NRL legend supports fun and fitness event at Hutchings Lagoon

Former Brisbane Bronco Steve Renouf will be a special guest at a family-friendly expo celebrating fun and fitness in the Burdekin next month.

The 2018 Queensland Day Fun & Fitness Expo will be held at Hutchings Lagoon from 10am to 2pm on Sunday 3 June, showcasing the great array of health, fitness and lifestyle activities on offer in the Burdekin.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Expo was designed as a free, family-friendly event with come and try activities and demonstrations from local sport and fitness clubs, free children’s rides, food and drinks for purchase and entertainment by Megan Law and other local performers.

“We’re also pleased to announce former Brisbane Broncos and State of Origin player Steve Renouf as our emcee and special guest for the occasion. Steve still holds the record for most tries for the Broncos – 142 – and I am sure football fans will look forward to the opportunity to hear more from Steve and to meet him in person,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Cr McLaughlin said Burdekin boasted an active community with a wide array of sporting and recreational clubs. She said Hutchings Lagoon was not only a picture-perfect setting but coincided with the 60 year anniversary of the Lower Burdekin Ski Club.

“Generations of Burdekin residents have been involved with the Lower Burdekin Ski Club, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018. Families attending the 2018 Queensland Day Fun & Fitness Expo will be able to learn more about the club while enjoying some great ski demonstrations in the Lagoon,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Cr McLaughlin said sport and recreation played a crucial role in supporting the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of residents. “It brings people together and provides opportunities for social interaction and personal empowerment. Our local sport and recreation clubs are the hub of community life,” she said.

“The expo will showcase many of the great activities that are offer in our Shire. This event is possible thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s Queensland Day Sponsorship Program.”

Queensland Day is held annually and commemorates Queensland’s official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859. In celebrating Queensland Day, the community can share a sense of pride in being both Australian and a Queenslander.

For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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