It’s a partnership that resonates with our 50s, 60s and 70s nostalgia festival, as Coolangatta has had a long association with Surf Lifesaving Queensland.
For instance, did you know that Coolangatta is essentially the birthplace of SLSQ with the first recorded rescue in Queensland being at Coolangatta in 1909 and the first Queensland surf lifesaving club known as Tweed Heads & Coolangatta, being established just a few years later 1911?
After patrolling and protecting the Coolangatta beach for over 100 years and with our festival bookended by both the Coolangatta and Greenmount Surf Lifesaving Clubs, it seemed only fitting that we would support SLSQ as our nominated charity for the 2021 Cooly Rocks On
CEO David Wimpey said:
“Surf Life Saving Queensland is proud to be Cooly Rocks On’s charity partner in 2021. From Friday June 11 – Sunday June 13, SLSQ will have a merchandise stall, selling their limited-edition Hawaiian shirt. All proceeds from the event go back to SLSQ whose members keep thousands of lives safe on Gold Coast beaches every year. Keep an eye out for the iconic red and yellow uniform, as volunteers will also be collecting donations for our clubs.”
Aside from supporting an incredibly important Queensland organisation, this partnership gives Major Events Gold Coast and Cooly Rocks On, the chance to give back to the local community, provide a new platform to profile Surf Lifesaving Queensland and a significant event for SLSQ to engage with attendees and fundraise.
Also joining our Cooly Rocks On family of partners is The Strand at Coolangatta. Located directly across the beach and alongside the Shannons Show ‘N’ Shine, The Strand has a dynamic mix of fashion, surfwear, supermarkets, gifts and homewares, so you’re sure to find something special to take home after your visit to Cooly.
Anyone attending the festival can swing into The Strand and head up to the first floor where they can watch or take part in The Strand Dance Workshops. Attendees can learn rock’n’roll, swing, rockabilly, balboa and more.