BACK­WARD GLANCES

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LIFE -

EX­TRACTS from the Sun­shine Coast Daily 30 years ago to­day:

Hy­att winds up fun: The Hy­att Re­gency Coolum’s fort­night of fes­tiv­i­ties comes to a close this week­end. Ita Butrose, Ste­fan, Olympians Julie McDon­ald and Tracy Wick­ham, fash­ion de­signer Prue Ac­ton, artist Clifton Pugh and co­me­dian Gra­ham Bond will be among the guests at the gala fi­nale din­ner tonight. The din­ner will move be­tween the re­sort’s restau­rants and will fea­ture en­ter­tain­ment from Don Bur­rows, the Queens­land Sym­phony Orches­tra, wan­der­ing min­strels and syn­chro­nised swim­mers. On the golf course, celebri­ties will take on Sun­shine Coast pro­fes­sion­als in an Am­brose com­pe­ti­tion.

Beach fun pulls the crowds: Hun­dreds of beach­go­ers gath­ered at Caloun­dra’s Kings Beach yes­ter­day to en­joy a num­ber of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by Life. Be In It. for the sum­mer school hol­i­days. The tug of war proved one of the most pop­u­lar events.

Teacher toughs it out in ul­ti­mate con­tests: A for­mer Ma­roochy­dore teacher has com­pleted one of the tough­est en­durance races in the world which would leave most of Aus­tralia’s top ath­letes gasp­ing in his wake. In the past six months Tony Smith has run up steep moun­tains in Eng­land, rid­den moun­tain bikes over some of the most treach­er­ous slopes in Switzer­land, taken part in the World Cup in Italy, and com­peted in the gru­elling Sur­vival of the Fittest in Canada’s Rocky Moun­tains. The 25-year-old for­mer Stella Maris school teacher’s first sport­ing chal­lenge was a race up the stairs of Bris­bane’s tallest build­ing, Cen­tral Plaza.

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