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St Augustine's College senior student Louie Galman won Young Citizen of the Year at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week.

St Augustine’s student wins Young Citizen of the Year award

Daniel Bouwmeester January 29, 2024 5 min read

Louie Galman, a Year 12 student at St Augustine’s College, won the prestigious Young Citizen of the Year award at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week. Louie, 17, was recognised for his many achievements last year, particularly his participation in the 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) and role as Youth Member for…

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YMCA Springfield Lakes was full of Christmas spirit last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of gifts for needy families.

YMCA Springfield’s Christmas drive a success

Daniel Bouwmeester January 3, 2024 3 min read

It was a frenzy of Christmas spirit at YMCA Springfield Lakes last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of donated gifts for needy families and children. The 2023 YMCA Springfield Christmas Appeal involved collecting, sorting, and dating items, bundling hampers, and wrapping presents over a seven-day period. Centre Coordinator at YMCA Springfield Lakes, Alison…

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Board game hobbyist group Springfield Gamers is running its second annual gaming showcase tomorrow at Goodna State School.

Bring on SpringCon!

Daniel Bouwmeester October 6, 2023 2 min read

Board game hobbyist group Springfield Gamers is running its second annual gaming showcase tomorrow at Goodna State School. SpringCon is an event suitable for anyone – families, friends, or solo (children must have adult supervision) – and will take place this Saturday, October 7, from 9am to 5pm at the Main Hall at Goodna State…

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Additional free pop-up flu immunisation clinics are scheduled to open across Greater Springfield in August.

More spots for free flu jab this winter

Daniel Bouwmeester August 2, 2023 2 min read

Additional free pop-up flu immunisation clinics are scheduled to open across Springfield in August. Ipswich City Council is offering the clinics in partnership with Queensland Health to help tackle what it said was “a particularly bad flu season”. Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair Andrew Fechner said while the flu is worse for infants…

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Words with the Toastmasters: April 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester April 12, 2023 2 min read

Speaking of nerves… are you nervous or anxious when you are asked to speak in a group or at an event? Do you try to avoid it as much as possible?  According to Forbes Magazine, the number one fear for the average person is public speaking in fact this fear ranks higher than fearing death!…

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Chess park captures council interest

Daniel Bouwmeester August 13, 2022 3 min read

Public chess tables are to be installed at Robelle Domain Parklands, thanks to the initiative of Springfield’s regional chess club founder. The idea for a local public venue was an innovative gambit by Eduardo Cubilla – who runs the Springfield Ipswich Chess Club – as part of a strategy to encourage more social and outdoor…

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