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Major Local Events
Yo can also read about the following major events in the area.
The 2016 Community Challenge will kick off on Monday 11th April for six weeks finishing on Monday 23rd May.
Nominations are now closed.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Shire Council in conjunction with Melanie Napier is running a 10,000 Steps Challenge in the Burdekin. The 2016 Community Challenge will kick off on Monday 11th April for six weeks finishing on Monday 23rd May.
The entire community is invited to participate and we are seeking 15 teams of ten members each. The teams will be required to pay a nomination free of $100 ($10 per team member) which will go towards Relay for Life.
Thanks to John and Kirstin Bonanno at SPORTFIRST Ayr all participants will receive a 15% discount voucher for use during the 10,000 Steps Challenge (11 April 2016 to 23 May 2016).
The members of the winning team will each receive an individual prize pack including goodies generously donated by:
- About Town Bait and Tackle
- Andrea Piotto – NRGIZE
- Eathorne’s Sportspower Ayr
- Subway Ayr
- Woods News and Lucky Casket
Relay for Life website – https://www.relayforlife.org.au/
10,000 Steps website – http://www.10000steps.org.au/
Burdekin Shire Council is giving local women, 15 years and over, the opportunity to take part in a free healthy lifestyle and active living program.
Registrations close Tuesday, 19th April 2016.Preview...Hide...
Burdekin Shire Council has recently been successful in receiving funding through the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing Get Out, Get Active program.
The program is specifically aimed at women 15 years and over who may be inactive or not as active as they should be! The aim of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles and active living, by introducing you to new physical activities to trial for eight weeks for FREE with one of the Fitness Providers listed. The program will commence from Monday, 2nd May to Sunday, 26th June 2016.
There will also be FREE weekly lifestyle modification sessions with Jeanie Zonta as part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program!
So go on, challenge yourself and register for this wonderful program. Limited spaces apply!
Registration forms are available at the Burdekin Shire Council, Burdekin Library or by clicking on the link below.
- 2016 Get Out, Get Active Registration Form - (pdf 243.44 kB)
- 2016 Get Out, Get Active Flyer - (pdf 451.32 kB)
Registrations close Tuesday, 19th April 2016.
For any enquiries, please contact the Community Development Team on (07) 4783 9829.
The Burdekin Shire Council will be hosting the 2016 Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo being held on Sunday, 5th June from 9.30am-12.30pmPreview...Hide...
The Burdekin Shire Council will be hosting the 2016 Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo on Sunday, 5th June from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Anzac Park, Ayr.
The event will include free entertainment, rides and activities as well as sporting demonstrations and come and try activities from local sporting groups. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Special MC from the event will be health & fitness role model Sally Brouwer, former Australian PT of the year.
If your sporting group is interested in doing a demonstration or hosting a stall (it can be informational/promotional or you can sell your memberships), please complete the below 2016 Queensland Week Stall Holder EOI form. There is no cost to be involved, however we will require a copy of your public liability and insurance. This is a standard practice for all community events.
- 2016 QLD Week Stall Holder Expression of Interest - (pdf 326.51 kB)
The Burdekin Water Festival is a celebration of the abundance of water in our district. It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958.Preview...Hide...
The Burdekin Water Festival is a celebration of the abundance of water in our district. It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958. The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community.
For more information on events held as part of the Burdekin Water Festival visit the official website: www.burdekinwaterfestival.com.au.
Upcoming Burdekin Water Festival events include the following:
Date Event Time Location Saturday
Burdekin Water Festival Grand Parade & Mardi Gras (Saturday, 3rd September 2016) 5:00pm-11:00pm Queen Street, Ayr
The Home Hill Harvest Festival is a yearly event to celebrate the end of the sugar harvesting season and has been running since 1963. The celebrations include a wide variety of family events and culminate in a Grand Parade and Mardi Gras.Preview...Hide...
The Home Hill Harvest Festival is an annual event that celebrates the end of the sugar harvesting season and has been running since 1963.
The celebrations include a wide variety of family events and culminate in a Grand Parade and Mardi Gras.
The Home Hill Harvest Festival takes place every year in November. This great festival celebrates the sugar cane crushing season in the Burdekin Shire.
A week-long program of events culminates in a street parade and mardi gras at Home Hill. Other events include the Burdekin Bride of the Year, fun run, pet show, mini-market day, agricultural display, talent show and gala ball.
Stay up-to-date with Home Hill Harvest Festival events by visiting and liking the Harvest Festival Facebook page.
For more information on the 2015 Home Hill Harvest Festival will be provided on the Calendar of Events section of the website closer to event date.