Buderim Foundation lends support to local families for school expenses

Buderim Foundation, Rotary and Lions present school vouchers – Shane-Brigg (Chancellor College school chaplain) Brian McBride (Buderim Lions) Roz Bull (Buderim Foundation)-Lloyd Edwards (Buderim Rotary) Jayme Field (Chancellor State College)

The Buderim Foundation is proud to once again be a part of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Back to School Program.  For the 14th year running, the Buderim Foundation is helping local families with school expenses like clothing, shoes and stationery by offering $50 Target vouchers to families who need assistance.

Buderim Foundation Director, Lisa Edward said this year, a total of 229 vouchers will be distributed. A total of $8,950 in vouchers were provided by the FRRR, $1,500 from Buderim Lions and $1,000 from Buderim Rotary.

“We provide the vouchers to local schools, as well as SunnyKids who distribute these ensuring the families and children in the greatest need obtain the most benefit from the program, whilst maintaining their privacy.

Buderim Foundation hosts Youth Summit to promote philanthropy

Student leaders from six Sunshine Coast schools will come together for the second annual Buderim Foundation Youth Summit to promote life-long philanthropy among Sunshine Coast youth.

Buderim Foundation Youth Committee chair, Graham Tamblyn said the Summit was part of the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Project, which aims to introduce the concept of Philanthropy and its value to the community to young people, inspiring them to adopt it throughout their lives.

Find-me appoints Rachel Boden as new CEO

Find-me Technologies, the creator of the Find-me Carers Watch, a wearable device to assist the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia, is preparing for rapid growth with the appointment of Rachel Boden as Chief Executive Officer.

Find-Me CEO Rachel Boden – click image to download high-res photo


With a career in health spanning over three decades, Ms Boden brings extensive experience in healthcare product commercialisation, having worked in start-up to large corporate pharmaceutical companies servicing Asia Pacific.

Sunreef Mooloolaba and Mooloolaba Yacht Club join forces to send Women’s sailing team to national regatta

The Sunreef Women’s Sailing Team representing Mooloolaba Yacht Club will be competing for the first time at the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) this year.

The Regatta, hosted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron from June 9 to 11, is Australia’s premier and longest running women’s regatta, with teams from around Australia and New Zealand to compete this year in the 28th annual event.

mooloolaBaBQ Festival to be taste sensation for foodies and families

Thousands are expected to descend on The Wharf Mooloolaba for the second annual mooloolaBaBQ Festival on Saturday 27th January.

Co-hosted by The Wharf Mooloolaba and The Wharf Tavern, the Festival will celebrate everything people in our multi-cultural Australian community love about BBQ and raise money for Give Me 5 For Kids.

The Wharf Tavern venue manager, Terence Lunney said the Festival would excite all the senses with food trucks and tents to temp with cooking styles and flavours from around the world.

Buderim Foundation sets ambitious fundraising target to maximize community benefits

The Buderim Foundation is launching an exciting year-long Community Challenge to increase grants to local community organisations into the future.

Members of the M7 Band – Michael Ryan, Roger Morris, Steven Kypraios, Mark Bray, Ken Kiernan, Paul Kusy, Shane Harvey – rehearsing ‘It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll’ in preparation for the Buderim Foundation’s Australia Day float.

Buderim Foundation chair Russell Stitz said the Foundation was challenging the community to help increase the und from $1.4million to $2million in just 12 months.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

2017 has been another big year for us – and once again it feels like it is being running on fast forward most of the time.

Now that we are nearing the year’s end we wanted to take the opportunity to say


The Wharf Mooloolaba’s newest restaurant opens in time for Christmas

The Sunshine Coast’s newest restaurant and bar is now officially open, just in time for festive celebrations.

The Dock Mooloolaba is the latest restaurant to open as part of The Wharf Mooloolaba’s revitalisation.

The Dock Mooloolaba specialises in smoked meat, char-grill and has 52 beer taps across three different bars, the most on the Sunshine Coast. The offering includes 16 different varieties on tap, with a further 20 available on cans as well as a quality selection of wine.

Just days until Buderim Community Carols lights up new Buderim Village Park stage

It is just days until the Buderim Community Christmas Carols will like up the new Buderim Village Park stage this Sunday, 10th December from 6.30pm.

The first event to be staged on the new stage, to be officially opened on 1st December, the Buderim Community Carols, will be again hosted by the BWMCA and Buderim Bendigo Community Bank and is shaping up to be the best event yet.

BWMCA Carols organiser Andrew Butterworth said the Buderim Community Christmas Carols would this year feature the Suzie Keenan and Friends trio, Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (BYTES) with special guest Buderim’s own stage star Eva Murawski, who played the lead in Tim Minchin’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“With the fantastic new stage, we are even more excited about this year’s Buderim Community Carols which for the local community really heralds the beginning of the Christmas season,” Mr Butterworth said.

Tony Kelly’s new restaurants officially open at The Wharf Mooloolaba

Whether it’s Asian Street Food or the Coastal-inspired Fish & Chips Eatery, The Wharf Mooloolaba is now the place to go with the opening of two new restaurants by award-winning Queensland chef Tony Kelly.

The Wharf Mooloolaba co-owner Dirk Long said the openings signal the beginning of what is a very exciting summer for the precinct.

“We have nearly completed stage two of the revitalisation of The Wharf precinct and we hope everyone will come down to check it out,” Mr Long said.

“Some of my fondest memories growing up on the Coast were hanging around The Wharf and I am really looking forward to seeing it return to the bustling precinct it used to be this summer.”

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