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Deadline nears for 2019 Buderim Foundation grant applications

There is less than two weeks to complete and submit grant applications for the 2019 Buderim Foundation grants round, with grants of up to, with up to $10,000 each available to community organisations serving the local 4556 community.

Applications close on Sunday, 21st July. Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2019 annual community grants celebration on Saturday afternoon, September 14th.

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Dogs on Patrol Day at Nambour for everyone and their dog!

Everyone and their dog are invited to a free Dogs on Patrol Fun Day, promoting personal safety to dog walkers, at Nambour on Sunday 29th July.

Organised by Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch, Sunshine Coast Police and Nambour PCYC the day will include demonstrations and displays by Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers, RSPCA and Guide Dogs.

Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch president Edith Blanck said the day would be full of fun for everyone, especially their dogs!

“We will have lots of competitions including Best Dressed Dog, Best Junior Handler, Handsomest Hound, Most Fabulous Family, Loveliest Lady and Most Gorgeous Golden Oldie,” Mrs Blanck said.

There will also be a free Dogs on Patrol dog leash for every dog that registerers either on the event Facebook page or at the registration desk on the day (one per dog), as well as great activities for the kids including a Jumping Castle (gold coin donation) and a free petting zoo, sponsored by Bli Bli Vet, which is celebrating 20th years in Bli Bli.

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The Wharf Mooloolaba & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast to celebrate 30th Birthday with massive weekend party

Mooloolaba icons The Wharf Mooloolaba and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are celebrating turning 30 in August with a huge weekend party with heaps of family fun.

Wharf Mooloolaba co-owner Dirk Long said it has been a very big few years for the precinct, so they are looking forward to everyone coming together to relax and enjoy activities over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Regional General Manager Quinn Clarke said the celebration would be like the precinct’s Family Fun Days with the addition of plenty of special festivities to mark the momentous occasion.

“There will be heaps of great activities as well as a surprise or two!

“Free family activities will include face painting, reptile display, a huge jumping castle and super slide.

“We will also have discounted tickets to SEA LIFE and there will be opportunities to try water activities in the river with Sunreef Mooloolaba, free river cruises with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba and sailing with the Mooloolaba Yacht Club.

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Grants of up to $10,000 available to local community organisations thanks to Buderim Foundation

Buderim Foundation will soon be opening their 2019 Grants Programs for applications, with up to $10,000 each available to community organisations serving the local 4556 community.

Applications open on Monday 10th June, and eligible applicants will need to apply online before Sunday, 21st July. Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2019 annual community grants celebration on Saturday afternoon, September 14th.

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Sunshine Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Season launched and iconic Whale One’s new look christened

The Whales are back and today heralds the official launch of the 2019 Whale Watching Season on the Sunshine Coast and the official christening of the new-look Whale One, which has just undergone a complete makeover.

This year will see an expected 33,000 humpback whales migrate through Sunshine Coast waters, which will attract about 25,000 locals and tourists alike to take a closer look and participate in a whale watching or swim with whales experience.

Sunreef Mooloolaba owner Dan Hart said in preparation for the season this year, the iconic Sunshine Coast whale watching vessel Whale One has undergone a complete makeover. Over the past few months, the 20-metre catamaran was striped back to bare metal, and completely refurbished.

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The Wharf Mooloolaba Family Fun Day on again!

The Wharf Mooloolaba and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast will host the second of their very popular Family Fun Day for 2019 on Sunday, the 2nd of June.
From 10am to 3pm on the Sunday, locals and visitors are invited to join in on any of the family-friendly activities available onsite including face painting, petting zoo, hands-on reptile display, jumping castle, and more – all absolutely free.

The Wharf Mooloolaba Managing Director Dirk Long said the Family Fun Days were a way for The Wharf & SEA LIFE to give back to the local community who have been supporting the precinct during the past two years of renovation and construction.

“So much has happened at The Wharf, and our Family Fun Days are a great opportunity for everyone to come down have some fun and check out the many exciting new activity, dining and retail businesses now calling the complex home,” Mr Long said.

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The Wharf Mooloolaba Fashion Precinct to celebrate!

Boutiques in The Wharf Mooloolaba’s Fashion Precinct are holding a Fashion Celebration featuring new season fashions which guests can browse, while enjoying champagne, yummy tasting plates and live music.

The Wharf Mooloolaba co-owner Dirk Long said the Fashion on the Wharf would showcase the great fashion, accessories and homewares available at the precinct’s four boutiques – Bedouin Traders, Gingers Boutique, Meraki Thread Co and Mikimi Resortwear.

Mikimi Resortwear owner Mikimi Grubic said in a world of fast- fashion, the boutiques at The Wharf were more focused on offering quality that was also more sustainable.

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New Greek restaurant to be latest draw card for The Wharf Mooloolaba

The latest brainchild of Sunshine Coast award-winning chef and restaurateur Tony Kelly, Spero Greek Street has thrown open its doors at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

The latest new eatery at what is once again the place to be on the Sunshine Coast, Spero will offer an authentic Greek dining experience.

Tony Kelly said the Urban dictionary defines Spero as an uncomfortably good-looking Greek muscle man, and while the name was created out of a sense of ironic humour, it certainly fits the restaurant which has been described as Rice Boi’s prettier sister (or brother as the case may be).

Get Fresh @ The Wharf's John and Kylee O'Brien and The Wharf's Dirk Long

New fresh food emporium the latest to open at The Wharf Mooloolaba

After a bumper summer school holidays, The Wharf Mooloolaba is celebrating the opening of its new fresh food emporium – Get Fresh @ The Wharf.

Get Fresh @ The Wharf is the first new retailer to open in 2019 at the beginning of Stage 3 of the revitalisation of the precinct and continues on from more than $10million invested throughout 2017 and 2018, which saw more than 15 new restaurants, cafes and boutiques open as the precinct was transformed to its fresh, new ‘Hamptons’ style.

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Buderim Foundation lends support to local families for school expenses

Buderim Foundation’s Keryn Bauer with Buderim Lions Club’s Garry Bates, Buderim Rotary president Lloyd Edwards and Mountain Creek State School chaplain Anthony Pulford with the vouchers for school students.

For the 15th year running, the Buderim Foundation is proud to again be a part of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Back to School Program, helping local families who need assistance with school expenses like clothing, shoes and stationery by offering $50 Target vouchers.

Buderim Foundation Director Rebecca Ramsay said this year a total $11,000 worth of vouchers are being distributed to Mountain Creek State School, Chancellor State School Campuses, Buderim Mountain State School, and SunnyKids.

“The funds include an allocation from the FRRR of $7000 to the Buderim Foundation. A further donation was made by the Buderim Lions Club and the Buderim Rotary Club of $1,000 each which was then matched dollar-for-dollar by the FRRR.

“We are very grateful for the generous financial support of the local Lions and Rotary Clubs,” Rebecca said.

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