Well Thursday afternoon was a range of emotions! I was asked to go and have a chat with the youth group at The ROAR Initiative Inc at Northlake’s. As this was my first speaking role I was VERY VERY nervous. As it turned out I had nothing to worry about because all these teenagers and young kids are just like me!
The ROAR Initiative mantra is “Youth Making a Difference in their World”. Wow what a great bunch of kids and a lot of them exactly my same age and all turning 16 in July this year…that was a bit weird but cool! LOL
The youth group is really cool and if you love wildlife I suggest you get in touch with Sherry Bruce the founder of ROAR.
They provide really cool stuff like
- Interactive workshops
- Providing opportunities for questioning, problem solving and evaluation
- Collaboration with peers and others from local and global communities
- Providing experiences with understanding within local and global communities
Experiential learning projects for its youth members will focus on three areas of interest & will include:
- Humanitarian projects
- Environment & Conservation projects
- Media and Art projects that foster environmental and social awareness
On the night I dropped in my friend Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations was there teaching them all about quolls. So I got to see one of my favourite animals and meet amazing new friends. Top night.
To learn more about ROAR go to their web page. I am very happy to tell you that they have agreed to come to the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival so you can come and meet them all on Saturday the 30th of May.
If you want to get in touch and join
The Roar Initiative Inc.
540 Bestmann Road,
Ningi QLD 4511
Telephone: 07) 54 977 941
All phone calls are received & attended to by the business Professor JellyBean
FAX: +07 54 975 820
Thank you Sherry and Marissa and all the cool kids in ROAR for the invite! I am sure we will be seeing a lot of each other.
See you over there!
Hurry Book today as Early Bird Tickets can save you up to $20 per person!
Quick shout out about the Clean Up tomorrow at the Beach in front of the Rotary Markets.
We will be there from 8.30am with
- Hawaiian Shirts
- Pick Up Sticks
- And winning smiles!
Come down and help us clean up from Shirley Creek to Williams Creek. Within an hour we normally collect over 20 kilos of rubbish with an average of just 6 people. Imagne the difference it would be if you join in the fun tomorrow.
Had a interesting weekend…in fact it was pretty AWESOME!
I got a call from Paul and Karen Strike who owns Flying Signs.
I am pretty sure the name has given it away, but they are a fantastic Caboolture based company that flies amazing banners to attract attention for new events, products and even makes a few proposals now and then.
Well you may have guessed it, but they want to help me get the ZOO RUN message out there! So we have sat down and worked out when and where we will fly the banner! How cool is that! Watch the video below to see how it is all done!
So keep your eyes and ears at the ready! A cool competition will go along with the banner – you never know what you might WIN!!! We will keep you updated on times and dates…..but if you would like to check it out for your next event or campaign please go to their web page Flying Signs and remember to like them on Facebook!
Thanks Paul and Karen you guys are FLYING FANTASTIC FUN FANS!
Another early morning ( I really HATE early mornings – but HATE getting sunburnt more!) a lots of bags of rubbish collected from the Dog Beach at Woorim through to the dog Beach at Red Beach!
Well done. We meet up with more people collecting rubbish from B.I.E.P.A as well as many other groups picking up the litter that kills our wildlife and marine animals.
It was like they dolphins were saying thanks as they stayed with us the whole time we picked up rubbish from the beach. A big pod of dolphins. So nice to see.
Thank you Clean Up Australia Day for another great turn out. It was awesome seeing so many groups on Bribie. All up we had 10 spots cleaning up! How awesome was that!
Our group was organised by Roberta. Roberta and her family were nice enough to provide everyone with cold drinks and a sausage sizzle after a couple of hours in the hot sun. Great Day. Thanks guys.
The first ever Melanoma March Bribie Island commenced from the Volunteer Marine Rescue at Bribie and walk north to Sunset Park before returning to the start location. was early this morning. It was a lovely coastal walk that was easy and great for people to show support for love ones that they have lost or are going through treatment now.
My lovely friend Joy Leishman was the very dedicated volunteer who hosted the 2015 Melanoma March Bribie Island for the first time. Joy and her family have been directly impacted by melanoma and are hoping to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with this disease. The local committee and the team at Melanoma Institute Australia encourage everyone to join in on the march to one day find a cure!
We were even lucky enough to have the Federal Member, Mr Wyatt Roy come and cut the ribbon to official start the very first Melanoma March for Bribie Island
It was a great morning with Local Community Radio 101.5FM there as well as Taste E Art Mobile Coffee Van – donating a gold coin for every cup of coffee sold (yes I have booked her in for the ZOO RUN! thanks Christine and Jimmy! As well as merchandise for sale and a Raffle
The lovely owner of the Coffee Club at Caboolture even donated a prize for the raffle and we were lucky enough to have Ms Howes there to draw it!
It was a great way to start of the weekend. The only way we can save more lives is through medical research, which this March raised the funds to do. Thank you Joy and all your friends that help you and family that put on a great morning. See you next year!
For more information, to register or to make a donation, visit melanomamarch.org.au
Wow what a week! Crazy wild weather, which actually worked in my favour as I had the whole family working hard on our first ZOO RUN for the year on Bribie Island
I am so excited to be finally sharing my home with you all. I have made some wonderful friends like the ladies from groups at Parkruns Australia and Hummingbird House that I cant wait to show them my beautiful home.
The route where you will be running is where I go with my dogs for a walk. It is a great spot with beautiful views and fantastic pathways.
It is so exciting that we have already sold tickets! It is really funny is that ALL the tickets sold have been to families and people living on the Southside of Brisbane! I must really be getting the name of ZOO RUN out there.
Until next time lets go Running to save wildlife!