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Tragic end to annual trip as mother drowns while swimming with daughter
The Thorpe family's annual holiday to Coolum took a tragic turn on Monday, when Natasha Thorpe drowned while swimming with her eight-year-old daughter, who was rescued by the victim's sister. Natasha Thorpe, also known as Tash, drowned at Coolum...

Fair Work pursues illegal Lovely Banks dump operators
OPERATORS of an illegal Lovely Banks dump are being pursued by the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly failing to correctly pay an employee. The action, being pursued in the Federal Circuit Court, is the latest in a string of legal issues faced by...

$18.34 million package to build defence manufacturing workforce
Package to help build a pipeline of skilled workers to support upcoming defence projects and enhance WA's capacity to secure future defence work; $8.5 million towards $20,000 incentives for defence manufacturing industry employers to train apprentices in...

UberEats, Deliveroo, Menulog: Survey finds drivers earning $10 an hour, only half have access to PPE
Food delivery drivers – dubbed the “heroes of the pandemic” – are pleading for better pay from platforms like UberEats and Deliveroo so they can afford “to eat good food like our customers”. A new survey conducted by the Transport Workers' Union has found...

The Wynnum Herald - no more hard copy

The Wynnum Herald a paper that has server the Wynnum Manly area since the first issue in January 1946, printed copy has come to an end. The paper founded by brothers George and Stan Lockwood is now only available on line via subscription to The Courier Mail.

To fill the gap local resident Damian Lugg has been working on a local monthly newsletter with the first issue being June 2020. The 1st edition will be delivered this week and is available online click here for issue 1.

Stannard Road Traffic Lights

During the Brisbane City Council 2020 Election Campaign, I door knocked most of the suburb of Manly West including the streets either side of Stannard Road. A lot of people asked me if it would be possible to get traffic signals for the intersection of Stannard & Wondall Roads and Stannard & Manly Roads or both. 

I have received a response from Council’s Traffic Section that states whilst Council recognises that these intersections meet the traffic warrants for traffic signals to be considered, there are a large number of other intersections which also meet the warrants. 

Currently, no funds have been allocated for traffic lights to be installed at either end of Stannard Road.

Council also advised that that they will add these intersections to the lists of sites to be assessed once things return to normal and they can have some realistic traffic counts done.   I will keep you informed of any progress in this regard.

Cr Peter Cumming

 

Ready Set Dance

Annette Roselli Dance Academy

Ready Set Dance is the most popular preschool dance class in Australia and the class that the pre-schooler of today wants to do. The class is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun. Ready Set Dance is the winner of the best national activity for pre-schoolers in the ‘What’s on 4 kids’ awards, 2018. Ready Set Dance is currently seen on Australia’s number 1 channel for preschool entertainment, Nick Jr.

The Annette Roselli Dance Academy will be introducing Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet to the studio in 2020.

They will be offering 2 trial, free of charge, classes this year, at the following times:

Saturday 23 November 10.30 - 11.30am

Saturday 30 November 10.30 - 11.30am

To enrol for your free class, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Places will be limited.

Wynnum Jazz Festival

Wynnum Jazz Festival, Bandstand Park, 10.30am to 3pm Great music, food truck and day of free entertainment for all. Come and enjoy the Bay at its best. Free event, no booking, just bring a chair/blanket, picnic or buy something locally and have fun!

Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball

Season Open Saturday 29 June and runs to Sunday 11 August.
Competition Day - CHANGE OF DATE Now on Sunday 11 August.

120 tonnes of quality beach sand has been delivered and the courts are ready.
It is a 6 week free activity for the community.  Just drop in and have a go!
For all details and bookings go to - www.wynnumbeachvolleyball.com

On Sunday 11 August is competition day.  4 players, complete and have a fun day out with your family and friends.  Cost $45 for team of 4 or $24 for team of 2 which includes a T-shirt.

Active Parks

Active Parks - For more information call 3403 8888

Tuesday, 30 April | 10:30 – 11:30am Cox Park, Lota
Stretchband Pilates A beginner to immediate pilates based workout using a stretchband specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages.

Wednesday, 1 May | 8:30 – 9:30am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Tai Chi Qigong
This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.

Wednesday, 1 May | 9:30 – 10:15am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum CANCELED - Music and movement program

Thursday, 2 May | 9:30 – 10:30am George Clayton Park, Manly Zumba Gold® fitness Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold® workout for the young at heart! Ideal for anyone wanting a fun, simple and low impact fitness class, active older adults and low fitness participants. You'll be grooving to a wide range of zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms! Wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen!

Sunday, 5 May | 7:30 – 8:30am Darling Point Park (road reserve) Yoga Come enjoy a sweet-tempered free yoga session by the beautiful Manly foreshore before enjoying the delights of the markets and cafe. All levels welcome!

Tuesday, 7 May | 10:30 – 11:30am Cox Park, Lota Stretchband Pilates A beginner to immediate pilates based workout using a stretchband specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages.

Tuesday, 7 May | 5 – 6pm Bayside Park, Manly Zumba® fitness Dance to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realising it. These classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training. The average person will burn around 600-1000 calories in a Zumba class.

Wednesday, 8 May | 8:30 – 9:30am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Tai Chi Qigong This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.

Thursday, 9 May | 9:30 – 10:30am George Clayton Park, Manly Zumba Gold® fitness Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold® workout for the young at heart! Ideal for anyone wanting a fun, simple and low impact fitness class, active older adults and low fitness participants. You'll be grooving to a wide range of zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms! Wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen

Sunday, 12 May | 7:30 – 8:30am Darling Point Park (road reserve) Yoga Come enjoy a sweet-tempered free yoga session by the beautiful Manly foreshore before enjoying the delights of the markets and cafe. All levels welcome!

Monday, 13 May | 9:30 – 10:15am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Music and movement program Come and enjoy the great outdoors with your little ones while you move and make music together. You will share a special time with other parents, while helping your little ones learn and grow through musical play and movement. Take home tips for how to keep grooving and creating musical moments at home provided. Meet near the whale feature by the playground.

 

Orchid Show

Eastern District Orchid Society – 53rd Autumn Show
30 and 31 March   Cost Adults $4 and under 14 free
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rod, Belmont
Saturday 8.30am to 4pm
Sunday 8.30am to 3pm
Would like more information go to www.facebook.com/EasternDistrictsOrchids or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website : www.edos.org.au

Halloween Festival Street Party

Halloween Festival hosted by the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce.  This is a great event that brings 1000s from around Brisbane to enjoy one of the biggest Halloween events and biggest Bayside event.  From 11am rides, food stalls and entertainment starts in Little Bayside Park and then from dusk Cambridge Parade Manly comes alive with ghosts and goblins who parade down the street.  So put on your best spooky outfits and join in or just come along and watch from the side. 
Over 100 market stalls.  From Midday on-water displays, 12.30pm School band stage opens and main stage at 1pm.


7pm is the Best Dressed Competition winner announcements. 
9pm Fireworks.


Their will be a special Movie in the Park on for the younger goblins. 'CoCo' (PG)  This is about an aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer” (IMDb).

 

This festival is a great family friendly event ends with a bang of fireworks.

Orchid Show

Eastern District Orchid Society Spring Show

This year’s event venue has moved.  Venue is Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont.  8.30am to 4pm Saturday 15 September and 8.30am to 3pm Sunday 16 September

Admission is $4 children under 14yrs free.  Great displays with all the variety.

Beach Party

Barton's Beach Party to celebrate the Wynnum Beach Volleyball season is on Saturday 11 August from 6pm in the Wading Pool (which has been drained).   All funds go to the Natalie Cook Foundation.  For tickets and more information go to wynnumbeachvolleyball.com