Hinterland Aussie Day Sport and Recreation Expo

September 24, 2013 in Innovation

Maleny Credit Union is very proud to be sponsoring the first every “Hinterland Aussie Day Sport and Recreation Expo”

Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club have long recognised the need for a yearly event that will promote all Sport, Recreational and Service organisations in the Hinterland to the community at large.

Next year on Australia Day 2014 (26th January) the Apex Breakfast, RSL Flag Raising Ceremony and the Annual Naturalisation Ceremony will all take place at the Maleny Showgrounds. Immediately following the celebrations, MDSRC is hosting a FREE Hinterland  “Come & Try Day” for clubs to promote their activities and attract future memberships.

Following the same proven successful formula already utilised by the Sunshine Coast Council in similar promotions, the aim is to provide participating groups with an opportunity to  showcase their activities to the broader community.

The benefits are twofold; attendees are introduced to the many and various pursuits, and the organisations have an excellent chance to attract people to their activity – whether in season or not.

ALL Sporting, Recreational, Leisure and Service Club Groups are invited to:

  • Put on demonstrations/ introductory Classes
  • Encourage interested participants to take part in elements of their activity
  • Have staffed static displays to promote their activities
  • Provide related information, handouts and brochures
  • Gather details of interested participants for later follow up

 Participating organisations will receive an allocated space for demonstrations, interaction or display. It is hoped to see the whole of the Showgrounds utilised for the event. (There will be alternate wet weather options).

 It is anticipated such an event will attract a significant number of people and will see more of the community getting involved in Sporting, Recreational and Service Club activity, an outcome that has got to be beneficial to everyone!

Where            Maleny Showgrounds

When             Australia Day Breakfast and Ceremonies                    7.30 am

                           Aussie Day Sport & Recreation Expo                          9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Cost                 Nil to all participating community organisations.

Promotion      An intense marketing programme will lead up to the event involving media spread, posters, mail-outs and strategically located large format signage.