SUNDAY IS OUR FUN DAY
Family fun is coming to the Dingo Beach foreshore this Sunday
THE long history of the Dingo Beach Whitfunday will continue this year despite devastation inflicted by Cyclone Debbie.
In fact, president of the Dingo Beach Progress Association Andrew Dinnie said the fun day going ahead in the wake of the cyclone was more important than ever.
What started as a water skiing competition which drew crowds from the Burdekin and Bowen has grown to become the premier family event on the Whitsunday calendar.
The fun day is the major fund-raising event for the Dingo Beach Progress Association, who in turn make donations to not-for-profit organisations such as the Flying Doctors, Blue Care and the Proserpine Hospital.
The proceeds from this year’s fun day will be used to erect shade sails around the Dingo Beach foreshore.
Before the cyclone it was a shaded area providing relief from the summer sun, but now it is bare.
Mr Dinnie said there was a school of thought that subscribed to the idea that Whitfunday should be canned this year in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
But the resilience of the community shone through and a popular decision to go ahead with the day prevailed.
“It’s something that has something for anyone of any age or shape or size,” he said.
“Anyone can go in the events, there is nothing arduous about them except the Jack and Jill event and even that is easier than it looks.”
Come down to Dingo Beach on Sunday and try your hand at sand sculpturing, throwing a cast net, the rolling pin throw and the Jack and Jill wood cutting event.
There will be rides, market stalls, a barbecue lunch and a chance to win a $1000 lucky door prize.
“We want to get the families out, get the kids out
to have a good day on the beach and having fun, It’s a great atmosphere, I love it,” Mr Dinnie said.