Gympie Regional Council and COVID-19
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Call for Gold Rush Festival volunteers
Council is putting the call out to the community to help make this year’s Gold Rush Festival celebrations one of our best ever.
The Gympie Gold Rush Festival is being held from 18 – 20 October 2019 and includes an evening lantern parade, a carnival, and a community picnic day.
Council is seeking support from volunteers for the parade and carnival events with activities such as event registration, crowd marshalling, general event set up and pack up, event runners, assisting performers and bar service.
Volunteers are being asked to commit to a 4-5 hour shift, with volunteers being able to nominate the types of activities they would like to do and their preferred times.
Council’s events team is hosting a volunteer briefing session at 6pm on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 to explain the different roles.
People interested in volunteering for the festival will need to complete a volunteer application forms. Completed forms can either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in at the volunteer briefing session.
To find out more and to download a copy of the application form, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/goldrush.
From today, people across our region and the country will celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Although COVID - 19 may change the way we get together, it doesn’t change how we can reflect and acknowledge our history, our culture, our achievements and how each of us can individually contribute towards reconciliation in Australians.
In these COVID-19 times, Council will acknowledge the week a little differently. Today at our Council Ordinary Meeting, which will be live streamed, we will have a special acknowledgement of Country, we will commemorate Sorry Day and mark the commencement of Reconciliation Week.
Aunty Lillian Burke Butchulla Elder and President of Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc. will share her story of the Stolen Generations and what reconciliation means for her. I’m very much looking forward to hearing Aunty Lillian speak and to Council continuing to work with traditional owners and indigenous groups across the region.
We will also be streaming a Reconciliation Week musical event from 7pm this Friday, live from the Civic Centre, plus other activities such as digital storytelling for our local schools. If you’d like to know more, head to the Council website.
The last few weeks have been very busy for Councillors. We are continuing to work on the budget as our priority. There have been some great conversations and I’m really proud of the work Councillors and staff are doing as we work on one of the toughest budgets we’ve seen. We are focused on the core services and getting these right for you, our residents. It’s not going to be an easy job and some very hard decisions made as we look at how we can best serve the community.
Mayor Glen Hartwig