JO BAKER

Thirty years ago my husband, Ricky purchased a small stunt kite while we were on holidays in sunny Queensland. From that small kite and his determination to master the art of flying it we now have a trailer full of kites of all shapes and sizes.


Discovering a kite shop not far from where we lived and then learning about a kite club we discovered that not only where there Kite festivals but you could actually compete with these stunt kites. By this time we were both hooked and we discovered Team Flying and later started flying single string.


We now have a large range of Single string, Dual line, Quad Line and even a buggy to play with. Our family of kiters has also grown, sons Trent aged 22 and Brett aged 21 are both capable Kite Fliers and have competed in events both in Australia and Overseas.  Maggie is also a member of the team with her unique Kite creations.


While sitting at home with my first child, I started getting requests to go into schools and talk about kites. This would normally come about by teachers seeing us either team training or doing demonstrations at Fetes and Festivals. I decided to start Kites 4 Kids and for the last 18 years have being going into schools, pre-schools, after School & Holiday workshops all around Melbourne and in some country areas.


Over the years we have attended many Kite events all over Australia and have been lucky enough to attend the following International Kite Events:-
1993  The Hawain Challenge  -  Hawaii
1998  The Dieppe Kite Festival  -  France
2000  The Hong Kong Kite Festival
2002  Hua Hin  - Thailand
2002  The Hong Kong Kite Festival
2003  YangJang Kite Festival  - China
2004  Bangkok & Hua Hin - Thailand
2005  Weifang Kite Festival  - China
2007  Weifang Kite Festival  - China
2008  Weifang Kite Festival  - China
2010  Kites 4 Wishes - Guam USA
2011  Treasurer Island Kite Festival - Florida USA
2012  Conducted workshops in schools around Guam USA for the make a wish foundation.
2013  Kuwait International Kite Festival
2014  Beijing International Kite Festival   Weifang International Kite Festival Wuhun International Kite Festival
2015  Beijing International Kite Festival    Weifang International Kite Festival