Hervey Bay Independent : 25th September 2014
Art to impress sister city In a reciprocated gesture of goodwill and friendship, a delegation from the Fraser Coast are set to offi cially open a garden dedicated to Australian architecture and landscape in the Chinese city of Leshan, with the same pair of scissors used by the Deputy Mayor of Leshan to open the Chinese Gardens in Hervey Bay around a year ago. Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell was presented with the scissors last Friday by Geoff Inglis of the Hervey Bay Woodcrafts Club, who had worked with his fellow club members to construct a special case for the scissors from Camphor Laurel timber. The engraved package is one of two gifts that Cr O’Connell and a delegation of local representatives will take with them on a nine-day business trip to present Fraser Coast’s sister cities Leshan in China and Kasukabe in Japan. Noting that the key to working with Asia was creating networks and relationships, Cr O’Connell said he saw the well-planned trip as an opportunity Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell and Infrastructure and Planning Portfolio Councillor Trevor McDonald accept art work from Roy Jones (far left) and Geoff Inglis (right) of the Hervey Bay Woodcrafts Club which they will present as gifts to the region’s sister cities in Japan and China. to ensure that business, tourism and education ties between the international counterparts were as strong as possible. “Not only is it (the trip) very symbolic and something that is held in high esteem by the Asian countries, but it is also an opportunity for us to partner and to lead a delegation of education, tourism and business investment,” Cr O’Connell said. “Our hope is that out of this very short trip we will be able to get new contacts, (and) new networks to be able to build on investment, to attract new dollars and funding to our area to build on a relationship of education and tourism so we can promote our countries respectively.” Infrastructure and Planning Portfolio Councillor Trevor McDonald also accepted a glass piece from local artists Roy and Teniel Jones which represents key landmarks of the Fraser Coast, including the Maryborough Town Hall, Fraser Island, the Bay’s coastline and a whale. Mr Jones, who has lived in Hervey Bay for three years, spent more than four days crafting the intricate piece of art. It is his fi rst piece of work to be showcased on an international stage. 25% $80 MANICURE AND PEDICURE SPECIAL OFFER 60 minute pedicure $60 30 minute manicure $40 LIMITED NUMBERS BOOK TODAY FULL SET OF PRESCRIPTION NAILS $50SAVE $15 Hervey Bay Natural Beauty Phone 4125 3363 Shop 12, 564 Charlton Esplanade, Pier Village, Urangan firstname.lastname@example.org Hervey Bay Independent, September 25, 2014 / 31 THIS WEEK OFF GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today!
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