Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

THE University of Tasmania held the Science & Engineering Investigation Awards 2017 last week at the Cradle Coast Campus. Burnie was very proud to once again play host to these awards and are thankful for the investment made by BIG and Tasmanian Women in Agriculture. These were the 13th year the Science Investigation Awards have been held and involved over twenty schools along the north west of Tasmania.

THE Country Women’s Association in Tasmania Inc State Conference was held in Burnie last weekend. The CWA were celebrating their 81st Annual State Conference which had a theme of Actively Achieving. The CWA is actively involved in our community assisting the Meals on Wheels program, Agricultural Shows, State Emergency Services, Australia Day and ANZAC Day just to name a few special events. Social issues, sustainable development and the protection of the environment are also important to CWA. The Association forms part of the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Australia and is affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World. It was a pleasure to be invited to open the Annual State Conference on Saturday.

DARWIN Football Association also held their annual dinner and best and fairest count last week. It was a three way tie for the 2017 Ewington Medal (Seniors). Congratulations to Yeoman’s Nick Mitchell, Cameron Upton from Natone and Jake Brakey of South Burnie. It was a great afternoon and I thank Darwin Football Association for the invite to attend.

BURNIE High School held their opening night of their school production ‘The Snow Queen’. Featuring a cast, band and crew of over 200 students, this musical features a whole range of interesting characters and gags. Tickets are available from the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Box Office, 64305850 or online at http://www.burniearts.net/Whats-On/Performances/BHS-The-Snow-Queen