ROLLING OVER A NEW ERA
CALOUNDRA IS GROWING AND BUSINESSES ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO ENSURE IT CONTINUES TO THRIVE
In the corporate world, my employees would always preach about work-life balance. I used to laugh and think “what’s that?”
Until Mr Red Hot Chilli Pepper got sick, and I mean really sick. We quickly took stock of our lives and made some big decisions.
Work-life balance then became more important to me than the job with the big salary. The bank preached it and boy did I practise it!
We made some big changes and one of them was leaving our stressful lives behind in New South Wales and relocating to Caloundra – and it’s the best move we ever did.
That’s almost nine years ago now and I think there is a magic about Caloundra like no other. She has my heart.
We certainly practise work-life balance and life is good!
Caloundra has had a tough few years with the streetscape project going on but now Bulcock St looks beautiful.
Despite still hearing people say there are lots of empty shops, the fact is more businesses have opened in our little town in 2019 than have shut down, and that’s a very positive thing.
I am proud to sit on the Caloundra Taskforce, which is a ‘think tank’ of several Caloundra business owners chaired by councillor Tim Dwyer.
We meet once a month to talk about the town and come up with ideas for activations and improvements for the community to enjoy. Our latest initiative is the HOT91.1 Skyline Attractions ferris wheel and the team is just so excited about it.
The wheel is the largest mobile attraction of its kind and it will be located in the
Bulcock Beach carpark from Friday, June 14, until Sunday, July 21.
Tickets will cost $10 per person or $30 for a pod of six people.
The ferris wheel will provide a great experience for groups, families, friends and couples to enjoy and take in views over Bribie Island, Pumistone Passage and the Glasshouse Mountains. Work-life balance people!
You can grab your tickets online at skylineattractions.com.au or you can pop into one of the many businesses in Caloundra to grab tickets with a bit of extra added value. (It’s a secret, you’ll have to come check them out to find out.)
Finally, thanks to my fellow taskforce colleagues Terese Finegan from Downtown Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast Council (especially the permits team) for making this wonderful event become a reality.
Next week we’re back in the kitchen, I promise.
Visit Vicki at Red Hot Chilli Pepper, 9/65 Bulcock St, Caloundra.