Redcliffe Show

When: 28 to 30 June, 2019
Where: Redcliffe Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland

Perfectly timed to fall in the Queensland School Holidays, the Redcliffe City Show offers a family-friendly program of events for all to enjoy.

Come along and enjoy a great day (and night) out at Redcliffe Showgrounds with all the traditional fun and attractions of the show, and more. Including:
*Rides
*Show Bags
*Animal Nursery
*Jet Pack Man
*Track Skill V8 Driving Excitement
*Arts & Crafts
*Cooking
*Horticulture
*Honey Section
*Horse Jumping & Show Jumping
*Pig Racing
*World Championship Woodchopping
*Livestock
*ELJAY Moto Cross
*Great Food
*Live Music
*Big Fireworks over two nights
… and more!

Normal entry fee $12 for adults, children aged from 5-14 years and pensioners $6.
Open: 8am to 8pm Friday & Saturday, 8am to 4pm Sunday.

For all the information please visit Redcliffe Show 2019.

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Moreton Bay Triathlon

WHAT: Moreton Bay Triathlon
WHEN:
Sunday 14 April, 2019
WHERE: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf

WHY? Because it will be fun – one you’ve finished!

But seriously, this is an event in which the whole family can participate. It takes place in peaceful, protected Moreton Bay and along the flat foreshore.

The Moreton Bay Triathlon has been expanded to encourage those who are curious but haven’t been game enough to give it a go. Until now!

To this end, different levels have been introduced for novices to elite athletes.

Just for kids
It starts with the Kids Tri, a safe 100m swim along Moreton Bay parallel to the shore, 2km bike and 500m run. It is suitable for kids aged 7-11 and novices up to the age of 14.

Little tease
The Enticer is designed to familiarise participants with the sport through short manageable distances: 200m swim, 5km bike, 2km run. (12+years)

Sprint to glory
The Sprint Distance means this is starting to get serious: 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. (14+years)

Go for gold
The Olympic Distance is the real deal and not for the faint-hearted: 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run. (15+years)

OTU Oceania Championships
For elite athletes only. Comprising of a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run (Open).

Form a team
If you don’t want to go it alone, form a team of two or three members. Start hassling family, friends or work colleagues now to get a training routine established ASAP.

The Moreton Bay Triathlon is part of the Nissan State Series – Queensland Standard Distance Championship Race and Nissan Club Championships.  It’s also host to the draft Oceania Triathlon Union Oceania Championships.

If spectating is your sport, you won’t be disappointed as there’s bound to be some amazing athletes competing on the day.

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Roll up for Redcliffe City Show: family fun

WHAT: Redcliffe City Show
WHEN: Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30, Sunday, July 1, 2018
WHERE: Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Rd,Recliffe
COST: Adults $12; Pensioners and children (5 to 14 years) $5
Friday is ‘people’s day’ but you have to get the local paper and cut out the coupon to receive the deal, which is children free and adults $2 each (max. 2 adults per coupon)

Homegrown actor and author, William McInnes, will officially open Redcliffe City Show at 7pm on the opening day.

The much loved performer grew up in Redcliffe with his four siblings, leaving in the mid-1980s to study acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Back in town for the show’s launch, McInnes will no doubt relish the moment when he declares the event to be officially open.

As with the seasons, the show promises to deliver some fresh new performances and activities along with the familiar favourites.

After an intense day of horse judging and show jumping, poultry judging and a championship dog show, the launch night is filled with V8 and moto cross action.

PLUS…

Who doesn’t get shivers up and down their spine when the words “Globe of Death” and “Wheel of Steel” are mentioned?

Witness the daring feats of Warren Brophy on the latter as he skips, juggles and flips, etc, on and in a rotating steel cage. It is 11 metres away from solid ground and Brophy has no nets or wires to save him if he falls.

Monsterfireworks follow and there will also be fireworks on Saturday night.

The kids will love the camel rides, animal nursery, puppet show, show bags and good old fashioned rides and sideshow alley games.

There will be live music, an arts and crafts display, an array of food stalls and many more special events during an action-packed three days.

The show has a long history that dates back to 1949 (first year 1959) and family members of its founders are still involved to this day. That is awesome and admirable!

Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. 

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Jetty2Jetty 2018: it’s on again!

WHAT: Jetty2Jetty 2018
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 2018
WHERE: Crockatt Park, Woody Point
START: 21.1km, 6.45am; 10km, 8am; 5km, 8.45am; 3km, 9.15am
FINISH: 10.30am for all

What a fantastic opportunity to bring friends and family together for a day of fun – with the added benefits of fresh air and exercise – following one of the most picturesque courses in the country on the Jetty2Jetty 2018 fun run.

You’ve got glorious coastal views all the way. What’s more, the course is pretty much level. What more could you possibly want?

The low down
Jetty2Jetty is an amazing community event in its 32nd year.

It was launched in 1986 by the Moreton Bay Road Runners to raise money for an organisation close to their hearts, Redcliffe Athletics Club.

The event has blossomed into a four-pronged running festival with dedicated sponsors.  Entrants are able to run like the wind for their own sense of wellbeing or nominate a charity of their choice to feel even better about their wellbeing!

More than 4000 competitors are expected to sign up across the four events.

It’s a huge day, starting at 6.45am with the half marathon (some people are a little bit crazy and very fit).

One of the things we love about Jetty2Jetty is its inclusiveness. There is a level for everyone – no matter how fast or not that fast, with the 3km event designed to attract families, beginners and those who prefer to walk and take in the view.

Jetty2Jetty 2018 website has all the details, plus great tips on how to prepare for the day.

Among some top-notch advice, it offers a list of running tracks in the Moreton Bay region:
1. Mungarra Reserve, Petrie
2. Redcliffe Peninsula (of course)
3. Bribie Island
4. North Lakes, Lake Eden
5. Centenary Lake, Caboolture
6. Wyllie Park, Petrie
7. Sheep Station Creek, Morayfield

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Disney on Ice – 100 years of magic

WHEN: Friday, June 29-Monday, July 2, 2018
WHERE: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

IT’S no wonder Brisbane Entertainment Centre has added an extra date to Disney on Ice – 100 years of magic.

Most of us have grown up with Disney’s stories that feature an array of endearing (and sometimes downright nasty) characters that we recognise in some shape or form (in the metaphorical sense) in our own life stories.

It is wonderful to be able to share the common ground of our memories with our kids and grandkids (and maybe even great grandkids) in an incredible jaw-dropping spectacular that will leave a lasting impression on young and old alike.

Our favourite Disney characters will perform amazing feats on ice to familiar soundtracks that have left an indelible mark on our lives.

Due to popular demand, Brisbane Entertainment Centre has added an extra show on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Characters include the enduring cartoon couple Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the loquacious Donald Duck and an entourage of Disney princesses (have a competition to see how many you can name).

And let’s not forget the modern favourites from Toy Story, Lion King and Finding Nemo.

When you’re not marvelling at the theatrical action on the ice and incredible costumes, lighting and sets, you’ll be singing along to 30 of your favourite Disney songs that include You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Hakuna Matata.

To get the most out of your Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic experience, arrive on time to catch the off-ice adventures of the gang from Zootopia.

Here’s a bit more trivia to share with anyone who’ll listen:
* Walt Disney was born in 1901 and died in 1966 (who would have thought it?)
* Mickey Mouse first appeared on screen in 1928. Wow.

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PBR Last Cowboy Standing IV: it’s all about the bull

WHEN: Saturday, June16, 2018
TIME: 7.30pm
WHERE: Brisbane Entertainment Centre 
COST: VIP on the dirt $175; Platinum $135; Gold $105; Bronze $65; Value $40

EXPECT an evening packed with heart-in-mouth moments as Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Australia delivers three action-packed hours of Australia’s most experienced and qualified bull riders giving their all in a sport that must be up there as one of the world’s most dangerous.

In addition to the bull-riding spectacular, expect pyrotechnics, lasers, a concert sound system and mega-screen for replays and to show the behind-the-scenes preparation in PBR Last Cowboy Standing IV.

The bull riders have eight precious seconds in which to prove their mettle on these amazing bovine athletes that weigh about 680 kilograms-plus and are inclined to “leap, plunge and spin” when they have a human athlete on their back.

PBR Australia was formed in 2006, and former PBR world champion Troy Dunn is its president.

On the PBR Australia Facebook page, it is noted that “today more than 1200 bull riders hold PBR membership and compete in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions worldwide for a prize pool that exceeds $13 million.”

According to the international website, PBR bulls are “treated with the utmost respect, if not more, than the humans who ride them.”

The organisation operates under a “no tolerance policy for any mistreatment of any animal associated with the PBR.”

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Beatlegs at Redcliffe Cultural Centre

WHO: The “ultimate Beatles tribute band”, The Beatlegs have been playing the music of arguably the world’s most famous group since 2008
WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018
TIME: 7.30pm
WHERE: Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Downs St, Redcliffe
COST: $35

For fans of the Fab Four, a trip down memory lane delivered by this seasoned tribute band is one to lock into the diary right now.

Even if you’re not a huge Beatles fan, you will be totally knocked out by the highly polished performance of The Beatlegs.

Forming in 2008, the members got together because of their passion for the music produced by the greatest band in the history of rock and roll.

If you think this is stretching the truth, consider these fun facts:

From 1962-1970, the Beatles had 17 number 1 hits in the UK Top 10.

In 1963, the album Please Please Me spent 52 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 while in 1967 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band lasted 52 weeks.

Other Beatles trivia: Depsite its enduring popularity Yesterday never made the number 1 spot and wasn’t even released as a single until well after the band’s demise in 1976.

However, this beautiful song might hold another record – about 24 cover versions have been recorded and we’re still counting.

And this will have you longing for the good old days – on December 30, 1967, the Billboard Hot 100 Chart featured the following from 1st to 4th spots: The Beatles Hello Goodbye; Gladys Knight and The Pips I Heard It Through The Grapevine; The Monkees Day Dream Believer; Smokey Robinson and The Miracles I Second That Emotion. 

During their marathon three hour show (with an interval) at Redcliffe Cultural Centre, The Beatlegs will perform hit after hit including songs from Sgt Peppers and the final rooftop concert in 1969 that featured classics including Get Back and I’ve got a Feeling.

The Beatlegs are Queensland’s only Beatles tribute show, demonstrating their own musical talent and passion for the enduring music of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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Annual Redcliffe City Show is sure to be a cracker

WHEN: Friday, June 29; Saturday, June 30; Sunday, July 1, 2018
Gates open at 8am every day; official opening, Friday at 7pm
WHERE: Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Rd, Redcliffe
ENTRY: Adults $12; Pensioners and children (5 to 14 years) $5
Friday is ‘people’s day’ but you have to get the local paper and cut out the coupon to receive the deal, which is children free and adults $2 each (max. 2 adults per coupon)

“A great show with a country spirit and friendly atmosphere,” wrote a visitor to this annual show who posted her review on the show’s Facebook page.

And she’s right. The 69th Annual Redcliffe City Show has those oldies but goldies’ events that make you feel like you’re in the heart of the country or travelling back to the good old days when life was simple and device-free!

All the favourites are there including two nights of wham-bam fireworks on Friday and Saturday and world champion woodchopping on Saturday and Sunday (had to mention this – love it).

Other highlights include the champion dog show, poultry display, horse judging and show jumping, cattle judging, pig racing and stock parade.

In the evening, thrill seekers can get their fill of Motocross and the Trackskill V8 Ute Challenge.

The kids will love the camel rides, animal nursery, puppet show, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom, show bags and good old fashioned rides and sideshow alley games.

There will be live music, an arts and crafts display, an array of food stalls and many more special events during an action-packed three days.

The show has a long history that dates back to 1949 (first year 1959) and family members of its founders are still involved to this day. That is awesome and admirable!

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Queen’s Baton Relay travels to Redcliffe

WHAT: Queen’s Baton Relay on its journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC 2018)
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2018 (get there early)
WHERE: Redcliffe

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to hit Redcliffe on Day 95 of its 100-day journey around Australia to its final destination – the April 4 Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) at Carrara Stadium.

In total, the Queen’s Baton Relay will have travelled through 69 nations in a 388-day marathon that takes in one third of the world’s population.

It’s enough to make your eyes pop!

The Queen’s Baton’s arrival in Redcliffe happily coincides with The Easter Long Weekend and annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails.

This momentous occasion is going to be one to remember but you’ll want to arrive early to witness the bespoke Queen’s Baton as it is held aloft by several local heroes.

If you’ve got kids, in the years to come they will thank you for getting them up early to cheer on our local heroes.

These special moments will linger in their memories. Guaranteed.

There are absolutely no excuses for those of you who are kids-free!

Get to it and and support those humble local legends who work behind the scenes to make our world a better place.

Queen’s Baton bearers for Redcliffe:
8.33am: Colleen McCarthy
8.35am: Isla White
8.39am: Alicia Coutts
8.42am: Michelle Wardle
8.44am: Warwick Wallwork
8.47am: Kayleigh Williams
8.49am: Lakisha Patterson

8.54am: If all goes according to plan, a Redcliffe community celebration will be held at Suttons Beach.

The Queen’s Baton will travel along Humpybong Esplanade and on to Redcliffe Parade before heading to Brighton, Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Chermside.

(picture: GC2018 ambassador Sally Pearson and Olympic gold medallist hurdler holds the Queen’s Baton)

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Plan ahead for Easter in and around Scarborough

WHAT: Easter weekend
WHEN: Good Friday, March 30 to Easter Monday, April 2, 2018

DON’T blame us for writing about Easter in February.

Blame the supermarket chains that started flogging hot cross buns and chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs in January, when half the country was still recovering from the excesses of Christmas and the New Year!

In our defence, it is a good idea to start organising sooner rather than later when it comes to a getaway over the Easter break.

We’re here to remind you it’s still nice and warm at Scarborough on the Easter weekend, which runs from Good Friday, March 30, to Easter Monday, April 2.

There’s lots going on here, too, whether you prefer organised activities or a more loose and free-range schedule.

Up there in the sky – it’s a flying Easter bunny
If you don’t already know about it, Redcliffe Festival of Sails is an incredible annual event right on our doorstep. This year, it takes place on Good Friday, March 30.

The festival has an Easter theme, with a 10am appearance from a skydiving Easter Bunny loaded up with treats for the kids.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets
Enjoy a relaxed Easter Sunday browsing a huge variety of stalls at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets, which operate every Sunday from 8am-12noon on Redcliffe Jetty Parade, Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets will also be holding a special Good Friday market which will run alongside the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

Easter egg hunt
On Easter Saturday, March 31, from 2pm-5pm (3pm start), Star Christian Church in Clontarf has promised to deliver “Redcliffe’s biggest Easter egg hunt” with thousands of chocolate eggs up for grabs.

Each child must be registered and it is necessary to bring a basket for the eggs. An entry fee of $2 per individual applies.

 

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