Ho­tel gears up for week­end cel­e­bra­tions

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

IT’S not ev­ery­day a pub owner can cel­e­brate 25 years in the one busi­ness but this week­end is ex­actly what Reef Gate­way Ho­tel owner John O’Neill and his staff will do and ev­ery­one is in­vited to join on the fun.

From Fri­day, March 27 un­til Sun­day, March 29, the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel will be host­ing three days of cel­e­bra­tions to ac­knowl­edge the own­er­ship of one of Whit­sun­day’s favourite pubs.

On Fri­day from 4-8pm, five $500 draws will be drawn ev­ery hour.

Amaz­ing bot­tle shop spe­cials will be avail­able all day (and night) on Satur­day.

But Sun­day is tipped to be the high­light of the week­end with the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel giv­ing away a boat at 4pm.

Cel­e­bra­tions on Sun­day will be held from 2-5.30pm with lo­cal band Fraud Squad kick­ing it all off.

Reef Gate­way Ho­tel gen­eral manager Craig Bradley said all staff were ea­ger for the week­end cel­e­bra­tions and ex­pected it to be well sup­ported by the com­mu­nity.

“The Reef Gate­way has been a big part of Whit­sun­day lo­cals’ lives for a long time and this is a great way to mark 25 years,” he said.

“Over time the ho­tel has been a cy­clone shel­ter, has hosted sports­man din­ners, bullara­mas, many fundrais­ers and lo­cal events, count­less wed­dings, AN­ZAC Day com­mem­o­ra­tions, Mel­bourne Cup cel­e­bra­tions and is still a meet­ing hub for lo­cal groups such as Zonta, Quota In­ter­na­tional, Ro­tary Club Air­lie Beach and Probus Clubs – just to name a few.”

The Reef Gate­way Ho­tel is also heav­ily in­volved with lo­cal sport and Mr Bradley said the ho­tel had spon­sored many sport­ing teams in the re­gion such as the Proser­pine Brah­mans, Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles, Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club, Can­non­vale Swim­ming Can­nons, Whit­sun- day Moto Sports Club, Can­non­va­l­ley Pony Club, Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles and Proser­pine Cricket.

Reef Gate­way Ho­tel owner John O’Neill is feel­ing hum­bled that the ho­tel staff and pa­trons will ac­know- ledge his own­er­ship this week­end.

“This week­end is not just about me but thank­ing our loyal cus­tomers, ded­i­cated staff and giv­ing back to the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity for hav­ing me,” he said.

WEEK­END CEL­E­BRA­TIONS: The Reef Gate­way Ho­tel will cel­e­brate 25 years with John O’Neill as owner this week­end with a spe­cial boat give­away at 4pm on Sun­day. Pic­tured are (back) Pam White, Ch­eryl James, San­dra Kennedy, Ron­ald Reddy, Kim Ste­wart, Zane Mu­raahi, owner John O’Neill, Kitty Schiwy, Jenny Atkin­son, Craig Bradley and (front cen­tre) De­bra Briskey.

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