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May 2018

The colder weather is on its way now, which means we are getting closer to some important local events including Council's Homeless Connect and our very own Einbunpin Festival.

The 2018 Einbunpin Festival will be held on July 29 and is shaping to be another great celebration of our community. Now in it's 27th year, the Festival will have 4 stage areas, art activities, free children's activities and hundreds of community and local business stalls. Check out the festival website for details on our competitions and activities. We have lots of opportunities for new festival volunteers this year from entertainment and activities volunteers to bump-in and bump-out and also helping with our festival survey on the day. If you would like to be involved, please let my office know and we will get in touch.  

In 2005, Council developed plans for an upgrade of Brighton Park, Decker Park and the Brighton Foreshore. $3 million was allocated for works in 2010-11 and 2011-12 however, that funding was withdrawn to prioritise flood recovery projects across the city. This work has been complete for some time and the Brighton Foreshore project remains in limbo. Brisbane’s unique landscape sees residents enjoy mountains in the west through ecologically significant creek catchments and wetlands in the north and east, and the foreshore areas at Brighton / Sandgate / Shorncliffe. This area attracts thousands of visitors and while facilities in Shorncliffe and Sandgate have been upgraded in recent times, the Brighton Foreshore continues to be overlooked. Please join me in calling for funding for this vital local project by signing my petition here.

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 

Active School Travel

Well done to my old stomping ground, Shorncliffe State School, on taking out the Deagon Ward BBLAST trophy for most active school travel for term one. As a brand new school to Council's Active School Travel program they've done very well. The competition is very hot to take out the trophy for term two - so keep up the walking, scooting and riding!

Salvos' Street Level Cafe and Red Shield Appeal

Students from Nudgee College and Bracken Ridge State High visited the Salvation Army's Street Level Cafe in Spring Hill to see some of the great work the Salvos do. These students will be helping raise funds during the upcoming Red Shield Appeal.

As the Chairperson of the Red Shield Appeal for the North-East region, the support of local schools is so important to the success of this year's appeal. I encourage everyone to get behind the appeal. 

Geebung Bowls Patron's Day

May 5 was a great day for bowling at Geebung Bowls Patron's Day. As Patron of the club it was great to welcome players from right across the Northside. Bart Mellish MP- Member for Aspley and I played a few ends - and while we won't make the Australian team we both had a great time!

Vaisakhi Festival - Taigum

Singh Sabha Gurudawara Brisbane hosted their annual Vaisakhi celebrations at the Sandgate Hawks on Sunday, April 29. It was a great celebration of Sikh and North Indian culture here in Brisbane. I was proud to be the presiding officer at a citizenship ceremony on the day also where we welcomed 18 new citizens from 13 different countries. This was a great celebration of our diverse community here on the Northside. I was, alongside my colleagues Leanne Linard MP, Bart Mellish MP and Stirling Hinchliffe MP, very proud to sponsor this event once again and look forward to an even bigger and better event next year!

Boondall Baracudas Swim Club Trophy Night

It was great to join Leanne Linard MP and Anika Wells who represented Wayne Swan on April 28 at the Boondall Barracudas Swimming Club presentation night. Another very successful season for the swimmers which is only made possible by the dedicated parents and volunteers. We are lucky to have three swimming clubs in the Deagon Ward with Sandgate and Zillmere alongside Boondall. While the season is over now, September is just around the corner - so keep an eye out for details on sign on days. 


ANZAC Day 2018 saw a range of services in our community which formed a unique day of remembrance. In the lead up to ANZAC Day, I represented the community in 8 services taking place at our local schools. On ANZAC Day I attended 5 services from from dawn to dusk and was thoroughly moved by how special our community is and how we paid our respects on this solemn day. While there are no more World Ward One veterans left and very few World War Two veterans, our community continues to mark their service and those who have served since (and continue to).  


What's Coming Up...

Biggest Morning Tea at the Deagon Ward Office, 24 May
Come down to my office (Deagon Ward Office) on the 24th of May to join our Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser in support of the Cancer Council. The event will run from 9.30am to approximately 11am with home baking, tea and coffee provided. We're really looking forward to hosting this event and hope to see you there! 

CWA Sandgate Trivia Night, 25 May
On Friday May 25, CWA Sandgate will be hosting a trivia night at the Volunteer Marine Rescue on Allpass Parade at Shorncliffe. This is promising to be a fun night, hosted by one of our active community groups. 

Rock Under The Clock, 26 May
Returning once again to the Sandgate Town Hall on May 26 will be Rock Under The Clock, celebrating 'the best of British Rock' this year. There will be some fun and games over a light supper before the event. Be sure to get in quick and secure your tickets here. I hope you'll be joining me on the 26th! 

Dogs Day Out, 27 May
Join us once again with your four-legged friends for the Dogs Day Out at Brighton! We will be gathering at Decker Park from 8.00AM with information stalls from the Animal Welfare League QldShamroq - Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Qld Inc. and Brighton Dog Groomers. 

At 8.30AM we will participating in a group dog walk along the foreshore for a $5 entry fee, with all proceeds going to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland who run the re-homing centre at Bracken Ridge for Council. Bramble Bay Lions will also be providing a sausage sizzle. Check out more details here

Domestic Violence Peaceful Walk, 30 May
Commencing at 4.30pm on Wednesday 30th of May will be the Domestic Violence Peaceful Walk, hosted by SANDBAG. This event will start at the Einbunpin Lagoon and will be followed by a candle lighting ceremony outside of the Sandgate Magistrates Court in Keogh Street. The evening will then continue with a "What can I do?" panel and community conversation at the Sandgate Bowls Club. Speakers will include members of Griffith University's Bystander Intervention Program. This is a really important evening for us to embrace as a community and I urge you to come along and support this cause. 


Homeless Connect will be held on Thursday, 28 June this year and my office will be a Northside drop-off point for non-perishable goods to be donated. I'd encourage you to drop by with whatever you can spare for this worthy cause. 

Homeless Connect is an event for people who are experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. Guests can enjoy a meal, be sociable, participate in activities and access much needed services.  Click here to find out more about the event. 
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