PROTECTING Oceania is the theme of this year’s Illumination Parade, a highlight of the annual Hervey Bay Whale Festival, and entries are still open.
“Protecting our oceans is important for all marine life that calls the Bay home,” Fraser Coast Councillor Darren Everard said.
“We hope to spread educational messages and inspire people to practice positive daily habits to ensure the protection of our oceans and in particular our local waterways.
“We want the floats to reflect this. We want floats of all shapes and sizes and most importantly, we want them to light up the Esplanade.
“As long as you are illuminated and work to the theme of Protecting Oceania, you can dance, walk, skip, cycle, trumpet, juggle or cheer your way along the Esplanade as part of the parade on Saturday, August 17.
“There is great prize money up for grabs, including $600 for the most eco-friendly entry, as well as for community groups and schools, so it’s time to get creative.”
For those entering the eco-float competition, remember at least 50% or more of your float must be made from recycled/reused product. As a parade participant and responsible citizen of the Fraser Coast Region, we hope you will consider helping us to make the celebrations eco-friendly and consider the ecological footprint of your float in terms of energy, materials and waste generated.
Nominations close on Sunday, July 21.
Entry Forms and additional information about participation can be found on the website www.herveybaywhalefestival.com.au.
For more information call Event Coordinator Vanida Petts on 1300 79 49 29 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the festival on www.facebook.com/herveybaywhalefestival