Cr OPray - Kids Teaching Kids
  • Friday 29 August 2014

Kids in Action
Council is hosting the Kids in Action conference again this year, as part of 2014 Target Kids Teaching Kids Week. The local program is an amazing opportunity for students and teachers to share with each other how to protect and enhance the Sunshine Coast environment. Good luck to the group from Pacific Paradise State School who will present to other students about the damage caused by plastic bags and eco-friendly alternatives.
Funding for community groups
Last week council announced 70 not-for-profit community organisations will be granted $572,794 to help meet their operational expenses this financial year. The Community Partnership Funding Program helps community groups to deliver key services and facilities to the Sunshine Coast community. Congratulations to the North Shore Community Centre on their funding.
Community groups across the Coast will also benefit from the Environment Levy Partnerships Program – 24 groups, including the fantastic Coolum and North Shore Coast Care group, have shared in over half a million dollars.
Help reach 5000 poppies
Next year marks 100 years since Australian troops landed at Gallipoli and as part of the commemorations, council is inviting you to contribute to the 5000 Poppy Project. Head to Coolum Library on Thursday September 18 and learn how to make a crocheted poppy as a tribute of respect and remembrance. The poppies will be displayed at Sunshine Coast libraries on Remembrance Day this year and then sent to Melbourne for the 2015 Anzac Day celebrations to form part of the 5000 Poppy Project.
Small Business Week
Council is hosting a range of free and low-cost events as part of 2014 Queensland Small Business Week on September 1-6. Visit council’s website for details and to register.

First appeared in Coolum North Shore News on August 29