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A WORD FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES
 Cr Jared Cassidy
 Stirling Hinchliffe MP
  Sadly, the 2020 Einbunpin Festival had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, along with most community festivals and events. I am very excited to say the festival will return in 2021 and planning is well underway. It will be a great opportunity for the
community to come together once again, raise some much-needed funds, and generally have a fun day out with family and friends.
The festival will look a little different this year as it will need to be scaled back to allow for necessary social distancing. If you are interested in having a stall or performing, please contact my ward office on 3667 6011 or deagon.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au.
The Punjabi Cultural Association of Queensland is hosting the Vaisakhi Festival at Curlew Park in Sandgate on Sunday, 11 April. This important day for Sikhs is one of the most colourful events in the Sikh calendar. It traditionally concurs in Punjab with the first harvesting of the crops for the year. Vaisakhi is a very joyous celebration.
I am looking forward to attending both the Bluewater Festival at Lower Moora Park and the Easter Art Show at St Patrick’s College over the Easter long weekend.
It is my pleasure to once again sponsor the Sandgate Art Society’s 2021 Easter Show, one of the many fantastic events occurring in Sandgate over Easter.
St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, will host over 100 displays in the Callan
Centre. All are welcome to see works of exhibition quality and not previously awarded, but don’t forget to bring your wallet as many will be up for sale.
Opening night takes place on Thursday, 1 April, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and the exhibit will open Friday, 2 April and Saturday, 3 April, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. The first and second placegetters in the categories Open 2D, Open 3D and Open Photo/Digital will receive cash prizes and a ribbon.
This variety of mediums will make for a fantastic exhibition, showcasing talent from Sandgate and further afield.
Last year’s show was dearly missed after it was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, and I am eager to see how the events of 2020 have inspired the artists.
An enormous thank you is owed to SASArt and new president Marie Smith for bringing back the show this year and supporting local artists who did it tough during the pandemic.
    Cr Sandy Landers
  Over the coming months, the Telegraph Road Sport and Recreation Precinct will welcome some additional facilities. In response to a number of requests I have received since becoming Councillor, Council will be constructing a sizeable dog
the perfect opportunity to utilise our Brisbane Greeters program and enjoy a free guided tour of some of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets and historical stories. Further information and bookings can be made via www.visitbrisbane.com.au. Council is also running an array of free and low-cost activities for families ranging from roller-skiing to music workshops, which can all be viewed at www. brisbane.qld.gov.au. With so much to see and do, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
As Anzac Day services are permitted to take place this year (in accordance with COVID guidelines) I will have a full list of services taking place in the Bracken Ridge Ward on my website www. sandylanders.com.au in the coming weeks – as well as a great recipe for Anzac biscuits too.
off-leash area with a dedicated small dog section behind the netball courts. Additionally, we are also going to be constructing a toilet block to support users of the precinct.
With school holidays now upon us, there is plenty to see and do around Brisbane. While there remains no international travel, it serves as
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