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Welcome back, Spring!

Daniel Bouwmeester    September 1, 2023    2 min read   


The MO-tor Men (part of local Movember chapter the Springfield Mo-Men) is partnering with Orion Springfield Central for the 2023 Car Show at Orion Springfield – Father’s Day Special – a safe, pedestrian-access-only family-friendly spectacular open to everyone!

Image: Josiah Hallett, courtesy of Springfield Mo-Men.

“After an incredibly successful 2022 [raising] over $100,000 for Movember Foundation Australia, 2023 is shaping up to be even bigger” – Mark Winter, Springfield Mo-Men co-founder.

· Free

· From 10am

· Main Street, Orion Springfield Central.

SpringFest 2023 · SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Philippines-Australia Multicultural Association (PAMA) is holding its big annual multicultural spring festival, with food, music, and dances from the Philippines. This year, the theme is Asian/Southeast Asian, showcasing the rich cultural diversity and heritage of the region of which the Philippines is part.

It’s non-stop family-friendly entertainment throughout the day with a breathtaking finale! Everybody is welcome. “A September day to remember!”

· Free

· 9am to 7pm

· Robelle Domain Parklands (The Circle), 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central.

Images: PAMA, Inc.

Trash 2 Treasure Fair · SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Image: My Precious Events.

Residents are invited to come hunting for a bargain at the ‘Trash 2 Treasure Fair’ second-hand markets at the Camira Springfield Community Centre, with proceeds going to Westside Community Care.

Indoor three-metre square spaces are available for $25 (through Eventbrite), or outside. For more information, please email rachel@mypreciousevents.com.au.

· Free public entry, 7am to 11am

· 389 Old Logan Road Camira

Luke’s Long Walk · SEPT 24 to OCT

Men’s health advocate Luke Hinschen will be walking from Grafton to Brisbane over two weeks to help raise funds and awareness. Follow Luke’s vlogs of his monumental 386 km journey through his Facebook page.

· To donate, visit Luke’s Movember webpage via cutt.ly/f4YY8HX

· For more info, email walkformenshealth@gmail.com.

“I thank all the sponsors who’ve jumped on board: A2 Electrical, Strud Property, Velocity Support Services, BNI Brisbane South West & Toowoomba, V & Co Real Estate, Harcourts Springfield – Navin Chandra, Jennifer Howard – Member for Ipswich, Charis Mullen – Member for Jordan, Nu Look Carpet Cleaning, Infinity Bookkeeping, Richie Williamson – Member for Clarence, and all the in-kind sponsors: Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts, Best Pool Heating, Pinewood Cafe – Yamba, Social Media Angel, Rachel Waddington from My Precious Events, and Springfield Mo-Men.” – Luke Hinschen

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.