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September 2019


September is such a busy month in our local community and the last few weeks have seen so many amazing local events!
We held our first ever Sandgate Youth Festival on Saturday 7 September and with amazing local performers, massive crowds and such great feedback we have committed to making this an annual local event supporting and promoting young and emerging artists in our local community. I teamed up with local business Beat Connection DJ & Live music to host the Sandgate Youth Festival and we would like to thank our generous local sponsors, Anika Wells MP, Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Kuhn Corp Print & Packaging, GyroStream and Dana Frier Design.
I have also been out and about at sporting presentations, art nights, community walks, museum launches, mobile offices and at local school events. We have some great events coming up over the next few weeks and I hope to see you at some of them. There are more details below.
The high cost of water is something our local sporting clubs tell me about all the time. Our volunteer run sporting clubs make our community the vibrant place it is. That's why I'm excited to announce Council will be offering a $5000 rebate to our sporting clubs to help with this water cost this financial year. 

Keep an eye out on my Facebook page to keep up to date with local news and events.

If you are part of a local community group and want me to feature an upcoming event in my e-news please contact my office to arrange this. 


Jared Cassidy

Out and About in the Community 

Sandgate Youth Festival

Our first ever Sandgate Youth Festival was an amazing success. I am really proud to have worked with Brendon from Beat Connection - DJ and Live Music to present this brand new event.

Congratulations to the winners TEN12 and our seven other acts on the night - Jetty Street, Friday Marmalade, Pier Pressure, Anouk Brown, Simian SickMabel McCormack and Jacob Byrne. You made this a special night!

Without our sponsors Kuhn Corp Print & PackagingStirling Hinchliffe MPAnika Wells MPGYROstream and Dana Frier Designs our new festival wouldn't be possibe.

Can't wait to do this all again next year!


Local Sporting Clubs Grants Information Evening

I joined my Northside state government colleagues Leanne Linard MPStirling Hinchliffe MP and Bart Mellish MP- Member for Aspley in Zillmere for a special grants information evening with our local sporting clubs.

After hearing from our sporting clubs over the last few years that their water bills are taking a big toll on club finances, it was great to share the good news that these clubs will now be eligible for a one off $5000 water subsidy to help with these costs!


QCYC Open Day and Sailing Season Launch

It was great to join the crew at Queensland Cruising Yacht Club at their open day and launch of the sailing season recently.

I was proud to officially host the race briefing for the Brisbane to Gladstone Race this year in the Sandgate Town Hall and am pleased that we will make this an annual feature of the race!

Sandgate Hawks Netball Club Presentation Night

I joined the Sandgate Hawks Netball Club to present a brand new 5 year recognition of club participation award this recently.

Recognising ongoing participation is very important to the Hawks and part of the reason for their spectacular growth over the past few years!

Great to see so many girls sticking with their club for five years and plenty more with ten years at the club too!



RU OK Run - Bramble Bay Deadly Runners

I recently joined the Bramble Bay Deadly Runners for a special RU OK run. The rate of suicide amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is double the National average.

The conversation we had was such an important one - thanks to the organisers for a great morning!

If you want to get involved with the Deadly Runners, they meet at 5.30am on Tuesdays, 5.30pm on Thursdays and 4.00pm on Sundays. Check it out!



What's Coming Up...

Zillmere Festival (Saturday - September 14)

Come along to the the 17th Annual Zillmere Festival at O'Callaghan Park from 10am-3pm on September 14th, 2019 to celebrate the vibrant and diverse cultures of North Brisbane. Enjoy free the many FREE activities, song and dance across four stages.

Get glam for the dress ups and fashion runaway and strike your best pose at the Photo Booth village.
Feeling hungry? Food for a fiver is back so you can enjoy the delicious international cuisine that Zillmere has to offer for only $5.

Want something for the kids? Free workshops and activities are great for the children and for those who are young at heart.

Hope to see you on the day!


Shorncliffe State School Centenary Celebration (Saturday - September 14)

To celebrate their 100 year anniversary, Shorncliffe will be holding a special school celebration! Come along, bring your family and enjoy the rides, face painting, food trucks, games, local musical performances, mobile movie theatre and much more. Having grown up in Shorncliffe and attended Shorncliffe State School, I am incredibly proud to be a major sponsor of this special local event. Join the community on September 14 from 10am!


Salvation Army North Brisbane (Taigum) - Twilight Markets (Saturday - September 14)

The Salvation Army North Brisbane will be holding their Twilight Community Markets is coming up on Saturday 14 September from 4pm. These markets have proven to be very popular throughout the community in recent years.

The markets will include fantastic stalls, food trucks, live music, kids activities and much more. 

This markets I've joined with State Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe to sponsor the jumping castle and childrens activities to make them all free for local families. I hope to see you there!



Aspergerger Services Australia High Tea (September 13)
and Open Day (October 26)

Asperger Services Australia LTD reopened in Virginia QLD this month. In order to raise the much needed funds, we will be holding both a High Tea on September 13 and an Open Day on October 26.
See the flyer for the high tea below for more details.
The open day will be a fantastic event with stalls, food, and entertainment. I am once again very proud to provide sponsorship for the Asperger Services Open Day so they can continue to provide support for members of our local community who are living with Asperger’s Syndrome.


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