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Remembrance Day Poppies Colours & their meanings

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Remembrance Day (11th of November) is the national Day of memorial to remember and honour all service men and women who fought in the First World War, following/recent wars and the ongoing plight of veterans.

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11am, the nation stops for one minute silent to commemorate when the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany that brought the end of WW1.

Wearing a poppy on this day has become a popular tribute tradition that was originally inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles were fought.

There has been a rise of different coloured poppies; including white, black, and purple. Each of the four different coloured choices represents a different charity/cause within the sub-genre of paying respects.

The RED poppy:-

The red poppy is the most famous symbol used to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in World War One and the wars that followed. The red poppy represents remembrance and hope and is connected to the Royal British Legion – a charity created by veterans of World War One.

The PURPLE poppy:-

The purple poppy also known as the “Animal poppy” is a memorial tribute remembering the service and sacrifices of all animals, great and small, that subsequently lost their lives in service; as well as honouring and recognising animals within the armed forces who bravely serve and work the frontline today.

Animals still continue to play a vital and significant role supporting and helping returning soldiers.

The WHITE poppy:-

The WHITE poppy pays tribute to those who died in conflict, but emphasises an ultimate commitment to achieving peace and challenging the way we look at war.

This one is the hallmark of the Peace Pledge Union.

The BLACK poppy:-

It is most commonly associated with the commemoration of black, African and Caribbean communities’ contribution to the war effort – as servicemen and servicewomen, and as civilians.

Happy Birthday Nelson

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A big Happy birthday to the powerhouse (BOSS) of Grande Florida Resort.

Your dedication and enthusiasm creates the very best atmosphere possible and radiates to our guests when they arrive to check in on their holidays.

The workplace would be seriously lacking without your bubbly personality brightening it up, day after day.

We can’t imagine what we would do around here without you!


From staff and guests, we wish you BOSS MAN a happy and wonderful birthday.

Paradise Country

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See the cutest, the cuddliest and the wildest baby animals these school holidays at Paradise Country. For a limited time only piglets, calves, lambs, kids, joeys, foals and chicks will be making a very special appearance.

Spring Sunrise and Sunsets:-

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Spring on the Gold Coast brings longer days, with the sun lasting from 5am to 6pm, ensuring you can make the most of your time.

Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 6:00 pm

Spring provides a unique weather climate, where the temperature is rising but the rainy days are not yet ready to set in.

Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is a day of honoring fathers, brothers, uncles, father-in-laws, husbands or any important male figure who has touched your life and the lives of many people, be it their own kids, somebody else’s kid, family, people they have mentored, people they have coached and the world at large.

On this Father’s Day; tell the deserving men in your life how much you love and adore them, how important they are and that these men will always have special place in your heart.

Let’s honour the dads who give everything to their families.

Happy Father’s Day – We celebrate you!

The Gold Coast Show

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Every year the Gold Coast Show hosts popular and traditional Show events featuring extraordinary fireworks displays, Australiana displays, show bags, wood chops, side show alley, visual arts and home crafts displays, along with stage shows, roving entertainment and a free entertainment package that changes each year.

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Groundwater Country Music Festival

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Groundwater Country Music Festival invites you to come and rock out in the stunning Broadbeach precinct and feel the spirit of what this amazing festival represents.

Live performances from Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Davisson Brothers Band, Casey Barnes, The Wolfe Brothers, Graeme Connors, Fanny Lumsden and many more.

Spruce up your cowboy boots ready to attend this thread day free Country Music Festival.

VIVA Surfers Paradise 2019

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VIVA Surfers Paradise 2019
12th to 21st July 2019

Music legends live on at VIVA Surfers Paradise, Australia’s ultimate tribute artist festival.
With a family friendly program of free live performances and events over 10 days.
There’ll be all your favourite Viva fun including stellar performances by the best tribute artists, rock ‘n’ roll dancing, classic cars, and of course the ever-popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. Come dance, sing and relive the music, memories and moments of some of the world’s most iconic music legends, honoring the likes of Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Jim Morrison, Queen and the Blues Brothers.
See the full 2019 Viva Surfers Paradise program and experience Surfers Paradise take a step back in time.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wander through the natural bushland and rainforest settings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which has been voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations.
Open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos lorikeets and cuddling koalas, daily shows, animal experiences, wildlife hospital and an Aboriginal show.

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Eating Out?

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Must visit Restaurants in the area:-

Miami is a must-visit Gold Coast destination nestled between Nobby Beach and Burleigh Heads. With a breathtaking white beachfront, a laidback coastal atmosphere and some of the best restaurants to be found on the Southern Gold Coast.

Traditional Greek sharing plates in an exposed brick dining room with a bar serving eclectic wines.

Miami Marketta
Marketta Street Food, a laneway dining experience. 25 food vendors of all nationalities in the one space, take your entree from spain, your main from Thailand and sweets from france. Seating for over 650 people at any one time and live music.

The LC
Australia’s first multi-vendor foodie marketplace dedicated exclusively to plant-based eating.

The Henchmen
New family friendly and dog friendly eatery serving organic coffee from the Byron Bay Coffee Company.
The menu will host a range of gluten-free and vegan-friendly options, as well as meaty-meals for the carnivores for breakfast and lunch.

Burleigh Pavilion
The ultimate destination for those looking for epic beachfront water views.
The Pavilion Bar’s casual outdoor space is a perfect place for a drink with a breathtaking view.
The terrace area offers an extensive list of tasty bar bites including wood-fired pizzas; burgers; salads; beer-battered fish and chips; seared barra; and a French dip steak sandwich.

Burleigh Bears – Bears On Ten
Burleigh Bears League Club boasts 2 bars, a bottle shop and the wonderful “Bears on Ten” Bistro for all your dining needs plus free return shuttle and a kids playroom.