2019 GISBORNE FESTIVAL
Thank you to the Gisborne and the surrounding community for supporting our major community event, the Bendigo Bank Lions Gisborne Festival.
It was great to see a large crowd of people attend the parade, the market and food stalls, the free activities for children and the carnival rides.They were also entertained with the music from two bands, the magnificent performance by the Bendigo Chinese Lions and the fireworks display.
A big thank you must go to the Gisborne and District Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank who was our naming rights sponsor, and the 10 gold sponsors and 24 silver sponsors who made this event possible.
As you would appreciate, events such as this take significant planning-obtaining the 35 sponsors, the 30 entrants in the parade, necessary permits, the company responsible for closing the roads, the carnival ride amusements company, the 70 stall holders, the 10 free activities for children, the 2 bands, the fireworks company and the major attractions such as the monster truck and monster ball.
Finally, a big thank you goes to my fellow Lions Club Members and Friends of Lions who helped delivery the Gisborne Festival, including the Lions Club Committee members who were responsible for planning the event and engaging all the participants.
Russell A Walker OAM , President
Gisborne & District Lions Club