Whale Festival banks on council’s good news 

The countdown to the 2013 Eden Whale Festival has begun and organisers are thrilled to announce a $15,000 funding boost from the Bega Valley Shire Council.

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Festival chairman Gordon Beattie says this is great support for building a sustainable festival, following the news late last year that the Whale Festival had successfully bid for $20,000 for three years from Tourism NSW to promote the festival outside the region as a Regional Flagship Event.

“The Bega Valley Shire Council is coming on board as a principle sponsor for infrastructure for the 2013 festival. They are contributing $15,000 towards marquees, insurance and all the things that go to make the festival happen at Snug Cove,” Mr Beattie said.

“Our promotional marketing plan will to go into action in June as will our new web site,” Mr Beattie added.

“The working groups have had their thinking caps on and intends to program the Festival over two weekends, October 26 and 27 and the first weekend in November.

“This is building on what already happens with the Eden Open Gardens, exhibitions and social events on the first weekend and the climax of activities on the second with a variety of different events and talks during the week between.”

A particular need for the current committee is to find someone or a group who can help with organising site logistics for the Whale Festival week.

“In the past this has been left up to couple of individuals and it has got a bit much for any one individual to manage. It really does need a team with good organizational skills and we need to find this in the community,” Mr Beattie said.

Interested? Contact the festival committee by email [email protected]苏州美睫培训.au or call 0459 237 269.

The next general meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday, May 22, commencing at 5.30pm at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.

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