Monthly Newsletter of the Yorkeys Kn ob Residents Association Inc.
Painting by J oe Sedgwic k November 2010
www.yorkeysknob.com Mail: PO Box 256, Yorkeys Knob Qld 4878 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: President: 4055 7860 Secretary: 0412 321 148 Editor: 0427 694 036
Come to our next meeting to be held on Tuesday Nov 30th
@ the Community Centre, Wattle St @ 7.30 pm
You only need to be a resident of Yorkeys Knob to attend!
The big news for Yorkeys Knob is of course the Challenge
Triathlon to be held on the 5th of June 2011.The 3.8 km
swim which is the start event, will take place off the little
beach near the boat club with the transition area to bikes in
the boat club car park. The athletes will then ride to Port
Douglas and back to Yorkeys Knob and then a run into
town. Wow I am tired just writing that, better all start our
training NOW!!! The event will be held for at least the
next five years and it appears Yorkeys Knob will get a
face lift before it goes live for the world to see which is
great to hear. It is expected that 1000 international and 500
Australian athletes plus their support people/family
members will take part. YKRA have already met with the Licensed
organisers who are very keen to involve the community, Bar PRIZES
so we’ll keep you up to date with all the news.
Don’t forget the 2010 Carols by Candlelight which is on
Sunday 5th December starting at 4pm with the official
opening at 6pm. The Yorkeys Knob school choir together Yorkeys Knob sports facility extension & upgrade
with a packed program of live Christmas performances, We need your help!
food and Christmas market stalls. So bring your children, Yorkeys Knob Judo club is raising money to extend the hall
a rug and a picnic or you can buy a burger and enjoy some
Christmas spirit. Entry is free. If you are interested in We want you to put on your glad
rags, come down to the club, and let
helping out – please contact Maurice Milliner at your hair down for a fun night, with
email@example.com. food, drinks, dance and Karaoke,
Battery operated candles will be sold with proceeds going with “DJ George.”
Come along to our monthly meeting on the 30th and hear It’s not painful, it’s not even difficult,
from the new project coordinator for the Barron River all you have to do to support us, is come
Delta Community Engagement Plan. along with your family and friends, buy
The October “Water Dragon” restaurant raffle prize a drink, a bite to eat, sing, dance and be
winner was Margaret Cochrane. Many thanks the Golden merry.
Sands Resort for the kind donation of this generous prize
that we raffle every month at the meeting, the last chance Where: 119 Wattle St, Yorkeys Knob, just past
to win will be at our last meeting for the year on the 30th the Golf Course.
November we hope to see you there. When: 6.00pm, Saturday 27th November 2010.
Best wishes, Pamela Bigelow, YKRA president Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
From our local members desk YK OSHC VACATION CARE
'Challenge Cairns' to showcase Yorkeys Knob
Last month the Bligh Government announced a new annual
international festival to be held in Cairns from June 2011. And DEC 2010 / JAN 2011
the great news is - the Cairns Adventure Festival's headline WEEK 1: DEC 13th – DEC 17th
event "Challenge Cairns Great Barrier Reef" will showcase Monday - Christmas craft and tree decorating, to get into the
Yorkeys Knob. The 3.8 km swim leg will take place off the Christmas spirit. OSHC in day.
beach of Yorkeys Knob, and the change/transition area will be in Tuesday - Zoo to you, come and touch the crocodile, snakes, sugar
front of the boat club. This is a great opportunity for businesses, glider and more. OSHC in day.
as the event will attract athletes from all over Australia and Wednesday - Laser Tag, by request, put on your camouflage clothing
across the world - with competitors set to arrive early for pre- for some fun at Cairns Laser Tag, Redlynch.
race acclimatisation training and stay on for post race touring, Thursday - Art & Craft - personalize you own T Shirt or bucket hat
sight seeing and other fun activities with family and friends. The today. OSHC in day.
Challenge Cairns consists of a full iron distance event with a Friday - To Yorkeys Beach Esplanade, sandcastle comps,
3.8km swim, 180 km bike ride, and 42 km run. The festival will playground, beach games, and sausage sizzle .
also include a Charity Fun Run and a Community Concert.
Challenge Cairns will have the highest prize money of any WEEK 2: DEC 20th – DEC 22nd
‘Challenge’ branded triathlon in the world $142,000, making it Monday - Art & Craft, beading, scoobie strings, pom pom creatures,
the second-richest triathlon in the world. pop art. OSHC in day.
This new event is the latest in a series of investments made by the Tuesday – Cairns Central, Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and
Queensland Government during 2010 in Cairns. We also supported the muddies playground Cairns Esplanade. Movie TBA.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) in August; secured the Davis Cup Wednesday -Today is our Christmas Holiday party, a special treat
Tie in September at the new Cairns International Tennis Centre and today. OSHC in day.
recently announced AFL fixture games to an upgraded Cazalys Stadium
SERVICE CLOSED “MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL”
New Health facility
An integral part of the $446.3 million Cairns Base Hospital
WEEK 3: JAN 6th – JAN 7th
redevelopment, the new Cairns North Community Health Facility on Thursday - Barron Valley Gymnastics fun, lots of trampoline fun,
Sheridan Street, was officially opened last month by Queensland tumbling acrobatics and games.
Premier Anna Bligh. The $15 million facility, is the new home to the Friday - Art and craft day, Chinese New Year, themed - Fortune
Sexual Health Service, Oral Health Service as well as the Australian cookies, Dragons, Chinese lanterns. OSHC in day.
Red Cross Blood Service’s Donor Centre. The site was previously the
Cairns North State School. The purpose-built community health facility WEEK 4: JAN 10th – JAN 14th
reflects current thinking in promoting health, managing chronic disease Monday - Lets take our scooters and bikes to the community centre
and reducing the need for hospital treatment through early intervention. and have a sausage sizzle.
Cancer Services Tuesday – Creating musical instruments and have our own jam
Patients travelling for life-saving cancer treatment in Cairns will have a
dedicated place to stay thanks to a $2.5 million State Government grant
session. OSHC in day.
to Cancer Council Queensland. The grant will allow Cancer Council Wednesday - Rock Climbing Wall and Roller skating at Cairns Sport
Queensland to develop an accommodation and support lodge for & Recreation Centre.44 Behan St, Manoora
regional cancer patients who travel to Cairns for cancer treatment by Thursday - Tile painting; personalize your own tile to take home.
refurbishing the iconic Coolabah Motel on Mulgrave Road and provide OSHC in day.
recurrent annual funding of over $400,000 to run the lodge and provide Friday - Cultural day of cooking- sushi, we will sample the foods for
local support services, including counselling. lunch and afternoon tea. OSHC in day.
Every Dollar counts
Remember to access the comprehensive guide to Queensland WEEK 5: JAN 17th – JAN 21st
government concessions and rebates by phoning 13 7468 or see Monday - Bungee run, lots of fun, challenge your friends with your
the website www.qld.gov.au/everydollarcounts strength and skills. OSHC in day.
Youth help Tuesday - Science day, participate in some really cool experiments
A new information guide for young adults after leaving school today, the fun way to learn. OSHC in day.
has been developed by the Department of Employment, Wednesday -Ten pin bowling at to Go Bowling Cairns, 98 Pease St,
Economic Development and Innovation. Visit Manoora.
www.getoutthere.qld.gov.au for handy tips on finding the right Thursday - Art and craft, plaster of Paris, masks, and paper Mache.
job, applying for university, renting a home, buying a car and OSHC in day.
keeping control of your money. Friday - Yorkeys has talent, dress up as rock star, a clown or your
Steve Wettenhall MP choice for our day of performing. OSHC in day.
Barron Delta Community Engagement
Plan SCHOOL RESUMES ON MONDAY 24th JANUARY 2011
This plan aims to involve 6 local community & Land Care CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO BRING EACH DAY; A PACKED
groups in the restoration of the Barron Delta. We will provide MORNING TEA & LUNCH
further support to all active groups and develop capacity in A WATER BOTTLE, A HAT AND A SPARE SET OF SUNSAFE
groups less engaged. With the help of community, traditional CLOTHING
owners, schools and professionals, this project will deliver 35 SHOES ARE A MUST – NO SHOES, NO EXCURSIONS - NO
hectares of restoration in degraded habitat. This will build EXCEPTIONS.
resilience against current and future threats by enhancing habitat
condition, building landscape connectivity and engaging a wide For Bookings please contact SHERILEE on Ph:4055-8011,
sector of the community in conservation actions, as well as M:0427 771 526, email:email@example.com
raising awareness within the urban population about the SAVE $100 off dive course conditions apply. BIG SAVINGS off a
importance of healthy coastal environments. wide range of tours REEF, RAINFOREST, SKYDIVE, RAFTING,
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your ideas at FITZROY ISLAND, ACCOMMODATION, etc for locals & their
the Resident meeting on Tuesday November 30th at 7.30pm. friends just visit Pete @ VILLA MARINE TOUR OFFICE 8
Sylvia Conway, Project Co-ordinator Rutherford St Yorkeys Knob or Ph: 4055-7158
YORKEYS KNOB HORNETS SOCCER UPDATE
The season has finished
Dengue research project
for 2010 with all teams needs your help
having a fantastic time
Further to our letter and Eliminate Dengue project
this year; kids learned
new skills, made new brochure delivered to your home in September, and
friends and had a blast the community meeting held in October, we have
with their team mates on been hearing that Yorkeys Knob residents are keen to
and off the field. All U7, help us in our research.
U8, U9 and U11 teams
As previously mentioned our years of laboratory
sportsmanship and I’m findings have been hugely successful and we now
extremely proud of them need to test how well the Wolbachia bacterium
all. Our U11s were (which acts like a vaccine for the mosquito making
amazing making it all the them incapable of transmitting the dengue virus
way to the semi-finals – congratulations boys and girls, with the
between people) will spread into the existing
majority of these kids playing together since little U6s. A
number of our Yorkeys Knob boys were chosen to represent the mosquito population.
whole Cairns Region at various events through out the year We are going to do this
being Dylan McKenzie, James Dunne (both pictured here won in Yorkeys Knob and
the tournament for Cairns), Callum Haydon-Pratt, Kaya Negara Gordonvale this wet
and Paddy Hawkins – to have 5 players chosen from one Club is
a feat in itself good work kids. CONGRATULATIONS TO
ALL OF OUR GREAT PLAYERS & WE HOPE TO SEE But before we release
YOU ALL AT SIGN ON IN FEBRUARY 2011 look out for the Wolbachia Aedes-aegypti we will first reduce the
us outside the IGA. And that goes for anyone else wishing to number of ‘wild’ mosquitoes in these communities
join our small but wonderful Club right here in Yorkeys Knob and then from January, seed small numbers of Aedes-
from Under 6 and up. For more info please contact Michelle on
aegypti mosquitoes that contain Wolbachia into the
Police Beat Members of Yorkeys Knob SES will soon be going
As a year quickly comes to an end and we door-to-door talking to residents about how they can
leave to go on holidays. Some helpful tips to help with our project and requesting permission for
have a happy Christmas. If you’re going our team to enter yards; first to manually reduce the
away on holidays, ask your neighbours to numbers of wild mosquitoes and possibly host a
watch for visitors, collect junk mail and mosquito trap; and then in January to release
newspapers. Consider using electrical timers for Wolbachia Aedes-aegypti. We are very grateful to the
lights, turn down the volume on the telephone, and SES for their support.
don’t leave a message on the answering machine If you miss the visit from the SES or would like to
telling callers that you are away. Check the yard to talk to a project team member please call 1800 811
ensure that no ladders or tools are accessible. Do not 054. Members of our team will also be attending the
leave keys concealed outside the house; give them to Yorkeys Knob Carols by Candlelight evening, look
a trusted neighbour or friend. out for us there.
Also if you are planning to drive on the roads this For more information on our research project please
Christmas be aware of the Fatal Four, Fatigue: don’t visit our website www.eliminatedengue.com
push yourself, if you feel tired stop and rest. Speed: Professor Scott O’Neill, Project Leader, Eliminate Dengue
don’t rush you won’t get there any sooner. Seat Carols At Yorkeys Knob 2010
Belts: ensure that belts are worn at any time the Our 2nd “Carols At Yorkeys Knob” will be held on
vehicle is in motion. And finally Drink Driving: if Sunday 5th December 2010 at the Community Centre and
you drink and drive don’t worry about being caught beautiful parklands from 4.30pm till after Santa visits
by the police, be worried about killing someone, around 8pm. Our fundraising efforts this year will be
maybe someone you love. going to the “Peter Hughes Burn Foundation” assisting
Senior Const Anthony KIRKHAM fundraiser, local identity, Carol Mayer, a burn victim from
Yorkeys Knob Police Beat Ph 4055 7599 the Northern Beaches. Battery operated candles will be on
FOOD – GLORIOUS FOOD! sale in a sample bag format with lots of other goodies
Yorkeys Knob is fast becoming known for its great restaurant included. Well it is Christmas! A few market stalls will be
and take-a-way food outlets with the latest addition being “Mini selling Christmas type gifts at reasonable prices and
Star of Siam”. As the name suggests, they offer Thai take-a- YKRA volunteers will be selling our usual high standard
way or casual eat-in. Shane, Joanne and Baldeep will greet you of food. The “Cairns Singers”, a choral group, will lead
with a great smile and cook your order fresh as you wait. Shane the carols and live entertainment from YKSS Choir and
tells me that “Star of Siam” has been operating at Macrossan others will keep you entertained during the event. Local
Street, Port Douglas for 19 years and has built up a dedicated Pastor Charlie will give a Christmas Message and “Mary
clientele. Hours of business are 4pm till 9pm open 6 days – Christmas” says she will be there also. Bring a blanket
CLOSED TUESDAY. Check out the opening special offer!!
and a neighbour and see you all at the Carols. Info: -
Tel. 4081-0103 / Mob 0411 812 730 Shop 18/453 Varley St, YK
Maurice 4055-7804 - firstname.lastname@example.org