WorkPac has teamed with ProWake to host a fun-filled water sports weekend for families at Lake Awoonga tomorrow.
WorkPac has teamed with ProWake to host a fun-filled water sports weekend for families at Lake Awoonga tomorrow. Contributed

Dam fun assured at Awoonga

THERE is a lot of dam fun to be had tomorrow for those willing to venture to Awoonga Dam.

Human capital solutions provider WorkPac has teamed with ProWake, organiser of Australia's biggest professional wakeboarding competition series, to host a fun-filled water sports weekend for families.

This is the second Dam Fun Weekend for WorkPac, with the last one hosted at Theresa Dam in Clermont late last year.

The event will start at 8.30am and run until about 5pm, with a mixture of professional wakeboarding, demonstrations, onshore games and one-on-one coaching on offer.

At the event will be ProWake founder, three-time world series champion and three-time Australian Pro Tour champion Daniel Watkins, who has been voted on of the top five wakeboarders in the world by his peers for six years running.

Also at the event will be current world number one freestyle barefooter Brendan Paige and sky-ski rider David Brown.

WorkPac director Wayne Farrell said the event was a small way of showing appreciation to the company's business partners in the region.

"As part of WorkPac's Positive Energy Program we are keen to say a big thank you to our people and bring something exciting and worthwhile to the local community," he said.

"This is the second event in the Central Queensland region and we hope to take the event further afield in the future."

Watkins said the event was sure to be a hit with locals.

"There is a massive thirst for this sport in the Central Queensland region," he said.

"We are passionate about bringing this exciting sport to wider communities, so in partnering with WorkPac we have this great opportunity to show people not only what it is all about but simply have some dam fun."



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