North Bur­nett events fall vic­tim to COVID-19

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE in­creas­ing pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures and re­stric­tions be­ing put in place across the country in re­sponse to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic have re­sulted in the can­cel­la­tion of a num­ber of North Bur­nett events.

Organisers of sev­eral events de­cided to can­cel plans for the com­ing months this week.

Here’s the full list of events we know about so far that have been can­celled, post­poned, as well as those still go­ing ahead.


19: Gayn­dah’s Meet and Greet evening held by the Gayn­dah De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion has been post­poned. The date to be ad­vised.

19: Biggen­den’s Meet the Can­di­dates evening has been can­celled due to COVID-19 con­cerns. It was meant to be held at Biggen­den Me­mo­rial Hall at 7pm.

20: The North Bur­nett Leadership Se­ries, Work­shop #3: Sto­ry­telling via So­cial Me­dia Work­shop in Biggen­den has been can­celled.

21: The Wide Bay Rangers rep­re­sen­ta­tive tri­als sched­uled for Satur­day have been can­celled due to the can­cel­la­tion of the 2020 47th Bat­tal­ion Car­ni­val.

24–25: The Gov­er­nance

Work­shops in Biggen­den and Mun­dub­bera have been post­poned un­til fur­ther no­tice.

22–28: The Ru­ral Aid Farm Army was due to visit Gayn­dah for the 10 Towns Makeover.

This visit been can­celled due to COVID-19 con­cerns.

25: The Aus­tralian Army Band was sched­uled to play at the Gayn­dah Show­grounds from 6.30–8pm. This has been can­celled.

27: Mun­dub­bera P&C’s Va­ri­ety Night at the Mun­dub­bera Town Hall has been can­celled.

28–29: The Eidsvold Golden

Bell cam­p­draft has been post­poned to a new date. All nom­i­na­tion fees will be re­funded this week.

28: Lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions are still sched­uled to go ahead


11: The Gayn­dah Show has un­for­tu­nately had to be can­celled due to virus con­cerns.

18: The Eidsvold Cat­tle Drive Inc Camp Oven Din­ner has been can­celled. Pres­i­dent Bruce Tye said it was due to the un­cer­tainty of the coro­n­avirus. All the pa­trons will be re­funded.

18: The Mount Perry Show has also been can­celled for this year.


3: The Eidsvold Show is still planned to go ahead.

8: The Mun­dub­bera Show is still planned to go ahead.

23–24: The Monto and District show is still planned to go ahead. STAY UP TO DATE: Keep track of what’s hap­pen­ing in the re­gion as the pan­demic con­tin­ues at cen­tral­north­bur­nett­

Pic­ture: File

EVENTS CAN­CELLED: Kim­ber­ley Fisher, Stephanie Flint, Mikela Ross, Chloe Scan­lan and Jes­sica Jack­son at the 2019 Gayn­dah Show which will not be held this year due to the coro­n­avirus out­break.

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