COMMUNITY MEN’S SHED BRIBIE ISLAND HELPS REMEMBER OUR RETURNED SOLDIERS

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Recently the Men’s Shed Committee was approached by Churches of Christ Residential Aged Care Manager Anna Ward, who asked if the Men’s Shed would be interested in creating an Anzac Display for the Bribie Island Aged Care Facility in Bongaree. Taking up the challenge resulted in weeks of work tracing, cutting, sanding and painting World War One Soldier silhouettes, some complete with lighting. The installation started receiving enormous accolades during construction, even before it was finished and installed.

Now in place, the Anzac Display can be seen by village residents, in the aged care facility gardens and main reception area. Bribie Island Men’s Shed members have been extremely proud to undertake this commission and particularly taking on a project to honour our older village residents who will no doubt be touched by the fantastic display. Remembering those Australians and New Zealanders who sacrificed so much to protect our amazing heritage and way of life. Not forgetting those who have followed and are following in their footsteps.

Another recent project the shed helped with was at Christmas time. The members made twenty wooden toy trains which were donated to the Ronald McDonald House. A great buzz and honour to be involved in.

Please contact us if you have a project you need help with. Phone 0417 078 363.

Community Men’s Shed Bribie Island is an official member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association which operates across our nation. Based at 42 Foley Street, Bongaree. The Men’s Shed is behind the Church of Christ. Members’ meet on Wednesdays in a great environment, complete with substantial space and equipment. Mainly catering for woodworking projects Members’ come from all walks of life.

Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia. Men’s Sheds not only provide diverse memberships, but also provide a platform for men’s physical, emotional, and mental health. This in turn contributes to the sharing of skills, making friends, fellowship, and networking. The shed offers opportunities to positively engage in projects for the local community for the benefit of all.

Not all Men’s Sheds are the same – if you looked inside you might see several men making furniture, perhaps restoring items, fixing things for community organisations. You will see teabags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk.

Interested parties who would like to see what we do and consider joining, can have one of our famous guided tours any Wednesday morning between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Visitors must have closed in shoes and follow the latest Covid rulings.