Camira

Warrior Boxing celebrates success at Boxing Queensland novice championships

Guy Hazlewood April 29, 2024 2 min read

Several fighters from Camira-based boxing gym Warrior Boxing made impressive strides at the Boxing Queensland Novice titles held on March 8 at the Mermaid Waters Hotel. The Boxing Queensland Novice titles bring together some of the best emerging boxers in the region to compete across three days. “The novice championships is one of the highlights…

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Springfield Camira Men’s Shed

Guy Hazlewood and Jim Wilmen March 29, 2024 2 min read

This article is about a once-only piece of furniture, which became a reality in the Springfield Camira Men’s Shed. The year was 2020, a first major project for the men’s shed. Applied for by in-house management and granted for structure within the confines of the shed. The project was a large round table and 9…

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Springfield charity Westside Community Care has received a $35,000 grant as part of the state government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Charity a lot cooler with grant funding

Daniel Bouwmeester February 8, 2024 2 min read

Springfield based not-for-profit charity Westside Community Care has received a grant valued at $35,000 as part of the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The community outreach organisation, which runs a food bank at the Camira Springfield Community Centre, will use the funds to purchase a refrigerated vehicle. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund, a state…

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Local educator Awesome Auslan recently developed a series of videos and programs to dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people.

Developing solutions for teaching sign language

Daniel Bouwmeester January 4, 2024 4 min read

A local provider of online sign language courses recently developed a series of videos and an increased focus on community education programs to help dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Michaela Reece operates Awesome Auslan, a Camira-based education service founded in 2021 that specialises in the teaching of Australian Sign Language, commonly called “Auslan”…

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Local musical group Jacaranda Jam ended the year in style performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event.

‘Jam’ spreads Christmas music joy

Daniel Bouwmeester December 28, 2023 3 min read

Local musical group ‘Jacaranda Jam’ has finished the year with a flourish, performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event last month. Jacaranda Jam is a ukulele band, featuring guitar, vocals, and a number of percussion instruments, and performs around nine concerts annually at nursing homes and retirement villages across Springfield, Ipswich,…

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Springfield resident Luke Hinschen will be walking from Grafton to Brisbane in September to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Men’s health issues to ‘take a hike’

Daniel Bouwmeester July 28, 2023 5 min read

Springfield resident Luke Hinschen will be walking from Grafton to Brisbane next month to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Luke has set a bold fundraising target of $50,000 – to be donated to the Movember Foundation. A monumental 386-kilometre journey along the Pacific Highway, “Luke’s Long Walk” will begin on the morning…

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Greater Springfield is being asked to nominate new projects as part of a major funding boost to SEQ infrastructure and facilities.

Community invited to have say in new project funding

Daniel Bouwmeester July 26, 2023 3 min read

NOTE: Consultation period is now closed. The Greater Springfield community can now nominate new projects as part of a major funding boost to infrastructure and facilities across South East Queensland (SEQ). The SEQ Liveability Fund is a pool of $285.8 million committed by all three levels of government under the newly outlined SEQ City Deal….

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Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school's sports program

Staines students ‘goo’ for gold

Daniel Bouwmeester April 6, 2023 2 min read

On the last day of Term 1, Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school’s sports program. The school raised a total of $5,200, an impressive result. It was an event that all students could participate in — from kindergarten to Year 12 — communications officer…

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Off-ramp upgrade on track

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2023 2 min read

Work is now well underway on the widening of the Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the Centenary Motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. The existing off-ramp lanes will be doubled from two to four lanes, and the current roundabout will be upgraded into a major intersection. $6.5 million in has been committed by the…

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Richies Rainbow Kids Cancer Charity Brisbane

‘Little’ walk goes a very long way

Daniel Bouwmeester March 21, 2023 3 min read

To mark its first anniversary, one of Queensland’s newest charities is inviting Springfield residents to a very special ‘fun walk’ along the bayside this weekend. The 5km/10km walk for Richie’s Rainbow – which honours the life of 9-year-old Richie “Little” Walsh and raises funds for children’s cancer research – is taking place at Lota Reserve…

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