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  • Join us for all the fun of our 2016 Burdekin Water Festival

    The 2016 Grand Parade and Mardi Gras will be held on Saturday, September 3rd.

  • Nominations are now open for our 2016 Wilmar Senior Ambassador?

    Entries are now open for this year's Senior Ambassador Program. For more information contact our Senior Co-ordinator Tamara Brush.0407 113030

  • Nominations now open for our 2016 QCCU Junior Ambassador Program!

    A great program for our young leaders of tomorrow. For more information please call our Junior Co-ordinator Lisa Zilliotto 0437 538911

  • The hunt is now on for this year's Sunwater Burdekin Bloke!

    If you think you have what it takes, please contact Joseph Cardillo 0447 090 335 for more information.

  • SunRice Flavours of the World Saturday July 16th

    Don't miss SunRice Flavours of the World on Saturday, July 16th with Special Guests Jac & Shaz from My Kitchen Rules. For more info contact Flavours of the World Co-ordinator Lisa Smith 0439 190 871

Festival adds Flavour for 2016

The Burdekin Water Festival’s Tastes of the Burdekin has been given a makeover and will be known as SunRice Flavours of the World in 2016.  The event, which has run in some form since 2003, will this year focus on the multicultural aspect of food and will welcome two well-known reality TV stars as its guest chefs.

Water Festival President, David Cooper, said the committee had sought input and put considerable work into the makeover but were sure the results would be well worth it.  “When the event started, there was a big focus on letting people sample foods from various cultures,” he said.  “In some ways we are going full circle but we want to ensure we celebrate the various cultures that make up our district and there is no better way to do that than with food.”

Stallholders at this year’s event will be asked to embrace the cultural element of the event by offering a variety of food for the public to try.  “The idea is to let people sample food from around the world without leaving home,” Mr Cooper said.

“If you filled a table with just one dish from each culture you would have an amazing variety,” he said.  “You would have food from our Indigenous Australians, Italians, Greeks, Pacific and South Sea Islanders and so many European cultures and that’s just from our district.”

The event, to be held on July 16th, will feature many of the attractions that its predecessor was known for including cooking demonstrations and the Pacific Reef Fisheries Celebrity Cook Off.  “This year’s Celebrity Cook Off will feature teams from our 3 local high schools and our celebrity chefs this year are Jac & Shaz from My Kitchen Rules.”

Hailing from Mount Isa, the pair made a name for themselves in the well-known TV show with their passion for food and are looking forward to sharing that passion at the event.  “Both Jac & Shaz have a good knowledge of the Burdekin’s famous agriculture, horticulture and seafood and since the TV show they have travelled widely to inspire people to broaden their horizons when it comes to food,” Mr Cooper said.Jac and Shaz My Kitchen Rules

Our theme for 2016

Broadway Final

The Water Festival Committee has released the theme for this year’s festival.  The 2016 theme is “The Sights and Sounds of Broadway”.

Details regarding other Water Festival events and programs will be released in the near future.

2016 Burdekin Water Festival is going to be bigger and better this year.

We are busily putting the plans together for our 2016 Burdekin Water Festival.

Just so you can plan for it here are a few important dates for your social calendar.

SunRice Flavours of the World is on Saturday July16th with many of the usual attractions.

Our Junior Crowning Evening is set down for Friday August 26th

Our Senior Crowning Evening is set down for Saturday August 27th  

The 2016 Grand Parade and Mardi Gras will culminate this years Festival on Saturday September 3rd.

More information to follow soon........                                                                                

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