Our 2014 Event Calendar incorporates events & happenings in Caloundra & across the Sunshine Coast including sporting events, festivals, exhibitions, expos, music, theatre, the arts & more. While all care is taken to ensure event information is as accurate as possible, no guarantees can be given. If in doubt, we advise you to make your own enquiries by contacting the event organisers direct.
Wed 1 to Fri 3 Oct Flipside Circus CircUS Lake Kawana Centre 10am & 1pm shows All tickets $18 Fresh-faced, fit and fearless. The young performers from Flipside Circus are ready to bring the wow-factor these September school holidays when their jaw-dropping new show CircUS flies in to the Lake Kawana Community Centre.
Featuring acrobats aged just 8-17years, CircUS stars some of Brisbane’s most thrilling youth circus talents, showcasing tricks, flips and aerial work that will amaze audiences of all ages.
CircUS explores the corner stone of the circus code - support -€? explains Director Natano. Using the physicality of both traditional and contemporary circus methods, Flipside challenges the boundaries of a typical circus show and plays with the concept of support. CircUS is about US - the young people in circus. More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Thu 2 Oct Operatif presents... A Dream of Vienna Nambour Civic Centre 11am From The Blue Danube Waltz to The Merry Widow, the timeless songs and melodies of Johann Strass, Franz Lehar, Enrich Kalman and other great composers are brought to life in this celebration of the music of Old Vienna.
The sparkling concert features OPERATIF! founders, soprano Jennifer Parish and baritone Stewart Cameron together with brilliant violinist Spiros Rantos and pianist Brachi Tilles. Great songs from operetta including Vilia, The Merry Widow Waltz, Vienna City of My Dreams, You Are My Hearts Delight and One Day When We Were Young will be presented beside the thrilling Czardas by Monti, Hungarian Gyspy Dances and nostalgic Waltzes. OPERATIF! celebrates 20 years of performances this year and Nambour Civic Centre is delighted to be presenting this renowned company in their special Anniversary Year.
Join OPERATIF! for a wonderful morning of truly memorable songs and music.
Tickets: Adult $25 / Pension $22 / Student & Child $12 / Group 10+ $20 / SCvip Members $22 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or call 5475 7777 to book
Fri 3, Sat 4 at 8pm + Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct at 8pm BATS Theatre presents A Night at Little Grimley A Family Friendly Comedy Matinees: Sun 5 Oct at 2pm + Sat 11 Oct at 2pm Buderim Memorial Hall Main St Buderim Tickets: Adults $20 More info: www.livetheatre.com.auor Ph: 5445 2515
Labour Day Long Weekend - Public Holiday Mon 6 Oct 2014
Don’t Miss This! Fri 3 to Mon 6 Oct Caloundra Music Festival 2014 Click the poster for all the details >>
Also on Caloundra Music Festival Weekend - Visit the Sunshine Coast Record Fair!
Sat 4 Oct Sunshine Coast Record Fair CCSA Hall Nutley St Caloundra Earlybird entry from 8.15am only $5 9am to 3pm (gold coin entry donated to charity
The fourth Record Fair is on and it's going to be bigger and better. This time at the CCSA HALL in Caloundra on the same weekend as the Caloundra Music Festival. There will be over 10,000 records, CD's and music related rare collectables and bargains from all eras and genres. BEATLES, ELVIS, METALLICA, PEARL JAM, NIRVANA, ABBA, STONES... if you can't find it here, you haven't looked hard enough, or you got in too late.... EARLY BIRD ENTRY from 8:15am for a fiver and general admission from 9am through 3pm for a gold coin donation to charity. There will be a swag of great stall holders so start saving your pennies. you don't want to miss out!
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Oct Open Gardens Australia 2014 Bali Hai 32 Stoney Wharf Rd, Bli Bli 10am to 4.30pm Entry: $10 This terraced garden on the banks of the Maroochy River has a distinct rainforest feel. Balinese statues, spirit houses and shingled Bali pavilions nestle among established trees, lush foliage and ponds. Beautiful hedge of 'Little Gem' magnolias; stands of ghost and black bamboo; exotic fruit trees. www.opengarden.org.au
Sat 4 Oct Make an Offer Sale Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Tanawha 9am to 1pm Plenty of Amazing Bargains to be had - left over from Massive Garage Sale last Sunday!
Sat 4 Oct The Ten Sopranos The Events Centre Caloundra 7.30pm Possibly the most powerful all-female group in Australia; They are 90 percent flawless and 100 percent awesome. With meticulous detail spent on every note sung and more than 250 concerts in over 80 theatres The Ten Sopranos is an event once seen, never forgotten.
I’ve managed performing arts facilities for over 14 years and this concert truly rates as one of the finest. Their brilliant song collection, harmony, voice projection and participation with our audience, deserved the standing ovation. WOW!€? ROSS LE CLERC, Venue Manager Wyndham Cultural Centre
The Ten Sopranos are The Real Deal...GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE
The finest show ever to come to Port Macquarie - THE PICTORIAL
If you only see one show this year, this has to be it. - THE ADVERTISER
A Vocal Revolution - GIANT MUSIC GROUP
The Ten Sopranos debut CD and DVD release included Oh Danny Boy which reached #3 in the US, #5 in the UK and #1 on Australian Classical ITunes charts. Musical highlights include Broadway and Neapolitan Medleys, Tributes to Peter Allen and John Denver, Nessun Dorma, Summertime, The Prayer, Amigos Parra Siempre, La Donne Mobile and much, much more! Tickets: Full Price: $54.00 | Concession: $49.90 | Group 10+: $49.00 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Sat 4 Oct ABBALIVE Nambour RSL Matthew St Nambour 9pm FREE SHOW ABBALIVE is the most perfect reproduction of ABBA you will ever see and hear! Other ABBA shows may come and go, but ABBALIVE have stood the test of time and is still Australia’s number 1 ABBA production! www.nambourrsl.com.au
Sun 5 Oct Eudlo Muso’s Open Mic Eudlo Hall Rosebud St Eudlo 1pm to 4pm Eudlo Public Hall and Recreation Grounds Management Committee (MC) are committed to bringing community events to Eudlo locals for their enjoyment and participation.
The Eudlo Musos 'open mic' event is a new initiative from the MC that will take place on every first Sunday of the month from 1-4pm.
This event is coordinated by Michael Whitiker from the Glasshouse Musicians and all potential participants can book their space in advance by emailing Michael.
Last P.S.A. for 2014 Sun 5 Oct Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert CCSA Hall Nutley St Caloundra 2pm October 5th is the last Pleasant Sunday Afternoon (PSA) concert for the year, and also the last one for Bev and Aart. It promises to be a good one with Instrumentalists (Leith and Jarvis Miller boys on violin and cello), Neil Booth on the grand piano and Ken Kelly on keyboard), Singers (Dani Heraud, Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten), a Singing group without Instrumentalists (the Cadenza group singing “a cappella” style), a Singer accompanying himself on guitar (namely Alan Winter), a couple of quartets (one “Barbershop” variety and another singing about “Christmas shopping Blues”), and duets by Bev and Aart. Back by popular demand are another couple of young dancers from En Pointe Dance group, and a unique reciter (namely Marilyn Davies). Familiar, popular songs will be sung eg Lullaby of Broadway, Moonriver, It Might As Well Be Spring and By The Light Of the Silv'ry Moon
These afternoons are always a lot of fun, and wonderful entertainment for $9 (payable at the door), and this includes afternoon tea. Friends and Members of the Caloundra Chorale only pay $5.
So, as usual, there will be an excellent group of local artists sharing their talents and personalities with their community. The PSA concert will resume in 2015, starting in May and again finishing in October
Wed 8 Oct to Wed 10 Dec 2014 Little Seed Theatre Company Term 4 Pantomime Development Classes 3.30pm to 5.30pm Nambour Civic Centre In Term Four, Little Seed Theatre Company will be offering acting classes at Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm - 5.30pm. These classes will work towards a Pantomime to play at the Nambour Civic in January 2015.
Pantomime shows at the Nambour Civic Centre on Saturday the 17th January 2015. Join us for an amazing theatre experience. Tickets: $200 for the 10 week term Early Bird $180 (Early Bird price available until 1st October) More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or call 5475 7777 to book
Fri 10 Oct Nights on Ocean Ocean St Maroochydore 5pm to 9pm
Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct at 7.30pm + Fri 17 & Sat 18 Oct at 7.30pm Matinees: Sun 12 Oct + Sat 18 & Sun 19 Oct at 2pm Ten by Ten One Act Plays Lind Lane Theatre Mitchell St Nambour To celebrate The LIND's 10th birthday year in residence at 16 Mitchell St Nambour.
We have arranged for 10 Directors who have directed plays at The LIND over the last 10 years to each showcase a 10 minute play and to reward our patrons we have decided that all tickets are only $10 each.
That is 100 minutes of entertainment packed with a variety of plays from musical, comedy, drama, and who knows what else may eventuate. Don't miss this funfilled event.
Sat 11 Oct Caloundra & District Model Railway Association Model Train Sale & Display Day 2014 Caloundra Arts Centre North St Caloundra 9am to 2pm FREE ENTRY The Caloundra & Distrcit Model Railway Association will host its display this Saturday. Display will be train layouts complete with buildings and scenery. It will bring back some childhood memories to many visitors. On display will be the Display Locos from the Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society (Nambour). Also on show will be a Thomas Train set-up and a Lego Display.
An assortment of preloved railway rolling stock, engines, track, buildings and electrics will be on sale. This exhibition has been staged over many years and attracts a wide range of visitors from enthusiasts to beginners as well as families Peek through miniature buildings, admire the scenery & lifelife layouts. Club members will be on hand to answer any questions & offer advice. More info: Ph: 5499 6572
Sat 11 to Sun 19 Oct Sculptured Garden Exhibition 2014 Theme: Spirit of the Tree Buderim Craft Cottage Main St Buderim 9am to 4pm daily Free Entry Be treated to an eye-popping display of unique sculptural works, all designed, made and kiln-fired on the Sunshine Coast.
The exhibition will include a special selection of works on the theme Spirit of the Tree€?. These works salute the trees of Buderim, making it a place noted for its beauty, serenity and shade, and sustaining its creatures large and small. More info call Jan on 5445 2343 www.buderimcraftcottage.com.au
Sat 11 Oct Nambour Gemfest 2014 presented by the Nambour Lapidary Club Nambour Showgrounds 8am to 4pm Entry: $4 - Kids under 12 are free. Ample parking Be dazzled by wonderful collections of opals, precious & semi-precious gems, sapphires, amethyst, topaz & much more. There is also a huge variety of rocks & slices for sale, waiting to be polished. Demonstrations on faceting, cutting & polishing stones are always fascinating & there’s also lapidary equipment & beautiful jewellery on show & for sale. If you are interested in gems & stones, Gemfest is the ideal place for businesses, collectors & fans to meet, exhibit, sell swap, barter & generally admire all that shines & glitters. More info: Ph: Harry or Yvonne on 0402 585 190
Register Now! Don’t Miss out... The Swisse Color Run 2014 Sunshine Coast at Kawana Sun 12 Oct 2014 The Swisse Color Run - Sunshine Coast 5km Stockland Park Kawana Starting Line - 9am The 2nd Annual Swisse Color Run 5k is going down at Stockland Park, The Sunshine Coast, on Sunday 12 October, 2014! The only question is Are you ready for the craziest, colourful, 5k of your life?€? You bet you are. Race it solo or form a Colour Team€? of 4+ members. Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line at 9.00am.
The Color Run event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colour crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 5 kilometers of The Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve travelled in a VERY long time. (If you have more questions about how it all works, check out the website below)
Packet Pick Up will be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of October at Stockland Park. Rule #1: All participants are welcome - fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young. Rule #2: White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll! Rule #3: Get completely covered in crazy coloured goodness at the finish festival. www.thecolorrun.com
Sun 12 Oct Peregian Originals Peregian Beach Park
Sun 12 Oct Queensland Pops Orchestra Best of British The Events Centre Caloundra 2pm show Join us on our musical journey around the British Isles with all your favourites as well as a few surprises. Led by conductor Patrick Pickett in a fantastic celebration of the music. Tickets: Full Price: $69.00 | Concession: $65.00 | Child: $30.00 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Sun 12 Oct at 6.30pm + Mon 13 Oct at 10am A National Theatre London broadcast. Drama MEDEA by Euripides in a new version by Ben Power Starring Helen McCrory | Directed by Carrie Cracknell Showing at Noosa Arts Theatre Webya Rd Noosaville
Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.
It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp. Tickets: Adults: $25 | Conc. $20 | Child U17 More info: www.livetheatre.com.auor Ph: 5449 9343 Tues to Fri 9am to 2pm
Wed 15 Oct Rhonda Burchmore Up Close & Personal The Events Centre Caloundra 11am show Tickets: Full Price: $17.00 / Group 10+: $15.50 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Wed 15 Oct Walk with Team Adem at Sunshine Coast Light the Night East Bank Lake Kawana, Bokarina from 5.30pm - 8pm Come together with friends, families and work colleagues to light a lantern & join us on a sunset walk to support blood cancer patients. Each coloured lantern contains a tiny light and has a special meaning: White for blood cancer patients and survivors; Blue for supporters and Gold for those remembering a loved one lost. The Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night provides our family, friends and supporters the opportunity to honour and remember our inspirational son Adem and other patients we have met and lost. We will also be proudly shining our lanterns for those who continue to live with a blood cancer. We encourage others to attend this wonderful event in support of patients and families touched by blood cancer and also to show your support to such an amazing organisation, which helps so many. This is a Pet-Free event - please leave doggies at home thank you To join us at Light the Night or for more details go to, www.teamadem.com.au
Wed 15 Oct Queen Tribute Show It’s a Kinda Magic starring Giles Taylor The Events Centre Caloundra 8pm show A theatrical creation of the very best of Queen, live in concert! Queen - It’s A Kinda Magic delivers the whole Queen experience - from the passion and excitement of Freddie Mercury to the amazing guitar solos of Brian May and all those unbelievable harmonies. Delivered with 21st century sound and lighting, it creates the best of the 70’s / 80’s rock era in a way that will transport you in time.
The stage performance and presence of Freddie Mercury and the other musicians in the hit smash Queen - Its A Kinda Magic is so close to the real thing the even Freddie’s trusted personal assistant and confidante Peter Freestone has given it the thumbs up. Performing over 20+ Queen greatest hits. Tickets: Full Price: $69.90 / Concession: $59.90 / Group of 10 or more: $59.90pp More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Thu 16 Oct Kostroma Russian National Dance Show The Events Centre Caloundra 7.30pm show Performed by the world-renowned RUSSIAN NATIONAL DANCE company. KOSTROMA€? is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture. This mesmerising event unites centuries of dramatic musical and dance tradition.
This DAZZLING MASTERPIECE featuring 45 elite dancers, masterly techniques, 600 lavish costumes and over 15 scenes. KOSTROMA takes the audience on a bewitching journey from the Arctic north to the southern Steppes, the peaks of the Caucasus to the depths of Siberia.
KOSTROMA€? is named after the place of its birth and the cradle of the Romanov dynasty, an ancient Russian town situated on the banks of the great Volga river. Tickets: Full $85.00 | Concession $75.00 | Child Under 13 $65.00 | Group of 6 or more $75.00pp More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Fri 17 | Sat 18 Oct | Sun 19 Oct 2014 Sunshine Coast Home Show, Caravan & Camping & Boating Expo kawana Sports Precinct (Stockland Park), Kawana Waters 9am to 5pm (Fri/Sat) 9am to 4pm (Sun) COST: Adults $10, Aged Senior Card $8, Children free with an Adult. This popular annual event attracts around 14,000+ visitors over the three days, and this year will certainly be no exception with the addition of an outdoor adventure component to the event.
The Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo has over 200 exhibitors with a major Home Show event in the giant pavilion PLUS dozens of displays of caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes PLUS a select range of the best boating outlets on the coast with a great range of tinnies, ski boats, runabouts and off shore fishing craft. We will have casting and fishing talks on the giant fish tank, lifestyle cooking demos with Ranger Nick and Ecopot, free kids rides and massive prizes to win including $5,000 worth of European appliances for your home and a $ 1,200 Shimano fishing pack.
A new part of this event for 2013 is the Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo with everything for exploring the great outdoors. There will be caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, camping gear, heaps of boats, watercraft and more.
There will be onsite food courts, free entertainment every day and heaps of prizes to be won so don't miss a great day out for the whole family
Sat 18 Oct The Great Wine Challenge 2014 The Creek Tavern 172 Karawatha Drive Mtn Creek 2pm to Late 18+ Event Live Music | Raffles | Prizes Over 100 wines from Australia & abroad, live music by Zoe & Gabor duo & Taylor Moss. Craft beer tastings Proceeds to Braxton Fight Foundation Pre-sale tickets $30 or $40 at the door on the day incl. Hors d’Oeuvres More info: 5478 1333
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Oct Buderim Garden Festival 2014 Buderim Memorial Hall, Main St Buderim 9am to 4pm daily • Visit 6 Open Gardens across Buderim • View the Buderim Spring Flower Show • Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Buderim Craft Cottage
Spring into Buderim - The Garden Town of the Sunshine Coast - for a Festival of Flowers! Join us in Buderim for a fun-filled weekend guaranteed to please the whole family. Six of our local residents & keen Buderim gardeners throw open their gates to show you their beautiful gardens. Spend the weekend visiting 6 Open Gardens in full bloom. Admire the plants, chat with the owners for their gardening advice, discover the tips & tricks of successful gardeners & get some fresh ideas for your garden. At the Spring Flower Show at the Hall you’ll find specialist growers exhibits, a variety of plant stalls & light refreshments, then head across the lawn to the Craft Cottage & admire the Garden Sculpture Exhibition & buy something unique for your garden, then pop in & see the floral displays at St Marks Anglican Church next door. Entry is $15 to visit 6 Open Gardens + the Flower Show or $ gold coin entry to the Flower Show only. Pre-purchase tickets at the Old Buderim Post Office or the Buderim Newsagent in Burnett St or at Manawee Garden Centre in Gloucester Rd or Next Real Estate office. Or purchase your tickets all weekend at the Buderim Hall during the Buderim Garden Festival Visit www.buderimgardenclub.com for more info All enquiries to Laurel 5445 6495
Sat 18 Oct INEXCESS (INXS Tribute Band) Nambour RSL Matthew St Nambour 9pm FREE SHOW Paying tribute to one of Australia’s biggest pop/rock acts, this show performs all the hits that made INXS famous throughout the world during the Michael Hutchence era. INEXCESS - It’s what you need.
Fri 24 Oct The Platters with Munroe Powell Caloundra RSL Sunshine Coast Function Centre West Tce Caloundra 7.30pm For the Past 50 years the Legendary Monroe Powell Has been recording and touring lead vocalist with internationally acclaimed groups. Firstly with the Dominoes, but by far most recognised as lead vocalist of the Platters. Today the platters continue to perform the world over bringing back memories of romance and simpler times with their delicately balanced harmonies, Audiences of all ages continue to flock to their performances, whether they are performing in intimate mode or to audiences of tens of thousands as they did during the closing of the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Platters are; Monroe Powell, Ines Zak, Don Gloude, Kenn Johnson. Tickets: $38 www.sunshinecoastfunctioncentre.com.au
Sat 25 Oct to Sun 2 Nov Weber’s Circus Sunshine Coast Stadium (Stockland Park) Kawana Sports Precinct More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Sat 25 Oct at 7.30pm Sun 26 Oct at 2pm Shrinks - who's treating who? Noosa Arts Theatre 163 Weyba Rd Noosaville Comedy Produced by Purple Pear Productions Shrinks is the latest play by the Award winning Playwright Timothy Daly, (Kafka Dancers, Dons Last Innings with Geoffrey Rush and Derrida in Love with Jackie Weaver). He has just returned from 6 months in Paris as the recipient of the 2013 Keysing award. His works were performed in Paris, Poland and Prague last year, and his plays are currently being developed in Hollywood. Monette Lee and Purple Pear Productions are very proud to be producing this play in Queensland, with a World Premiere season in 3 venues over 2 weeks. Tickets:Adults $33 pre-booked or $38 at the door | Conc. $25 More info: www.livetheatre.com.au or Ph: 5473 9498 Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm
Fri 24 & Sat 25 Oct Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival 2014 Palmer Coolum Resort The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is the premier fashion event on the Sunshine Coast. Since its inception in 2008 it has become widely recognized on both the national and international circuits for showcasing ia seamless expression of taste in fashion.
Also known in the media, industry circles and the by the public as the Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival, Sunshine Coast Fashion Week, Sunshine Coast International Fashion Week, Noosa Fashion Week and International Fashion Week, the annual event has built an association between this tropical millionaires playground and a visual feast of irrestible collections. More info: www.internationalfashionweek.com.au
Wed 29 Oct Flak Nambour Civic Centre Based on his two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, well-known writer and performer Michael Veitch presents his one man show Flak - True stories from the men who flew in World War Two, in which he takes on the roles of former airmen, performed in the voices and characters of the men themselves, including an Australian bomber pilot, counting their extraordinary, true and largely untold stories of combat in the air war of 1939-45... More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Wed 29 Oct to Sun 2 Nov Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival 2014 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Various events across 5 days
The Noosa Triathlon is one of the most celebrated events in the Southern Hemisphere each November & is steeped in rich history & uniqueness not matched anywhere in the world. The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is Australia's premiere multi sport event incorporating the second largest Olympic distance triathlons in the world. The Festival brings visitors from across the globe to Noosa's sunny shores for action-packed days of sport, entertainment & events. There's a week-long festival of swimming, cycling, running, triathlon events for everyone from 7 to 70 plus, two golf tournaments (celebrity & corporate), massive expo, corporate/VIP facilities, a Miss & Mr Noosa Model Search plus a serious After Party you'll also need to train for.
Add a whole host of high profile personalities for celebrity spotting & it's little wonder spectator numbers swell to more than 30,000 with a total of 8,500 competitors across all events. Children are welcome. The Courier Mail Noosa Superkidz Triathlon. A children's triathlon for ages seven to 13. Children are also eligible to enter into The Noosa Journal Breakfast Fun Run, Eyeline Noosa Ocean 1000 Swim and the Cannibal Tour de Noosa Breakfast with the stars. Disabled: There is access for guests with a disability. Disabled toilets provided. Wheelchair ramps to enter and exit the Noosa Triathlon Lifestyle Expo. All the info >>> www.noosatri.com.au
Fri 31 Oct 2014 Day for Daniel Australia Wide Our National Day of Action Keeping Children Safe You are invited to join with us in a day which focuses on Child Safety Awareness.
Now in its 10th year, Day for Daniel continues to grow on a National scale and is recognised as Australia’s largest participation event of its type.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic abduction and murder of their 13 year old son Daniel in December 2003.
To promote the Foundation’s aims of making the world a safer place for our children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel is held, involving schools and local communities. In 2012 up to 500,000 school aged children are expected to participate on a local level.
A variety of activities are suggested and these range from: a talk about internet safety in class, a presentation by a school-based police officer completing an interactive educational program like Being Safety Smart€? watching our DVD titled Foundation Red or participate in a Community Walk. These education activities are designed to provide life skills for children in a fun and informative manner without the fear factor.
We encourage that a red flavour be incorporated in the day - a colour which links Daniel’s story in a discreet way to the importance of Child Safety Education.
Day for Daniel is not a memorial day - it is a learning day for our Children.
So write in RED, draw & colour-in in RED, wear RED, display a RED ribbon, fly a RED balloon, eat RED food, have a RED morning tea & yes, you can drink RED cordial today!
Fri 31 Oct Halloween 2014 Grab your spookiest costume & head for a night of trick or treating in your local neighbourhood! Dress up & get into the Halloween groove - it’s not often you can dress up like a zombie or a ghost or a skeleton or a witch or a SuperHero & walk the streets without anyone thinking that you’re really weird...AND get free lollies!!
Fri 31 Oct Attention: 30-40 Years Young Singles Wanted this Halloween! Caloundra RSL VC Lounge Sunshine Coast Function Centre 8pm onwards Entry: $25 (includes 3 drinks + nibbles) Meet Your Match in a Series of 5 Minute Sinful Dates www.sunshinecoastfunctioncentre.com.au