Rainbow Beach Community News July 2023

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Gympie Region Studio Trails

OUR TALENTED artists, artisans, and creatives are the heart and soul of our region, and they invite you to explore their studios in July.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to watch artist demonstrations in studios, stroll through sculpture gardens, buy artworks, or book in for workshops and special evening events. Running over four weekends from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 23 July, Studio Trails offers you an opportunity to plan your own itinerary and explore the studios of over 30 artists in the region.

Trail 1: 1 & 2 July – Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach

Trail 2: 8 & 9 July – Goomeri and Woolooga

Trail 3: 15 & 16 July – Gympie and surrounds

Trail 4: 22 & 23 July – The Mary Valley

Studios are open 10am-4pm across their selected dates. Visit gympie.qld.gov.au/studiotrails for details. For enquiries about workshops and art classes, contact the artists directly.

The Gympie Region Studio Trails is an initiative

of the Gympie Regional Gallery in support of our local arts community.

Information about exhibitions, workshops and programs is available at gympie.qld.gov.au/ gallery or call 5481 0733.

Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach | Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July

Tin Can Bay Art

TIN CAN BAY’S best kept secret! Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Jill McDonald’s beautiful gallery is a colourful oasis of hand-painted silk scarves, fashion, decorative art, and uniquely hand-crafted home décor.

Famous for introducing innovations such as the bikini and the Hawaiian muu-muu to the Sunshine Coast, Jill is now semi-retired and her

Rainbow Beach Pizza

EXPERIENCE STUDIO TRAILS on foot by viewing a mural of the colourful sands of Rainbow Beach by artist James R Ellis, which captures the natural beauty of the region:

‘I love being near the coast and capturing the lifestyle and the feeling of the local area in my work.’

Then step inside Rainbow Beach Pizza and view a collection of works from local artist Lynette Dimmock of Net Rae Art. Lynette’s inspiration is the beach and


creative outlet is spending time in her studio painting while exploring new techniques and interior design.

Location: 16 King Street, Tin Can Bay

Phone: 0458 139 747

Email: jill.mcdonald@bigpond.com

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capturing the vivid colours of the landscape. With a regular presence at local markets, Lynette enjoys sharing her passion for creating art and the journey that led her to becoming a full-time artist. Only open Saturday 4pm-9pm.

Location: Shop 1, 48 Rainbow Beach Road

Phone: 5486 3043

Email: rainbowbeachpizza@gmail.com

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Ditch Plastic in July!

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK there is the use of plastics in our modern society. Plastic Free July was born in 2011 from a simple idea of refusing single-use plastics during July and reducing the impact of plastic pollution.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Taking part is an easy way to learn the skills to reduce and avoid the use of plastic by refusing to use it, rethinking how plastic is used, and reducing what we consume. Make an effort this July to reduce or eliminate your plastic use.

You can go it alone at home or join the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly. org to receive tips and tricks in weekly emails while being part of this global movement.

Want to get plastic free?

• Drink tap water or buy glass bottles

• Avoid plastic bags

• Get rid of single doses and avoid buying single-dose packaging for your personal care

• Travel with your reusable water bottle

• Get yourself a travel kit and take cutlery, glasses, and dishes out with you

• Pick up alternative straws – use those made of glass, paper, bamboo or steel

• Buy cardboard or glass products

• Try getting creative with recycling. If you have disposable bottles to throw away, remember that you can always reuse them. You just need a little bit of imagination!

Did you know -

1. Only 9% of all plastic produced is recycled

2. A whopping 2 million plastic bags are used every minute worldwide

3. Single-use plastics are illegal in some parts of the world

4. Every minute of every day a truckload of plastic is dumped into the ocean

5. 73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic

6. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute

7. There could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050

8. Up to 95% of plastic polluting oceans is carried by 10 rivers

9. 99% of seabirds will be eating plastic by 2050

10. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year

11. The average time that a plastic bag is used is just 12 minutes

12. Over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled

(Source: givingcompass.org)

Lace Up for parkrun

GET READY Cooloola Coast because parkrun is coming to Tin Can Bay! Parkrun is a FREE community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer at, or spectate the 5k course that takes place every Saturday morning. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last.

Set your alarm clocks early on Saturday 29 July parkrun will be launched at 7am at Wes Mitchell Park, Tin Can Bay. The parkrun will start in the park and run along the foreshore pathway up to the Crab Creek Boat Ramp and then return.

Rainbow Beach State School

Expression Of Interest – OSHC Employment

The Rainbow Beach Primary P&C Association is looking to open an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program this year and we are looking for an expression of Interest from people looking to work in this sector.

About the positions available:

We are looking for carers for our OSHC program which will run before and after school, Mon day – Friday and Vacation Care during the school holidays.

The positions available will include:


• Refine and implement a dynamic and engaging program of activities for children in line with the National Quality Framework and My Time, Our Place Framework.

• Coordinate and lead a team of educators, providing guidance and support in the delivery of the program.

• Financial and CCS management

• Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Build positive relationships with parents, families, and the community.

• Maintain accurate records, including attendance records, incident reports, and other administrati ve tasks as required, and prepare reports as needed.

• Foster a positive and inclusive culture across all aspects of the program

• Qualifications - Early Childhood Teacher or Diploma in Child Care or equivalent - First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training (Training available through P&C)

- Valid Working with Children Check (Blue Card)


• Work with the coordinator in delivering a stimulating and engaging care program

• Deliver program in compliance with Policies and Procedures

• Aid the Coordinator id delivering a care program that encompasses the National Quality Framework

• Build positive relationship with children and families

• Work around your study schedules or get some work life balance

• Qualifications - Diploma or Cert III in Child Care (or working towards) - First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training (Training available through P&C)

- Valid Working with Children Check (Blue C ard)

If you are interested in the possibility in joining our program or are looking to develop a career in this area, please contact us at rainbowbeachpc@gmail.com or 07 5486 9333.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Prior to each event a First Timers Welcome is held at 6.50am for anyone new to parkrun.

For those that are new to parkrun you can register to get a personalised barcode so that each week you will be sent an email with your time from the event. To register for your barcode go to www.parkrun.com.au/register

To warm up for the launch, there will be a couple of trial events on Sunday 9 July and again on Sunday 16 July at 7am from Wes Mitchell Park. Everyone is welcome to participate in these trial events so that you can get a taste of what parkrun is.

Queensland’s ban on the supply of single-use plastic items started on 1 September 2021.

Community, industry and business consultation has shown strong support to expand the ban of singleuse plastics.

Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?

This parkrun has been made possible with a grant received through Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Program. If you want to find out more, go to www. parkrun.com.au or contact Event Director Greg Garner on 0488 601 750. parkrun Fun Facts

Locations: 469

Finishes: 14,131,787

Volunteers: 145,510

Average finish time: 00:33:08

Female record: Isobel BATT-DOYLE

– 15:25 (31 Dec 2022)

Male record: James HANSEN

– 13:53 (27 Aug 2022)





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Cooloola CoastCare Turtle Care

WORKING WITH THE Rainbow Beach Community Centre and Hall committee, the Cooloola CoastCare Turtle Care team offered an ECO LOUNGE at the Rainbow Beach markets on Saturday 10 June.

The Eco Lounge provided a sit-down area for market patrons in the centre of the quadrangle of market stalls.

The area offered a place to sit and enjoy the coffee, cake, GF donuts, BBQ sausage (all from market vendors), listen to the music, or somewhere to park your partner.

Cooloola CoastCare set up 4 marquees with tables and chairs and a children’s activity area. The activity area proved very popular with the sensory play provided by Liz Couchman of Clever Bugs (www.cleverbugs.com.au).

A raffle was run with a ‘turtley’ prize and the excited winner was the Montgomery family of Rainbow Beach.

Cooloola CoastCare Turtle Care will set up the Eco Lounge at the next Rainbow Beach market on Saturday 8 July, come along and say hi.

to Jenny and Bruno

RAINBOW BEACH is sad to say goodbye to much-loved locals Jenny Tanner and Bruno Brennan. Jenny, our longtime local librarian, met Bruno over 20 years ago and they made a good life together in Rainbow Beach.

Because of working in different locations they decided to move to their new home in Veteran, so they can be together.

They both will miss their friends, locals, and community but being close by in Gympie will allow for frequent visits and holidays in Rainbow. You will be greatly missed!

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Above: The Montgomery family with their ‘Turtley’ prize. Above: Check out the Eco Lounge marquee at the next Rainbow Beach markets on 8 July. Left: Children enjoying the sensory play provided by Clever Bugs.

A Record-Breaking Fishing Classic!

WELL, THAT’S A WRAP for the 36th annual Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic & Expo – the longest running fishing classic in south east Queensland.

Records were broken left, right, and centre:

‘We had record-breaking crowds, record-breaking competitors (546), and a record-breaking prize pool thanks to our 46 sponsors,’ said Ashleigh Jensen, general manager of event host Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

‘All in all, a very successful week for Rainbow Beach. Competitors and

sponsors are all raving about how well the event went.

‘All sponsors are happy to jump on board from 2024 and we’ve had several enquiries about gaining additional sponsors too.’

The overall prize pool was a whopping $200,000 with the $10,000 top prize for the biggest fish at the grand finale won by a delighted Wendy Blake.

Dates for the 2024 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic have been set for 2 June to 8 June. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Cadet (Reef) entrant Luke Treloar with his double prizewinning Red Emperor and Tusk.

2023 Rainbow Beach

Family Fishing Classic & Expo Results:



Bream - 0.762 - Ollie


Flathead - 1.163 - Harry


Dart - 0.440 - Charlie


Whiting - 0.324 - Madelyn


Tailor - 0.680 - Lachlan




Bream - 0.781 - Ben Hoffman

Flathead - 0.478 - Sonny Bennet

Dart - 0.478 - Brody Miles

Whiting - 0.390 - Brody Miles

Tailor - 1.275 - James Bergin


Snapper - 4.165 - Charlie Wandrey

Red Emperor - 4.390 - Luke Treloar

Tusk - 2.416 - Luke Treloar

Pearl Perch - 2.952 - Luke Richardson

Sweet Lip - 2.560 - Sienna Arthur



Bream - 0.979 - Kim Prange

Flathead - 2.630 - Alan Balfour

Dart - 0.676 - Kaleb Hamilton

Whiting - 0.501 - Craig Hamilton

Tailor - 3.236 - Brian Byrne

Still Drinking From One Of These?


Snapper - 5.960 - Rowdy Corbett

Red Emperor - 12.995 - Justin Walters

Tusk - 8.431 - Stephen Askew

Pearl Perch - 3.969 - Ryan Walters

Sweet Lip - 5.328 - Patrick Koch

Mulloway - 10.556 - Suzie Arthur


Blue Eye Trevalla - 21.237 - Ian Brookes

Peter Brady Memorial Trophy Winner

“Best & Fairest Fisherperson”

Ben Horne (Junior) presented by Matt McIlroy

Cedric Byrne Memorial Trophy Winner

“Tailor Fisherperson”

Lachlan Byrne (Adult) presented by Drew Gardiner

$10,000 Adult Major Draw Down winner Wendy Blake

Be the change, donate now.

Cr. Dolly Jensen, Deputy Mayor Hilary Smerdon, and Sports Club General Manager Ashleigh Jensen.

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Volunteer Grants Success!

THANKS TO A Volunteer Grant from the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services, CIRS will purchase a Square register with POS capacity to make life easier for our much-valued office volunteers and keep us all up to date with new banking processes.

We will still accept cash payments for our popular book sales, office services, and hire fees. In fact, the new register will make cash transactions much simpler for volunteers and give us greater versatility in accepting donations too.

Other items we will purchase with the $4,500 grant include volunteer training and fuel vouchers to make volunteering with CIRS a great opportunity for personal development that doesn’t put you out of pocket.

Our thanks to the Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien for supporting our grant application.

Movie Night

CIRS WILL LAUNCH the CoolaFlix Film Night program on 8 July. At the time of this printing, the film chosen for our first CoolaFlix film night was still not confirmed by the distributor. It was only recently released in cinemas.

Here’s a clue: This is the sequel to a blockbuster animated feature film released in 2012 that was celebrated for its innovation in beautiful 3D imagery. Be warned though, this film is 3 hours and 12 minutes long. Bring a cushion.

If, for some reason, we are unable to secure screening rights for this film before Market Saturday on 8 July, we will have a standby film ready to go and promote it at the markets and via Facebook, posters, email, and word of mouth.

So mark the date on your calendar. Popcorn, soft drinks and food will be available.

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Above: Community Centre Secretary Pam McVeigh manning the books table. Below: Belinda Hodder and Zaria and some beautiful trinkets. Above: Mo Riggs and Greg Wood at the Protect Our Parks tent. Left: Lisa Porteos Coudle having gorgeous puppy Right: Musician provided the vibe.

Rainbow Beach School P&C News

OVER RECENT weeks many students have been participating in an Auskick program which was held after school over a 4-week period. The students were able to explore AFL in a safe and fun environment, all the while learning many football skills. The program wrapped up with a Parents vs Kids game and the results are in: the students and their newfound skills won in the end.

We also had a special visit at the end of May from the Variety Victoria 4WD Adventure Group who stopped in at the school for lunch enroute to K’Gari. There were over 40 participants and approximately twenty 4WD vehicles that made their way onto the school oval.

As the participants entered, we were flooded with a sea of bright rainbow colours. Not only did they bring the rainbow to Rainbow Beach, but they also brought their bright, bubbly personalities ready to entertain the students. They started by playing games with the biggest beach ball the kids had ever seen.

After enjoying a much needed fresh and light lunch, kindly prepared by Rainbow Beach Fruits and some wonderful parent volunteers, the crew set up a game which involved participants laying on the ground, while balancing cups to fill up with water that the kids were collecting with wet sponges.

School Principal Mr Bennett kindly volunteered to play the game and as you can imagine there weren’t too many dry people by the end.

In other news, at time of writing we are excited about the Colour Explosion Fun Run which is being held on the school oval on the last day of school, Friday 23 June at 1pm.

The event is a first of its kind for the school and we know there are many excited children ready to be covered in Rainbow Paint Powder all whilst completing a ‘challenging’ obstacle course. Stay tuned for photos in next month’s issue!

We are also still very busy finalising applications for the OSHC program and are continuing our fundraising efforts at the Sports Club Raffles at the Fishing Classic and again on Fridays in July.

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The recent Auskick program was very popular with the students - culminating in a win in a match against the parents! Above, left and below: Variety Victoria 4WDers brought colour and fun to the school on a recent visit.

Young and Not-As-Young enjoy Old Time Dance

THE DANCE HELD in June was active for our 40 attendees. Patrons came from Monti, Gympie, Maleny, Goomboorian area, and Tin Can Bay.

Chris Doyle played very wittingly at times, even putting a Gypsy Tap on to have two young teenagers get up on the floor and join in. They are coming to our dance lesson on Saturday 1 July, from 3pm to 5pm. They are wanting to learn our country hall dances.

It is great to see them keen to dance. Mal and Karen are teaching very easy steps. Maybe you might like to try. Contact Julie 0428 824 115 for info.

The $50-value meat tray was won by Gary from Gympie which included a whole chicken (not a feather on it). The fruit and veg tray ($40 value) was won by Mark who is a new patron to our dances. Well done men. Mark also won the lucky door prize.

Our next dance is Saturday 15 July. A themed dance: Xmas in July. A prize is available for the best dressed themed dancer. Come along and join in a good social dance night. Country Hall Old Time Dances with music by Chris Doyle – one of our Queensland band The Wolverines members.

For more info contact Julie from Cooloola Coast Dances Group on 0428 824 115.

RSL dance profits to go to Kids with Cancer Foundation

TIN CAN BAY RSL Sub Branch are pleased to advise that profits from the upcoming Rock and Roll Dance Extravaganza will be donated to the Kids with Cancer Foundation.

As President Don Holland said, ‘Whilst our mission is primarily to provide care, commemoration, and camaraderie to veterans and their families, the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch is also committed to supporting the community in general.

‘Our business plan includes donations to local organisations in need such as the Tin Can Bay P-10 School pedal car project. However, we are also committed to supporting broader community charities such as Kids with Cancer and The Biggest Morning Tea.’

This year’s Rock and Roll Dance Extravaganza will be held on Saturday 12 August and will include an evening BBQ, raffles, and live music donated free of charge by our regular Sunday BBQ entertainers.

As Entertainment Manager Mike Austin said, ‘Our entertainers are always happy to support the RSL and our annual dance night, however when I told them about supporting Kids with Cancer they became really enthusiastic and keen to make it another great night.’

Well, I’m sure the local community will also be keen to come along and enjoy the dance and to support this highly necessary charity.

To all our entertainers can I please say, ‘Thank you for your service!’

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One of our regular entertainers, Jen, getting the crowd up and rocking at a recent Sunday BBQ.

Awards aplenty for Walkers

CONGRATULATIONS to six of our Heart Foundation Walkers, who achieved the following awards:

Hilda T, Linda Fewtrell, Lorraine Goode, and Ralph receive a certificate and a $10 discount voucher from the National Heart Foundation Online Shop for their first 50 walks. Sylvie receives her 100 Walks badge, plus certificate and a $15 voucher, while Dixie receives her second badge to pin on her red cap: 200 Walks, certificate and a $20 voucher.

It’s great to have your company as we enjoy walking along the Tin Can Bay foreshore and boardwalk, Cooloola Cove streets and creekside ‘with our Wheelies out in front’, before our coffee afterwards.

Unbeknownst to me, one or more Walkers nominated me for the

2023 Golden Shoe Awards, which “recognise the incredible contribution our volunteer Walk Organisers make to their walking groups. As true community champions, they often go above and beyond to ensure their group is welcoming, motivating and supportive to each and every walker, each and every walk.

“The theme for this year’s awards aligned with the national Volunteer Week theme of ‘The Changemakers’. Over 400 nominations were received, sharing the various ways in which Walk Organisers were creating positive change for their groups.”

Well, thank you very much. The reality is it’s a TEAM EFFORT. Huge thank you from me to our Walk Organisers: Beverley Jones, Denise McKean, Judy Kiddle, Kate Gregory, and Kristine Pack, and to each and every member of our Heart Foundation Walking groups: ‘One

Fourteen CCWWalkers setting off, with Val and Albert best dressed for the State of Origin, and elegant Rosalie up front.

Step at a Time Tin Can Bay’ and the ‘Cooloola Cove Wheelie Walkers’.

There’s lots of support for me and for each other in our two HFW groups on the Cooloola Coast. My biggest supporter is the man at home, doing the cooking and the gardening, while I am out walking and socialising.

Looking forward to supporting the Cooloola Medical Transport ‘Christmas In July’ fundraiser lunch on Wednesday 19 July at the Cooloola

TCBCAMS – On Track Again!

TIN CAN BAY Community & Men’s Shed (TCBCAMS) is back on track with the newly elected ‘old’ committee. It’s a long story but, we are happy to say, the outcome and outlook is positive!

Pop in and say hello next time you’re in the area – drop off your recyclable bottles and cans at the same time.

Activities planned for July:

Wednesday 12 July – General Meeting.

Saturday 15 July – Shed Shop Sale Day - Open to Public - BBQ - Bargains Galore!!

Friday 21 July – Xmas in JulyMembers only - This catered event promises to be a great opportunity to restore camaraderie, goodwill, and festive cheer to all who attend.

Saturday 22 & 29 July – Mosaic classes - 9am-1pm - $100 for 2 weeks. Contact Helen 0428 666 020.

Every Wednesday morning –Gardening Group to maintain TCBCAMS Gardens.

Find us 9am-12 noon weekdays, down the driveway at the bottom left corner of the Community Complex’s carpark, Amity Place, Tin Can Bay or call Raewyn – 0412 995 512.

Coast Bowls Club.

New members are welcome. Wednesdays and Saturdays depart Tin Can Bay Bakery at 7am, or later group at 7.30am during winter. CCWW meet by 9am Mondays and Fridays at the bus shelter outside the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre. Walk Yourself Happy! Contact Judy Kiddle in Cooloola Cove, 07 5486 2181 or myself on 0400 756 615.


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Carole Lehmann Sets of four of our varnished, wooden Mah-jong boards are available for purchase at $30/set.


IN THE WIDE BAY area there are nine Probus clubs in Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, and Bargara. During the year, members arrange and enjoy their own club’s activities and from time to time have the opportunity to join in activities/ events arranged by other clubs.

Recently two of our members, Katrina van den Brenk and Cherryl Mossman, joined the Gympie Probus Club on a day trip to Government House, Brisbane.

It was a very enjoyable day with a tour of the historic building, beautiful landscaped gardens and the stables which now house the Governor’s Rolls Royce and other vehicles. To top it off, the Governor, Dr Jeannette Young, addressed the group, before heading back home via Redcliffe for lunch.

On the local front, members enjoyed lunch at

Fraser Grill - a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members and enjoy a delicious lunch.

At our June meeting we were addressed by Lauren King, local health and lifestyle adviser, who spoke to us about exercises to promote better muscle tone, physical health and balance, so important for seniors. We are all inspired to follow her tips for simple exercises at home.

Meetings are on each second Monday of the month at 2pm at Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay and include a guest speaker and afternoon tea and a chat.

Meetings are held on each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay and include a guest speaker and afternoon tea and a chat. For more details please contact our President, Katrina on 0407 637 691 or Secretary, Kaye at cooloolaprobus@gmail.com.

Sing it loud with Coolabay Choir

JUST A LITTLE MISSIVE for the paper and looking forward to a few more voices joining. We are up to a regular fifteen members now and some interesting music to add to our repertoire.

Great joy to welcome another fellow to add to our lone chorister, so music will be written for at least three parts!

Regular rehearsals on Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm in the Vets and Community Hall in Cooloola Cove.

Any further information please call Pam 0427 180 649 or email: kcisf327@gmail.com

DroughtRunners Report

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THIS MONTH we have been quiet with our donations as we strive to build reserves – you never know what may be our next major project.

During the month we have sent out $1000 to help feed the homeless in Gympie, coordinated by the hard working Marlene Owen and her team. You will find them cooking meals every afternoon.

Bill Neil’s wonderful collection of handmade wooden toys were delivered to Eugowra Progress Association by our friends travelling back to Victoria. I am sure the kids there that lost everything in the floods will be thrilled with them.

Thank you’s this month to Greg Jones for his $100 deposit and to the anonymous donor of $400.

Wayne Kerle continues to collect bottles and cans. I only help collect in Rainbow Beach from the Breeze Caravan Park, Bill Watt’s, and our bins at 10 Tingira Close. If anyone else requires a bin please let me know.

A big thank you to all that drop in our bins, and to Wayne’s collection points in Tin Can Bay, very much appreciated.

Donations can be left at Arthur’s Dolphin Arcade Bakery, Lees Fishing, Snak Shak, Mitchells Fruit & Veg, Victory Hotel Bottle Shop, Shell Servo Rainbow Beach. Any coin donation is much appreciated.

Once again our bank details are BSB: 124047 A/C 22599186 – Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners.

Thank you all.

Some of the beautiful wooden toys handmade by Bill Neil, delivered to flood victims in Eugowra. Kaye Olsen Above: Probus group enjoying a tour of Government House on a recent day trip to Brisbane. Left: The tour included a visit to the stables which now house the Governor’s Rolls Royce. Pamela Graham

QCWA share Country Kitchens Joy

TWENTY-SIX CHILDREN of the Rainbow Beach Learning Community took part in learning how to make mini muffin pizzas with QCWA Country Kitchens Branch Facilitator, Gabriella.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity because they each made their own pizzas, with choice of toppings. Children can easily make these pizzas at home with some supervision.

The children took part in two more activities, one of which was learning to recognise the difference between ‘Sometimes Foods’ and ‘Everyday Foods,’ and the other was dragon fruit painting which was quite a popular activity. They were all given a certificate for ‘Making An Awesome Mini Pizza’.

The children were fascinated with the Country Kitchens display, especially with finding out about how much sugar there is in many drinks. Did you know that there are almost 17 teaspoons of sugar in a 600 mL bottle of Coca Cola?

In May we combined our monthly Hoy event with the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. Thank you very much to all who came along, for wearing yellow and blue, and for your generous donations in support of this very worthy cause.

July’s Hoy has been cancelled as the Bowls Club was pre-booked. Hoy will resume on Wednesday 16 August.

Our members had fun with the children at the Tin Can Bay P-10 State School’s Under Eights Fun Day. At our stall the children were able to take part in star fruit painting, bean bag tossing, and guessing the weight of the rockmelon.

Aleks, our QCWA Country Kitchens Buddy from Brisbane, with assistance from Wendy and Gabriella held a Country Kitchens Hands on Nutrition Workshop focusing on how to Health-aSize a recipe. Eleven branch members took part in the workshop which was held at our Meeting Room in Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay.

While Aleks spoke about how to modify recipes

to make them healthier, we sampled the rainbow frittata muffins she had prepared for us earlier. Two groups of ladies each made a chicken stir fry, another group the ‘Light and Crunchy Coleslaw’ and another the ‘Stove Top Apple and Pear Crumble’.

Then came the fun part, we all got to eat a lovely lunch.

We have completed the last of the five QCWA Country Kitchens Back to Basic Cooking series of workshops with the students of the Tin Can Bay P-10 State School. For the Country Kitchens message ‘Sit Less, Move More’, we had the students planting pineapples and chillies in the school garden.

At the end of the workshop, the Principal Daman, Trish the teacher, and her assistants were given a certificate of thanks for their support. The students were given a certificate of participation and a goodie bag.

We are looking forward to working with you all again next term.

In early June, branch members got together to plant two fruit trees at our cottage in Whiting Street, Tin Can Bay. The QCWA is still celebrating its centenary and branches all across Queensland are encouraged to plant trees in recognition of this milestone.


10am, Tuesday 18 July 2023 at 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay. Craft and Coffee: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am to Noon. 18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay.

General Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month, 9.30am.

Spiced Cabbage with Apple

Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

2 serve per portion


Extra virgin olive oil spray

400g butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm slices

1 small eggplant, cut into 5mm slices

1 red capsicum, roughly chopped, seeds removed

1 yellow capsicum, roughly chopped, seeds removed

2 small zucchinis, halved crossways and thinly sliced lengthways

200g haloumi, thinly sliced

3 sheets short crust pastry, reduced fat

¼ cup basil pesto

¼ cup milk

Black pepper, to garnish

Sesame seeds, to garnish


PREHEAT oven and a flat baking tray to 230˚C fan forced

OR PREHEAT BBQ grill or char-grill pan on high until hot.

SRPAY both sides of vegetables and haloumi with oil spray.

CHARGRILL pumpkin 3-4 min each side. Remove and cover with foil.

CHARGRILL the eggplant, capsicum and zucchini for 5 min on each side until tender.

PEEL any charcoaled skin from capsicum and cut capsicum into thick strips.

CHARGRILL haloumi for 2-3 min each side until lightly golden.

PLACE vegetables, haloumi and pesto in a bowl and mix.

SPRAY 6 pie tins with olive oil spray and line with pastry. Fill the pastrylined pies with rice and blind bake for 10 minutes. Remove pastry cases from oven and discard rice.

FILL pies with vegetable mix and top with a piece of pastry.

BRUSH top of pies with milk, make small holes with a fork and sprinkle with cracked black pepper and sesame seeds.

BAKE for 25-30 min or until pastry is puffed and golden.

18 Whiting St, Tin Can Bay.

Hoy: Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, 4 Amity Place, Tin Can Bay. Next Hoy 16 August 2023, 9.30 for a 10am start. Enquiries to Wendy 0412 547 043 or Judy 0402 769 392.

Quilters Plan Friendship Day

SAVE THE DATE: The Tin Can Bay Quilters wish to advise of an advance notice of a Friendship Day which will be held on Saturday 20 April 2024. Ideas to be implemented are a quilt challenge, a quilt to be raffled, and hopefully some vendors to tempt us to buy more fabric.

Although the Tin Can Bay Quilters meet every Tuesday from 9am, it will be put to members to extend our time from finishing at 12 noon to 2pm. This was after a successful trial recently. We meet at the Community Hall Complex, Amity Place, Tin Can Bay.

The first of our photos this month is a great idea to reduce your fabric stash. The quilt was shown by Robyn Salmon, and the effect can be obtained by using a wedge ruler.

The second photo is of two table runners made by Jo Page. The large version would be suitable to dress up a bed as well as for a very large table.

Any enquiries regarding our group can be made by contacting Lesley on 0490 012 271.

Top: Beautiful table runners made by Jo.

Above: Robyn’s interesting quilt, a great idea for using up your fabric stash.

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Above: Helen, Elwyn, and Rowena at the Country Kitchens Hands on Cooking Workshop. Left: Geneen with her tea towel that she entered in the 2023 Trinidad and Tobago Creative Tea Towel Competition. Tin Can Bay school students receiving gardening advice during the Country Kitchens ‘Sit Less Move More’ activity.


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!

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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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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 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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COAST Visitor Guide

Fun Days of

International Joke Day - 1 July

International Joke Day is not just a day for you to prove to everyone how funny you are, it is the perfect day for you to share laughs and to put a smile on people’s faces, including your own.

Whether you prefer to share jokes or you like to listen to them, this is a day that is all about smiling, laughing, and having fun.

As they say, laughter is the best medicine!

How to Celebrate

• Simply tell some jokes to a coworker or friend, or a stranger on the street, whoever seems to need the most hilarity in their day.

• Invite your friends over for a joke-telling party! Take turns telling jokes or reading them out of a joke book or online source.

• Visit a comedy club and listen to a professional (or wannabe pro) tell jokes for a night of fun or watch recorded live performances online or on old-school DVD.


What do you call a couple of chimpanzees sharing an Amazon account?


How much did the man sell his dead batteries for?

Nothing, they were free of charge.

Did you hear the rumor about the butter? Never mind, I shouldn’t spread it.

What do you call bears with no ears?


My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, finally I had to take his bike away.

Did you know there’s a day to celebrate just about everything? Here’s a few for July:

Teddy Bears Picnic Day - July 10

This day was created based on the popular song of the same name The Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

The song is a classic one, written to the tune of a song composed in 1907 by American John W. Bratton. The lyrics were added later, in 1930, by Jimmy Kennedy, a British songwriter.

Since the song became so popular, the day has evolved and is now celebrated by families in countries all over the world, enjoying the simple pleasure of a picnic with their favourite stuffed beings.

How to Celebrate

• Host a teddy bears picnic with family and friends either in a park, on the beach, in your backyard, or even in the living room if the weather is unfavourable.

• Listen to the teddy bears picnic song and the many versions recorded over the years.

• Research the wonderful art of teddy bear making and the many different versions of this cuddly toy.

National Lamington Day -

23 July

At over a century old, the lamington was named after the Governor of Queensland, Lord Lamington.

The story goes that he was having his favorite yellow sponge cake served for his guests when the maid-servant accidentally dropped the cake into melted chocolate. When his Lordship heard, he was the one who recommended them to roll the squares in coconut shavings to make them less messy for guests to eat with their tea.

This delicious treat was a kitchen mix-up that became Australia’s most famous culinary icon.

How to Celebrate

• Eat lamingtons, simple as that! Fingers, jam filled or topped with cream, just enjoy them with a cuppa for morning tea.

• Make lamingtons: Paul Tully’s True-Blue Delicious Aussie Lamington recipe

What you will need:

3 eggs

½ cup butter

½ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (if you only have extract use about 1 ½ teaspoons)

1 cup of self-rising flour

½ cup of milk

4 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup milk

4 tablespoons boiling water

3 cups shredded coconut

Do I enjoy making courthouse puns? Guilty.

I finally decided to sell my vacuum cleaner. All it was doing was gathering dust.

Someone stole my mood ring. I don’t know how I feel about that.

I coined a new word yesterday: Plagiarism.

Someone stole my Microsoft Office and they are going to pay. You have my Word.

Helvetica and Times New Roman walk into a bar. “Get out of here!” shouts the bartender. “We don’t serve your type.”


Beat the eggs well, gradually adding the sugar until dissolved. Add the milk and vanilla essence and then stir in the self-rising flour. Next, whip the butter into the mixture. Pour the mixture into a cake tin or Lamington baking dish and bake in a moderate oven of 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes and then stand for 24 hours preferably in the refrigerator, before applying the icing.

The Chocolate Icing:

Stir the cocoa and icing sugar vigorously in a large bowl, adding the milk, butter and boiling water, warming the chocolate mixture over a very low heat until it has a smooth creamy texture. Cut the sponge cake into equal squares about ½ in x ½ in and, using a fork or thin skewer, dip each piece into the chocolate mixture ensuring that the mixture is liberally and evenly applied. Dip each piece into the desiccated coconut, allowing the Lamingtons to cool on a wire tray or even on parchment paper for several hours.

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Here’s some jokes to help you celebrate International Joke Day on 1 July!

All O-Kaye for Ladies Singles Champ


A Grade Ladies Singles Champ Kaye Cude. Kaye had a real tussle with runner up Lorraine Stockham. Great work ladies.

President Ann was blessed by the weather gods on her day, with the rain holding off for the whole morning, a surprise to us all.

Barefoot Bowls is still being well supported – first Saturday of each month, 4.30pm start, only $10 including BBQ.

Mens and Ladies pennants are about to commence so good luck to all. Champion of Champions games are also upcoming – yes we are going to be busy.

We are still needing more teams for the Ladies Open 4s in July. Tin Can Bay players please get your teams in. See Kaye or Gayle. Any member needing another shirt ordered please see Ann.

Good to see the green running so well; thank you to the new greenkeeper and his team. See you on the green.

Attention local sporting clubs

Can Bay Country Club Golfing news

ALOT HAS BEEN happening at the Tin Can Bay Country Club golf course this month and it’s time to shout out some results and happenings for the past month.

Firstly, on a very sad note, our golf club secretary Helen Gordon has passed away due to serious illness. Helen was a tireless volunteer worker within our organisation and she will be very much missed keeping everybody calm and collected in her own way. Our best thoughts are constantly with you Helen.

Onto the golf. So much has happened at the club with the welcome of our new Greens Superintendent Craig Clarke who joined us in March 2023. Craig comes to us from McLeod Golf Club in Brisbane and as well as his greenkeeping qualifications he also brings along vast experience as a professional golfer for nine years.

He has purchased a house in Tin Can Bay and his family will be joining him soon. Craig is into camping, fishing and, naturally, golf during his spare time. From day one since he joined us, he has been head down getting our course in fantastic condition the likes of which have not been seen before.

Craig and his staff have done a wonderful job and fully deserve the many compliments that have been forthcoming from our members and visitors alike.

The month of June will see both the golf course and bowling greens begin to undergo some extremely major modifications with the commencement of contract work to install a totally new irrigation system within our grounds. The system is to be the latest state of the art computerised irrigation system and will ensure that our course and bowling greens will be in tip top condition all year round.

It should be noted that it is designed to use recycled water from the local sewerage plant and

not the town drinking water supply. So folks, every time you use the loo, your contribution(s) will be graciously accepted.

Oh yes there has been some thrilling golf here as well during May. Our mens’ championships were held over two weekends (to make up the four rounds). There were some great scores registered and this was highlighted by the final day’s titanic struggle between our two top players.

Richard Buczynsky and Alexander Emery fought it out to both be on an equal 300 strokes over the four days. This forced the pair into a play-off situation over the 6th, 7th and 8th holes. Richard eventually won out on the 8th to see him crowned Tin Can Bay Golf Club’s Men’s Champion golfer for 2023.

A very big congratulations to both Richard and Alex for providing us with some thrilling golf.

Other gross score winners were, in Division 2, Tony Hawthorn with Ray Harris as runner-u,p while young Steve McSweeney took out Division 3 with Phillip Manassa a close runner up.

Of course, handicaps still come into play in championship events. The nett score champions also played some terrific golf to achieve excellent outcomes.

Division 1 nett winner was Quinn Jones and runner-up to him was Bruce Willoughby. In Division 2 Terry Langley came out the winner over a hard finishing Neville Anderson. Third division went to Trevor Ansell with Mark Sellin as runner-up.

As you could imagine the tension during the playoff between Richard and Alex capped off a well organised and run event so a big shout out to our resident golf professional James Taylor for running the event, Greens Superintendent Craig Clarke and his staff for a well prepared course, Club Captain Mark Ryan for ensuring the event was a success, and Janet Reibel who did a fantastic job collating

the scores and producing accurate reports to determine the winners.

Speaking of James Taylor: our golf club hosted a ‘Come And Try Day’ for local kids to have a go at swinging a golf club. The FREE day was a success with 16 avid youngsters getting some expert tuition and just having a good time. I am led to believe a couple of the mums even had a hit.

Anyhow, from that day, as a progression a junior’s golfing program is commencing in about four weeks’ time. There will be expert tuition for each individual participant.

So now there is a good opportunity to hook a kid on golf. It’s a non-contact sport the whole family can join in and have some fun.

For further information and details contact our golf professional James Taylor or his staff on 0409 727 577.

Before I finish this article, it would be remiss of me not to mention the upcoming Pro-Am event coming up on 4 July. It is planned that each player will get to play with a golf professional in their group.

So make sure you book your spot in our Pro-Shop using the contact number above. There’s some big prizes up for grabs and I think playing spots will fill up fast.

Don’t put it off!

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A History of Wide Bay Dragons

Bundaberg Regatta 2023 and a Little Wide Bay Dragon History

IN BEAUTIFUL Queensland winter, the four Wide Bay dragon boat teams met on Bundaberg’s Burnett River for the Bundaberg Regatta over the weekend of 17 and 18 June.

This is the first of the Wide Bay Series of dragon boat regattas for the year. The series will continue with the Hervey Bay, 1770, and Cooloola regattas to follow. The last in the series is a two-day event held in our own beautiful Tin Can Bay.

You might remember that the Cooloola Regatta includes our own exciting Diamond Dash. The Bundaberg team took out the 2022 event beating long-time rivals 1770. Our Cooloola team performed well but didn’t come home winners. Teams all enjoyed a day of spirited competition along with friendship and fun that is the essence of dragon boat racing.

Cooloola Dragon Boat Club

Cooloola Dragon Boat Club started in 2003, with a small number of enthusiastic Tin Can Bay residents. At the start, the team was given invaluable assistance from the Chinese Gold Coast club who

generously lent the fledgling club a boat.

In 2004, with assistance from the Te Waka Club, Cooloola organised a ‘Come and Try’ day and membership rose from 24 to 31 by the end of March.

The next big step for the club was its first regatta which was held in July 2004. From that time on, the waters of Tin Can Bay have been a regular meeting place for dragon boat clubs from across Queensland.

In 2010 the inaugural Wide Bay Series was held between the four clubs. The series has been a great success with much fun, friendly competition and camaraderie. This is a must-see event when it returns to Tin Can Bay in September.

1770 Dragon Boat Club

In 2009 the sailing club at 1770 was donated a wooden 20-person dragon boat called Cameron. At first the dragon boat was purely used for sunset and fun paddling on the beautiful waters of Round Hill Creek.

Then it decided to run a joint club for both sailing and dragon boating. With very little knowledge of dragon boating a few dedicated people started having sessions mainly for fitness, fun, and friendship. With the backing of Bendigo Bank, a ‘Come and Try’ day was held and more people became involved.

Eventually the sailing and dragon boat clubs separated and the 1770

Dragon Boat Club was born. The club became affiliated with Dragon Boat Queensland in 2010 and over the years it has grown, sometimes having as many as 60 members. The club now has two 20-person dragon boats as well as a 10-person dragon boat.

Hervey Bay Dragon Boat Club

Hervey Bay Dragon Boat Club was formed as an intra-club of the Hervey Bay Boat Club on 29 April 2009. Ed Gibson, the General Manager of the Hervey Bay Boat Club gathered a small group to form an inaugural dragon boat committee.

Under the guidance of the Brisbane River club from whom their first boat was purchased, a ‘Come and Try’ day was held. Since then, the club has gone ahead in leaps and bounds and is now a major part of the Wide Bay dragon boating community. Hervey Bay hosts its own regatta each year and participates as part of the Wide Bay Warriors team at the National Titles.

The club is inclusive with members aged 8 to 81. One of the juniors has also competed in the World Championships. Team members recently paddled in the Ord River marathon seven years after the club’s first experience of this amazing event.

Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club

The Bundaberg club has a long association with sufferers and survivors of breast cancer. One of Bundaberg’s members, Don, approached the local Breast Cancer Survivors Group because he knew there were close ties with survivors and dragon boating and so the club began.

The survivors began paddling as the Dragons Abreast Team, affectionately known as the ‘Pinkies’. Subsequently a sporting team, the Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club, was formed with a blend of pinkies and sports members.

As the sport grew, and competition was getting stronger, the Wide Bay Dragon Boat Championships Regattas between Cooloola, Hervey Bay, 1770, and Bundaberg were established. The series is widely attended by the Wide Bay members and is always looked forward to with much excitement.

An exceptionally strong bond has now developed between the clubs. As a result of those regattas, we now compete as a combined team ‘Wide Bay Warriors’ at many of the Southern Queensland Club Regattas and the annual State Titles at Lake Kawana.

CDBC 20th Anniversary

Don’t forget the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club’s 20th anniversary is rapidly approaching. All members past and present are welcome to attend the event at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 1 July. It is sure to be a good night with music, reminiscence, and lots of fun.

For details, contact secretary, Elaine at: elaine.dimock@bigpond.com

Cooloola team Cooloola Dragons on the Burnett River at the recent Bundaberg Regatta.

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

THE WEATHER recently has been favourable for fishing and as such club members have been spending a bit of time on or near the water. There have been plenty of fish around with whiting, flathead, squid, and mud crabs keeping our members busy in the bay.

At our monthly fishing competition presentation and social event in early June it was pleasing to see Life Member Jim George take out the

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monthly competition prize with a 101cm cobia.

For a change club members Kevin Armstrong and John Blackman organised a casting competition where two $25 gift cards from our sponsors The Chandlery Bait and Tackle and a $50 note were up for grabs. There was a fair amount of sledging and not a lot of skill displayed on the day, but fun was had by all.

It was no surprise that Marquis Chapman took out the only prizes

on the day. We are planning to feature the casting competition on a regular basis at presentation days.

At the time of writing this article our fishing activities subcommittee has several events lined up for July. A combined kayak and boating trip (put off last month due to bad weather) and a beach fishing event at The Oaks, Rainbow Beach with a social get together on the conclusion of each event.

The sub-committee is also working on a Big Squid Competition which may end up being run in August.



We have now received the funding from the Department of Fisheries and Agriculture under their Queensland Community Fishing Grants Program 2022-23. We expect to run both adult and junior training days using these funds sometime in late July/August.

Numbers will be limited to 40 in total across both categories, bookings will not be taken until the dates have been set so keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates.

See you on the water.

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S LONG 153° 21ʼ E Heights of High and Low Waters Time Zone –1000 2023 2021, Bureau of Meteorology Astronomical Tide Full Moon Last Quarter First Quarter JUNE 16 FR Time m 0103 0.87 0643 1.45 1224 0.62 1924 2.03 17 SA 0153 0.83 0730 1.41 1300 0.63 2003 2.08 18 SU 0240 0.81 0814 1.39 1336 0.66 2041 2.09 19 MO 0325 0.80 0855 1.36 1411 0.70 2119 2.07 20 TU 0406 0.82 0933 1.34 1448 0.74 2154 2.02 21 WE 0444 0.85 1006 1.33 1526 0.78 2231 1.96 22 TH 0522 0.88 1042 1.31 1607 0.82 2310 1.88 23 FR 0602 0.89 1126 1.29 1656 0.86 2353 1.80 24 SA 0646 0.90 1226 1.28 1753 0.92 25 SU 0039 1.72 0735 0.88 1345 1.29 1858 0.98 26 MO 0128 1.64 0824 0.84 1506 1.35 2009 1.02 27 TU 0220 1.56 0910 0.78 1608 1.44 2126 1.03 28 WE 0314 1.48 0952 0.71 1656 1.56 2240 1.00 29 TH 0406 1.42 1030 0.66 1737 1.69 2343 0.94 30 FR 0458 1.37 1108 0.60 1815 1.82 1 SA JULY Time m 0037 0.86 0550 1.34 1148 0.55 1853 1.96 2 SU 0128 0.77 0641 1.34 1231 0.51 1935 2.10 3 MO 0217 0.67 0735 1.37 1319 0.48 2022 2.21 4 TU 0306 0.59 0832 1.40 1410 0.47 2112 2.28 5 WE 0356 0.55 0928 1.43 1504 0.50 2205 2.27 6 TH 0447 0.55 1025 1.43 1557 0.56 2258 2.20 7 FR 0537 0.59 1122 1.43 1651 0.66 2351 2.08 8 SA 0628 0.65 1223 1.43 1748 0.79 9 SU 0044 1.92 0722 0.70 1332 1.45 1855 0.91 10 MO 0139 1.76 0817 0.73 1453 1.52 2024 1.00 11 TU 0239 1.60 0912 0.74 1606 1.62 2207 1.03 12 WE 0346 1.46 1004 0.74 1706 1.74 2338 0.99 13 TH 0456 1.37 1050 0.73 1756 1.84 14 FR 0046 0.93 0600 1.32 1134 0.71 1840 1.92 15 SA 0134 0.86 0654 1.31 1216 0.70 1920 1.98 16 SU Time m 0210 0.80 0741 1.33 1257 0.67 1959 2.02 17 MO 0243 0.75 0822 1.35 1337 0.66 2037 2.02 18 TU 0317 0.73 0858 1.36 1414 0.65 2113 2.00 19 WE 0350 0.74 0929 1.35 1448 0.66 2146 1.95 20 TH 0421 0.76 0958 1.34 1522 0.69 2218 1.89 21 FR 0451 0.79 1027 1.34 1557 0.72 2249 1.82 22 SA 0523 0.80 1101 1.33 1636 0.79 2321 1.74 23 SU 0558 0.80 1146 1.33 1722 0.87 2355 1.65 24 MO 0633 0.80 1242 1.34 1819 0.96 25 TU 0032 1.55 0711 0.79 1358 1.37 1930 1.04 26 WE 0113 1.44 0754 0.77 1516 1.44 2102 1.07 27 TH 0209 1.34 0843 0.75 1618 1.55 2242 1.03 28 FR 0327 1.25 0940 0.73 1710 1.68 2348 0.93 29 SA 0440 1.21 1039 0.68 1756 1.82 30 SU 0040 0.80 0546 1.22 1136 0.61 1840 1.97 31 MO 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
Kevin Armstrong judging the casting competition. Clinton and Josh Cronk got themselves a nice feed.
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Above: Finalists in the casting competition, with winner Marquis Chapman in the middle.

By raising funds your money goes towards information and support services, specialist cancer nurses, wellness programs, cancer centre improvements, accommodation and

transport, and comfort and support items.

If you’d like to sign up, head to dryjuly.com and register today.

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DRY JULY is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcoholfree to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds raised provide invaluable services for cancer patients, and their families and carers.

Taking a month off from alcohol consumption also has great health benefits*, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! (*Note: heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol should consult with their GP before signing up for Dry July.)

The Dry July Foundation began back in 2008 when three mates decided to take a break from alcohol and chose the month of July to

abstain, coining the phrase ‘Dry July’. They also wanted to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts, so they asked friends and family to sponsor them.

Hoping to raise $3,000 to purchase a television for their local hospital’s waiting room, the campaign was a huge success. The first Dry July ended up raising a whopping $250,000!

By signing up to Dry July you have the choice to donate funds directly to the Dry July Foundation or choose from a number of specific cancer causes. For instance, I have chosen to support Bowel Cancer Australia this year.

You can do it solo, create or join a team, or get your workplace involved.

SUNDAY 23 to Sunday 30 July is DonateLife Week.

If you have made the decision to be an organ donor it’s important to let your family know your wishes. Even if you have registered either through the DonateLife website or your Medicare app, ultimately it is your next of kin who makes the final decision.

Organ, eye, and tissue donation saves lives, restores health, and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year.

But did you know that only 2% of people who die in hospital each year can be considered for organ donation? One organ donor can save the lives of up to 7 people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.

Some statistics on organ donation:

• A person must die in a hospital in specific circumstances, in an ICU or ED, as organs need to be functioning well to be considered for transplantation.

• Only around 2% of people who die in Australian hospitals meet the criteria required to be an organ donor.

• In 2022, around 1,400 people (of the 80,000 people who died in Australian hospitals) died in a way where organ donation could be considered.

• Requests to families for donation were made in 1,300 cases.

• Of this, 701 families said yes to donation in the hospital –representing a national consent rate of 54% – with 454 people becoming organ donors.

• With only a small number of potential donors, increasing consent is critical to increasing our donation rate.

There are around 1,800 Australians waitlisted for a transplant and around 14,000 additional people on dialysis – some of whom may need a transplant.

Each year, the DonateLife Week campaign aims to not only encourage people to register to be an organ donor, but to have the conversation with loved ones so their wishes may be honoured.

The 2 asks for Australians this DonateLife Week are:

1. Could you donate one minute to give someone a lifetime? Register now at donatelife.gov.au or with just 3 easy taps in your Medicare app.

2. Don’t forget to tell your family that you want to be a donor, someone’s life may depend on it.

Source: donatelife.gov.au

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Council Corner

Planning Scheme Surveys and Workshop

Council has been working behind the scenes completing various planning and environment studies and have prepared draft policies on a range of important topics, to inform the new planning scheme.

We want to hear from you to ensure the intended approaches to key planning and environment issues reflect the needs and aspirations of our community.

Use the QR code to read the summary fact sheets for a quick snapshot of each topic and complete short community surveys on the issues important to you.

Or to register for a community workshop such as the Cooloola Coast session which will be held at the Cooloola Cove Veterans Hall on Friday 14 July from 10-12pm.

Arts and Culture Strategy Survey

Gympie Regional Council invites you to help shape the direction and priorities for Arts and Culture in the Gympie region for the next 5 years.

We are seeking your feedback on Draft Arts and Cultural Strategy (2023 – 2028) and Public Art Policy 2023 which can both be found on Council’s website in the Have Your Say section.

Read the draft documents then take the survey or register for the Arts and Culture Forum on 11 July in Gympie which is the final session in the consultation process and is an opportunity to

take a closer look at the Draft Strategy and Draft Policy before feedback closes on 12 July.

All welcome but registration is essential, link can be found on the Have Your Say page on our website.

Invitation For Tender

Applications are invited from Incorporated notfor-profit community organisations to enter into a Trustee Lease Agreement over a part of the community facility situated at Amity Place, Tin Can Bay.

The site inspection will be at 10am on Wednesday 26 July 2023 and interested parties must register their attendance via email to property@gympie.qld.gov.au by 5pm, Monday 24 July 2023.

Further information and documentation can be found under Public Notices on Council’s website.

Indian Myna Bird Trapping Support

The Indian Myna bird is an extremely aggressive and territorial bird that out-competes natives for food, water, and shelter and is also hazardous to property as they nest in roof cavities causing fire hazards and block downpipes with nests creating building water flooding issues.

If you see any Indian Myna’s then please report them to www.feralscan.org.au/mynascan which is an external to Council resource developed to help community members, pest controllers, and biosecurity groups to map sightings and the damage that myna birds cause.

Did you know that Council offers landholders advice and some support for trapping and removal programs? Contact Council if you would like to know more about the program or how to get involved.

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Click the notification bell on our page to get notified when a Council meeting is live.

Contact Gympie Regional Council

Contact Gympie Regional Council including:

• using the online requests portal on the website www.gympie.qld.gov.au (in the Contact Us section on the top right hand corner of the homepage),

• emailing council@gympie.qld.gov.au

• phoning customer service on 1300 307 800

• using the Snap Send Solve app, or

• sending a message via messenger on the Gympie Regional Council Facebook page.


Cr Jess Milne invites the community to catch up and chat all things Council on Friday 14 July 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

Do you remember way back when… ...the beachfront had a ‘boat ramp.’

School Holiday Activities at our Local Libraries

Animal Homes

Tin Can Bay Library – To 29 July

Discover the different places where animals call home. Can you guess where they may live?

Holiday Craft Bar

Tin Can Bay Library

– Monday - Friday 11am-12noon

Rainbow Beach Library

– Wednesday 28 June 3-4pm

Gympie Library – Monday - Friday 2-3pm

Stop by the children’s area at your local library branch for some free craft activities between Monday 26 June and Friday 7 July.

Suitable for children aged 3-12 years and their carers.

Tiny Art Show

Kilkivan Library – Tuesday 27 June 1-2pm

Unleash your inner artist! Come down to the Kilkivan Library and create your own tiny art that will be displayed at the library in our very own Tiny Art Gallery throughout the June/July school holidays. Your creation can be collected on Friday 7 July from 10.30am to take home.

Suitable for ages 5-15 years. Booking essential: 5484 1209.

Kids Learn to Sew - Advanced

Gympie Library – Wednesday 28 June 9am–12noon and Wednesday 5 July 9am-12noon

Finished the beginner and Intermediate course and looking for some new sewing projects? Join us as we expand your knowledge of sewing by learning how to sew from a pattern.

Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Must have previously completed the beginner and intermediate sessions. Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.

Cats and Dogs Toy

Tin Can Bay Library

– Thursday 29 June 9.30–10.30am

Create your own unique toy for your special buddy and discover some of our favourite cat and dog stories.

Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Booking essential: 5486 4355.

Screen Printing

Gympie Library – Thursday 29 June 1-2.30pm

Screen printing is a clever but amazing way of printing different designs on items like t-shirts and tote bags to stand out from the crowd. Join us for this fun and interactive session as we use the Cricut to design and create our own screenprinted tote bags.

Suitable for ages 12-15 years. Booking essential: 5481 0859.

Game Makers

Gympie Library – Friday 30 June 2-3pm

Have you ever wondered about the science behind popular games like Operation? Join in the fun as we learn about circuits and create our own buzzer challenge games. Once the game is constructed, you will get the chance to try to retrieve the tokens from the box without completing the circuit and setting off the buzzer!

Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Booking essential: 5481 0859.

Rainbow Beach

Ph: 5486 3705

Monday & Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 12 noon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Gympie Library – Monday 3 July 1-2pm

Join us for a fun storytime and craft session as we celebrate the anniversary of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. As part of the session everyone will be able to create their own butterfly wings.

Suitable for ages 5-8 years. Booking essential: 5481 0859.

Wrist Parakeet

Tin Can Bay Library

– Thursday 6 July 9.30-10.30am

Create an adorable parakeet that you can take everywhere with you.

Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Booking essential: 5486 4355.

NAIDOC Week Storytime

Rainbow Beach Library

– Thursday 6 July 11.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a special NAIDOC Week storytime activity.

Suitable for ages 3-12 years. Booking essential: 5486 3705.

Bath Bombs

Gympie Library – Thursday 6 July 1-2pm

What is more fun than making bath bombs? Making bath bombs with friends! Come and learn how to make bath bombs and walk away with a batch of wonderful bath bombs made by your own hand. During this workshop you will get to choose from a variety of essential oils, colour, moulds and additives.

Suitable for ages 12-15 years. Booking essential: 5481 0859.

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Play Time! (2-5 years)

Gympie Library – Thursday 20 July 10-10.30am

Play is a great way to help your child learn and support the development of their early literacy skills. It’s camping at the Gympie Library! Bring along your favourite toy and join in some camping fun in a session designed to help your child through play!

Suitable for ages 2-5 years. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.

Thursday Robotics

Gympie Library – Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm

Come down and get hands-on in one of our fun, relaxed sessions. No bookings required but space is limited.

Suitable for ages 5 -12 years.

Tinker Table

Gympie Library – Fridays 3.30-4.30pm

All activities are based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years.

Tin Can Bay

Ph: 5486 4355

Monday & Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm

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

Kids Learn to Sew - Intermediate Gympie Library – Wednesday 5, 12, 19, and 26 July 3.30-4.30pm

Finished the beginner course and looking for some new sewing projects? Join us over four weeks as we expand your knowledge of sewing. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a new project each week. These sessions will inspire creativity and build life-long basic skills, while having fun at the same time.

Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Must have previous sewing experience.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential: 5481 0859.


Last Friday Social Club

- CPR Awareness

Gympie Library – Friday 30 June 10am-12noon

This free and informative workshop will give you the confidence to help keep someone alive using CPR while the ambulance is on the way. This session will be presented by qualified trainers from the Queensland Local Ambulance Committee. Bookings essential: 5481 0859.

Last Friday Social Club

- Organic Gardening 101 Gympie Library – Friday 28 July 10-11am

From soil preparation to pest and disease control, prevention is better than the cure. Horticulturist Claire Bickle will share tips for organic gardening at home including how to make your own fertilisers and sprays.

Bookings essential: 5481 0859.

Cuppa and Chat with Library Staff

Tin Can Bay Library – Friday 28 July 3-4pm

Celebrate Library and Information Week with library staff. Enjoy a cuppa and ask those tricky questions: what is your favourite book, what do the numbers on books mean, what’s hiding in the library catalogue?

Connect with Technology

Bookings are essential for some of the following events. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.

First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years)

Rainbow Beach Library

– Mondays 10.30-11am

Tin Can Bay Library – Thursdays 9.30-10am

Join us each week for a fun session of stories, rhymes and songs. This is a program designed for 0-5 year olds and their families and carers. Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/first5forever for more information.

First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.

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Tin Can Bay P-10 State School

UniSC Excursion

On Wednesday 7 June, the Year 10 class embarked on a field trip to UniSC (University of the Sunshine Coast). The students chose various groups, encompassing subjects such as entrepreneurship, movement and nutrition, psychology, and law.

Throughout the day, students attended four sessions, delving into the workings of their respective subjects.

The business lecture was led by a highly inspiring, genuine, and enthusiastic professor, while the photography activity was creative and hands-on, allowing the students to highlight their artistic skills.

The students had a thrilling experience unravelling mysteries in the ‘how-to-get-away with murder’ investigation. The athletic movement activity was a hit as well, keeping them active and engaged throughout.

Students and teachers enjoyed a highly informative day and students have been praised for their positive attitude and exemplary behaviour.

Gympie Show Excursion

The annual Gympie Show school excursion for the Year 5/6 students took place in May. The show offered a unique opportunity for students to learn about agriculture, livestock and rural life, and engage in fun interactive activities.

They explored different exhibition areas where they saw farm animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry and learned about their role in agriculture. The interactive sessions allowed students to ask questions, touch the animals, and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of those in the agricultural sector.

Additionally, students viewed displays and competitions related to horticulture, crops, gardening, and machinery providing them with information about sustainable farming practices and environmental conservation. Apart from the agricultural aspects, the show also offered demonstrations such as

wood chopping and woodwork, whip cracking, native animals, and safety.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the educational and exciting day out, allowing them to interact with their classmates and teachers outside the classroom environment.

Clay Creations

During lunch breaks at Tin Can Bay School, students from Prep to Year 10 are channelling their creativity through an engaging lunchtime activity – making clay creations.

Twice a week students gather with excitement and enthusiasm in the Art Room, under the guidance of teacher Mrs Masri, to unleash their imagination and artistic expression.

Mrs Masri’s eyes were sparkling as she recounted, “The response has been overwhelming to the activity from students across all year levels.

“Clay Creations allows students to tap into their creativity, develop fine motor skills, and foster a sense of pride in their work. We have a wonderful time!”

With their hands moulding clay and imaginations running wild, the students are turning ordinary lunch breaks into an artistic and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Gympie Show Excursion: Allora Day, Amanda Geurts, and Skye Duggan during the Gympie Show Excursion. Above: Savannah Carroll-Bennett proudly shows off her Clay Creation. Right: Some of the wonderful creations made by students in their lunchtime.

Painted Honeyeater

THE PAINTED honeyeater is very particular with its diet, preferring mainly the fruit of mistletoe trees, which is why it moves and migrates as different species of mistletoe bloom.

It is mainly seen in Queensland and New South Wales west of the Great Dividing Range, through to northern Victoria.

During winter, painted honeyeaters migrate to north Queensland, around Cape York Peninsula, and eastern

areas of the Northern Territory.

Painted honeyeaters like to make their homes in dry, open forests and woodlands.

Both the male and female painted honeyeater build and shape the nest, which are cup-shaped and made from a variety of materials including fine roots, bark, and grass.

This beautiful bird is listed as vulnerable in several states and territories in Australia due to habitat loss from land-clearing.

– cooloola city farm PLANT OF THE MONTH –

Bower of Beauty

OUR PLANT OF THE MONTH for July 2023 is Pandorea jasminoides rosea, commonly known as Bower of Beauty.

An attractive hardy vine with dark, glossy leaves and large pale pink blooms with a deep scarlet throat. The fruit is an oblong woody capsule.

This is a hardy climber and tolerates most soils and will cope with full sun, but prefers a little shade.

This plant loves a good prune and in early Spring fertilise well with a native fertiliser and you will be well rewarded. This plant attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Cooloola City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road.

Saturday mornings 8am – 12 noon (First and third Saturdays of the month only)

Cash or EFTPOS acceptable

Phone: 0422 215 953

Email: ccfni09@gmail.com

days a week Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5pm Saturdays 7.30am to 3pm Sundays 7.30am to 1pm Same Old Familiar Shop Same Old Fair Prices Same Old Super Duper Friendly Service Air Con As Well Right next door to the Shell Servo This business is FOR SALE LONG REGISTERED LEASE – BIRD OF THE MONTH –
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Chappy CHAT

Learning Community

June sees the end of Term 2 for the Rainbow Beach Learning Community with our young people enjoying a wide range of activities including: a visit from the Bunnings team who helped us make two sturdy wooden and metal tables; cooking pizza muffins with Gabriella from the Tin Can Bay CWA; Spanish lessons with Aimee: emotional regulation sessions with Sherry; a visit from Isla and Paula of ANDARRA Wildlife Carers (who brought some very cute joeys for us to drool over) at our recent open day in conjunction with the Gympie Homeschooling Network; an excursion to a dairy farm at Goomboorian where the children had the opportunity to milk a beautiful Jersey cow, and Goomboorian Gold bee hives and honey factory with lunch at Sublime Brewery; plus our amazing camp at Aldershot reported on in the June Chappy Chat.

With all of these activities plus regular art lessons with Rainbow Beach ocean artist Mo Riggs and visits to the beach on Thursday afternoons with Sarah and Dean from Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf where they get the chance to snorkel, bodyboard, build sandcastles and make dams, they are ready for the holidays!

In Term 3 we are looking at creating a Cooloola Coast Guide for Families under the leadership of Kerry and Tyla that will help visitors learn about the best places to visit and activities in the area from a child’s point of view. We are hoping to get this publication printed and have it for sale in local shops and if any local businesses are interested in advertising, please let us know.

Other activities will include a ‘come and try day’ at the Tin Can Bay Golf Club, a fishing day at Inskip Point where we will be inviting families from the Gympie Homeschooling Network, an opportunity to meet Councillor Jess Milne from the Gympie Council, Gareth and Kimberlee visiting from the Gympie Library with some of their fabulous toys, Elisa will be sharing about her home country and helping us cook amazing Italian food, and Spanish, sewing, and emotional regulation sessions will continue.

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 6pm and 8pm, with hot and cold food available from 5pm and a delicious supper from 8pm to 9pm. Tickets are available from the Community Centre office or from Tyla on 0432 651 722 at $40 for a family, $15 for adults, and $10 for children.

Grazing platters will also be available and can be pre-ordered from Tyla with platters for 2-3 people costing $25 and platters for 4-6 people costing $35.

Community Pantry

The Community Pantry is covered for insurance and governance by Pindari Life Ltd – a local charity that supports many activities including the King’s Cup coffee van in Gympie, camps, and outdoor activities for young people at risk. We greatly

appreciate their wisdom and organisational skills.

We are distributing around 40 hampers worth between $50 & $60 each fortnight for only $10 to anyone who needs one – a pension or healthcare card is not required. Regular items include fresh fruit, veggies, and pantry staples such as cereal, pasta, and tinned veggies from Foodbank, and also a huge variety of items from Woolworths Cooloola that are end of line or near their best before date.

To order a hamper for yourself or someone who needs a helping hand, contact us by text to 0413 135 867 or hop onto the Rainbow Beach Community Pantry Facebook page and send us a message.

Rainbow Beach Goes to the Movies!

On Saturday 12 August, the Community Pantry will be running the second CoolaFlix night at the Community Centre, featuring ‘Homeward Bound – the Incredible Journey’ originally released in 1993. We will be selling popcorn, hot and cold drinks, lollies and yummy treats. This movie is well-known as one of the best family movies of all time and features the voices of Michael J Fox and Sally Field. Bring your family along for a wonderful evening that will help raise funds so that we can continue to help local families.

Congratulations to Fiona and the Rainbow Beach Community Centre team for heading up this initiative of a monthly movie to enjoy without the expense of travelling into Gympie.

Gabriella from QCWA Country Kitchens showed the Learning Community kids how to make delicious pizza muffins. The kids also visited Goomboorian Gold bee hives. Picking tomatoes at Goomboorian on our recent excursion.


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30 Live Music - One 4 The Road, 7pm, TCB Country Club


1 ‘Old Time’ dance lessons 3-5pm, instructed by Mal & Karen. Info: Julie 0428 824 115

1 Barefoot Bowls, TCB Country Club, 4.30pm $10 adults/$5 kids incl. sausage sizzle. To register: call Ann 0437 529 444

1 Cooloola Dragon Boat Club 20th anniversary celebration, TCB Yacht Club, all members past and present welcome. Contact Elaine: elaine.dimock@bigpond.com

1 Live Music - Diamonds & Rust, 6pm, TCB Country Club

1-2 Gympie Rotary Heritage Makers Fair, Gympie Showgrounds. Proceeds to Little Haven Palliative Care and other charities. Info: quiltandcraft.org or ancientcrafts.org

2-7 NAIDOC Week, 2023 Theme: For Our Elders. Details: naidoc.org.au

4 TCB Golf Club Pro-Am Tournament

7 Live Music - Rocknrollabillys, 7pm, TCB Country Club

8 Inaugural CoolaFlix FREE film night, RB Community Hall. See page 8.

8 Live Music - Just Jen, 6pm, TCB Country Club

9 Parkrun pre-launch trial event, 7am Wes Mitchell Park TCB. More details on page 4. Contact Greg Garner 0488 601 750

11 Arts & Cultural Forum re GRC Draft Arts & Culture Strategy, 5-7pm, Pavilion Conference Centre, 77 Exhibition Rd Southside. More info on page 25. RSVP: gympie.qld.gov.au

14 Planning Scheme Community Workshop with Council, 10am-12pm, CCove Vets Hall. Info/ register: see page 25.

14 Live Music - Code 3 Eleven, 7pm, TCB Country Club

15 TCBCAMS Shed Shop Sale Day, Amity Place TCB. Open to the public, BBQ, bargains galore.

15 Mary River Festival, Kandanga, Mary Valley. maryriverfestival.org.au

15 Kia Ora Hall’s Xmas in July, 2740 Anderleigh Rd Kia Ora, from 11am. $20pp. Call Marie on 0414 831 924 asap to book.

16 Parkrun pre-launch trial event, 7am Wes Mitchell Park TCB. More details on page 4. Contact Greg Garner 0488 601 750.

16 Little Haven Palliative Care Gratitude Walk and Fun Run, Nelson Reserve

18 QCWA AGM, 10am at 18 Whiting St TCB

19 Cooloola Coast Medical Transport ‘Christmas

In July’ fundraiser lunch, CC Bowls Club. CCMT: 5486 2488

21 Live Music - Echo Echo, 7pm, TCB Country Club

22&29 Mosaic classes at TCBCAMS, $100 for the 2 weeks, 9am-1pm, Amity Place TCB. Contact Helen 0428 666 020.

28 Live Music - RlyAir, 7pm, TCB Country Club

29 Parkrun launch, 7am Wes Mitchell Park TCB. More details on page 4. Contact Greg Garner 0488 601 750.

29 Rainbow Beach Trail Festival, start & end at Phil Rogers Park, from 6am: runqld.com.au/rainbow-beach


12 CoolaFlix FREE movie at RB Community Centre, hosted by RB Community Pantry. More details on 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




Many are term time only


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

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


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

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.


the Date:

Friendship Day by TCB


please email
the Date: 20/4/24
Proceeds to Local Ambulance Committee. Start preparing your flowers, plants, photographs now! More details to come in future issues. Quilters
See page 14 and stay tuned for more details.

Say Hi To July Say Hi To July

That ’s a rap for J ne!

Spectac lar t rno t for the fishing comp this ear, impressi e n mber on the scales incl ding a kg red emperor. Unbelie able!

O r fa o rite me of ear, inspec ng all the BIG boats ith all the bells and histles. What on earth do the o ners do for a li ing?

Let ’s mo e on.

This month recommenda ons

Rainbo Beach Helicopters

Winter eather in Rainbo Beach is j st sensa onal! There is no be er me of the ear to j mp in a helicopter and ie Cooloola Coast's nat ral bea t from a bird’s e e ie !

Rainbo Beach Helicopters do a fantas c job, and o ’ll ha e great compan in the sk ith o r air host, Glen. These g s are ine pensi e considering the priceless memories o ’ll make.

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Rainbo Beach Trail Fes al

It ’s an hono r o r to n is labelled one of Q eensland’s most bea f l trail-r nning e ents!

So be s re to get o t and s pport the marathon d ring the Rainbo Beach Trail Fes al star ng th J l

We’ll ha e plent of electrol tes, protein bars and ater stocked at the IGA to keep the r nners read and roaring for the hole da !

A short one this me as e ma be sa ing fare ell to o r belo ed back page for no , it ’s been so m ch f n

ri ng these ar cles, I hope it has bro ght enjo ment for others in the process.

Thank o e er one for the ongoing s pport and shopping local!

We o ld lo e to hear some feedback on hat e’re doing ama ing and hat needs impro ing, as o r feedback helps s create a be er ser ice!

So please rite a re ie on Google or send in a Facebook message or e en speak to one of o r friendl staff

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

Glen and Diana of Rainbo Beach Helicopters.


Some delicio sl energising prod cts that Mitch recommends for this month’s trail r n.

your local store at iga.com.au/stores
Beach Save Time Shop Local Shop locall in air condi oned comfort
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
Beach Road, Rainbo Beach
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pages 30-35

Chappy CHAT

page 29

Painted Honeyeater

page 28

Tin Can Bay P-10 State School

page 27

School Holiday Activities at our Local Libraries

page 26

Council Corner

page 25

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

pages 22-24

A History of Wide Bay Dragons

page 21

Can Bay Country Club Golfing news

page 20

All O-Kaye for Ladies Singles Champ

page 20

National Lamington Day -

page 19


page 19

Fun Days of

page 19

Visitor Guide

pages 15-18

Quilters Plan Friendship Day

page 14

QCWA share Country Kitchens Joy

page 14

DroughtRunners Report

page 13


page 13

TCBCAMS – On Track Again!

page 12

Awards aplenty for Walkers

page 12

RSL dance profits to go to Kids with Cancer Foundation

page 11

Young and Not-As-Young enjoy Old Time Dance

page 11

Rainbow Beach School P&C News

page 10

Volunteer Grants Success!

page 8

Just listed

page 7

to Jenny and Bruno

page 5

Lounge around at Rainbow Markets

page 5

Lace Up for parkrun

page 4

Ditch Plastic in July!

page 4

Gympie Region Studio Trails

page 3
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