Rainbow Beach Community News August 2019

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August 2019 • Vol 22 • Issue 8

Jobs on offer for new lifesavers

In this issue... The Rainbow Beach Surf Club and Sports Club have joined forces to encourage new members to join the club. Great incentives include accommodation and a job. Read more on page 3.

Vietnam • Commemorate Veterans Day rs about • Variety Bash ca ach to hit Rainbow Be helps • TCB Country Club local clubs

Editor’s Note

So many stories ... so little room T

HERE IS SO MUCH good happening in this region it is hard to fit it all in a monthly! We have some great stories like the Sports Club helping out the Surf Club by offering not only financial support to the club, but working together to offer young people jobs if they commit to do their bronze medallion with the Surf Club - win win! Don’t miss the monster garage sale on Saturday August 17 from 7am on the grounds of the Community and Men’s Shed, behind City Farm in Tin Can Bay. I inherited my love of bargains from my father…. so I’ll be there with bells on. So much sport: sailing, yachting, dragon boating, archery, shooting, athletics and of course fishing - find it all in the sport and fishing pages - great to see so many taking advantage of the opportunities that we have here.

rather happy with themselves. Congrats to all involved in putting this huge event together so successfully. Congratulations to Scott Lucas and the team from Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church who celebrated their 10th anniversary last month. A great little church and they also look after the bookings for the Veteran and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove. Need to talk to someone? Pop along to the church. And if you have a few hours per week - not a lot - every community group I talk to, including Vinnies at Rainbow Beach, need your help. Even a couple of hours will make a difference to the volunteers who have to do more than their share. It is good for the soul to help out. :) Have a great month, Cooloola Coast. With this weather, how can we not?



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HUGE PART of what makes this region, and Australia, great is the beach culture and the local surf

clubs. Racing down after school on Friday to get to the club, surf swim early Saturday morning, a couple of days on the beach, learning new skills, mucking around with your mates/girlfriends and then home again Monday morning, straight to school. Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club is no exception and it’s a culture of fun, healthy choices, support and is ‘the making’ of so many young people. At the Rainbow Beach annual dinner and awards night, Nathan Kropp (Kroppy) from the Rainbow Beach Sports Club

It’s just a great way of life presented a cheque to the President of the surf club, Shane Handy, for $2500 with the words, “and I told you, if you get the IRB team together for the next carnival there is another one of these coming.” He said: “The Surf Club volunteer their time for the community events; so in return the sports club make a donation to the life savers to keep the flags on the beach.”

He and the sports club are going one step further - they are offering jobs to two 15-17-year-olds to join the surf club. They are offering work at the sports club, in return for a committed membership to the Life Saving Club. “They can catch the bus down Friday afternoon, stay in the surf club, do their bronze, and be a part of the club, do some work at the sports club for some money, and then catch the bus home Monday

morning for school.” Giving back to the community is part of the role Kroppy sees the sports club performing. “Everything we put on is to benefit the members and their families. “We held the Bull ‘n’ Bronc this year in conjunction with the surf club and Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. It was the first year and it was a big success for the town with rave reviews by all involved.

Kroppy handing Shane Handy a cheque for the surf club from the proceeds of the Bull ‘n’ Bronc

The club put up the $10,000 prize money and everyone got involved and gave up their time to work together which means a win for the town and a cheque for the surf club.” So, if you are 15 to 17 years old and want to be part of the surf club culture, grab a mate and give Kroppy a call and make it happen. It will change your life.

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Commemorate Vietnam Veteran’s Day 18th August 2019

Memorial service at the TCB Anzac Memorial Park


ELCOME TO AUGUST! It’s been a long time in the making but we will see the opening of the Veterans’ Retreat. We would like to thank all who helped with this project, from the grant writing stage, to construction, to painting of the deck and other bits and pieces. Should be a good place to sit come summer. This month we commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day (previously Long Tan Day). On Sunday August 18 we will have a service commencing at 10.45am at the Tin Can Bay ANZAC Memorial Park. All veterans and community members welcome. Light refreshments will be served at the Sub Branch at the completion of the Service. We have started our Father’s Day raffle, so if you are in the sub branch then buy a ticket for a $1 for some great prizes. Drawn on Father’s Day, the first Sunday in

September. Stan will also be selling them at the market, so keep a look-out. Don’t forget the first Tuesday of the month is Carers Day, second Tuesday is Veterans and Community Morning Tea and all other Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 to 11.30am is Drop-In Centre. Just remember, the Sub Branch is open to anyone whether you are a Veteran or a visitor to Tin Can Bay. At the moment, we only have food on Sundays with steak burgers and hamburgers cooked on the BBQ. We also have music supplied by local musicians and raffles, food starts at midday till 2pm and the raffles are drawn at 2.30pm. See you at the Sub Branch.

Memorial Service at Rainbow Beach Cenotaph


HE RSL RAINBOW Beach Sub Branch will conduct a memorial service to remember those who served and those who fell for this country during the Vietnam Conflict 1962 to 1975. Over 520 Australians made the supreme sacrifice during that time in South Vietnam and over 3000 were wounded and many others required medical treatment for illness. At home, Australians were at odds amongst themselves and the government over our involvement

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and the compulsory National Service Policy introduced specifically for the Vietnam War. Wreaths will be laid to honour those who did not return alive from a foreign land many knew little about prior to our military involvement. Your presence at the service on Sunday August 18, commencing at 11am at the Cenotaph Rainbow Beach Road, is welcomed.

Congratulations Maureen Costello OAM


N THE QUEEN’S Birthday Honours List, our own Maureen Costello was honoured with a Medal (OAM) Maureen has/is Board Secretary Wide Bay and Burnett District Branch, since 2016; Life Member since 2018; Tin Can Bay Sub-Branch President, - circa 2007-2016 and Current President - Committee Member, 2000-2016. Veteran Welfare Officer, 2000s-Present. Past and current members and volunteers of the Sub Branch thank Maureen for her service of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to veterans and their families.


Meet the Variety Bashers

HE 30TH ANNUAL Variety Bash Queensland is coming to Rainbow Beach and all are invited to join in the fun on Sunday September 1 at 4pm at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. The annual event started in 1985 by Dick Smith, and is all about having fun and supporting Aussie kids by giving out grants of equipment and services to local kids and organisations along the route. There will be over 100 cars at the club and 300 colourfully costumed crew for everyone to have a chat with, wish them luck and learn more about Variety, the children’s charity. A local for 39 years and with wife Maureen, owners of the Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre, Sam Mitchell is on his 19th bash and his son-in-law, Robert Campbell, is on his 27th bash. This year they are driving a beach buggy ... thus the hat ...

Sam’s first trip was in an HR Holden with Graham Jackman and he said: “The hardest one was the Cape York trip. There were 13 million corrugations between Cooktown and Cape York in the year 2000, with many breakdowns. We had mechanics along with us and support vehicles but I believe there is one car still up there.” Cars are scrutineered before they take off to ensure they are safe, with the final scrutineering completed the day before the bash. Each car must be at least 30 years old. This year the trip is from Mackay to the Gold Coast via Rainbow Beach and Oakey. The drivers and their teams will have breakfast at the Rainbow Beach School early on September 3 and leave from there for the rest of their ten-day, 3360 kilometre journey. Let’s all go to the club to wish them luck and…. Go Sam! Sam Mitchell is on his 19th ‘bash’ with Variety, The Childrens Charity

Monster Garage Sale Don’t miss this one! W

RITE THE DATE in your diaries! Saturday August 17 a monster garage sale is being held in the grounds of the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed premises behind Cityfarm at Tin Can Bay, commencing 7am. But wait, there’s more! Not only will we have a huge variety of goods on offer but also brekkie in the form of a sausage sizzle, tea/coffee, cake, cold drinks, etc. Our $2 number board gives you a chance to win $100 and you’ll be able to find out what our Shed is planning in the way of workshops, activities and programs. Seating will be available for you to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere. You’ll be able to meet Shed members, make new friends and mingle with old friends. It promises to be a huge day

and your support will be very much appreciated in helping us raise funds to satisfy regulatory obligations. In the meantime, if you have any unwanted, saleable items (such as plants, old tools, furniture, household items, toys) you would like to donate, please either drop them off to the Shed before Saturday, August 10. To negotiate the collection of larger items, contact Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager) 0420 299 651, Graham Langdown (President) 0433 062 906 or Paul Boulton (Secretary) 0437 007 911. So don’t forget the date. Be there or be square, 7am opening time to bag a bargain!

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Historical Cooloola

Shedding light on Inskip history


ECENTLY, THE RADIO tower at the Tin Can Bay Coast Guard base became home to a restored relic of the old Inskip Point Light and Signal Station. It is one of the kerosene lamps used before electric light and has been restored by one of our members, Ian Sutton. Ian is one of our crew skippers and retired shipwright, and has a great interest in nautical history. The Wide Bay Bar is renowned as one of the most dangerous bars on the coast of Queensland, largely due to the huge volume of water flowing in and out of the Great Sandy Straits, and the shifting nature of the sand that builds around the entrance. Crossing a coastal bar even in these days with good navigation equipment and charts, is not to be taken lightly.

In the years after Andrew Petrie discovered the Mary River and the rich areas inland, settlers and trade soon followed. By 1859 the Port of Wide Bay was thriving, and then in 1869, James Nash discovered gold at Gympie. The need for a safer entry over the Wide Bay Bar was soon needed. A decision was made in 1872 to build a pilot station at Inskip Point together with a signal station. By the end of 1872, a pilot and two crew plus two lightkeepers had been employed. In 1875, a telegraph line had been built from Inskip Point to Maryborough, where the harbourmaster was stationed. Shortly after, a light station was also established at Hook Point. The benefit of having a light station at

Inskip is that they can signal the state of the bar to ships’ masters. By day they used pennants and flags, by night they used lights. These signals would indicate to ships whether it was safe to cross the bar. Many accidents on coastal bars are due to skippers not being aware of the tides, or choosing to cross at the wrong time, but the lightkeepers of Inskip were responsible for saving countless lives in the 100 years they operated there. If you are passing by the Coast Guard base, look at the radio tower and you will see one of the lights used by those early lightkeepers. The lightkeepers have gone, but always remember to talk to Coast Guard before crossing the bar.

The restored light sitting up in the coast guard radio tower

Have your say on the Regional Tourism Strategy T

HE COOLOOLA COAST has a vital and significant role in the tourism of the Gympie region. If you are fortunate enough to live in a community such as ours, it is important to express your opinion on matters that affect the region. The GRC has released a draft called Gympie Region Tourism Strategy for 20192024, and is asking residents for their say. The introduction on the website to the draft says: “The purpose of the Tourism Strategy is to provide clear direction on what is needed now and into the future to deliver a vibrant, dynamic and compelling visitor destination and a thriving, buoyant tourism industry generating even greater

economic and social prosperity for the Gympie Region.” The 72-page document details priority markets and trends including visitors length of stay, the primary and secondary domestic market, the international market and seeks to find ways to improve the statistics. According to the draft, ‘The Cooloola Coast sub-region dominated the region’s total domestic holiday visitors with an average 61 per cent share of overnight domestic visitors over the last 10 years. In 2017, Cooloola Coast still enjoyed a 66 per cent share of all visitors.’ The Tourism Goals noted are:

• Elevate tourism as a regional priority, • Build new and improve existing tourism and infrastructure • Strengthen Gympie city’s heritage position and assets • Develop new and grow existing tourism experiences • Proactive in securing greater investment • Foster positive consumer perceptions Mayor of Gympie Regional Council, Cr Mick Curran said: “Whilst Gympie Regional Council is the custodian of the strategy, this is a “whole of region” plan, with success reliant on committed and effective

collaboration between Council and subregional communities, tourism operators and dedicated volunteers that are equally willing to roll up their sleeves and work alongside us to deliver the key priorities and actions set out in this document.” One of the questions is: “What proportion of Council’s tourism marketing effort (and spend) should be afforded on recognising Cooloola Coast as the jewel in the region’s tourism crown, versus growing other sub-regions including Gympie city, to similar levels of visitation?” To view the draft strategy and have your say, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/tourismstrategy Closes Sunday August 25.

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TCB Country Club hosts and helps


HE TIN CAN BAY Golf and Country Club recently hosted its first Pro-Am for 23 years. There was an $11,000 purse for the Pros and we would like to thank our many sponsors for the Pro purse, as without them there would not have been a Pro-Am. Over $2,500 was raised by the golfers and sponsors for the amateur prizes. The day turned out to be fine, after so much rain leading up to the event. The green staff, Dusty and his men, had the course in magnificent condition for the wet conditions leading up to the event. A big thank you must also go to the members who helped clean the course up prior to the Pro-Am, and to the people who offered their homes for players

wishing to be billeted. There were 35 pros and 105 amateurs who played in the Pro-Am. In addition to the Pro-Am the TCB Country Club has been quietly supporting the local community and charities to the tune of $30,000! The Committee chose as their major recipients this year the Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport, TCB Community Men’s Shed, The Royal Flying Doctors Service and the TCB P-10 School Brekky Club. Manager of the Club, Brad Robb, said: “As a community club we are now in a better financial position to give back to local community groups. We have decided on clubs or organisations that we Profession Winner Justin Warren 62 gross with Mayor Mick Curran

Ladies Winner: Laurel Edwards – 32 points

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believe our members have relied on personally to assist them. These include charities such as Little Haven Palliative care, TCB Meals on Wheels, TCB Community Mens Shed and Cooloola Coast Medical Transport. He said: “Our philosophy is that being a community club it’s nice to support those charities by way of donation, that have supported our members, who over the years have supported us. “We have a group of members of the country club who raise funds within the club each week to support the Royal Flying Doctors and we thought it would be nice to assist them and their charity.” One of the recipients, TCB Meals on Wheels, is more than just a meal. Many of our members have used Meals on Wheels and it is an important part of this community.

Division 1 winner: Robert Downman – 40 points

Belgian Croix de Guerre for Bravery A CENTENARY CELEBRATION


N SATURDAY July 13, 2019 the Reibel Family, a well known and respected local family, held a reunion. This special event was a celebration of the centenary of the wedding of Joe and Nancy Reibel who were married on July 13, 1919 in London, England. Descendants of Joe and Nancy gathered at Olive Reibel’s property at Wallu for a family gathering to celebrate 100 years to the day of their marriage. Approximately 150 people attended with Reibel clan members travelling from Melbourne, Singapore, Macksville NSW, Bowen, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Canberra and local areas. Graham Reibel is the last remaining child of Joe and Nancy (he is also the youngest of their children). They had eight children (two daughters, Rita and Joan sadly passed within six days of each other from diphtheria in 1936). Graham’s four brother’s spouses also attended, Sylvia Reibel (Bob), Olive Reibel (Les), Pearl Reibel (Lewis) and Yvonne Reibel (Kurt) Graham cut the cake which was made and iced by Jenny Tritton and featured the Australian and UK connection. The history of Joseph and Nancy’s lives are an important milestone in the history of the Reibel Family. Their story is quite extraordinary and extensive. This is a brief history of the life and journey of Joseph and Nancy Reibel. Joseph Andrew Reibel is the son of Joseph and Emily Reibel, born in 1894 in Macksville, New South Wales. Joseph enlisted into the Australian Imperial Forces on May 4, 1916, and served in the 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion.

Above: Reibel Family at the reunion Left: Belgian Croix de Guerre

Joseph embarked from Australia on August 22, 1916, and he served until the end of World War I. During his service, Joseph was recommended for the Belgian Croix de Guerre, in 1917 and 1918, for bravery or other military virtue on the

battlefield. In 1919 Joseph Andrew Reibel was awarded with the Belgian Croix de Guerre. The following extract is the recommendation made by Lieutenant Corporal’s for Joseph’s devotion to duty: Belgian Croix de Guerre Recommendation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst engaged in firing the defences at STRIZSELE during the month

of May 1918 where he conducted parties nightly to the forward trench system, displaying great coolness under shell and machine gun fire. He also showed honourable courage and determination when in charge of his section during the operations at LIHONS and PROYART in August that where they were engaged in digging strong points and forming tracks under constant enemy fire.” Annie Jane Amelia Smith, known as Nancy, was born in 1898 in Lambeth, Surrey, England. She was the third child and only daughter of Annie Georgina Smith and Alfred Alexander Smith. Nancy’s father passed when she was a child, hence her eldest brother, Sergeant Thomas Alfred Smith, gave her away at her wedding. Joseph and Nancy met when Joseph was deployed overseas during the war, and they married on July 13, 1919, in London, England. Joe’s father had come out from Germany in the late 1800s and settled in the Nambucca Valley, NSW. Joe enlisted from there and settled back in the area with his bride, Nancy. They moved to Sexton in 1929 and during that time, they contributed much to the community. Joseph and Nancy retired to 20 Musgrave Road Gympie and farmed at Wilson Pocket before selling the property and moving to Tin Can Bay. This is where they settled, living on Whiting Street. Some recall Joseph as Strawberry Pop, in which he got this nickname because he used to grow strawberries in his backyard in Tin Can Bay.

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Creative Cuts Austen Tayshus at TCB Country Club

Simply Classical in dancing mode

Austen Tayshus is an Australian comedy legend having performed over 10,000 shows in nightclubs, universities, comedy clubs, pubs and theatres throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Fiji and Bali. In 1983 Austen Tayshus released Australiana, which is still, 3 decades later, the highest selling single in Australian recording history. Tin Can Bay Country Club, Saturday August 24, $25 per person (tickets on sale at reception), starts 8pm.

Free Event! The greatest musical legends of all time, characters, costumes, comedy and loads of fun and all free at the TCB Country Club with Legends on Tour show. Imagine eight legendary superstars traveling around Australia in one show: Johnny Cash, The Diamonds, Connie Francis, Sandy Shaw and Frank Ifield, Petula Clark and Nancy Sinatra, plus more

greats - J.O.K. Dusty Springfield, “Sonny and Cher”, Buddy Holly, Dell Shannon and Billy Thorpe, KD Lang and Roy Orbison and “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous brothers. All on Saturday August 3, Eddie Daniels and Suzie Lee headline this awesome show, Legends on Tour, which starts at 7.30pm at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

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The August Simply Classical concert will be Dance, and the possibilities are endless. Sue Allen, accompanist to countless musicians at the Eisteddfod and elsewhere, with an almost constant presence at Simply Classical concerts, will this time feature as a soloist, and the audience will find out what a brilliant pianist she is. Sarah Tollner is not only a highly respected music teacher for the region, but plays to perfection just about any instrument that has a mouthpiece and holes for fingers to dance on. Her favourite instrument is the oboe, but this

time she will demonstrate her skills with the bagpipes. Artistri, from Cooran have kept the date free on their calendar to perform in Gympie. They have appeared under a different name and grouping before, but whatever they do, they are always sensational. Please set aside Sunday August 25, 2pm, St. Patrick’s Church Gympie, admission is $15 adults, and $5 children. Our famous afternoon tea on conclusion. Pictured above is Artistri, left to right: Debra Schneider - mezzo-soprano, Susi Fox - piano, Fran Wilson - soprano.

p the very bottomCooloola contact Community Orchestra returns

The Cooloola Community Orchestra returns to Tin Can Bay in August for their second concert of 2019. Enjoyed by the community and a favourite for performers, the Community Complex continues to host this biannual afternoon of entertainment for all ages. This concert is sure to delight with performances from the orchestra, the Gympie Strings and numerous solo and ensemble items showcasing the talents of members. Of course, a delicious afternoon tea will be served at the interval where you can gifted oladesmingle to thewith ad these under themusicians. This is an afternoon not to be missed. The concert is on Sunday August 11, from 2pm at the Tin Can Bay Community Complex, 4453 Tin Can Bay Road (wheelchair accessible). Admission: adults $12, concession $10, families (2 adults, 2 children) $25. The Cooloola Community Orchestra is a not-for-profit organisation. Cover charges help to cover insurance costs, rehearsal venue hire and music purchases. The CCO thank you kindly for your support.

A world of film at Rainbow Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival is an annual love affair of brilliant short films, acclaimed features, parties, live music, filmmaker Q&A’s, interactive masterclasses and hearty discussions with delicious food and wine. Rainbow Beach resident, Jan Forbes, hosts a screeners group for the festival. Each week up to 14 locals meet for nibbles, review short film submissions, enjoy dinner, then more films. The screeners preview and rate short films from around the world in their search to find short films that are edgy, ground breaking, or downright hilarious – films that beat with a good strong heart. Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival runs from October 3-6, 2019, at the Gympie Civic Centre. More information at the website: www.heartofgold.com.au



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Arson marrs hazard reduction burn


URING JULY THE Tin Can Bay area was blanketed in smoke as several hazard reduction burns were conducted in native bushland. Most were DERM areas undertaken by Fireland Consultancy however on Saturday 13, the Wildflower Walk between Emperor St and Oyster Parade was successfully managed by Gympie Regional Council. This sensitive area was approached with a well executed systematic burn of the two end sections. With limiting environmental impact the focus of the planning, the centre area was retained as natural bushland to enable this year’s bird breeding complemented by Council’s newly installed nesting boxes. On Wednesday 17 all this hard work went up in smoke as a deliberately lit fire was raging on the pathway side of the centre section and had also jumped across to the foreshore reserve.

Above: Foreshore Burnt Right: Nesting box in burnt tree close up

Native plants thrive in natural environment A LTHOUGH THE SOIL in our wallum country is nutrient poor and the lack of many large trees means the area is quite exposed to the elements, local native plants thrive in this, their natural environment. A wide range of late winter/early spring flowering plants can be viewed easily along the main roads and on accessible bush tracks at this time of year. In the dry heath areas, look for the mass of white flowers of the wedding bush which grows to around three metres and is easily visible on the roadsides. Other white flowering plants are

Leptospermums, Hakeas and Phebalium. Pinks feature prominently at this time of year, with Boronias and the lovely Cooloola wax flower being stand-outs. The other colour you will begin to see is yellow. There are many shrubs with pea flowers - heathy parrot pea, showy parrot pea, eggs and bacon, and golden candlesticks. Plant of the month is the native ginger (Alpinia caerulea), an erect, multi-stemmed plant to three metres. The flowers are white, occur in spring and are followed by blue fruit. The leaves have an attractive red reverse side. A sunny spot is best and it

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can be cut back if it straggles. Please note: During winter, City Farm will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At the beginning of spring, we will open Friday as well. We are a cash only organisation. City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-3pm, 07 5486 2304, ccfni09@gmail.com www.cooloolacityfarm.org Native ginger (Alpinia caerulea)

Due to the quick actions of attending fire crews, the foreshore reserve was extinguished, removing threat to residential areas. However, the Wildflower Centre block was unable to be stopped. Auxiliary Captain Desley Goldsworthy was left standing in utter devastation watching the environmental vandalism that crews had protected just five days earlier. “My heart is breaking at the loss of all the hard work that was done on Saturday to preserve the area,” expressed Desley. Fortunately the cool evening conditions only allowed the fire to destroy about half of the remaining bush before burning itself out. To the person who put light to the area - shame, shame, shame! If anyone sees suspicious activity or sees/smells smoke that is not a part of a supervised controlled burn then contact authorities immediately.

Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Michael Brantz

Recognising the signs of domestic violence it’s not okay


OMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV) continues to be a problem in the Tin Can Bay Police Division, with local police attending about 50 DV-related jobs in the first half of 2019 – often attending the same address more than once. Domestic or family violence occurs when one person in a ‘relationship’ uses violent, threatening or abusive behaviour to control another. Behaviour such as physical abuse, damage to property, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation, and financial abuse, are all examples of domestic violence. There are plenty of early warning signs indicating there is trouble within a relationship and domestic violence is occurring. Some of these signs are jealousy, controlling behaviour, checking up on where their partners goes and who they see, saying things to belittle their partner and continually blaming their partner for things that go wrong.

referral to a professional support service. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to the police, that’s okay - there are other groups or agencies that can help. If you are concerned for yourself or someone you know, call for confidential advice on how to stay safe: • DV Connect (women’s line) 1800 811 811 (toll free 24 hours, call cannot be recorded on your telephone account) • DV Connect (men’s line) 1800 600 636 (9am - 12 midnight, 7 days) • Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 • Crisis Care 07 3235 9999 or 1800 177 135 • Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service 1800 011 046 • Kids Help Line 1800 551 800

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A big thank you to everyone from the Droughtrunners Tony Stewart – 0408 767 930


ATE IN JULY I did another supply run through to Longreach with about three tons of food and vouchers for farming families. A big thank you to those that have continued to donate to the IGA’s with collection trolleys, Drakes in Gympie, Ed’s Bakery, The Snak Shack, Barnacles, Lee’s Fishery, Tin Can Bay Bakery, Wayne (TCB) for his can donations, anonymous donors at Bank of Queensland Gympie and Gympie South Lions for a big donation. Also thank you to Rainbow/Cooloola Wholesalers for loading the pallets. Thank you all.

Just briefly, country from Augathella to north of Blackall has good grass cover but dry. Barcaldine area to Longreach seems to be only herbage and very bad. Morven to Mitchell to Roma is not good and there won’t be many crops harvested if any. The only good thing I saw was the number of full dams. Late this month I am heading through north western NSW and dropping off some hampers for the Drought Angels. Hopefully this drought will end this year and not outdo the ten-year drought around 1900 when temperatures reached 50 degrees out west and people dropped like flies before heading to the coast (that was global warming) with no air-con.


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Composition: The Rule of Thirds By Julie Hartwig, Tin Can Bay Camera Club


NE OF THE often discussed elements of photography is composition. But just what is it? According to the standard dictionary definition, composition is the factors or parts which go to make something, or the way in which the factors or parts make up the whole; the arrangement into proper proportion or relation and artistic form. Applied to photography, this means arranging the elements contained within a scene or placing the camera in a certain position so as to capture those elements in an image that is visually pleasing to the human eye. How hard can that be? Rest assured, it involves much more than simply pointing a camera (or phone) and taking a photo! One of the simplest tools to assist with Composition is the Rule of Thirds. This 9-square (or rectangular) overlay grid enables the maker to strategically position

horizontal and vertical lines such as horizons and walls, and points of interest within a scene along the grid lines and at the intersection points where these lines meet. Many camera LCD screens have a Rule of Thirds grid overlay that can be turned on to assist with in-camera composition. There are some who scorn the use of such rules in photography and while it may be true that rules are made to be broken, my recommendation is to learn how to take photos using the Rule of Thirds until you become familiar with applying it. Then you can begin experimenting by breaking the rule and that will open up a whole new world of photographic creativity. More composition tips next month! The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: Wednesday Aug 21 at TCB Library, commencing at 7pm. For more information about club activities and to view members’ images, visit www.tincanbaycameraclub. wix.com/tcb-camera-club

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Health forum results and action


N MAY THE Primary Health Network (PHN) conducted a community health forum with numerous health organisation displays and information. The forum discussion gathered feedback on three main points: • Health services already available on the Cooloola Coast. • Which of these services have been most helpful to residents? • What services are currently unavailable or could be enhanced?

89% of survey respondents agreed or strongly agreed they had been given enough opportunity to share their feelings and opinions. Key messages from the day included the need for another GP service, hesitation to call an ambulance as transport is needed to return from Gympie hospital, insufficient support for people wishing to remain in their own homes, transport is required to access the majority of services/specialists and the travel subsidy claim process could be simpler.

Table discussions spoke mostly of needing more GP hours to service community, nurse practitioners to work with GPs during the shortage, raising awareness of existing services, improving transport and subsidy claims process, increased mental health counselling and community education on a range of topics. Some immediate actions PHN have taken are: • Connecting the Cooloola Coast Clinic, and a party that’s interested in establishing a new practice, with contacts of organisations that support GP recruitment. • Commissioning stepped care mental health services in Tin Can Bay through Artius Health, call 1300 219 658 for more information. • Looking at offering suicide prevention training for the community. PHN will continue to build on implementing sustainable health initiatives within the Cooloola region into the future.

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Cooloola Coastcare AGM and celebration Dr Lindy Orwin, Coordinator


OOLOOLA COASTCARE’S Annual General Meeting moves to August 24 in 2019 as their year now aligns to the financial year, as opposed to the calendar year at Tin Can Bay RSL Hall, Gympie Rd, Tin Can Bay from 1pm to 3.30pm. Nominations for the management team close at 5pm on August 9. At noon, a celebration and welcome to new and potential members ‘pot luck’ lunch will precede the short AGM and members and interested members of the public are asked to please bring a plate to share. Coastcare is a great way to meet new people and join a group making a difference by caring for our coastal region. Come along and find out about Coastcare’s many different projects and the various roles for volunteers of all ages and capabilities. Coastcare projects making a difference in 2019 included: • Cooloola BioBlitz 2019 discovered 22 new species and bought 100 visitors to the region. • Coastcare’s ongoing research into loss of seagrass and biodiversity in Tin Can Inlet was reported to stakeholders and the community. • TurtleCare have recently rescued three marine turtles from local beaches. • Coastcare’s Weed Warriors have removed weeds and are revegetating an area of Tin Can Bay Foreshore. • New Wildflower Walks provided field-based education about the plants and the local history as

well as some scenic exercise. • WaterWatch volunteers and youth were involved in water quality monitoring at 20 sites and learned about how water bugs can indicate water quality.

Julie Thorne and Julie Collins from TCB Meals on Wheels with TCB Country Club Treasurer Janet Reibel and a donations for $1000

Meals on Wheels receive help from the Country Club


Robert Whyte identifies a tiny spider at Bymien picnic area during the 2019 Cooloola BioBlitz Photo Linda Tabe

ULY HAS BEEN an interesting month with top of the list being a donation of $1000 from the Tin Can Bay Country Club. We are most happy to have received this as not only does this boost our finances but gives encouragement to our hard working volunteers who can see that their efforts are being recognised by local entities. During the month we have had the opportunity of firstly giving a talk to the Local Carers at their monthly meeting in the RSL and we were also invited to the Probus Club at the Sandcastle Motel to give them an insight as to what we have to offer. This in terms of helping those in need

of assistance in preparing their own meals regardless of their age or disability. If any other local group in Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay or Rainbow Beach would like us to address one of their meetings on this issue then please do not hesitate to call us on 0427 701 922 and arrangements can be made. In the meantime, we are starting to prepare for our Annual General Meeting in September where all positions on our Management Committee will be open for nominations from those interested in ensuring that our service can carry on supporting those in need of our assistance.

Michiel’s sustainable wishlist

New owner Michiel Pratt with one of his customers, Rainbow Beach Holiday Village’s Janine Kent, showing Michiel the changes to the coast


ICHIEL PRATT is the new owner of Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers. He is a man with a vision and a goal and is committed to the community and providing a first class service. When asked why on earth Michiel (yes, it’s spelt correctly) would take on another business he said: “For me it was about maintaining a service within a local community. I thought we would purchase the business - provide employment locally and support the community. “I thought, we can provide businesses with a local supplier to reduce their cost and increase efficiency. I did this for the employees. I do it for the town. I’m interested in helping to build this community.” While he also owns Sunchem which also supplies the region, he said he feels they are complementary businesses but run as

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two independent entities. Michiel’s vision is to help this region become environmentally sustainable by the end of 2020. “Our new cups are plant-based as well as straws, lids, plates, and they can be disposed of in the compost bin. “We are increasing the volume and type of food which we sell to the public or businesses, so if there is anything you need, let us know and we will source it for you. “Despite a few surprises in the changeover process we believe this business can help local business and in turn help the community, and we appreciate all those who have continued to support us.” By supporting Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers, and shopping locally, they will then have the stock available for sale, and with you on the same day.

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Probus members celebrate


T OUR JULY meeting we welcomed new members, Graeme and Marie Parker. Also, the president and secretary of the Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels gave a very interesting and informative talk about this wonderful service available to senior and disabled members of the local community, including Rainbow Beach. Following an enjoyable time at the Gympie RSL Club Morning Melodies, members attended the Medical Transport Christmas in July lunch at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club. All agreed they had a jolly good time – great food, entertainment and Santa as well! We have lots of activities organised for the coming months and if you would like to know more, you are welcome to attend our monthly meeting which is held on the second Monday of each month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel. For more information please contact Jo on 0428 762 572 or Kaye on 0421 648 129.

Cherryl Mossman, Katrina van den Brenk, entertainer Graeme Jensen, Marie Parker, Jo Said and Arthur Leggo

Wolf Rock Exercise “Pacific Fire” back with a


DISASTER PREPAREDNESS exercise was held last month at the Pavilion in Gympie. Exercise Pacific Fire was a joint exercise between Gympie Regional Council, Noosa Council and Maritime Safety Queensland. The scenario for the exercise involved an ex-tropical cyclone crossing the Queensland coast, south of Fraser Island, causing high rainfalls to impact the region. Rough seas also caused a container ship travelling south to lose shipping containers that pierced a fuel tank resulting in 20 tonnes of heavy fuel oil to spill in the area of Double Island Point. The ship then runs aground in the vicinity of Teerwah Beach. These exercises provide the opportunity to experience potential real life scenarios and help to prepare those involved to respond effectively in an emergency. The event was well attended and included Cooloola Coast representatives from CCCLDMSG, Qld Parks and Wildlife and Rainbow Recovery, Repairs and Service. If you would like information about how to personally prepare for an emergency or potential hazards that may impact your community, call CCCLDMSG Chairman Terry Steele on 5486 4483 or visit our information stand at the Cooloola Cove monthly markets. The Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group meets quarterly at the Cooloola Cove Veteran and Community Hall. Our next meeting is on September 3, 2019 and all are welcome to attend.

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FTER WHAT HAS all around been terrible weather conditions, divers have made it back into the waters of Wolf Rock to be greeted by a crew of our resident Grey Nurse sharks. Diving in low visibility may not be everyone’s choice, but here, it adds to the fun with your first sighting of a Grey Nurse being some smiling teeth looming out in front of you. The visibility clearing up nicely in the last week, we have been lucky to spot some great variety on the site, with eagle rays, several species of stingray, wobbegongs, and even the incredibly rare bowmouth guitar shark! Another sight underwater this month, was Tin Can Bay resident, Jeff Nut, completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Course under James’ enthusiastic instruction. This course required Jeff to complete five dives in various specialised diving skills, such as deep diving, navigation and fish identification. Well done Jeff, and thanks for great diving. Courses come through Wolf Rock regularly on request. We also have availability for a new Divemaster Trainee, an amazing three-month internship to become a PADI dive professional! For info, contact the team on 07 5486 8004 or info@wolfrockdive.com.au

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Tin Can Bay resident, Jeff Nut, completing his PADI Advanced Open Water with Dive Instructor James

What’s What’s On On

at Gympie Civic Centre This August at Gympie Civic Centre This August

Patron and Mayor Mick Curran launches hoist. Left to right: Dieter Voss, Mayor Mick Curran, Roma Ravn, Cr Mark McDonald, Paul Oliver, Raewyn Oliver, Arthur Hammond

Surprise gift for disabled sailors and Sailability


AILABILITY TCB INC started 11 years ago, and offers Sailing for the disabled. We operate every Friday from 8.30am until we run out of people! Our group has an average of 30 sailors each week and we have about 30 members who volunteer their time most weeks as skippers or assistants. Some of our sailors are very seriously disabled - non mobile and non verbal. This is no barrier to them taking part, as they can be lifted into the yacht using our electric hoist. Our local physiotherapist, Sue Bennett

recommended we acquire an electric hoist to save our shoulders! Financing such an expense, about $12,000, would be difficult but solicitors informed us that a local lady and a supporter of Sailability, had left us some money in her estate. We utilised a part of it to purchase the Paramobility hoist which is totally mobile and will allow us to keep our older members without straining their shoulders. The hoist was launched with the help of our patron Mayor Mick Curran, local councillor Mark McDonald and our volunteers.

Learn to Sail courses return

The instructors’ course, L to R: Rachel Espeut, Dallas Kennedy, Jorell Kennedy, Alex McAndrew, Ava McAndrew, Bruce Carter (Instructing)


GLORIOUS SUNNY Sunday last month saw the first of the ‘Sprint’ series, which consists of several short races. This allows for several starts encouraging sailors to hone their start skills and brush up on the rules, as the racing is quite close. There were 10 boats sailing in a light breeze which varied from west to east and then to south. In the second week the club hosted a safety boat course, dinghy instructor course as well as an assistant instructor course which was attended by five junior sailors. These junior sailors will assist the instructors delivering ‘Learn to Sail’ courses. The junior sailors have attended the school holiday programmes in the last

two years. They have progressed very well in their sailing skills. Many now have their own boats and participate in the Sunday club races as well as ‘Green Fleet’. The junior sailors attended an ‘Assistant Instructor for Dinghy Sailing’ course run by Bruce Carter, an Australian senior instructor. The assistant instructors will assist the instructors in delivering ‘Learn to Sail’ courses. The next courses will be in the September school holidays for school age youth; further information will be available soon. The club also runs sailing courses for adults. Contact, Russell on 0405 063 894 or Kay on 0447 631 473.

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PRACTICALLY PERFECT: THE MUSIC OF JULIE ANDREWS Date: Tuesday 6 August PRACTICALLY PERFECT: THE MUSIC OF JULIE ANDREWS Time: Show starts morning tea from 9:30am Date:11am, Tuesday 6 August Tickets: $15 tea from 9:30am Time: Show starts 11am, morning Tickets: $15 POSSUM MAGIC LEGEND & THE LOCALS FT. Date:POSSUM ThursdayMAGIC 15 August TROY CASSAR-DALEY LEGEND & THE LOCALS FT. Time: 10am 15 & 4pm Date: Thursday August Date: Wednesday 21 August TROY CASSAR-DALEY Tickets: $15 all& 4pm ckets Time: 10am Time: 8:00pm Date: Wednesday 21 August Tickets: $15 all ckets Tickets: $18-$25 all ckets Time: 8:00pm Tickets: $18-$25 all ckets I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. Date:TO Wednesday 28 August I WANT KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. Time: 7:30pm Date: Wednesday 28 August Tickets: $26-$36 all ckets Time: 7:30pm Tickets: $26-$36 all ckets For more informa on on the above performances, visitinforma www.gympie.qld.au/civic-centre For more on on the above performances, and for ckets visit www.q x.com.au visit www.gympie.qld.au/civic-centre and for ckets visit www.q x.com.au

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The Coloured Sands team have also been hard at work giving back to our community in the past few months with a school visit to help the kids with their brushing techniques, as well as, providing a $100 meat tray voucher to the Tin Can Bay RSL to help raise money for the club. This is a fantastic effort by their team who continue their ongoing contribution to our lovely region.

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In Brief celebrating 20 years

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ITH THE COLD mornings during July, we were pleasantly surprised with the number of visitors at the Dolphin Centre. Not all visitors though were interested in getting in the water and decided to stay dry and watch the proceedings. Some days the dolphins were late and we think that they were waiting for the sun to get warmer before turning up. The young calves are venturing further away from their mothers on some days, I guess getting a little more independent.


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This action slowed down the feeding process of both mothers as they would take off to check on their calves. We are glad that local residents are taking up the opportunity to come along with their relatives and visitors. Remember locals do not pay admission, but of course will have to pay for feeding. We have a good stock of silver biddies at the moment which is great. We certainly do have some lean times with the biddies as they are seasonal. See you there!

Tenth anniversary celebrations


EN YEARS AGO, Cooloola Wesleyan opened its doors for Sunday morning services located at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School. Adrian and Dell McClintock, under the authority of Rev Gary McClintock at Gympie Wesleyan Methodist Church served and pastored the church for the first eighteen months of the church’s life. Pastor Scott Lucas was then appointed as pastor on January 1, 2011. Since then, the Church has enjoyed being part of the school community. In 2013 they shifted to the Veterans and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove. All were able to join in the 10th anniversary celebrations last month.

Over the ten years in this community they have been involved in the Breakfast Club at Tin Can Bay P-10 School, Tin Can Bay P&C, the Local Chaplaincy Committee, ANZAC services at Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay, Remembrance Day services at Cooloola Cove, Vietnam Veterans Day services and the Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols. Our services are held on Sunday at 9.30am at the Cooloola Cove Veterans Community Hall on the corner of Nautilus Drive and Santa Maria Court, Cooloola Cove. If you would like more information about Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Scott on 0427 859 235.

Seeking new members for the Local Ambulance Committee

T New updated Satellite Receiver now in stock

HE ANNUAL General Meeting (AGM) of this committee will be held at the Rainbow Beach Ambulance Station on Thursday August 22, 2019 at 3.30pm. The purpose of the AGM is to present the committee’s annual reports, financial statements and budget proposals. Local Ambulance Committees act as a voice for their community, providing valuable feedback on ambulance service delivery. The meeting is open to the public. The Biennial General Meeting (BGM) will be held immediately after the close of the AGM. The purpose of the BGM is to elect new members to the Local

Ambulance Committee. All eligible persons are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in being a member of the LAC you must be: • Eighteen (18) years or over Was $440 • A permanent resident of the area serviced by the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations, or • A permanent resident of Queensland when who works in the area serviced byyou themention this code:-Rainbow June Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations.

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Julie Andrews tribute show


1800 443 471 PO Box 162, RAINBOW BEACH QLD 4581 sales@saturnantennas.com.au www.saturnantennas.com.au 22 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2019

E HAD A GOOD roll up at our last meeting at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, and of course we had our mandatory coffee and scones with jam and cream. As well as our half hour catch up before our meeting started, and then lots more after the meeting! For our activity in July we all trouped off to the Tin Can Bay Country Club for a delicious Chinese meal. Everyone voted their meal the best. August will see us heading off to the Brolga Theatre for Morning Melodies – this will be a Julie Andrew’s tribute. Should be an amazing show. We will have lunch “somewhere” before heading home. Morning Melodies are bi-monthly

shows and we have never been disappointed with a show yet. Lots of discussion about our upcoming AGM - being held on August 6. All positions will be ‘up for grabs’ – hopefully there won’t be too many tussles about who wants and gets what position! The AGM will be held at President Dorothy’s home – not the Surf Club as it normally is. We will start at 10am with morning tea, then our AGM followed by a light lunch. Anyone interested in coming along, please phone Dorothy on 5486 2357. One of our members, Keith, has some health issues and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

Activities in and around Cooloola Cove

Out and About

Left: Lovely Nikki Reibel at her recent debut. She was partnered by Kaleb Crowe. Nikki is the 3rd daughter of Scott and Rebecca Reibel

Right: Heather Stevenson and MIck Acton tie the knot at Chilli Hill with about 50 friends and family some from Scotland and Perth, WA. They’ve been together 19 years, and Heather says it is lovely to make our blended family whole. Congratulations to you both!

Below left: Lil Kahl, Donna Small and Donna Hope dressed it up for the Mad Monday Luncheon Below right: Wacky Outfits at the Good Shepherd Rainbow Beach luncheon

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Tin Can Bay students celebrate NAIDOC day


IN CAN BAY P-10 Students had a wonderful NAIDOC Day on Thursday 18th July with a wonderful selection of cultural activities.

They had opportunities to learn through a range of workshops including: storytelling; dance; bush tucker; and a fire and ochre workshop. Students also got to learn and play indigenous games and throw boomerangs! Many thanks to our Elders for organising and running this fantastic day! Community Elders with some of the students learning about the bush tucker and artifacts

Delicious Harvest at Garden Club Students were delighted with the delicious harvest on the first day back of Term 3 of luscious red strawberries! Having tended the plants all year, they are thoroughly enjoying the fruits of their labour. Students admired the tomatoes which had a wonderful growth spurt over the holidays and snacked on a range of herbs – the lovely aniseed flavour of fennel is always a favourite! They were also busy planting broccoli, carrots, climbing peas, beans, corn and beetroot. What a busy morning! Garden Club is for all students from Prep to Year 10 and is held every Monday morning 7:45-8:25am. Students with Chappy Karen and Titch enjoying their harvest

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A super sports day! Dan Stanieg, Principal Rainbow Beach State School


E HAD OUR Athletics Carnival recently and it was great to see our students participating in all the events, and great to see so many parents and families come down show our wonderful students your support. This term, our staff are implementing a 20-minute writing session, three days a week, throughout the school. Each class will be divided into three groups with two of the groups participating in an explicit writing agenda and the third group focusing on handwriting and/or computer processing skills. The purpose of the writing agenda is to develop and extend students writing skills within the Australian Curriculum and the year level achievement standards.

Our planning sessions have focused on short, sharp writing skills with real time feedback, with the intention of providing some fun in their writing. As a teacher and a parent, I understand how sickness spreads through a school and a household, however I also understand the importance of attending school for not only academic but for social and emotional development. We have a great school and a good safe vibe, so if your child/ren are not willing to come to school then a discussion with their teacher and myself is a must. Thank you for your continued support. Dates to remember for August - Monday 12 - 16 August, Book Fair “Dino Mite Stomp, Chom, Read’!

Mason, Jordan, Luke and Daisy all won a ribbon

Narratives Narratives are at the centre of writing this term, however week one was also about recounting our holiday adventures. Following are some samples of week one writing.

Maddie Lee and the Hoop Snake One hot summer day in the Outback, a nine year old girl called Maddie Lee was walking with her pet lizard called Gem. Maddie and Gem loved to go for walks together. As they walked passed some large trees, they heard a hissing noise from the bushes IT WAS A HOOP SNAKE!!! It jumped out of the bushes and hissed at Maddie. Maddie was so frightened that she screamed. It was the loudest scream ever. The Hoop Snake dropped to the ground and died from the terrible sound. They never saw The Hoop Snake again. Narrative by Skye Hanlon

My Holiday My holiday was very fun. I got to do so many amazing things. The first few days we relaxed. On Tuesday, we went to Gympie to do some errands. I got some paint for my wooden dragon. On Wednesday, we went to Gympie again with our friend Zarya! We went to the Bone Museum with her. During the second week, my cousin and her friend came to visit us. We went to the Coloured Sands and the Lighthouse. We saw whales, dolphins, goannas and a turtle. The turtle waved at us! My cousins left. On the last day of the holiday, I hurt my leg. I fell out of the car when I was washing it. That’s the end of my holiday. Recount by Keira

Frankie, Maya and Abbey having fun at the school sports day

DATE CLAIMER Friday September 6

P&C Trivia Night Get your teams together. Come and have a fun night and help the kids! Principal Dan Stanieg with PE Teacher Daniel Green pumped for the sports day

August 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 25

walk 4WD back to nature swim, surf and on the water fish extreme adventure national parks family fun accommodation annual events plus

Cooloola Coast Visitor’s Guide Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast is home of the Coloured Sands, the majestic Carlo Sandblow and gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. You can feed wild dolphins, visit a historic lighthouse and kayak with the whales.

Rainbow Shores Clarkson Drive has a concrete path for most of the way taking you through wallum and paperbarks. If riding, you can turn left to the industrial area (Karoonda Road) and the return to town via Carlo Road.

Double Island Point (DIP) has the longest break in Australia (when the swell lines up. (4WD only) Surf Lessons & Board Hire 0435 934 087 Epic Ocean Adventures 0408 738 192 Rainbow Beach 0432 690 194

Coloured Sands Starting below the lookout, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these amazing Coloured sand cliffs, with the best colours around 9 to 10 kilometres along the beach (accessible with a 4wd or Surf and Sand Safari tour) 5486 3131. Carlo Sand Blow A bush walk up to Carlo Sand Blow is a must for every visitor. Drive to the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive. The Blow is an easy 600m walk from the car park or take the longer walk from the National Parks Office. Spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point and Tin Can Bay Inlet are the bonus for your efforts. When the thermals are right, you will often see Hang Gliders taking off and landing at this beautiful piece of Nature’s Sculpture. Fraser Island Great Walk A 90 km trail which showcases natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island as it meanders between Dilli Village and Happy Valley www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ parks/great - walks-fraser-island/about. html Cooloola Great Walk A 102 km trail which passes through a rich diversity of vegetation types with spectacular views, connecting Rainbow Beach with Noosa North Shore. www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/ greatwalkscooloola/ index.html Rainforest Walk / Bymien Picnic Area A few kilometres from town, on the Gympie Road, take the Freshwater Road to the left. 3km on a good gravel surface will bring you to Bymien, which is the limit for conventional vehicles. Lake Poona After morning tea or lunch in the picnic area you can venture on some wonderful walks to Lake Poona or through some spectacular Rainforest. Allow 40 minutes to reach Lake Poona. Lake Freshwater Only accessible by 4WD, Tour or Walking. Walking tracks starts at the Bymien picnic area. The round trip from Rainbow Beach will take a full day and requires fitness. Foreshore Tin Can Bay You can walk 4km from Crabs Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat – very safe for children on wheels. Start at the playground opposite the library, cycle to Crabs Creek and stop for a coffee, then return to opposite the library. Enjoy the views out to the inlet while the kids enjoy the playground and skatepark. Rainbow Beach 10,000 steps walk – from the headland behind the Surf Tower and Playground to Carlo Road. Paths are perfect for bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

Half-day 4WD Tours (5486 3131) or hire your own to Cooloola National Park, Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, Lighthouse, Rainforest and Lake Freshwater. 4x4 Hire Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire 5486 8300 Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4WD Hire 5486 3288




Stand up paddle tour The 2 hour tour on offer is a basic introduction to SUP to anybody who would like to see what its all about.With all of our equipment catered for the beginner, also the flat water of Pelican Bay/ Carlo Point this is a fantastic tour for scenery and also the whole family to enjoy, it’s just so easy to participate. 0408 738 192 Seary’s Creek 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days.

Scuba Diving A popular spot for the scuba enthusiast is at Wolf Rock, off Double Island Point. World class diving on Fraser Island’s doorstep, phone Wolf Rock Dive Centre on 5486 8004. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Carlo Sand Blow is one of the top spots for hand gliders in Queensland with the National Championships being held there each January. With a take off of 300ft and a soarable ridge of 12 kilometres long and about 500ft high, Carlo Sand Blow is definitely the place to go. Fliers should be of Hang2 standard, fly in north easterly winds and remember landing in the bathing reserve is prohibited. Wind surf off the surfing beach or in Tin Can Bay Inlet, taking off from Carlo Point.

Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre and Tin Can Bay Pool offers squad, learn to swim, water aerobics and more. Sailing And Cruising If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more. Great Sandy Strait Cruises and Sunset Cruises 0428 838 836

Dolphin Ferry 35 minutes by ferry to view the dolphins at TIn Can Bay 7am daily 0428 838 836 Dolphin Viewing/Feeding at Tin Can Bay just a thirty minute drive to Tin Can Bay through Cooloola Cove and you can see the Dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Norman Point at around 7 – 7.30am each day, feeding time is 8.00am. Charges apply. Come and have a look around this pretty little town while you are there. 5486 4899 Turtle Tours Paddle in double seated ocean kayaks along the edge of the mangroves at Pelican Bay on this two hour tour, you quietly encounter all types of sea life from turtles to rays to the odd dolphin. 0408 738 192 Sea Kayaking Dolphin View Sea Kayaking: A unique experience - see dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and more 0408 738 192 Horseride with professional guides on our World Heritage Listed Beach. 04121RIDES Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk – 137 species with best viewing spots on the brochure. Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk spectacular wildflower species, all on the brochure.

Our safe beach is patrolled between September - March. ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS. Surfing The most popular area is near the Surf Tower. Note Surfing In Bathing Area Is Prohibited.

26 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2019

Probably one of Rainbow’s greatest attractions would have to be the abundant opportunity for fishing. Fishing, in all its styles, is available right on our doorstep. Beach fishing has unlimited scope with nearly 100kms of beach to choose from. Varieties include Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Dart, Jew and Flathead. Estuary fishing in Tin Can Bay Inlet, through the Inskip Point area and up the Great Sandy Strait is perfect for those with a boat or the wish to hire one. Access is from an efficient boat ramp at Carlo Point. Another ramp is located at Bullock Point. Charter Boats Excellent reef fishing is only a few miles offshore and charter trips can be arranged through Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters on 0439 775 070, Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters on 0407 146 151 or Double Island Point Fishing Charters 0417 073 313. The reefs off Rainbow yield Red Emperor, Sweet lip, Snapper, Pearl Perch, Parrot and Coral Trout.

extreme adventure Kitesurfing Lessons Learn to kitesurf with very experienced instructors from Rainbow Beach Surf Centre. 0408 738 192

Cooloola Sand, wind and water have sculpted a varied landscape at Cooloola, the largest remnant of coastal vegetation on the southern Queensland’s mainland. High sand dunes, coloured sand cliffs, sweeping beaches, sandblows, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildfl ower heath make the Cooloola Recreation Area a spectacular part of the Great Sandy National Park. www.nprsr. qld.gov. au/parks/cooloola/index Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Inskip is a gateway to World Heritagelisted Fraser Island. Beach she oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade the very popular camping areas ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores. All are within 15 minutes drive to Rainbow Beach. Most of the peninsula is protected as a Recreation Area. www.nprsr.qld.gov. au/parks/inskip-peninsula/index The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffl e Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles. Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and more. www. nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great -sandymarine/ index Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. Growing on seemingly infertile sands are a great variety of plant communities ranging from coastal heath, mangrove forests and swamps to subtropical rainforest. The many archaeological remains found on Fraser Island record thousands of years of culture and tradition, and provide important links to their past for the Butchulla people.

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The island is 123 km long and covers an area of 166,038 ha, so you need to allow plenty of time to explore and appreciate it. www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/index

1st Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall 0499 110 944 2nd & 4th Rainbow Beach Centreblock 0484 903 830

Unless you intend holidaying on Fraser Island, most probably your best way of seeing all its beauty is to take a 1 day or 2 day tour. Or you can make the trip in your own 4WD, driving up the road or beach . To Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. Rainbow Beach Flying Services offer a daily service to Fraser Island, but prior bookings are required. Remember that going independently, a permit is required and is available from the National Parks Office.

4th Rainbow Beach Community Hall Markets & Collectables 3rd Tin Can Bay 0418 711 897

January Australia Day celebrations March Clean Up Australia Day

Playgrounds North and South of the Headland and Rainbow Shores

April CCR&F Easter Fair Anzac Day Parade

Playrooms at the Pub and Sport Club Family friendly directory

May Bay to Bay Yacht Race Cooloola Coast Realty www.accommodationrainbowbeach.com.au 07 5486 3411 Rainbow Beach Realty www.rainbowbeachrealty.com 07 5486 3900

VISITOR GUIDE UPDATE Our advertisers are given further promotion through the Cooloola Coast Visitor’s Guide. The guide will be updated next month to include all our current advertisers. If you would like to be listed, please contact 5486 3561.

Rainbow Getaway Holiday Resort www.rainbowgetaway.com.au 07 5486 3500 Clubs, Restaurants and Eateries (many are Breastfeeding Welcome Here venues)

Thanks to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for their assistance.

Library (Internet and Xbox) Heritage and Food Trails Pamper Yourself- Massages, Hair Salon and Beauty Treatments Playgrounds, Skatepark, Bike riding

See our What’s On page for more on Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or to add your business to the visitor guide please call 07 5486 3561 or email info@ rbcn.com.au

June Ocean Roar IRB Series July Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic September Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival October Tin Can Bay Ambulance Flower Show Rainbow Beach Invitations Fours Bowls Tournament Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival December Christmas Concerts Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Nights

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Decent gutters forming Transit Vessels, Whales and Cautionary Tales Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I EVERYONE. Well it’s been a long time coming but finally a nice spell of weather and some great fishing to go along with it. The colder temperatures have started producing some quality snapper and whilst the bite has only been short before they switch off, plenty of fish have been caught in that session. All other species have been in good numbers as well, along with some cracker Red Emperor and Pearl perch. Along with quality snapper on the closer reefs sweetlip, Moses perch and cod also have

Above: Mat’s big red emperor Left: Plenty of quality snapper being caught on Baitrunner

been in good numbers. Still a few mackerel hanging about for those liking a bit of arm stretching. In the straits, flathead have still been productive along with squid, especially around the full moon phase. The beach finally seems to be recovering a little and some nice gutters are starting to form again, so hopefully some tailor will start showing up in better numbers with the cooler water. Till next month, cheers, Mat

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Grateful for a safe bar escort


HIS TIME OF THE year, we should be having those warm sunny days with cold nights and moderate to light winds. What a mixed bag we have seen, where the Wide Bay Bar was effectively closed for nine days due to dangerous swells and high winds. Just one day before, a large group of Riviera Power Cruisers were escorted over the bar by our vessel, Cooloola Rescue 3. When the bar finally settled, it was as though the “free beer” flag had been hoisted. For the first four good days, over 50 vessels came through the bar and thankfully, without incident. Many cruising boaties have reported good numbers of whale sightings this year.

In July and early August, it is not uncommon to see the stragglers still swimming north, as well as the early returning whales starting to come into Hervey Bay on their journey south. If you are heading outside, please keep a good lookout for whales. While the adult whales are good at avoiding vessels, the juveniles are still learning how to use their sonar. We have had a couple of recent activations to assist people who have set off without sufficient fuel, so please make sure you not only check your tanks, change your fuel filters regularly and dispose of any stale fuel. Safe and happy boating.

Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Catches Keely Rose Fishing Charters from Right: Alex landed this beautiful Snapper on her first offshore trip

Left: Martin has dinner sorted with this awesome Rainbow Beach Coral Trout

Winter brings some good snapper EMBERS OF THE Tin Can Bay Fishing Club recently enjoyed a day’s fishing offshore with Keely Rose Fishing Charters. The weather conditions were excellent and members were looking forward to catching a few nice fish. For many, this is their favourite time of year for fishing the Cooloola Coast. Winter of course means snapper, and there are good numbers being caught offshore. Members landed some quality fish including pearlies, sweetlip, snapper, Moses perch and parrot. There have been reports of good numbers of squid being caught throughout the inlet. A slow drift past the Lady Woodward is sure to deliver some quality table-sized squid, and the entrance to Carlo is almost always productive. For those more adventurous, a quick run out to Big Mick should see your bucket full of these beaut tentacled marine creatures.

Don’t overlook the humble cuttlefish! For me, even tastier than squid and very meaty. Cleaning these guys is an art, but if you have a quick look at Lee Fishing Company’s Facebook page, you’ll see a short video which will forever change the way you prep these tasty beauties. Flathead have been around in decent numbers recently, with some approaching 90cm and guaranteed to get the heart pounding. Please release these big ones, quick photo and gently back into the water is the best action we can take to maintain our fish stock for the future. Enjoy the season, enjoy fishing our waters and be ever mindful of sustainability of our fish stocks. For membership enquiries, please email the Secretary: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com or phone: 0437 242 171.

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Club member Malcolm Kay with a really nice Pearl perch landed on the day


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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

The Trelour family show off their new clothing line Salty Gear while catching lots of fish

Ollie Pearce and Kasey-Cruze Findlater are proud of their catches

Brady Morton and Mark Penman from Melbourne join TCB locals Cliff Hall and Ernie Daniels

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Full Moon

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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

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SPORT Dragon boats loaded and ready to go on Snapper Creek

Little Athletics more than a sport



Join in the fun Dragon Boating

UR BIG DRAGON boating weekend was a huge success. We saw fierce competition on Snapper Creek between Dragon Boat teams from the Wide Bay region and also from Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. On Saturday night our club played host to the visiting teams with dinner and dancing at the TCB Yacht Club. Following on from this weekend will be the 1770 Regatta at 1770 on August 2 and 3. The training continues - a little chilly on Sunday mornings!

During the school holidays some of our members supervised school students trying their hand at Dragon Boating. Great fun was had by all. For the next three months, on the second Sunday of August, September and October, come and try Dragon Boating with us on Sunday morning. We would love to share the fun! For more information on training days and times, please see the What’s On section of this publication or phone Sandy 0402 352 756.

HE LITTLE ATHLETICS (LA) program is based around the three elements of competition events: running, throwing and jumping, with a motto of Family Fun and Fitness. Training sessions vary from warm up and strength exercises to game play and skill drill workshops. But there is another side to LA that builds on a foundation of invaluable life skills and prepares the next generation to achieve success. The feeling of a belly full of butterflies, ears pricked anticipating the starter and steely eyes focused on the finish line conditions participants to think on their feet, be alert and have a goal. Registrations for the 2019-20 season open on August 3, with a ‘come and try’ morning on the Tin Can Bay School oval from 8.30 – 9.30am. “The official Summer Season starts in October so registrations will be taken over the next few months,” explained Centre Manager, Jess Milne. Open to athletes 5 to 15 years old with a Tiny Tots

program option for ages 3-4. Get Started vouchers are accepted and there is also a trial period option. For more information email ccla2014@outlook. com or call Jess on 0411 218 254.

Tiny Tot Bonnie Bate is super excited to see Little Athletics sign on day




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Open Day hit the mark

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HE INAUGURAL SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch Open Day was a hive of activity with over 60 people attending the range. People from near and far were drawn by the chance to sample several different shooting disciplines as well as archery. The .22 rifle was a hit with many firsttime shooters scoring well on the target. Air rifles were aimed at metallic silhouettes and the nifty string-pull system enabled the

targets to be hit and reset without closing the range. But only if the string wasn’t accidently hit and broken! Air pistol was also very popular with a line-up waiting to try. Over on the archery range there were all ages trying their hand nocking arrows and drawing the bow. There may not have been any bang, but the activity was a blast! However, the kicker of the day was the shotgun shoot. Trepid participants watched

the action but eventually braved the action, and were rewarded with the thrill of ‘hunting’ an orange clay target flying through the air. After lunch the bottom range opened up for rim and centrefire pistol. There were firearms including .22 and 9mm available to try which kept the crowd occupied for the afternoon. Comments received on the day included

‘had the time of my life,’ ‘liked the variety of firearms,’ ‘friendly and welcoming for newcomers’ and ‘fantastic idea and a great day out!’ Branch President Brett Whiting and Secretary/Treasurer Jenni Ingram were thrilled with the turn out and hope to make it an annual event! A special thank you goes out to all the range officers and club members who made the day possible by giving their time to share their passion and enthusiasm for sports shooting. If you missed out but are interested in the sport then contact Brett on 0467 332 303 or Jenni on 0418 259 269 or email ssaatcb@ spiderweb.com.au

Targeting confidence development Y

AP WAS THRILLED to once again assist the SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch with registrations for the youth ‘come and try’ day. The Club hosted a morning of archery and air rifle for local and visiting youth and their families. Participants channelled their inner cupid

Brian with Blowie Buster target

and fell in love with archery. As an all-ages activity, the art of shooting with a bow and arrow was enjoyed by everyone who attended including many parents. The only downside to the activity was looking for wayward arrows that didn’t connect with the target!

Jared reloading the air rifle

Those over 11 years old were also able to try air rifle in Range 1. Using standard competition targets and metallic silhouettes, there were many hits and misses. The Blowy Buster is a 20-shot target sheet featuring ‘blow flies’ with points awarded for hits on the various body parts. This brought smiles as shooters went 2D hunting, making a few walks in the process! “The sports of archery and air rifle are perfect for concentration, discipline and confidence. Hitting the target is

Maximus enjoying the archery

a true natural high,’ exclaimed YAP President Jess Milne. “We are very appreciative of the SSAA Club members who volunteer their time to mentor the youth.” The SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch is keen to hold another youth ‘come and try’ day. If your family is interested, register by emailing to: cooloolacoastyap@gmail.com or call Jess on 0411 218 254.

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A Little Humour THE OLYMPICS An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman were trying to get in to see the Olympics without tickets. So they got to the stadium during one of the main events and discussed how they would be able to attend without paying. The Englishman walked around the stadium and saw a pole lying on the ground. He picked it up, walked to the entrance and said “Peter. England. Pole throwing.” The guards let him in without hesitation. While walking, the Scotsman sees a manhole. He picks up the cover, carries it under his arm to the entrance and say, “McGregor. Scotland. Discus throwing.” The guards let him in also. The Irishman is very frantic since both his friends are now inside. He walks around the stadium and finds a roll of barbed wire. He picks it up, walks to the entrance and says “Murphy. Ireland. Fencing.”

LECTURE A man was stopped by the Tin Can Bay police around 2am. The officer asked him where he was going at that time of night. The man replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.” The office, “Oh really…..and who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?” The man, “That would be my wife.”

SHORTS Whenever the cashier at the grocery store asks my dad if he would like the milk in a bag he replies, “No, just leave it in the carton!”

ENGINEER AND A FROG An engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week”. The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want”. Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess and that I’ll stay with you for one week and do

My teacher told me I’d never be good at poetry because I’m dyslexic. But so far I’ve made three jugs and a vase and they’re lovely. Please be on the lookout for a bloke in town who is threatening people with a box of matches. I am hoping to catch him before he strikes again ... Did you hear our local drug trafficker is currently out on bail? He found a herd of cattle had destroyed one of his cannabis crops. The steaks have never been higher…

THE IRISH 000 EMERGENCY CALL An Irish woman is cleaning her husband’s rifle and accidentally shoots him. She immediately dials 000 Emergency. Irish Woman: “It’s my fooken husband! I’ve accidentally shot him, I think I’ve fooken killed him!” Operator: “Please calm down Mam. Can you first make sure he is actually dead!”. *Click*......BANG Irish woman: “Okay, I’ve done dat…….. What’s next?”

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anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said, “Look , I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that’s cool.” BASEBALL COACH The coach called one of his nine-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?” “Yes, coach”, replied the boy.... “Do you understand that what matters is we win or lose as a team?” The boy nodded in yes. The coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a pecker-head, jerk-face or a-hole. Do you understand all that?” Again, the boy nodded yes. And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb ass or shithead is it?” “No, coach.” “Good,” said the coach, “Now go over there and explain all that to your Grandmother!” COMPUTER TROUBLE I was having trouble with my computer so I called my 13-year-old son to help me. He clicked on a couple of buttons and fixed it. As he was walking back to his room I asked him what the problem was. He said, “It was an ‘ID ten T issue.” Not wanting to sound stupid but curious in case I had the same problem again, I asked him what an ID ten T was. “Write it down,” he said, so I did. ID10T….he was never my favourite child anyway. FLIGHT TO NEW YORK Shortly after a British Airways flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain. Welcome to Flight 293, non-stop from London Heathrow to New York. The weather ahead is good, so we should have an uneventful flight. So sit back, relax and ….OH…MY….GOD!” Silence followed ... complete silence! Some moments later, the captain came back on the intercom. “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m sorry if I scared you. While I was talking to you, a flight attendant accidentally spilled coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!”. From the back of the plane, an Irish passenger yelled “For the luvva Jaysus, you should see the back of mine!” LIE-DETECTOR ROBOT A man buys a lie detector robot that slaps people who lie. He decides to test it at dinner. He asks his son, “Son, where were you today during school hours?” “At school.” The robot slaps his son. “Okay, I went to the movies.” The father asks, “Which one?” “Harry Potter.” The robot slaps the son again. “Okay, I was watching porn!” The father replies, “What? When I was your age I didn’t even know what porn was!” The robot slaps his father. The mom chimes in, “Haha! After all, he is your son!” The robot slaps the mother. MORE SHORTS People are making Armageddon jokes like there’s no tomorrow... Old Husband: “When I die, I’m going to leave everything to you.” Old Wife: “You already do, you lazy bastard!


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Local Disaster Management CCCLDMSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4483, 0439 862 264 Cooloola Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 0436, 0459 26 374 Wallu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 685 338 Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 863 007 Pharmacy - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3070 Police - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8765 Police - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2426 Police - non urgent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 444 POISONS Information Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 26 School - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9333 School - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 1222 Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2055 Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4121 2936 Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5329 5100 August 2019 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35


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WHAT’S ON AUGUST 1,15 Drawing at the Gallery, 5.30pm GRC Gallery Ph: 5481 0733. 2 Art Play for 2 - 4 year olds, GRC Gallery Ph: 5481 0733 1-23 Du Rietz Art Awards exhibition on show until 23 August, GRC Gallery Ph: 5481 0733. 3 Registrations open for the 2019/2020 Little Athletics - Jess: 0411 218 254 3 Game Night Chaplaincy Fundraiser, TCB Community Complex, Ph: Karen 0468 969 935 3 First Saturday each month from 8am, Vet & Comm CC Comm Markets + CarBoot Sale. Ph: 0499 110 944 3. Art Stars for 5 – 9 year olds, GRC Gallery, 10am - 12noon, Ph: 5481 0733 3 Legends on Tour FREE show, TCB Country Club, by Eddie Daniels, 7:30pm Ph: 5486 4231 6 Practically Perfect, The music of Julie Andrews, 11am, morning tea 9:30am Tickets: $15 Ph: 1300 307 800 gympie.qld.gov.au/civic-centre 8 Tafe Open Day - Gympie Campus, 10am - 1pm, 1300 308 233 8 Curated Plate, RB Horserides, Cooloola Berries, Rattler, Bookings required 10 Neighbourhood Watch, CC Vet & Comm Hall, 9am Ph: Brian Johnson 5486 4897 10, 11 Experimental Drawing Workshop Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August at 10am - GRC Gallery. Ph 5481 0733 11 Dragon Boat Club, COME AND TRY 7.30am. Ph: Sandy 0402 352 756 11 Cooloola Community Orchestra & Gympie Strings, TCB Com Complex 2pm, Ph: 0419 675 356 12-16 RB School Book Fair 13 Free Facebook for Business workshop, RB Comm Hall, 5.30-7.30 Booking Ph: 0455 554 668 14 Tony Perrett at Cooloola Cove. For more info: Freecall 1800 812 919

If you have an event or date you would like to add please email info@rbcn.com.au 15 Possum Magic, 10am & 4pm, Heritage Theatre, Ph: 1300 307 800 gympie.qld. gov.au/civic-centre. 15 Library e-books and downloads, bring your own device, library card and email account details. RB Library, 10am -12 noon. Phone 5486 3705 15 Drawing the human form with a nude model. Gallery GRC 1 and 15 August from 5.30pm, 17 MONSTER Garage Sale, 7am, TCB Community & Men’s Shed. 17-18 RB Double Triathlon, http://www. rainbowbeachtriathlon.com.au 17,18 GRC Gallery, with Gold Coast artist Jan Lawnikanis, Ph: 5481 0733 18 TCB RSL memorial service,10.45am, Tin Can Bay ANZAC Memorial Park. Ph: 5486 4224 18 RB RSL memorial service, 11am, Cenotaph Rainbow Beach Road, Ph: 0422 546 042 18 Apostolic Church, Third Sunday, CC Vets Comm Centre, 4.30-6.30pm, Brice Kaddatz 5482 1593 / 0438 861 198 19 Residents & Friends, CC Vets Comm Centre, Third Monday 10am-11am, Ph: Joan Creswell 5488 0436 21 Legend and the Locals. Troy CassarDaley and friends. 8pm, Prospectors Hall, Gympie Civic Centre, From $18 1300 307 800 gympie.qld.gov.au/civic-centre 21 The TCB Camera Club’s 7pm TCB Library, www.tincanbaycameraclub. wix.com/tcb-camera-club. 22 Federal Member Llew O’Brien, 12pm, CC Vets & Comm Hall. Ph: 4121 2936 22 Ambulance AGM, RB Ambulance Station 3.30pm, Ph: 5486 3161 22-25 The 2019 Gympie Music Muster, www.muster.com.au 24 Austen Tayshus, TCB Country Club, $25 8pm, Ph: 5486 4231 24 Cooloola Coastcare’s AGM 12 lunch, Meeting 1pm TCB RSL Hall, Ph: 0478 039 322

25 Submissions close for changes to the Regional Tourism Strategy Draft www. gympie.qld.gov.au/tourism-strategy 25 Simply Classical Concert, Guest artists, the trio, Artistri, 2pm, St. Patrick’s Church Gympie, admission is $15 adults, and $5 children. 28 I Want To Know What Love Is - Gympie Civic Centre, 7:30pm Tickets: $26-$36; Ph: 1300 307 800 gympie.qld.gov.au/ civic-centre


Variety, The Children Charity, see the cars and drivers 4pm, RB Sports Club. Trivia Night, RB School: 1300 301 968

WEEKLY (many are term time only) See Fitness and Health pages for fitness classes, aqua aerobics, pilates, yoga MONDAY 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex David: 0466 848 032 10-11am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, RB Library 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 TUESDAY 9am Arts and Crafts Group, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Complex, Jacquie: 5486 4468 9.30am Little Guppies Playgroup Carmen: 0487 876 559 10am-12noon, Tin Can Bay Art Group TCB Library. Ph: 5486 4355 7-9pm Alcoholics Anonymous, CC Veteran & Comm Hall. Ph: 5488 0972 WEDNESDAY 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 9am Mahjong and games, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 9am Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 9-11am Cooloola Card Makers - every

second Wednesday TCB Library Ph: 5486 4355 10am Mainly Music, TCB Community Complex 3-4pm Coolabay Choir (from September) CC Vet & Com Hall Ph: Pam Graham 0427 180 649 4.30pm Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, RBSS: 0417 079 579 6pm Table Tennis, RB Community Hall, Bob: 0477 001 912 THURSDAY 7am Tennis, RB Sports Club, Carmel: 0438 773 679 8.30am Playgroup, RBSS 9am TCB Craft Club Carmel: 5488 0409 9.30am CCLAC Bingo, 9.30am, TCB Country Club 9.30am First 5 Forever Under 5’s, TCB Library 10am Art Workshop with Jenny, RB Library, every 2nd and 4th Thurs 3.30pm Cooloola Dragon Boat training FRIDAY 9am Sailability, TCB 9.30am Bridge, RB Hall Meeting Room 9.30am Senior Citizens indoor bowls, TCB Community Complex, David: 0466 848 032 SATURDAY 7.30am Heart Foundation Walking Group, Maggie 0400 756 615 6pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church service, Bream St TCB (Week 1, 2, 5) St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church Service Manooka Dr, RB (Week 3, 4) Markets on almost every Saturday, see the Visitor’s Guide! SUNDAY 7am Mass RB (1, 2, 5) and TCB (wk 3, 4) 7.30am Cooloola Dragon Boat training 9.30am Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ph: Pastor Scott Lucas 0427 859 235 9.30am Church of the Good Shepherd Contemporary Family service and morning tea, all denominations welcome! 17 Carlo Rd, RB




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