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Are you a business or group that focusses on sustainable living options?
We are seeking stalls with a focus on:
A stall at the Sustainability Festival is a great way for you to and interact with the
public and share your knowledge.
Contact Roslyn Jenzen for information and stall holder registration forms
on (03) 5951 3317 or email@example.com
For more information you can visit us at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au
or like us on Facebook (SouthernGippslandSustainabilityFestival).
This event is proudly sponsored by:
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10.00am - 2 .00pm
State Coal Mine, Garden Street, Wonthaggi
The Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo presents
Open to all young artists of Bass Coast
who are 18 years or under on March 9, 2017
• The outstanding entrant will receive a $6,000 scholarship to
assist with tertiary education
• Highly commended applicants receive access to workshops
& master classes with highly acclaimed artists
Apply online before February 10, 2017
See website for terms & conditions and entry criteria
The Phillip Island
Beginners to Advanced
Vocals and Acrobatics
Boys only hip hop and tap classes
Fully qualified and experienced staff
Enrolment Lisa Pellin Dance Studio
Leongatha, Thursday, February 2
3.30pm - 5pm
Inverloch Scout Hall, Friday, February 3
3.30pm - 5pm
0432 801 620
CLASSES FOR 2017
“THE New Year always brings anticipation of
what the year ahead has in store and in terms
of what’s available in the travel world, 2017 will
certainly not to disappoint,” according to Jill
Carmody, owner-manager of Leongatha Travel
After a long wait and due to strong demand,
Jill has designed an exclusive itinerary to Scan-
dinavia, departing in July to experience the
Midnight Sun in The Arctic Circle.
Jill commented that it has always been her
desire to visit Scandinavia, but until now hadn’t
had the opportunity due to other destinations
that took priority in the past.
Having escorted many tours to different parts
of the world with her husband and business
partner, Ed Carmody, Jill has been planning
this trip for a long time.
“We have already sold over half of our allot-
ment on this hand crafted tour through Ben-
tours, our Scandinavian specialists, after re-
leasing it to our pre-registered guests in late
November,” Jill said.
“I am very excited about the itinerary, which
has taken a great deal of time to organise and
plan, to ensure that as many highlights as pos-
sible are included. Many of which are not in-
cluded in traditional brochured tours.
“Our group will depart Leongatha on Thurs-
day, July 6, flying into Stockholm the capital
of Sweden where, after a two-night stay and an
introductory tour of this fine city, including en-
trance to the City Hall and the Vasa Museum,
we will continue on our tour with a rail journey
to Copenhagen, Denmark.
“I have allowed a three-night stay in Copen-
hagen, so in addition to the highlights of this
beautiful city, we enjoy an extended visit to the
Tivoli Gardens, followed by a full-day side-trip
to Odense for a guided tour to ‘follow in the
footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen’.
“After a short flight on to Oslo, we have time
to check out the city including a visit to the Vi-
king Ship Museum before journeying on the
“This iconic train journey through the breath-
taking fjord region incorporates ‘Norway in a
Nutshell’, which ends in the historic trading
port of Bergen.
“From Bergen we commence our six-night
voyage on Hurtigruten’s MS Polarlys which
will take us through some of the most majestic
scenery in the world, including the Geirangerf-
jord, the Royal City of Trondheim, and across
the Arctic Circle to our destination Kirkenes.
“During our journey through Lapland we
overnight in Saariselka and Rovaniemi, with a
visit to Santa Claus Village, and a very special
sightseeing opportunity to experience the Mid-
“To complete our journey we visit Helsinki,
the capital of Finland, with a side-trip to Tallin
in Estonia. This former Soviet Union city with
its beautifully preserved Unesco World Heri-
tage listed old town, will make for a memorable
end to our in depth experience; having visited
so many diverse regions of Scandinavia and
“This is a unique opportunity to visit Scan-
dinavia on a tour that incorporates so many
highlights, and a variety of modes of transport.
“I am very excited about what this very special
tour has to offer,” she said, adding that it has al-
ways been her ambition to undertake a voyage
on the Hurtigruten while visiting Scandinavia, a
definite standout on this small group tour.
In order to find out more information about
this exclusive departure, or to reserve your
place, contact Jill and the Team at Leongatha
Travel and Cruise without delay on 5662 3601.
for Scandinavian tour
In Copenhagen you’ll follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen.
Visiting the Norwegian fjords is a world destination on everyone’s bucket list and on this
tour, you’ll see it all.
After journeying through Lapland, the tour
will experience the midnight sun, way up in-
side the Arctic Circle.
POLICE from Cowes are happy with the be-
haviour of residents and visitors over the busy
Christmas and New Year period.
According to Sergeant Robyn Heal, despite
the influx of visitors to the island in the past
weeks, there has only been a minor increase in
“There has been a slight increase in thefts
over this busy holiday period, but nothing out
of the ordinary,” SGT Heal said.
“It’s to be expected. The population nearly
triples over the holiday period, so it stands to
reason that there’ll be an increase in crime and
anti-social behaviour during this time.”
Some residents across the island have re-
ported some minor crimes and property dam-
age, and police have acted to arrest a male
caught defacing property in Cowes.
“We’ve had some graffiti in town, when a 17
year old male was interviewed by police and
will now be charged,” SGT Heal said.
“He was visiting from elsewhere; he wasn’t a
Overall, police are satisfied with the behav-
iour of visitors to the island, considering the
swell in population.
“Actually this year doesn’t seem to have been
too bad,” Sgt Heal said.
“It’s a quieter year, and I think the public have
been better behaved.”
Holiday crime levels low
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