Sep 25, 2011

Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama Championships

The Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama Championships is the only Australian outrigger canoe championship series exclusively for junior paddlers. Before 2011, the regatta was the highlight of the season for outrigger paddlers aged between 10 and 19 years of age on the east coast of Australia. 

From Saturday, 24 September 2011, the Gubbi Gubbi event goes international with New Zealand joining the competition, making this the inaugural Trans Tasman event. Over three exciting days at Lake Kawana, junior paddlers will compete for both personal and national pride in an ideal Sunshine Coast setting.

Sep 18, 2011

Jewellery and Gem Show

The annual Jewellery and Gem Show, across the weekend of 24 and 25 September, is a family event - come along and shop, look, learn, experience and explore the fascinating art of Lapidary.

Purchase bargain jewellery and gems at wholesale prices. There are items costing from a gold coin through to investment pieces and they have something for all tastes, all budgets and all ages!

Featuring international designs, gems and rough from Master Jewellers, Gemologists, importers, hobbyists, miners, craftsmen and collectors, as well as tools and supplies. 

View their workshops, demonstrations and displays. Talk to the experts and enthusiasts. Learn how to facet, cut and polish, even work with precious metal clay!

Kids are invited to participate in "Kids Corner Activities" and "Fossicking Adventures". Win great raffle prizes with over AUD5,000 in prizes.

For those not wanting to purchase jewellery or gems, there will be static displays of prize winning lapidary work from across the Coast and beyond, in addition to the vast array of demonstrations in addition to an array of quality local art and craft.

There's something for everyone so don’t miss out on this low-cost, family-fun adventure. More details are available on their website, or a brochure is available.

Sep 4, 2011

Real Food Festival

The Real Food Festival is a fantastic celebration of the wonderful variety of food that Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants have to offer, and a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them.

The various demonstrations, events, discussions and other activities throughout the weekend mean that the Festival has something for everyone and is a great way for people to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food.

The Real Food Festival will be held at various locations on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland over the weekend of Saturday, 10th and Sunday 11th of September 2011.