The Road Ahead : April May 2012
RACQ INSURANCE COMMUNITY MAKES YOUR DAY 9 APR/MAY 2012 THE ROAD AHEAD "We are enormously proud to support this iconic North Queensland sporting festival as we recognised the importance the games had to local communities," RACQ Insurance CEO Bradley Heath said. "North Queensland has always produced sporting stars, be it in the football codes, on the athletics track or in any other number of sporting endeavours. There's no doubt the spirit of competition across North Queensland is fostered and encouraged through the games," he said. RACQ Insurance's sponsorship not only gives the games a secure future, but enables the North Queensland Sports Foundation to plan ahead. "The games are very much about grassroots sports in North Queensland, and now we can safely and comfortably plan what we want to do and what direction we want to take the games in," Mr Kenna said. More than 4500 athletes are expected to compete in 35 events at this year's games, which begin on June 22 with an Olympic-style opening ceremony, complete with flaming torch. Now ranked as the largest regional multi-event sporting games in Australia, the North Queensland Games are open to athletes of all ages. There are no restrictions, other than competitors having to be registered with a sporting club. According to Mr Kenna, the games not only give athletes an opportunity to test their mettle against their peers, but also give the sporting clubs hosting the events a chance to show what they're capable of. For Mackay in particular, hosting the North Queensland Games this year will strengthen the chances of it being selected to host major state and national sailing competitions in the future. "It's really an opportunity for local sporting associations to step up in how they present their competition and show the skills involved in holding a competition of this size," Mr Kenna said. "It's a big tourist coup for whoever hosts the games." The 2012 North Queensland Games will be held in the Mackay, Bowen and Whitsunday regions from June 22-25. See why so many choose Seasons as a whole new way in aged care. 1300 506 116 www.seasonsagedcare.com.au If you think Nelly looks happy with her new life, you should see her sons. Nelly's new life is full of hope and real happiness. But it wasn't always that way. Before she moved into her new, self-contained home at Seasons she lived alone in a house once full of children and her beloved late husband. Nelly was terribly lonely and knew it was time to start living again. Nelly and her sons were faced with the dilemma of finding somewhere they could trust to genuinely care for her. When they visited Seasons, Nelly knew straight away it was the place for her. Nelly now has wonderful new friends, a good social life and when the need arises, access to 24 hour personal and nursing care. Seasons is supported living in your own beautiful new home. call us for your free info pack The games are very much about grassroots sports in North Queensland, and now we can safely and comfortably plan what we want to do ...
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