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COAST LIFE: Appreciating life near, on and in the water

A community education, cultural and fundraising event for North Entrance Surf Club

North Entrance Surf Club (NESLSC), in partnership with Out of the Blue Productions is hosting a community education, cultural and fundraising event featuring keynote talks and a panel discussion about our relationship with water and its importance to us as individuals and a community. The event is designed to be a rich and immersive cultural experience that is also educational and empowering, highlighting our individual responsibilities for protecting our waterways and how we come together as community to do so.

Sunday 31 March 2019
North Entrance Surf Club

The program has just been finalised and features a wide array of great people sharing the ways in which water is important to our lives, featuring:

🏄‍♀️ Social, Physical and Mental Health Benefits of the Water 🏄‍♀️
AMEE DONOHOE
Pro Surfer / Former World No. 5 in World Surfing League / Founder, Central Coast Surf Academy

👣 Indigenous connection to water / Salt Water People 👣
KEVIN (GAVI) DUNCAN
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council / Cultural Educator

👨‍🔬 Marine Biology & the Science of our waterways 👨‍🔬
DR. TROY GASTON
Senior Lecturer, Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle (Ourimbah Campus)

🐢 Spreading the word of conservation 🐢
MARC JACEWICZ aka Travelling Bushman
Wildlife Conservationist / Educator / Personality

💧Thinking Global, Acting Local – Water from a humanitarian perspective 💧
VANESSA & TIM HEFFERNAN
Founders, untrashy / Former Doctors Without Borders Aid Worker (Tim)

🏊‍♂️ Surf Life Saving & Marine Rescue – Building Communities and saving lives 🏊‍♂️
CZES LAWICKI
North Entrance Surf Lifesaver / Educator / Central Coast Marine Rescue / Disabled Surfers Association Central Coast

🌊Central Coast Beaches & Aquatic Safety 🌊
CRAIG HEALY
Team Leader Beach Safety, Central Coast Council / Former Surf Life Saver

The afternoon will also feature:

– Food by Common Ground Canteen & Kitchen
– Live music By Michael Peter Music, Darren Rolling Keys & Company, and Simone Hartman
– Live art by Grant Molony
– Performance Poetry by Andrew Cox Poetry
– 2GO 107.7 pop-up event and giant kids’ games
– Mega Raffles and lucky door prizes
– Club tours, information and displays
– Welcome to country and smoking ceremony

Event Manager Monique Hartman states “We are so excited to bring such a rich program to our local surf club where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together with a common interest, celebrating life in a beautiful coastal region, and sharing stories that highlight why and how we can protect our waters for the greater good”.

The club is aiming to raise much needed funds for resources as well as to drive memberships and encourage the new generation of Lifeguards, so they can continue to keep our community safe and connected through their activities.

NESLSC President Peter Cooper said “Our Club is very excited to host Coast Life, as we believe it is a unique Central Coast event, enabling the whole community to work together, break down barriers and achieve positive results through cultural and environmental awareness”.

Thanks to Central Coast Council, NESLSC is having a water refill station installed to encourage the reduction of single use plastic water bottles throughout the Central Coast.

There will be a small entry fee of $10, which will contribute to the fundraising goal.

Tickets can be pre-purchased on Eventbrite or Facebook or via the Website

Event partners & supporters: North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, Advantage Media Group, 2GOFM, #untrashy, CC365, Common Ground Long Jetty, Grant Molony Art, Central Coast Surf Academy, Central Coast Council, Mimosa Floral Design, Decibell Productions, Busy Boy Productions, The Lakes Hotel The Entrance, Ocean Restaurant, Cue & Crew Smoke n Brew North Entrance, CJH Yachts, Majestic Cinemas The Entrance, Byron Bay Guitar Festival, Robyn Lowe, Di & Dave Brennan and more.

Written by Kevin Bull

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