Magic for Monto tourism
Group thrilled with event grant
A STATE government grant has ensured the show would go on in Monto, and sooner than expected.
Monto Magic Tourism Action Group is the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant that will help stage the choir production Voices at Cania in August.
The production was cancelled earlier this year due to flooding.
The first flooding on Australia Day forced a change of date from May 5 but the second floods forced a postponement until 2014.
Group secretary Liz Robertson said the event’s success in gaining funding under the state government’s Events Flood Assistance Program brought the date forward to August 25.
“This grant has enabled us to now hold our event later this year instead of next,” Ms Robertson said.
She said after the second wave of flooding the group decided the community was too battered to do anything other than recover so they postponed.
“Holding an event like Voices at Cania is all about bringing cultural tourism with a difference to Monto.
“We can promote the town by attracting visitors who would not normally come to Monto.
“This is about getting the town to host an event and welcome the visitors with our famous Monto hospitality,” she said.
“If these people return then we all benefit from increased spending.”
Monto Magic is expecting about 600 people to visit for Voices at Cania.
If you would like to help, Monto Tourist Information Centre is always looking for volunteers.
LOOKING FOR AN AUDIENCE: Monto Magic Tourism Action Group's Lyn Tucker and Liz Robertson want the town to host quality events, such as Voices at Cania, to attract visitors to the region.