Talk like a Pirate 2015

Our online collection has received $6,946.25!  Our total collection for 2015 is $12,464.85.

The Bus Queensland depots at Redbank, Toowoomba/Lockyer Valley and Park Ridge did collections on school and urban runs as well as holding BBQ’s and raffles to raise funds.  Westside Bus Company at Redbank were the winners of the 2015 collection challenge.

The 2015 event was held on Saturday, 19th September 2015 at the Queensland Maritime Museum.  Bus Queensland took part in the fund raising and festivities.  The Pirates (Park Ridge Pirates AFL Club) bus was a great success with the kids.

If you want to get involved next year there is more information at Talk like a Pirate Day

Challenge to Bus Companies

14/08/2015     Bus Queensland has challenged other bus companies to raise more money in the 2015 Talk Like a Pirate Day.  This challenge has been extended for 2016 – get ready!



Talk Like A Pirate Day

In September 2012, Bus Queensland embraced ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ in aid of families who have children with cancer. Some 180 Bus Queensland bus drivers from our Ipswich and Park Ridge depots dressed up and talked like Pirates to help raise money and awareness for the Childhood Cancer Support Service.

All participating buses on the day had a treasure chest installed to enable passengers to make a contribution to the cause. Funds raised for the Childhood Cancer Support Service were used to reduce the impact that childhood cancer has on families by providing specialised accommodation and family support programs.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.