Town Talk: Tell us what's happening in your city, Queanbeyan

Pie in Sky raises $20k for Queanbeyan charities

It wasn't Pie in the Sky after all. The charity rugby league game involving a raft of rugby league stars including Mal Meninga, Terry Campese and Jason Croker raised $20,000 for charity.

Held at Seiffert Oval back in September, an All Stars team took on the Queanbeyan Blues to help raise money and awareness for the Treehouse and Respite Care for Queanbeyan.

Each charity was presented with a $10,000 cheque in January.

There's another event planned to raise more money for the Treehouse, with a charity golf day at Queanbeyan Golf Club on February 15.

Kyle Burnell (centre) presents a cheque to Bill Baker from the Treehouse, left, and Paul Walshe from Respite Care for Queanbeyan.

Kyle Burnell (centre) presents a cheque to Bill Baker from the Treehouse, left, and Paul Walshe from Respite Care for Queanbeyan.

Blood donors needed

The Australian Red Cross Mobile Blood Service will be visiting Riverside Plaza in Morisset Street this month.

The service estimates that one in three Australians will need blood, but only one in every 30 people donates.

Donated blood helps cancer patients, people with blood disorders, mothers-to-be and newborn babies, as well as trauma and surgical patients. 

To assist with donations, pop these dates in your diary:

  • Tuesday February 5, 8.30am to 2.45pm
  • Wednesday February 6, 11am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday February 7, 8.15am to 2.45pm
  • Friday February 8, 8.30am to 2pm

If you haven't already made an appointment to give blood, you can make on online or call on 13 14 95. 

Multicultural Festival

Another date for your diary: the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival on Sunday March 3.

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) events team says there is still a chance to be involved in the festival, which is “all about filling your heart and your tummy”.

Interested in being involved in the Queanbeyean Multicultural Festival for 2019? Email:

for more details on how to join in on the fun and celebrate diversity in the region.