Ah, the North, so much to do in winter sun
AS NORTH Queenslanders, we love our tropical lifestyle, but this weekend is a perfect example of why we live in paradise.
Our pleasant warm winter temperatures and a combination of sporting, cultural and artistic events mean if you can’t find something that tickles your fancy this weekend, then you are not trying hard enough.
As our story on Page 4 today states, we’ve got music, art, Thor versus Hulk out at 1300SMILES, running, and Italian food and culture in abundance.
The bumper weekend includes a Cowboys home game against the Canberra Raiders, with the team sure to let their on- field performance put paid to this week’s salary cap rumours.
Organisers of the Townsville Running Festival are expecting 3000 people to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement in the city.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music will be showcasing some of the best musicians from the country and around the world for the next week, and stunning artworks will line the beachfront at the Strand Ephemera.
Meanwhile up the road in Ingham, the popular Australian Italian Festival is expected to attract around 10,000 people.
And now that our short winter appears to be over, the sun and warm temperatures will only increase the love that people visiting the region for these events will feel for the city.
There is no other place you would want to be this weekend. High alert for stranger danger PARENTS, there has never been a more important time to have the stranger danger conversation with your kids.
The attempted abduction near a Townsville school last week has led police and child safety advocates to renew their plea to parents to talk with their kids about safety and what to do in an emergency or if they feel uncomfortable.
As parents, you are the first line of defence for your children and the knowledge you impart about the risks could be the swaying factor in their decision- making process.
Schools around the region are on high alert, asking parents to not let their kids walk to school alone and reminding them who they should and should not be talking to.