All the fun of the Can­ning Show

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE - Na­dia Budi­hardjo

CAN­NING­TON Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre and Show­grounds be­came a colour­ful dis­play of rides, games and live mu­sic for the Can­ning Show over the week­end.

Can­ning Show spokes­woman Hi­lary Cal­laghan said or­gan­is­ers worked with City of Can­ning for the evening per­for­mances of Live at the Can­ning Show.

“The coun­cil is pool­ing re­sources of all kinds, not just money, for pro­mo­tion of com­mu­nity la­bels,” she said.

On Satur­day, the stage was oc­cu­pied with per­form­ers of all ages.

This year’s win­ner of the Show­time Tal­ent Quest was Tanika Pev­er­all (15), who won two tick­ets from Scoot air­lines and $500 cash.

Can­ning Agri­cul­tural, Hor­ti­cul­tural and Recre­ational So­ci­ety chief ex­ec­u­tive Dianne Begg said the show would con­tinue to cel­e­brate cul­tural di­ver­sity, equal­ity and har­mony.

“We were also thrilled to have In­dige­nous acts like Live At the Can­ning Show head­lin­ers The Merindas and the beau­ti­ful Mad­ji­til Moorna Choir pro­vid­ing such mem­o­rable high­lights,” she said.

While ex­cited shouts came from the rides and games area, the qui­eter side of the show held free pony rides and a pet­ting zoo.

The ex­hi­bi­tion halls fea­tured award-win­ning flo­ral dis­plays, home cook­ing, arts and crafts. OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the Can­ning Show have apol­o­gised for an ac­ci­den­tal use of a pho­to­graph in their ad­ver­tis­ing ma­te­rial.

A pro­mo­tional ad­ver­tise­ment in last week’s Can­ning Times in­cluded a pho­to­graph of head­line mu­si­cal act The Merindas un­der­neath the cap­tion Meet the An­i­mals at Farm­land.

The Merindas were the lead act for Satur­day night’s stage show called Live at the Can­ning Show.

Can­ning Agri­cul­tural Hor­ti­cul­tural and Re­cre­ation So­ci­ety (CAHRS) mar­ket­ing man­ager Aarom Wil­son de­scribed the mis­placed pho­to­graph as an un­in­tended, deeply dis­ap­point­ing and em­bar­rass­ing er­ror.

He apol­o­gised in writ­ing to The Merindas as soon as the mis­take came to light.

“We’ve striven over the years to make the event one that binds di­verse com­mu­ni­ties in pos­i­tive ways and, in do­ing so, pro­mote equal­ity and har­mony,” he said.

The ad­ver­tise­ment ma­te­rial was fully sup­plied by the CAHRS with­out any in­volve­ment from this news­pa­per.

An­gela Bar­tels shears an al­paca as­sisted by Amanda Davis at the Can­ning Show last week­end.

Top: The cud­dly prize stall and tea cup ride proved pop­u­lar with younger chil­dren. Above: Artist Jackie Peach with Belinda Nielsen and (right) Harper (2) has her face painted.

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