- Thursday 08 September 2016
Inaugural writers festival
With the Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival nearly upon us, I can see it is going to be a brilliant event. Wendy and the organising committee have done an amazing job in attracting some of the best national and international creatives. There will be something for everyone and I just can't wait to showcase Coolum to our visitors. I'll see you there on September 9-11.
World Suicide Prevention Day
The breakfast launch of World Suicide Prevention Day at Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club was a special and poignant event. The guest speakers highlighted the prevalence of suicide in today's society. It was so reassuring to hear organisations such as Roses in the Ocean and The Standby Response Service are there for support when it's needed.
A world record
Congratulations to Lachie Smart, who at 18 is officially the youngest person to fly solo around the world. This is an inspiring story for youth of this region and quite probably the nation.
What a great turnout to the solar farm project’s inaugural community barbecue. This informal function gave the community and opportunity to meet with the project managers and staff to discuss the importance of this project to the region and understand the construction process. We are planning to hold more of these gatherings so keep an eye out in my column for the next barbecue.
Meet and greet
I will be at the Coolum Library on September 28 at 1-3pm. Please come along if there are any council projects or local issues you would like to discuss.