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26th October 2021

I rise to give a brief overview of recent and upcoming events in the electorate of Nicklin.

I first offer my congratulations to the Jonathon Sullivan Memorial Team for taking out the championship of Nambour’s Murri Cup carnival.

Well done to Kenny and the team.

I would like to recognise the outstanding achievement of Chevallum State School in its centenary anniversary.

This wonderful and inclusive school has taught the children of our region for 100 years.

In honour of the celebration, a mosaic mural was completed with funds raised by the P&C.

This artwork tells the story of the school over the journey.

I thank Linda Short, the principal; Scott Teichmann, the deputy principal; Kirsten Bowman, the president of the P&C; and Lyn Walsh, a former principal of 33 years.

I also must mention the students, current and former staff, the P&C and the families for all that they have done which enables such long-lasting success.

I want to introduce the parliament to the emerging sport of disc golf.

The Sunshine Coast Disc Golf Club has been hosting tournaments that attract competitors from all over the country.

This is an inclusive sport that all abilities can enjoy.

I look forward to seeing more tournaments on our Sunshine Coast.

On Sunday in Woombye the 2nd Light Horse Woombye troop will be parading at 10 o’clock.

There will be 30 horses and riders in period dress.

This is to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba, a famous Australian victory in the Middle East during World War I.

Friday afternoon also in Woombye will see the celebration of 50 years of Nambour Meals on Wheels.

I do not need to explain to members or the public the fantastic work these volunteers do in providing meals and company for our most vulnerable citizens.

I also want to acknowledge Don MacAuley for hosting me at the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Association at Borumba Dam on Saturday.

It does important work in conservation in reintroducing native freshwater fish to our estuaries.

Speaking about important volunteer organisations, Friday is also the Day for Daniel.

I encourage anyone in Palmwoods to attend the walk at 0600 hours and support the work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in advancing child safety and protection.

All should wear a splash of red on this day.

I note that Minister Linard will be there as well, so if anyone else can attend that would be great.

It is my privilege to speak about all of the great people and organisations that enrich the fabric of our community.

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