A little bit about the Ursa Major Theatre Association
Representing University of the Sunshine Coast students, the Ursa Major Theatre Association is a contemporary theatre group that gives students at USC the opportunity to create and or perform theatre in a supportive, student-driven environment. Ursa Major gives students a creative outlet and the opportunity to gain unique experience and skills in modern facets of drama. We focus on genres of theatre and performance art that allow us to experiment and create openly in a nurturing and educational setting.
This amazing piece of artwork lovingly crafted onto the VW Bonnet pictured is made by Mieke Salna, a Sippy Downs, local mural/airbrush artist.
The image depicts the WWI landing in Gallipoli, Australians fighting in the jungle in Vietnam and on the right an Australian soldier from Afghanistan. The center the bonnet immortalises a WWI soldier and an Australian soldier from the Afghanistan conflict, with the modern soldier telling the old cobber “lets go home”.
This bonnet will soon make it’s reunion to the 1974 Volkswagon Beetle it came from which has been fully restored thanks to the initiative of Darroon Mathews. A lot of businesses have joined forces to help restore the Beetle for either a very reduced rate or sponsored parts. Darroon started this project with the beetle you see here above and will be very soon finished ready to be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to the Vietnam Veterans Association Maroochydore. Darroon Matthews approached Mieke to paint this artwork as she was recommended by Kuston Paints in Woombey after they had seen some of my work on a helmet that she had done last year.
The artwork has been painted with Createx, Whicked and illustration colours. A photographer is coming to make pictures of it tomorrow and when the Beetle is all done it will be on display in the showroon at Cricks in Maroochydore.
‘On Tuesday the SDDCA had the opportunity to tour the brand new Coles Sippy Downs store and with just over 10 days to go until the store opens we would have to say that is certainly shaping up to be a refreshingly new and exciting shopping experience.
We would like to thank the Coles management team for the opportunity to take a look at the store today and we are very much looking forward to attending the community carnival family festival on Friday the 20th of January from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on site at Coles Sippy Downs.
Coles invites the entire community to come on down for the community carnival evening with sideshow alley games and rides, animal farm and jumping castles plus MKR live cooking with Chris and Cookie, Hot 91.1 in attendance plus lots more! And, a fireworks display to finish off the evening.
The store officially opens for trading at 8 a.m. the following morning, Saturday the 21st of January and we are told that there will be a whole range of amazing specials available in store to celebrate.
Coles Sippy Downs has been a long time coming but it’s finally here! Make sure you don’t miss out on their amazing FREE launch event!
PS free parking will be available on the street and at USC from 4:30pm.’
Sippy Downs Parent Connect and Caloundra Community Centre and the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Inc, would like to invite the families of Sippy Downs to come together for a community picnic at Eaton Street park. This is a great opportunity for local parents and children to meet and enjoy some fun in the sun.
Bring along your picnic blanket and baskets, a ball, kite, frisbee or cricket set.
We will be having a sausage sizzle on the day,
Please RSVP for catering in this event or simply contact
Catherine on 0415 943 318.
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