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Coast Life – Appreciating Life Near, On and In the water
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.
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
Darkingjung Aboriginal Land Council / Cultural Educator
Marine Biology & the Science of our waterways - DR. TROY GASTON
Senior Lecturer, Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle
Spreading the word of conservation - MARC JACEWICZ aka THE 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 / Former Marine Rescue
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
- Live music By Michael Peter, Darren Rolling Keys, and Simone Hartman
- Live art by Grant Molony
- Performance Poetry by Andrew Cox
- 2GOFM 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.
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Local businesses and philanthropists can get involved by:
- Cash sponsorship
- Donate a raffle prize
- Advertise in the event program
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.
This is the first in a series of talks and ideas events curated for the Central Coast called COAST THINK. For more information visit our website.
COAST LIFE – appreciating life near, on and in the water
Sunday 31 March 2019
4pm – 9pm
North Entrance Surf Lifesaving Club
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