GOLDEN DAYS: Mayor Mark Jamieson with Cherry Perron from Hot Ginger Chorus, which will present a cabaret style show to celebrat the Coast's 50th anniversary.
GOLDEN DAYS: Mayor Mark Jamieson with Cherry Perron from Hot Ginger Chorus, which will present a cabaret style show to celebrat the Coast's 50th anniversary. Patrick Woods

Cash splash to celebrate Coast's 50th anniversary

A MUSICAL tribute, a cookbook, a brass band concert and art exhibitions are among the projects to be funded to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast.

Eighteen community groups have been awarded grants for a range of activities which will form part of the program for the region's celebrations.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said more than 30 community groups had applied for grants from the 50th Anniversary Fund for projects.

"For this first grounds of grants from the 50th Anniversary Fund, we've been able to select a rich and diverse range of events, projects and activities which celebrate our history, lifestyle and local community.

"Community days, a street fair, outdoor movie night, art exhibitions, a commemorative cookbook, concerts, musical tributes, heritage exhibitions, and an open cockpit weekend are just some of the local community activities that will be sponsored by the 50th Anniversary Fund.

Applications for a second round of category A grants from the fund will open on March 6 and close on May 19.

Details of activities and events to be funded with category B grants of up to $20,000 will be released in March.

Mayor Mark Jamieson also invited Sunshine Coast residents to share their fond memories of the Sunshine Coast with the launch of the unique \
REMEMBER WHEN: Mayor Mark Jamieson also invited Sunshine Coast residents to share their fond memories of the Sunshine Coast with the launch of the 50th Anniversary Memory Mobile. Patrick Woods

Sunshine Coast residents have also been invited to share their fond memories of the Sunshine Coast for the 50th anniversary.

A mobile recording booth has been launched which will allow residents to record their personal history and connection with the Coast.

The mobile booth's locations can be found on the council's website.

Residents are also invited to share their favourite memories, photos, recollection and reminisces by email to fifty@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Information on the 50th anniversary activities can be found at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty.