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Coast Life Community Event - Program Additions & Crowd Funding Campaign

Source: Out of the Blue Productions
Archived 11 May 2019 - Posted: 11 Mar 2019
North Entrance Surf Lifesaving Club (NESLSC), in partnership with Out of the Blue Productions is hosting a community education, cultural and fundraising event featuring keynote talks and a panel discussion about our relationship with water and its importance to us as individuals and a community.

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 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

Pro Surfer / Former World No. 5 in World Surfing League / Founder, Central Coast Surf Academy

Indigenous connection to water / Salt Water People

Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council / Cultural Educator

Marine Biology & the Science of our waterways

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle

Spreading the word of conservation

Wildlife Conservationist / Educator / Personality          

Surf Life Saving & Marine Rescue – Building Communities and saving lives

North Entrance Surf Lifesaver / Educator / Marine Rescue / Disabled Surfers Association Central Coast


Putting Good intentions into Action
Take 3

Save Our Coast & Stop Seismic Testing
BDS (Syd) MPH(Dist) / Founder & Co-director, Save Our Coast

The afternoon will be MC’d by Comedian Paul McMahon and also feature:

  • Food by Common Ground
  • Live music By Michael Peter and The Simone Hartman Band
  • Live art by Grant Molony
  • Performance Poetry by Andrew Cox
  • 2GOFM pop-up event and giant kids’ games
  • Floral installations by Mimosa Floral Design
  • Lighting installations
  • Mega Raffles and lucky door prizes
  • Club tours, information and displays
  • Welcome to country and smoking ceremony


COAST LIFE is a fundraising event for North Entrance Surf Club. They need to raise funds for much needed safety and lifesaving equipment.

The goal is for all ticket, bar and raffle sales to go to the Surf Club’s fundraising efforts.

The hard productions costs are $8,000 which need to be covered before profits can start going to the fundraising efforts.

A funding application was submitted in January but the outcome announcement has been delayed to only four days prior to the event, and though some generous local businesses have come on board, not enough sponsorship has been raised to cover the costs in the event the funding application is unsuccessful.

There is significant difficulty in getting a maiden event over the line in a state of economic uncertainty. The other challenge is the late-buying market in which the events industry operates nowadays. It is difficult to budget for security, furniture, and food vendors can’t cater accurately with a lack of pre-purchases. This affects the budget and puts more strain on volunteer resources.

Event Manager Monique Hartman states, “We’re now calling on the Central Coast community to make a statement. How much do you value culture? How much to value community? How much do you value your local volunteer Life Guards? How much do you value art? Do you want these events in your backyard at an accessible price, or would you rather travel to Sydney and Newcastle and pay triple the price?

There are over 300,000 residents on the Central Coast. $8,000 is not a lot of money when we all pool resources. But this small event has the capability to make a huge impact and create a movement of sophisticated and interesting cultural activity never before seen on the Central Coast.

This event is the first in a series that is designed to use art and culture as platforms for positive change and community connection. I believe strongly that the Central Coast needs and wants a cultural shift and a new way of interacting with our region.

If we can make this first event successful as a community, I can guarantee I can give back to the community ten-fold - culturally and economically.”

Contribute to the crowd funding campaign

For enquiries please contact Monique on 0410 759 465 or email

Event partners & supporters: North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, Lakehaven Shopping Centre, Advantage Media Group, 2GOFM, #untrashy, Tooheys, CC365, Common Ground Long Jetty, Grant Molony Art, Central Coast Surf Academy, Mimosa Floral Design, Decibell Productions, Ocean Restaurant, CJH Yachts.

This is the first in a series of talks and ideas events curated for the Central Coast called COAST THINK.

Coast Life

Sunday 31st March 2019

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club, 77 Hutton Road, The Entrance North, NSW 2261

$10 (+bf), and children under 12 get in free.

Tickets can be pre-purchased via Eventbrite, Facebook  or Out of the Blue Productions

This article archived 11 May 2019

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