Christmas in Alex
Sunday December 2nd at Buhk Family Park
Entertainment Program from 4p.m. with
- Live stage featuring various artists including Kelsie RImmer (of The Voice fame)
- Free Rides for Children
- Charity Chocolate Wheel to support Surf Girl and AHCA
- Lighting of the SCRC Christmas Tree
- Fireworks Finale thanks to Alex Surf Club
We encourage Alex residents to take this opportunity to walk to the beach and meet your neighbours in a fun filled relaxing afternoon. Thanks to our major sponsors, including
|Alex Surf Life Saving Supporters Club||Alex Community Association||Alex Surf Life Saving Club|
|Bendigo Bank||Sunshine Coast Council||Vic Murphy Real Estate|
Whilst the Rotary Club of Alex Headland will conduct a sausage sizzle, we also have the support the many neighbouring takeaway and restaurant businesses in Alex – many of whom have contributed financially to the planning and cost of this event. These include
|The Alex Bar & Grill||Surfcoast Seafood||Haithi Indian Restaurant|
|The Attic Cafe||IGA Express||Cold Rock Icecreamery|
|The Pastry Chef Cafe||Sangs||24/7 Pizza|
|Indigo Grill||Capones||Thai Street|
|The Alex Hotel||Alexpress||Blue Bar|
|Salt n Battered||Capones||Thai Street|
Our thanks to these other supporting businesses
|Tropicana||Aquarius||Alex Seaside Resort|
|Seaforth Resort||Mandolin||Chemist Warehouse|
|BWS||Grants Meats||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Beach Beat||Skate Sauce||Mylos|
We encourage residents with dogs within 500m of the beach to take special care that evening. Secure your dog safely, and perhaps leave the TV or music on loudly to distract them from the fireworks noise, which sometimes has a strange effect.
MC Caroline Hutchinson
4.00 p.m. Lindsay Hope – Aussie Bush Balladeer
4.45p.m. The Aitken Brothers – Who8Hoo
5.30p.m. Kelsie Rimmer
6.00p.m. Arrival of Santa by boat.
6.30p.m. Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus (Carols)
7.00p.m. Kelsie returns
7.30p.m. Lighting of the Alex Christmas Tree
7.35p.m. Kelsie to Close Program
7.45p.m. Firework Finale.
4.00 -7.45 Childrens Free Rides
4.30 - 6.30 Christmas Themed Facepainting Free
Every 15 mins Charity Chocolate Wheel Spins to support Alex Surf Girl Entrant Natalie Parker and Alexandra Headland Community Association.
Sundayze Opera in the Park in Alex
Imagine a grand piano in Nelson Park? Supplemented by magnificent pianists and wonderful singers prepared to educate the audience to the joys of Opera, and happy to indulge us with some familiar musical excerpts. What a wonderful concert……. But what an awful June Sunday weather wise. Probably the bitterest, coldest, windiest, rain filled day we have had this year – although joyfully the voices mostly sent the rain away during the 2 hour concert. Thank you SCRC Events – at least 150 people appreciated where our rates money is going! And Nelson Park Okinja Road end was a surprisingly great venue with the buildings behind creating an amphitheatre effect! (Actually we did’nt count the many people hiding in the warmth of their nearby apartments or verandahs)
Community and Cultural Events Sub Committee
This sub-committee is still being formed, but we have received a number of suggestions to create more community events in Alex for the local residents.
Among current suggestions being considered are:
- A Picnic Concert in Nelson Park (once the site of local circuses)
- An Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on the Headland
- A “re-claim the Street” Party
If you are interested in developing community spirit, your participation would be greatly welcomed!
Reports Being Considered
When talking of Community, it encompasses a very big world - perhaps best described in an elegant digital brochure named the Sunshine Coast Community Plan - which was endorsed by the SCRC at its meeting on May 18th 2011.
Many of our residents participated in the Our Place Our Future and other community consultations of recent years. The leading recommendation of the Plan will be a familiar refrain for all those seeking to protect Alex:
The community recognises that to become more sustainable, there is a need to:
- protect the region's precious natural assets and lifestyle