MAYOR TAKES THE HELM
The new Mayor of Bundaberg Regional Council, Mal Forman, has taken the helm and is looking forward to leading the region. The Mayor reiterated that the Bundaberg Region is a special place and a region of opportunities. “It is a place that has everything to offer, a lifestyle second to none” said Cr Forman. “During my campaign I stated many times that I, as Mayor, will deliver real change for the whole area. In Childers our “Hinterland Destination” to the south, in Gin Gin our vital link to the north, in our many coastal and rural communities and Bundaberg our centre. For me it’s about “Linking our Communities” and “Together we can do better” and I look forward to working with the residents of Woodgate Beach.
MAKE A TIME TO SEE TONY
If you have any Council issues you’d like to discuss personally with Cr Tony Ricciardi, you can make an appointment to see him in the Childers Service Centre:
MONDAYS – 9am to 5pm
FRIDAYS – 9am to 12 noon
Just call to make an appointment at any mutually convenient time:
Tony’s mobile: 0488 539 223; or Michel Jenner: 4130 4265
JOIN THE FREE FUN!
BE ACTIVE, BE ALIVE is a selection of FREE activities across the Bundaberg Region utilizing our local parks. Join in the fun right here in Woodgate, from 9.30am to 10.30am:
Wednesday 6 June – Stretching – Woodgate Beach Park
Friday 8 June – Pilates - Woodgate Beach Park
Wednesday 12 June – Stretching – Woodgate Beach Park
Friday 15 June – Pilates - Woodgate Beach Park
Wednesday 20 June - Woodgate Beach Park
Friday 22 June - Woodgate Beach Park
Wednesday 27 June – Seniors Light and Easy - Woodgate Beach Park
Friday 29 June - Woodgate Beach Park
Pick up a brochure from Council, check Council’s website or phone Council’s Sports and Recreation Team to find out more about BE ACTIVE, BE ALIVE.
The Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council provided funding for the ‘Be Active, Be Alive’ program to get more Queenslanders active through sport and recreation
WHAT’S ON AT ChArts (Childers Arts Space)
Park Benches - Combined Art Groups of the Region – until 24th June
Park benches are everywhere - in the city, country, at the beach, by lakes and streams, on street corners, under trees and at bus stops. Come and view how artists of the combined art groups of the region interpret this theme into sculptured and painted delights.
WHAT’S ON AT BRAG
Check out the fascinating exhibitions on until 8th July at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Barolin St, Bundaberg
Strike A Pose - A National Archives of Australia Touring Exhibition
From mini skirts of the 1960s to the bohemian fashions of the late 1970s, Strike A Pose with Lee Lin Chin showcases photography from these two dynamic decades, with images drawn exclusively from the National Archives of Australia's diverse photographic collection.
Freshwater, Saltwater - Australian National Maritime Museum ExhibitIn this exhibition of prints from the Australian National Maritime Museum, the artists have used printmaking as a medium for strengthening their cultural identity and their connection back to 'country'. Their vivid representations of marine life celebrate the survival of their communities and their struggle for land and sea rights and justice. All of their works commemorate the rich living relationship between Indigenous people and water in Australia.
This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians
Putting A Lid On It (until 5th August)
‘Putting a Lid On It’ is an installation of book boxes by Bundaberg based printmaker and book artist Catherine McCue Boes, who spent many weeks at two remote gas plants photographing the impact these gas plants had on their surrounding landscape. As well as recording the environmental damage caused directly and indirectly by their establishment.
Join Catherine McCue Boes on World Environment Day, 5th June at 10am for an artist's talk. Refreshments will be provided. Free event, all welcome.
Pet Rock Workshops
Kids will love creating their own Pet Rock Monster or Glitterbug in this fun holiday workshop. Rock Artist Tammy Ward will share her love of painting colourful and quirky characters on rocks. Each child will be able to take 2 pet rocks home with them.
WHEN 2,4,5 July
COST $9 per child
WHO Children aged 6-16yrs (NOTE: Children aged 7 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
BOOK Bookings essential at www.brag-brc.org.au/workshops or on (07) 4130 4750
Call Centre: 1300 883 699
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Centres at: Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin