It takes a village…
The Foundation will be running several commemoration and fundraising events throughout the year. If you can make it along to one we would love to meet you. Of course, donations are gratefully accepted anytime to help us spread the message throughout the community.
All of these events will be held with the purpose of fundraising and further raising awareness for the Foundation.
Beach walk for Balin
On the anniversary of Balin’s death (January 20), a massive beach walk is planned for along Kawana Beach to his Memorial Chair at Beach Access 215 and then on to Point Cartwright where Balin’s memorial tree has been planted.
A Balin Skill’s Competition
A family fun day with a knock-out style fun competition for everyone, to see who will be crowned the “Most Balin” competitor of the day, including but not limited to such round events such as yoyo tricks, 3-ball juggling, soccer ball foot toe bounce & headers, basketball spinning, Rock Paper Scissors, and of course the Kendama Skills & Tricks.
A day musical festival to celebrate Balin’s Birthday in September as his love of music was an integral part of his life. The concert will promote awareness and an educational element to further affect the youth culture on the Sunshine Coast against carrying of edged weapons.
Talk to your kids and their friends to see if they know anyone that carries a knife.
Contact the parents/family members of the person, even if that is a hard conversation to have.
If it’s not possible to do that, consider contacting a school teacher or principal or employer.
Contact your local Neighbourhood Watch.