Dragon Boat Club members Sandra Wooster (left), Kerrie Southern and Gayle Barnett with Paddlers for Prostate Peter Bailey, Alan Ballard and Paul Tedman.
Dragon Boat Club members Sandra Wooster (left), Kerrie Southern and Gayle Barnett with Paddlers for Prostate Peter Bailey, Alan Ballard and Paul Tedman. Contributed

Boat club makes donations to great causes

TIN Can Bay-based Cooloola Dragon Boat Club has shared the spoils of their recent regatta with two baby community groups.

Cheques of $300 each were presented to the Tin Can Bay Coast Guard and the three Paddlers for Prostate - Peter Bailey, Alan Ballard and Paul Tedman, who begin their epic 140km paddle down the west side of Fraser Island in October.

The trio has a goal to raise at least $5000 and, at this point, they have already exceeded $3000.

The boys are holding a dinner/auction night at Tin Can Bay's Black Cockatoo Cafe & Bar on Saturday, September 7, from 6pm.

It should be a great night and will include a four-course Chinese banquet, entertainment, auctions, raffles and lucky door prize for just $40 a person.

Places are limited so be quick and get your tickets from the Black Cockatoo or Jilly's by the Bay.

Sailability

MEMBER for Gympie and patron for Sailability Tin Can Bay David Gibson made an impromptu trip to the bay recently to present a special gift of appreciation to owner/operator of Tin Can Bay Houseboats, Margot Keeley.

The presentation was to thank Margot for her generosity in allowing Sailability to operate from one of their pontoons while the Coast Guard, from where Sailability would normally operate, waited for their pontoon to be replaced.

Sailability's gift to Margot was a canvas collage of photos taken to mark the occasion and the time they were permitted to operate from the Houseboat's moorings.

News needed

IF YOU are a not-for-profit organisation or simply a member of the Tin Can bay/Cooloola Cove community and you have something special coming up that you would like the rest of our community to know about, allow me to be your advocate and have your message printed in our special page of Thursday's Gympie Times.

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