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50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast – big birthday bash!

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24 March 2017 | Source: Sunshine Coast Council

A special concert, a poetry trail, sand sculpture festival and a women’s AFL carnival are just a few of the ways we will celebrate our region’s naming anniversary, with events funded by the 50th anniversary grants endorsed today by council.

Nine community and not-for-profit groups have received Category B grants from the 50th Anniversary Fund for new activities, projects or events that specifically celebrate the Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

A Street Festival, Sunshine Coast Open House, Festival of Sand, Big Birthday Concert, 50 Years of Major Sunshine Coast Events exhibition and Hinterland Poetry Trail are some of the big events planned for the celebrations.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said council was enthusiastic to endorse a diverse range of events and activities planned for the celebrations.

“Our team has worked closely with our local community groups to plan for an engaging and exciting range of activities which celebrate the region’s milestone,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“These exciting events, which will be held from August to December, will appeal to a broad range of ages and interests.

“This anniversary milestone also allows us the opportunity to celebrate the region’s unique identity and showcase of past, present and future.

“We hope our community will come join the celebrations and enjoy the activities and events that have been funded by the 50th Anniversary Fund.”

Applications for the second round of Category A grants of up to $2000 are now open and close Friday, May 19.

Further information on all 50th Anniversary activity can be found at

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