A grand opening not to be missed
THURSDAY, October 18 will see thousands of people flock to the Wangaratta Turf Club throughout the day and night for the official Grand Opening of the Stage 2 Development and the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.
Local primary school students will visit during the day with the opportunity of a photo with the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup and a pat of two champions of the turf in Apache Cat and Rogan Josh.
Wangaratta Turf Club chief executive officer Paul Hoysted said, “it will be great to start our day off with kids coming along to see the Melbourne Cup and meet two legends of the track. We extended the invite to every primary school in the Rural City and it was great to have so many take up the offer”.
The early evening will then be host to the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours event offering tours and insight into the development that has taken place to our local business community.
Mr. Hoysted said “it is great to be able to line up the business community with Business After Hours on the same night as our opening. Having the Lexus Melbourne Cup tour in town is a bo- nus and will provide exceptional publicity for our community, with our local businesses witnessing this first hand”.
The Club’s official Grand Opening proceedings will then commence at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend with media personality Sam Kekovich hosting the evening.
Mr. Hoysted said “along with the entertainment Kekovich will provide, we have a couple of other guest speakers to entertain guests during the night. The Melbourne Cup will remain on site for the event, along with Apache Cat and Rogan Josh allowing all parts of the community the opportunity to be involved”.
“We want to make it one big celebration of what we have achieved, and something the community can be proud of being involved with. We expect up to 400 people to be in attendance for the night, with some tickets still available”.
“Along with the firsthand look at all the new facilities, guests will also receive a delicious finger food dinner produced in our new kitchen facility by our new full time chef.”
For further details on tickets for the event, contact the Wangaratta Turf Club directly on 5722 1242 or country.racing.com/wangaratta.