10 August 2009
THIS Friday morning on your way to work please come and be part of the audience as the Channel 9 Today show broadcasts live from Ipswich. Karl, Lisa and the Today team will host an extensive outside broadcast in Queens Park between 6am and 9am. There will be free muffins, tea, coffee and a sausage sizzle with Ipswich National Seniors. This is a tremendous opportunity for all residents to show their pride in our city and fly the Ipswich flag in front of a national TV audience.
The National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day was first celebrated in 1988. The annual day is marked on August 4 each year. Last week at the Neville Bonner Sporting Complex in Briggs Road a wonderful celebration for indigenous young people was held. It was a chance to participate in many cultural activities, entertainment and workshops. It was also great to drop in and offer words of encouragement and an official welcome on behalf of the city.
This month marks another important milestone if the history RAAF Base Amberley and the strong partnerships developed over many years with the city of Ipswich. The official signing of the terms of reference for the Amberley Community Engagement Forum was held at the Ipswich Art Gallery last week. The base is firmly part of the Ipswich family and we always look forward to making welcome the growing numbers of RAAF, Army and civilian personnel to our city. The issue of security of our military bases has also been in the news. I urge you to be alert, not alarmed, and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
Just Rock Ipswich presented their 16th annual Back to 63 Classic Car Show and Shine on Sunday at Len Johnson Oval North Ipswich. A large crowd enjoyed the entertainment which included dancing, music, fun and food. More than 200 classic cars took part.
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