Rainbow Beach Community News August 2023

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AUGUST is the month to step off the local streets and into the bushland to enjoy a proliferation of colourful wildflowers. You may be assisted with finding walking tracks and plant identification with the booklet Cooloola Wildflowers and Walks.

A second edition is going into print this month, with some additional flowering plants and descriptions. The booklet will continue to sell for $5, available from Rainbow Beach Post Office, Rainbow Beach Community Hall, and QPWS.

The Wildflowering at Cooloola program will be held on the weekend of 26-27 August.

Wildflowering at Cooloola 2023

On Saturday participants will meet in Rainbow Beach and be led on a variety of walks. On Sunday, the focus is on native gardens in Cooloola Cove, with time to learn from and draw/paint/create with artists Joolie Gibbs and Susan Davis.

This event is organised by Cooloola Coastcare and Wild/flower Women. Details on prices and registration can be found on: https://events. humanitix.com/wildflowering-at-cooloola-2023

Left: Sarah and Rod enjoying a wildflower walk.

Below: Tranquility amongst the wildflowers in Cooloola Cove during last year’s event.

Above: Aotus lanigera (Woolly Aotus or Golden Candlestick)

Right: Mirbelia rubifolia (Wallum Mirbelia)

y Pantry presents Homeward Bound (PG) 1hr 24mins.

Rainbow Beach Community Pantry presents Homeward Bound (PG) 1hr 24mins.

Rainbow Beach Community Pantry presents Homeward Bound (PG) 1hr 24mins.

Rainbow Beach Community Hall

Saturday 12 August 2023

Rainbow Beach Community Hall

Rainbow Beach Community Hall

Saturday 12 August 2023

Saturday 12 August 2023

Doors Open 5pm, movie starts 6pm FREE

Doors Open 5pm, movie starts 6pm FREE

Doors Open 5pm, movie starts 6pm FREE

Please bring a cushion, your own chair for comfort

Refreshments: hot soup, popcorn, hot & cold drinks, ice cream, cake, lollies All proceeds go to Rainbow Beach Community Pantry

Please bring a cushion, your own chair for comfort Refreshments: hot soup, popcorn, hot & cold drinks ice cream cake, lollies

Please bring a cushion, your own chair for comfort

Refreshments: hot soup, popcorn, hot & cold drinks, ice cream, cake, lollies

All proceeds go to Rainbow Beach Community Pantry

go to Rainbow Beach Community Pantry

CoolaFlix is a CIRS community project funded by Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and powered by volunteers! We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present & future Traditional Custodians & Elders of this nation & the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. A Ministry of local charity
CoolaFlix is a CIRS community project funded by Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and powered by volunteers! We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present & future Traditional Custodians & Elders of this nation continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. A Ministry of local charity Pindari Life Ltd.
CoolaFlix is a CIRS community project funded by Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and powered by volunteers! We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present & future Traditional Custodians & Elders of this nation & the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. A Ministry of local charity Pindari Life Ltd.

Tunes Tales &

Celebrating Local Creativity and Community Connections

Veterans Day 2023 Service

RAINBOW BEACH RSL Sub-Branch will commemorate Veterans Day on 18 August 2023 by conducting a Service to honour and remember the sacrifices and service of all those Australians who served their Country during Peace, Peacekeeping Missions, and War.

The service will be held at the Rainbow Beach Cenotaph commencing at 11am. All members of the Community are cordially invited to attend and pay their respects.

2023 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

LOCAL EVENT PRODUCER and Project Manager Elisa Seul from Elisa: People, Places & Events is set to deliver an exciting event that will showcase the talents of Rainbow Beach and surrounding area.

Tunes & Tales, a unique gathering of creatives and art enthusiasts, aims to celebrate the power of arts and cultural expressions while fostering a strong sense of community networking.

Presented by the Creative Arts Gympie Region, through Australian Government funding as part of the Creative Gympie Event Series, this event promises to be an enriching experience for all. The collaboration between local artists, performers, and event professionals demonstrates the immense talent and passion within the region’s creative community.

Thanks to the generous support from the CIRS Association, the event

will take place at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. This venue provides the perfect backdrop for an evening filled with captivating performances and engaging activities.

‘The program for the event consists of two distinct parts,’ Ms Seul said.

‘The first segment features a panel workshop tailored specifically for creatives. It aims to equip attendees with valuable insights on boosting the creatives industry, networking effectively, and establishing a strong presence in our region.

‘This workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts and exchange ideas with likeminded individuals.’

The second part showcases the rich local talent through live performances, open to all. Attendees will have the pleasure of witnessing mesmerising music, thought-provoking poetry, and captivating photography. The

Elisa Seul can’t wait to bring you Tunes & Tales next month.


inclusive atmosphere encourages networking, connecting creatives, and building a supportive community.

With Elisa Seul’s expertise in event production and project management, Tunes & Tales promises to be a remarkable gathering that highlights the vibrant arts scene in our region. Mark your calendars for this free event on 24 September 2023 at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of arts and culture, forge new connections, and celebrate our local talent. For further information, contact Elisa at elisa.leader@gmail.com and follow her social platforms: Elisa: People, Places and Events.

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Trivia For Charity Night a Big Success

THE INAUGURAL Trivia for Charity event was held at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall on Saturday 15 July 2023.

The event was an initiative of the Rainbow Beach book clubs; and this first one was hosted by one of the clubs, ‘Reading Between the Wines’.

The charity of choice this time was The Pyjama Foundation, who are devoted to improving the lives of kids in care.

One of the book club members, Deb Taylor, is actively involved in the foundation as a Pyjama Angel and gives her time weekly to a child in foster care by reading, playing games, and helping with homework. The difference this oneto-one interaction makes to a vulnerable child is immeasurable.

The Community Hall proved to be a perfect venue for the event, with the newly installed cinema screen used to display questions and graphics to make the whole experience so much more enjoyable.

The kitchen was put to good use as well with local couple Sean and Andrea Francis cooking up a delicious supper of minestrone soup and crusty bread, followed by yummy baked vegetable frittata.

A perpetual trophy has been designed by Cooloola Trophies and Engraving to display the winners of each event, which should encourage fierce competition between teams.

Andrew Hawkins from Rainbow Beach Realty was the MC for the event, and he used his experience and expertise as a well-known and respected local identity to ensure that everything flowed smoothly.

Local businesses were invited to help with donations of goods and/or services that could be raffled and the generosity demonstrated by

everyone approached was truly inspirational as demonstrated by this list of donors:

Rainbow Beach Barber Shop, Quay Carlo Restaurant, Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf, Ocean Breeze Seafoods, Rainbow Beach Naturals, Kelly Fredline Florist, Debbie’s Place, Rainbow Beach Hair and Beauty, Kachina Moon, The Beach Shakk, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy, SPAR Supermarket, Shell Garage Shop, Rainbow Beach Post Office, Hair By Kylie

Other contributors of food and beverages:

Ed’s Bakery, BWS Rainbow Beach Parade, IGA Rainbow Beach, Bells Bridge Farm, Signature Sourdough

Future events are certainly on the radar, and local community groups wanting to fund-raise are expected to take advantage of this concept by hosting their own event in the future.

Time To Laugh!

COMEDY IS COMING to Rainbow this month, with the Sit-Down Comedy Club bringing fun, laughter, and much more to the Sports Club!

With two amazing comedians performing for you, get ready for a great night of giggles:

Kat Davidson has 24 years comedy experience, brilliant stories, and keeps the laughs coming no matter who is in the audience. Seeing Kat on stage is like visiting an old friend you haven’t met yet.

She brings a fresh and intelligent view to her comedy, and her unique storytelling ability takes her audience along with her for the ride.

Shad Wicka is a rising comedic presence out of Queensland and is becoming a regular and much adored face on the Australian comedy circuit.

Host of the very popular ‘Good Yarns’ podcast, Shad is a class storyteller with jokes to match, and brings a down-toearth looseness to the stage like no other.

So grab a gang of pals ready for a good laugh and head along for a memorable night.

When: Saturday 12 August

Where: Rainbow Beach Sports Club –Fusion Restaurant

Time: Doors open 6pm Show starts 7:30pm

Tickets: $35pp (Age: 18+)

Grazing Platter: $30

2 x Tickets + Grazing platter for 2: $80 Oztix link: QR code attached. (Online fees apply) rainbowsportsclub.com.au

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Rainbow Beach Markets

OUR MARKET community just keeps growing, getting better every month.

A lot of preparation goes into each market - contacting stallholders, planning the layout, confirming stallholder insurances, promoting on media, organising the volunteer roster, line-marking and numbering the sites, setting up and packing away inside tables, erecting the music marquee, ordering barbecue items, early morning site marshalling, site fee collection and

general administration. Then there’s the cleaning up afterwards.

We have 23 market volunteers but we’re not all available every month. So we always welcome newcomers to the volunteer pool.

If you would like to give a few hours once per month, please call in on our office volunteers on Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm, call our office 5486 3355 or our Markets mobile 0457 908 905, or email rainbowbeachmarkets@gmail.com

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Above right: Stallholder Paul Pickett and Rainbow identity John Seul enjoy perfect market conditions in July. Right: Alex Rietmeyer of Boho Ocean Earth Clothing with Wendy, a visitor from NZ. Left: Brett’s pottery, admired by Sue from Bendigo.
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Meetings with Council

Future of Waste

STAFF FROM Gympie Regional Council Waste and Environment teams presented the results of their survey on our current waste management services and future needs to a group of residents in the hall on 27 June.

It was recognised that Rainbow Beach has its own waste management issues that were not raised in the Gympie region survey, however Council staff took onboard the local perspectives. Discussions focused on recycling problems and solutions for units, owneroccupiers paying for extra collections from short term accommodation properties, community education programs for a transient population, bulk (kerbside) waste collections, and the support for attracting innovative

Planning Consultation on Centre Block future

Council Planning staff addressed concerns raised by CIRS members and other concerned Rainbow Beach locals about the reclassification of Lot 1, 32 Rainbow Beach Road (otherwise known as the Centre Block).

The Centre Block consists of three parcels of land owned by Council. The Community Centre is built on Lot 3, the markets are held on Lot 2, and the open space on the corner of Clarkson Drive is Lot 1 which was re-zoned in 2016 from Community Purposes to Town Centre (commercial).

While no reason was given for why the change had taken place some years ago, concerned residents were told that if enough people wrote to Council requesting the change back, it could be reversed. A show of hands at the meeting on 26 June showed the majority want it reversed.

Letters can be addressed to Council and sent to council@ gympie.qld.gov.au or posted to PO Box 155, Gympie QLD 4570.

Contact Division 1 Cr. Jess Milne to express your views. Cr. Milne will be available in the hall on Friday 11 August from 11am to 12 noon.

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The survey results can be found at: https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/ downloads/file/4538/fow-surveyreport

Arts & Cultural Plan

ASMALL BUT vocal group of local creatives met with Council’s Arts and Cultural Development staff in July to provide feedback on their draft Arts and Cultural Plan for the Gympie region. More information on the draft strategy and a link to the Community Consultation survey can be found on the council website: https://www.gympie.qld. gov.au/homepage/288/arts-andcultural-plan-policies-and-forums

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Residents show their support to return the Centre Block zoning to Community Purposes. Residents met with Council to discuss waste management issues. Our vocal local creatives provided feedback to Council on the draft Arts and Cultural plan for the region.

Film Night

CIRS WAS THE first local community group to host one of our CoolaFlix free film nights.

The film was Mavka: The Forest Song, a 2023 fulllength, animated feature film based on a Ukrainian folktale about a forest spirit who falls in love with a human.

Free entry made it an affordable night out for the family, with reasonable prices for hot dogs, ice creams, drinks and - of course, what all movies must have - popcorn!

All proceeds went to CIRS to help us maintain the hall and keep offering these affordable social opportunities.

Special thanks to Audio Visual guru Peter Hall and Door Fairy Debbie Brosnan.

Top: Denise Orr and Ze selling hot dogs and popcorn.

Right: Young fans gave Mavka a glowing review.

Below: Movies now on the big screen in Rainbow Beach.

Raw Ordio

SUNSHINE COAST electronic trio

Raw Ordio gave locals something to dance about - a free afternoon of chill beats pumping out across the Centre block on Sunday 15 July. This was the second time that CIRS has provided Rainbow locals with

a magic afternoon of Raw Ordio’s mellow music. The response was so good last year that we brought them back.

Let us know if you liked it and want to see more. Call into the CIRS office or let us know on Facebook.

- please follow the signage at entry.

Homeward Bound

NEXT UP IN AUGUST, the host group will be Rainbow Beach Community Pantry (a ministry of Pindari Life Ltd). The pantry provides affordable hampers on a fortnightly basis from the Community Centre hall.

The film will be the much-loved Disney Classic - Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (rated G for General Exhibition). Doors open at 5pm, so you can stock up on food and drinks before the film screens at 6pm. All proceeds go to the Community Pantry.

Don’t forget! CoolaFlix is on the second Saturday of each month, after the Markets. FREE entry for all ages. Our CoolaFlix program is funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and powered by volunteers!

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Above & below: Raw Ordio brought the vibe to Rainbow in July.

Rainbow Beach School P&C News

IF YOU NOTICED a new trend of green and blue hair being sported around town over the holidays, you may have wondered why? Let’s just say the Rainbow Beach School Colour Explosion was a huge success!

Bursts of coloured powder filled the air on the last day of term as the students made their way through a fun and challenging obstacle course and crawled through slime pits –all the while having colour powder thrown at them.

But the fun wasn’t just for students; you guessed it, the teachers and parents couldn’t resist and joined the fun!

Whilst there was a lot of work put into the event by the P&C, it couldn’t have been done without the support of school staff, our families, and the community.

Thank you to all of the helpers who cooked, cleaned, set up, and packed down: it would not have been possible with you. A great big thank you also goes out to all our families, friends and community who donated financially to our cause, we raised over $9000!!! A fantastic job and one which we are ever so grateful for!

Over the past 12 months we have been working toward opening an Out of School

Hours Care (OSHC) service in Rainbow Beach. We have received wonderful support from our school, parents, and the community and we are almost there!

Our next step is to put our feelers out there for any childcare workers who would be interested in employment at the OSHC service once operational. Below is a brief description of the positions that will be available.

If you are an experienced childcare worker or this is a career you are looking to pursue, please have a read.

If you are or know anyone who would be interested, please contact us, we will be happy to hear from you and provide some more information!

Email: rainbowbeachpc@gmail. com or message us on Facebook.


Our Co-Ordinator will be responsible for the everyday running of the service which includes but not limited to: Program planning, rostering, financial and CCS management, procedural compliance.


Cert III/Diploma in Child Care

Qualified or working toward. Responsibilities will include: Work with the co-ordinator to deliver care program, build a positive environment, procedural compliance.

We are very excited for many other events we have coming up so be sure to keep up to date with any news from the P&C on our Facebook page: www.facebook. com/PandCRainbowBeach.

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Help TCB RSL commemorate Vietnam Veterans’ Day

PLANNING IS WELL underway for the Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemorations in Tin Can Bay to be held on 18 August. We commemorate Vietnam Veterans’ Day on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966.

We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement in the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will commence with a service at 11am at Anzac Memorial Park, Tin Can Bay. Everyone is then welcome to adjourn to the Tin Can Bay RSL sub-branch for refreshments after the service.

I was doing some research on Vietnam Veterans’ Day last week when a post popped up on my Facebook feed. It described the service of Roy ‘Zeke’ Mundine OAM, a proud Bundjalung man who served in the Australian Army for 36 years. His service included a posting to Malaya in 1959 and two tours of South Vietnam in 1966 and 1969.

Roy was Mentioned in Dispatches for his actions in Vietnam on 25 April 1969 as Section Commander of 1 Platoon, A Company.

While investigating an enemy bunker Corporal Mundine tripped a mine, which blew his right leg off. He continued instructing his diggers for over 40 minutes while wounded and refused treatment until the Sappers cleared the minefield.

I served with Zeke Mundine in the 49th Battalion for my 9 years with the Bushman’s Rifles. He was a Warrant Officer in charge of the Battalion Q store. I recall him as a great soldier and a good bloke with a limp who always had kind words of advice, especially for the new young soldiers who had

recently joined the Battalion. Roy retired from the Army in 1995. On 18 April 2016, Uncle Roy was appointed the Australian Army’s first indigenous Australian Elder. I’m proud to have known Zeke and can only say – Thank you for your Service!

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OVER THE PAST months we have continued to support the Gympie Homeless, so that those with no fixed address can enjoy a late afternoon cooked meal. Another $1,000 has been donated there.

We have also put another $1,000 into Eugowra down near Forbes in NSW as they have a long recovery ahead from last November’s floods.

A big thank you to the Big 4 at Carlo Point for allowing us to collect the bottles and cans as well as Wolf Rock Dive, the Watts Family, and all who donate to our bins at 10 Tingira Close.

Then we have the Tin Can Bay Holiday Park, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, and all in Tin Can Bay that donate to Wayne Kerle’s pick ups. Many thanks also to all that donate to our collection tins in Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, and Gympie – they really help to keep us going.

We know the economy is tough with many feeling the pinch so let’s hope

for no more disasters in the near future.

It was amazing to get a thank you call from Kevin Butler, the founder of Blaze Aid, after our past donations to them of $20,000 which helped in their efforts with fencing after the 2020 Fires in northeast Victoria and with flood repairs in the GoomeriMurgon areas.

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Flower Show for vital funds

THE COOLOOLA COAST Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) recently purchased a Mangar Camel Lifting Chair for use by our paramedics to assist in sitting up and lifting a fallen patient.

The chair is portable and inflatable and offers a fully supportive lift that is comfortable for the patient.

Last year we purchased two Raizer Chairs which can also be used to assist the paramedics in dealing with a patient who has fallen. These chairs enable the paramedics to raise a patient from the floor with minimal impact on both parties.

The LAC is very pleased with the positive feedback from the ambulance officers as to the benefits this equipment has provided in carrying out their duties.

The annual Flower Show, as well as our weekly bingo sessions, provide the funds which the committee needs to be able to support the paramedics with aids such as the chairs.

The Flower Show this year will be held on Saturday 30 September. The show as usual will be in the Tin Can Bay Community Centre and will open at 9am.

Entries for the plant and flower sections can be delivered to the Centre on Friday 29 September between the hours of 2pm and 5pm. Entries for the photography section should be left at the Fruit and Veg Shop in Tin Can Bay or the Rainbow Beach Library by Monday 25 September.

Entry forms will be available at both libraries and also selected retail outlets.

Quilters celebrate birthdays in quirky style

ON THE SECOND Tuesday of every month we celebrate members’ birthdays and our President Robyn Salmon made this quirky table runner for the occasion which was received with positive comments from members.

The soft pink quilt has been made by Teena Guy and has beautiful hand embroidered blocks. The design is called Isobella and has been made by several of our members.

Teena quilted this herself on a domestic sewing machine. The finished quilt is beautiful and something Teena can be proud of.


So please come along for an enjoyable outing and help us to continue to support our ambulance officers in their important work.

Tin Can Bay Quilters meet every Tuesday at 9am at the Community Hall, Amity Place, Tin Can Bay. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays we finish at 2pm to allow time for completing special projects and the other Tuesdays we finish at 12 noon.

Visitors are most welcome.

TCBCAMS is seeking Teachers!

TIN CAN BAY Community & Mens Shed (TCBCAMS) is looking for teachers for the leadlighting and wood lathe classes we have planned for the near future. Shed Manager Bryan Phillips would love to hear from you on 0420 299 651 if you can assist.

Our last Shed Sale Day was well attended. Visitors were impressed with the presentation of ‘The Shed’ and the goods on offer with many bargains to be found: from plants to camping gear, tools to toys. Check out our offerings next Sale Day –Saturday 19 August.

TCBCAMS has received an enormous donation from Shamrock Civil Constructions with Luke and his team donating their manpower, machinery, and materials to create a solid access road with associated stormwater drainage to our premises in Amity Place. Thank you Shamrock! Find us 9am-12 noon weekdays down the gravel driveway at the bottom left corner of the Community Complex’s carpark, Amity Place, Tin Can Bay or call Raewyn on 0412 995 512 for further information.

Don’t forget – we are a drop off point for your unwanted, recyclable bottles and cans.

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Munro (A/OIC Cooloola Coast at the time) demonstrating the Camel Chair purchased with funds raised by CCLAC. Carole Lehmann Cheryl Zunic Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager), Paul Boulton (President) with the talented and generous Shamrock earthmoving team! Lesley McCarthy Top: Club President Robyn Salmon made this fun table runner to celebrate club members’s birthdays in style! Above: Teena Guy’s beautiful ‘Isobella’ quilt.

Learn to conquer anxiety in August

PLEASE JOIN COOLOOLA Coast Women and Business Group (CCWAB) for our upcoming free event on Tuesday 29 August at 10am in the serene setting of Phil Rogers Park in Rainbow Beach.

This special gathering is open to all women and aims to empower each participant with valuable insights into conquering anxiety and regaining control of their lives.

We are thrilled to have Sharna Brook from Gympie Modern Hypnosis as our esteemed guest speaker for the event. It is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, build a supportive network, and take a step forward on your path to personal growth.

Anxiety is a natural response, often triggered by uncertainties and the fear of the unknown. It has the power to hold us back, affecting our confidence and decision-making abilities.

Thanks to Sharna’s professional expertise, at this event, we will delve into the core concept that

‘Anxiety is fear from the past projected into the future’. By gaining a deeper understanding of this mechanism, we can start to dismantle its control over our lives.

All women are warmly invited to participate in this enlightening event. Let’s come together, support one another, and embark on a journey of personal growth and emotional well-being.

Sharna will introduce us to simple and effective techniques that can be readily incorporated into our daily lives. These techniques are designed to boost self-confidence, reduce anxiety, and foster a sense of control over challenging situations. Whether you’re facing public speaking, making important decisions, or handling stressful moments, these techniques will empower you to navigate through life’s obstacles.

This is a free event, and we encourage you to spread the word and invite friends and family to join us. Together, we will embrace a future filled with positivity and strength.

For inquiries and RSVP, please follow the group

Walkers step up for Pyjama Foundation

WELCOME TO six new members of our Heart Foundation Walking groups: Mary, Nina and Graeme, Trish, Bob and Geoff.

Thanks to Val McAlister for alerting me to National Pyjama Day to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds offering learning skills for more than 1,000 children in foster care, funding educational resources, and helping provide stable, positive relationships.

Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers were in the spirit, raising $50 with more promised. It was our first day wearing our new red Heart Foundation Walking hoodies.

We missed the Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk and Fun Run in Gympie. Maybe next year we can enter a team or two.

Congratulations Col on achieving your first 50 walks, and to Tina Martin who receives her second badge to pin on herself: 200 Walks, plus Award Certificate and a $20 voucher for the online Heart Foundation shop. A great birthday present!

Fourteen of us gathered and had fun at the Cooloola Medical Transport ‘Christmas In July’ fundraiser lunch on Wednesday 19 July at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club.

Gympie Regional Council has updated our video, produced by Artist-In-Residence Leeroy Todd of our combined HF Cooloola Coast Walking groups, promoting Heart Week plus the joy and benefits of walking, to the YouTube channel. Please see the link: https://youtu.be/HxP_3sX9UBs

Walk Yourself Happy! Wednesdays and Saturdays depart Tin Can Bay Bakery at 7am, or later at 7.30am during winter. CCWW meet by 9am Mondays and Fridays at the bus shelter outside the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre.

Contact Judy Kiddle in Cooloola Cove on 5486 2181, or myself on 0400 756 615.


SOME BEAUTIFUL harmonies were heard at our most recent rehearsal so we are looking for somewhere to air those lovely sounds. Anyone who enjoys singing especially with others would enjoy belonging to a choir.

I can guarantee that. Hope you may join us soon as you feel ready. Every Wednesday between 3pm and 4pm in the Community & Vets’ Hall in Cooloola Cove. You will be very welcome. Contact Pam Graham: 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

Guest speaker Sharna Brook will be empowering each participant with valuable insights into conquering anxiety.

on social media: Cooloola Coast Women and Business

Don’t miss this opportunity to nurture your mind and soul. See you there!

Free Registration: https://events.humanitix.com/ embracing-confidence-and-understandinganxiety-with-sharna-brook-by-ccwab

July dance a huge success!

WOW WHAT A NIGHT – the dance held on Saturday 15 July was a rousing success with 61 patrons enjoying life with dance and great music.

And…drumroll please…dancing in Country Halls is here to STAY. Yes you heard right –Cooloola Coast Dances Group was asked to keep the dances coming, so every month till December and then from April to December 2024 (with no dance in May 2024 for a family break) the Country Hall dances will be ON.

The band is booked, the Hall is secured, and dance patrons wanting to come and dance and have fun in a great social atmosphere need to mark their calendars.

Every 3rd Saturday of the month at Goomboorian Memorial Hall from 7.30 till 11.30pm. Come and trip the light fantastic with dance and great music and of course a Great Country Style supper superbly catered by the lovely ladies from the Goomboorian Hall Committee.

Our next dance is on Saturday 15 August 2023. Want to brush up on your moves? Come to a dance lesson in Tin Can Bay on 5 August. Contact Julie of Cooloola Coast Dances Group for details on 0428 824 115.

Pamela Graham
Elisa Seul CCWAB
Cooloola Coast Dances Group Top: Debbie, Linda, Gayle, Verna, and Tina with Lacy loving the new red hoodies. Middle: Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers dressed for National Pyjama Day. Bottom: One Step at a Time Tin Can Bay early group sporting their new Heart Foundation red hoodies.

Mosaic to our Ears!

Helen Grimson

OUR FIRST Mosaic Workshop was hugely successful as you can see from all of our smiling faces. On the first day participants created lovely individual Bee Baths in colourful mosaics. Our bees will love them! Day 2 will be on grouting and sealing.

Many thanks to Toni Mobley for taking on tutoring us. What an excellent job you’re doing!

Another BIG thank you to Brian and The Men’s Shed for welcoming our group.

Our next workshop will commence on Saturday 19 August but is already booked out! Details for our September workshop to be announced shortly.

Call Helen Grimson for details on 0428 666 020.

Right: Hard at work on our colourful bee baths surrounded by fun and friendship.

QCWA AGM held in July

History of Rainbow Beach

RAINBOW BEACH was gazetted as a Township in 1969, but before that there were many visitors exploring the area well before a track was dozed in to get here via road.

Many visitors came from Tin Can Bay by boat to Carlo Point and Inskip and fought their way through swamp and sandflies to fish from our beach and explore the area, then row back to Tin Can Bay with their catch.

Then came sand mining, and of course a track, then a road. Now it has been decided to publish a book about the town using contributed stories and photos provided by early residents that have seen the town develop through the decades from these early times.

Age is catching up with us all, and the time has come for stories to be jotted down and shared before the early yarns are lost forever. A few old pub stories would be great, or your business stories or just your general memories of your life in Rainbow Beach.

There are many legends that have been created in this small town, some still living to tell the tale, others have passed but their stories can live on in this book.

A lot of material has already come to hand but it would be appreciated

if we can get even more people’s stories. There are many in Tin Can Bay who worked in the sand mining industry – I would love to hear from you too.

You may have received a letter in your mailbox already about this project, but if you haven’t please don’t think that you aren’t included; there are so many people that have lived here over the years for extended amounts of time that it’s impossible to remember them all or find them.

If you lived here prior to 2000, when most of the development and changes happened, it would be appreciated if you could write down (or type) these memories/stories to share – even one page would be great. Photos of course would be amazing if you’d like them included.

Also, if you know any of these past residents who may not be on Facebook who you think should tell their story, they could be neighbours, relatives, old family friends, please let them know of the project and invite them to share as well.

Handwritten notes are fine, as someone will type them up for the book.

For more information, contact Tony Stewart on 0408 767 930 or you can post your stories to PO Box 300, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581 or email rainbowfishing33@gmail.com

OUR BRANCH Annual General Meeting was held at 18 Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay on 18 July.

The AGM was well attended and we welcomed our visitors, Pam Bauer (Returning Officer), Janice Jamieson (President, QCWA Gympie - South Burnett Division), Mr and Mrs Peter Murphy (Auditor), Cr Jess Milne (Guest Speaker, GRC), Mr Hilary Smerdon, (Deputy Mayor, Gympie Regional Council) and Joan Barnier (Division, International Officer). Also present were representatives from other Branches within our Division of Gympie-South Burnett.

Pam Bauer announced the members of the Executive Committee for 2023–2024 and our Division President, Janice Jamieson, graciously pinned on them their Badge of Office.

We are proud to present our new Executive:

PRESIDENT: Wendy Ritchie


Judy McAllister

Judith Sullivan


SECRETARY: Mollie Kratzmann

Councillor Jess Milne, entertained us with a lively speech during which she had us all clapping, laughing, and moving. Jess also mentioned to keep in mind when recycling any item, it has to be at least as big as your palm otherwise the item will not get processed.

Words from our President, Wendy:

‘I personally thank all members for their continuing support, respect, and the fun we have while we are all working hard.

‘I value all members’ input; together we will achieve our goals within all areas of the QCWA.’

To the ladies who set up for the AGM and to those that helped in any way, thank you. A special mention to Elwyn, who made beautiful corsages and a lovely floral display for the main table. Also, to the chefs Helen, Jill, Robyn, and Judith who prepared lunch which was Outback Stew with Rice and Crusty Bread (recipe below) followed by Apple Crumble with Custard and Cream, with the recipes taken from the QCWA Country Kitchens website. Well done everyone!

CRAFT, COFFEE & CHAT: 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay. 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am to Noon.

GENERAL MEETINGS: 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay. Second Monday of the month 9.30am.

HOY: Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, 4 Amity Pl, Tin Can Bay. 3rd Wednesday of the month 9.30am for a 10am start.

ALL ENQUIRIES: Wendy 0412 547 043 or Judy 0402 769 392.

Wholesome Outback Stew

Serves: 10

Prep time: 15 minutes + 2-3 hours

soak time

Cook time: 2-3 hours

3 serve per portion


½ cup dried split peas

½ cup pearl barley

½ cup dried soup mix

1-1 ½ kg lean beef or lamb, diced

1 large sweet potato, cubed

500g pumpkin, cubed

4 medium potatoes, cubed

2 large onions, chopped

400g can four bean mix

400g can crushed tomatoes

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 teaspoons Moroccan spice mix


SOAK split peas, barley and soup mix in water 2-3 hours before cooking. PREHEAT oven to 150°C. ADD all ingredients into a large casserole dish with a lid. COOK in oven for 2-3 hours until tender.

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Branch President, Wendy addressing attendees at the recent Branch AGM. Proud mosaic makers with our finished products ready for grouting and sealing.


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 in Tin Can Bay, visit a historic lighthouse via the Great Beach Drive or world-class scuba diving.

If you make the most of the outdoorsthen you’ll love our backyard playground. You can choose from extreme adventures and ultimate indulgences - a rejuvenating massage, secluded picnics beside a freshwater lake or delicious seafood and views in our eateries and clubs.

Visitor Guide

Our coast has abundant fishingwhether off a beach, on an estuary or from a deep sea charter, right on our doorstep! Birdwatchers, nature-lovers, bushwalkers, 4x4 enthusiasts and surfers call our corner of the world: ‘paradise’.

Our Great Sandy National Park hosts Queensland’s three most popular beachside campgrounds, and our friendly townships offer caravan parks, apartments

and holiday homes.

So stay with us, watch the sunset from Carlo Sandblow or stroll along Tin Can Bay Esplanade... you

’ll never want to leave!

Creek To Coast Real Estate

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Tin Can Bay Tourist Park

New camp kitchen, cabins, pool-side BBQ hut, Family amenities, disability access. 54-74 Trevally St. Ph: 07 5486 4411 tincanbaytouristpark.com.au


Rainbow Beach Auto Electrics

Vehicle Electrical Repairs, Retail Sales, Radios, Batteries, Solar panels, Fridges, UHFs, 7 Karoonda Rd. 0499 144 678 rainbowbeachautoelectrics.com.au


Rainbow Beach’s finest Kayak, Surf & SUP 4WD Tour Adventures to Double Island Point info@epicoceanadventures.com.au

Gardiner Fisheries

All your offshore, inshore & beach fishing needs, live local beach & bloodworms daily. Cnr Carlo & Karoonda Rds. 0404 853 232 facebook.com/rainbowbeachbait/

Rainbow Beach Tourist Info Centre

One stop shop for information, bookings, souvenirs, beach gear, surf wear & gifts 6 Rainbow Beach Rd 07 5486 3227 rainbowbeachinfo.com.au

Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

1, 2 & 3 bedroom self contained, air-con apartments, heated pool, central location. 4 Double Island Dr. 07 5486 3500 rainbowgetaway.com.au

Tin Can Bay’s Sleepy Lagoon Motel

24 air conditioned motel rooms, 3 bedroom house, centrally located for dolphins & pub 2 Groper St. 07 5488 0653 sleepylagoonmotel.com

Barnacles Cafe & Dolphin Feeding

Feed wild dolphins from 7am daily, fees apply. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, takeaways 7am-3pm Norman Point, TCB 07 5486 4899 barnaclesdolphins.com.au

Wolf Rock Dive Centre, Rainbow Beach

World class scuba diving on Fraser Island’s doorstep, Australia’s best shark & ray dive. 2 Goondi St. 07 5486 8004 wolfrockdive.com.au

Rainbow Beach Fishing & Camping

Cheapest prices on the coast, 7 days a week from 6am. 14 Rainbow Beach Road. 07 5486 8100 facebook.com/Rainbow-Beach-Fishing-and-Camping

Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters

Deep sea fishing off Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island at its best on a 38 ft Cougar Cat. 0409 775 070 rainbowbeachfishing.com.au

0408 738 192 epicoceanadventures.com.au Epic Ocean Adventures FISHING & CHARTERS Fishing & camping equipment, key cutting general hardware, open 7 days, 07 5486 3444 38 Rainbow Beach Rd, next to Shell Servo F: Rainbow-Beach-Hardware-Fishing-n-Camping RB Hardware, Fishing & Camping 5,000 copies printed each month The local specialist in holiday rentals & property sales. 07 5486 3900 Shop 4, 12 Rainbow Beach Rd rainbowbeachrealty.com Rainbow Beach Realty EXPERIENCES & TOURS 5,000 copies of the Rainbow Beach Community News are printed each month. Be part of the Visitor Guide by contacting Rhyll on 0407 754 088. World class Scuba Diving Charters and PADI Dive Courses, as well as Snorkelling, Diving & Spearshing Accessories, Books and mor e... Kayak hir e! Ocean -themed Jeweller y Visit us at 339 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581 Wolf Rock Dive Centre 0498 743 795. info@wolfrockdive.com.au PADI dive Courses Australia’s Best Shark and Ray Dive 4 Double Island Drive, Rainbow Beach www.rainbowgetaway.com.au e: bookings@rainbowgetaway.com.au Money Saving Deal for you Money Saving Deal for Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 Chilled bottle of wine on arrival, and FREE Wi Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 Stay a night for FREE! (Valid from February 1st 2023, excluding all public & school holidays) T & C apply Available from our website Or call 07 5486 3500

The Chandlery Bait and Tackle

Best range of fishing tackle, all the big brands! Bait, ice, 24h fuel, massive range of chandlery. For all your boating and fishing needs. TCB Marina, 07 5486 4744 tcbchandlery.com.au


Arcobaleno on the Beach

Wood fired pizza, delicious pasta, coffee & cake. BYO, dine in, take away, home delivery 07 5486 8000. In the Post Office Arcade facebook.com/Arco.on.the.beach/

Ed’s Beach Bakery

Bread, cakes, muffins, the BEST pies in town! Open 4am-5pm, 7 days Shell Servo Complex. 07 5486 3080

Rainbow Beach

Marina Bar and Grill

A la Carte dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Fully licensed. Closed Mondays

2 Emperor St, Tin Can Bay 07 5486 4400

Ocean Breeze Seafoods, Rainbow Beach

Fresh & cooked local seafood, fish & chips, burgers, laundromat, at the Big Marlin Open 8am to 5pm Mon-Thurs & 7pm Fri-Sun 54 Rainbow Beach Rd, opposite QPWS Office

Soul Food, Rainbow Beach

Wraps, juices, smoothies, kebabs, coffee, souvenirs, natural products & cosmetics, clothing, tourist info Shell Servo Complex 0435 085 865 facebook.com/SoulFood

Tin Can Bay Butchers

Friendly team, quality meats, great prices

Weekly deals, freshly made snags & meals

Dolphin Shopping Centre, Tin Can Bay Rd 07 5486 4170 facebook.com/tincanbaybutchers

Remedial Massage, Rainbow Beach

Recovery & lymphatic massage, health cover rebates, 7 Turana St (at the Gym) Corinna: 0400 613 139 rainbowbeachhealthandfitness.com

Spirit of Rainbow, Rainbow Beach

Massage, Meditation, Mindfulness, Workshops

Pamper Packages, Day/Overnight Retreats Self Empowerment Counselling & Coaching 0408 637 639 spiritofrainbow.com.au

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Rainbow Beach Pizza & Grill

Gourmet Signature Pizzas, A’ la Carte Menu, Take Away & Delivery. Unique Coffee blend.

Open Wednesday to Sunday. 07 5486 3043

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Tin Can Bay Country Club

Bar, Live Music, Chinese Restaurant 7 days Book: 07 5486 4231 Takeaway: 07 5488 0230

Lawn Bowls, Golf Course & Pro: 0409 727 577 Tin Can Bay Road tcbcc.com.au

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IGA Rainbow Beach & Tin Can Bay

Locally owned & operated supermarkets, weekly specials. Rainbow Beach Rd, 6am - 8pm, Ph: 5486 8700; 46-48 Tin Can Bay Rd, 6am - 7pm. 07 5488 0084

Rainbow Beach Sports Club

Bistro 7 days, Bowls, Bottleshop & Bingo. 10am - 10pm Sun - Thurs & midnight Fri - Sat. Turana St. 07 5486 3191 rainbowsportsclub.com.au

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20 Must See and Dos

Patrolled Beach

Swim in the flags in front of the Surf Lifesaving tower. Walk via the steps or walkway near the lookout and surf club, or drive onto Griffin Esplanade. 4WD beach access begins here.

Coloured Sands

Visit the patrolled beach, near the surf tower or the lookout to see the 70 plus colours in our cliffs. From town, walk south 1km along the beach - for best colours 4WD or tour a further 9km. Remember it is a gazetted road.

Carlo Sand Blow

Park at the top of Cooloola Drive, and walk 600m up from the car park or bushwalk about 2km from the National Parks Office for spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay Inlet and hang gliders.

Poona Lake

Drive to Bymien Picnic Area (2WD) via 3km gravel on the Freshwater Road, (off Rainbow Beach Road). It’s a 40 minute walk to reach the cool waters of Lake Poona through beautiful rainforest and carrol (grey myrtle) scrub.

Searys Creek

Only 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.

Rainbow Beach Headland

A look out, a viewing platform, 2 playgrounds, a skatepark, BBQs and picnic facilities. See the whales from here in season and watch the surfers out the front. Take a photo at the Cherry Venture propeller.

Double Island Point

Access via the 4WD only Great Beach Drive or Freshwater Track. See dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and walk up to our historic lighthouse. It has the longest break in Australia -when the swell lines up.

Mudlo Rocks

Wander here at low tide, play in rock pools and watch 4WDs navigate any exposed rocks. ALWAYS check conditions and ask locals before you 4WD - it is not always safe, even close to low tide.

Middle Rock

When tides and conditions allow, the walk to Middle Rock and back is a beautiful way to check out the Coloured Sands. From here, vehicle permits are required and dogs are prohibited.

Inskip Point

This peninsula is the gateway to Fraser Island, a favourite fishing spot and pet friendly camping grounds for generations. Only 15 minutes drive (2WD) from Rainbow Beach.

Freshwater Picnic Area

Walk to and swim in nearby Freshwater Lake, picnic or BBQ at the beautiful shady day-use area, found before Freshwater Road reaches Teewah Beach. 4WD only.

Tin Can Bay Foreshore

Walk 4km from Crab Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat and very safe for children on wheels. Look out for 137 species of birds.

Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk

Known for spectacular wildflower species, access this trail from the corner of Emperor St and Oyster Parade. Best in late winter and early spring.

Boat Ramps

You can launch your boat at Norman Point and Crab Creek in Tin Can Bay or Carlo Point and Bullock Point near Rainbow Beach. All except Bullock Point offer toilet and scenic picnic facilities.

Feed Wild Dolphins at Norman Point

Arrive from 7am, after feeding (fees apply), the dolphins leave for another day. A picturesque peninsula with public pool, playground, sailing, boat ramp and pontoon and picnic facilities.

Carlo Point

For spectacular sunsets over the water, take a cheese platter or fish and chips and watch the day’s end. This favourite fishing spot is only 3 km from Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Steps

Reputably Rainbow Beach’s most

‘Instaworthy’ location - check out our colourful stairs and share a photo on our socials.

Great Sandy Strait

If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters around Tin Can Bay are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more in this section of the Great Sandy Marine Park.

Fraser and Cooloola Great Walks

A 90 km trail showcases natural

and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island between Dilli Village and Happy Valley. Or trek 102 km from Noosa to Rainbow Beach through sandblows, past lakes and spectacular views.

Fraser Island K’gari

World heritage listed, K’gari has over 40 lakes, rainforests, sand dunes, wildlife, four wheel driving and fishing! Take a 1 or 2 day tour, hire a 4WD or take your own. Cross the barge at Inskip Point, permits are online or at the Parks Office.

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Pay your respects at the Rainbow Beach Cenotaph, which includes this beautiful monument unveiled on Veterans’ Day (18 August) in 2000. Submit your Cooloola Coast images to: info@rbcn.com.au

Oh, what a day!


Turtle Care team was invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (AZWH) and what a day it was!

The Turtle Care team has a great relationship with the hospital. AZWH treats the sick or injured sea turtles that we rescue on the Cooloola Coast from Tin Can Bay, Carlo, and Inskip.

We were met by AZWH Sea Turtle Supervisor, Jacob and Vet Nurse Breanna who guided our tour. Their knowledge and passion for their job was truly amazing.

AZWH was built in 2004 and operates the same as a general hospital. It is exclusively for wildlife: birds, reptiles, mammals, bats, and sea life. Over a 12-month period between 9,000 to 10,000 animals are brought to the hospital.

Sick or injured animals are checked in at reception, taken to triage, then if necessary to a surgical theatre. The hospital has an x-ray room, intensive care units, pathology lab, and rehabilitation wards and areas.

The intensive care ward has a hyperbaric chamber which is utilised to treat koalas and other patients suffering burns injuries by supplying 100% oxygen.

The complex has an amazing kitchen stocked with a huge variety of foods to cater for all the different animals.

Of special interest to us was the sea turtle area. This area has a pool to test the turtle’s ability to dive and swim and 3 treatment tanks. To transfer these large animals (average weight is 90kg) between the pool and tanks is a hoist system with a cargo-like net.

It was a great day and we can’t thank Jacob enough for sharing his time and knowledge.

Special thanks also to Polleys

Coaches of Gympie for their generous use of the Polleys coach and top driver Pam to transport the team to the zoo and home.

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COOLOOLA COASTCARE, TURTLE CARE Turtle Care team and the Polleys coach Turtle treatment tank Turtle treatment tank and hoist

Stellar efforts from Tin Can Bay Bowlers

WHAT A TERRIFIC month for Tin Can Bay bowlers. A stellar effort by the men saw them win the first round of the pennants – well done guys.

Ladies Singles Champ Kay Cude played Bettina from Pomona in the final of the division Champion Of Champions, close but no cigar 25-20 – next year Kaye.

Ladies Pairs Champs Lorraine Stockham and Rowena Giles won their division final and are now off to Pialba for district games.

Ladies Triples games were

completed with Ann Huson, Rowena Giles, and Lorraine Stockham victors over Sandra Fox, Gail Summerville, and Carmel Mills.

Barefoot bowls had 52 attendees despite the cooler weather; more children due to school holidays and they had a ball. Thank you again to the team who run this event every month.

Our next event is the Tin Can Bay Ladies Open on 2 August, come along and watch some entertaining games. The Mens Open is in October. Bowlers please note that Bowlers Paradise will be in attendance at the Ladies Open.

Dragons roar at 20th Celebration

THE COOLOOLA DRAGON Boat Club held their 20th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday 1 July at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club. The event was very well attended by past and present members.

Councillor Jess Milne, a longtime and enthusiastic supporter of Cooloola Dragons, was in attendance as were several members of the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club. The support of Jess and the Yacht Club members is a very welcome and important aspect of CDBC activities.

Also, some members of the Hervey Bay Dragon Boat club braved the highway and travelled to take part in the celebrations; their attendance was very much appreciated by Cooloola club members! One of the great indicators of the friendships that develop in the sport.

Being the 20th anniversary, the theme was the Roaring ‘20s. All-in-all, about 60 people donned spectacular 20s-era costumes and their aim was to party, party, party.

Most of the ladies were wearing 20s flapper dresses, high heels, and lots of ‘bling’. It was certainly a glimpse of what life might have looked like in the 1920s. Most of the men also got into the spirit and donned clothing of the same era.

I don’t suppose they would mind it being said that some of them could have passed for members of a Peaky Blinders gang or for being one of Al Capone’s henchmen. We even had a couple of men who looked suspiciously like the Blues Brothers.

Live music was provided by guitarist Ronnie J who put on a fabulous display as he worked through a huge repertoire of songs. He had barely started playing his first set when a number of couples got onto the dance floor and displayed their skills at a number of dance steps –including the famous Charleston.

Early in the evening, the catering staff began serving scrumptious finger-food, including the well-known prawn straws as the entrée to the main meal. The main meal came and went and there were not many plates that had any leftovers.

Following the main meal, there were some short speeches (complete with amusing anecdotes about days gone by) given by club President Robyn and Head Coach Sandra. After the speeches, there was more dancing and socialising to be done and Ronnie J continued to provide fabulous music.

At the appropriate juncture, the celebratory cake was cut by past members Norma and Andrea assisted by Jan Low (aka, J-Low) who

is now our longest-serving member. A great night was had by all and we proved that Tin Can Bay can put on a fantastic event.

CDBC would like to thank all the staff at the Yacht Club who worked in the kitchen, carried out waiting duties, and served in the bar — especially Tash and Taneal who put in a lot of work to get the job done. The entire team was super-enthusiastic and did a wonderful job all evening.

The next big event for the Cooloola Club is when they venture north again to compete at the Hervey Bay Dragon Boat Regatta at the end of July –

details next month.

Please also bear in mind that the Cooloola Club’s regatta is scheduled for the weekend of 2 and 3 September. Owing to the large number of competitors attending the Cooloola Regatta, we have reliable information that accommodation in Tin Can Bay has become very difficult to obtain. This must be a nice little boost for local business!

We hope that a large number of our local community come down to Snapper Creek to watch and support the many teams who will be competing.

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a terrific month.
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Tin Can Bay Ladies have had
Celebrating Roaring ‘20s style!


IT DOESN’T get boring at the Tin Can Bay Country Club with the comings and goings of our sporting representatives. It’s my job to get onto the golfing side so let’s tee off.

In mid-July the Men’s Pennants team wound down the five-week Pennants representative season proper playing Maroochy River at Nambour. Our team was successful and now qualify for the semi-finals so stay tuned.

Our Ladies Pennants team wrapped up their season by making it to the semi-finals however they succumbed to the pressure applied by their opponents Twin Waters who went on to win the division.

It should be noted that the ladies played that semi-final in the cruellest weather nature could throw at them with some extreme conditions. We’ll get ‘em next time girls.

All Tin Can Bay Golf Club players are appreciated and to be congratulated on their efforts. Some more in depth details of the Pennants season matches will be on the Rainbow Beach Community News website.

On a local note, Club Captain Mark Ryan reports that our own golfing numbers are consistently good and we welcome social groups of players to the course often.

There are plenty of modern electric golf carts available for hire if you choose not to walk. Get yourselves a group together and come out to play a social game. Our Pro-Shop has the fridge stocked and we are ready to provide you with a fun-filled day.

If you are planning a family outing,

you can hire golf clubs and carts or trollies at reasonable prices. For those that do not wish to drive and you live locally, avail yourself of our courtesy bus and get home safely.

Tin Can Bay Country Club Golf Club had a good turnout for the Pro-Am event held on 4 July.

Our Greens Superintendent Craig and his staff did a magnificent job in getting the course ready for the day. There were 45 professional golf players and 101 amateurs in the event.

Thank you to all who participated in both organising and playing. Fortunately, the inclement weather didn’t do much to dampen the enthusiasm of the players.

Our extensive irrigation project is progressing well and it has been noted by many that the disruption to the golf course has been minimal.

During our regular Ladies comp on Wednesday 13 July, our own Carolyn Gamble had a hole-in-one on the 5th hole at Tin Can Bay. After hitting

Junior Golf

BECAUSE OF HARD work put in by resident Golf Professional James Taylor and Junior Golfing Coordinator Janet Reibel, students at the Tin Can Bay State School are able to undertake golf as a sport.

The program sees 80 enthusiastic youngsters out on the course learning the basics and applying those skills to improve their abilities. Feedback from those involved has been good and everyone is enjoying the lessons.

It is hoped some will advance to become permanent junior members and be successful in golf thanks to James and Janet. [Ed. note: see page 27 for TCB school’s report on this popular program]

from the tee with her trusty 5 wood she wasn’t sure if the ball went in and asked her playing partners if they saw the shot. They all claimed the ball sailed through the green and was over the back.

Upon further investigation a delighted Carolyn discovered her ball was in the hole. Naturally, she was extremely pleased when presented with a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream. Well done, Carolyn!

None of the above would be possible without the efforts of the behind-thescenes workers at the club.

The administrative staff ensure everyone is up to date with fees and personal details, our excellent bar staff provide their untiring services with a smile, the dedicated greens staff prepare our course, the customer focused pro-shop workers and the many volunteers that help out with cooking BBQs and other essential tasks, so from our members, a huge thank you to all.

The successful ‘Kids Come & Try Golf Day’ has come and gone for this part of the year. Those that wish to can enrol in a program designed to develop golfing skills. For $40 kids can join up and be included in the program which will take them up to Christmas.

Also included is a Sunday morning competition at the low price of $5 each. In addition to this coaching and lessons will be available.

If you have a member of your family who wishes to participate in the junior’s program, please contact Janet Reibel through the reception ladies at the Country Club on 5486 4231.

Don’t forget, our Resident Golf Professional James Taylor is also available for adult golf coaching for those wishing to keep up with the kids. There are sessions available for novices and experienced golfers alike.

You can book a session or get more information by calling James or his staff on 0409 727 577.

Yacht Club spicing things up in August

THERE HASN’T BEEN much, if any, sailing in June and July but there has been a lot of boat maintenance happening.

There have been new fittings, repairs to old ones, repairs to boat covers, and much hull polishing in

preparation for the shakedown sail later this month. That is when the proof of the pudding in maintenance skills is revealed!

Whilst the sailors have been busy with their tools, the catering staff have also been busy.

They are preparing to spice up the winter nights with a Mexican themed evening on Thursday 17 August. There are burritos, nachos, and tacos on the menu and possibly a margarita cocktail from the bar. Please refer to Facebook for the menu.

The evening is open to all, nonmembers and members who have a taste for Mexican cuisine. Mexican costumes are welcome. Bookings essential. Call 0487 623 625 and leave your details. Buen provecho!

Junior Golfing Coordinator Janet Reibel helps Mary with her putting. Photo credit: Tin Can Bay P-10 School

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

WE HAD A BUSY July with several competition events being run during the month, and unfortunately we had to again cancel our kayak event for the second month in a row due to poor weather.

The winner of our June competition was announced at our monthly BBQ at our clubrooms on Saturday 1 July where Jim George won (for the second month in a row!) with a 105cm jewfish knocking Debbie George’s 95cm jewfish out of contention (all has now been forgiven, I think).

At the time of writing our Big Squid Week competition was underway and so far there have been a few caught. Members submit their best 4 squid caught during the week with the

competition based on length when measured on a brag mat; entries are submitted as photos to our Weigh Master.

On the social front we hosted River Heads Fishing Club at our clubrooms, where we put on a BBQ for around 50 members at our outside BBQ shelter area – a great time was had by all.

As indicated above I wrote this before the end of July so our beach fishing competition at The Oaks, Rainbow Beach is yet to be held. We will be fishing either side of the low tide and then holding a happy hour on the beach after the event with cheeses, homemade nibbles, and a few refreshments – we hope to continue with this practice for future competitions.

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0.49 0851 1.59 1432 0.53 2052 1.73 17 SU 0300 0.49 0921 1.63 1507 0.60 2120 1.65 18 MO 0323 0.50 0955 1.66 1544 0.69 2152 1.55 19 TU 0347 0.54 1032 1.67 1627 0.80 2225 1.45 20 WE 0415 0.59 1113 1.67 1721 0.89 2302 1.33 21 TH 0447 0.65 1202 1.65 1840 0.96 2346 1.22 22 FR 0531 0.72 1313 1.64 2041 0.94 23 SA 0109 1.13 0638 0.78 1441 1.68 2204 0.82 24 SU 0309 1.13 0814 0.78 1552 1.78 2259 0.67 25 MO 0431 1.21 1002 0.69 1652 1.90 2344 0.52 26 TU 0532 1.34 1108 0.55 1743 2.01 27 WE 0023 0.39 0618 1.48 1158 0.41 1829 2.07 28 TH 0058 0.30 0659 1.62 1243 0.32 1911 2.08 29 FR 0132 0.25 0739 1.75 1326 0.30 1951 2.02 30 SA 0205 0.24 0821 1.86 1412 0.36 2033 1.91 1 SU OCTOBER Time m 0239 0.28 0905 1.93 1500 0.48 2114 1.74 2 MO 0313 0.37 0949 1.96 1554 0.63 2155 1.57 3 TU 0347 0.48 1035 1.95 1701 0.78 2239 1.40 4 WE 0421 0.60 1125 1.90 1820 0.88 2329 1.26 5 TH 0503 0.73 1223 1.83 1949 0.92 6 FR 0039 1.16 0608 0.84 1335 1.76 2130 0.89 7 SA 0234 1.13 0734 0.91 1453 1.72 2236 0.82 8 SU 0411 1.18 0901 0.91 1559 1.71 2316 0.74 9 MO 0506 1.26 1014 0.84 1651 1.72 2346 0.66 10 TU 0543 1.35 1106 0.74 1732 1.74 11 WE 0012 0.58 0615 1.44 1145 0.64 1805 1.75 12 TH 0034 0.49 0645 1.54 1220 0.55 1836 1.75 13 FR 0054 0.42 0714 1.63 1254 0.50 1905 1.73 14 SA 0116 0.36 0744 1.73 1330 0.49 1934 1.69 15 SU 0139 0.33 0814 1.81 1406 0.51 2006 1.63 18 WE 0302 0.42 1002 1.92 1618 0.72 2157 1.36 19 TH 0333 0.51 1044 1.88 1718 0.80 2242 1.25 20 FR 0411 0.62 1134 1.82 1835 0.83 2339 1.16 21 SA 0501 0.72 1243 1.78 2007 0.80 22 SU 0123 1.13 0617 0.79 1406 1.78 2123 0.71 23 MO 0300 1.19 0756 0.79 1517 1.83 2219 0.58 24 TU 0413 1.32 0936 0.70 1618 1.89 2304 0.44 25 WE 0509 1.48 1044 0.57 1710 1.93 2343 0.34 26 TH 0555 1.64 1136 0.47 1756 1.93 27 FR 0017 0.26 0636 1.80 1224 0.41 1838 1.88 28 SA 0049 0.22 0716 1.95 1310 0.41 1918 1.79 29 SU 0121 0.23 0757 2.06 1357 0.46 1959 1.67 30 MO 0154 0.27 0839 2.13 1448 0.55 2041 1.54 31 TU 0226 0.36 0921 2.14 1543 0.65 2122 1.42 NOVEMBER Time m 0257 0.48 1002 2.10 1644 0.75 2204 1.31 0331 0.60 1046 2.02 1746 0.82 2252 1.22 3 FR 0411 0.72 1133 1.91 1850 0.86 2355 1.16 4 SA 0506 0.83 1231 1.80 2003 0.86 5 SU 0134 1.14 0629 0.91 1340 1.71 2118 0.82 6 MO 0312 1.19 0756 0.93 1451 1.66 2212 0.74 7 TU 0417 1.28 0917 0.89 1549 1.65 2249 0.65 8 WE 0502 1.39 1021 0.81 1635 1.64 2316 0.55 9 TH 0539 1.51 1109 0.72 1713 1.63 2339 0.45 10 FR 0611 1.64 1151 0.65 1747 1.62 11 SA 0002 0.36 0641 1.77 1230 0.60 1820 1.59 12 SU 0027 0.30 0712 1.89 1309 0.57 1854 1.56 13 MO 0054 0.26 0744 2.00 1350 0.56 1931 1.52 14 TU 0125 0.26 0820 2.08 1435 0.57 2012 1.47 15 WE 0158 0.30 0858 2.13 1524 0.59 2056 1.40 16 TH Time m 0234 0.38 0941 2.12 1620 0.63 2145 1.33 17 FR 0314 0.49 1028 2.06 1720 0.67 2239 1.25 18 SA 0400 0.61 1122 1.98 1824 0.70 2349 1.20 19 SU 0457 0.72 1227 1.90 1932 0.69 20 MO 0118 1.20 0612 0.79 1337 1.85 2039 0.64 21 TU 0241 1.28 0739 0.81 1444 1.83 2137 0.56 22 WE 0352 1.42 0909 0.77 1545 1.80 2224 0.47 23 TH 0449 1.59 1024 0.70 1639 1.76 2304 0.39 24 FR 0537 1.77 1123 0.64 1728 1.70 2339 0.33 25 SA 0619 1.93 1216 0.60 1813 1.63 26 SU 0014 0.30 0700 2.07 1306 0.59 1857 1.55 27 MO 0048 0.31 0740 2.17 1356 0.60 1940 1.47 28 TU 0123 0.36 0821 2.21 1448 0.63 2023 1.40 29 WE 0158 0.43 0900 2.20 1540 0.67 2105 1.34 30 TH 0232 0.53 0939 2.14 1628 0.73 2145 1.29 1 FR DECEMBER Time m 0307 0.62 1018 2.05 1715 0.78 2225 1.25 2 SA 0347 0.72 1058 1.95 1801 0.81 2315 1.22 3 SU 0437 0.80 1145 1.84 1852 0.82 4 MO 0026 1.20 0543 0.88 1239 1.74 1949 0.81 5 TU 0201 1.22 0659 0.93 1340 1.66 2049 0.75 6 WE 0321 1.31 0817 0.94 1440 1.60 2138 0.67 7 TH 0420 1.42 0933 0.92 1533 1.55 2214 0.58 8 FR 0504 1.56 1037 0.87 1619 1.50 2246 0.49 9 SA 0541 1.70 1129 0.81 1702 1.46 2317 0.41 10 SU 0614 1.84 1217 0.75 1743 1.43 2348 0.35 11 MO 0647 1.97 1302 0.69 1825 1.41 12 TU 0022 0.31 0722 2.09 1347 0.63 1909 1.41 13 WE 0059 0.30 0800 2.19 1435 0.57 1956 1.40 14 TH 0140 0.33 0843 2.25 1526 0.54 2047 1.39 15 FR 0226 0.39 0931 2.25 1618 0.53 2143 1.36 16 SA Time 0314 0.48 1022 2.20 1710 0.56 2242 1.33 17 SU 0406 0.58 1116 2.11 1804 0.59 2346 1.31 18 MO 0503 0.69 1212 2.00 1859 0.62 19 TU 0057 1.32 0607 0.79 1310 1.88 1956 0.62 20 WE 0215 1.39 0723 0.87 1409 1.77 2053 0.59 21 TH 0332 1.52 0852 0.91 1509 1.65 2143 0.56 22 FR 0435 1.68 1018 0.90 1610 1.55 2228 0.52 23 SA 0525 1.84 1129 0.85 1707 1.46 2309 0.49 24 SU 0609 1.98 1227 0.80 1800 1.41 2349 0.47 25 MO 0651 2.09 1318 0.75 1850 1.38 26 TU 0029 0.47 0731 2.16 1406 0.70 1937 1.37 27 WE 0109 0.49 0811 2.19 1451 0.68 2021 1.36 28 TH 0148 0.52 0849 2.17 1533 0.69 2100 1.35 29 FR 0224 0.58 0926 2.11 1611 0.72 2133 1.33 30 SA 0300 0.63 1000 2.03 1647 0.76 2206 1.32 31 SU 0336 0.69 1035 1.95 1723 0.78 2245 1.30 18 ISLAND) Time Zone –1000
Full Moon Last Quarter Time m 0210 0.80 0741 1.33 1257 0.67 1959 2.02 0243 0.75 0822 1.35 1337 0.66 2037 2.02 0317 0.73 0858 1.36 1414 0.65 2113 2.00 0350 0.74 0929 1.35 1448 0.66 2146 1.95 0421 0.76 0958 1.34 1522 0.69 2218 1.89 0451 0.79 1027 1.34 1557 0.72 2249 1.82 0523 0.80 1101 1.33 1636 0.79 2321 1.74 0558 0.80 1146 1.33 1722 0.87 2355 1.65 0633 0.80 1242 1.34 1819 0.96 0032 1.55 0711 0.79 1358 1.37 1930 1.04 0113 1.44 0754 0.77 1516 1.44 2102 1.07 0209 1.34 0843 0.75 1618 1.55 2242 1.03 0327 1.25 0940 0.73 1710 1.68 2348 0.93 0440 1.21 1039 0.68 1756 1.82 0040 0.80 0546 1.22 1136 0.61 1840 1.97 0125 0.67 0645 1.27 1228 0.52 1924 2.11 1 TU AUGUST Time m 0208 0.55 0737 1.35 1317 0.43 2010 2.22 2 WE 0249 0.47 0827 1.43 1406 0.38 2058 2.27 3 TH 0332 0.42 0916 1.50 1455 0.38 2145 2.24 4 FR 0416 0.44 1005 1.54 1545 0.46 2233 2.14 5 SA 0501 0.49 1056 1.56 1637 0.60 2321 1.97 6 SU 0546 0.57 1152 1.56 1736 0.77 7 MO 0009 1.77 0634 0.65 1257 1.57 1852 0.92 8 TU 0100 1.57 0725 0.72 1418 1.61 2034 1.02 9 WE 0203 1.40 0823 0.77 1540 1.68 2235 1.01 10 TH 0327 1.27 0926 0.80 1647 1.76 11 FR 0002 0.94 0459 1.22 1026 0.80 1741 1.82 12 SA 0054 0.86 0607 1.24 1119 0.77 1824 1.87 13 SU 0125 0.79 0653 1.28 1205 0.72 1902 1.91 14 MO 0149 0.72 0729 1.33 1247 0.65 1938 1.94 15 TU 0215 0.67 0802 1.37 1323 0.60 2013 1.95 16 WE Time m 0243 0.64 0833 1.40 1358 0.56 2044 1.92 17 TH 0312 0.63 0902 1.41 1429 0.56 2114 1.88 18 FR 0338 0.64 0929 1.42 1501 0.59 2142 1.81 19 SA 0402 0.66 0957 1.44 1533 0.65 2209 1.74 20 SU 0428 0.67 1030 1.45 1609 0.74 2237 1.65 21 MO 0453 0.68 1108 1.46 1650 0.84 2307 1.55 22 TU 0520 0.70 1153 1.47 1742 0.95 2341 1.44 23 WE 0551 0.72 1249 1.48 1857 1.03 24 TH 0019 1.32 0632 0.75 1408 1.51 2057 1.04 25 FR 0118 1.21 0729 0.77 1527 1.59 2235 0.95 26 SA 0309 1.14 0846 0.77 1632 1.71 2333 0.81 27 SU 0438 1.16 1021 0.71 1727 1.86 28 MO 0019 0.66 0548 1.23 1127 0.59 1816 2.00 29 TU 0100 0.52 0640 1.33 1218 0.45 1901 2.12 30 WE 0138 0.41 0723 1.45 1303 0.35 1944 2.19 31 TH 0215 0.34 0806 1.56 1348 0.29 2028 2.19 17
Mid-month winners Selwyn Potter and Ron Cox with club president Alan Rippon. Barry Nalder’s brag mat, with a cuttlefish, a squid, and a whiting.

Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers

July Trip Report

The 6th trip for 2023, a go-as-youplease event held between Noosa River Mouth and the northern tip of Fraser Island on 15-16 July 2023.

We had lines down at 4am Saturday with lines up at 12pm Sunday, with fish in the weigh-in area by 1pm Sunday at The Deck@Sea Salt.


Weather conditions were challenging with showers and strong winds across the beaches providing a small window of fishable conditions onshore.

Offshore Conditions were equally as challenging with strong winds and showers. Due to the conditions competitor numbers were down on previous trips.

Despite the adverse conditions some good bags of fish were presented at the weigh-in.


Saturday: high tide of 1.41m was at 6.17am with low tide of 0.50m at 12.17pm (Noosa Head times). We fished 3 nights before the black moon. We had 11 nominations for the trip including 1 junior weighing in fish.

Congratulations to those who weighed in fish – well done on braving the conditions!

Category results were:

Senior Inshore:

1. Darryl Wandrey 27 points

2. Craig Hamilton 20 Points

3. Stuart Peall 8 Points

Medals sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs

Senior Offshore:

1. Patty Glover 11 Points

2. Paul Glover 10 Points

3. Jim McGuckin 8 Points

Medals sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs

Juniors: Ollie Pearce 14 points

Medals sponsored by The Deck @ Sea Salt

Target Species

Whiting - Darryl Wandrey

Sponsored by Gardiner Fisheries

Hussar - Patty Glover

Sponsored by Gardiner Fisheries

Dart - No Junior Dart weighed in Sponsored by Cooloola Window Tinting – Signs & Designs

Catch & Release No Catch & Release entries recorded

Points Leaders as of July 2023: Inshore CompetitionDaryl Wandery 112 points

Offshore CompetitionPatty Glover 62 points

Junior OverallOllie Pearce 67 points

Ladies OverallFrankie Hollingworth 12 points

For full leaderboards see our website: rbaafishing.com.au

Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Friday 18 August, 2023 at 7.30pm

Location: Rainbow Beach Sports Club, Turana Street, Rainbow Beach We are a community club, come and be involved, see you there.

August Competition

Due to the Snapper and Pearl Perch closure the August competition has been moved to 19 August 20233 nights after the black moon. The Snapper and Pearl Perch closure is from 15 July to 15 August.

2023 Major Prize Raffle

First PrizeFishing Charter Package valued at $3,800 for 4 people, Meals, Drinks, Accommodation and Fish Filleting.

Second PrizeGift Voucher valued at $500 –Gardiner Fisheries. Best little bait Shop on the Coast

Third PrizeGift Voucher valued at $300 –Rainbow Beach Sports Club. Entertainment at every corner.

Drawn – 9th December 2023 at 8pm

Limited tickets available, so get yours today: email rbaafishing@gmail.com or visit the website rbaafishing.com. au to request Ticket Books (10 tickets) and support your club the Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers Inc.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:


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Gardiner Fisheries

Rainbow Beach Meats

The Deck @ Sea Salt

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National Stroke Week – Aug 7 to 13


encourages the community to fight stroke together so that you or your loved ones can continue to enjoy life during and after recovery. Fighting stroke together aims to bring people together to share knowledge, support and resources to help prevent strokes from occurring and to aid in the recovery process for those who have experienced a stroke.

MS Readathon

READING CAN take kids on incredible journeys of discovery, awaken their imagination, and build confidence.

For 45 years the MS Readathon has been all about kids helping kids! Children are challenged to read as much as they can in August and raise funds for kids who have a parent living with multiple sclerosis - funds raised will help provide vital support

Help others to keep enjoying life too by sharing the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) signs of stroke with your family and friends. If you or someone you know experiences the signs of stroke, no matter how long they last, call triple zero (000) immediately.

What is a stroke?

A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nutrients for your brain cells.

Blood may be interrupted or stop moving through an artery, because the artery is blocked (ischaemic stroke) or bursts

(haemorrhagic stroke). When brain cells do not get enough oxygen or nutrients, they die. The area of brain damage is called a cerebral infarct.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke?

Think… F.A.S.T.

The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:

• Face: Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Arms: Can they lift both arms?

• Speech: Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

• Time Is critical.


What are some risk factors?

Stroke risk factors are divided into three categories: Lifestyle, Medical, and factors that you cannot control.

earn badges, review books, and share their progress. They can also join a school or group.

Lifestyle factors include:

• High blood pressure

• High cholesterol

• Smoking

• Obesity or being overweight

• Poor diet

• Lack of exercise

• Alcohol Medical factors include:

• Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

• Irregular pulse (atrial fibrillation)

• Diabetes

• Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) Factors you cannot control:

• Age

• Gender

• Family History

You can learn more about stroke and/or donate to the Stroke Foundation here: strokefoundation. org.au

Source: strokefoundation.org.au

Article by: Sandy Brangan, Brangan Medical Business Consultants

services, like professional carers, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Last year Aussie kids read more than 260,000 books and raised $1.7M! Kids can choose to read anything, including comics, magazines, novels, or read-along with audiobooks.

Parents can register their kids for FREE. Once registered, they can log books through their online dashboard,

The MS Readathon is a magical adventure that kids will love, and together we can inspire more kids to read.

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

MS is the most common acquired chronic neurological disease affecting young adults, often between the ages of 20 to 40 and, in Australia, affects three times more women than men. As yet, there is no cure.

There is no known single cause of MS, but many genetic and environmental factors have been shown to contribute to its development.

In MS, the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks and damages the fatty material – called myelin – around the nerves. Myelin is important for protecting and insulating nerves so that the electrical messages that the brain sends to the rest of the body, travel quickly and efficiently.

As the myelin breaks down during a MS attack – a process called demyelination – patches of nerves become exposed and then scarred, which render the nerves unable to communicate messages properly and at risk of subsequent

degeneration. This means that the brain cannot talk to other parts of the body, resulting in a range of symptoms that can include a loss of motor function (e.g. walking and hand and arm function, loss of sensation, pain, vision changes, and changes to thinking and memory).

What are the most common symptoms of MS?

MS has many symptoms, which can be variable and unpredictable. No two people will experience exactly the same symptoms and these symptoms can be a one-off occurrence, can come and go, or change in severity over time. MS symptoms can be experienced in different parts of the body, depending on which part of the brain, optic nerve, or spinal cord is affected.

Some symptoms are invisible, meaning other people can’t visibly see that someone is experiencing a symptom.

If you’re living with MS, speak with your neurologist, MS Nurse or GP about any new and/or ongoing symptom concerns and to develop a personalised management plan, including any medications, treatments or lifestyle modifications to manage your MS.

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Council Corner

Planning Scheme

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the Policy Position community surveys make sure you get your submissions in by 7 August so your views are captured for the next phase of the Planning Scheme development. Use the QR code for more information.

Waste Wise App

Have you downloaded the Gympie Regional Council Waste Wise App?

It’s an easy reference tool to find your bin collection days and send you a reminder so you don’t forget, find disposal and recycling options for your waste, locate the nearest waste management facility, report a problem such as damaged or stolen bins, missed collection or illegal dumping.

Community Grants Program

The council’s Community Grants Program Competitive Round 1 opens 7 August 2023. For an overview of the program categories, project and applicant eligibility and how to apply,

How is MS treated?

There are many different ways to treat MS, and you might find some treatments work better than others. Developing a plan with your healthcare team is the best strategy to manage your MS, including any medications.

information sessions will be held on 8 August either online from 12pm to 1pm or from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Pavilion 77 Exhibition Rd Southside.

To register contact the Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au


Enjoy a conversation with Council’s Community Development Team and learn about the services they provide. Community organisations and volunteers can be connected with funding opportunities, governance advice, event and program support, training and skills building.

Thursday 10 August in Tin Can Bay from 10am12pm at the Community Hall 110 Emperor St and Rainbow Beach from 1.30pm - 3.30pm at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. No bookings required, just come along.

Free Trees

Have you heard about the Free Trees for Ratepayers program?

Make sure you check your rates notice for more information on how you can claim two (2) free tube stock per rate notice from either Cooloola City Farm Nursery or Gympie Landcare.

The program supports the community’s ability to contribute to Council’s Environment Strategy key response areas including conserving natural ecosystems and embracing biodiversity.

Medications for MS fall broadly into three groups: those that reduce the risk of relapses and disease progression (also known as disease modifying therapies or DMTs); those that treat an active relapse; or those that can help to ease specific symptoms. The types of medications used will depend on a number of factors, including the type of MS and

A word from Cr Jess Milne:

“THE BUDGET process was daunting considering it was the largest adopted by Gympie Regional Council but there are some integral foundation projects such as the $4.7M Enterprise Resource Planning solution (core systems replacement) and new Planning Scheme plus the REPA flood recovery repairs finally being rolled out alongside a $17.9M roads budget.

The Cooloola Coast investment includes 400k for the coastal sewer treatment plants, $310k for the Cooloola Cove water treatment plant, $80k for the Rainbow Beach

water fill and dump point station, $72k for Crab Creek erosion remediation and $120k for the long awaited off-leash dog park in Tin Can Bay.

There was limited scope for new projects in the 2023/24 Budget however it was the huge community push over the last few years that finally got the Tin Can Bay off-leash dog park over the line so a big thank you to everyone who called, emailed and put in submissions as this gave me the community needs data to be your voice.

Tell me what you need next!”


Cr Jess Milne invites the community to catch up and chat all things Council on Friday 11 August 2023.

• Tin Can Bay Library 9:00am to 10:00am

• Rainbow Beach Community Centre 11:00am to 12:00pm

• Cooloola Cove Veterans Hall

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Phone: 0436 282 707

Email: jess.milne@gympie.qld.gov.au

2023-24 Budget

On Tuesday 24 July, Council adopted its 2023/24 budget which is the largest budget adopted by Gympie Regional Council at $234.35M. There is over $50M in funding recovery from the 2022 flooding events to restore roads, council and community assets.

For a full breakdown of the budget highlights plus the proposed Capital Works program head to Council’s website.

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Contact Gympie Regional Council including:

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your individual circumstances.

It can be frustrating if treatments aren’t right for you or don’t work as well as you’d like. If this happens, talk to your neurologist, MS Nurse or GP to discuss other options.

It’s also important to let your healthcare team know if you’re using alternative or complementary treatments alongside your drug

treatments, to ensure that there are no interactions or possible side effects from their inclusion.

For more information on MS specific to residents of Queensland, head to msqld.org.au

Register for the MS Readathon here: msreadathon.org.au

Sources: msreadathon.org.au msaustralia.org.au

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Library Activities

Science Week Morning Tea

Tin Can Bay Library: Friday 11 August 10.30am-12pm

Start Science Week with a Brain Break Quiz on all things science and technology, while chatting over a cup of tea.

Bookings essential: 5486 4355

Celebrating Science Week

Rainbow Beach Library: Monday 14 August, 10.30am-11.30am

Celebrating science with hands-on fun experiments through play at First Five Forever Storytime. Suitable for 0-5 years.

Tin Can Bay Travel Club

Tin Can Bay Library: Thursday 17 August 2pm-4pm

Come along to Tin Can Bay Library and join in the fun as we share our favourite travel experiences and locations.

Share photos, videos, and experiences over a cup of tea and plan for your next trip. A new destination will be chosen to start the conversation.

Children’s Book Week Storytime

Rainbow Beach Library: Monday 21 August, 10.30am-11.15am

Come along and share some of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia’s shortlisted authors and their stories. This year’s theme is Read, Grow and Inspire!

Use your imagination and come dressed as your favourite book character. Bring along your book and/or a prop. Suitable for children aged 0-5 years.

Rainbow Beach

Ph: 5486 3705

Monday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 12 noon

F5F Book Week Parade

Tin Can Bay

Ph: 5486 4355

Monday & Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am

Tin Can Bay Library: Thursday 24 August, 9.30am-10.30am

Join us for a special First Five Forever Story Time celebrating Children’s Book Week, including a dress-up parade. Suitable for ages 6 and under.

Bookings essential: 5486 4355

Page Turners – Sophie Green

Gympie Library: Friday 25 August at 5.30pm

Tin Can Bay Library: Saturday 26 August at 10am

Sydney author and publisher Sophie Green’s debut novel, The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club, was a Top Ten bestseller and was short & longlisted for several prestigious awards. She is internationally published and The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle, Thursdays at Orange Blossom House, and The Bellbird River Country Choir were also Top Ten bestsellers. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names.

Bookings essential: Gympie 5481 0859 Tin Can Bay 5486 4355.

Raising funds instead of raising glasses

improve the lives of the community’s most vulnerable children. Alarming statistics show that poor literacy and numeracy levels in children in care can lead to a lifetime of disadvantage.

Pyjama Angels like Deb are matched to a local child in care, and through the Love of Learning Program, spend time each week with the child, reading, helping with homework, and playing educational games. This vital work helps turn around these children’s lives.

‘We saw an opportunity to help out a friend that we knew was so passionate about this deserving charity, as well as giving ourselves a little health kick in the process,’ Megan told me.

IT WAS LATE January, while gathered to partake in a glass or two of bubbly that three friends, Kathy Carlisle, Megan Dahl, and Sally McKay decided to go dry for the month of February – and have now recovered enough from the gruelling ordeal to be public about their accomplishment (joke!).

Enter local Pyjama Angel, Deb Taylor, who was on the lookout for a fundraising idea to help out her beloved charity, The Pyjama Foundation.

Bronwyn Sheehan founded The Pyjama Foundation in 2004 to

‘Although we’re all chuffed with our success, I don’t want to drink another glass of soda water for a long time,’ added Kathy as the others nodded in agreement.

Sally quipped that her partner was more relieved than she was when the month was over: ‘It was hard at times, and I may have given him the occasional grumpy look as he sipped on a beer, but I’m so proud of how we all stuck to our guns’.

‘By pledging to go dry for the month, we were able to inspire some close friends and family to support our efforts and managed to raise $885!’ She added proudly. Amazing work ladies!

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Dry February participants Sally, Kathy, and Megan with Pyjama Angel Deb. Denise Orr

Tin Can Bay P-10 State School


At Tin Can Bay P-10 State School, skipping during lunch breaks has become a familiar sight as students trade their normal routines for a more active, fun, and social activity.

Students from Prep to Year 10 have loved challenging each other with how many jumps they can do and how fast they can jump. Team skipping has also been a hit!

Apart from being great exercise, skipping at lunchtime offers social and emotional benefits. It brings students together, fostering friendships from Prep to Year 10 as they cheer each other on, try out new tricks, and encourage one another to reach their skipping goals.

Teacher Aide, Miss Georgia said, ‘Students enjoy the chance to socialise and challenge each other. More and more students are grabbing a skipping rope and joining in on the lunchtime skipping sessions. It’s wonderful!”

Hopefully the skipping trend will continue as it has proven to be an exciting addition to the lunchtime breaks.

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Term 2 Golf Program

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Students were involved in learning basic swing skills, hand-eye strategies, long tee driving, putting, simple scoring techniques, and safety within a fun small group environment. From the positive feedback we have received from students and staff, it was a great success!

only premium products and provide ongoing support and service.

‘Nice shot!’ were the words of our Tin Can Bay students to each other during the Term 2 Golf Program. The program was hosted by our local Golf Professional, James Taylor and his team at the Tin Can Bay Golf Club. The program was funded by a Sporting Schools grant that was gained in the hope to give our students a different sporting opportunity and to also develop a possible life-long passion to get out on the course.

We look forward to the possibility of gaining more funding throughout the year to support Physical Education at the school and give our students more opportunities to learn through sport.

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Crested Bellbird

WITH A VERY cool hair-do and a distinctive high pitched belllike call, the aptly named crested bellbird is another example of Australia’s beautiful and unique avian wildlife.

Predominately found in the drier parts of Australia, it dines on seeds and small invertebrates, and is known to place caterpillars in and

around its nest; perhaps to act as a source of food for the parents and nestlings.

The male and female crested bellbird often duet, with the male calling from an exposed perch such as a dead branch or the top of a tree, with the female responding.

Their cup-shaped nests are made of fine sticks and twigs or bark, and lined with bark and leaves.

– cooloola city farm PLANT OF THE MONTH –

Acacia fimbriata

OUR AUGUST PLANT of the month is Acacia fimbriata, commonly known as the fringed wattle or Brisbane golden wattle.

It is a species of Acacia that is native along much of the east coast of Australia. It is a hardy, popular, evergreen, short-trunked tree with dense foliage cover of soft light green linear leaves.

A small tree, it grows to 5m mainly in moist areas, and has perfumed yellow ball flowers.


If you love plants, would like to learn propagation techniques or have experience

with plants we would welcome your help. We at City Farm are Centrelink approved.

Located opposite the Community Centre 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road.

Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3.00pm 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 8.00am – 12 noon.

Cash or EFTPOS acceptable

Phone: 0422 215 953

Email: ccfni09@gmail.com

7 days a week Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5pm

Saturdays 7.30am to 3pm Sundays 7.30am to 1pm

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Chappy CHAT

AFTER A BREAK of three weeks, the Learning Community has commenced its twice-weekly activities for Term 3, welcoming back some old friends from last year and also children from families new to the area.

We are blessed to have skilled leaders in our group who provide a wonderful range of activities each week.

Sherry O’Brien is continuing with her program based on Dan Sigel’s work of emotional resilience for the older group. Mo Riggs will be helping to expand the young people’s creativity with her fabulous art program, Kerry will be helping the older children sew their own apron and Aimee will be continuing with Spanish lessons for the younger ones.

During our first week we welcomed along well-known local Elisa, owner of Rainbow Beach Pizza with her husband Sean, who shared about what it was like to grow up in her home country of Sardinia and helped us cook amazing pasta. Curtis from the Gympie Library also visited with some of their fabulous toys to stretch the young people’s technical skills.

We are in the initial stages of creating a Cooloola Coast Guide for Families under the leadership of Kerry and Tyla that will highlight the best places to visit and activities in the area from a child’s or family’s point of view.

As part of getting the young people to think about our local area, longtime local Annette Collins came along to share her memories of Rainbow’s early days and the many changes that have taken place over the years. Rainbow Beach Community News will be sponsoring this project and


much-needed advice with regards to content, layout and printing.

Other upcoming activities include a come and try day at the Tin Can Bay Golf Club, an oppurtunity to meet Councillor Jess Milne from the Gympie Council, and learning basic first aid with Cindy from Hartbeat Training in Gympie..

2023 Bush Dance – mark Saturday 16 September in your diary!

We would love to see you at the 2023 Bush Dance which is happening at the Community Centre on Saturday 16 September, again featuring Flashjack who helped make last year’s event so much fun.

Dancing with band members calling out the different moves will happen between 6 pm and 8pm, with hot and cold food available from 5pm and a delicious supper from 8 to 9pm. Tickets are available from the Community Centre office at $40 for a family, $15 adults and $10 children or from Tyla on 0432 651 722. Grazing platters will also be available and need to be pre-ordered with platters for 2-3 people costing $25 and platters for 4-6 people costing $35.

Community Pantry

The next Coolaflix night at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre on Saturday 12 August will be supporting the Community Pantry as the local organisation running the evening. The movie will be ‘Homeward Bound – the Incredible Journey’ released in 1993, which is one of the best family movies ever and features the voices of Michael J Fox and Sally Field. These evenings are fundraising events and we will be selling popcorn, hot and cold drinks, bags of lollies, hot soup and a bread roll and cake. Food

will be for sale from 5pm and the movie will commence at 6pm. Chairs will be set out, but you are welcome to bring your own or a rug for your family to sit on.

To date the Community Pantry has distributed over 1500 hampers to Cooloola Coast locals since its commencement in December 2021. We continue to distribute around 40 hampers each fortnight which are available to Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay, and Rainbow Beach residents for $10 and are worth between $50-$60 – a pension or healthcare card is not required.

Flyers with details of dates that the hampers are available and how to contact the Community Pantry can be accessed from the Tin Can Bay Centrelink office and the Rainbow Beach Community Centre. The Centrelink office also has a number of vouchers whereby local families or singles who are genuinely struggling can receive a hamper free-ofcharge. Hampers must be preordered and can be picked up from the office if recipients are unable to drive to Rainbow Beach themselves.

Pindari Life Ltd, a local charity based in Gympie, provides the pantry with governance and support.

Regular items include fresh fruit

and veggies and pantry staples such as cereal, pasta, and tinned veggies from Foodbank, bread from Ed’s Bakery, and a variety of items from Woolworths Cooloola that are end of line or near their best before date. To order a hamper or someone who needs a helping hand, you can contact us via text to 0413 135 867 or hop onto the Rainbow Beach Community Pantry Facebook page and send us a message.

Elisa from Rainbow Beach Pizza spoke to the kids about her home country of Sardinia. Long-time local Annette Collins visited the Learning Community to share about the early days of Rainbow Beach


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2 TCB Ladies Open Bowls, TCB Country Club, come along and watch entertaining games

4 LIVE MUSIC - Doug Edwards, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

4 LIVE MUSIC - Brad Sorensen Duo, 7pm, TCB Country Club

5 Barefoot Bowls, TCB Country Club 4.30pm. $10/$5 adults/kids. To register phone Ann: 0437 529 444

5 Dance lesson - Festival Jive & Glide, Rockabilly Progressive, Canadian 3 Step, 3-5pm Goomboorian Memorial Hall, $5 pp for hall hire & includes a cuppa. Guided by Mal & Karen. Info: Julie 0428 824 115

5 LIVE MUSIC - Andrew Copland, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

5 LIVE MUSIC - Graeme Jensen, 7pm, TCB Country Club

6 ANARRA Plants for Wildlife Workshop, Chatsworth Hall, Chatsworth. Botanical guru Marc Russell will share his knowledge of local native plants that nurture native wildlife. Free for ANARRA members/$10 for non-members. For info email: anarrawildlife@gmail.com

10 INFOsations with Council’s Community Development Team. 10am-12pm TCB Community Hall, 1.30-3.30pm RB Community Hall. No bookings required - just come along.

11 LIVE MUSIC - Graeme Jensen, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

11 LIVE MUSIC - Rocknrollabillys, 7pm, TCB Country Club

12 Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival, 7am-3pm 314 Cooroy Mountain Road, Cooroy. www.cooroymountainspringfestival.com.au

12 ‘RESTORE Your Vitality and Vrrrrm’ Energy Workshop to Restore Wellbeing, 10am-2.30pm, RB Community Hall. $195pp. Learn a process to bring the body/mind/spirit into a state of balance and harmony with instructor Nikki Barrett of Revelation Kinesiology. Info & tickets: revelationkinesiology.com

12 CoolaFlix FREE movie at RB Community Centre, hosted by RB Community Pantry. See page 29.

12 Rock & Roll Dance Extravaganza by TCB RSL Sub Branch. BBQ, raffles, live music. Profits go to Kids With Cancer Foundation. Info: 5486 2110

12 Sit Down Comedy Club, from 6pm, RB Sports Club. 18+ event. $35pp. Details: see page 6.

12 LIVE MUSIC - Asleep At The Reel, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

13 Charity Golf Day, TCB Country Club, 9.30am shotgun start. $40pp/$120 team, prizes & raffles, decorate your buggy, dress up in purple. Proceeds will buy Christmas presents for children affected by domestic violence.

17 Mexican Night, TCB Yacht Club 5.30pm. Open to non-members. Details on page 21

18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day. Rainbow Beach service: Tin Can Bay service: 11am, Anzac Memorial Park followed by refreshments at TCB RSL subbranch.

18 LIVE MUSIC - One 4 The Road, 7pm, TCB Country Club

18 LIVE MUSIC - Cool Lula, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

18 Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers AGM, 7.30pm at RB Sports Club. Come along, have a say and a chat, be involved. rbaafishing.com.au

19 Shed Shop Sale Day, TCBCAMS, Amity Pl, TCB

19 Karaoke with Just Jen, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

19 Country Hall Dance, 7.30-11.30pm, Goomboorian Memorial Hall hosted by Cooloola Coast Dances Group. Info:

Julie McPhail 0428 824 115

20 Show ‘N’ Shine, Maryborough Hockey Assoc cnr Neptune & Woodstock St Maryborough. 9am2pm (Entrant vehicles/bikes to arrive between 7am-9am). Food vans, cold drinks, music entertainment. $5 for cars & bikes, gold coin for public - funds to Maryborough Special School P&C.

25 LIVE MUSIC - Junction Road, 7pm, TCB Country Club

If you have an event or date you would like to add please email

26-27 Wildflowering At Cooloola

2023, 9.30am-4pm Sat, 9am1pm Sun, various locations in Rainbow and surrounds. See page 3 for details and link to book tickets.

25 LIVE MUSIC - RlyAir (band), 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

26 LIVE MUSIC - Vanessa Sanger, 7.30pm, RB Sports Club

29 ‘Embracing Confidence & Understanding Anxiety’ free event by CCWAB, 10am Phil Rogers Park, Rainbow Beach. Details on page 13

WEEKLY Many are term time only


5.30am TCB Bootcamp, 7am & 5.30pm RB Gym classes, Ph: 0490 333 147


9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181. Meet at bus shelter outside shopping centre on Nautilus Drive.

9am Macrame, Men’s Shed, Carole: 0437 880 438

9am Painting for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

Middle Eastern Movement class by Soul from the Belly, Emperor St Community Hall TCB. Early session

1-2pm, evening session 5.30-6.30pm. First class free. Book by calling Jess on 0411 218 254

2nd Monday 1.30 – 3.30pm Life Drawing with model, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Robyn 0419 663 271

2nd Monday - Probus meeting, 2pm at Sandcastle Motel TCB, new members welcome. Cherryl 0409 044 100 or Katrina cooloolaprobus@gmail.com

10.30-11am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years) at RB Library. Bookings essential: 5486 3705

11am -12.30pm Book a librarian, RB Library


2nd Tuesday - Veterans and Community Morning Tea, Tin Can Bay RSL, from 10am

2nd & 4th Nibbles & Giggles at Goomeri Library, social get together to chat over a cuppa, 10amph: 4168 4340

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911

9am TCB Quilters, TCB Community Centre, President Louise Hanks 0488 951 881

9am Drawing & Pastel group all levels, tutoring for beginners, Tuncunba Hall, Tin Can Bay, Kerri 0438 803 990

10am Tin Can Bay Art Group, TCB Library

11am-12pm English Conversation Group, come along to make new friends and improve your English, Gympie Library, bookings not needed

12.30-3.30pm Join in at TCB Library for an afternoon playing Mahjong, an ancient Chinese tile game of strategy, calculation and skill with a measure of chance. This group is open to everyone

2-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library


7am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie 0400 756 615

8am Table tennis - singles, 9am doubles, $2 all levels welcome, RB Community Hall, 5486 3355

8.30am Kindy Linq, RB School Library

9.30am Cooloola Card Makers, TCB Library

3-4pm Coolabay Choir, CC Vets’ Hall, Pam: 0427 180 649

3.30-4.45pm Robotics Thursday, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary (but space is limited)

4-6pm Exploring Drama With Sheryl adult drama classes. RB Hall. Gold coin donation. Sheryl: 0497 542 857

3rd Hoy hosted by QCWA, 9.30am for a 10am start, Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, Amity Place TCB. Wendy 0412 547 043 or Judy 0402 769 392


8.30am Playgroup, RB School Library

9am – 12 Noon, MEN ONLY morning, TCB Community & Men’s Shed, Paul Boulton 0437 007 911

9.30am First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 yrs), TCB Library

9.30am Bingo for Local Ambulance Committee, TCB Country Club

3.30pm Dragon Boating every Thursday, Sandra: 0402 352 756

3.30pm Robotics for kids, Gympie Library


1st & 3rd Rainbow Beach Art Group, RB Library 10am, phone 5486 3705 for more information

2nd Friday - Twilight Markets, Amity Place TCB 4pm-7pm. Community market with market fee proceeds going to community groups. Contact Jenny Jackson 0424 639 572.

1st Friday - Drop-in Sausage Sizzle, Tin Can Bay RSL, 11.30am to 1.30pm

3rd Friday - Writing Fridays at Gympie Library - join other writers in practicing and honing your literary skills, 10am-12pm, phone 5481 0859 for more information and to book

4th Friday Community catch up at RB Hall, 8am

9am Heart Foundation Wheelie Walking Group Cooloola Cove, Judy 5486 2181. Meet at bus shelter outside shopping centre on Nautilus Drive.

9am-12pm Chess/Rummykub at TCB Community & Men’s Shed, gold coin for morning tea, no need to book

2.30-4pm Book a librarian, TCB Library

3.30-4.30pm Tinker Table STEAM Makerspace, Gympie Library, bookings not necessary

7.30-10.30pm Live music at RB Sports Club. Grab a drink and a feed and enjoy some local talent www.rainbowsportsclub.com.au


7am Heart Foundation Walking Group TCB, Maggie 0400 756 615

2nd Saturday RB Market. Book: 5486 3355

3rd Saturday Tin Can Bay Market. Book: 0418 711 897

2.30pm Little Athletics, TCB School oval, Jess: 0411 218 254

5pm Mass at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Bream St, TCB (week 1, 2, 5)

7.30-10.30pm Live music at RB Sports Club. Grab a drink and a feed and enjoy some local talent. www.rainbowsportsclub.com.au


7am Mass at St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Manooka Dr, RB (week 1, 2, 5) and Tin Can Bay (week 3, 4)

7.30am Dragon Boating, Sandra: 0402 352 756

9.30am Service at Good Shepherd Church, 17 Carlo Road, RB, followed by morning teaall denominations most welcome

12-3pm Live music at RB Sports Club plus free kids’ bowls and obstacle course.


8am (1 May-30 October) 7am (1 November-30 April), $3 RB Sports Club, All welcome. Chris: 0417 605 484 or Pat: 0407 433 602 SEE


Headfirst I nto August!

J mping headfirst into A g st, e are e cited to inform the comm nit e ill be con n ing this monthl ar cle, bringing o r to ch to the Comm nit Ne s.

To start, the team members of the IGA ish both Ma and Bernie an ama ing holida … e are all so jealo sl happ for o .

Both Bernie and Ma are incredibl hard orkers, ith a passion and p rpose to ser ice Rainbo Beach and Tin Can Ba ith e er da essen als and, of co rse, a li le bit of l r thro gh go rmet prod cts.

If o ha en’t shopped ith s recentl , I highl recommend o pop in and bro se o r go rmet and gi�ing range. It's fantas c!

I find m self in es ga ng the ne local cheese op ons and crea ng f nk ne recipes in m head…hmmm ho can I incorporate black garlic and Italian holemeal pasta?

We are orking behind the scenes to bring a fresh modern approach to o r local grocer store, crea ng an en ironment o ant to spend o r me in – as e all kno , grocer shopping isn’t the most pleasant e perience…hopef ll e can change that for o r comm nit

I ant to take this opport nit to e press apprecia on and gra t de to o r belo ed team members of the IGAs. To the ama ing h mans that sho p e er da and keep the doors open, thank o so m ch!

And a special men on to Mitch. Mitch started at the IGA orking one night a eek as a stockman, ho is no p rs ing his career in retail, c rrentl an assistant store manager and is an e tremel important and al ed member of o r team.

Mitch has sho n resilience, hard ork, and dedica on all the hile bringing his e cellent comp ter skills to the table.

It has been a great pleas re to atch Mitch flo rish and gro

Thank o , Mitch!

To finish, e ha e a fe great sales coming p in A g st, incl ding a da Mega Sa ing Sale from Fri th - S n th and also a da Market Da Sale that ill be nreal (dates ha e not been released).

Don’t forget o can access o r catalog e online and also shop online and…ha e o r groceries deli ered!

Thanks so m ch for choosing to shop local and keeping it in o r comm nit

Mat t, Bernie, Justin, Liam & ou r friendly st aff at the IGA

Check o t o r gorgeo s gi� range in store! We’ll miss o Bernie!

Find your local store at iga.com.au/stores Rainbow Beach
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Shop locall in air condi oned comfort A big hello to all o r al ed c stomers - both local and isi ng, come and see o r friendl staff at o r local IGA toda Rainbo Beach: Rainbo Beach Road, Rainbo Beach OPENING HOURS 6AM - 8PM 7 DAYS This is a paid ad er sement and the ie s of the riter are not necessaril the ie s of the Rainbo Beach Comm nit Ne s o ners or staff
Belo ed team member Mitch.
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