May 2002, Ian Watson and a number of his mates from the Lutheran Church started having a BBQ once a month at one person’s place at a time to talk about their life and hobbies. They then ran out of topics and got bored with talking about hobbies and moved on to wanting to hear about what was on blokes hearts.

Ian was a big character and had the three core principles that drove him:

    1.  “I’ve never seen a bloke go backwards with encouragement”
    2. He wanted to see rocks removed from around blokes hearts 
    3. Based on Ezekiel 36:26 Amplified Bible Version. “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh”
    4. He wanted men to know that God has a future and hope for everyone
    5. Based on Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible Version “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a hope and future”
Ian passed away in December 2019, however the Charity that he created in May 2012 with other Shed Happens men, named SHED HAPPENS G’DAY MATE INC continues to exist to encourage men in their relationship with God, their family and mates, in that order, under the name of Shed Happens or whatever group of blokes that you meet with. 

Who are our SHEDHAPPENS Committee Members?

President – Haydn Watson
Secretary – Tim Nagel
Treasurer – Tim Nagel
Member – Chad Polinski
Member – Paul Smith
Member – Simon Wallis
Member – Vern Wilson