January – Sarah Chivers wins Young Gladstone Sportsperson of the Year at the Australia Day awards
February – Toolooa state high celebrate International Womens Day by electing four female school captains in 2017
March – Cyclone Debbie induces panic buying amongst the bread and milk consumers in town.
April – Black Jack wins the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and Mayor Matt Burnett brings back the beloved Yachties Party
May – The 1770 Festival where Chris Aboitiz from SUP DOG OZ sets a new world record of dogs on a stand-up paddleboard!
June – Arguably more popular than our own show, the Mt Larcom show drew large crowds in June.
July – The kick-off to NAIDOC week at Barney Point
August – More than 2500 people competed in the Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge charity run in August
August – The Relay for Life held on the oval at Chanel College working towards a cure for cancer and supporting sufferers and survivors.
September – Sew Patch N Quilt’s Terri Ahrens wins Best In Show at the Brisbane Exhibition for her quilt “A Sunburnt Country”
October – Our richest art prize, the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards opened in October
November – Glenn Butcher is quickly and convincingly returned for a second term after the Qld State Election on November 25
December – The Gladstone Ports Corporation announces plans for East Shores Stage 1 B including this incredible floating pool/boat pontoon…WE CAN’T WAIT!