Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the Anzac services that were held throughout the region on Tuesday. It was wonderful to see so many people in attendance and pay their respects to our servicemen and women.
Congratulations to Sarah Boorer who was crowned as this year’s Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Showgirl. Sarah is an announcer at 2BS and has been heavily involved in community events such as International Women’s Day, Relay for Life, Brucedale Twilight Concert and Lions Club Youth of the Year.
The show has become a firm fixture for many people and provides an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a great time out. Whether it’s witnessing entries in competitions demonstrating the very best arts and crafts, produce and baked goods, enjoying the variety of entertainment on offer or the lights and sounds of sideshow alley, there is something for everyone.
Council has announced a new agreement with Penrith Panthers which has cemented the partnership to bring a Panthers NRL match to Bathurst until 2028. This is great news for the city and supporters of the game. As part of the ongoing arrangement, the Panthers will take part in a series of community engagement activities in the days leading up to the NRL game including school visits and coaching clinics.
The deal builds on our city’s strong reputation as a destination for major sporting events and Council has played a key role in providing the very best facilities to ensure they attract premium events such as the NRL.
Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor Bathurst Regional Council