Looking back on a successful event “Linking You Locally”

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“Linking You Locally”  Answers from Elena Ornig

“Linking You Locally” was masterfully organised by the Gold Coast Helensvale Branch Library and Gold Coast Medicare Local with the benevolent support of many local businesses.

Gold Coast Events

Members of Gold Coast Helensvale Library (from the left) – Dani Watson and Sam Melen, accompanied by a Big Bird


Gold Coast Medicare Local is a not-for-profit independent and locally run company and their generous sponsorship to the local event was greatly appreciated.

2013 Events

Thank you Medicare Local! Thank you Yvonne Hermes and Mannu Kala!


Despite the gathering grey clouds in the early morning the event started on time, at 9am and cheerfully welcomed the local community with colorful displays on both floors of the Helensvale Library; inside and outside. The event was officially opened by Councillor William Owen – Jones and was followed by the Latin inspired fitness dance Zumba. It was loud and full of color. Many participated in the exhilarating ‘fitness-party’.


Many participated in the exhilarating ‘fitness-party’.


It was inviting, motivating and inspirational and many wonderful activities followed for the next few hours. Activities included a theatre performance, Pilates class, circus workshop and Basketball.  It was free and available to all.

Linking You Locally a success

It was very busy!


It was busy. Everywhere you looked there were multi-colored displays decorated with balloons and hear affectionate greetings from local businesses and community groups.


























Master of Writing

Master of Writing – Jacquelin Melilli








Everywhere I turned, I observed interesting discussions, professional consultations or expressions of interest.

3D Design

Leo Clayton from Gold Coast Helensvale Branch Library was demonstrating 3D design 


3D Printing

Leo Clayton was also demonstrating 3D printing








Reprap 3D Printer

David Froemel from Gold Coast TechSpace was explaining how to build your own ‘Reprap’ 3D printer

Many fun activities were offered to hyper-exited kids and countless prizes, donated by local businesses were drawn during the event. My favorite local shop “Baker’s Delight” from Helensvale Plaza didn’t disappoint. Junior was going around, giving away delicious sweets.

David Froemel from GC TechSpace was pleasantly surprised to receive the unexpected gift from Junior and I was happy to conclude that this wonderful event, “Linking You Locally”, was a success.

Baker's Delight

Junior from my favorite local shop “Baker’s Delight”


Member of Gold Coast TechSpace

David Froemel and Junior








I am a part of the local community, I am a member of the Gold Coast Helensvale Branch Library, I live locally, I shop locally and I use local services. Today, after this event, I felt blessed to be a local. I now feel like I am linked to my big wonderful family – my local community, Thank you everyone!

My warmest regards,
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Written by Elena Ornig

Managing Director of Publishing Company "Julia Sophistique Pty Ltd". Committee member of Australian Computer Association GC Chapter. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland. Member of the IT Forum Gold Coast. Sponsor of the Helensvale Writers' Group, Gold Coast. Committee member of the Gold Coast Writers Association Honored VIP Member of STANFORD WHO'S WHO in America. Publisher, writer and blogger.

Website: http://www.elenaornig.com/

  1. Hi Elena, this is a fabulous review of the event and I love that you have provided links to many of the websites for the groups and services that were present. Cheers, Marsha

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