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Sunshine Coast Heart Week 2017
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Mar 2017

There is no doubt the Sunshine Coast is one of the best places on earth to live. The natural features of our stunning hinterland landscapes, beautiful sandy beaches, clean air and water make it the ideal location to enhance a healthy lifestyle.

The Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 outlines council’s priorities in building a stronger community. One of the Strategy’s four aims is to ensure the Sunshine Coast maintains its ranking as the healthiest region in Queensland. 

National Heart Week is a week-long campaign commencing on the first week in May. As an initiative of the Heart Foundation, Heart Week provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on heart disease and to help improve the heart health of all Australians.

Sunshine Coast Heart Week Launch 2017

Council has partnered with key stakeholders in the Health and Wellbeing sector to launch Heart Week 2017 on Saturday 29 April at Village Park, adjacent to Bragg Street, Birtinya (opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital).

To find out how to improve your health and wellbeing head to the Sunshine Coast Heart Health Expo[909KB].

  • Cooking demonstration by Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients
  • Fun activities for everyone including free jumping castle, face painting, yoga and Tai Chi
  • Heart health talks by professionals
  • Prizes to be won
  • Free event car parking from 9 am to 12 noon (off Shine Court)

There's something for everyone!

*In the event of wet weather, the event and stalls in Village Park will be cancelled but the Heart Health talks will go ahead at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute as planned.

All activities and stalls will be held at Village Park, Bragg Street, Birtinya (opposite the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital). Come along and join in some of the great activities on offer or browse through one of the twenty stalls relating to health and wellbeing:

  • Health checks at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Vascular Health Check Van from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Free yoga at 9.30 am
  • Free Tai Chi at 10 am
  • Live cooking demonstration by Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients at 10 am
  • Free jumping castle and face painting for the kids
  • Enter into the competition to win prizes

The Heart Week Expo poster lists all the activities.


Come along and listen to heart health talks by well known speakers and experts from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Heart health talks will be held at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (across the road from Village Park, Bragg Street, Birtinya).

Time  Speaker
9.15 am  Professor Kim Greaves, Director of Cardiac Research, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
10 am  Associate Professor Chris Askew, Head of VasoActive Research Group and Senior Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast
10.45 am  Dr Rohan Poulter, Director of Cardiology, Sunshine Coast University Hospital 
11.30 am  Dr Hattie Wright, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of the Sunshine Coast

Free Heart Week Expo event parking will be available on Saturday 29 April from 9 to 12 noon.

The free event parking is located in Shine Court, Birtinya - see map below.

*In the event of wet weather the event and stalls in Village Park will be cancelled. The Heart Health talks will go ahead as planned at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.

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