CELEBRATION TIME: Funding looks likely for nine events in the region to celebrate the Coast's 50th anniversary of its naming.
CELEBRATION TIME: Funding looks likely for nine events in the region to celebrate the Coast's 50th anniversary of its naming. Patrick Woods

Coast's 50th anniversary party plans revealed

THE list of local celebrations is growing, with nine events looking like securing funding for the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Council officers have recommended approval of funding for nine celebratory events.

Councillors will make a decision at tomorrow's council meeting about funding, totalling $117,000, for a wide variety of celebrations.

The events likely to have succeeded include an exhibition of the region's 'big stories' of the past 50 years held by the Landsborough and District Historical Society.

Pente Poets look set to launch the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Poetry Trail Project Launch with three separate community events in December, as part of the half-century festival.

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects looks to have secured $5000 for the 2017 Sunshine Coast Open House, opening up "unique and interesting places" to the public and explain their significance.

A cash splash of $19,000 has been recommended for the Gheerulla Hall and Recreation Association Inc to hold the Festival of Community Halls at 28 small halls across the region.

ECOllaboration, with Reefcheck Australia, could be set to develop eco-centred workshops to celebrate the region's environment.

Friends of Lift Inc will look to use a proposed $20,000 wad of cash to hold a celebration concert on August 6 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

A three-day festival held by the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc is also on the cards, while women's footy is gearing up for the Sunshine Coast 50th Anniversary Women's Cup to be held by the Maroochydore Australian Rules Football Club.

The Rotary Club of Mooloolaba looks to have secured $10,000 towards hosting the Sunshine Coast Festival of Sands at Mooloolaba Beach over the October long weekend.


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