Start planning your 2020 with the new heritage calendar
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019
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Caloundra’s first kindergarten class, children chewing sugar cane and the 1931 Cotton Tree sand garden competition are just some of the iconic images making an appearance in the Fond Memories: Celebrating people, places and childhood fun, 2020 Cultural Heritage Calendar.

The calendar was officially unveiled by Mayor Mark Jamieson at Venue 114 on October 28.

When flipping through the pages, Mayor Jamieson said the 2020 heritage calendar provided the community with a window into life on the Sunshine Coast over the course of more than a century.

“Elements of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle such as enjoying the water, family fun and farming, are showcased beautifully in the calendar, taking us on a journey from 1912 to 1987,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“This year, photos have been drawn from the private collections of eight local residents who were winners of the heritage calendar photo competition and council’s own Picture Sunshine Coast collection.

“I would like to thank the competition winners – Leonie Neil, Audienne Blyth, Kennedy Fox, Wendy Birrell, Geoff Morton, Kevin Nemeth, Dorothy Robinson-Mackay and Lenore Meldrum - for sharing their wonderful photos for all the community to enjoy.”

Heritage Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said this was the fifth year council had produced the special calendar.

“Through the Cultural Heritage Levy, the calendar is produced annually to celebrate and remember our region’s heritage,” Cr Baberowski said.

“It’s a great keepsake, and fun way to step back in time each month and relive memories of what it was like growing up on the Sunshine Coast.

“A copy of the calendar is gifted to each new Sunshine Coast citizen at the special Australia Day citizenship ceremony, which is a wonderful way to help them feel a connection to the place they have now chosen to call home.

“Every Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards nominee will also receive a copy, as will council’s valued volunteers.”

The Memories: Celebrating people, places and childhood fun 2020 cultural heritage calendar is now available for purchase from council’s library branches and Customer Service Centres for only $6.

The eight winners selected for inclusion in the calendar each have their photo credited in the calendar and received a large canvas print of their winning entry plus five copies of the calendar to share with family and friends.

The annual Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Calendar is produced to celebrate and showcase the important cultural heritage of our region.

It is proudly supported by our community’s Cultural Heritage Levy.

Council’s Picture Sunshine Coast image collection can be accessed by the community via Sunshine Coast Libraries.

Image: Mayor Mark Jamieson and Cr Rick Baberowski with winners of the 2020 Heritage Calendar photo competition.