What is the Entertainment Book?

The Entertainment™ Book contains hundres of valluable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from many of the  best restaurants, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

The Books are only sold by community groups and organisations as a means of raising funds for their causes.

In 2011, Entertainment Books sold at JCU contributed over $1500 to the TropEco EMS dashboard system now implemented across the Townsville campus.

The purchase of each book in Townsville now contributes $10 to the funding of vital support for the rapidly expanding JCU Bicycle Users Group (BUG).

Project Aim

For many years, the JCU Bicycle Users Group has been representing the interests and concerns of JCU cyclists to the University and other appropriate bodies while promoting cycling at JCU.

When the central cooling plant was being built, the BUG recognised the potential to use spaces that housed individual cooling plant as end of ride facilities. We proposed that the lovely small building at the western end of the library would be a perfect home for undergraduate Students who cycle to university but who had no central place to secure their bike out of the weather. Senior Management agreed, and a great deal of effort went into improving the building for this purpose. A new floor was required, as well as a roof. A workshop was constructed at one end, and water resistant lockers installed.

An indentified need for the Shed was the outfitting of the workshop with tools. This has been accomplished, allowing the BUG to assist TropEco in salvaging and repairing the many bikes abandoned on campus every year. So far this year we have about two dozen bikes back on the road with a delighted student on board, and we hope to repair many more.

Part of the 'big dream' for the bike shed is to have a mechanic available for a short time every afternoon, so that anyone who has experienced a flat or a breakdown on the way to the University will know there is someone to help them put it right and get home safely. We will be buying some more speicalised tools, and hope to get this scheme up as soon as we can identify enough labour.

The funds raised this year from the seale of entertainment books will help make all this possible, and the BUG is incredibly grateful for the support of the Office of Marketing & Engagement, Human Resourses and TropEco for this opportunity. We hope the flow on from this will be the growth of a bike culture, with like minded people getting together to build and repair bikes, have fun and form a community within the University.

To purchase an Entertainment Book or simply browse what it has to offer, please go to https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2x70314

If you have any questions please contact Damien Watson at the Office of Engagement on 4781 5486 or damien.watson@jcu.edu.au




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