Some­thing to in­dulge ev­ery taste

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

THIS beau­ti­ful week­end in Townsville is what liv­ing in North Queens­land is all about.

The town is buzzing this week­end with ac­tiv­i­ties across the city cater­ing for all dif­fer­ent tastes.

The Aus­tralian Fes­ti­val of Cham­ber Mu­sic has be­gun again and the city has wel­comed a healthy con­tin­gent of vis­i­tors from across the coun­try and around the world for what is one of the na­tion’s pre­mier cul­tural events on the cal­en­dar.

Mean­while Clu­den Park Race­course will be packed with race- go­ers for the an­nual Townsville Cup, one of the big­gest so­cial and sport­ing events on the cal­en­dar.

The will be track­side to­day pho­tograph­ing some of the fash­ion­able peo­ple en­joy­ing win­ter rac­ing in the Townsville sun­shine.

The Aus­tralian La­bor Party’s Queens­land state con­fer­ence is on all week­end at the Townsville En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

La­bor mem­bers from across Queens­land – as well as na­tional leader Bill Shorten – have de­scended on the city to thrash out the party’s di­rec­tion on key is­sues and will be en­joy­ing es­cap­ing the south­ern chills. No doubt they will also take in some of the other ac­tiv­i­ties on this week­end.

Strand Ephemera is a must- see if you are down en­joy­ing The Strand over the week­end as well.

With its beau­ti­ful sculp­tures and breath­tak­ing lev­els of artistry on dis­play, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one and it’s all free to en­joy for any­one walk­ing along Townsville’s fa­mous wa­ter­front.

All of these ac­tiv­i­ties are great news for a city such as ours.

Hun­dreds of ad­di­tional vis­i­tors flock­ing to Townsville dur­ing what is our tra­di­tional peak tourism pe­riod will mean plenty of good ac­tiv­ity for our lo­cal ho­tels, re­tail­ers, res­tau­rants and tourism op­er­a­tors.

When times are tough – as they have been for some time across Townsville – it is easy to for­get how lucky we are to live in a place like North Queens­land.

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