- Friday 21 October 2011
"Lights on the Lake" is a free community event for people of all ages to celebrate the festive season.
Lights on the Lake was instigated and funded by Sunshine Coast Council, and the event has been developed and will be run by volunteers and Currimundi community groups.
The environmentally friendly, family event will be held in Crummunda Park, Wurtulla, beside beautiful Currimundi Lake from 4 to 8pm on 11 December 2011.
Division 3 Councillor Keryn Jones said Lights on the Lake would celebrate the spirit of the festive season, the wonderful environment, vibrant community and families.
"The festival will be environmentally friendly – no balloons, glass, naked flames (candles etc) and reduced packaging and litter," she said.
"Council hatched the conceptual idea for Lights on the Lake as part of the Festive Season Strategy and we are excited to see the idea being developed and brought to fruition by our wonderful community groups who give so selflessly of their time and energy."
Council has provided $5,500 in funding towards the event through the Festive Season Strategy.
Cr Jones said the family event would not have been possible without the hard working volunteers and local Currimundi community groups including Currimundi Catchment Care Group, Friends of Currimundi Lake and Lions Club of Currimundi Lake/Kawana.
"The event is a great credit to the local community members bringing this Christmas event together at a low cost to ratepayers," she said.
"What a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate Christmas in your local area."
There will be lots of fun activities for everyone including:
- Supervised children's activities
- Music and entertainment by local artists
- Food stalls
- Community groups' information stalls
- Decorated kayak and canoe competition
- Lights on the Lake flotilla - procession of canoes and kayaks with lights after dusk
- Decorated Christmas tree by council.
Crummunda Park, Wurtulla is located on Coongarra Esplanade on the northern shore of Currimundi Lake to the east of Nicklin Way.
With parking at the site limited, travelling to the event on foot, bikes, canoe or kayak and public transport is encouraged. Please visit Currimundi Catchment’s website at www.currimundicatchment.org.au/lightsonthelake.html for further details about parking and travel options.