Forbes Dragon Boats on the Coast: Forbes was well represented at the annual Shellharbour Regatta at the weekend by the Forbes Dragon Boat Club. The event, which has grown each year since it began in 1998, is held on Lake Illawarra and participants were able to carry on the regatta tradition of paddling in grey, wet weather on the day. The regatta is attended by community organisations, businesses, council teams, schools and dragon boat clubs who race 200 metre races with boats of 20 people. Forbes Dragon Boat Club had 18 paddlers plus a sweep and drummer. They placed third in four heats and first in their final heat however missed the final by one point.
Schools Gala Day: On Monday more than 400 students from years three to six from Bedgerabong Public, Eugowra Public, Forbes North Public, Forbes Public School and Saint Laurence’s Parish School competed in the 2020 Netball Schools Gala Day. The students made up 39 teams and spent the day playing on the netball courts. A reminder that any member of the public is welcome to the Forbes Netball Association ‘Come and Try Day’ on 28 March from 10am-12pm with a chance to try the game and enjoy a BBQ lunch.
Fantastic Pharmacists: On Friday, 6th March Forbes Pharmacists Sarah Hazell and Michael Flannery from Flannery’s Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy and the Life Pharmacy Group were honoured at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in Pharmacy with Sarah being awarded the NSW Pharmacist of the Year, in Terrigal NSW. Pharmaceutical Society Australia (PSA) Branch President, Professor Peter Carroll presented the Award to Sarah and congratulated her on her continued commitment to providing positive health outcomes for the Forbes Community. Michael was presented with the NSW Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter stated that “Michael is the perfect example of the community Pharmacist and has shown terrific passion and dedication to the Pharmacy profession over many years.”
Fabulous Fete: Last Friday saw a lovely turn out for the Saint Laurence’s Parish School Fete. The evening was a great success with friends and family of the school showing their support in great numbers. With face painting, sweets, crafts, games and activities, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Well done to the fete committee, volunteers and donators who made the fete at wonderful as it was.