AFTER a rough few weeks dealing with bush fires and loss, Canungra has pulled itself up by the bootstraps to once again create a village of pink in support of cancer awareness.
Federal MP Scott Buchholz was in town last week for the official launch of Turning Canungra Pink, the annual event that sees shops, parks and schools festooned with pink for the month of October.
Mr Buchholz said it had been an honour to launch Turning Canungra Pink.
"This is a great local initiative supporting Cancer Council Queensland and Pink Assist, a local group helping those battling cancer."
"By raising awareness we can improve survival rates through earlier detection and the funds raised will support critical cancer research.
"With over one hundred cancers and more than 28,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year - the Canungra community is doing everything it can to create a cancer free future.
"It's a pleasure to support the month of activities and I thank the Canungra Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers for their great work."
A variety of events have been planned to help raise funds, half of which will go to the Cancer Council Queensland and the other half for Pink Assist, a local fund to help support people being treated for cancer.
Friday night there will be a comedy show, Women Like Us at the Canungra School of Arts Hall - $45 tickets available at womenlikeus.com.au or My Country Escape in Canungra.
Saturday is Pink Trivia Night at Moriarty Park Hall. Tickets $10.
The Country Music High Tea is likely to be a sellout on October 19, so bookings are essential. Tickets are $29 from the Canungra and District Community Bank.
Also on October 19 is the Garage Sale Trail from 8am at Serenity Succulents, Climax Court Witheren.
Sunday, October 20 is Canungra vs the World cricket day. $25 donation for players to register for the games at Moriarty Park from 12pm to 4pm.
Tuesday, October 22 will be a cancer care information evening for people affected by cancer held at The Canungra Hub. The evening will feature a talk given by a radiation oncologist. Tickets $15, bookings essential, call 0414 676 787.
The weekend of October 25 to 27 will be a Camping for Cancer event at the Canungra Sports and Recreation Grounds. Tickets include two nights of camping, camp oven cooking demonstrations, music, bush poetry and trade stalls. Costs from $25 for adults and $10 for children from ticketbo.com.au/canungracampout. Tickets to the Pink Dinner sold separately.
Turning Canungra Pink culminates with the Pink Dinner, which this year will be a camp oven feast prepared by Ranger Nick at the sports grounds with a licensed bar, raffles and auction on the night. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children from ticketbo.com.au/canungracampout