Residents ‘have a go’ at Inter-Village Games

More than 220 residents took part in the Inter-Village Games between Living Choice Twin Waters and Living Choice Kawana Island on 15th and 16th March and, although there was plenty of friendly rivalry for the Directors’ Cup, the focus was firmly on “having a go and having some fun”.

First held on the Sunshine Coast in 2013, the inaugural Directors’ Cup was won by Kawana Island, followed by Twin Waters in 2015. Twin Waters managed to keep the cup again this year however the big winner on the day was the camaraderie between the residents from both villages and the opportunity to engage with staff members in a fun, relaxing way.

Epitomising the spirit of the games was Peter Mochrie, who is blind, taking part in the horseshoe chucking with plenty of enthusiastic guidance from fellow residents. Or another 80+ resident who tried darts for the first time and was so excited to win points for her village. Truly inspiring!

Activities included bowls, indoor bowls, 8-Ball, snooker, tennis, table tennis, darts, washer tossing, putting, horseshoe chucking, bocce, bridge and canasta. Points could also be earned in the cake, craft, art, photography and woodwork competitions. A big thank-you to the judges, Theona Barton of Foodworks Twin Waters (cakes), Maxine Saunders of Buderim Craft Cottage (craft), Val Ross (art and photography) and Gary Field (wood artist).

Living Choice also thanks the generous prize sponsors, Harvey Norman Commercial, Huff Electrical, The Cock & Hen, Foodworks Twin Waters, the Loose Goose, Twin Waters Pharmacy, The Thai Place – Pacific Paradise, Mykies By The Bay and Dan Murphy’s.

There was also plenty to eat and drink, with Afternoon Tea provided on the first day and Morning Tea, a BBQ lunch and drinks and snacks served on the second day.

Take a bow, chief coordinator Ian Lawson and his many helpers from Twin Waters, including Frank and Thelma Richardson’s grandson, Billy and his friend Sam Webb, who are both visiting from the UK. Also, thank-you to Kawana Island’s Maree Sutton and her helpers – word is that Kawana Island is already practising to wrest the Cup back in 2020!

Competition winners

Knitting & crochet – Andrea Smith, Kawana Island
Art – Rae Murer, Kawana Island
Photography – Kevin Anderson, Twin Waters
Woodwork – George Humeniuk, Kawana Island
Craft (other) & card-making – Dagnija McAuliffe, Twin Waters
Scones – Bunty Hughes, Twin Waters
Cakes, slices & cakes (other) – Lynne Mills, Twin Waters
Cupcakes – Barb Lindsay, Kawana Island People’s Choice winners
Art – Karen Grabau, Twin Waters
Photography – Midge Green, Twin Waters
Craft – Ros Johnston, Kawana Island
Woodwork – Sue Jarrett, Kawana Island