Sunfest provides all experiences



LET the wind rip through your hair as adrenalin pumps through your veins at this year's Sunfest program.

For the first time, the program will include the thrill-seeking sport, BloKarting, for young and old alike.

Central Queensland BloKart distributors, Tim and Luke Straatmans, said the sport combined go-karting with wind-surfing.

"This is the first time BloKarting will be available in Gladstone, and we've already had close to 100 kids book to take part in the activity over the coming week,'' Tim said.

He said "anyone can do it'' and it was simple and easy to manouevre, with the added bonus that few injuries occurred.

"The rider is strapped in with a seatbelt and it's designed so that the mast at the top stops you from touching the ground, so there's no risk involved,'' he said.

Gladstone City Council cultural projects officer Mellissa Case said BloKarting was just one of the activities on offer for adrenalin-junkies or those who preferred to take it a little easier.

"About half the number of activities are sold out, but there's still a chance to book for activities this week,'' she said.

Ms Case said the program, in its seventh year, was designed to offer local children the chance to take part in activities they may not otherwise have the opportunity to be involved in.

"The program requires active participation at every stage, so whether it's mental or physical work, they're always being challenged to do a task,'' she said.

To book, contact the Gladstone Entertainment Centre on 4972 2822.



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