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Wide Bay Kids celebrates 10 years

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Gayle Reynolds and Angela Stedman from Wide Bay Kids.

This month Wide Bay Kids is celebrating 10 years of being part of the Bundaberg Region community with a special celebration of events taking place to mark the occasion.

Gayle Reynolds and Angela Stedman are the brains behind the Wide Bay Kids, a community led not-for-profit media company committed to connecting families with each other, with local services and business.

As part of their decade milestone, the duo will launch Welcome to Bundaberg Packs for new families living in the region.

The packs contain plenty of exciting information from locals as well as discounts and freebies for families to enjoy.

Wide Bay Kids Chair Gayle Reynolds said the opportunity to support the community for 10 years was an honour.

“So much has changed during this time and we want to recognise the business partnerships and the community that have helped us along the way,” she said.

“Angela and I are excited to launch our Welcome to Bundaberg packs to the community to welcome new families moving into the region.

“We believe everyone in our community has a role to play, to help people living and raising a family in Bundaberg, so we may all flourish together.”

As part of the 10-year celebration a range of events will take place from Friday, including:

Who’s Who in the Zoo

Wide Bay Kids has partnered with Bundaberg Family and Baby Network Members to co-host Who’s Who in the Zoo.

An event promoting wellness, looking out for others, fostering peer support and healthy self-care using community developed resources, The Seeker Tree and The Working Together Commitment.

When: Friday 14 October
Times: 8.30 am to 2 pm
Cost: $10pp (includes morning tea and lunch)
Where: Central Qld University Building 5, University Drive, Bundaberg

Happy Hearts

On Saturday 15 October Wide Bay Kids joins with Happy Hearts of Bundaberg to help make 250 hearts which will be circulated across the Bundaberg Region during Children's Week.

Happy Hearts are handmade heart-shaped fabric gifts, with a simple purpose of spreading joy.

Joy to those who make them, those who give them and those who receive them.

  • When: Saturday 15 October 2022
  • Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Where: The Family Hub, 5 Maryborough Street (parking available at rear of property)
  • Register now to attend (bookings essential). Free to attend and participate. All materials supplied.

Norville State School Under 8s

On Wednesday 26 October Wide Bay Kids is celebrating with the Under 8s at Norville State Primary School.

The Prep to Year 3 students and the ECDP, local kindergartens and playgroup families are invited to this school community event.
There will be local services with activities, music and games all free for the families to enjoy in a safe and comfortable environment.

  • Where: Wednesday, October 26th
  • Time: 9am to 10:30am
  • Invite only

Australia’s Biggest Quiz

On Wednesday 26 October Wide Bay Kids, in partnership with Wide Bay Advocacy, will be attempting Bundaberg’s Australia’s Biggest Quiz.

This is a free community event for everyone to attempt a Guinness World Record.

Australia's biggest quiz will attempt a world record for the largest ever trivia event staged across multiple venues.

Communities from each state and territory will come together for a night of fun, record breaking trivia.

  • Where: Melbourne Hotel Bundaberg
  • When: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Paint Gin Gin REaD

On Friday 28 October Wide Bay Kids is joining the Early Years Network and the Gin Gin community to Paint Gin Gin REaD for Children’s Week.

The activities are aimed at children aged 0 to 8 years.

Paint Gin Gin REaD is an early literacy community program that encourages the whole community to read, talk, sing, rhyme, draw and move with children from birth, so that they will be ready to read, write and actively engage at school and in community life.

  • Where: Gin Gin State School
  • When: Friday 28 October
  • Time: 9 – 11.30am
  • Everyone welcome

For more information about the 10 year celebration events and Welcome to Bundaberg click here.

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