FRASER COAST Qld Touch Football confirms date for the 2018 Junior State Cup after 7,000 persons swarmed on the Fraser Coast Area in 2017

BOOKED OUT-SOLD OUT-FRASER COAST QLD AUSTRALIA REJOICES IN ACCOMMODATION OVERLOAD.

QUEENSLAND Touch Football has confirmed the dates of the 2018 Junior State Cup.

The organisation’s biggest event of the year will be held in Hervey Bay from July 12-14.

The second weekend of Queensland’s school holidays, players, referees, officials and spectators will flock from across the state to take part in the annual tournament.

Qld Touch CEO Jamie O’Connor said this year’s event attracted more than 7000 visitors to the region.

A record 220 teams entered from 29 affiliates, from Mackay in Nth Qld, south to the NSW border and west to the outback town of Roma.

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MARYBOROUGH QLD PUB CRAWL 2016 SOME PICS & VIDEO

Numbers were down from previous years I was told but still some interesting outfits & people attended this famous & much loved event in Maryborough Queensland Australia. Some pics & stuff for your enjoyment below

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Interesting article below from the Fraser Coast Newspaper where it was said that nice older guys are treated with suspicion . When I was covering this event with my sturdy Olympic hand camera & was videoing some of the patrons of this event in the street it was not appropriate that I was called a paedophile by one of the girls because I was filming the event & the group walking the streets for my web site www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

Sad when a citizen [an older one at that] cannot record an event such as this without some misguided person making comments that tarnish the integrity of the event.

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I am just grateful that this is probably a one off incident by a confused individual attending.

Most attendees were certainly a pleasure to praise in them adding colour & vitality to the city of Maryborough Qld

We must make allowances for drunken behaviour so we move on.

This comment is just to support the comments made below in the Fraser Coast Chronicle article

HAS the presumed innocence of older men been lost in today’s society?

OPINION: We should stop assuming nice older men are creeps

HAS the presumed innocence of older men been lost in today’s society?

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TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES ON AGAIN IN 2014 OCT 25th 2014

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GATES OPEN 9AM

CHILDREN UNDER 14yrs FREE

FREE PARKING

TRANSPORT AVAILABLE

CORPORATE TICKETS & BULK DEALS AVAILABLE

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FIELD FASHIONS FOR THE LADIES

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH FOOD  & LICENSED BAR ALL DAY

WIDE BAY TRANSIT BUSES TO & FROM THE TORBO TRACK PHONE Ph-41214070

EMAIL ADDRESS FOR TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES IS>>>   torboraces@gmail.com

TORBANLEA RACES INFO RING M-0427270748

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Henry Sapiecha

WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING IN THE FRASER COAST NOV-DEC 2013

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18 November – 18 December
Maryborough Open House Photography Exhibition, Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough

30 November
Toogoom Christmas Fair, Toogoom Community Hall

Maryborough Creative Collective Christmas Showcase,
St Stephens Hall, Sussex Street

Bauple Music Club, Bauple Q 150 Centre, Recreation Grounds

30 November – 1 December
Interschool Equestrian Showcase, Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park

8 December
Christmas Carols in the Park, Queens Park, Maryborough  

Apex’s Christmas Santa Fair, Queens Park, Maryborough

14 December
Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert, Seafront Oval, Pialba

22 – 23 December
Scotts Army Christmas Fundraiser, Seafront Oval, Pialba

25 December
Picnic at the Pines, The Pines, Point Vernon  

LARGE RECTANGLE

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TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES IS AGAIN ANOTHER SUCCESS OCTOBER 2013

TORBANLEA RACES CORPORATE TENTS A HIT WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES & PEOPLE

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Congratulations to the organizers of the 2013 Torbanlea Picnic Races, as it has again once more been a success

LARGE RECTANGLE

Henry Sapiecha

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FRASER COAST EVENTS IN MARCH DETAILS

KEY DATES IN MARCH 2013 FOR FRASER COAST COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

22 March
Maryborough Heritage Easter Markets, Maryborough CBD

22 – 24 March
Fraser Coast Cultural Festival, Hervey Bay

17 March
Walk with Me pet walk, ANZAC Park, Maryborough

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THE BURRUM COAL FESTIVAL150TH ANNIVERSARY-ALL WELCOME

BURRUM COAL DISCOVERY FESTIVAL DETAILS HERE-LODGE INTEREST

Burrum Coal Discovery Festival

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July.

April 2013 will be the 150th anniversary of the discovery of coal in Howard/Torbanlea by the Miller Brothers.

We will be celebrating this anniversary on 20 & 21 July 2013 with:

  • Street Parade
  • Historical Displays and Demonstrations of oldtime skills
  • Historical Tours around town in horse & buggy
  • Businesses & volunteers dressed in period clothing
  • Descendants of the early families family reunions
  • Burying of Time Capsule
  • Combined Church Service
  • A glimpse of Coal Mining, then, now and in the future
  • Old time and modern sports events
  • Museum -Billy Tea & Damper
  • Vintage car, truck , tractor & machinery displays
  • Old Time Dinner dances.
  • Swap Meet

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We would love all clubs, associations, businesses, groups, churches and schools to get involved by decorating a float for the street parade and dressing in period costume.

Schools could teach the children the history of coal mining and the history of our area, have colouring competitions, projects etc. This would enable them to appreciate the significance of this historical event.

We encourage clubs and groups to host their own

(in theme) events and raise valuable funds for their group.

The Committee are open to ideas and assistance to make this festival a combined community event encompassing the entire Burrum District.
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Please advise us by Wednesday 27th March 2013 if you will be entering a float in the parade or are interested in any of the above activities.  We need to know specifically what you will be doing as we may need to acquire the appropriate permit e.g. street parade numbers etc or if you have another attraction you would like to put on we would like to hear about it.

You can post your expression of interest to PO Box 23, Howard Qld 4659 or email to bdccai@yahoo.com.au for the attention of Anne Worsley.

We look forward to working with you for this historical event and hope to make the Festival a huge success for our area.  We would love this to become either an annual or bi-annual event.
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FRASER COAST FILM FESTIVAL ON SHOW AT THE BROLGA THEATRE MARYBOROUGH

FRASER COAST RUNS A FILM FESTIVAL AT THE BROLGA THEATRE

AUSTRALIA’S leading short film festival Flickerfest will roll into the Fraser Coast’s Brolga Theatre on March 13.

A record 2300 entries were received for Flickerfest 2013 and only the top 100 shorts are selected in official competition, all handpicked to represent the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films being produced in the world today.
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Flickerfest’s 46-venue national tour will screen entertaining, inspiring and an award-winning range of shorts, many of which are world or Australian premieres, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world.

The Best of Australian Shorts program showcases some amazing Australian filmmaking talents and includes Lois, starring Academy Award nominated acting legend Jackie Weaver, which takes an ordinary women’s story into the realms of Greek myth.

A Cautionary Tale will screen at Flickerfest.
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Another highlight is the quirky and highly crafted animation A Cautionary Tale about a little girl born with a peculiar quirk who must choose between conformity and self expression, starring the voices of David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and Barry Otto.

The Best of International programs are a collection of the most outstanding shorts in the world and include the delightful and whimsical Route 43 Miracle from Sweden, a humorous and bittersweet tale about a lonesome Swedish man’s longing for something worthwhile and the quirky and hilarious Herd Leader from Canada, winner of the audience award at Cannes film festival, about Clara who is put in charge of her dead aunt’s pug dog.

Flickerfest, presented by Renault, will be held at the Brolga on Wednesday, March 13, at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for Arts Council members.
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EXPLOSIVE FORCE OF A HURRICANE TORNADO RIPS APART A BURRUM HEADS FRASER COAST QLD HOME & MORE

WHEN IS A HOUSE IN A STATE OF DESTRUCTION BY A TORNADO

WITH an explosive force that tore an entire wall off her home, Ann Roberts was thrown against her bedroom wall by the tornado that struck in the early hours of Sunday.

“We’ve been here for 18 years…I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said.

“It was frightening.”
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Mrs Roberts was in bed with her husband, Barry, when the worst of ex-cyclone Oswald hit Burrum Heads.

She said she had just got out of bed when the windows smashed, sending glass everywhere – including one large shard that embedded itself deeply into the wall just above their bed.

“I go thrown back so hard… it was like an explosion,” Mrs Roberts said.

Along with the extensive damage to their home, Barry said their boat and campervan were also damaged in the storm.

Their story was echoed by many other residents of Burrum Heads on Monday.

Next door, Kevin and Gay Parr also had glass shatter throughout their home.

They said the tornado happened so quickly there was nothing they could do to prepare for it, before it moved on in a narrow path of destruction towards the Hillcrest Caravan Park.
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Some 1500 properties lost power and dozens suffered serious damage such as roofs or walls being torn off by the strong winds.

A number of vehicles and boats were also damaged, with witnesses telling the Chronicle at least three boats were sunk during the storm, including a large local fishing trawler.

Huge trees were snapped in half like twigs and sheets of metal flew through the air until they found something to lodge into.

It was a night Ann will never forget and nor will the rest of Burrum Heads.



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