Kids on Conservation at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has unearthed a new fun and interactive conservation trail created just for kids! Learn amazing facts about Australia’s endangered animals and discover ways you can help make a difference in wildlife conservation. Follow the footprints to 12 different locations throughout the Sanctuary, collecting stamps along the way. There’s also a prize at the end of the trail for each child.
For more information visit www.CurrumbinSanctuary.com.au
Green Patch Day – 8 October
Have you ever wanted to do more for the environment but don’t know where to start? Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Green Living Expo will inspire you to make small changes that will help make a big difference to your environment and wellbeing. Hosted by Ranger Stacey from Totally Wild, there will be plenty of interactive demonstrations and DIY workshops for all ages. Learn how to attract wildlife into your backyard, grow sustainable vegies and cook healthy meals, be entertained by local musicians and get up close to some cheeky native animals. Remember Conservation starts in your own backyard!
For more information visit www.CurrumbinSanctuary.com.au
Buskers by the Creek – 15-16 October
Buskers by the Creek is an annual celebration of arts, culture and community spirit. Over two spectacular days, thousands will fill the banks of Currumbin Creek with colour, movement and music. This free family friendly event has wowed crowds with past performances including fire dancers, sword swallowers, ukulele orchestras, acrobats and artists, with over 200 performers showing off their talents.
An international menu to please all foodies will also be on offer in 2016, with well known local restaurants dishing up with festival flair.
For more information visit: http://www.buskersbythecreek.com.au
Broadbeach Christmas Carols – 10 December
Get down to Kurrawa Park for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols with family activities starting from 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with kid’s activities including jumping castle, family photos inside an inflatable snow globe, and face painting. The Carols commence at 6pm with an amazing line up of performers including the incredible Marina Prior and Martin Crewes, so come on down and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with an evening of free entertainment for the entire family.
Fore more details visit http://broadbeachgc.com/
Coolangatta Christmas Carols – 11 December
Sing along under the stars at the Coolangatta Christmas Carols presented by The Strand, Coolangatta. Christmas will come alive at this free family friendly event starting at 5.30pm in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Bring a picnic or grab some gourmet food from the onsite food trucks, and settle in for a night of entertainment from talented local musicians who will be singing everyone’s favourite carols. Watch on with excitement as Santa arrives in true Southern Gold Coast style – skydiving in on his parachute!
Fore more details visit http://www.southerngoldcoast.com.au/
Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach - 18 December 2016
Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of song with the whole family at the 2016 Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach. It's the Gold Coast's biggest Christmas Carols event, held under the stars on the beautiful Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a night of fantastic family entertainment with host Charli Robinson from Sea FM and an all Aussie lineup of carols talent.
To download your copy of the program, including the Carols on the Beach songbook, be sure to check www.surfersparadise.com for updates.
FAMILY IMAGE – Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy
This edition we profile Queensland’s Golden Couple of the stage and screen, Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy. Dubbed the “Beckham’s of Brisbane”, Naomi and Luke have each carved out a successful career in the entertainment industry, and are quite possibly two of the most genuine and down to earth people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
Who makes up your family?
Our family is Luke and Naomi, Luke’s daughter Olivia, our eldest dog Lola and our newest addition, 10 week old puppy Margot. In our extended family, we have Luke’s parents and brothers here in Brisbane and Naomi’s parents, siblings, niece and nephew in the UK.
What’s your favourite thing to do as a family, in the region?
Our number one activity when we are not performing is to eat and drink - we are total foodies! We love finding new restaurants and cafes, visiting vineyards, and experiencing the incredible food and drink in this region. Our favourite places include Rogue Bar and Bistro in Newstead, The Spaghetti House at South Bank, Sake at Riverside, Golden Grove Estate at Stanthorpe, and The Foraging Quail in New Farm.
Do you have a family tradition from your childhood that you now share with your family?
Naomi’s family has many Christmas traditions that we have carried into our own family. We like to buy everyone (adults included) something they can make or build on Christmas Day, we make own mulled wine, we have a special store of ‘tree presents’ that come out as a surprise after you think all the presents have been opened, and we always make sure that Santa receives a glass of port and a mince pie for his troubles!
What connects with you and touches your heart?
We are passionate about this beautiful country we live in, and have recently become official ambassadors for the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. Naomi’s home country has a lot of respect and reverence for heritage and legacy, and we hope we are able to instill this same pride in our new roles here in Australia. We are also strong advocates for marriage equality and LGBTIQ+ equality and respect.
Do you have plans to grow your family?
Naomi would like to add many, many more dogs to our family and is pleased to announce she has recently recruited Olivia as her campaign manager. Luke is not convinced…