Image – Neale Maynard
The Mission Statement for the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce is, “Increasing Economic Viability, whilst Enhancing Community Vitality”.
The Chamber activities of the last 12 months in relation to “Enhancing Community Vitality” include overseeing the Manly Creative Markets every Sunday, Jan Powers Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, Free Movies in the Park on the 1st Saturday of each month, The Halloween Street Party, underwriting the Wynnum Manly Visitor Information Centre, Mothers Day Bands in the Park and, on New Years Eve, Fireworks over the Harbour at 9pm and midnight.
The Fireworks over the Harbour were presented by the Village traders as a thank you to their customers, neighbours and friends, as they look forward to sharing this unique Harbourside lifestyle through 2017.
In addition to the Chamber activities, there were numerous community activities put on by the Village traders including art showings, book releases and meet the author days, wine and spirit tastings, sailing regattas, fishing tournaments, along with live music events at several Village venues every week. Manly is truely a vibrant waterfront Village, “A World away from the Every Day”.