With the temperature dropping around the region this week, it is timely that our popular Winter Trees on Mary event will welcome everyone into the CBD tonight.
I encourage you to get into winter woollies, support our local businesses and enjoy the atmosphere that only a winters night in Gympie can offer.
I would like to thank all the businesses who participate in these community driven occasions as well as everyone who supports them.
Winter Trees on Mary is a true example of our community spirit, and a fantastic opportunity to visit our wonderful CBD.
Tonight, our regional tourism organisation, Visit Sunshine Coast, will welcome more than 100 delegates from the tourism industry who will meet for a night of networking at Tozer Street Railway Station. These representatives, from some of the state’s leading tourism businesses, will hear about future opportunities in Gympie which will benefit our local economy for years to come. This event will give not only Council, but also the Rattler Railway Company, the opportunity to showcase the Rattler experience to these industry leaders. This is a key part of the relationship building process to ensure the greater Gympie region benefits from Council’s tourism and visitation initiatives. Our industry guests will also be afforded the opportunity to also attend Winter Trees on Mary to again showcase, not only a wonderful event, but the friendly and welcoming community that we all enjoy.
St Patrick’s Parish is also celebrating 150 years since their establishment. It is great to see various buildings and services celebrating their 150th birthdays over the past year, since G150. This progression shows how quickly Gympie established itself as a bustling township in the years that followed the gold rush.
I will be doing my best to attend all three events tonight so please forgive me if I seem a little rushed!