Giving disability a voice by not speaking.
Could you not speak for a whole day? Do you know a chatterbox who couldn’t keep quiet?
To raise awareness of the challenges faced every day by people with a disability and their families, Silent Supporters across Australia are proving that actions speak louder than words by accepting the Chatterbox Challenge.
Every day people with a disability deal with the challenges of living life without the things that most of us take for granted: sight, hearing, mobility, learning ability, and often, community acceptance.
The Challenge will run from 9-15 September 2012 coinciding with Disability Action Week in Queensland. Each Silent Supporter will pick one day that week and commit to try and remain absolutely silent for the whole work or school day.
Who am I helping?
Your donation will help the thousands of people with a disability and their families who are supported by the Chatterbox Charities: Centacare, Cerebral Palsy League, Endeavour Foundation, Uniting Care Community, Life Without Barriers, Multicap and the Spinal Injuries Association.
For more information visit www.chatterboxchallenge.com.au
August is the month for wildflowers and the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival runs from 26th August to 2nd September. This the the sixth year that the Currimundi Catchment Care Group has lead wildflower tours of the Currimundi catchment and, this year, the group has the first walk on the program.
The Creekside Walk follows the pathway along Currimundi Lake and Currimundi Creek so there are plenty of beautiful water views along the way. The tour passes through a changing flora pattern from cooler segments of hop bush, ferns and yellow bush peas into warmer open areas of tall eucalyptus trees. It then passes through a grove of casuarinas and grass trees and finally emerges in a beautiful area of white wildflowers - wedding bush and beaded heath. The pathway is wheelchair friendly and we finish the leisurely 90 minute walk back at the park .
The guide for the Currimundi Catchment Care Group is Phil Rolton, a local resident and former Nursery Manager of the Caloundra Council Nursery. His local knowledge of plants and their uses makes this tour a very interesting one. Bookings are essential
Walk: Creekside Wildflower Walk
Date: Sunday 26th August 9.30am to 11am
Meet: Lilac Park at corner of Creekside Boulevard and Lomandra Drive, Currimundi
Bookings: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Phil 0410 033 002
The Premier of Queensland, The Hon Campbell Newman, is asking for nominations for the Australian of the Year awards.
There are many people in our community who are deserving of recognition.
I would be delighted if you are able to present one of your members or someone you know well in our community, who would be suitable for me to nominate for any one of the following awards.
Queensland Australian of the Year.
You can nominate someone by emailing email@example.com or phone (07) 3405 5215. Please note that nominations close on 31 August, 2012.
For further information you can visit www.australianoftheyear.org.au or contact my electorate office.
I thank you for your consideration.
THE HON JARROD BLEIJIE MP
MEMBER FOR KAWANA
ATTORNEY-GENERAL& MINISTER FOR JUSTICE
P: 07 5478 1189
F: 07 5478 1815
PO Box 1200 Buddina Qld 4575
Let us know if you have a community event coming up as we would be delighted to post the details here. Send the information to our office by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lavally Lodge Monster Bookfest is on at the Caloundra Arts and Crafts Centre, North Street, Caloundra (opposite the Rydges Oasis Resort).
Books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles are flowing in so come along for great bargains. Remember to bring cash and bags! Donations are still welcome. Phone Don Rolls on 5491 2011 or Mary Crase on 5496 403.
Lavally Lodge is an initiative of the Caloundra Catholic Parish. The Lodge is situated at 59 Bowen Road, Glasshouse Mountains. It provides accommodation and 24 hour support to 10 people with an intellectual disability. There is also one room available for respite care. The residents range in age from thirty-two to fifty-nine. Our residents require support and encouragement for them to live a satisfying and rewarding life in their spiritual, physical and emotional pursuits.
Sunshine Coast Heritage Showcase will be fantastic opportunity to learn and share all things Heritage....from 'how much is that worth' with Antique valuation from Bill Hinds, to a Heritage fashion parade, complete with clothes washing day demonstration from Kenilworth Museum, and a display of old sewing machines from Noosa Museum. The Museum will have all its current collections on display inside.There will be guided tours of the museum throughout the day.
The FREE event has good old-fashioned entertainment, from country music, ukulele demos, to the blues, Family history, vintage cars and children's activities including have ago at playing with clay. You can get a contemporary Heritage Sepia photograph from the Sunshine Coast University students who are presenting “a snapshot in time”.
The 5th Regiment Lighthorse Troop will remind us of a time in history. And don’t miss the Damper tasting and online genealogy.
The Sunshine Coast Heritage Showcase will be a fantastic way to find out what Heritage based groups are on the Sunshine Coast, that you can get involved with. Come along and enjoy the day and learn about how things use to be.
Date: Sunday May 20th, 9.00am - 3.30pm.
Venue: Noosa Museum and Cooroora Ck Park, Pomona
more info contact: Mia Hacker 0437721966 or email@example.com
The Cancer Council’s Relay for Life is coming back to Kawana again, for the annual charity fundraising and awareness event.
Local cancer survivors, their carers and anyone who wants to support the fundraising event, are invited to attend the Kawana Relay for Life on the weekend of May 12 and 13 at Stockland Park.
Relay For Life is an international event, involving teams of 10 to 15 people walking around a track overnight for 18 hours, to celebrate cancer survival and fundraise to fight back against cancer.
A Survivor’s Walk is held as the opening lap of Relay For Life and is an opportunity for the community to honour the strength and bravery of all cancer survivors and their carers.
All funds raised from Relay For Life are invested in Cancer Council Queensland’s research, patient support services and education programs.
The organisers are also seeking assistance with business donations for equipment that is required to successfully facilitate the event. This includes:
If you are able to assist with any of these items, please phone my office on 5478 1189. This would help to reduce the costs of staging the event.
My team – the mad hatters are participating in the Relay again and walking the track throughout the night, so come along enjoy the fun and help raise some money for the Cancer Council.
For more information on the Kawana Relay For Life or to register a team, call Kawana Relay For Life Coordinator, Sara Morley on (07) 5451 6003 or visit www.relayforlife.org.au
So whether you want to just listen to the toe-tapping sound of the big band (40 members) or dance the night away, why not organise a party of up to 12 people and book a table for just $120 - that's either 12 people @ $10 or 10 people @ $12.
As the engine-room of our economy, Australian businesses deserve to be recognised. Since 1992, the Telstra Australian Business Awards has been doing just that.
Prestigious and coveted, the Awards program celebrates the country’s entrepreneurs and innovators. It offers a unique chance for small to medium businesses to be recognised for their hard work, commitment and of course, success.
The Awards operate in every state and territory and are open to all Australian small and medium businesses to enter, offering five Award categories.
Entries open Monday 6 February 2012 and close midnight Monday 2 April 2012.
For more information or to nominate a local business for an award, click the link below:
The Queensland Training Awards are Queensland's largest training awards program. In 2012 the awards will be celebrating their 51st year of recognising and rewarding Queensland individuals and organisations who strive for best practice and innovation in training.
Nominations close on 23 March 2012
For further information you can visit - www.qta.qld.gov.au