Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Sit Down With Sam

Hi readers
What a big weekend we have coming up in the Burdekin!
For those eager to dress to the nines for a day at the races, the Burdekin Growers Race Day is the place to be on Saturday.
I have friends from Ingham who, before I moved to Home Hill, told me all about the iconic race day and I’ve certainly been feeling the excitement throughout town.
I’ll sadly miss the big day as I’ll be heading down to Mackay for my cousin’s engagement party (certainly not a sad alternative), but my trusty colleague Chelsea will be there with camera in hand capturing the fun and frocky moments.
Sunday will see a different kind of race, one that the whole family can enjoy: the Norm Perry Memorial Duck Race hosted by the Rotary Club of Ayr.
The morning will see family-friendly activities, live music from the Burdekin Brass Band and a sea of yellow racing down Plantation Creek.
If you’re looking for something to do, our Social Life section is the place to go to read all about it; head to pages 24-27.
Lastly, I must thank everyone for sharing their well wishes with me upon my bittersweet announcement last week.
In case you missed it, I’ll be leaving the Burdekin in June as I head back to southeast Queensland to be closer to family and friends.
The community’s response has been an excellent example of how friendly and welcoming the people of the Burdekin really are.

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