From the editor's desk
IT’S with a heavy heart that I bid the Whitsundays farewell.
The past 20 months here have been an experience that I will reflect on fondly for the rest of my life.
It’s not only been memorable for the paradise-like lifestyle but also for the tremendous people I’ve encountered and the passionate community that I can proudly say I was part of.
There were a lot of great sporting moments that occurred during my stint here but covering the Brahmans’ A and reserve grade premiership wins will be something I remember for years to come.
The Proserpine community are so passionate about their rugby league and for the Brahmans to trump the city (Mackay) and win both grades will be a moment forever etched in club history.
Knowing how much the sport means to the community made it an event that was really fulfilling to cover. The Whitsundays will always hold a special place in my heart but now for me it’s off to Melbourne to start a new chapter.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous contributors that have helped ease my burden. It’s the passion for your respective sports and groups that shape and make this region so special.
In no particular order I’d like to acknowledge: Steve Jackson, Jenny Kirkman, Heather Brown, Paul Osborne, Tiina Randmae, Peter Chengody, Justin Butler, David Thomas, Barry Mortimer, Flannelled Fool, Dale Mengel, Alison Langevad and Scott Hardy. I look forward to following the happenings of the region through both the Whitsunday Times and the Whitsunday Coast Guardian.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Keagan Ryan