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Gearing up for Botanic to Bridge

GEARING UP FOR BOTANIC TO BRIDGE 16-AUG-2018 The race that stops Gladstone is less than 48 hours away, with more than 3,500 people now registered to participate in the annual Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) event will see 1,000 eager runners and walkers tackle the 8km stretch between Tondoon Botanic Gardens and the Marina Parklands, while another 2,400..

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Wallabies Legend puts spotlight on B2B

Santos GLNG ambassador and Wallabies great Tim Horan is encouraging the Gladstone community to get behind this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The Rugby World Cup and Bledisloe-winning star has been visiting Gladstone schools, talking to students about the event, as well as high performance, teamwork, staying active and eating well. Mr Horan said he has a strong passion for he..

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PCYC Gladstone to benefit from B2B

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is excited to announce Gladstone PCYC as the major community beneficiary for this year’s Botanic to Bridge. Funds raised through the ninth annual community event will go towards creating Gladstone PCYC’s YOUth Space drop-in lounge. Gladstone PCYC Branch Manager Sergeant Dominic Richardson said the initiative aims to create safe, supervised ..

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Run along and register for the 2018 Botanic to Bridge

Eager entrants are being encouraged to sign up for the annual Botanic to Bridge (B2B) FunD Run, with registrations now open. The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) event is now in its ninth year, having invested more than $350,000 into the local community since its first race. GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan described it as a fun, positive and family friendly event that caters for elite ..

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Run along and apply to benefit

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is now inviting applications from community organisations for the 2018 Botanic to Bridge major beneficiary. The ninth annual running event will be held on Sunday 19 August and will again include a 3km and 8km course. All registration funds from the event are redirected back to the community via the major beneficiary and local schools. The major com..

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Schools reap benefits of fun run

An impressive $26,000 will be donated to Gladstone regional primary and high schools from the 2017 Botanic to Bridge. Throughout the eight years of the event $191,530 has been returned to local schools. Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO, Peter O’Sullivan said that organisation was proud to be able to support the community and in particular the schools. “The Botanic to Bridge provid..

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Community organisations benefits from events success

Volunteers for the St Vincent de Pauls society - Gladstone will be more comfortable this summer with the community organisation receiving a $20,000.00 cheque at the Botanic to Bridge on the weekend. The 2017 major community beneficiary will use the funding to redevelop the warehouse facility by air-conditioning the donations sorting area and improving the overall warehouse facility. Gladstone ..

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Get Snappy at B2B

You can now share with all of your Snapchat followers your Botanic to Bridge journey, with the introduction of the Snapchat geofilter this year. The Snapchat geofilters will be located at the Tondoon Botanic Garden, the Duck Pond and finish line area at the Gladstone Marina. GPC CEO , Peter O’Sullivan said this was an interactive new way to engage event participants. “Social medi..

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Thousands set to lace up this weekend for annual fun run

Thousands of feet will pound the bitumen from the Tondoon Botanic Gardens through to the Gladstone Marina this Sunday, 20 August for the 8th annual Botanic to Bridge. Conceptualised and brought to life in 2010 by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), the event has injected over $300,000 in to our local community via schools and a major community beneficiary. GPC CEO, Peter O’Sullivan said t..

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Devine Family prepare for divine day out at B2B

The Devine family are prepped and ready for their 8th Botanic to Bridge next Sunday 20 August. Participating every year since the run began in 2010, mum Rebecca is preparing to lose family bragging rights this year. “We love participating in this event together as a family, it is a bit of fun to race the kids,” Rebecca said. “This year I think at least one of the kids will ..

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Botanic to Bridge registrant races in

Gladstone local, Matt Campbell, was hot off the starting blocks and was the first registrant for the 2017 Botanic to Bridge. As a previous participant Matt got the lead with early access to the registrations database, and he didn’t mess around. “This is my fourth year participating in the event, I love it. It is a great way to get together as a community,” Matt Campbell said...

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Fun run funds support vital community organisation

Whether you walk, run or jog the 3km or 8km Botanic to Bridge events, every step counts with funds raised from registrations going directly to local schools or the newly announced 2017 major community beneficiary, St Vincent de Pauls Society - Gladstone. After a difficult selection process of many worthy community organisations, St Vincent de Pauls affectionately known as St Vinnie’s, wa..

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Register for Botanic to Bridge now and save!

Register for Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Botanic to Bridge FunD Run before Sunday, 19 June 2016 and save up to $5.00 on your entry fee! The early bird price structure was introduced to reward loyal Botanic to Bridge participants and to encourage the community to continue their support of the annual fundraising event. From Monday, 20 June 2016 standard registration fees..

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Botanic to Bridge funding to help Gladstone youth to Branchout

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) (http://www.gpcl.com.au) is pleased to announce that funding from this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run will be directed to Roseberry Community Services’ (http://www.roseberry.org.au/) Branchout program to assist disadvantaged young people in Gladstone. The funding will be used to build a new kitchen facility that will be used in the organisa..

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Botanic to Bridge funding to help Gladstone youth to Branchout​

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is pleased to announce that funding from this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run will be directed to Roseberry Community Services’ (http://www.roseberry.org.au/) Branchout program to assist disadvantaged young people in Gladstone. ​The funding will be used to build a new kitchen facility that will be used in the organisation’s Branchout p..

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Popular Botanic to Bridge routes back in 2016

Gladstone’s favourite FunD Run is on again in 2016 with the re-instatement of the event’s much loved eight kilometre and three kilometre race courses. Earlier this year, event organiser Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) was considering changing the courses for the event’s seventh year, and in January GPC sought feedback from the community via a survey to inform the decis..

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Building a culture of fitness through Botanic to Bridge

Gladstone State High School is nurturing a culture of health and fitness amongst its students with the help of funding from Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge ‘FunD Run’. Through funds donated back to the school from student and school community registrations, State High raised the highest amount of funds of all local schools at this year’s Botanic to B..

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GPC announces 2015 Botanic to Bridge beneficiary

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with sponsors and event partners, is proud to announce that community care provider, the Pyjama Foundation, has been appointed as the major beneficiary for this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The Pyjama Foundation empowers children in foster care with learning, life skills and confidence to change the direction of their life, and will n..

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Botanic to Bridge sponsors contribute to events ongoing success

Over the past five years Gladstone’s favourite FunD Run, the Botanic to Bridge has invested over $200,000 into the Gladstone region, distributed through a major community beneficiary, and primary and secondary schools across the region. Community events of this calibre are not possible without the support of sponsors, GPC would like to thank all new and returning event partners for t..

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Run along and register today for Gladstones favourite FunD Run

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with sponsors and event partners, are proud to announce that registrations for the 6th annual Botanic to Bridge, to be held on Sunday 16th August, are now open.< /p> With the event reaching capacity last year, race goers are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment. Register online before Tuesday 30th June to receive early bird ..

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Date is set for 6th annual Botanic to Bridge FunD Run

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with its event partners, is pleased to announce that the 6th annual Botanic to Bridge event will be held on Sunday 16th August 2015. Over the past five years, Gladstone’s favourite FunD Run has invested over $200,000 into the Gladstone region, distributed via a major community beneficiary, and primary and secondary schools across the region..

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Santos GLNG thinks big for Botanic to Bridge

Santos GLNG’s biggest Botanic to Bridge team ever is warmed up and ready to go ahead of Gladstone’s leading fun run and healthy living expo this weekend. At least 215 keen employees, along with their families and friends, have joined the Santos GLNG team and are all set for Sunday’s race – a massive increase on last year’s group of 126. Among the runners ..

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Shuttle buses ease Botanic to Bridge traffic woes

With thousands of people registered to take to the start line of the Botanic to Bridge on Sunday 17th August, things could potentially get a little hectic. Between trying to find a park and getting to the start line, not to mention getting back to your car after having just pounded kilometres of pavement, you would be forgiven for thinking it is one for the ‘too hard’ basket. ..

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B2B FunD Run to help bridge the gap between members of our community

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with its event partners, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Gladstone Community Hub as the major beneficiary of the 2014 Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The Community Hub will benefit from up to $20,000, raised through Botanic to Bridge participant registration fees. The Hub, located at 5 Buller Street, provides a purpose-built facili..

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Olympian Matt Welsh runs into town for Botanic to Bridge

Former Olympic swimmer, Botanic to Bridge and Bupa ambassador, Matt Welsh was in town recently to promote the upcoming Botanic to Bridge. This will be Matt’s second Botanic to Bridge and after last year’s event he said he couldn’t wait to return to Gladstone. “When I was first introduced to the event last year and particularly the concept of the community bene..

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Be prepared for this year’s Botanic to Bridge

There are only five weeks to go until thousands of locals and visitors gather at the starting line for the 2014 Botanic to Bridge. Helping entrants get to the starting line and through the 3km or 8km courses to the finish line, is Yaralla Fitness Centre. “The Botanic to Bridge is for everyone, whether you want to walk or run, are fit or if this is your first fitness event, it&rsq..

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Embrace a healthy lifestyle at Botanic to Bridge

Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge is a family affair - Mum, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, the kids, the cousins, Aunties and Uncles, everyone can participate! Over the past five years, thousands of local families have done just that, embracing healthy activity and taking part in the 3km and 8km events. Bupa Gladstone Project Manager, Ellie Hayman said that families can m..

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Fifth time’s a charm for fun-loving family

With the motto, a family that plays together stays together, the Andrews family had committed to this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run before the event had even been announced. This year will mark the fifth Botanic to Bridge for the Tannum Sands family of six. Mum, Kasey Andrews said the first year it was all about family fitness goals. “It was about doing something ac..

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Gladstone Regional Council supports Botanic to Bridge during Year of Walking

Gladstone Regional Council is walking the talk, supporting and participating in the Botanic to Bridge FunD Run on August 17 as part of its Year of Walking initiative. Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said Council was proud to again be a part of Botanic to Bridge which promotes the importance of healthy and active lifestyles and aligns well with its 2014 initiatives. “Gladstone Regi..

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A winning partnership for Gladstone's favourite FunD run

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Gladstone Festivals and Events, who will act in the role of event coordinators for this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The new partnership for Gladstone’s favourite fundraising event was a natural progression, with Gladstone Festivals and Events having staged many of the region’s..

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Apply now to benefit from $20,000 Botanic to Bridge funding

Community organisations are encouraged to apply from now until the end of the month to be the major beneficiary for the annual Botanic to Bridge FunD Run, presented by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC). Now in its fifth year, the Botanic to Bridge has contributed over $80,000 to community organisations across the Gladstone region. Chief Executive Officer, Craig Doyle said GPC is honour..

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Registrations now open for Gladstone's favourite FunD Run

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with its event partners, is pleased to launch the 2014 Botanic to Bridge FunD Run, with this year’s event set for Sunday, 17th August. Registrations for the popular community event are now open and early birds can take advantage of discounted registration fees by registering online between now and Monday, 30th June. From today, local co..

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NRG donates B2B healthy lunch feast to Rosella

The generous folk at NRG have proven there is such a thing as a free lunch, after donating their Botanic to Bridge prize of a healthy Subway feast to the children of Rosella Park School. NRG teams won the lunch prize after taking out first place in both the 8km and 3km events at Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run last month. NRG Community Relations Offi..

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Botanic to Bridge champion on a winning streak

Jackson Elliott took out the Botanic to Bridge title for the third time on Sunday 18 August 2013, along with first place prize of $2,500, after completing the 8km course in a record time of 24 minutes 25 seconds – a speedy 3.03 minutes/kilometre. The Botanic to Bridge is a favourite on Elliott’s running calendar, having also won the 8km event in 2010 and 2011. "The Botan..

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Gladstone Regional Council to keep entrants hydrated at region’s favourite fund run

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers and Gladstone Regional Councillors will help to ensure Botanic to Bridge participants stay hydrated as they burn up the pavement in the annual fun run this Sunday. Gladstone Regional Council representatives will distribute refreshments to runners from their on-course water station situated on Goondoon Street. Mayor Sellers said she is delighted that Council..

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Register and help bridge the literacy gap for Exodus kids

Students from the Exodus Tutorial Centre have more than one reason to be excited about the Botanic to Bridge this Sunday. Not only are the students looking forward to a fun day out and a bit of friendly competition, but the centre will also benefit from $20,000 raised from Gladstone’s favourite fund run. In partnership with Education Queensland, the centre provides a ..

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Race on in to the Botanic to Bridge Healthy Living Expo and win!

After pounding the pavement at Gladstone’s favourite fund run, visitors to the Healthy Living Expo at the Botanic to Bridge finish line will have the chance to relax in style with a luxury accommodation package from Mercure Gladstone. The hotel will raffle off a luxury weekend for two at the Mercure Gladstone, including buffet breakfast and full use of the Yaralla fitness and a..

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Botanic to Bridge beneficiary announced

Gladstone Ports Corporation, and sponsors of the 2013 Botanic to Bridge, are pleased to announce the official beneficiary of the event, having received an overwhelming response from community groups. Children’s literacy program provider, Exodus Tutorial Centre Gladstone, will benefit from up to $20,000 raised from the event in August. In partnership with Education Queensland, the..

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Beneficiary applications open now for the 2013 Botanic to Bridge

Community organisations are encouraged to apply to be the major beneficiary (/major-beneficiary) of the 2013 Botanic to Bridge fun run presented by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC). A favourite on the Gladstone events calendar, the Botanic to Bridge endorses the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and has contributed over $62,000 to community organisations since 2010. GPC CEO Leo Zussin..

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Gladstone businesses team up for 2013 Botanic to Bridge

Gladstone Ports Corporation, along with its community minded partners, will once again host the Botanic to Bridge on Sunday 18 August 2013. The event has been a part of Gladstone's calendar for the past three years, and during that time has raised over $120,000 for schools and community organisations in our region. GPC CEO Leo Zussino, agreed the Botanic to Bridge was a unique event pr..

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Sensory Garden opens up whole new world for students

After much anticipation the Rosella Park School’s Sensory Garden was officially opened today by Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Leo Zussino and WICET General Manager, Project Development Gerry Randell. No sooner had the red ribbon been cut and students and school ambassadors were experiencing all the garden had to offer. A total of $21,000.00 was raised for Rosella Park S..

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Families reconnect through family fun run

Crewmen far from home will now be able to catch up with family more easily when they visit Gladstone’s Mission to Seafarers centre, thanks to funding received from this year’s Botanic to Bridge. The Mission to Seafarers and Special Olympics Gladstone Region were joint beneficiaries from the event. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) handed over a cheque for $10,134.50 that wi..

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St John’s celebrate end of term with Cheque

Students and teachers at St John’s Catholic Primary School had a lot to smile about. It was the last day of third term, free dress day and Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino attended parade to present the school with their Botanic to Bridge cheque. St John’s, with 122 students, had the highest student participation in this year’s event &ldqu..

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Special Olympics receive B2B funds

The Special Olympics Gladstone Region had every reason to be happy last week when GPC handed them a cheque for $10,134.50. The cheque came as a result of the funds raised by the Botanic to Bridge fun run on August 19. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Special Olympics Gladstone Region was Secretary Karen Lee. “We are truly overwhelmed, to receive this donation is just awesome..

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Seafarers benefit from run

After many months and often years at sea, away from their families, a stopover at one of the Mission to Seafarers centers along the coast of Australia provides seafarers with respite. The Gladstone Mission to Seafarers looks after seafarers in a holistic way. “After picking seafarers up from ships we bring them to the centre and begin caring for them,” Gladstone Mission to ..

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Register for the B2B and you could win a family holiday

By simply registering for the Botanic to Bridge your family could be jetting off to the Mercure in Brisbane for two nights, with all flights and Airtrain transfers included. The holiday, thanks to Jetset Travel Gladstone, has a value of $2,600. For a small investment of $15 per adult, $5 for students, or $30 for a family, your registration will not only be donated back to the communit..

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B2B Ambassador Tristan Miller in Gladstone

Tristan Miller, he’s “that guy” who ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks, covering a staggering 2300 race kilometres, and has just written his first book about his travels. He will now be adding Gladstone to his list of travel locations, Botanic to Bridge ambassador to his resume and on August 19 he will add the 8km Botanic to Bridge to his running achievements. Tristan will ..

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Be a part of something bigger

The Botanic to Bridge is on. Head to the website and register for the 19th August event to be part of one of the region’s favourite community gatherings. In the two years since the B2B began, $90,000 has been donated to the Gladstone community. Schools have repaired playground equipment, added to their collection of basketballs, netballs and footballs and have enriched the s..

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Double the reason to be a part of the B2B

Over 60 people gathered in the Kullaroo House courtyard Tuesday morning for the 2012 Botanic to Bridge official launch, among them the 2012 community beneficiaries. The Botanic to Bridge provides a unique opportunity to not only encourage active and healthy lifestyles, but to also raise funds for local schools and the community. Several local organisations nominated to be chosen as the..

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Registrations now open for the 2012 B2B

Registrations have now opened for one of the Gladstone region’s popular community events, the GPC Botanic to Bridge. An impressive 4,500 people supported the event in 2011, lacing up their running shoes and pounding the pavement for 3 or 8 kilometres, all for a good cause. Through public registrations and the support of the events sponsors, GPC donated $25,000 to the 2011 Communi..

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2012 Botanic to Bridge beneficiary applications open now

Community organisations are being encouraged to apply to be the 2012 Botanic to Bridge beneficiary, with a new process announced today by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC). For the past two years the Botanic to Bridge event has not only promoted the benefits of healthy and active lifestyles, but has contributed over $42,000 to community organisations and $45,000 to local schools. GPC C..

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GPC donates over $27,000 to Gladstone schools

Gladstone schools have received over $27,000 from this year’s Botanic to Bridge and Healthy Living Expo event. This is in addition to the $22,000 provided to Rosella Park School to help fund their sensory garden. Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Leo Zussino said it was a fantastic result for the schools of the region. West State School took home the lion’s share with a c..

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GPC proudly donates $22,000 to Rosella Park School

Rosella Park School received a massive financial boost last week when they received a cheque for over $22,000 thanks to the Gladstone Ports Corporation Botanic to Bridge. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino said it was a fantastic result for the school. “Rosella Park School are fundraising to build a sensory garden for their students. “The sensory garden ..

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GPC thanks the Gladstone community

Gladstone you’ve done it again! What a magnificent turnout for the 2011 Botanic to Bridge and Healthy Living Expo. On a beautifully glorious sunny day thousands took on the challenge of either the 8km or 3km route to arrive at the Healthy Living Expo at the marina. GPC’s CEO Leo Zussino said it was a fantastic response to the event. “This year’s numbers indi..

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2011 Winners!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's Botanic to Bridge! The winners are: 8km Event 3km Event Open Category Male Female 1st Jackson Elliot Helen Stanton 2nd Paul Tucker Chloe Turner 3rd Drew Williams Camile Anderson-Curtin Secondary School Student Male ..

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Botanic to Bridge to fund Rosella Park School project

Rosella Park School has been named as the 2011 beneficiary from all public registrations in Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge. CEO Leo Zussino made the announcement to an excited audience of teachers and students at the school on April 4. Mr Zussino said the funds raised would go towards the school’s sensory garden project. “Last year we were made aw..

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Wallabies Legend puts spotlight on B2B

Santos GLNG ambassador and Wallabies great Tim Horan is encouraging the Gladstone community to get behind this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run. The Rugby World Cup and Bledisloe-winning star has been visiting Gladstone schools, talking to students about the event, as well as high performance, teamwork, staying active and eating well. Mr Horan said he has a strong passion for he..

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PCYC Gladstone to benefit from B2B

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is excited to announce Gladstone PCYC as the major community beneficiary for this year’s Botanic to Bridge. Funds raised through the ninth annual community event will go towards creating Gladstone PCYC’s YOUth Space drop-in lounge. Gladstone PCYC Branch Manager Sergeant Dominic Richardson said the initiative aims to create safe, supervised ..

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Run along and register for the 2018 Botanic to Bridge

Eager entrants are being encouraged to sign up for the annual Botanic to Bridge (B2B) FunD Run, with registrations now open. The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) event is now in its ninth year, having invested more than $350,000 into the local community since its first race. GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan described it as a fun, positive and family friendly event that caters for elite ..

Read More


 

Run along and apply to benefit

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is now inviting applications from community organisations for the 2018 Botanic to Bridge major beneficiary. The ninth annual running event will be held on Sunday 19 August and will again include a 3km and 8km course. All registration funds from the event are redirected back to the community via the major beneficiary and local schools. The major com..

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