St Stephens Lutheran College Year 12 students Sianna Choc and Geraldine Liporada with Year 11 students Tori Crompton and Sharna Nice give plenty of support to SUNfest coordinator, Gladstone Festival and Events' Kathy Andrew, as she looks over the expressions of interest received for 2013.
St Stephens Lutheran College Year 12 students Sianna Choc and Geraldine Liporada with Year 11 students Tori Crompton and Sharna Nice give plenty of support to SUNfest coordinator, Gladstone Festival and Events' Kathy Andrew, as she looks over the expressions of interest received for 2013. Contributed

SUNfest set to be a big hit with tickets only weeks away

WITH the summer school holidays quickly approaching, plenty of action has been organised with the release of SUNfest 2013 tickets only weeks away.

The long running youth holiday program for 12-17 year-olds returns this summer and offers more than 40 activities to be hosted at locations across the greater Gladstone region from January 9-23.

Also back will be SUNfest Lil' Kids, a program open for 10 to 11-year-olds.

Mayor Gail Sellers said Council's contractor Gladstone Festivals and Events had spent more than six months organising the upcoming program on behalf of Council.

"The 2013 program sees the debut of several new events, plus the running of two sessions for selected events to allow greater participation," Cr Sellers said.

She said events would take place across the region including Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy, Miriam Vale, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Calliope and Gladstone.

"Last year we had a record amount of tickets sold," Cr Sellers said.

"This time we have got more events so we are hoping for another record breaking year.

"A lot of effort is put in to selecting the right events to appeal to local youth. I am really excited about the program, especially as children and youth professionals workers have had input into developing it."

"Don't waste time; get in quick and book your events."

Tickets to SUNfest 2013 go on sale on December 5 and Cr Sellers expected some of the more popular events to sell-out within hours.

SUNfest 2013 programs are now available and have been distributed throughout local schools.

 

Buying tickets

Tickets can be purchased online from 10am on December 5 from http://gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au , by phone on 4972 2822 or in person at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marquee Box Office at the Gladstone Marina, Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Miriam Vale and Calliope Council offices, or at the Mount Larcom and Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centres.

Proof of participant's age and completion of an indemnity form are part of SUNfest entry requirements.



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