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Events

Suicide Awareness Ride 

All bikes and cars welcome on this ride.

 

Saturday 27 February 2021 @ 8.00am

 

Our annual Suicide Awareness Ride is a family-friendly event that promotes social connectedness.  Choose your mode of transportation and join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

 

The ride will begin at the Gladstone Marina stage (@ 8.00am sharp).  From here, we will head south, visiting some of our smaller country towns, while stopping for morning tea and lunch, along the way.  We'll finish at Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club (111 Murphy Rd, Captain Creek) where you're invited to stay for an afternoon of presentations, live music, BBQ dinner, bar and overnight camping.  We have a truck to transport any camping gear you may wish to transport to the end stop.

Captain Creek Community Sport and Rec Club are approx. 20kms from the community of Agnes Waters/1770. With the support of Agnes Waters/1770 Taxis, they are providing a 14 seater bus for one-way trips to Agnes @ $50 a trip.  There's more reasons to stay and enjoy the evening or the weekend in beautiful Agnes Waters/1770!!  Check out our accommodation options at Agnes Waters Beach Caravan Park (main beach) & Accomm 1770, if you are not keen on camping.

Holiday home options!!

https://www.accomm1770.com.au/

Other options!!!   

https://bookingsau.newbook.cloud/agneswaterbeach/...

If you only need a one night stay, call their office on (07) 4974 7279 and mention the "Ride4Lives ride".

Nomination $50 per person

Includes - long sleeve shirt, poker run entry, morning tea, lunch, burger and drink on last stop + camping.

 

$35 per person (without shirt)

 

EARLY BIRD NOMINATIONS CLOSE - 12.00pm midnight, Wednesday 24 February 2021.  After this date, nominations will be $60 (with shirt) and $45 (without shirt).  Get in early to secure your cheaper registration.

Check out last year's ride below.  Thanks to Bobby and Peter for their awesome skills making this clip.

Suicide Alertness Training

safeTALK is a three-hour training course conducted by Port Curtis Rotary Club of Gladstone that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources.  Most people who have thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to identify opportunities to support that desire for safety.

 

As a safeTALK trained suicide alert helper, you will be able to…

 

  1. Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide

  2. Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

  3. Apply the TALK steps (tell, ask and keep safe) to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to suicide first-aid and intervention caregivers.

 

Next course:  TBC. 

Show your interest by contacting Mark Brookes (0408 871 131) or John Whitten (0410 433 919).

Out of the Shadows

Take part in the Out of the Shadows – national suicide prevention walk – a walk of Hope in Suicide Prevention Week every September.  Raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide, and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.