Expo to showcase fun and fitness in the Burdekin

Burdekin sporting and recreational groups will come together to showcase the great array of health, fitness and lifestyle activities on offer in the district at the 2018 Queensland Day Fun & Fitness Expo this Sunday 3 June.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said families could head down to Hutchings Lagoon from 10am to 2pm for a free morning of fun and health-and-fitness-inspired activities for all ages.

“The expo is an excellent opportunity for residents to come along and talk to the providers about the different sport and recreational opportunities they can get involved with throughout the Shire,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“It’s also going to be a lot of fun. We’ll have musical entertainment by Megan Law, a huge range of free children’s activities, come and try demonstrations by sporting clubs and more than 30 different stalls from community groups, local businesses and schools. Captain Active will also be stopping by for a special visit.”

Cr McLaughlin said Queensland Day was held annually and commemorated Queensland’s official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859.

“It is an opportunity to share a sense of pride as Queenslanders and to celebrate what is great about our community,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The expo will showcase many of the fantastic activities that are on offer in our Shire.”

Cr McLaughlin said this year’s event at Hutchings Lagoon coincided with the 60 year anniversary of the Lower Burdekin Ski Club.

“Hutchings Lagoon is a picture perfect setting and the home of Lower Burdekin Ski Club, which will be putting on some great ski demonstrations in the lagoon for spectators on the day,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Our special guest will be NRL legend Steve Renouf, who still holds the record for most tries for the Broncos. Steve will lead a ball kicking competition for children 10 years and under, giving them the chance to test their kicking skills with one of the greats of rugby league in Queensland.

“Queensland Cricket will also be running come and try sessions, there will be free blood pressure checks by Burdekin Community Association, and a whole range of local clubs, from tennis to dance, will be represented with interactive activities.

“This event is possible thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s Queensland Day Sponsorship Program. I encourage all residents to come down and join us for what will be a fantastic morning of free family entertainment.”

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