Residents are invited to join the mayor and councillors at the Blackwater Civic Centre on 21 August 2018 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Keeping up with the tradition, the oldest male and female guests will be crowned the Seniors Week King and Queen and there will be performances, trivia games and other awards, including most grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
‘Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to get together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people,’ Mayor Kerry Hayes said.
‘We were fortunate to receive funding through the Building Better Regions Fun this year and will welcome Australian freestyle champion swimmer Dawn Fraser as a guest speaker.
‘Here in the Highlands, we’re truly grateful for the seniors in our communities who play an active and vital role in making our region a great one.
‘This event is an opportunity for us to pay thanks to our golden oldies, celebrate their achievements and catch up with friends.’
Seniors can look forward to getting inspiration from guest speaker Dawn Fraser. Now a senior herself, the multi-Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner broke and held 41 world records throughout her sporting career.
She remains an active member of the sporting and Australian community at large.
Ms Fraser said she’s looking forward to visit and see what has changed in the region since she drove through 20 years ago.
‘I guess it would have changed since then,’ she said.
‘I’m looking forward to meeting all of the seniors and telling them how I keep myself fit.’
She said a typical Australian senior is one that sets a good example to the younger generation.
Bookings are essential, and spaces are limited. Free buses are also available and need to be booked also.
Buses will be available from:
8.45 am Duaringa Council Office – 9.00 am Dingo Library – 9.30 am Bluff Hotel
8.45 am Emerald Railway Station – 9.00 am Yamala turn off
8.15 am Capella Council Office – 9.20 am Comet Post Office
8.15 am Springsure Hospital
Rolleston arrangements via Transaction Centre.
To book, please call council on 1300 242 686.