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Council Connections - 16 November 2023

16th November 2023

Congratulations Joe Pennisi and Rini Dallavanzi, Mayor's Christmas Appeal and November 2023 Mega Movie Weekend

Congratulations - Joe Pennisi

Congratulations to Joe Pennisi for receiving Runner Up for the NQ Service to Sport Award at the recent NQ Sportstar Awards held in Mackay.

Thank you Joe for all your dedication and hard work to the Rugby League Sport and to the Hinchinbrook community.

Joe has also recently received Queensland Rugby League Volunteer of the Year. 

Well done to Caden Russo, Lachlan Buckman and Liam Fascetti for your nominations in the Senior and Junior Sportstar Finalist. 

Congratulations - Rini Dallavanzi

Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre (HVIC) Volunteer, Rini Dallavanzi, won the prestigious Individual Award Category for “Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer” at the North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards on Friday 10 November 2023. 

This award category aims to recognise exceptional contributions to the Townsville North Queensland tourism industry by an individual. 

Rini has demonstrated remarkable qualities over the 30 years she has been volunteering at the Centre to take home the top prize. 

Rini’s ongoing commitment and passion towards volunteering has made her a respected and valued member of the team at the Visitor Centre. 

Mayor's Christmas Appeal Launched

On Thursday 9 November 2023, Mayor Ramon Jayo launched the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal by requesting Hinchinbrook residents to add a little light, love and laughter to those less fortunate in our community.

Mayor Jayo urged all residents to spread some extra Christmas cheer and encourage you all to put just one extra toy or non-perishable grocery item in your trolley when shopping and place it under the Christmas tree in the customer service area of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council main office.

For those residents who feel they do not have enough time to purchase a gift or food, you may like to pop into Council’s main office and quickly make a monetary donation. 

All donations will be passed on to the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre to purchase appropriate items for those in need this Christmas.

This appeal will run until 5.00pm Wednesday 13 December 2023 to allow time for all items/gifts to be delivered to the Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre for distribution prior to Christmas.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Awareness Month

CRPS is a poorly understood condition where a person experiences persistent and debilitating pain.

In light of CRPS Awareness Month (November), the Rotary Park fountain was dyed orange to acknowledge the one in 3,800 people diagnosed with CRPS every year.

Let this be a reminder to start a conversation about CRPS and stand with those affected by this condition so that together we can improve lives today, and build a world free from CRPS tomorrow.

For further information, please visit https://pulse.ly/a8zk3y4bd1.

Feral Pig Aerial Shoot

Reminder to residents that the Feral Pig Aerial Shoot is ongoing until 7.00pm Thursday 16 November 2023.

Should you require any further information or clarification concerning this matter, please contact Council’s Biosecurity Team on 4776 4740 for the necessary assistance.

November 2023 Mega Movie Weekend

Join us for the November 2023 Mega Movie Weekend at the JL Kelly Theatre:

  • 6.30pm Friday 17 November 2023 - Five Nights at Freddy’s (M);
  • 10.30am Saturday 18 November 2023 - PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG);
  • 2.30pm Saturday 18 November 2023 - A Haunting in Venice (M);
  • 6.30pm Saturday 18 November 2023 - Expend4bles (MA15+);
  • 10.30am Sunday 19 November 2023 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (PG); and 
  • 2.30pm Sunday 19 November 2023 - Killers of the Flower Moon (M).

Tickets can be purchased from www.hinchinbrooktickets.com.au.

The JL Kelly Theatre is your theatre. Enjoy the entertainment.

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Visit

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre will be visiting Forrest Beach and Lucinda next week. 

Staff from Services Australia travel with the Mobile Service Centres and can help you with Centrelink and Medicare payments and services.

  • Forrest Beach - 9.00am to 4.00pm Wednesday 22 November 2023 (Car park opposite Corbett Park Palm Street); and
  • Lucinda - 9.00am to 4.00pm Thursday 23 November 2023 (Car park opposite Lucinda Store Bruce Parade).
For the Love of Dance 

The Dancers Academy of Ingham presents For the Love of Dance.

Date:     Saturday 2 December 2023

Time:    10.00am and 4.00pm

Where: JL Kelly Theatre

Tickets can be purchased for from iLove Boutique.

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