the Breeze

COOCHIE SEPTEMBER

PINKING UP COOCHIE

Coochie islander Debi Sayer, intends to ‘Pink up Coochie’ on Saturday the 6th of October to help raise funds for the popular McGrath foundation. it will be in the form of a golf day with Kim Richards and Cr Lance Hewlett attending.

Debi will also be conducting raffles during these events, and Stradbroke ferries and Red Rock Cafe have donated vouchers. She will follow the gold day up with a garage sale on October 13, a special yoga class on the 14th and a lovely Devonshire Tea on October 26. If you wish to know more about this event, you may contact Debi on Sayerwhat@hotmail.com

CARE COUNTRY ON COOCHIE

Care Country was recently held on Coochiemudlo Island, bringing the famous Qunadmooka Dancers to the island for a special indigenous celebration. The Care4Country event, sponsored by Redland City Council via its community grants program, brought some famous indigenous participants in Matthew Burns, Joshua Walker, artist Delvene Cockatoo Collins and the Yulu Burri Ba Dancers. The day, on Saturday August 18, was opened by Deputy Mayor Lance Hewelett and was also attended by Cr Mark Edwards. It included welcome to country, stories, weaponry, Quandamooka history, walks and talks, food, markets and a traditional smoking ceremony. It was a great day enjoyed by many.

• Matthew Burns and Cr Mark Edwards at Care Country

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