14th June to 7th September - Ayr, North Queensland, Australia
The 2013 Coutts Commercial Tavern Burdekin Water Festival was a jam-packed 3 months of exciting community events. It was a huge community success as this year we celebrated our 55th Anniversary.Planning is already happening for 2014 the traditional Water Festival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
The theme for 2013 was "Tales of Enchantment" - Fables, Fantasy and Fairytales.
The Coutts Commercial Tavern Burdekin Water Festival is a celebration of the abundance of water in our district. It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958. The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community.
Our celebrations started on 14th June 2013 with our Launch where we introduced our Ambassadors and Blokes. Tastes of the Burdekin on 20th July was a huge success with celebrity chef Damien Tosh doing a cooking demonstration on stage. The winners of " The Clash of the Cultures" were the Italians, Monica Liccardello and Chiara Oar.
The next major events were our Junior Ambassador Crowning Evening on 30th August and Senior Ambassador Crowning and Burdekin Blokes Evening on 6th September. Both Balls were extremely well attended and the Wilmar Senior Ambassador winner was Shannyn Pattinson representing Burdekin Singers. Tayla Drain was runner up representing Burdekin Shire Council. Our Sunwater Burdekin Bloke for 2013 is Justin Minuti representing Burdekin Volleyball and the committees choice bloke went to Trenton Finlay representing Rotary club of Ayr. Our QCCU Junior Ambassador winner was Tayla McKaig representing Burdekin Netball and Kiera Hodder was runner up representing East Ayr State School
The Coutts Commercial Tavern Burdekin Water Festival culminated with our Rotary Street Parade and106.3 Mardi Gras on 7th September. This years festival has been one of the most well suported and successful community events for many years.
Our 2013 Wilmar Senior Ambassador Gala Ball was a huge success with over 450 people attending. Shannyn Pattinson representing Burdekin Singers was crowned the Wilmar Senior Ambassador for 2013 and Tay