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Two giant metal sunflowers are a three-way tribute honouring the Garden City of Toowoomba, high rating Educational Institutions and an outstanding citizen, the late Ian Orford Toowoomba Regional Councillor and a dedicated member of the Lions Club, Toowoomba West.

 The Sunflowers are representative of all who appreciate the uniqueness of the Garden City of Toowoomba Region and Community

 The tall structure symbolises the heights that can be achieved and is dedicated to our top qualitySchools, the broadly based Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE and the Internationally renowned University of Southern Queensland.

 Special thanks go to the Lions Club of Toowoomba West and the late Ian Orford, Lion member, Councillor and humanitarian, who championed Civic and Children's Welfare programs.

A brass plaque will be placed at the base of the sculpture recognising the role of Mr Orford, who was also a prominent businessman and Lions Club member.

Councillor Ian Orford was elected to the Jondaryan Shire Council in 2002 and became Deputy Mayor in his first term. He was also owner of Toowoomba business Orford Refrigeration and a member of the Lions Club for 35 years. Ian Orford died suddenly in 2008. 



Address:Tourist Road, Lions Park, Picnic Point, Toowoomba, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.578889
Long: 151.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Designer:Evan Horne


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th October, 2011
Front Inscription

This Sculpture, Symbolic Of Strength
And Heights That Can Be Achieved,
Is A Community Tribute To The
Garden City Of Toowoomba And Region
Our Schools And University,
The Lions Club Of Toowoomba West And
To The Late Ian Orford, TRC Councillor
Who Instigated Numerous
Youth Welfare Projects
                              18 March 2012

Source: MA
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