….. to our Monthly Newsletter.

Yes, our Saturday Market will be the place to get your mothers day presents sorted. No excuses this year, there is bound to be something that will make her smile!

Also in this newsletter are our upcoming events, an interesting talk next week on weed control, news from the Rangebow Festival and Sunshine Coast Council, the latest offering from the Montville Historical Group and a list of references provided by our April guest speaker, David Hollinsworth.

And a sharp reminder to take the opportunity to get your flu shot AND support our local pharmacy, there are still spaces left at this Friday’s vaccination clinic. Please book your flu shot here! Our local services are in a “use it or loose it” phase.

Feel free to share this newsletter and invite others to our events, membership to the MVA is free!

17 May, 6 pm; Not all green is great!

We are welcoming Vector Rhea Phelan, Pest Plant Officer of the Sunshine Coast Council at our General Meeting on Wednesday May 17th to talk about Weed Control. Not all green is great, find out about the resources available to you from the Sunshine Coast Council to identify and manage invasive plants in our area.

Note, our general meetings are free for all to attend, doors to the Village Hall open at 5:30 pm for drinks and socialising, with the actual event running from 6 to 7 pm.

19 May; Flu Vaccination Clinic in Montville

COST: $19.95
DATE: 19th May (Postponed to next week!)
TIME: 9am to 12pm (book appointment)
LOCATION: Montville Pharmacy
PHONE TO BOOK: 5478 5454

Vaccine available is recommended for ages 5-65. If over 65yrs, please see your GP for the over 65yr vaccine.

Still plenty of spaces available, we want to see if this is a service that Montville needs going forward.

Book 9; Montville Remembers WWI

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Montville Remembers World War One 1914 – 1919, Book 9 Part 1 in the Montville Stories Series introduces the circumstances and events of the First World War. 

It pays tribute with a roll of honour identifying those soldiers who worked and/or lived in Montville and describing their military history and their lives before and after the war. 

The book also gives the history of the Memorial Gate and Pillars that record the names of those who enlisted, those who were rejected and those who died in active service, and details the memorial trees planted by the school children for the fallen soldiers.

The role of the Patriotic Committee and other caretaker committees as well as a description of the recent refurbishment of the memorial gate and Pillars are included. 

The book is 180 pages with around 60 photos collected from archives and from families of the soldiers. 

16 May; Stronger Together Forum SSC

In 2018 Sunshine Coast Council developed a Community Strategy 2019-2041 and Action Plan 2019-2024. As part of a review and refresh of the Action Plan Council is holding a community forum on 16th May 2023 to seek input from the community to develop a renewed set of actions for the next five years. 

To find out more and how to register your place at the Stronger Together Forum click on the link. You will also find information about other ways that you can have your say on the Action Plan if you can’t attend the forum.


I’ve also attached an invitation for you to disseminate to others who may be interested in attending the forum.

The Coalition of Community Boards encourages community members to attend the forum so that you can have your say about the needs and aspirations of small not-for-profit community organisations on the Sunshine Coast.

20 May, 7 pm; Drag Bingo

10 June, 5 pm; French Open at Montville Tennis Club



The club can be found at Montville Sports & Recreation Ground, 230-238 Balmoral Road, Montville

10 to 13th August; Rangebow Festival 2023

The Rangebow Festival returns with 30 events over 4 big days this August. Don’t miss out on signature events like the Forage Fire Feast, The Chapel of Love Opera and this year’s Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra performance Sparkling Symphony.

We’ve introduced a number of brand new community events including theatre performances, film premieres, immersive experiences, family events and more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the Rangebow website:


Rangebow MicroFilm Festival Competition

For competition and entrance details, head to the website:


Sundays from 7:30 to 9:00 am, Russell Family Park

Volunteers to help with our Bush Care group are warmly welcomed, morning tea is provided!

Voice to Parliament guest speaker David Hollinsworth – resource material

At our April General Meeting we had the honour of hosting David Hollinsworth on the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum. Several attendees have requested a copy of the reference material mentioned.

MVA Upcoming Events Calendar

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