Hervey Bay Independent : 8th January 2015
NEWSBRIEFS Australia Day awards Nominations for the Fraser Coast Australia Day awards will remain open until close of business on January 15, 2015. Completed nominations can be posted in hard copy to Council at PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay 4655, or sent via email to email@example.com. Mayor Gerard O’Connell said the awards had been expanded this year to include the Community Group of the Year to recognise the hard work of community groups across the Fraser Coast. “It recognises the signifi cant contribution community groups and service clubs make to the Fraser Coast in arranging events, providing companionship, raising funds and volunteering,” he said. The awards are separated into the following categories; Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizen of the Year, Senior Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Senior Cultural Award, Junior Cultural Award, Community Event and Community Group Awards. Successful candidates will be presented with their awards at Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2015 from 10.30am at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough. Violet Sky Ball cancelled The Violet Sky Charity Ball, which was planned for January 9 at the Hervey Bay Boat Club, has been cancelled due to low ticket sales. “Unfortunately, despite our greatest efforts, and spending the whole year working towards making the event a success, we did not meet minimum ticket sales by the cut off date,” event organisers Coralee Bayliss and Annalise Otto said in a statement to the media. “Although we are saddened by this turn in events, we are looking at becoming a charity event organisation, that holds fundraising events for charities close to our hearts and seeing this as a new opportunity.” Any raffl e prizes that were donated will be raffl ed off, and the money raised from raffl ing will be donated to the two charities involved. Keeping the kids occupied Fraser Coast Libraries are encouraging families and their little ones to visit their local library in the coming weeks to participate in fun activities and workshops being run by staff and volunteers. Councillor George Seymour said the summer holidays were a great time to introduce children to libraries. “These activities are educational and a lot of fun,” he said, adding that children of all ages should be signed up for a library membership. “A love of reading is a great start in life; it opens up a world of opportunities.” Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads, Maryborough, Howard and Tiaro libraries will each host a range of activities designed to engage young children. Some of these have a distinct dinosaur theme to compliment the popular Explorea-Saurus exhibition currently hosted by Maryborough City Hall. Hervey Bay Library will host three workshops in the coming weeks; • Clay Modelling (ages 5+) will run from 10 -11am on Thursday, January 8. • Great Fossil Find (ages 7+), where kids can become junior palaeontologists for a History through the eyes of our elders The Hervey Bay Library is preserving the city’s rich history for future generations through a unique oral history project co-ordinated by Councillor George Seymour. In a relaxed setting, eager students interview seniors about their memories of living in the beautiful surrounds of the Bay. The conversations are fi lmed and will eventually be held in the local history section of the library. In the fi rst of many conversations to be recorded for posterity, 14-year-old Denya Hopkins interviewed Butchulla elder Auntie Marie Wilkinson. Cr Seymour said the interviews were a great way for young people to learn more about the city’s history, while preserving it for future historians. “We are recording a lot of very interesting fi rst hand reminiscences that might not otherwise be documented,” he said. Denya Hopkins interviews Butchulla elder Auntie Marie. “Hopefully these conversations will lead to a broader conversation about where we have come from and where we are going. Hervey Bay has a really unique and Fraser Coast Anglican College Congratulations Year 12 Class of 2014 ONE STOP SHOP FOR CONVENIENCE! YOUR With a Woolworths Supermarket, fresh food, retail, services and all your shopping needs under one roof, come and see why Urangan Central offers convenience right at your doorstep. Cnr Boat Harbour Drive & Elizabeth St, Urangan Ph: Freecall (1800) 006 286 (Ample under cover parking) Web: www.thatsconvenient.com.au 22 / Hervey Bay Independent, January 8, 2014 Fraser Coast Anglican College Phone 4124 5411 Enriching Body, Mind and Spirit www.fcac.qld.edu.au The FCAC community, staff, fellow students, parents and friends congratulate the Class of 2014 on their many achievements and contributions throughout their years of schooling. We wish the class of 2014 all the very best for a wonderful future. Those achieving OPs of 1 - 5 are: Brody Mewett, Ellaura Kupke, Joshua Tanious, Imogen Bone, Braydon Poacher, Peter Thomas, Felix Clauss, Andrew Omowaire, Hayden Carson, Alec Meszaros, Olivia Robbins, Ellouise Ashford, Karleigh Judge and Liam Brown. interesting history.” Anyone wishing to participate, either as an interviewer or interviewee, should phone Cr Seymour on 0448 183 372. day, will run from 10-11am on Tuesday, January 13. • Star Book (ages 8+), where kids use scrapbooking techniques and stitching to make a photo album, journal or display book, will run from 10-11.30am on Thursday, January 15. Bookings are essential and should be made in person to the appropriate library. All activities have a booking fee of $2.70 per child, which must be paid at time of booking. ᎉĜĈNEWSBRIEFS Australia Day awards Nominations for the Fraser Coast Australia Day awards will remain open until close of business on January 15, 2015. Completed nominations can be posted in hard copy to Council at PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay 4655, or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org nto the following categories; Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizen of the Year, Senior Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Senior Cultural Award, Junior Cultural Award, Co GET YOUR FULL DIGITAL EDITION Download the App today!
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