Hervey Bay Independent : 27th November 2014
Celebrating all abilities The second annual Day in the Bay will be bigger and better this year, with organisers building on last years event to present the public with a first class celebration for International Day of People with Disability. The Seafront All Abilities Park, on the Esplanade at Pialba, will come alive on Wednesday, December 3, for a fun-filled day jointly hosted by Fraser Coast disability organisations, including the Endeavour Foundation. Endeavour Foundation Support and Operations manager, Steven 1 , Reid, encourages the Fraser Coast community to join in, with plenty of activities including a silent morning tea, a sausage sizzle, live jazz band, sporting games, displays, face painting, kite making and coloured sand art. Local community radio station, Fraser Coast FM 107.5, will also be broadcasting from the event. Day in the Bay aims to bring the community together to showcase the ability of people with a disability who live, work and play in our community,'Mr Reid said. There is a range of free "- 42 / Hervey Bay Independent, November 27, 2014 activities on offer for everyone, from young people to the young- at-heart, to enjoy. We would love to see as many locals as possible join us in celebrating the talented people with a disability living in the Fraser Coast community." Day in the Bay will take place on December 3, from 9.3 0am -1.3 0 pm at the Seafront All Abilities Park. This is a combined effort of disability organisations; Endeavour Foundation, Community Solutions, Community Access Association, Suncare and Cerebral Palsy League. Endeavour Foundation's Steven Reid, Rebecca Riley and James Osborn-Johnson with GeoffLuxton and Paul Davies from FM107.5. - t . , J. ., l 4 ww.ourfrasercoast.f(om.au/dinos r ,..... , \ NEWS BRIEFS Justice Minister visits Bay The impacts and causes of crime in the community were discussed with Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan when he visited Hervey Bay on Wednesday, November 19. A community crime forum facilitated discussion between N eighbourhood Watch groups, local police, businesses, schools, State and Local Government representatives and residents. Mr Keenan said the Coalition Government had established a $50 million Safer Streets Program to provide grants to help local communities implement strategies to address crime and anti- social behaviour. During his visit, Mr Keenan also met with representatives from the Fraser Coast District Law Association and Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce, at the community crime forum arranged by Federal Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt. The forums aim was to give the government a better idea of what was working and what wasnt in the fi ght against crime. Young adult's retro hangout Little Miss Cupcake in Main Street, Pialba, has expanded with a commercial kitchen to offer a variety of foods including chocolate fondues, high tea desserts with a twist, crepes, waffles and a selection of healthy meals. The cute cafe will stay open on Friday nights, starting this week, to offer young adults and late teens a safe place to hang out. Like the milk bars of old, young people can meet with friends to enjoy a coffee or milkshake and dessert. Little Miss Cupcake staff hope to make this one of the fun places to hang out on a Friday night. With $1 from each mini cupcake sold going towards purchasing bicycles for church ministers in India and all their loose change and tips put towards building a new orphanage, the store has already donated $1000, which pays for 10 bicycles. Movember morning tea The Hervey Bay Orchid House will host a morning tea to support the Movember Foundation on Friday, November 28, 10am- 11.30am. Councils Open Space and Environment Team has been hard at work -carefully sculpting and manicuring their facial hair for the cause including horticulturalist Darryl Coombes. Some of the guys are very lucky and can grow a fantastic mo,'he said. Some -like me -are not so lucky and have really struggled. But its for a very good cause and were all happy to be a part of it." Movember encourages men worldwide to grow a mo and raise money for research into treatments for prostate and testicular cancer and mens health. Darryl is encouraging all Fraser Coast residents to come and enjoy a cup of tea and cake in the beautiful Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Entry is just $5 and includes morning tea. Bookings are not required. A number of lucky door prizes will also be given away on the day. For more information phone Darryl on 0448 001 759.
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