Burrum Heads weather could not have been more perfect for the Community celebrations in the Lions Park and foreshore.  Dignitaries - Ted Sorensen MP and Cr Rolf Light congratulated BHPA past President, Ron Gregson and the Boat Ramp Sub Committee, George Dart, Zorro Tarnawsky and Bill Cardiff for their tenacity and committment over a long period of time, in order to see this objective through to fruition. 

Thanks to them we now have a wonderfully safe, all weather boat ramp and pontoon to service boating enthusiasts and local fishermen alike.  Current BHPA President Dan Poacher and V.P. Brad Dyson, also paid tribute to those who had persevered and overcome difficulties to make this dream reality today.  Cr Rolf Light presented George Dart, Zorro Tarnawsky and Bill Cardiff, who were the BHPA Boat Ramp Sub Committee over a period of many years - each with an Award of Appreciation.

The Outriggers Club compound was officially opened by Cr Rolf Light with the cutting of the ribbon, then some of the canoes, decorated with flowers as is the custom, paddled past the boat ramp, much to the delight of onlookers on the shore.

Visitors from some distance away arrived to swell the numbers of local residents, all coming to enjoy the festivities and sample some of the SES sausage sizzle delights.  The Outriggers Club members were there offering platters of fruit, and the Girl Guides were there with a variety of GG biscuits.  A jumping castle was also erected in the shade - ready for eager youngsters to enjoy ....  and they did.

So enjoy the new facility everyone - and please do it safely.

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Two boats launched at Community Opening

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 Jumping castle was a real winner !

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Girl Guides with their selection of biscuits

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 Outriggers Club - offering platters of fresh fruit

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SES - cooking up a storm ....  a great sausage sizzle !

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SES volunteers - 'all hands on deck'

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Outriggers Club - celebrating the opening of their compound on the foreshore

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Zorro, George, Bill receiving Awards from Cr Rolf Light for their work as BHPA Boat Ramp Sub Committee

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R to L :  Brad Dyson, Dan Poacher, Barry Smithurst, Peter McKenzie

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Locals and visitors enjoying the festivities

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Outriggers Club news clippings - Champions here .... 

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Racing outrigger canoes - a bit of fun!

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Outrigger canoe - sleek and graceful in the water