BOLD - Issue 10 March/April 2018 MarApr18_BOLD_NL - Joomag | Page 2

CONTENTS 4 welcome Welcome to our 10th edition of BOLD, and our second edition for 2018. We’ve experienced a great start to the year and there's still plenty more to come. The first half of the year is often filled with many events and activities across the region. We get to enjoy the fantastic weather our region offers. As the days cool leading into Autumn, we’re spoilt with the spectacular change of colour the season brings. It's definitely one of the best times of the year. ANZAC Day In this edition of BOLD, we pause to remember our fallen soldiers on ANZAC day. It's a reminder to be thankful for the freedom we have living in one of the best parts of the world. This time of year is also very busy with our show circuit commencing and Easter celebrations taking place across the region. In particular we highlight the iconic Jondaryan Woolshed 'Easter Family Fun Weekend'. This is truly an event to be experienced as you step back in time and enjoy ‘good ole fashioned fun’. 5 One of the most exciting events coming soon will be the Commonwealth Games. We're lucky enough to have the Queens Baton Relay coming through the region, plus the opportunity to provide quality facilities and hospitality to teams training for the games. Clean Up Australia Day is a fantastic way for us to get involved, show our pride and ensure that our region remains beautiful as we showcase what we have to the world. Showtime 6 No doubt many of you have reflected on what this year will bring. We recognise that health and wellness are important aspects to our residents. We're committed to creating opportunity for a healthy and happy region with our Change Project. I encourage you to explore the project and get involved. Finally, our region wouldn’t be what it is today without the community. We're working hard at involving the community for future planning and I urge you to tell us your vision and ideas for the region, get involved in consultations and provide feedback. We want to create the best region and a proud region. To tell us your thoughts on specific projects or in general visit: Alice in Wonderland 8 Easter 5 things to do for Easter in the Toowoomba Region is the best time to enjoy the outdoors with the days getting a little cooler. We’ve picked the top 5 things to do this Easter. 1 Head out for the day to the Jondaryan Woolshed Family Fun Day 2 Go back in time at the Highfields Easter Vintage Festival 3 Go for a bushwalk 4 Enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the park 5 Pack a picnic and head out for a country drive To find the perfect walk, park or country drive in our region head to Cr Paul Antonio MAYOR, CHAIR - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Mayor Paul Antonio Jondaryan Woolshed 12 Clean Up Australia Day 14 P 07 4688 6433 F 07 4631 9170 M 0429 954 109 E [email protected] Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards 2018 We’re excited to partner with Telstra and present for the first time to Toowoomba Region, 'The Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards'. These awards are designed for High School students in years 10-12 to focus on using the application of technology to change the world and bring their ideas to life. These awards are an exciting way for us to nurture the knowledge base that exists among young people of our region, foster a culture of entrepreneurship and highlight the importance of study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). For more information and entry details visit Key Dates 16 March Phase 1 Entries Close 6 June Phase 2 Entries Close 28 March Finalists Announced 20 June Awards Pitch Night Emergency Action Guide Are you ready if an emergency or disaster was to impact the Toowoomba Region? Included in this edition of BOLD is the Natural Disasters and Emergency Action Guide. It's a simple step by step guide to help you prepare your household or business for an emergency or disaster. Take some time to read the guide, make a plan, prepare your home and business and practise your emergency plan. Be prepared. Stay safe. For more information on preparing for an emergency or disaster visit Study Toowoomba 2 l bold bold l 3