Rolling back in time to decade of flu­oro

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | LOCAL LIFE - An­nie Caughey An­nie.Caughey@sc­news.com.au

IT’S TIME to put on those dance shoes, or more ac­cu­rately those skat­ing shoes, be­cause David Wain is send­ing you back to the ’80s for a spe­cial re­union night.

The ex-Caloun­dra res­i­dent said he re­mem­bers his days in the re­gion so fondly that he was in­spired to or­gan­ise the event to help other res­i­dents walk down mem­ory lane.

“Sun Skate was the name of Caloun­dra Roller­drome back in the ’80s and we all used to gather there,” he said.

“I went to the Caloun­dra High School re­union and that’s where I came up with the idea.

“We all had such a great time, they even ex­tended the bar ser­vice for us. Hope­fully they do that again.”

The re­union will take place on Satur­day, May 26 and at­ten­dees are ad­vised to bring the usual ad­mis­sion cost of Satur­day night ses­sion.

Mr Wain said so far about 100 peo­ple ex­pressed their in­ter­est in the event, but he is still wel­com­ing any­one who loved the rink back in the day or any­one who would be keen to give skat­ing an­other go again.

“Thirty years later it’s that free­dom to put the wheels back on af­ter so many years and go back down mem­ory lane and have a few laughs,” he said.

“It’s open to any­one who used to go there.

“I’m even get­ting re­sponses from a lot of peo­ple I had no idea about.”

The plan is for res­i­dents to come to­gether, rem­i­nisce and so­cialise while sup­port­ing a Caloun­dra busi­ness that has been a part of the com­mu­nity for as long as them.

If you wish to RSVP to the event, phone David Wain on 0429 269 105.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

80'S REWIND: David Wain is host­ing a re­union at Caloun­dra roller drome which was for­merly named Sun Skate for any­one who used to skate there back in the 80’s.

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