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THE EASTER weekend weather was kind to us in the Whitsundays.

There were plenty of events going on right across the region and this week’s Whitsunday News is absolutely packed with Easter pics!

There were Easter raffles, races, egg hunts, colouring competitions and dress-ups taking place – see pics on pages 15 and 19 (as well as our story on page 1).

The Tropical Rentals ‘Sail Airlie’ Sailing Regatta took place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, at the Whitsunday Sailing Club – see story page 32 plus more photos on page 26.

The Bowen Races were also on, on Saturday, and we hope to bring you photos from that event next week.

There were also many smaller events going on. Send us your photos and we’ll publish them in next week’s Whitsunday News newspaper – news@whitsundaynews.net.au.

Coming up

The rest of April is looking a bit quieter than the beginning of the month (obviously due to Easter falling at the start).

However, looking forward, we have the Hamilton Island Hilly Half-marathon, on Aril 30, as part of the ongoing Hamilton Island Endurance Series (with events happening throughout 2023).

The 2023 Proserpine Show Ball is due to be held on May 13, 2023, at the Proserpine Show Grounds – it is an important fundraiser for the show and tickets have already sold out.

However, if you would still like to support the show, you can buy raffle tickets at www.trybooking.com/CFYSL

And also in May, it’s the 2023 Coral Sea Marina Cruisin’ Whitsunday Show and Shine, featuring hot rods, muscle cars, classics and motorcycles.

Running from Friday, May 26 until Sunday, May 28, one ticket will allow entry of one vehicle or bike, to enter the Show and Shine.

Lastly

It’s not too late to get along to the Bowen Chamber of Commerce meeting tonight, at the Larrikin Hotel (story page 8).

It’s a great opportunity to hear from Mayor Julie Hall and council’s CEO Warren Bunker, who are the guest speakers. It starts promptly at 5.30pm and finishes at 7pm.

As always, thank you for reading this newspaper.

Deborah.

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