SANDGARDEN COMPETITION (Free Event)
When: Saturday, 10 October 2020
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Where: Beachmere Beach via Lehman Park, 3 Biggs Ave (near the Beach Shak)
Sandgarden Competitions were a major event in the Moreton Bay Region from the 1920’s including at Beachmere.
Thousands of people would attend with trophies and prizes being offered and winners featured in the Courier Mail/Sunday Mail paper.
A Sandgarden is NOT a Sandcastle nor is it, what is termed, Sand Sculpting.
Sandgardens are decorated spaces, 1m square up to 15cm high using shells, stones, driftwood etc, anything that can be found on the beach and washed back into the sea.
ENTER AS A TEAM OR COME AND WATCH.
Start collecting, create your design and start practising.
Beachmere will celebrate its Sesquicentenary in 2020 and, Beachmere Area Network Group’s (BANG) Sesquicentenary Committee has a number of activities planned for the weekend of 15 – 17 May 2020.
These activities include the Gala Book Launch for the book we are producing “Beachmere – Then and Now”(PRE-ORDER HERE); children’s and family activities on the beach on Saturday morning including reproducing Beachmere’s famous Sand Garden competition; a Street Parade and mini festival before a Bush Dance on Saturday evening and a High Tea / Tea Dance on the Sunday afternoon.
The Book entitled “Beachmere – Then and Now” (pre-order available – click here) is a compilation of 150 stories providing a chronological history of events and happenings in Beachmere, sourced from previous publications and gathered from personal interviews with residents and citizens of Beachmere over the years. This is a historical resource that will be treasured by families for many years to come.
A quilt will be made, once a traditional manner of recording events, which will then be promoted and shown throughout the community.
It is planned that a stone and plaque will be erected in Clayton Park acknowledging the local indigenous history of the Gubbi Gubbi peoples.
Beachmere’s Sesquicentenary Celebration will be designed and produced to include as many residents and community groups as possible. It will aim to be all encompassing for the young and the old, indigenous and non-indigenous, new locals and local experts.
By celebrating this historical event in a Celebration of Community, we will bring together the young and the old, indigenous and non-indigenous, new locals & local experts, whilst recording the history of an important destination for Moreton Bay residents and promoting and instilling a sense of pride in the current Beachmere community.
Contact: 0456 818 017 firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your community group would like to get involved