- Friday 28 November 2014
This year’s Remembrance Day was quite a different experience for me personally. Firstly, I visited the Coolum Library to view the amazing collection of handmade poppies. These will be sent to Federation Square in Melbourne next year for Anzac Centenary commemorations. The aim was to collect 5000 poppies from around Australia – and Coolum Library already has over 1000 alone.
Secondly, while attending the Coolum Peregian RSL ceremony I was given the dubious, and unexpected, honour of leading the National Anthem – without music. My apologies to those who were expecting a better talent!
$2 transport service
Are you 60-and-over, have a disability or mobility impairment? You may now be able to access Sunshine Coast Council’s Council Link transport service through ComLink. The service, funded through the Transport Levy, collects eligible residents from their home and drives them to their local shopping centre and return for $2 each way. To arrange the service, phone 5390 1288 by noon the day before your planned trip. For the schedule and suburbs, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for “council link”.
I have noted some residents’ concerns about the future of Coolum Community Centre. Council’s intention is for the centre to remain in its current location until a new one in the nearby vicinity is found. We recognise that the community has close ties with this current building and all of the outstanding services it allows for.
I was pleased to attend the announcement the Coolum Beach Bowls Club will host the inaugural National Indigenous Championships in April 2015. This will be a great tournament, attracting more than 80 of the best indigenous bowlers in Australia. I think this event will put our bowls club well and truly on the map.
Christmas in the Park
This year’s Christmas Carols in the Park is going to be bigger and better than ever, with additional financial support from Council. This is one event that is not to be missed. I will see you at Tickle Park on December 13 for a 7pm start.
‘Meet and greet’
My last Coolum ‘meet and greet’ for this year is on December 10.