The Queanbeyan River Festival Boat Race Success!

13 October 2014

The entrants for the ‘Build Your Own Boat Race’ impressed the judges at this year’s Queanbeyan River Festival.

The Queanbeyan River Festival Boat Race Success!

 

The entrants for the ‘Build Your Own Boat Race’ impressed the judges at this year’s Queanbeyan River Festival.

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall, Queanbeyan Age representative Joshua Matic and The Cancer Support Group Member Frank Bresnik awarded The Boat that Rocked most creative crew name and themed outfits, Hogs Football Club most creative boat design and Service NSW Swans best use of recycled materials.

Previously known as the Queanbeyan Regatta, The Queanbeyan River Festival Boat Race kept the crowds entertained as 13 entrant’s battled down the River.

A big man and a little boat was first across the line, Aqua Ducks (St Gregory’s Primary School teachers) came in second and Eco Shop was a close third.

The Cancer Support Group partnered with the Queanbeyan City Council to organise the 2014 Queanbeyan River Festival and is the first year the Group has managed the Boat Race.

Melissa Gardiner, CEO of The Cancer Support Group praised our impressive entrants this year, we hoped they didn’t show up The Cancer Support Group’s ‘Truck‘n Chicks’ entry.

“We decided to build a boat to encourage businesses to get behind the boat race and support the local community”, Melissa said.

The Cancer Support Group staff and volunteers powered through the water on the day, but unfortunately we could not keep up with the competition.

“Despite our rough Truckie attire, we lacked muscle power. I think next year we may need some sort of propeller to give us a hand”, Melissa said.

We had a huge crowd come out to watch the races and plenty of people enjoyed the family friendly activities the Queanbeyan City Council provided on the day. We raised over $800 in crowd donations on the day, so a massive thank you goes out everyone who supported the Group on the day.  

Thank you to the Queanbeyan Council for getting us involved in this fantastic community event, we will definitely be back again next year!