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The Sandgate PCYC is adding an extra Fitter for Life class into its weekly program. The class is dedicated to improving movement in people aged 55 years and over, and focuses on improving and developing strength, balance, hand-eye co-ordination, and overall range of motion and mobility.
The first class is free and no prior booking is required. The Fitter for Life classes run on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8.45am to 9.45am. For more information, see the PCYC Sandgate Facebook page.
Up to 80,000 tonnes of organic waste, which could be composted, ends up in Brisbane landfill every year.
Cr Jared Cassidy is part of a new campaign to change that. It’s called FOGO, which stands for Food Organics, Garden Organics.
Under the program, both food scraps and garden waste will go into your green wheelie bin, creating nutrient rich compost, rather than going to landfill. The compost is then used in council parks and for landscaping, or sold to farming and gardening organisations.
Up to 70 local councils across Australia already have a FOGO program.
“FOGO will reduce carbon emissions, create jobs and will save millions in waste levy charges,” Cr Cassidy said.
Local theatre company Performance Power is hoping to recruit some new young stars. Now in its 12th year, Performance Power caters for students aged 8 to 20 years and aims to help local youth become “triple threats” in musical theatre, through its acting, singing, and dancing programs.
Owner Janet Thiel said COVID had hit the company “very hard”. “We lost half our students when we had to go into lockdown due to COVID,” she said.
Janet added musical theatre had a lot of benefits for young people. “We encourage students to become confident, articulate communicators,” she said. “Musical theatre skills help increase kids’ attention spans, be creative problem solvers, and be generally well adjusted.”
Performance Power students perform in a concert at the end of semester one and a full musical at the end of semester two. Two of the company’s graduates have gone on to study musical theatre in the United Kingdom.
For information, or to join the Brighton-based group, search Facebook for Performance Power.
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy has joined forces with one half of Brisbane’s favourite clowning duo to rename a playground in honour of local legends Peebo and Dagwood. The identical twins, who both had cystic fibrosis and received lung transplants, spent 20 years bringing joy to local events and families everywhere.
As the first anniversary of Peebo’s death has just passed, Cr Cassidy and Dagwood have organised an online petition requesting that the new playground on the foreshore at the end of Fifth Avenue, Sandgate, be named Peebo and Dagwood Place.
To sign the petition, visit www.epetitions. or find the link on Cr Cassidy’s Facebook page.
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