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Expo at capacity – record crowds expected
ORGANISER of the annual Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan and Camping Expo, Bob Carroll from Australian Events is expecting record crowds as the largest event in its 19 year history moves from the former event site at Kawana to the Nambour Showgrounds. “This is the best Expo in Queensland and offers patrons two events for the price of one with more variety and more new products than any other event in Queensland including Brisbane events. We have a giant Home Show plus an amazing Caravan and Camping Expo side by side all covered by the one admission price. We even offer, at no extra charge, free multiple entry passes so that patrons can come and go all weekend.” With over 200 exhibitor sites presenting thousands of products there is bound to be something
to interest all members of the family, including new products and services for the home and outdoors, and new release caravans and camper trailers. The event also features free cooking demonstrations all weekend with ‘Tommo’ the celebrity bush cook. There is also a chance to win a brand new Coromal F400 Camper from Coromal Sunshine Coast valued at $30,795. Go to the event web site to find out how to enter. The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan and Camping Expo opens at the Nambour Showgrounds Friday 1st April from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. Admission for seniors is $ 6-00, $ 8-00 for adults and children 16 and under accompanied by adults are free. For full event information www.sunshinecoasthomeshow.com.au
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The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a great way for people to keep their loved ones lives in their thoughts. The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. Anyone can purchase a plaque from The Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed and kept by them forever. The Memorial Wall provides a living memory of friends and loved ones Enquiries may be made on
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ON 12 August, Sunshine Coast Airport will celebrate its golden 50 year anniversary and to kick start its celebrations, a social history research project is looking for your input over the coming weeks until early March. This project will result in a 50th Anniversary commemorative book documenting the airport’s history, and will be full of historical articles, anecdotes and interviews, and a photographic history. In the lead up to the event a number of other activities are being planned to help further celebrate this milestone, with both the Sunshine Coast community and the aviation in-
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dustry in the region. Sunshine Coast Airport General Manager, Peter Pallot said he encourages community members who have stories to share and who have been involved with the airport throughout its history to come forward and share their information with us. “Stories, articles and photographs will be crucial to accurately reflecting the airport story and the book’s overall success. This input also means that later in 2011
when the airport celebrates its 50th, we will be able to draw from an extensive range of items for a complete history over the years,” Mr Pallot said. University of the Sunshine Coast’s Dr Rob Edwards is coordinating the social history project, and has already spent the past months conducting archival research. Dr Edwards said he believes the real gems come out in the stories and information that people share in the interviews
he’s conducting. “Some of the people I’ve met with have had an affiliation with the airport for the whole of its existence and helped make it is what it is today,” Dr Edwards said. “This is the kind of contribution that you can’t really gain from libraries or archives and it complements the historical research perfectly,” he said. “We aim to capture a social history – a history of the people and how they have used or experienced
the airport over the years, and these stories and recollections must be documented for future generations.” If you would like to be involved or would like to be interviewed to share your story you can contact Sunshine Coast Airport via airport@sunshine coast.qld.gov.au or phone 5453 1501. In the coming months the airport will announce further 50 th Anniversary events and celebrations in 2011.
Building a vibrant future for the Sunshine Coast’s ageing population SUNSHINE Coast Council is a step closer to developing a collaborative, strategic direction and shared approach to help build a strong, vibrant, connected and healthy senior population. Key stakeholders in the ageing sector met early in February at the Sunshine Coast Positive Ageing Conference to discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the current and future ageing populations to help shape council’s Positive Ageing Strategy. Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the purpose of the Positive Ageing Strategy was to acknowledge and celebrate the positive contribution senior citizens make to Sunshine Coast communities, while guiding council on how to plan for the existing and increasing numbers of mature age residents relocating to the region. Social Strategy Portfolio Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said the conference was an important step to align local, state and federal government strategies and principles on ageing.
Caloundra Senior’s Club CALOUNDRA Seniors Club meets every Wednesday at Nutley St Hall Caloundra. Doors open 8.30am free entertainment begins at 9.45am with excellent artists. Morning Tea is available free prior to the concert. Lucky Door prizes are given and we have raffles for various charities. Activities include Bowls, Whist, Bolivia,Five Hundred and Mah-jong. We also have a trading table. There is a friendly coach convenor to help you with our monthly trips. Annual subscriptions $10.00 – no entrance fee. Members $1, Visitors $3. Further enquiries please contact Secretary Jill Barr 5491 5341.
“Today we had a chance to develop a common understanding of the key issues and opportunities associated with ageing, to ensure that we are on the same page and working together to achieve the best outcomes for our mature age community members,” Cr Grosskreutz said. The feedback gathered from the conference, together with the information collected in the Sunshine Coast Positive Ageing Survey run in November 2010, will help council plan for the needs and aspirations of the rapidly increasing senior population throughout the region. Further information about council’s approach to positive ageing will be available in mid 2011.
New work rules forpensioners NATIONAL Seniors has scored a major lobbying win in early 2011 with changes to the Work Bonus scheme. Seniors who worked in seasonal jobs like exam supervisors at school testing times, accountants at tax time and Santas at Christmas were being docked of their pension because of the federal government’s limit on income in a tax year. New rules from 1 July 2011 mean income will be annualised, encouraging older Australians to continue contributing their skills and knowledge by remaining in the workforce. Under the new rules age pensioners will be able to earn up to $250 a fortnight without it being assessed as income under the income test. Pensioners will also be able to build up any unused amount of their $250 fortnightly bonus in an ‘income bank’ to a total of $6,500. Courtesy: National Seniors ‘Connect’
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Join the discussion on Council’s first Community Plan “Along with informing the new planning scheme, this plan also provides the basis for our community to articulate its vision, aspirations and priorities to all levels of government—local, state and federal,” Cr Abbot said. Preparing the plan has involved an extensive analysis of feedback obtained over the last five years from previous research and community consultation activities. Further information was derived from an independent survey of 800 people and a two day community conference. Corporate Planning and Performance Portfolio Holder and Deputy Mayor Councillor Tim Dwyer said what emerged from this process was an agreement to the Sunshine Coast becoming Australia’s most sustainable region. “This is great news because it means council’s vision and the community’s vision align,” Cr Dwyer said. “We are all working towards the same future understanding that to be more sustainable we need to protect our natural assets and lifestyle, build our economy, create a fairer society and seize new opportunities. 0“We need everyone on board in order to realise our vision—which is why it’s important for the commuAnne Langdon, a Monash University History nity to jump online and let us know their thoughts Honours Graduate, retired university lecturer, on the way the Coast author and writer, will professionally and sensitively moves forward to 2030.” Residents can provide write your unique life’s journey into a book to their feedback via mail, hand down the generations. email or join the online discussion. To arrange a NO OBLIGATION discussion and Submissions close 31 perusal of samples of our work, please contact us at: March 2011. Visit one of Phone: 07 5470 2418 council’s libraries, your local customer service Personal History Scribes, centre or council’s P.O. Box 133, Noosaville, 4566 website for a copy of the draft plan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT are your big issues for the future—safe communities, protecting our waterways, supporting families, living sustainably? Jump onto council’s website to let us know your thoughts and be one of the first to join the online discussion about the Draft Sunshine Coast Community Plan. This is the first Community Plan for the Sunshine Coast and it outlines our hopes and aspirations for the future of our region—and now we need to know if we’ve got it right. Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot said the Sunshine Coast Community Plan is very important and will inform council’s decision making over the next 20 years.
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SENIORS NEWS Heart of Gold International Film Festival 17-20 March
Friendship Force Trivia Day ON 20 March at 12 noon at the Millwell Centre, the Friendship Force Club of the Sunshine Coast will hold a lunch and trivia day. This is an ideal opportunity for members of the public to learn more about our organization. If you are interested in learning about Friendship Force or if you just enjoy trivia in a friendly atmosphere please contact President Ray Troyahn on 5493 9684.
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WITH ‘heart’ at its essence, Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Film Festival is Australia’s only film festival to exclusively screen uplifting, thought provoking, and positively skewed films. This is a celebration of film to warm the heart and enliven the spirit. The festival program includes an extensive collection of short films, select features and is partnered with a comprehensive series of workshops, seminars and master classes. Set your compass to ‘inspired’ and head for the gold rush heartland of the Sunshine Coast. The Heart of Gold International Film Festival screens for its 5th consecutive year from March 17 – 21st 2011 at Gympie Civic. This year the festival will screen over 170 short films and features from 22 countries; most of them as part of the International Competition. The festival features special documentary programs, an enchanting and entertaining Family Program, a heart warming multimedia performance, a retrospective screening of the work of an Academy Award winning Australian animator, plus a series of Industry Events including the ever popular Filmmakers Present series, a screenwriting workshop and a number of forums and discussions. The festival will also play host to filmmakers from Australia and the world. The festival will showcase artists of imagination and creativity who possess a potent storytelling ability and exceptional technical expertise, together with the ability to imagine positive futures. They will make you laugh and cry, often at the same time. Prior to the Festival, tickets will be available for purchase via the website (www.heartofgold.com.au), from the Heart of Gold office, 214 Mary St, Gympie or over the phone on 07 5483 7000 (please note tickets purchased over the phone attract a $2.00 booking fee. There are no charges for booking online or in person).
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SENIORS NEWS State Library calls for Queensland natural disaster records THE State Library of Queensland is calling for residents to help record the events of the 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi for future generations. Members of the public can help by contributing their images, videos, links to tweets, blog entries or websites they found useful during the crises, as well as other related ephemera, such as flyers distributed at the evacuation centres, posters and placards. State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said that one of the State Library’s key goals is to collect, preserve and share Queensland memory as part of its John Oxley Library. “The 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi have been significant events in Queensland’s collective memory,” Ms Giles-Peters said. “Natural disasters happen infrequently and so with the passing of time, memories of the last flood, cyclone or drought fade or become clouded. State Library’s archive helps remind us, by capturing our individual and collective memories.” Ms Giles-Peters said that major flood and other natural disaster images are the most viewed in the State Library’s collections and had been even before recent events. “Last year when we looked at the number of image views on our website, of
the top 10, eight of them were in relation to floods,” Ms Giles-Peters said. State Library collection staff have made a considerable start on acquiring relevant and significant materials to add to the already extensive collection of natural disaster-related materials. “We have already received a significant collection of images depicting the flood devastation at Grantham in the state’s South East,” she said. “We also hope to add to our collection of cyclone related materials with donations from people who experienced Cyclone Yasi.” Ms Giles-Peters also encouraged people with 1974 flood-related photos, Super 8 film and other materials, to contribute them to State Library’s already extensive collection. People can contribute to the State Library collections by submitting their images or links to online sources to email@example.com or by adding images to the State Library’s 2011 Flickr photos group at www.flickr.com/ groups/1573059@N25/Physical items can be posted to John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, PO Box 3488, South Brisbane Qld 4101. More information on how to submit electronic images and video footage in the correct format is available online at www.slq.qld.gov.au/submitimages.
Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc “IDENTITY Fraud and Scams” will be the topic of a seminar by Detective Senior Constable Rod Shelton and hosted by Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group on Saturday, 19 March from 9.30am to 11am. The talk will be based on internet fraud and how to prevent becoming a victim. All are welcome. Venue is U3A House, 64 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. Cost $10.00. Bookings are essential phone 5442 5570. Preparations are well under way for “Back to Cooroy Day” on Sunday, 3rd April between 10.00am and 3.00pm in
the Cooroy Memorial Hall. It is a wonderful opportunity for local residents to meet and share memories with those who travel to Cooroy from afar. Families catch up with long lost cousins, school friends unite and others just share the bond that brings past and present residents together. The Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will provide their popular display. If you have photographs of people, places and events from around the district and are willing to share, please contact Bev on 5442 5570 to arrange copying.
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SENIORS NEWS Caloundra Seniors Club CALOUNDRA Seniors Club meets every Wednesday at Nutley St. Hall Caloundra. Doors open at 8.30am. Free entertainment begins at 9.45am with excellent artists. Morning tea is available free prior to the concert. Lucky door prizes are given and we have raffles for various charities.
Activities include bowls, whist, Bolivia, 500 and Mah-jong. We also have a trading table. There is a friendly coach convener to help you with our monthly trips. Annual subscriptions are $10. Entrance fee: members $1, visitors $3. For further enquiries please contact Secretary Jill Barr on 5491 5341.
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4 Paws Animal Rescue - Pet of the Month BISCUIT is a loving little purebred Pomeranian. He was the beloved pet of a gentleman who was forced to surrender him because of the lack of accommodation to rent which would allow a dog. He is ten years old and looking forward to a nice caring home where he will be able to spend his retirement years. He is still very active, likes a short walk, gets on with other dogs, children and cats. If you want to meet Biscuit call Kay on 0438 635 191 or Julie on 0411 144 689 or view our web www.4pawsanimalrescue. org.au All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at www.4pawsanimalrescue. org.au You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the commit-
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Buderim Private Hospital THE Ladies Auxiliary has for many years raised funds for the Hospital. It is open to all members of the local community and anyone wishing to become a member could find out details by contacting Marion 5493 6520 or Erica on 5445 6892.
what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one
of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.
Twin Waters VIEW Club
THE Twin Waters VIEW Club (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) is a friendship club for women of all ages, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am, on Thursday 10 March 2011. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Please book with Thelma Phone: 5448 8805. VIEW Clubs of Australia support the work of The Smith Family in assisting underprivileged families.
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CWA ladies from across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland prepare for the CWA Expo!
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– 4pm on Thursday 24 March in the Nambour Hall, located on the stunning new Town Square in Short Street. Along with images of The Flag, the slouch hat, and sepia photos of this country’s pioneer stock sit the traditions of the Country Women’s Association. For support when times were tough, when rural Australia struggled to attract funding for essential services, or when Nature challenged us, the Country Womens Association was there for other women and their families – offering friendship, support, physical help and often just ‘a cuppa and a shoulder’! But the Country Women’s Association is much more than most of us realise. Throughout Australia, thousands of women of all ages, in country towns, regional centres and urban areas, belong to this extraordinary group which has cared for the welfare of all women
and their families since the 1920’s. CWA members work to support scholarship programs, medical research, aged care, health and education services. The CWA has a strong voice on issues which concern women through government advocacy, and conducts extensive support work, engaging with International members and communities in need throughout the world. In local branches, members represent age sectors across 50 and more years, honoring and sharing experiences gained through life including fascinating handcraft skills far too valuable to lose. Through stalls displaying the work of convenors for 12 different areas of interest, Expo visitors will experience first hand the work of the Country Womens Association. From clown make-up to photography, to inspirational public speakers telling their stories, dressmaking, handcraft, cooking and floral arrangement, visitors can expect something (surprising) for everyone! Country hospitality will be served, and home made goods will be for sale. Connecting with local women, making a difference to the lives of others and developing a wide range of skills, the 14 local branches of the Queensland Country Women’s Association welcome new members of all ages. For more information contact Division President Joy Coulson, phone: 5442 5663.
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ON Monday, 14th of February, “Love was in the air” at Community Radio Station 104.9 Sunshine FM. Listeners, volunteers and staff, (who are an incurably romantic lot) celebrated the happy occasion of Valentine’s Day with a morning party where many happy anecdotes were shared along with a great display of cherished romantic memorabilia including photos, rings, dresses, hats and many other items which highlighted the romantic day. “Over the past week, the station has been promoting our Valentine’s Day celebration, supported by some thirty local sponsors, who generously contributed a large array of valuable prizes that were given away throughout the
day by Program Presenters, Graham Webb, John Sheed and myself, in our telephone-in Valentine’s Day Competition.” Gary Roydhouse, Presenter and the Station’s General Manager, said. In addition, the lovely ladies of Sunshine FM spread the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day by distributing heart shaped chocolates in red wrappers to passers-by on the main street of Buderim. This was a novel gesture and was warmly received by the community. Mr Roydhouse was delighted at the community response to this occasion and went on to say “I’m happy to say that, this under pins Sunshine FM’s motto of: More Music, More Memories, More Often,” he added.
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OLDER Australians have backed union calls for pay parity in the aged care sector, saying that, without it, system reform would be impossible. The calls follow the Productivity Commission’s draft report into aged care, the first step towards much waited reform, which offers up bonds and reverse mortgages as funding solutions but says little about the sector’s underpaid and overstretched workforce. Addressing the Australian Nursing Federation’s Valentine’s Day rally at a Melbourne nursing home, National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill, said staffing issues must lie at the heart of reform. “Ultimately it’s the nurses who, through their everyday one-on-one interactions with nursing home residents, determine how our most vulnerable older Australians - our mums and dads, grandmas and grandpas - live out their final years,” he said. Yet, as research conducted for National Seniors by Access Economics in 2010 revealed, attracting and retaining staff is one of the biggest challenges facing the sector. “It’s unacceptable that nurses working in aged care are paid $300 a week less than their colleagues in the health sector. “And it’s unacceptable that in the next ten years nursing home staff numbers are projected to increase by around 14 percent as demand jumps by almost 60 percent,” said O’Neill. “Currently, the system is understaffed, overstretched and unsustainable”. “Unless we address the wages and conditions of aged care workers, reform will be impossible because, ultimately, aged care is about real people, real lives and ageing with dignity,” said O’Neill. The Productivity Commission will hand down its final report in June.
Kawana Waters VIEW Club
THE Kawana Waters VIEW club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month and will be holding its luncheon meeting on 24th March, at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim, 11 am for 11.30 am start. Kawana Waters is a ladies friendship club, which holds a luncheon meeting monthly, with informative guest speakers. We also have social outings to some very interesting destinations organised for the beginning of each month and raise funds for the Smith Family. VIEW Clubs of Australia, are a valued part of the Smith Family and work towards the learning for Life program for disadvantaged children with their schooling needs. We are always seeking new members to join our happy group. VIEW stands for V: Voice, I: Interests, E: Education of W: Women. VIEW clubs are a great place to meet and make new friends, if you are interested in coming along also bringing a friend, please telephone Lorraine on 5437 9656 on Thursday before the meeting. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
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New grant available for TravelSmart ideas
IF you’ve got an idea for a sustainable transport project, you could be eligible for a Sunshine Coast Council TravelSmart Grant. Sunshine Coast Council is offering grants of up to $2000 for anyone wanting to implement a sustainable transport initiative that’s of benefit to the community. Integrated Transport Portfolio Councillor Vivien Griffin said that all ideas are welcome from every sector of the community. “Whether you want to install facilities that encourage people to walk, cycle or ride a scooter, provide go cards to encourage public transport use, organise a bus for a community event or set up a sustainable transport business like bike recycling, you’re in with a chance,” Cr Griffin said. “The options are endless but the initiative must benefit the community in some way. “This new grant is a trial and will hopefully generate some exciting initiatives that encourage more sustainable travel around the Coast.” Grants applications will be accepted from 9.00am Wednesday 16 February until 5.00pm Wednesday 6 April. Businesses, individuals, schools, community groups and government organisations are all eligible to apply. Applications must be made online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and anyone wishing to apply must read the guidelines and frequently asked questions, available on council’s website from 16 April. If you do not have your own computer, you can apply online at Sunshine Coast Council Libraries—use of council library computers is free. Anyone requiring further assistance can contact a TravelSmart Grants Officer on (07) 5475 7272.
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IF you never thought you would move into a retirement village, you’re not alone. Jo and Leon are two people who always thought they would stay at home, but now they could not be happier in their dream villa at Sanctuary Park Retirement Community in Nambour. “We have been living in Sanctuary Park for almost a year now and are thrilled with our new home. Once all our children left home, the family house became too big for us, and the garden in particular was too much for me,” Leon said. Jo said that when the couple began looking at moving, they didn’t consider a retirement village at first because they thought all the houses would be exactly the same and would only be for the elderly. “We had heard about Sanctuary Park, and we knew a couple who said they really enjoyed living at the village, so we decided to look at our options there,” Jo said. “We did a lot of research and visited a number of
villages; Sanctuary Park was nothing like we had pictured it would be. We love it; it’s exactly what we wanted for our retirement and it was the only one where we felt at home. The staff treated us as part of the family from our first interaction and we didn’t even have to sell our house first.” “Our new villa is just beautiful; it’s spacious and bright with great indoor and outdoor living space,” Leon added. “We love getting involved in all the social activities and the community atmosphere is wonderful. We are close enough to the beach, and also to where our son and daughter live. “We are so happy we chose to live in Sanctuary Park, it has everything we could have ever hoped for.” Sanctuary Park Retirement Community currently consists of 35 beautiful villas (some stand alone homes), and Stage 3a, currently under construction, will see an additional 18 units added to the village. The total number for this unique location will only be 71 so there are limited opportunities to live in this beautiful environment. Out of the 18 under construction in the next stage, only five are left for sale and they won’t last long. There is no need to sell your home before securing the unit of your choice at Sanctuary Park.
With our exclusive expression of interest program, you can secure first right of refusal for a limited time while you consider your options. Another choice for you to consider is our flexible purchase options with a range of financial alternatives, giving you the freedom to choose between retaining more funds to spend now on lifestyle benefits like travel; or alternatively pay a higher ingoing contribution and pay no exit fees when you eventually leave. Our Retirement Living Coordinator Debra Winter will be pleased to take you through the display unit and the community centre, and on a personalised tour of the village. For an appointment phone Debra on (07) 5476 4657.
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HAVE you thought of joining a group of sewers, there are two groups of the Australian Sewing Guild Inc within the Northern Sunshine Coast and Hinterland within this area? These groups are made up of enthusiastic people, with varying skills from the novice to the specialist; The Gilded Lilies Tewantin meet at the Masonic Hall, Cnr Moorindil & Toolar Sts, Tewantin
been successfully used on the Gold Coast over the past five years, and you have a very, very, very enjoyable Rotary night out.
This event has been run over the past five years on the Gold Coast and we are sure that Sunshine Coast Rotarians are just as clever as our Gold Coast fellows. Over 200 clever Rotarians, partners and friends enjoyed a fun, fun, fun night out at their 2010 event, raising much needed funds that help change and save the lives of ROMAC’s under-privileged and deserving children. Each club enters as many teams as they like, maximum 10 per table, and donates $250 (more if they can) to ROMAC. Plus each attendee pays a reasonable $25 for a very, very, very pleasurable night out that includes supper, pancakes and lucky door prizes. So don’t, don’t, don’t miss out on this light-hearted and enjoyable event. Invite your friends (and
potential new members!), organise a few tables and prove that yours is the smartest Rotary Club and be the first Rotary Club on the Sunshine Coast to win the perpetual trophy. Now is the time to indicate the number of teams you wish to enter. Please note that payment will be requested in advance. To be held at 6.00pm for 6.30pm start on Tuesday 8 th March 2011 at the CCSA Hall Nutley Street, Caloundra. RSVP by Tuesday 1st February 2011 to: Les Pontin Email: les.pontin @bigpond.com or Brian Email: breith@bigpond. net.au Cost is $250 donation per club payable to ROMAC, plus $25 p/p payable to The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific. For more information on ROMAC please visit www.romac.org.au
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For all sewing enthuiastics Qld 4565, on the last Saturday of every month at 9.00 am until 3.00 pm. Contact Barbara Hawker 07 5474 2454 The Pomona Sewing Goddessess meet at the Lion’s Den, cnr Mountain & School Sts, Pomona, Qld 4565 on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9.00 am until 3.00 pm. Contact Annette Mole 07 5485 2572 The Groups have a program with a different topic
each month, plus ongoing projects of sewing items for charities and clothes for premature babies. In March (date to be advised), The Tewantin Group has a Basic Overlocking Course with Julie Davie. Julie teaches overlocking classes in Brisbane. Julie will be assisted by Alison Wheeler, a sewing teacher from Brisbane. Cost of the workshop for visitors for the day is $20 a list of re-
quirements will be given on booking for this course. If you wish to become a member or just visit either of these groups please ring Annette 07 5485 2572 or Barbara 07 5474 2454. The Australian Sewing Guild was formed with the aim of ensuring that the art of sewing does not die. Its focus is mainly sewing by machine. Its stated objectives are: to share and further the growth of the art of sewing; to bring sewers together and encourage the establishment of sewing groups; to encourage and maintain a high standard of craftsmanship. There is a fee to join the Australian National Sewing Guild, it is a not for profit national organization. Neighbourhood groups meet regularly throughout the country. The Tewantin Group have a small library where members can borrow patterns, books etc. Members of the Guild can attend any neighbourhood group, some very keen members even make a point of attending neighbourhood group meetings when they are in the vicinity and on holidays! A list of all the neighbourhood groups in Australia and their meeting date and time is published in the national newsletter. More details about the Australian Sewing Guild are available on the Guild’s website at www.aussew.org.au.
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IF you’re considering your retirement options then lock it in your diary: Pebble Beach Freehold Retirement community will be holding an Open Day on Friday 25th March. This will be an ideal opportunity for those interested to tour the latest stage (due for completion
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early March), view display homes & join friendly residents for afternoon tea! Pebble Beach Freehold retirement community is unique because its ownership structure means residents have all the rights of freehold home owners but still get to enjoy the security and community atmosphere of a retirement community. “In this way Pebble Beach has been designed to bridge the gap between full service retirement living and owning your own home,” says Sales Man-
ager Mac Jackson And whilst Pebble Beach might not provide all the bells and whistles of some other options, that is exactly what the developer intended and is just how the residents like it. “Pebble Beach doesn’t boast a swimming pool, restaurant, bowls club or any on-site care however the community’s proximity to an abundance of services, clubs and facilities allows residents to pick and choose those they want, without being burdened by ongoing costs and service fees
associated with on-site facilities they may not even use.” Pebble Beach Community is at 210 Bestmann Road East, Sandstone Point – just across the bridge from Bribie Island. It offers quality brand new 2 and 3 bedroom freehold retirement homes with prices starting from $329,950. You can visit Pebble Beach online at: www.pebblebeach.com.au The sales office is open 7 days per week from 10am4pm and the Open Day will be held onsite Friday March 25th.
“To embrace a lifetime, we give you time” Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
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Planning ahead gives peace of mind It is a good idea to plan ahead by completing your personal profile record. It ensures your family or close friends have the answers they will need should anything happen to you. As a community service, Drysdale Funerals have prepared a small booklet in which you can record these details. It is yours free, without obligation, upon request. Just complete the coupon and send it to us or phone 5449 9383.
MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club’s next luncheon is on Friday, March 25 at Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore at 11 am. Newcomers are always welcome. Leading up to Anzac Day, Chrissy Fletcher will speak on the Spirit of Anzac. Cost $19. RSVP to Joanne 5445 3079, by 6pm Tuesday March 22.
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SENIORS NEWS Celebrating by the sea The Currimundi Probus Club held their Australia Day Picnic at Moffat Beach, with a mini-Olympics competition making the most of the Sunshine Coast beautiful weather. Members were divided into teams each representing an Australian State. No records were broken even with the help of a bit of race fixing and cheating by some teams. The end result was lots of fun and a The winning “West Australian Team” comprising:- Back row -L –R Russell great day for everyPaulsen, Glen Gordon, Jack Kruizinga, Rod Munro. Front Row Lorraine one concerned. Marsh, Madeleine Witten, Judi Gordon, Ann Maclean
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ARE you retired or about to retire The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) next general meeting is Thursday March 24th at 9:45 am for 10:00 am start, Noosa Heads Bowls There are many aspects Club, Lanyana Way. to consider including: Topic: Priorities for a Your will Revitalised A.I.R. Guest Granting Powers of Attorney Speakers: John Wenban Completing a Health Directive & Eddie Childs Estate planning (A.I.R.National President Estate administration and Deputy President). $5 pp includes morning tea. SPEAK WITH CECIL O'DEA FOR YOUR Visitors most welcome. OWN PEACE OF MIND Bookings essential. Call 5472 0880 for further information. A.I.R. is a not for profit Phone organisation fighting for Phone the interests of self- 1800 1800644 644768 768 erence" funded and partly self- 821Innovation "the diff Brisbane Road Parkway “The grants program allows council to encourage and funded retirees. Mooloolaba Q 4557 Kawana Q. 4575 support groups that make a positive and ongoing email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org contribution to the Coast’s community wellbeing, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and cultural life,” Cr McKay said. Grout recolouring “Potential applicants should give one of council’s Grout doesn’t grants officers a call first to discuss your project. need to look is the affordable “They’ll help you tease out the important informaanswer. tion needed to create a compelling grant application, this bad. giving you the best chance of success.” Not-for-profit community groups and organisations and individuals may be eligible to apply for grants in the categories of: Community Development; Cultural Development; Economic Development; Heritage and History; Environment; Sport and Recreation. Have the grout recoloured and it Call 5441 8616 or email grants@sunshine coast.qld.gov.au for information and assistance with will come up like new! your community grant application. Apply online at Tile Rescue has two services specifically for www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants before Tuesstained tiles: Grout recolouring is a popular service for high use areas. day 15 March 2011.
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IF you are looking for funding to support your community organisation’s latest project, a Sunshine Coast Council grant could be the answer. The latest round of the community grants program is now open and groups can apply for amounts up to $50,000 to fund their projects. Types of projects that have been funded previously through the grants program include festivals and events, club house upgrades, community gardens, oral histories, sporting equipment, revegetation works, sun-safety measures. Individuals can also apply through the Individual Development Grants for up to $500 for assistance when representing the region by performing, competing or presenting at national competitions, conferences and events. Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Holder Councillor Jenny McKay said the Grants Program provides assistance for projects that benefit communities right across the region.
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GWQ International Caloundra Lapidary Club Women’s Day Breakfast CALOUNDRA Lapidary Club is a group of people with a common interest in rocks and minerals whether it be for faceting gems, jewellery making or fossicking. We have practical sessions five times a week encouraging those interested and also promote the study of rocks and minerals, fossils and gemstones. The club has a museum open to the public during work sessions. Members have been on several fossicking trips in 2010 going to Conondale, Warwick, Agate Creek, O’Briens Creek and Chudleigh Park. We have social outings with bbqs and fun days, recently celebrating Australia Day with a bbq breakfast at Golden Beach. The highlight of the year is the ‘GEM EXPO’ held in September which showcases members work with displays and items for sale. Displays from other clubs are included as well as traders where all things lapidary can be purchased. For more club information phone John 54996764 or David 54373989.
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GWQ Sunshine Coast (Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch)is holding their annual International Women’s Day Breakfast at 7.45 am on Saturday 5thth March at Chancellor Tavern, Sippy Downs. Guest speaker is Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies Head of College and CEO of The Women’s College, University of Queensland. Professor Davies will speak on “The Gender Pay Gap in 2011.” Professor Davies, a practicing lawyer, company director and member of the Legal Aid Board Queensland and Australia, has also held community leadership roles as Queensland and National President of Relationships Australia. Visitors or potential members are most welcome. Please phone President Bernice on 5477 5714 if you would like to attend. Cost is $25.00.
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SENIORS NEWS Bike Week in Cooroy Library Cooroy Library wants you to get on your bicycle or scooter for Bike Week starting on Saturday 12 March. Bike Week caters for people with a range of cycling interests. If you have been meaning to pull your dusty bike out of the garage, or need a little inspiration when it comes to bike maintenance, or want to meet other people interested in group bike rides, then the workshops at Cooroy Library will be just right for you. The cycling revolution begins on Saturday 12 March with two workshops designed to bring you and your bike closer together. Bike technicians will be on hand to provide advice regarding riding safely, road rules, braking techniques, how gears work and to answer the all-important question of why cyclists wear so much lycra. Cognition bikes in Tewantin will also provide information on great places to ride on the Coast and how a good seat will make your ride more comfortable. The bike techniques and advice workshop is on Saturday 12 March from 1pm to 2pm. Bike maintenance will be the focus of the second workshop. In this session, practical maintenance tips will be revealed to ensure your next ride is a safe one. Learn how to take the wheel off and put it back on again, fix a flat tyre, clean your bike, lube your chain, check your brakes and adjust seat height. The bike maintenance workshop will be on Saturday 12 March from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Scooter riders will have a dedicated
workshop with Cognition technicians. Bring your scooter along for maintenance advice that will keep your scooter rolling smoothly. The Scooter riders’ workshop is on Tuesday 15 March from 3.30 to 5.00pm. For the ladies, there will be a cycling workshop followed by a mountain bike ride that will finish at midday. This women’s-only workshop is designed to encourage more women into cycling and provides a forum for all those questions related to bike comfort, maintenance and safety. Enjoy a light morning tea before heading off on a short mountain bike ride on part of Trail 8. The workshop for the ladies is on Saturday 19 March from 9.00 to 10.30am. There will also be a display of cycling photographs and stories in the Community Lounge, so make sure you take time to sit back and enjoy all that the Cooroy Library has to offer during Bike Week 2011, 12 to 20 March. All workshops are free and bookings and information can be made online at http://library.sunshine coast.qld.gov.au/ or phone Cooroy Library on 5454 9000. TravelSmart is the major sponsor for Bike Week in Cooroy and Cognition bikes in Tewantin is the main presenter. As part of Bike Week celebrations, Cooroy Library will have mountain bikes and helmets for hire. These bikes are great to explore some of the off-road trails that start in Cooroy or for short rides around town. Contact Cooroy Library for more information about hiring a bike.
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SENIORS NEWS A life well lived gratulations all round. Roz said her mum really came alive and even sang. “The party was fabulous,” Roz said. “(HACC coordinator) Angela and Helene (team leader, Respite Services) decided months ago they wanted to do this because mum had been going there for so long, and they did a terrific job, I can’t thank them enough.” And of course there was an enormous cake provided by Roz for the occasion. Congratulations had ar-
MARJORIE White of Tewantin was 98 and a half when she broke her hip and needed a hip replacement. The doctor warned her daughter Rosslyn White she would not be able to walk again but as Rosslyn said “they didn’t know mum”. Because walk again she
rived all week, among them a card from Queen Elizabeth II and messages from Governor-General Quentin Bryce, PM Julia Gillard, MP for Wide Bay Warren Truss and Sunshine Coast mayor Bob Abbot. Marjorie Cecilia was born at home in Windsor Victoria, the daughter of George Pizzey of Pizzey Leather fame, who died when she was young. Her two half-brothers were Gallipoli veterans. She owned her own hairdressing salon in Melbourne until she mar-
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ried veterinarian Reg White when she helped out in the practice. They then lived in Gippsland where they grew potatoes during WWII. When her only child Rosslyn was two they moved to Mitcham, at that time still a country region where they had a big orchard and reared poultry when chooks were really free-range and organic. For 14 years they supplied poultry to the Chevron and Windsor Hotels in Melbourne. After Reg died 23 years
ago Marjorie lived with Rosslyn. Rosslyn says she was always a great help, especially when granddaughter Hannah arrived, washing the nappies to help Rosslyn (who was working at Eumundi Markets) and was always ready with a cup of tea. Marjorie was a former president of Tewantin CWA and did a lot of work with the ambulance at Buderim and Tewantin. When Roz was in RBH after an accident she would regularly drive an old Passat down to see
her in hospital. Marjorie also was an “incredible” sempstress. When Hannah graduated from Noosa District High School she wore a beautiful strapless chiffon dress her grandmother had made in her 20s. In latter years Marjorie went to Noosa Day Respite Centre three days a week, mainly for the company, until November 25 last when Roz broke her back in a fall, making it impossible for her to provide care for Marjorie. She now lives in a nursing home.
certainly did, as she demonstrated on February 10 when she walked to her 100 th birthday party at Noosa Day Respite Centre, albeit with help from a walker. There she seated herself on a purple-draped “throne” where she was presented with a bunch of red roses and con-
Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters Branch currently has vacancies for membership. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefit of members, ex-members of the RAAF and of Her Majesty’s Air Forces, Allied Air Forces and their dependants. They also conduct: Monthly subsidized lunches, bus tours of an interesting nature and many other types of social activities. So why not become involved if you are an ex. Air Force person living in our community by phoning either of the following two numbers for more information. Secretary on 5443 2775 or Welfare Officer on 5444 4776.
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FEBRUARY was a busy time for the Caloundra Family History group, with the Research Beginners Course being held, and this month will be just as busy with the course concluding on the 12th March. Fifty-six people are attending the 4 week course each Saturday afternoon at the Guide Hut. Due to the outstanding success of the course, the group has decided to hold another, later in the year, and 16 people are already on the waiting list. If you are interested and would like to attend the second course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The general meeting on Thursday the 17 th February had a most interesting guest speaker in Helen Page from Peachester. Members and visitors enjoyed Helen’s presentation on a very topical subject – “Will the Drought Break, Mr Jones” – the story of local identity Inigo Jones, the long range weather forecaster who was based at
“Crohamhurst” in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The group’s rooms and library are open for research every Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, as well as every Thursday from 9.30am to 4.00pm (except 1.30pm to 4pm on the third Thursday of the month when the general meeting is held). Specialist interest groups meet for a couple of hours each month at the following times: Scotland first Saturday at 10am; Germany first Thursday at 1pm; Ireland third Thursday at 11am; England & Wales fourth Thursday at 1pm. All activities conducted by the group are held at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Enquiries for all events, including meetings, research and specialist groups are welcomed by contacting Jocelyn on 5494 9807, Valerie on 5437 3879 or emailing email@example.com for a prompt reply by the Secretary.
Bloomhill to host the Sunshine Coast’s biggest garage sale BLOOMHILL Cancer Help will be opening the rollerdoors of their Distribution Centre on Saturday, 5 March to hold one of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest Garage Sales. Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said the garage sale was a great chance for people to pick up some really good quality items for a fraction of the cost, and at the same time support a worthy cause. The garage sale is just the start of a huge week of Bloomhill savings. From Monday, 7 March to Saturday, 12 March, Bloomhill will host their End of Season Sale, offering up to 30% off at all six Bloomhill Op Shops across the Sunshine Coast. “You will be able to find all sorts of items at the garage sale and op shops during this week from furniture to appliances and white goods, of course clothing, and even sporting equipment,” Jenny said. “There will be huge savings with prices to be slashed even lower than our normal Op Shop prices,” Jenny said. Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help. “Bloomhill doesn’t receive any government funding, so we rely on the money raised through our OP shops, donations, grants and fundraising activities, for us to continue to provide our high level of care,” Jenny said. “The services we provide at Bloomhill are only made possible by the open-hearted support we receive from the local community and businesses.” The Garage Sale is open from 7am to 12pm and will be held at the Bloomhill Distribution Centreat 10 Endeavour Drive, Kunda Park. There will also be free hot dogs.
The Bloomhill Op Shops are located in Buderim (Main Street), Maroochydore (First Avenue), Mooloolaba (Brisbane Road), Nambour (opposite hospital), Caloundra (Bulcock Street) and Noosa (Rene Street). “We have received overwhelming support from the Sunshine Coast community in the past and we are sure there will be a great turn out to support us this time as well, and we encourage everyone to come down and take a look, you never know what treasures you may find,” Jennysaid. To find out more about Bloomhill visit www.bloomhill.com.au or visit a Bloomhill Op Shop.
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SENIORS NEWS Virtuoso duo explores classic works LUCAS Parklands presents L.A. Duo Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg. This virtuoso duo will present a unique repertoire exploring the classic works of 2 piano and single piano 4 hands. The programme includes: Mozart Sonata for piano 4 hands, Schubert Fantasie for piano 4 hands, Variations
on the theme by Paganini 2 pianos, John Adams-Hallelujah 2 pianos and more. Sunday 20 th March 3pm at Lucas Parklands, 126 Narrows Road, Montville 4560. For bookings please contact Lee on 5478 5667 or email email@example.com.
Collectorama News GORDON Brown, ABC Collectors Show, who enjoyed Collectorama so much is giving up his busy spare time to come and sell items donated for the animal rescue volunteers WILVOS Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.
They have been inundated with birds and wildlife as a result of the recent rain and floods. Please donate one item for Gordon to sell and spread the word. For more information and donations please contact Tom on 0418 744 887.
Special People Helping Special Children! A letter from Jocelyn Culpitt of Nambour Special Schoolâ€™s P&C. My faith in people is constantly reinforced because of the work they do for children like my daughter and her peers who attend Nambour Special School - from the staff at the school who are such dedicated and caring educators, to the people who donate their time and money to support the school in events like the Charity Swim and the Sunshine Coast Concert Band. On Saturday 26th March, the Sunshine Coast Concert Band will be presenting a â€œMad March Melodiesâ€? Concert at the Maroochy Baptist Church at Wises Road, Maroochydore from 2.00pm. Tickets will be available at the door for a cost of $15.00 which includes afternoon tea (a â€œthank youâ€? provided by the parents of children who attend Nambour Special School). I am told that the Music Director, Ken Chadwick has composed the band score for a medley of songs from
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One of the children in the autism unit using the specialist education equipment called TEACHH (Treatment & Education of Autistic & Communication related handicapped Children).
the Musical â€œKismetâ€? especially for this important concert. As always, there will be a most entertaining programme. All funds raised will be used to buy specialist education equipment for the children. For the parents and carers of children with special needs who face extra challenges, the days can be a little easier knowing that the community is right behind them!
Naval Cadets to be presented with ceremonial sword
AN open invitation is extended to anyone wishing to attend the handing over of a ceremonial officerâ€™s sword to the Noosa Navy Cadet Unit on Saturday 26 March. The Sea cadet corp, now known as the Australian Navy Cadets began shortly after Federation and is open to male and female young people from 12 and a half years to twenty years at which time they may become Staff Instructors then Officers. There are 88 Units, called Training Ships, around Australia, with usually six units to a Flotilla. The Sunshine coast Flotilla is headed by Lieutenant Commander Warren Blee, who will accept the ceremonial sword on behalf of Noosaâ€™s cadets. Navy cadets are kept busy with activities such as sailing, canoeing, powerboating, marksmanship, cross training with Army and Air Force cadets, as well as the ceremonial aspects of Anzac Day, Remembrance Day andVietnam Veterans Day. The presentation of the ceremonial sword will take place at Tewantin Masonic Lodge on the corner of Moorindil and Toolar Streets at 3.00pm on Saturday 26 March. There is wheelchair access to the Lodge. Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to arrive by 2.45pm. For further details contact Jerry Gwynne on 5485 3290.
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SENIORS NEWS Collectors will be in seventh heaven in Nambour DO you know what a cumyxaphilist is? Perhaps you are a deltiologist and would like to meet up with others? If you want to know the answer, or would enjoy finding someone with a similar interest, please come along to the Nambour and District Museum during April for its “Seek and Keep” collectibles month. There you will discover a cumyxaphilist is a person who collects matchboxes, and a deltiologist will be there with her collection of postcards. Right throughout the month, members’ personal collections will be on display as a perfect foil to the other special collections permanently housed at the museum. “April at the Nambour Museum is Collectibles Month,” secretary Barbara Want said. “Come and see what members collect, from buttons to yowies and tin toys to teapots. You can look at their very special collections and also view the permanent collections on display.”
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The “Seek and Keep” opening is on April 2, from 14pm, with a tasty afternoon tea, a stall with items especially for collectors, and a raffle of a beautiful wall hanging. At the opening and throughout April on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm, it will be possible to view the collections. A very interesting personal collection will be from Kath Parry who will show a number of her special teapots. In the collection, Kath has a beautiful samovar, a Russian tea urn, which Noel found during a trip in country Queensland and a tea pot from the Orkney Isles brought back by her sister to acknowledge their Scottish heritage. One of the collections permanently on display is very much a part of Nambour’s history. It is the late Bill Potter’s boot plant. Not only did Bill have a successful boot making businesses in the district in the 1930s and 1940s, but he was a champion athlete in many disciplines, including boxing a sport in which he won the feather weight championship at the Australian National Games in 1936. What a wonderful way to acknowledge his involvement and contributions towards Nambour and the surrounding district by coming along and seeing his much loved tools, generously given to the museum by his family. It’s definitely worth a visit to the Nambour & District Museum at 18 Mitchell Street, Nambour.
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HISTORY: In April 1975 Ms Lil Harris was giving to us all! So come in and enjoy a stimulating, benefibridge lessons in her home and made the historical cial and enjoyable game of bridge in a friendly and suggestion to Alix Roberts “why not start a bridge non-threatening environment. Session times are: club”? As a result of this initiative the Caloundra Monday 10am; Tuesday 7pm; Wednesday 12.30 pm; Contract Bridge Club was born. First games were Thursday 9 am; Friday 12.30 pm; Saturday 12.30 pm. played at various venues e.g. High School, Bowling (Players should be seated 15 minutes before play Club and Centre for Services to the Ageing. Due to commences) Contact details: Telephone 5492 5370; the growing interest in the game the committee de- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our cided to raise funds to build a clubhouse. In 1981 a website at www.caloundrabridgeclub.com.au permit to raise the funds was obtained and as a result Lessons for 2011 commence on 8 March 2011 - Tuesthe block of land in Arthur Street was provided by day mornings from 9am to 12 noon for 14 weeks the Landsborough Shire Council on a lease agree- contact details as above or telephone Geoff or Anne ment. Construction of the clubhouse commenced in on 07 5499 6471. late 1987 and was completed in 1988. Benefits of playing Bridge: A comprehensive study found that mature aged people who regularly engaged in pastimes • Supply new & recore radiators that stretched their minds, e.g. playing bridge, cross• Aluminium & Copper. All brands words etc. lowered the • Service of all types of Aluminium & Copper risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as • Cleaning & Repairs much as 75%! A compari• Regassing of Airconditioning son of people who did not • Air conditioning repairs exercise their minds found that there was a much • Repair petrol tanks higher risk of dementia in this group. The report bolsters a growing body We use our own pick-up and of evidence that exercisSame Day service to delivery service from Caloundra ing the mind through most jobs where to Noosa (Inclusive) bridge and other social possible activities offers a powerful protection against 69 Coronation Ave mental deterioration and Nambour disease in the 60 plus population. Ph: 5441 2669 The catch phrase “Use it or 5441 5562 or lose it – exercise your Fax: 5441 2669 mind” is a timely reminder
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EACH year the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific pays tribute to those who volunteer their time and services to groups within our community who need support. On this occasion five (5) recipients from local volunteer groups were honoured with awards for their service to the community on 3 rd February at the Caloundra Entertainment Centre. Some of the recipients have been providing
service for thirty (30) years, sometimes every day of every week. A remarkable effort in anyone’s language. The volunteers provide assistance in many forms including entertainment for the aged, life skills and literacy training, safe accommodation for vulnerable persons, youth development and general guidance and care for hundreds of individuals on the Coast.
Fundraising Card Day THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary is holding a fundraising Card Day on Friday, 25th March at Eden Lea Retirement Village, Buderim. The day starts at 10.30 am- 3 pm, the cost is $15.00 per person with morning tea and lunch. For more information and bookings call Erica on 5445 6892 or Maggie on 5445 4652
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SENIORS NEWS Genealogy Sunshine Coast DURING the February meeting Merle Black spoke on Scottish sasines and the legal procedures and customs involved in
taking possession of land in Scotland. Wills dealt only with movable goods and chattels. After the meeting Judi Wickes gave
an interesting power point presentation and talk on “Searching for your Mob”, detailing how to begin to research Ab-
original and Torres Strait Islander families. The next meeting is on Saturday 12 March 2011 at 9.30am at the Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. After morning tea, guest speaker Shauna Smith will give a talk. Shauna is an Aboriginal Primary School Teacher who is writing a book that will share her remarkable family history with school age children. All are welcome to come to our meetings and hear the guest speakers. Laptops for Learning Workshops will be held at the Resource Centre on Saturday, 26 March. The 9.30am – 11.30am session is about Newspapers on Line, to show how digital newspapers can help to rebuild the family stories that everyone has forgot-
ten. The afternoon session, 1pm – 3pm is Internet Searching for Family History and will show the best of new resources available and demonstrate new tricks for saving and storing information effectively. Booking essential, phone 5441 4266 or email email@example.com Cost is $5 each or $8 for both. All monies are used to purchase teaching resources and hand books for the library. Genealogy Sunshine Coast has an ongoing indexing project to create better access to local records and resources held in our Resource Centre. A team of volunteers work throughout the week and from home to add thousands of names and references to our indexing project each year. On our website http:// sites.google.com/site/
Judi Wickes, a member of Genealogy Sunshine Coast, giving her talk.
genealogysunshine coastinc/ go to GSC Projects – Indexes and see the titles of 46 of the books on local history that have been indexed. Merle, our busy Research Officer, had a holiday in
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Alice Newell. As a migrant herself, Alice Newell faced and overcame many challenges as she moved from her home country of The Philippines to rural Australia. A highly qualified and experienced social worker in her own land, Alice faced a very different life and lifestyle in Australia where her qualifications were not recognised. She worked for several years as the Multicultural Support Worker at Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre and is presently employed as a social worker at Gympie Hospital. Zonta is an organisation of business and professional women who work to improve the status of women at a local as well as a global level. Zonta Rose Day coincides with International Women’s Day. For decades the yellow rose (symbol of friendship) has been the symbol of Zonta International. Recognition of International Women’s Day highlights the local and international service projects which advance the status of women. The IWD Brunch hosted by the Zonta Club of Maroochy will be held on Saturday March 12 at the Palmwoods Hotel, cnr Main and Church Streets, Palmwoods with a 9.00 for 9.30 am start. Cost is $20. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Marion Frederick, phone 5478 8214, or by emailing her at mar.john7@big pond.com by Monday, March 7.
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Kawana Senior Members, Eileen Edwards, Dawn Teichmann and Gail Christensen with the Australia Day Cake, supplied by the Kawana Senior Citizens
ANOTHER successful day was held again by the Kawana Rotary Club of Kawana Waters, at La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright Drive at Buddina, for Australia Day 2011. The day was enjoyed by a large crowd, who witnessed the Naturalization Ceremony at noon. There was also a lot of activities associated with Australia Day, organized by the Kawana Rotary Club, to make the day memorable for everyone. In March Seniors will visit the Gatton Seniors, April an overnight trip to Jondaryan Wool Shed and the Oakey Australian
Army Flying Museum and then a visit to Governmemt House in Bardon Brisbane. This year in early May, 20 Kawana Seniors are going for a week’s holiday to the Iwasaki Foundation, at Yeppoon near Rockhampton. A very busy year ahead for the Kawana Seniors with their bus trips. The Kawana Seniors Club will be celebrating their 20th. Birthday on Thursday 25 August 2011. This will be a red letter day for all the Kawana Seniors, as there will be many old members invited to share the day of fun, with them.
Plans are in hand at the moment to organize the fun day. Cost of being in this friendly Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on our wheel or one of 2 fruit trays also a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday mornings with musical entertainment for 1 hour and a delightful morning tea to follow. Games are then played throughout the morning. Join this very friendly senior’s club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Phone our new President Dawn Teichmann, on 5493 2275 for any enquires, about this very active Senior’s Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi.
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SENIORS NEWS Six short plays at BATS
WHAT do lawyers, removalists, hypochondriacs, green tea, sleeping and funerals all have in common? They are all part of Snapshots 2011, the upcoming season of new 10 minute plays presented by BATS Theatre Co. Inc.
Each night audiences will be entertained by 6 short comedies, with table seating and coffee and cake served as part of the ticket price. It is a great opportunity to get a few friends together and book a table for a fun night out. Out of the six plays being
performed this year, five of the playwrights are from the Sunshine Coast and one is from Ipswich. BATS is thrilled to be able to showcase just a small sample of the talent that abounds in our region. The plays on show are Masterstroke written and
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, Love in Dying is a story of reflection; a contemplative journey recognising and acknowledging love in its many shadings. In a heartfelt way, the story takes a look at the inevitability of dying whilst embracing the concept of conscious living. We share Sarah’s thoughts and feelings. Enter into the warmth of her friendships and experience the ups and downs of her relationships. The challenges of the life portrayed, offers the reader opportunities to ponder questions that are fundamental to every life’s journey. No life goes without challenges and it sometimes takes a lifetime to realise that facing and dealing with these challenges is the success story that we all aspire to reach. We hope, should you choose to pick up this book, that you will enjoy the journey you will share with Sarah and find something within its cover that speaks to your own heart.
directed by Jacqui Mata Luque, The Bed written and directed by Alice Rea, Trust Me I’m A Lawyer written by Roger Wood, directed by Mary Newton, Moving Day written by Roger Wood, directed by Kate Cullen, A Green Afternoon Tea written by Pauline Jack, directed by Bruce Olive and A Spot Of Bother written by Ian Pullar, directed by Carol Hoger. The matinee performance is being held as a fundraiser and all proceeds from the ticket sales of this performance will go to the QLD Flood Relief Fund. Performances are as follows: Evening: March 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8pm and Matinee: March 6 at 2pm – Proceeds to QLD Flood Relief Fund. Bookings are essential phone 54 452 515. Tickets: Adult $22, Conc/ Pens $20, Members $18, School Students $16, Group Bookings 10+ $19 (group bookings must be prepaid). Website: www.batstheatre.com
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Greg’s Movie Memories This column invites readers to email any questions they have on old movies, including silent and/or TV shows. CAN you give me information on a European film “La Stazione” and was it a remake? The film you are referring to (The Station) was directed, co-written and acted in by Italian, Sergio Rubini in 1989. It co-starred Margherita Buy (his wife at the time) as a beautiful rich woman who buys a ticket at a remote railway station. While waiting she starts talking to the good natured station master and they become close. The mood turns violent when the woman’s fiancé appears and tries to prevent the girl from leaving. The station master interferes and there is a thrilling confrontation. The two then take off together and fall in love. Rubini (b.1959) moved to Rome to study acting before appearing in Fellini’s Intervista in 1987. In 1989 his debut as a director with “La Stazione” won various Italian film awards including The Silver Ribbon and the Di Donatello award for best new director and best actress. He has since acted in various Italian and international movies including “The Passion of the Christ” as St Dismas (d. Mel Gibson/2004) and “The Talented Mr Ripley” as Inspector Roverini in 1999. There was a 1952 film of the same name directed by Valerio Zurlini, but unfortunately I am unable to find out if it was a remake. Can you give me information on the actor Randolph Scott? B.1898 in Virginia, Scott’s family were direct descendents of that State’s early colonisers. He attended private schools before transferring to the Uni of Nth Carolina where he graduated with a
degree in textile engineering. Deciding to be an actor, he headed west to the Pasadena Playhouse where a chance meeting with Howard Hughes got him an introduction to Fox Studios where he played numerous bit roles. In the 1930’s and 40’s he played various roles in musicals, melodramas and comedy including appearances with Astaire & Rogers and Shirley Temple. He gradually assumed starring roles in Paramount’s B westerns due to his tall rugged good looks and mellow southern accent which typified the Hollywood cowboy. He later advanced to A westerns with Errol Flynn and John Wayne including Virginia City, Western Union, Bell Starr and The Spoilers. From the early 50’s he worked in westerns exclusively, many produced by his own production company, Ranown. These were some of the finest medium budget western ever made, with many directed by Bud Boetticher. In these Scott brought a weather beaten, softly spoken, self reliant, anti hero to the screen. These “thinking man’s” westerns included Man Behind the Gun, Riding Shotgun, Comanche Station, The Bounty Hunter and culminated in Ride the High Country with Joel McCrea in 1962. From 1950-55 he was in the top ten stars in Hollywood. He retired immensely wealthy due to dealings in real estate, oil and the stock market and died in 1987 aged 89 after making over 100 films. If you would like your movie questions answered, email Greg Goddard on firstname.lastname@example.org
Buderim VIEW Club BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon meeting on Wednesday 2 nd March, 2011, at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Guest speaker will be Robyn Stewart who will speak about “The Importance of International Women’s Day” Ladies are requested to be there at 11 am for 11.30 am start. Our Club welcomes visitors and new members who are looking for friendship with interesting people as well as a variation of activities. You are assured
of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith family – funds raised are to assist the “Learning for Life Program” for children of underprivileged families. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Members are placed on a permanent listing for our luncheons so to cancel, or bring a friend please telephone Melda on 5476 8787, by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon.
La w, F inance & Y OU Law Finance YOU Ask your butcher about the economy
THERE are still many questions being asked about what the investment markets should bring for us through 2011, and fair enough question as there has been some curly stuff thrown around already! It’s already been addressed that the floods and cyclones set upon us over the last couple of months won’t have any long term effect on the broader investment market. True we will all have to pay more for some time for our fruit and veggies, and it’s just down-rite sad to see the plight of the farmers and households that have been so adversely effected - but at
the end of the day we will overcome it and we will return to better days. Our mining industry is well and truly in gear with their output to meet the global demand for resources and this is what will carry us forward for some time. Our industrial companies will do well as they move out of the effects of the Global Financial Crisis and benefit from the increasing demand for their goods. I was talking to my local butcher before Christmas and asked him how his trade was going. He said he still had the same number of customers but they were spending less so his takings were down. He
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said this was typical with other butchers he had spoken with and there is a reason for this. When an economy goes into a downturn there is a lag (delay) before it effects the consumer, so in the first part spending habits change very little as was the case two years ago immediately after the GFC. Likewise when the economy becomes more buoyant there is the same consumer lag, like at present as the economy is recovering we have only just become accustom to spending less , and the recovery in spending activity is slow (which is being felt at the butchers store and of course many retail outlets). This is why the retail spending figures for Christmas were so depressed. It will likely be at least until the second half of this year before we
see consumer confidence returning to spending. The negative factor X for us could be the political crisis in Egypt. A number of commentators have suggested that we could see similar upheavels where there are a number of Middle East countries that have large gaps between rich and poor. For instance it could result in a flair-up between the Israelis and Palastinians in the worst case scenario. The knock-on financial effect of that could be a spike in the oil prices similar to what transpired in the 70’s. While these fears may never materialize, and we don’t expect them to, it is clear why this issue in Egypt and, ultimately, stability in the Middle East, remains critical. It is also a reminder that despite the strong recovery in corporate
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THE Maroochydore Branch of the Queensland Justices Association (QJA) is conducting a course for persons interested in qualifying as a Justice of the Peace. The course will be conducted over four sessions in a two week period commencing the 15th March 2011 to prepare students to sit for an exam at the Maroochydore Courthouse, in early April. Appointment as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) is made by the Department of Justice and Attorney General. The Act requires that a Justice of the Peace be: an Australian citizen by birth, descent or grant; at least 18 years old; of good character; and r e g i s tered on the State Electoral roll. The QJA is the peak body that represents Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations in Queensland since 1918 and is a registered training organisation providing a statewide service and training programs for prospective J.P.’s. Dates and times of the course are: Tuesday 15 th March, 6pm to 9.30pm; Saturday 19th March, 8am to 12.30pm; Tuesday 22nd March, 6pm to 9.30pm and Saturday 26th March, 8am to 12.30pm The cost of the course is $245.00 which covers all training materials, manual, refreshments and membership registration to the QJA. Enquiries can be directed to the Branch Secretary, phone 5456 2414, Email: email@example.com.
Your help is needed in co-ordinating Queensland’s Elder Abuse Response THE Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) in conjunction with the Seniors Roundtable are undertaking to collect, collate and share any information about elder abuse initiatives happening around the state but we need your help. “If only I’d known....” Various agencies and working groups, large and small, have tackled elder abuse issues with different levels of success. Sometimes promising initiatives just fade away only to be ‘reinvented’ down the track by some other group. Collaborations, research, law reform, resource development..... It’s all happening somewhere but who is doing it and what exactly are they doing? The Seniors Roundtable recognises the benefit of having an accessible pool of information to inform and facilitate co-ordination among initiatives. It will also greatly assist the Roundtable with the identification of gaps and priority issues for their advisory role to the Government’s “Positively Ageless” seniors strategy. Please send details of any elder abuse related initiative to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GYMPIE HERITAGE Gympie - the heritage and cultural centre of the Cooloola Region
The Town that saved Queensland
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BACK in the early days of our State Gympie rescued Queensland from a financial crisis. The people of Gympie are now undergoing tough times themselves, especially after the recent floods. So maybe it is time for us to support Gympie. Now is the time to “gird your loins” and make tracks for this historic city – take a day trip in the car or gather together your special community group for a leisurely bus tour. Gympie businesses and local attractions will roll out the welcome mat for you! You will be greeted by a town steeped in history – just take a stroll along Mary Street, visit one of the museums or hop on board the Valley Rattler steam train and you will be transported back in time. Refresh and revive yourself at one of Gympie’s old hotels – try The Royal or the Mount Pleasant for a snack or lunch with a cooling drink. You will be supporting the businesses that support our newspaper.
The Royal Hotel - in the heart of Gympie
Victory Gold Mine c.1900 Photo courtesy of Gympie Regional Libraries
GYMPIE has a claim which sets it apart from every other town in Queensland it saved Queensland from bankruptcy! Just eight years after Queensland had separated from New South Wales in 1859 the new state was confronted by a period of financial crisis. The failure of banks in Queensland and London, and the arrival of many immigrants to the colony in earlier years, combined to create a situation of unprecedented unemployment, chaos and civil disturbances. What the struggling colony needed but could hardly expect was a miracle. In The Royal Hotel one of those great conjunctions of history, however, the need was about to be ON a visit to the Gympie area there is no better locals and visitors alike to enjoy a wonderful a-la- met in a most spectacular way. James Nash discovered alluvial gold near the place to rest your weary limbs than The Royal Ho- carte and steakhouse restaurant, upmarket lounge and present site of the Gympie Town Hall in September 1867 and soon a gold rush tel. Located in the centre of historic Mary Street, cocktail bar, modern sports bar and outdoor deck ar- was on. The Royal Hotel is a popular choice for many trav- eas with pool table. ellers and the perfect base from which to explore If you want to stay overnight and take in even more Gympie. One of Queensland’s best hotels, it was of the historical attractions of Gympie, there are 11 recently renovated and has won various awards modern hotel rooms with ensuites at The Royal. including Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises, Meals at Rascal’s Restaurant start at just $10.95 with Best Boutique Accommodation Hotel and Best New a tempting array of choices on the menu. The RestauBusiness, Gympie. Wes and Trish Wright, their rant has recently re-opened and offers a fabulous Henderson’s Sawmill daughter Kerrie Candrick and her husband Paul Steakhouse menu allowing you to ‘build your own Photo courtesy of Gympie Regional Candrick bought the Pub and architects and inte- steak’ by choosing your type of steak, type of sauce, Libraries rior design consultants were hired to ensure the vegetables or salad and jacket potato or fries. pub was brought back to its former glory. If you’re not in the mood for a steak, choose from The original façade was restored and enhanced to pastas, roasts, salads and the other delicious items complement the many beautiful buildings in Mary on the regular lunch, and specials dinner menus. Street built during the Gold Rush. The Royal Hotel, 190 Mary Street, Gympie, telephone The hotel is a favourite meeting spot of Gympie 5482 1144.
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SITUATED just north of Gympie, the Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum is a living historical museum focused on the timber and forestry industries from their colonial beginnings up to the 1950‘s. The Museum provides a fascinating insight into the role of forestry and timber in Queensland‘s and Gympie region‘s colonial beginnings through a significant collection including pioneering handtools, timber samples, timber getting, forestry equipment and associated transport. The Museum grounds have many shady trees as well as picnic tables and a shelter shed (built in the true period style with shingle roof) which provide a relaxing place for a picnic lunch. Visit the Museum‘s timber craft shop to find locally made wood crafted items and other unique souvenirs for that special gift with a difference. A Gold‘N Heritage Market Day will be held on 9 April 2011, from 7.00am- 2.00 pm. Enjoy a day wandering through the landscaped museum grounds looking at local handmade crafts and facinating hobbyists. Features include crafts, markets, woodworking, historical bikes and car displays, entertainment and more. Entry to the markets is free. All food will be provided by Gympie Conference Centre. Half price admission will be available for tours through the museum, including demonstrations, sawmill boiler and steam engine operation and woodturning. Woodworks Forestry & Timber Museum is located at the corner of Fraser Road and the Bruce Highway, Gympie. Phone 07 5483 7691.
GYMPIE HERITAGE Take a visit to Gympie Museum
The Town that saved Queensland
Mary Street in the 1950’s Photo courtesy of Gympie Regional Libraries
SET by a picturesque lake, the Gympie Gold Mining & Historical museum has a wide variety of interesting and historical artefacts. The museum’s collection of buildings house memorabilia from the early gold mining era, military, rural, transport, communications, steam and more … every facet of Gympie’s colourful past. Experience the Gympie gold rush and 100 years of history with more than 30 displays. Spend a few hours or a full day with the family or a group of friends and discover the region’s past. Great picnic grounds and BBQ areas surround the museum, so you can bring your own lunch and relax by the lake or dine in the café. Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum is located at 215 Brisbane Road in Gympie. Bus tours are most welcome so why not gather together a group and take a day trip to Gympie? For enquiries contact 07 5482 3995. Opening Hours are Monday to Sunday 9.00am4.00pm. Admission cost: adults $8.80, concession $6.60, child (14+) $4.40, child (under 14) $2.20.
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The Mount Pleasant Hotel after a tornado damaged it in 1932. Photo courtesy of Gympie Regional Libraries
THE Mount Pleasant Hotel is the oldest Pub in Gympie and third oldest licence in Queensland.. Established in 1870, it is still the original building and retains that laid back country hotel atmosphere. The feature most commented on would be the Beer Garden – a beautiful big shade cloth-covered area in a fern garden with big old tables. For wine buffs there is a top collection of wines in the Mount Pleasant Cellars. The Mount as it is known by locals is a true workers pub, with lots of Pubobillia to see. Groups and buses are welcome, and with their hearty pub grub, the restaurant offers counter meals from Wed to Sat for lunch and dinner. There’s disabled access and your Seniors Cards are welcome. With a proper Saloon Bar, and a separate gaming lounge it’s worth a visit. You’ll find the hotel at 69 Mount Pleasant Road, Gympie and you just need to turn off the highway at Woolworths. Give a call on 5482 4277 and book in for lunch, after you have visited some of the great local historical attractions.
While you are in Gympie . . . RIDE The Valley Rattler - The Valley Rattler’s spectacular journey begins at historic Gympie Railway Station. The journey takes passengers into the scenic Mary Valley where the railway line negotiates the steep slopes of the Mary River, offering spectacular views. Mary Valley Heritage Railway, Old Railway Station, Tozer Street Gympie. Phone: (07) 5482 2750 Take a trip down memory lane at Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum and view memorabilia from the early gold mining era, as well as displays showcasing military, rural, transport, communications and steam development in Australia. 215 Brisbane Road, Gympie. Phone: (07) 5482 3995 Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum - this museum is designed to give visitors a fascinating insight into the timber industry of yesteryear. Cnr Bruce Highway & Fraser Road, Gympie. Phone: (07) 5483 7691.
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Council Queensland will be re-formed in 2011. “All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to discuss the new Cancer Council Nambour Branch,” Ms Durkin said. “More than 2490 people on the Sunshine Coast are diagnosed with cancer each year, cancer will affect all of us in some way and volunteering for Cancer Council
Queensland is a way to help make a difference in the fight against this disease. “This will be an informative meeting about the work of the Cancer Council and what we hope to achieve in Nambour in 2011, which is the 50th year of Cancer Council Queensland. “We are looking for local residents to attend the meeting and volunteer to
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When does forgetfulness become concerning? SPIRITUS Community Forum addresses issues of memory loss and dementia A free Forum, focusing on memory loss and dementia, will take place at St Peter’s Anglican Church Hall, Cnr. Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore on Tuesday 15 th March between 10am and 12 noon (open from 9.30am). The joint Spiritus and Griffith University Community Forum will have information on services available to support
people with dementia and their caregivers. There will be presentations and guest speakers from: Spiritus; Alzheimer’s Australia and Carers Queensland; Centrelink; Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre; Office of the Adult Guardian with information on Enduring Power of Attorney, Advance Health Directives and other legal issues; Sunshine Coast Community Services. Organiser, Gillian
Stockwell-Smith, said “One of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss which is the most common change people complain about with ageing. However, with normal ageing, information is retained although it may take longer to recall. People with dementia will lose known information over time, particularly historical or political information. Equally, with normal ageing, everyday skills such as dressing and cooking
are retained unless physically impaired. With dementia, a person progressively loses the capacity to perform such tasks. I would like to invite people to come along and have their questions answered” The Forum is part of an Early Intervention Dementia Project currently being undertaken by Spiritus and Griffith University. The study is being conducted in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast regions
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PETER Slipper MP will again assisting the Pyjama Foundation charity with its annual pyjama drive. The charity’s main purpose is the recruitment and training of volunteers who assist foster children with their reading skills, and it organises the pyjama drive each year to collect pyjamas to donate to children in care. The Pyjama Foundation is seeking both summer and winter pyjamas suitable for boys and girls of all sizes. The campaign runs from March 1- 31, but we are ready to accept donations now. Donated pyjamas can be dropped off at my office, which is one of the collection points, at the Cartwright Centre, Cnr Point Cartwright Drive and Nicklin Way, Buddina, from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. For further information, phone Peter Slipper on 07 5444 4888.
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Patients back on road to recovery with rehabilitation car
based Centre and aids thing that could simulate Honda in Cooroy, who get it back to the gym. approximately 10-12 panot only donated the car The car is now operathe height of a 4WD,â€? he explains. â€œThatâ€™s when shell but the towing to tional at the Cooroy- tients a week. the penny dropped and we realised we had to make it height adjustable. Brisbaneâ€™s Linak, a company specialising in elecCaring for our Community tric linear actuator systems generously anOzcareâ€™s range of quality services offer improved quality of life. swered Jamieâ€™s calls, by Services include: donating a custom-made In-Home Care lifting system. t"HFE$BSF1BDLBHFT â€œBy creating that aspect, patients can now actually t1FSTPOBM$BSFBTTJTUBODFXJUIEBJMZMJWJOH practice in the exact situt%PNFTUJD"TTJTUBODFt3FTQJUF$BSF ation they would find t4PDJBM4VQQPSUTIPQQJOH BQQPJOUNFOUT themselves in everyday t4FSWJDFTGPS7FUFSBOT when they make their way t$BSFMJOL"MBSNT to their own vehicle,â€? Community Nursing Warner said. t(FOFSBM/VSTJOHt8PVOE$BSF Also benefiting from the t.FEJDBUJPO4VQQPSU project were Sunshine t1PTU"DVUFBOE5SBOTJUJPO$BSF Beach State High School t1BMMJBUJWF$BSFt$POUJOFODF4FSWJDFT (SBSHS) year 12 students t$ISPOJD%JTFBTF.BOBHFNFOU James Clarke and Rory t*NNVOJTBUJPO4FSWJDFT Yetman. â€œThe project fitted perMental Health Support fectly with our grade 12 1FSTPOBMTVQQPSUGPSQFPQMFXJUI technology studies which BNFOUBMJMMOFTT exposes the students to real, worth-while commuDementia Services nity needs,â€? said SBSHS 4VQQPSUJOHQFPQMFXJUIEFNFOUJB Industrial Technology UIFJSDBSFSTBOEUIPTFXIPXPSL Teacher Hayden Scott XJUIQFPQMFXJUIEFNFOUJB While James and Rory put Aged Care Facilities in the tedious arm-work, t0[DBSF/PPTB completion of the project t$BSPMJOF$IJTIPMN $VSSJNVOEJ wouldnâ€™t be possible without the generous doPrograms funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments nation from Daddowâ€™s Not-for-Profit)FBMUIBOE)VNBO4FSWJDFT
PATIENTS being treated at Eden Rehabilitation Centre Cooroy, for joint replacement surgery and other conditions affecting balance and mobility such as stroke and amputations are getting back into the driverâ€™s seat with the construction of an inhouse modified, rehabilitation car. The car, complete with height adjustment simulation, allows patients to undertake car transfer training in the safety and
comfort of the rehabilitation hospitalâ€™s gymnasium and is the only one of its kind on the Sunshine Coast. â€œWe had been practicing in company vehicles in the Hospital car park,â€? said Edenâ€™s Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Louise Brewster. â€œBut that takes two staff members out of the gym, which is obviously not efficient in terms of time or staffing,â€? she said. â€œNow we can practice in
the safety of the gym with a car at the height that the patient will need to access post discharge.â€? Rehabilitation Assistant Jamie Warner says while the vehicle is designed to assist patients with recovery and aid them to get back into the community, it had to be specifically modified to suit the rural area. â€œBecause of where weâ€™re situated geographically, a lot of our patients drive bigger cars but we didnâ€™t have any-
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By Antoinette O’Connor onto the third door into the apartment. What seemed an ordeal that first day became routine as the week wore on. The apartment was adequate and looked out onto the avenue Jean Medecin with trams going along and the Galeries Lafayette department store opposite. The apartment had airconditioning, which we used most of the time. It was time to go exploring and to get our bearings. We were very close to the Place Massena, where we saw our original apartment still wrapped in scaffolding. The square is open and leads onto an area with a large fountain. There are green parklands with water features to the left and right. After a short walk we came to the waterfront. On this weekend the National triathalon was in progress so barricades were in place. The department store opposite had groceries in the basement, so we were able to buy our supplies. “Go Nice” had left us a hamper, and we enjoyed the wine before we set off for dinner. Nice is very much a tourist destination and the side streets had plenty of places to eat. The menus were all fairly similar except that where we went had mussels. These came in a huge container and were delicious. I was very keen to go to the old town where I knew the flower market on the cours Saleya was famous. The market was a slow 20 minutes walk from our apartment. No wonder the Marche aux Fleurs is so well known. There was stall after stall of beautiful flowers, lots of roses, lavender, aga panthus and much more. Beyong the flower market were fruit and vegetable stalls. Piles and piles of apricots, peaches and strawberries. One stall had piles of dried tomatoes, lush and plump like the beautiful lady selling them. There were magnificent marzipan and glace fruits as well and stalls with sacks of spices. We continued into the old town and went into a church where Mass was in progress. The Saints Reparate Cathedral was crowded and we made our way to the front where there was room looking at the altar from the side. Behind the altar was a choir and orchestra, with the majestic conductor taking control wearing ‘tails’. This was
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COLOGNE GERMANY BRUSSELS KOBLENZ MILTENBERG 3 3 RÜDESHEIM BAMBERG CZECH REPUBLIC PARIS WERTHEIM 3 PRAGUE NUREMBERG 3 WÜRZBURG FRANCE DÜRNSTEIN REGENSBURG 14 BRATISLAVA PASSAU LINZ MELK VIENNA AUSTRIA BUDAPEST
15 DAY LUXURY CRUISE
FREE BUSINESS CLASS
EASTERN EUROPE AMSTERDAM 14
TOUR CODE: EGFC/EGRC
✔ Top Deck & 46% larger than Standard Stateroom ✔ All-Weather French Balcony ✔ Private ensuite with bathtub ✔ Air conditioning ✔ Sitting area with chairs ✔ TV and infotainment system
PRAGUE TO PARIS CRUISE
COLOGNE KOBLENZ MILTENBERG RÜDESHEIM BAMBERG WERTHEIM WÜRZBURG NUREMBERG REGENSBURG PASSAU DÜRNSTEIN ZURICH MUNICH 2 LINZ BRATISLAVA 1 MELK 1 1 LUCERNE 2 2 SALZBURG VIENNA 1 BUDAPEST 1 ANDERMATT INNSBRUCK 1 ST. MORITZ ST. VIET TOUR CODE: EARC
27 DAY TOUR & RIVER CRUISE
• 15 days exclusive charter in a large deluxe Amadeus Suite – 46% larger than Standard Stateroom • Explore 24 different cities • First Class Rail Journey from Berlin to Warsaw • Wilanow Palace • Reichstag • Brandenburg Gate • Alexander Platz • Cecelienhof Palace • Auschwitz Birkenau Museum • 57 Meals
• 15 days exclusive charter in a large deluxe Amadeus Suite – 46% larger than Standard Stateroom • Blarney Stone • Stonehenge • Edinburgh Military Tattoo • Queen’s Scottish Residence • Blarney Castle • Royal Crescent • Roman Baths • Guinness tasting • Glenfiddich Distillery • Pulteney Bridge • 63 Meals
• 15 days exclusive charter in a large deluxe Amadeus Suite – 46% larger than Standard Stateroom • Guided tours of Zurich, Innsbruck, Munich & Salzburg • Cruise Lake Lucerne • Horse & Carriage ride to Neuschwanstein Castle • See Mozart’s birthplace and sights from ‘The Sound of Music’ • 60 Meals
From $11,290pp twin share* in an Amadeus Suite
From $13,745pp twin share* in an Amadeus Suite
From $12,690pp twin share* in an Amadeus Suite
FREE BUSINESS CLASS
BETWEEN FREE BUSINESS CLASS RETURN ASIA & EUROPE*
FLY RETURN TO EUROPE FOR ONLY $1,495pp
FREE BUSINESS CLASS
RETURN BETWEEN ASIA & EUROPE*
FLY RETURN TO EUROPE FOR ONLY $1,495pp
RETURN BETWEEN ASIA & EUROPE*
FLY RETURN TO EUROPE FOR ONLY $1,495pp*
CALL 1300| 364 414 OR CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT www.evergreentours.com.au
*Conditions apply. For FULL conditions refer to Evergreen Tours brochures. All prices based on per person twin share. Valid on new bookings only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Special and prices based on S Category Cabin only. Must book and pay in FULL within 7 days of booking. RIVER CRUISING: EGFC/EGRC- price based on 21/08/11 departure. EFPP/ERPP- price based on 24/07/11 departure. EGRE/EGFE- price based on 21/08/11 departure. EBFC/EBRC price based on 27/7/11 departure. EARC- price based on 26/07/11 departure. Price based on land and cruise components only. Airfare is additional. Subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out & valid to 31/03/11. Airfare Specials: Airfare ex. SYD/BNE/MEL to Asia based on economy. Business class offer Asia to Europe based on Swiss Airlines, enquire for details. Must be taken in conjunction with tour listed. Based on speciﬁc class and Swiss airline, if class not available a surcharge may apply. Fares are non-refundable & any changes will incur a fee. Airport/Airline & Port taxes are included. Available on limited seats and speciﬁc departures. Surcharge for payment by credit card applies. Subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out. Prices, Dates, Taxes & availability correct at 18/02/11 & subject to change. Evergreen Tours (a division of Scenic Tours Pty Ltd) ABN 85 002 715 602. Lic. No. 2TA 002 633. BOOKING CODE: EV1240 EV1240_SeniorsNews_FP.indd 1
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HOLIDAY & Leisure Explore the beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
light attractions of Vietnam & Cambodia. Guests will enjoy an exquisite holiday experience in some of the most extraordinary destinations in Indochina. Iconic landmarks of historic towns and bustling cities, you’ll see the region brought to life by friendly local guides, subtly excellent service and engaging activities. RACQ’s Maroochydore Travel office is offering 20% off an exclusive RACQ Travel charter departing on the 14th November 2011. Cruise along the Mekong River in a luxury boutique ship for 7 days
with APT on the brand new ms Amalotus. Award winning travel consultants from RACQ are providing free travel presentations come along to hear all about the extended options that are available. Learn about Vietnam & Cambodia, European River Cruises and European coach tours: APT and Trafalgar Tours presentations will take place at 6pm on March 2 at the Maroochydore RSL Cruising around Europe on Cunard or Princess cruise lines or European coach tours: Insight, Cunard and Prin-
business class airline upgrades on cruise tours in June, July and August 2011. Their cruise tours are fully escorted with European Cruise/Tour Director which means you can really understand the local culture and history from a “locals” perspective. One of the other benefits river cruising with Evergreen Tours is their fleet. All are deluxe boutique river ships with only up to 147 passengers. This means that there is only one sitting when dinning , you can get a drink at the bar, the crew do get to know you and you don’t feel “swamped” , unlike ocean cruising. They also use one of the newest ship fleets on the European Rivers with their oldest ship only being 2 years old. These ships have all modern facilities with outside all weather french balcony state-
rooms that open up so you can feel the ebb and flow of the river. The ships have the added feature of having up to 12 larger owner suites which are 46% larger than the standard stateroom so more passengers enjoy an upgraded experience. All staterooms and suites are equipped with hotel-style beds, private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, sitting area with table and chairs, TV and infotainment system. The public areas feature Panorama restaurant and bar, large Sundeck, Wellness Club, Fitness Centre, Library plus the added bonus a rear Club Lounge & Deck. Your experience will take you through Europe’s broad and mighty rivers that, over time shaped the history, destiny and cultures of the countries through which they pass. Connecting eight coun-
tries from the Black Forest to the Black sea, the Danube is Europe’s second largest river. Sail though the Main-Danube Canal, a spectacular engineering feat linking 3200kms of European Waterways. The Elbe River houses Germany’s rich history and The Moselle is one of the most hauntingly beautiful river valleys on earth. These cruises dock in the centre of towns and take advantage of included shore excursions, enabling you to witness the local life and culture up close. You can also enjoy free time to meander through the streets, shop for local crafts or watch the world go by sipping on hot chocolate or latte in the many quaint cafes. Evergreens cruise tour itineraries are well paced with sightseeing opportunities and visits to treasured landmarks & his-
Discover Paradise... ... the Aranui way!
Departures 2011: 17 Feb / 31 Mar / 12 May / 23 Jun / 14 Jul / 4 Aug / 25 Aug / 6 Oct / 27 Oct / 17 Nov 17 nights from $7,599*pp ex SYD twin share 16 nights from $7,599*pp ex BNE twin share
Join this 200 passenger working freighter and sail 1300kms north of Tahiti to the remote Marquesas Archipelago, to experience an adventure of a lifetime. This special group package includes a 13 night Aranui 3 cruise in a Standard A cabin, with economy class airfares to/from Papeete, 4 nights pre/post cruise accommodation in Papeete, airport and ship transfers and all pre-payable taxes. Bonus: chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from SYD/BNE airport*
* Conditions apply, Subject to availability. Ex BNE has 3 nights pre/post accom only. See our website for details. Airport transfers valid within 35kms of international airport. ABN24 003 026 369 Lic No 2TA003 131
The Small Ship Adventure People
1300 662 943 www.ultimatecruising.com.au
ESCORTED COACH TOURS 12 DAY TASMANIA TOUR Dep: 6th March 2012 From: $2795 Bris, $2595 Syd, $2495 Melb, $3995 Perth Concessions apply. Dinner, Bed & B’fast & sightseeing. Also 11 day air tour available, similar dates & prices.
31 DAY ENGLAND – SCOTLAND – WALES & IRELAND Dep: April to November 2011 – Fares from: $7395 Inc: Return air fares – 4 nts London stopover each way. 21 day tour – 19 b’fasts & 10 dinners. Add: 15 day European Cruise from $6000 & 5 extra nights in London $995 with sightseeing.
toric towns plus they have created cruise tours that include Paris, Prague, Britain & Ireland, Eastern Europe, Dalmatia Coast, Italy and The European Alps. In regards to those special deals for a limited time only Evergreen is offering book a top-deck deluxe Amadeus Suite on selected Evergreen Tours Europe River Cruising departures and Fly Return to Europe for only $1,495pp and receive a Free Business Class Upgrade between Asia and Europe (conditions apply). To book contact Evergreen Tours on 1300 364 414 or visit www.evergreentours.com or see your local travel agent.
U3A armchair travel ON Friday 18th March, travel with Peter & Ann Simpson to Europe. From Holland, through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Cruise on the Adriatic touching at Croatia and Sicily, and a historic small train trip through the snow over the Swiss Alps. Peter’s entertaining talk includes many photos and practical aspects – map-reading (a challenge), spending the local currency (easy) and eating like locals (wonderful) and how to locate the amazing variety of toilets and dramas like leaving Ann behind in Verona. Venue – U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave. Tewantin. Time – 9.20. Cost - $4.00 per head includes morning tea. All welcome. Queries – phone 5440 5500.
Dep: 10th April or 24th September 2011 – Fares from: $5395 Dep: 8th April & 21st September 2012 – Fares from: $5595 See USA & finish up with a 14 night cruise on the “Norwegian Pearl” from Miami through the Caribbean, Panama Canal & Mexican Riviera. Visit Las Vegas, Anaheim (LA) or New York. More if you want it! Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Memphis Nashville OR Orlando, Washington New York Inc: Airfares & taxes. Also April 21st Sail from New York.
39 DAYS – Free Home Pick Up GRAND CIRCLE YELLOWSTONE to ALASKA Dep: 12 June 2011 & 11th June 2012 – Fares from $10,995 LasVegas, Zion & Bryce Canyons, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Grand Teton N.P. Yellowstone N.P. Rockies, Alaska Hwy, FairBanks, Denali N.P. Anchorage, Prince William Sound, Valdez, Haines, Skagway, Inside Passage Cruise, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Yosemite N.P. Inc: Return Air, Taxes, Accom, Sightseeing, Breakfasts.
60 DAYS – Free Home Pick Up GRAND AMERICA & CANADA Dep: 31st August 2011 & 30th August 2012 Fares from $14,495 Visiting LA, USA Westcoast, Yosemite, SFO, Victoria, Vancouver, Canadian Rockies, Mt. Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Autumn Leaves, Boston, New York, Orlando, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Inc: Return Airfares, 56 B’fasts, 2 Lunches & 8 Dinners.
20 DAYS USA & CANADA – CALGARY to NEW YORK Dep: 17th September 2011 – Fares from: $5995 t/share Fly to Calgary – visit Montana, Custer’s Battlefield, Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Bear Country, Chicago, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal, Autumn Leaves in New Hampshire, Boston, New York. Includes: Airfares, Sightseeing Breakfasts, Coach Travel. Add: Victoria, Vancouver & Rockies – add $2000 Add: New York to Orlando – add $2000 Escorted by Geoff Sampson
34 DAY USA, LONDON, PARIS & EUROPEAN CRUISE Dep: 27 October 2011 – Fares from $7995 Flight to Las Vegas (3 nights) then flight to Budapest, 14 night cruise to Amsterdam. 4 nights London, 3 nights Paris, 4 nights stopover Hong Kong. Add any tour of USA at cost. Escorted by owners Geoff & Val Sampson
USA COUNTRY MUSIC TOURS Dep: 31 May & 5 October 2011 Gold Seats 16 Days Las Vegas, Branson & Nashville from $6995 21 Days as above + Memphis & New Orleans from $7995 (CMA Fan Fair May only). 27 Days Branson, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas from $7495. Airfaire & taxes inc (October only) Gold Seats CMA Fan Fair
34 DAY NATIONAL PARKS OF USA & CANADA Dep: 6 September 2011 Fares from $7995 Visting Yosemite SFO Victoria, Vancouver, Rockies, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon National Parks, Sedona, Las Vegas & much more
20 DAY NATIONAL PARKS OF USA Dep: May - October 2011 Fares from $4495 Visiting Mt Rushmore, Bryce, Zion, Yellowstone National Park, Monument Valley Grand Canyon Sedona & Las Vegas & much more
WORLD DISCOVERY TOURS
Departures 2012: Ask Now
Entry is free but places are limited and attendees should call 5443 3306 to reserve their seats.
24 DAYS USA PANAMA CANAL CRUISE
Cruising Down the River … WITH European River Cruising being the new “black” in travel at the moment a lot of people think that the 2011 river cruising season is booked out but this is not the case. There are still peak summer season cruises and cruise tours still available and if you shop around they are accompanied with some great deals. One of the cruise tour operators that have peak season availability with some fantastic deals is Evergreen Tours. They‘ve just recently celebrated 30 years of operation and are a part of the Australian owned Scenic Tours group. Interestingly while the name “Evergreen” conjures up an older traveller the majority of their passengers are in their 50s to 60s. Currently their specials range from fly free to Europe (plus airline taxes) to free
cess presentations will take place at 6pm March 9 at the Maroochydore RSL
VIETNAM & Cambodia are lands of great contrasts – of tantalising flavours, stunning beauty, colourful history and unique culture. So it’s no surprise that this striking region of Indochina is an increasingly popular destination for travellers. From natural wonders to exotic cuisine, serene waterways to astonishing architecture, the attractions of these countries are legendary, as is the warm hospitality of those who call them home. RACQ are delighted to offer an exceptional land and cruise touring options covering the high-
FREECALL 1800 645 055u www.worlddiscoverytours.com.au
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20% off Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Mekong River Cruise*
Exclu R ACQ sive Tr Chart avel er
RACQ escorted luxury Mekong River Cruise^ Cruise on the brand new ms Amalotus vessel 8 day cruise • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) • My Tho • Cai Be • Sa Dec • Tan Chau • Phnom Penh • Chong Koh • Tonle Sap • Siem Reap Departing 14th November 2011. 8 days from $3445 RACQ Travel price from $2776*per person, twin share, cruise only.
Siem Reap Angkor Wat Tonle Sap Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh
Offer includes: • 8 day Luxury Mekong River Cruise • Port charges and tipping • Airport transfers, excursions and entertainment (as per itinerary) • 21 meals including local wine with lunch and dinner on your cruise, plus local beer and spirits at all times on the cruise • The services of a APT Tour Director • Services of an RACQ escort^
Optional three night pre and post tours and accommodation package. Tailor-made options also available.
7 Vietnam Mekong River Cruise My Tho Ho Chi Minh City Tan Chau Cai Be (Saigon) Sa Dec
RACQ Travel consultants are multi award winning experts. We can assist you when choosing to extend your holiday with tailor made options. RACQ Travel also offer:
No credit card fees 10% discount on Travel Insurance
Special member discounts Award winning consultants
Contact your local travel team directly on 5443 3306 25-33 Cornmeal Parade, Maroochydore email@example.com * Conditions apply. Prices are per person, twin share and include savings and port charges. Discount does not apply to port charges of $100. Available on new bookings only. Book and deposit by 18 March 2011. Strictly limited offer. Offers may be withdrawn at any time, are subject to availability at time of booking and can’t be combined with any other offer. Member offer valid on Luxury Mekong River Cruise (VEMR08) departing 14 November 2011 only. 20% off offer is valid on cruise only including tipping. ^Escort based on reaching minimum numbers. For further information contact RACQ Travel. Page 40 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - March 2011
HOLIDAY & Leisure Tops of Switzerland with Tempo Holidays
Mt Pilatus, Europe’s highest railway
ENJOY the panoramic views of Alpine on a magical train trip through the peaks of Switzerland with Tempo Holidays. Price starting from $917* per person twin share, Tempo Holidays new 5-day ‘Tops of Switzerland’ rail package visits two of the most spectacular mountain tops in Europe – Jungfraujoch, home to Europe’s highest railway, and Mount Pilatus where you will ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Highlights include Interlaken, Jungfraujoch’s Aletsch Glacier - the longest glacier in the Alps, a ride on the Golden Pass Panoramic train to Lucerne passing through the pretty lakeside town of Brienz and unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains and lakes at Mount Pilatus. The package is valid for sale until 31
December 2011 and includes 4 nights in a 3 star hotel, 4 breakfasts, first class train travel using a Swiss Transfer ticket with 5 transfers, Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe excursion, Golden Pass Panoramic train and boat and cogwheel railway to Mount Pilatus. From stylish resort towns like Zermatt and St Moritz, the ancient capital of Berne, the cosmopolitan cities of Zurich and Lucerne to the majestic snow capped Alps, Switzerland boasts spectacular scenery, cultural variety and an exciting mix of tradition and modernity. Tempo is also introducing two other Swiss rail experiences in 2011: Glacier Express Experience, and Swiss Mountain Peaks. For more information contact your local Travellers Choice agent.
See the best of Lake Eyre with Graham A couple of years ago a bloke from Charleville said we were heading for a 5 year monsoonal change. Here we are just entering the third year of his prediction. Spot on Pete! Lake Eyre is one of nature’s wonders and following ex-Cyclone Yasi dumping all that rainfall, in what is the biggest catchment area in Australia, the water will make its way through the western river systems and flow into the big salty sink called Lake Eyre. Lake Eyre will more than likely end up with more water in it than it has in the last two years. Join Graham on a day flight from Brisbane to Lake Eyre taking in the famous Birdsville Hotel. Leaving Brisbane at 7.30am on a 36 seat highwinged Dash 8, head west to Charleville and meet Graham who will provide you with an informative commentary while you discover the western river systems, the outback road networks, the small communities, the huge properties and stories about our early explorers. Graham’s knowledge comes from many years of conducting tours throughout the region and his enthusiasm for this land & history is reflected in his clear concise commentary. See the best of Lake Eyre with people that have travelled these regions for many years and enjoy a real outback experience with Graham. Your day out on a private chartered plane includes breakfast, lunch, morning Bookings are & afternoon tea, a light evening meal and informative commentary by Graham. Cost $1699.00 per person. For further details see www.travelwest.com.au or call Graham & Deb at Travel West on 1800 654 541 or 0428 545 954.
Thursday 17 March 2pm Polleys Suntour Coach Holidays essential - please phone or email the Transit Centre
For more than 16 years Maverick Travel has operated personally escorted group tours to the most spectacular regions of the world. The tours are limited to a maximum of 30 participants and include almost all sightseeing tours in the tour cost. In 2011 we will only be offering 3 exclusive, fully escorted group tours. If you enjoy the camaraderie and security of small group travel, these are the tours for you.
Escorted Group Tours for 2011 An African Experience – 13 July 11 -18 days visiting Cape Town – The Cape of Good Hope – The Simonstown Penguin Colony – Robben Island - The Winelands – The Wild Coast – The Drakensberg Mtns. – Ladysmith – Dundee - The Zulu Battlefields – Shakaland – Hluhluwe N.P. – Swaziland – The Blyde River Canyon - Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, bordering Kruger N. P. Optional extensions to Victoria Falls, Botswana, Kenya etc. Awesome Alaska & the Historic Yukon – 07 Sep 11 – 21 days visiting Skagway - Whitehorse – Dawson City – Fairbanks – Denali N.P. – Anchorage – Girdwood – Seward – Plus a 7 night Inside Passage Cruise on ms Statendam including College Fjord – Glacier Bay N.P. – Haines – Juneau – Ketchikan – Vancouver. Plus optional extensions to, the Grizzly Bears of Knights Inlet, the Canadian Rockies, the Polar Bears of Churchill etc. Sensational South America – November 11 – 27 days visiting – Santiago – Lima – The Amazon River – Cusco – The Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu – Paraty – Rio – Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires – Bariloche & The Lakes Crossing of the Andes. With optional extensions to the Chilean Fjords, Galapagos Islands etc. REGISTER NOW FOR 2012 South Americas Hidden Gems – March 2012 – 26 days visiting – Cartagena – Bogota – Zipaquira Salt Cathedral – Quito – The Avenue of the Volcanoes - Riobamba – The Chiva Express – The Devils Nose Railway – Cuenca – a 4 night Galapagos Islands Cruise –The Atacama Desert – Santiago. With optional extensions to Easter Island, Tahiti or the Chilean Fjords etc. For more details on the individual tours & the services that we offer, please visit our website – www.mavericktravel.com.au – or contact us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
711 Stafford Rd., Everton Park, Brisbane, 4053 Ph: 07 33553700 Fax: 07 33553799
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HOLIDAY & Leisure South Africa – Maverick’s Way In July of this year, Maverick Travel will once again take a small group of Australians to South Africa on their ‘African Experience’ tour. This 18 day group tour will be personally escorted from Australia, by Russell Kelly, the person who cre-
ated the tour more than 8 years ago. In that time, the tour has become a firm favourite with Maverick Travel’s clients. Not only because it is escorted from Australia, but also because it is one of the most comprehensive tours of southern Africa.
Another attraction for members of the group is that, as with all Maverick Travel group tours, virtually all of the sightseeing and many of the meals are included in the base cost. Consequently, there is no need to buy expensive ‘optional’ tours along the
LAKE EYRE IN A DAY Saturday 9th & 16th April, 2011 • 1 Day Tour
• Ex Brisbane via Birdsville
• Geography & History Lesson • Clear, concise commentary by Graham from Charleville
• $1699.00 per person includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
1800 654 541 or 0428 545 954 www.travelwest.com.au
way. Russell’s motivation for creating the tour was to show Australians the ‘real’ South Africa, by visiting parts of the country that are usually ignored by the larger tour operators. The result is a tour that offers a unique combination of game viewing, history, scenery and cultural experiences. Some of the more unusual areas visited include, the “Wild Coast”, The Drakensberg Mountains, the Zulu Battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, as well as Ladysmith – site of one of the most famous sieges of the Boer War. However, the more well-known areas have not been ignored, as the tour also includes Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Zululand, Hluhluwe N. P., Swaziland, The Blyde River Canyon and Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Whilst the tour is one of the most diverse tours available, Maverick Travel realises that most visitors to Africa want to see the animals and this is where they excel - all of
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4 Night Package
$789 Per person Twin Share or 5 Night Package $888 Per person Twin Share Use your pension rail tickets
• Beach front accommodation • Full Tour Itinerary • Nightly Entertainment • Hot Buffet Breakfast every Morning • Lunches Everyday • 3 Course Dinner Every Evening • Transfers from Rockhampton Rail • Pool & Spa
TOURS COMPRISE OF: Dreamtime Cultural Centre Rockhampton Botanic Gardens Historic Tour Singing Ship Great Keppel Island Henderson Park Waterpark Eco Tour Footlights Theatre Restaurant All tours are subject to changes
180 beach views of Yeppoon
1800 684 500 www.bayviewtower.com.au
the 6 game drives are done in open-top Landrovers, not enclosed mini vans. This allows the participants to get much closer to the wildlife. In fact, 4 of the 6 game drives are done at the legendary Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park. Here the vehicles are allowed to traverse the vast expanse of land belonging to Sabi Sabi, not being restricted to roads and tracks. Such freedom allows the rangers to actually “track” the wild animals in their natural habitat – a truly unique experience that cannot be replicated in the National Parks. The 2011 tour departs on 13 July and, as with all
The Drakensberg Mountains at sunset
Maverick Travel’s group tours, the total number of participants will be restricted to a maximum of 30. If you think that you may be interested in joining the tour, you will need to act quickly, as the increased interest in South
Africa since the World Cup should mean that the tour will sell very quickly. To reserve your place on the 2011 tour, please contact Maverick Travel now, on Ph: 07 3355 3700. Or Russell directly on email@example.com
North America – All Over! GRAND America & Canada, the ultimate escorted tour of a lifetime! A ‘Once in a lifetime’ tour with the mature traveler in mind. 60 days on the North American continent, each day something new and different. Experience the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies – Niagara Falls – The Glaciers – The Mounties - The Canyons – The National Parks – Adobe Villages – The Great Cities – The Highways and the Byways! Mickey Mouse! – make your dreams come true with a visit to the magical kingdom of the famous mouse. Movies! – Tour Universal and see how the movies are made; Castles! - Tour the legendary Hearst Castle; exico! – Go ‘south of the border’ to the Mexican town of Tijuana; National Parks! – Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Yosemite _ Jasper and Banff – Giant Redwoods – Lake Louise and ride the Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefields – Carlsbad Caverns. Elvis Presley! Graceland the Presley mansion and the “Garden of Rememberance. Martin Luther King National Civil Rights Museum. Nashville – Home of Country Music – Grand Ole Opry – Gaylord Opryland
New Orleans and all the Jazz! Bourbon Street – The French Quarter – Honky Tonk and Jazz – experience the fascinating world of Creole and Cajun and a cruise on the mighty Mississippi – Visit Oak Alley Plantation. Great Cities! Los Angeles – San Francisco – Vancouver – Chicago – Ottawa – Montreal – Boston – New York – Washington DC – Orlando – New Orleans – Memphis – Dallas – San Antonio – Las Vegas. Landmarks! Golden Gate Bridge – Fisherman’s Wharf – Butchart Gardens – Lake Louise – Mt Rushmore, Bear Park USA - Wall Street – Empire State Building – Statue of Liberty – Manhattan – The Bronx – Harlem, The White House – Kennedy Space Centre – The Alamo – The Las Vegas Strip. Or travel with Geoff to Calgary departing 17th September 2011 and join Val on the Big Tour to New York (20 days) or Orlando (27 days). Be part of the epic tour that will leave you with great friends, wonderful memories and ‘stories that will last a lifetime’. The Tour departs on 31st August 2011. For more information or a colour brochure please contact World Discovery Tours on 1 800 645 055.
Always so much is included in our great prices on all our fabulous tours. Try our competitive charter process for your group or club! MELBOURNE INT. FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
PORT MACQUARIE TOUR
27 Mar-5 April 2011 (10 Days) Cost: A: $2,069.00 & P: $2,039.00 p/p T/S
23-27 May 2011 (5 Days) Cost: A: $495.00 p/p T/S One Thrifty Price for All!
MT ISA WINTER TOUR
KEMPSEY & BARRINGTON TOPS 10-16 April 2011 (7 Days) Cost: A: $1,445.00 & P: $1,415.00 p/p T/S
4-15 June 2011 (12 Days) Cost: A: $2,750.00 & P: $2,720.00 p/p T/S
WHITSUNDAY WINTER ESCAPE TOUR
EASTER IN THE SOUTH BURNETT
20-26 June 2011 (7 Days) Cost: A: $1,599.00 & P: $1,569.00 p/p T/S
22-25 April 2011 (4 Days) Cost: A: $1,005.00 & P: $975.00p/p Twin Share
CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT HERVEY BAY
O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST GUESTHOUSE 17-19 May 2011 (3 Days) Cost: $898.00 Twin Share One Fabulous Price for all
18-22 July 2011 (5 Days) Cost: A: $1,015.00 & P: $985.00 p/p T/S
WONDEROUS CARNARVON GORGE 31 July-4 August 2011 (5 Days) Cost: A: $1,225.00 & P: $1,195.00 p/p T/S
*Itineraries are available for all tours As always so much is included in our great prices on all our fabulous tours. TRY OUR COMPETITIVE CHARTER PRICES FOR YOUR GROUP OR CLUB!
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