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Sunshine Coast Christmas Lights is a Christmas event whose aim is to emphasise the Christmas message through this free community event and with the intention to join with the local community on the Sunshine Coast to reinforce the family values and the true meaning of Christmas . Last year over 27,000 people came through our doors to enjoy time together and being encouraged in wholesome family activities.




Nightly from 6:00PM – 9:30PM   16TH – 24TH DECEMBER 2016

Buderim Garden Club Inc.

The town of Buderim was named after the Banksia Spinulosa collina, (commonly known as the Buderim Banksia or Hairpin Banksia), which grew along Buderim’s lower slopes when the area was being settled.  This year, the Buderim Garden Club will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with a commemorative lunch on 26th August. Thanks to a grant from the Buderim Foundation, there will be a distribution of the Buderim Banksia plant to all garden club members and to organisations who will help to establish more of this beautiful plant in Buderim.

At the Australia Day parade, the BGC’s decorated float featuring large 70 figures won 1st prize with around 20  Garden Club members walking behind.

As an extra “70 years” celebration, a BGC group are going on a Murray River cruise in June,  and a Buderim Garden Book is currently being compiled with stories of gardening “on Buderim”.

So far this year, there have been 16 new members, resulting in over 221 financial members.

Our activities are very diverse.

Volunteers enjoy monthly working bees at the Edna Walling gardens, and the “Garden Shedders” potter in the gardens adjacent to the Buderim Memorial Hall. We enjoy at least 3 Bus trips and 3 workshops a year

At the monthly meetings there’s a borrowing Library of Gardening books and magazines, a Seed Bank, a Cut Flower competition, a digital Photographic competition, and there is always a shared afternoon tea to round off a very pleasant afternoon – all free.

For sale we have plants, jams, honey, chutneys and of course raffle tickets.  Manawee Nursery is a major contributor of our raffle prizes and Marjorie van Roy is our Patron. The annual Buderim Garden Festival will be held on 15th and 16th October this year at the Buderim War Memorial  Hall, and comprises the Spring Flower Show, Six Open Gardens and a quality Plant Market.

Visitors are always welcome to meetings, and details and photos of the Club’s events can be seen on      Bev Schouten

Buderim Garden ClubBuderim Garden Club is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and to commemorate the year, the Club decided to make a gift of $10,000 to the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens who are celebrating their 20th birthday. The Garden Club has been a donor to the Botanic Gardens since their inception and members feel a close bond with these gardens right on Buderim’s doorstep. The cheque was presented to Friends of MRBBG  Secretary  Bob Ducrou at the May meeting of the Garden Club by Club President Teddy Gove in the presence of over 100 Garden Club members. In thanking the Garden Club for their generous donation, Mr Ducrou said that the money would be used for the further development of the Whip Bird Walk which is a major attraction for children visiting the gardens. Mr Ducrou told the meeting that, when the many man-hours of the Friends’ volunteers were taken into account, the value of the donation would be multiplied many times over.

Gdn Chq presntPictured are Garden Club President Teddy Gove presenting the cheque to Friends of MRBBG Secretary Bob Ducrou.



Buderim Garden Club Celebrate 70 years

Van for Hire

The Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) has a comfortable and reliable VW van for hire for groups, including a person in a wheelchair.  Members of the community may hire the vehicle at competitive rates.

Phone 5438 3000 or go to the website for further information.

Dust off your musical instrument!

The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra is looking for musicians. Vacancies in some sections occur throughout the year and players of minimum Grade 6 standard are invited to enquire anytime.

Performances take place 4-6 times a year locally.

Rehearsals are held every Monday night 7 to 9pm in Mons Rd, Forest Glen. Visit the website for details.

The orchestra also values the assistance of non-players, such as front of house, ticket sellers, moving large instruments to venues and other roles.  You are invited to support the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra.

Major Sponsor: Bendigo Bank

Dear  volunteer,
Attached is a photo of the local barbershop Sunshine Statesmen with guests at our recent concert. We are an acapella group singing harmonies both new and old. Based at Buderim we meet every Wednesday and are looking for new members. We love to sing in public and would welcome any opportunities to sing  or groups who would wish us to sing for them.
My name is Bill Leivesley and I am program organizer. Email: [email protected]
Ph: 0411 144 086.
Regards and thanks Bill Leivesley.
Sunshine choir Nov14

Positions Vacant

Do you have good computer skills? Would you like to be a part of this long standing community association?

The BWMCA is currently seeking volunteers to assist with various positions with the organisation.

For more information please contact  May Carson 5477 0945 between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday to Thursday.

Alternatively you can email [email protected] or leave your name and phone number at the counter of the Old Post Office with one of our friendly volunteers and we will contact you to discuss the current positions available.