Goondiwindi Local News – 2 March 2017

Chief Entrepreneur’s Visit

Hi everybody, welcome to this week’s local news. Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur is visiting town next week on the 7th. Mark Sowerby, the founder of Blue Sky Investments has been appointed the Chief Entrepreneur; he is bringing with him five other successful Queensland Entrepreneurs who will share their stories.

Julia Telford of Engage and Create Consulting has been instrumental in bringing the group to Goondiwindi. Working with the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur, she has organised the free event to take place at the Goondiwindi Cinema on March 7th at 7am.

Tickets are available on eventbrite, and are of course free.

The Army are in town, or at least nearby

The Australian Army’s Aboriginal Community Assistance Program are sending 200 soldiers to Toomelah for six months, starting sometime in April.

They are coming as a part of a six million dollar funding project where the Army will provide the personnel and other resources to rebuild infrastructure such as roads, houses, and sewers; even their community hall is getting a facelift.

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance project has been running for 20 years now, and it helps to improve the health and living conditions of remote indigenous communities. They help one particular community each year

Flick the Flu with Lucy Walker’s Chemmart Pharmacy

Lucy Walker Chemmart Pharmacy is helping the town to stay fit and healthy with the flu vaccine. Brooke spoke with Nadia the vaccinating pharmacist to find out how.

Outback Embrace Week

Taryn Brumfit, Founder of the ‘Embrace Body Image Movement’ is coming to Goondiwindi.

On the 17th of March at the Cultural Centre, Taryn herself will be presenting live as the key note speaker of the ‘Outback Embrace Week’.

The week is packed full of health information, many of the local health practitioners from all the fields will be presenting useful information throughout the week. There are five very full days of talks and activities, far too many to mention here.

More information and bookings are available via Care Goondiwindi’s website http://caregoondiwindi.com.au.

Business Breakfast

The Breakfast begins at 6:30am for a 6:45 sit down at the Royal Hotel. There will be a buffet breakfast with espresso coffee to get those ‘non-morning people’ up and running for the day.

RSVP on our website, and pay at the door The price is $30 e.a. or $50 for a pair.

Online payments are coming soon.

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