Car­ni­vale wraps up a great suc­cess

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

I HAVE been man­ag­ing Car­ni­vale for the past five years and Car­ni­vale 2013 has been the best fes­ti­val dur­ing that pe­riod and pos­si­bly the best ever. This year we took some risks in adding new events and bring­ing in celebri­ties to sup­port them. The re­sult has been a pro­gram of free and tick­eted events which have sur­passed all events in re­cent times and pro­duced a for­mat which we have been striv­ing for over the last five years to have two suc­cess­ful week­ends en­abling pro­mo­tion of the des­ti­na­tion and in­creased visi­ta­tion. This out­come could not have been achieved with­out the sup­port of the Car­ni­vale man­age­ment team, our part­ners, spon­sors and sup­port­ers all of whom are listed on a spe­cial Thank You Blog on the Car­ni­vale web­site www.car­ni­vale.com.au. Thank you all for pro­duc­ing and sup­port­ing a fab­u­lous 10 days which has raised the bar for fu­ture events. EVENT NQ has again been very pleased to be in­volved in the suc­cess of Car­ni­vale 2013. We wish to thank the read­ers of the Gazette for their pa­tron­age at Events NQ’s two events, the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage Long­est Lunch and Vir­gin Aus­tralia’s Food, Wine and a Taste of Port. Our event co-or­di­na­tor Sarah Whipp did a fan­tas­tic job in or­gan­is­ing both th­ese events on con­sec­u­tive days. The Long­est Lunch set­ting be­side the lake at Sher­a­ton’s Coun­try Club is fit for a post­card. It al­ways proves to be a huge lo­gis­ti­cal ex­er­cise to set both events up on the Car­ni­vale week­end and the staff are ex­hausted, but it’s all worth it when we see Port Dou­glas and Cairns restau­rants and pa­trons com­ing to­gether and turn­ing up in cos­tume for the best night of great food, wine and en­ter­tain­ment at Food and Wine. Thanks again Port Dou­glas and con­grat­u­la­tions to Ken Dobbs and the hard­work­ing team at the Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce for Car­ni­vale which gen­er­ates such plea­sure and fun for ev­ery­one.

Pic­ture: ALI­SON GE­ORGE

Ken Dobbs Car­ni­vale gen­eral man­ager

HUGE SUC­CESS:

the Taste of Par­adise event on Satur­day

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