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Celebrate NAIDOC Week!

CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK – Sunday, 7 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019: FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY – YES. A substantive treaty has always been the primary aspiration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movement. Lasting and effective agreement will never be achieved until Australians have a shared, truthful understanding of the real story of colonisation. This is not only the history of our First Peoples – it is the history of all Australians, and we need to own it. (NAIDOC Week Poster 2018 Courtesy of NAIDOC CC BY-NC-N4 4.0)

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Coming up - lots of events for July 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.     

  • At the 30TH TOURNAMENT WEEKEND of the ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT CABOOLTURE, you can cheer jousting knights on their magnificent horses, with displays of iron-clad warriors locked in battle and lots of activities to keep the kids entertained. Everyone will enjoy the displays, costumes and merriment at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1–63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture, Queensland (just north of Brisbane) on Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July 2019.
  • The JOHN OXLEY DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY’S ANNUAL WINTER SHOW is considered to be one of Brisbane’s premier orchid shows. There will be potting demonstrations twice daily, and cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers available all week-end as well as lots of orchid plants and displays for sale at very reasonable prices. Head for the Mt Coot-tha Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, on Saturday, 13 July from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., and Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Get ready to sweat at THE 2019 FITNESS SHOW BRISBANE! The show will bring together some of the biggest fitness, health and wellness celebrities and brands in Australia. The Fitness Show Brisbane returns for its seventh year to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), South Brisbane, on Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • It’s a great, inexpensive day out for car enthusiasts and the whole family during the fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MOTORFEST, with funds raised supporting the RACQ Foundation’s 2019 Flood Assistance Project. This year Motorfest celebrates 100 years of CITROËN! Head for the Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot, Brisbane, on Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
  • The SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL returns to Brisbane for the Winter School Holidays with the ultimate winter wonderland featuring real snowfall, snowman making, mini toboggan slopes and lots more. Book your tickets online now to save! It’s on at the South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands, from NOW until Sunday, 14 July 2018, with hourly sessions from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

 

The Event: THE ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT CABOOLTURE – 30TH TOURNAMENT WEEKEND

Date and time: Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Venue: The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1–63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture, Queensland (just north of Brisbane). Phone (07) 5495 1652 if you get lost.

Ticket price: There are a number of events on offer and they are ticketed separately. Visit the website at https://www.abbeymedievalfestival.com for the program.

What’s happening: The ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL will transport you to a time and place where history and fantasy merge. There will be archery, dancing, music, games, crafts and a large medieval market. Visitors are encouraged to wear period costume to enhance their own personal medieval experience. Organisers of this extravaganza say that you will leave with the taste of history on your lips and your appetite for an authentic historical and personal experience satisfied.

Cheer jousting knights on their magnificent horses during TOURNAMENT WEEKEND, with displays of iron-clad warriors locked in battle. There are lots of activities to keep the kids entertained and everyone will enjoy the displays, costumes and merriment. Not only will men, maidens and children be utterly enchanted by the events at this festival, but it won’t cost a King’s ransom. That’s what families like to hear!

 

The Event: JOHN OXLEY DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL WINTER SHOW

Date and time: Saturday, 13 July from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., and Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Mt Coot-tha Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. The Brisbane City Council runs a bus service to the venue. Check the Translink Travel Planner for a timetable and route at https://translink.com.au or call TransLink on 13 12 30. There is also off-street parking, plus disabled parking at the front door.

Ticket price: Admission cost is $4.00 with children free. Go to the website at https://www.jodos.org.au to find out more about the society.

What’s happening: The JOHN OXLEY DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY’S ANNUAL WINTER SHOW is considered to be one of Brisbane’s premier orchid shows. On display will be Australian Native Orchids, Species Orchids from around the world and many Hybrid Orchids. It is held at a time when Cymbidiums are flowering in Brisbane and there are also strong displays of Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium and Oncidium hybrids as well as their species. Photographers bring your cameras!

On both days there will be potting demonstrations twice daily, at 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Cultural advice from some of Brisbane’s best growers is available all week-end. There will be lots of orchid plants for sale at very reasonable prices. This is a great opportunity to purchase plants to increase an existing collection or maybe purchase your first plants to start on this rewarding and interesting hobby. All the necessary potting requirements are available for sale.

Light refreshments and floral arrangements are available for purchase. The show concludes with presentation of prizes at about 2.30 p.m. on Sunday.

The John Oxley District Orchid Society Inc (JODOS) is a group of Brisbane-based orchid growers and enthusiasts who meet regularly to share their expertise and passion. Whether you've been growing orchids for days or decades or even just want to get started, get in touch – all of their members are enthusiastic and friendly. If you’re new to orchid growing or looking for basic information on that new plant in your collection, visit the website above to get the facts on how to look after a wide range of orchid types.

 

The Event: THE 2019 FITNESS SHOW BRISBANE!

Date and time: Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane.

Ticket price: At the show: One Day Adult $25, One Day Child $15, Two day admission $40, Two day child $25, Family pack $60. Get your tickets here https://fitness-show.com.au/brisbane/tickets. All tickets include show floor access, meet & greets, demonstrations and more!

NOTE SAVINGS: 1-day Adult – Advanced Ticket is $20 with a 20% saving if you buy your 1-day ticket to the Show before 11.59 p.m. on 9 July 2019. 1-day Child (13 to 17 years – Advanced Ticket is $12 with a 20% saving if you buy your 1-day ticket to the Show before 11.59 p.m. on 9 July 2019. Kids 12 and under are FREE. People in the Industry can save $20 when they register for a free industry registration NOW. See the website for other deals, and details of fitness sessions at https://fitness-show.com.au/brisbane.

What’s happening: THE FITNESS SHOW BRISBANE returns for its seventh year, bringing together some of the biggest fitness, health and wellness celebrities and brands in Australia, to promote the latest in fitness education, technology, health foods, sports nutrition, group fitness and fitness apparel.

The Fitness Show is set to be the unmissable event of the year for those wanting to be at the forefront of the trends in the health and fitness industry. Whether you're into Power lifting, Bodybuilding, Cross Fit, or just leading a healthy lifestyle, The Fitness Show has something for you! Explore the unique zones today at https://fitness-show.com.au/brisbane.

High-profile fitspo talent announced so far include Laura Henshaw, Steph Claire Smith, Kwame Duah, Madalin Giorgetta, with many more top talent to be announced as the show draws near. Visitors will be able to listen to expert talks, workout, and meet and greet with each guest. Big name exhibitors released to date include Blue Ribbon Ice Cream, YoPRO, Nutrition Warehouse PTY ltd, Eco Superfoods, Halo Top, Chemist Warehouse, Musashi and many more.

 

The Event: RACQ MOTORFEST 2019

Date and time: Sunday, 14 July 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, Brisbane. There is ample parking for MotorFest attendees. Please refer to the parking map on the website below. Still got questions? Email events@racq.com.

Ticket price: Entry is only $2 and children under three years FREE. All gate takings will be donated to the RACQ Foundation’s 2019 Flood Assistance Project to help farmers in north-west Queensland. Go to https://www.racq.com.au/motorfest for more information and FAQs.

What’s happening: The fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MOTORFEST returns to Eagle Farm Racecourse in one of Queensland’s most exciting events for car enthusiasts. Last year thousands of car buffs and families turned out to see the 400+ prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles, showcased in a colourful carnival environment.

In 2019 all the family favourites will return, including roving entertainment, gourmet food trucks and free kids’ activities, including amusement rides, V8 simulator, craft activities, face painting and a petting zoo. For the first time this year, Motorfest will be joined by Love Handmade Markets, which will have 40 local makers onsite with homemade goods.

In 2019, RACQ Motorfest will celebrate 100 years of CITROËN! Daring, unique and unconventional are just a few of the words used to describe Citroën, one of the world’s most revolutionary car manufacturers. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën, the manufacturer left its mark on the automotive industry by way of several technological advancements.

The manufacturer’s highest honour came in 1999, when Citroën was recognised in the Car of the Century competition for producing the third-most influential car of the 20th century, the Citroën DS. Headlining the day will be a 1962 Citroën ID19, featured on the Motorfest badge, and owned by Citroën enthusiast, William Hastie.

‘These days, cars all look the same and over time they have lost the trademark features that make them unique,’ said Mr Hastie. See the Citroën alongside hundreds of other vintage, veteran, classic and special interest cars, along with the winners of Top Model 2019.

 

The Event: THE SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL 2019

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Sunday, 14 July 2018, with hourly sessions from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: South Bank Piazza, Cnr. Glenelg & Little Stanley Street, South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane. 

Ticket price: $21 per person. (Note that online ticket purchases will incur an administration fee for each transaction). Purchase your tickets at https://snow4kids.com.au. If you have any questions, please email them at tickets@b4snow.com or phone 0467 688 613 between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. daily.

What’s happening: Winter is here and following the huge success of its 2018 season, the SNOW4KIDS FESTIVAL is back in Brisbane for its seventh year of frosty fun during the winter school holidays, in an event that will transform the South Bank Piazza into a magical winter wonderland.

Experience the magic of hundreds of tons of real, fresh snow – build a snowman and bring it to life using an array of awesome decorations, throw snowballs, or race down the toboggan hill. Catch up with the event’s brand new mascot, Wynter, a three-metre friendly polar bear.

Don’t forget to dress the kids up in winter woollies, gloves and gumboots for your day at the snow park. Note that all people entering the park must purchase a ticket, including parents and carers. Children over the age of 8 can enter without a carer if the carer remains in the designated viewing area adjoining the Snow Park during the session. Chill out and enjoy! 

 

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CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK – Sunday, 7 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy. In the European settlement of Australia, there were no treaties, no formal settlements, and no compacts. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people therefore did not cede sovereignty to their land – not in 1788, not in 1967, not with the Native Title Act, or with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It coexists with the sovereignty of the Crown and should never be extinguished. Australia is one of the few liberal democracies around the world which still does not have a treaty or some other kind of formal acknowledgement or arrangement with its Indigenous minorities. (Photo by L.J. May S/S, and information courtesy of NAIDOC)