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In this Issue: * introduction * free community event * social butterfly competition * try sailing day for women * local markets *Â travel associates NQ * share your story * shop the marketplace * upcoming events in nq * townsville women community

NEWSLETTER | 10.08.2018

Hello! Welcome to the new look newsletter! I've been creating and sending out these newsletters now for over 3 years and during that time I've had various feedback. One that has always stuck in my mind is "Needs a funkier layout"... yep, I know! Some weeks it was even making me yawn! Then today my partner asked me the question "Why don't you create it in the same format you publish the magazine?" Light.Bulb.Moment... So let's give this a go! If we all like it, it will stay. If we don't, then back to the original format we will go! No harm done right? It's still the same great content you've come to expect, plus even more! Til next week, Bec xox

Who are we? Townsville Women was founded by Bec Townsend - an unknown with zero experience but oodles of passion. After going on Maternity Leave and realising she didn't have a support network, she set about creating one! That was in 2015. Now here we are over 3 years later and Bec continues to share her passion, and now her network, with thousands of followers every week! There are regular social networking events that nurture and create new friendships between women who otherwise may be feeling isolated or unable to meet new people easily. Recently the Townsville Women behind-the-scenes team of one (Bec) grew to two, with Tracey Bannerman coming on to help manage our Social Media presence. | |

WIN! Prize Draw for Social Butterfly VIP Members! WIN a $20 Gift Voucher for one of the following: Groceries Cinema Coffee To enter: *You must be a current Social Butterfly VIP *Email m and tell me the voucher you'd prefer to win Sponsored by UnitingCare Queensland’s Outback Child and Family Services portfolio, the Bringing Families Closer conference is a free event for parents living in rural and remote Queensland to come together and to participate in free training sessions that will support your role as a parent. Parents will be able to attend several workshops put on by Pathways to Resilience, Speech & Language Development Australia, Kidzaid Australia, Insafe hands, Nature Play QLD and The Nurtured Heart Approach Families are welcome to attend both days or you can choose to attend either the Thursday or the Friday sessions. There is no cost to attend, however you will need to secure a ticket

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Winner drawn on 15th August 2018, 5pm.

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This is a fun afternoon aimed at women and girls who would like to have a go at sailing. If you have never sailed before, or if it has been a while since you were out on the water then this bite-sized taster session is perfect for you. At a cost of only $30, this is a great opportunity to try sailing before you commit to a full course. The session will give you a good introduction to the basics of sailing, allowing plenty of time on the water. All safety equipment is provided, and the session is run by Australia Sailing accredited instructors. Afterwards, relax in our clubhouse overlooking the Strand to enjoy a complimentary drink and some nibbles.

Markets Saturday 11th Conroy Hall Markets Macilwraith St, Ingham Bluewater Twilight Markets Forestry Road, Bluewater Sunday 12th Renegade Handmade Marian School, Currajong Sunday on Flinders (Cotters) Flinders Street, Townsville City Willows Markets Willows Shopping Centre, Kirwan Castle Hill PCYC Markets Hugh Street, West End

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TRAVEL BUSINESS REBRAND NOT A DIFFICULT DECISION Debbie Rains, owner of Escape Travel for the Townsville, Rockhampton and Mackay regions has recently announced the decision to rebrand to Travel Associates effective July 16. The change will see the local business change from well know travel brand Escape Travel to a more premium look and service but without the premium price tag. “We are so excited to become a part of the Travel Associates brand. Never before have we been able to offer NQ such incredible new travel opportunities.” says Debbie. “We’ll now have access to never before seen products available for a wide range of experiences and destinations. Travel from NQ will never be the same again!” Debbie Rains has been owner/ operator for Escape Travel within Townsville, Rockhampton and Mackay for over 30 years. Her stores employ over 35 locals, and are well known for their exceptional service and price. As part of the launch, Debbie and her team are celebrating with a range of exclusive offers as well as a chance to *win a major holiday with Viking Ocean Cruises!

When deciding to rebrand, Debbie only had one key thing in mind…

All you have to do is book your next holiday with Travel Associates between 16th July and 31st August and you will go into the draw to win:

“The most important thing to me with the rebrand was that we would be able to remain price competitive for our clients while still providing a premium product and service. I am excited that we (with Travel Associates) have definitely achieved that – We wouldn’t have made the change otherwise!”

• A cabin onboard the Viking Orion Far East Discovery Cruise from Beijing to Hong Kong, departing 21 October 2018* • Flights for two people from your nearest capital city to Beijing and return from Hong Kong*

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Travel Associates NQ Townsville | Mackay | Rockhampton

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Collect your entry form at Travel Associates Townsville, Castletown, Willows, Rockhampton or Mackay (formerly Escape Travel). *Terms and Conditions apply. For more information visit

Share your story! Townsville Women is currently seeking nonpromotional material for our newsletters and online magazine, TW. *Short Stories & Poetry *Interviews & Community Group Profiles *Book/Movie/TV Reviews from real people *Real-Life Stories *Photography - weddings, pets, kids, places *Travel & Location Articles/Blogs Advertising space is also available starting from only $29.95! Enquire now:

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Upcoming Events for Townsville & Surrounding Areas 10-12 AUG

Craft Alive Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

3 days of learning, creating, shopping, and inspiration!

12 AUG

Steps to the Summit JCU Walking Track

Fundraising event for new school, Enkindle Village School.

12 MTTCMA Country Music Fun Day St Joseph's Catholic School - Mundingburra AUG

Relax and enjoy an afternoon of country music

12 AUG

Cardwell Jetty Markets Cardwell Foreshore

Raising Money for Daffodil Day. Variety of Stalls & Food

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Find more events on our website!

14 AUG

Intro to Alcohol Ink The Craft Collective

Join local artist Jennifer Hyatt to learn about this art!

15 AUG

The Hillbilly Goats Big 4 Rollingstone

Popular musical act will be rocking Rollingstone

16 AUG

Lego in the Library CityLibraries Thuringowa

After school activity for kids who love lego

17-19 AUG

Cultural Festival JCU

HUGE festival to celebrate our multicultural society

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Townsville Women Newsletter 10.08.2018  

Welcome to the new look newsletter - or as should now call it, a MINI MAG! :) Get involved in upcoming issues and submit your events and c...

Townsville Women Newsletter 10.08.2018  

Welcome to the new look newsletter - or as should now call it, a MINI MAG! :) Get involved in upcoming issues and submit your events and c...