Social Calendar

2021 SOCIAL EVENTS

Friday 26th March – Annerley fire station turns 50!

QFES will be holding a small ceremony/presentation at around 11 am – Confirmation of time still pending.

All retired firefighters are very welcome to attend.

It will be similar to the one a month or so ago at Windsor.

Thursday 22nd April – Day bus trip to Highfield Pioneer Village

Cost per person – Bus $20-$25, Entry concession $12, Tea and Damper $6, lunch $10-$15 = Average $50 pp

Please contact Denise if you are interested. We need numbers before we can book the bus.

Monday 3rd May – LABOUR DAY CANCELLED

The below is from the UFUQ

Despite the Brisbane Labour Day march proceeding on Monday 3rd May 2021, the UFUQ State Committee has decided that the UFUQ will not call for members to participate this year.

The decision was made because of the ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19, with contact tracing currently occurring in both Brisbane and part of NSW (at time of writing Brisbane Grand Chancellor and PA Hospital are both totally locked down, NSW has a fresh cluster and Victoria is considering border closures, as is Queensland, with 113 suburbs under watch).

Considering you and your colleagues perform vital emergency response across Queensland, the UFUQ has very carefully and seriously considered the risks and implications of having hundreds of firefighters together under one big tent. We know the risk of someone undiagnosed attending the event is low, but it is a risk that the UFUQ does not wish to take.

It is for these reasons that the decision has regretfully been made. Your executive hope for a more positive risk situation for the 2022 Labour Day and ask that we all work to be there for the rebirth of the UFUQ participation.

Your involvement in Brisbane Labour Day in the past 10 years has been incredibly strong, with some of the biggest numbers in the union’s history marching in recent years and enjoying catching up with old friends at the BBQ lunch and some beers at the RNA showgrounds.

If all goes well, it will be a big celebration in 2022.

Tuesday 18th May – BBQ

Colmslie Beach Reserve, Murarrie

$8 pp

Please advise if you will be attending.

Wednesday 16th June – Social outing

Geebung RSL

323 Newman Road, Geebung.

10am

Own Cost

Monday 5th July – Fireman’s reunion

Toombul Bowls Club

70 Flower Street

Northgate

For more information, please contact Nev Black on 0412 592 001.

Tuesday 17th August – BBQ

Woody Point

$8 pp

Please advise if you will be attending.

Tuesday 7th September – A.G.M.

Mt Gravatt Bowls Club.

1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

10am

Sunday  10th October  – National day of Remembrance

Annual Commemorative Service

St Brigid’s Catholic Church – 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill

10am

Tuesday 19th October – BBQ

Wynnum

$8.00 per person

Please advise if you are attending.

Tuesday 2nd November – MELBOURNE CUP

Details to be advised.

December – RFFAQ CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Details to be advised.

Please contact the committee for bookings

(SOCIAL COMMITTEE  Denise Redfern 3341 3054/0419 748 527 [email protected]
Doug Watts 3341 3896    Brian Dutton  3349 6014 )