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ALL ABOUT STRADDIE

January 15, 2018

 

 

HOLIDAYS ARE IN FULL SWING!

2018 is here and we are well into the summer holiday season on Straddie. Like other businesses associated with the tourism sector, the Christmas/New Year’s period on the Island sees our work load ramp up as we help our guests to wind down. Our team at Straddie Sales and Rentals are in full swing welcoming guests to our little slice of paradise and ensuring their stay is an enjoyable and memorable experience. Mother nature has delivered some spectacular weather, ideal for swimming, surfing and other water sports or to just laze around in a shady spot with a good book.

 

 

ALL SET FOR GAMES BATON RELAY STRADDIE

As outlined in the previous issue of the Friendly Bay Islander, the Queens Baton Relay for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is making its way to North Stradbroke Island. A host of special guests including Queensland Firebird Jemma Mi Mi, surfing champion Bede Durbidge and Commonwealth Games medal designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins will help give the Queen’s Baton a traditional Redlands welcome at North Stradbroke Island’s Headland Park on Monday, January 8. The visit to the stunning Point Lookout park will be the first of two to the city for the Queen’s Baton as it makes its way to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said: ”It is particularly exciting that the Baton will visit Straddie, home of Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, whose wonderful coast-inspired designs have been selected for the Commonwealth Games medal. We are also fortunate to have two other Redland stars at the event – surfing champ and Straddie local Bede Durbidge and our own Queensland Firebird Jemma Mi Mi.” The Queen’s Baton will be carried by Aunty Rosie Borey, a Quandamooka Traditional Owner and respected Elder to Headland Park for a traditional welcome with a smoking ceremony and a great afternoon of entertainment and activities. There will be free shuttle buses from Straddie’s passenger ferry and water taxi to get you to Point Lookout. Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the North Stradbroke Island event, from 2pm-4pm, would be hosted by Channel 7 Sunrise personality Mark Beretta. “It will include live music, cultural demonstrations and performances by the acclaimed Quandamooka Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers,” Cr Mitchell said.

 

AUSTRALIA DAY ON STRADDIE

Australia Day on Straddie should be huge! With a big tourism contingent on the island, the annual Aussie Day event helps to wind up the Christmas-New Year holiday season. We still have some fabulous holiday houses available for this long weekend so why not head on over to Straddie and take advantage of our Australia Day Weekend offer – pay for three, stay for four! See our website for further details – www.straddiesalesrentals.com.au.

 

STRADDIE SHARKS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Straddie Sharks Allsports will hold its annual general meeting on Sunday, January 14. This will be an important meeting with the proposed merger with the Dunwich RSL Club likely to be on the agenda. To find out more about the meeting, please phone the club on 34099216. The club will be holding a Rugby League sign on day in February. They will be looking for junior teams including girls under 13, 15 and 18, a women’s team and a senior men’s team. Volunteers for coaches and managers are also required.

 

WELCOME TO THE LITTLE SHIP CLUB

The Little Ship Club is heading is some exciting new directions, thanks to a new committee that has recently been elected. MORE FROM ANTHONY TO COME

 

COFFEE WITH A COP, DUNWICH STYLE

In early December, Bayside District Crime Prevention (DCPC) and the Dunwich Police teamed up at the latest Coffee with a Cop. Skips on Straddie hosted the event providing pure coffee indulgence to get the day started. With the smell of coffee in the air the community turned up in numbers to meet local police and more importantly the hard-working members from Crime Stoppers and the Volunteers in Policing. The whole morning had a friendly feel to it and a massive thank you must go out to our local police members, Skips, the VIPs, Crime Stoppers and the Bayside District DCPC mob for making this event such a success.

 

 

 

AMITY ART AND QUILT SHOW

By the time you receive this January edition of The Friendly Bay Islander, the annual Amity Art and Quilt Show will be well underway. It is being held at the Amity Community Club and started on January 2 running through to January 13. It is open daily from 11am to 3pm and the good news is that Entry is Free!

 

Until next time, wishing you much love, laughter and happiness!

From Annie and Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT STRADDIE COLUMN

 

YEAH! FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

2018 is here and we are well into the summer holiday season on Straddie. Good luck and good season to all associated with the tourism sector. Here at Straddie Sales and Rentals etc etc

 

 

ALL SET FOR GAMES BATON RELAY STRADDIE, Monday, January 8

A host of special guests including Queensland Firebird Jemma Mi Mi, surfing champion Bede Durbidge and Commonwealth Games medal designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins will help give the Queen’s Baton a traditional Redlands welcome at North Stradbroke Island’s Headland Park on Monday, January 8. The visit to the stunning Point Lookout park on Monday 8 January 2018 will be the first of two to the city for the Queen’s Baton as it makes its way to next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said: ”It is particularly exciting that the Baton will visit Straddie, home of Quandamooka artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, whose wonderful coast-inspired designs have been selected for the Commonwealth Games medal. We are also fortunate to have two other Redland stars at the event – surfing champ and Straddie local Bede Durbidge and our own Queensland Firebird Jemma Mi Mi.” The Queen’s Baton will be carried by Aunty Rosie Borey, a Quandamooka Traditional Owner and respected Elder to Headland Park for a traditional welcome with a smoking ceremony and a great afternoon of entertainment and activities. There will be free shuttle buses from Straddie’s passenger ferry and water taxi to get you to Point Lookout. Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the North Stradbroke Island event, from 2pm-4pm, would be hosted by Channel 7 Sunrise personality Mark Beretta, who was the MC at Buckingham Palace when the Queen’s Baton was officially launched across the Commonwealth. “It will include live music, cultural demonstrations and performances by the acclaimed Quandamooka Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers,” Cr Mitchell said.

 

AUSTRALIA DAY ON STRADDIE

Australia Day on Straddie should be huge! With a big tourism contingent on the islands, the annual Aussie Day event helps to wind up the Christmas-New Year holiday season. All the island clubs and entertainment outlets all have something going on throughout the day. Get involved and enjoy Australia’s annual day!

 

WELCOME TO THE LITTLE SHIP CLUB

The Little Ship Club is heading is some exciting new directions, thanks to a new committee that has recently been elected. MORE FROM ANTHONY TO COME

 

COFFEE WITH A COP, DUNWICH STYLE

In early December, Bayside District Crime Prevention (DCPC) and the Dunwich Police teamed up at the latest Coffee with a Cop. Skips on Straddie hosted the event providing pure coffee indulgence to get the day started. With the smell of coffee in the air the community turned up in numbers to meet local police and more importantly the hard working members from Crime Stoppers and the Volunteers in Policing. The whole morning had a friendly feel to it and as a member of the Dunwich Police, a massive thanks has to be given out to Skips, the ViPs, Crime Stoppers and the Bayside District DCPC mob for making this event such a success.

 

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND ECONOMIC TRANSITION STRATEGY

The Quandamooka whale watching permit is the first of the North Stradbroke Island’s Economic Transition Strategy’s 23 projects to reach completion. Program delivery is on track for 14 other projects: An exclusive whale watching permit was granted to the Quandamooka people with the aim of increasing Indigenous tourism, related business opportunities and to complement other whale-related tourism ventures on North Stradbroke Island. Granting of the permit is a milestone marking completion of the first project under the North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy. It gives Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) the opportunity to establish a whale watching venture that will be enhanced by their knowledge and cultural connection to whales and North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)'s natural environment. Once started, the venture is expected to increase tourism to the island and create opportunities for supporting business. This initiative provides long-term sustainable employment opportunities for Quandamooka people. It also complements development of a world-class whale interpretive facility at Point Lookout—another North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy project.

 

AMITY ART AND QUILT SHOW

Kevin Weule told us days before the annual Amity Art and Quilt Show was set to be held at the Amity Community Club, that all was in readiness. is being held at the Amity Community Club. By the time you receive this January edition of The FBI show will be well underway. It started on January 2 and will run through to January 13. It is open daily from 11am to 3pm. The good news is that Entry is Free!

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