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Wellbeing Trail & Big Picnic
October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samford has for a long time been a ‘wellbeing destination’ for people to visit and live so the idea of a Wellbeing Trail fits beautifully within the Samford 100 years events. It seems the Wellbeing Trail will be a world first!!
The Trail will be held on Saturday October 20 from 11am to 4pm and reflects the creativity and sense of wellbeing felt by Samford people and shared with all who visit.
You will visit a choice of 14 or more Wellbeing Sites staffed by local fitness specialists, sports coaches, medicos, physiotherapists, psychologists, pilates instructors, pharmacists, nutritionists, environmentalists, life coaches and others in the wellbeing professions. Mind, body, spirit and fun doing things at your own level are of the essence. This is an experience to enjoy – young or old!
Everybody who participates will take away a freebie and those who visit 5 or more sites will go into the draw for a major prize. Details soon.
A centrally located ‘Big Picnic’ will commemorate the picnic which did not happen as a result of the tragic train crash at Samford in 1947. Even the train disaster is a reminder of the ‘destination Samford’ thinking in that the train was hired by a city business to take its employees and families to the Samford Valley for a picnic! Sixteen people died and nobody made it to the picnic – a traumatic time for all.
The ‘Big Picnic’ – the picnic that never happened all those years ago!
You can travel on the mini train to many Trail sites and also catch the free bus to those sites more than a few minutes walk away.
Hampers available for pre-ordering and enjoying on the day – menus here.
Parking is available at multiple sites.
The map and flyer is available below and show the sites and what is on offer and is also your passbook to register for the big prize.
Download Printable PDF Map & Flyer
The Wellbeing activities below will help you decide where to go on the day!
Wellbeing Trail sites
|Activity title||What will happen||Site address||Takeaway|
|1. Big Picnic||Samford has long been a destination for picnics whilst enjoying our beautiful scenery. The Big Picnic is commemorating the picnic that never was when the 1947 picnic train didn’t make it to Samford. The passengers on that fateful day were heading to Closeburn to enjoy food, picnic races and entertainment. Commemorate by doing the same. Join in the Big Picnic by BYO’ing or order a picnic lunch from one of our Samford eateries. Enjoy old fashioned games and relax in John Scott Park with your friends and family.||John Scott Park, Cr Main Street and Station St||Novelty gift for all.|
|2. Tinker Town||There are so many health benefits associated with free and unstructured play. Children (and adults) are invited to visit ‘Tinker Town’ and unleash their creativity by interacting with a variety of everyday, back to basics materials.||John Scott Park, Cr Main Street and Station St||Kids takeaway a hanging decoration made from reclaimed materials.
|3. Mind your mind||You will learn how to use your brain more effectively. Better control your thoughts and emotions to live a satisfying life. It’s not all theory. An interactive session where you will learn a skill you can take away with you to benefit from for the rest of your life.||Samford Village Healthy Minds, Ground Floor Farmers Hall, 30 Main Street||Free Mindfulness Training Mp3 and All participants go in the draw for free 1-on-1 coaching session[Value: $190]|
|4. Roll, dive, rock and catch with Pilates||You can roll like a ball, dive like a swan, rock and catch or thread the needle, to build your mind and body into a strong, lean exciting machine. The benefits of Pilates include reduced back pain, improved posture, increased joint and muscle strength and flexibility.||Upper Floor Samford Farmers Hall, 30 Main Street
|One free follow up class at Pilates Lifestyle and Wellbeing for everyone.|
|5. Stronger, Faster, Better!||Sport science, athlete development, increasing physical performance and reducing injury are part of a circle. If you improve one, you’ll improve the other. Try out and learn how athletes can better prepare themselves for their competition. Learn how you can improve performance and reduce your risk of injury. Test out your physical abilities! How high or far can you jump? How quickly can you move?||John Scott Park, Cr Main Street and Station St||1 Free Athlete Performance Consultation session plus other giveaways.|
|6. Try it at Rugby League||Fun activities in the sport of Rugby League by learning skills and being part of safe games for all ages. Its try time!||John Scott Park, Cr Main Street and Station St||League promo pack|
|7. Wellbeing unfulfilled||Hear the story of the tragic train crash of 1947 at Samford. See video interviews with people involved and those who helped at the scene. View the short film about a family story of the crash.||Samford Museum, Station Street||Reflections of a tragic time and human strength.|
|8. Fitbit Cardio Tennis & Kids Active Zone||Tennis workout program catering to all fitness levels. Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts, a range of fun tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack||Samford Tennis Club, Village Courts, Farmers Hall, 30 Main Street||1 x Free Pass to a Samford Tennis Club Adult Coaching or Cardio Tennis session|
|9. Snappy Fitness||Fun and interactive strength and cardio circuit, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Perfect for the whole family to connect while being physically active, will also challenge the fitness enthusiasts. Range of fun activities, using various pieces of equipment and body weight.||Snap Fitness, Cr Station Street and Main Street||Snap fitness pack including 1 mth free membership and Snap fitness goodies|
|10. Ear ear for hearing||Can you hear a bee buzzing 50 paces away ? Can you hear conversation in background noise ? Do you have ringing in your ears after loud sounds. Hear about how your hearing works, what damages your hearing and how to protect your hearing and have fun with noise, sound and having your hearing checked !!||Shop 18/b19 Main Street
|Free hearing screening, noise protection demonstration and presentation on hearing loss. Also a goodies bag with demonstration product.|
|11. Mind the pressure||Get your blood pressure checks by the expert pharmacists at the award winning Terry White Chemmart Pharmacy Samford and discover how blood pressure impacts on our lives. The silent killer – a quick assessment may save your life.||Terry White Chemmart, Shop 3/4 Mary Ring Dr (or Drakes Complex), Samford Village||In the draw for a $200 health hamper.|
|12. Wet, sweat and tread||Fun fitness circuit for the whole family. Prize for the fastest kid and adult. A novel way to exercise AND have a good laugh whilst you do it – improve your mood, heart health and immune system.
Tread – take a challenge to test your coordination and balance.
|SwimFit Central, School Rd (at the pool next door to Samford State School)||One-week free general pool entry
and a healthy sample bag for the kids.
|13. Labyrinths of the mind||The rope labyrinth invites us to journey through the winding spiral path while we contemplate and reflect on life, the world and anything coming to mind. Or simply enjoy finding your way from start to finish and back again. A guided experience.||Anglican Church
12 Mt Samson Rd
|Relaxing, contemplative and reflective experience
|14. Bonsai Garden||Relax and enjoy while you meander through one of Samford’s treasures. The Zen garden, bonsai art and natural environment invite joy, wonder and reflection.||Cr Mt Samson Rd and Serendipity Street, Samford||Relaxation, reflection and enjoyment.|
|15. Walk the Eco Corridor||One of the great spots in Samford: a revegetation project in the Samford Parklands using all local plant species to create a wildlife corridor along the South Pine River. Take a guided tour on the hour or simply relax and enjoy the tranquil space and the numerous birds.||Samford Parklands, Mt Samson Rd: meet in large carpark next to the netball courts behind the Tennis Centre and Bowls Club||Connection with nature and a relaxed mind|
|16. Reformer Pilates||Being in control of your body helps you be in control of your life through a healthy body-healthy mind approach. Feel your muscles burn like you’ve never experienced before in this 40 minute reformer class in a group environment with state of the art equipment. And with high quality instructors who will elevate your workout experience.||Pilates Emporium, Shop 6, Mary Ring Drive||Three free Classes pass|