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Float Your Boat event
Next weekend, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June, from 6pm Lake Macquarie will come alive with lights as two flotilla parades take to the water for the inaugural Float Your Boat event.
Council’s Manager Cultural Services, Jacqui Hemsley, is pleased to see boaties and the Lake Macquarie community showing their support for Float Your Boat.
“Float Your Boat has definitely created a buzz in the community,” Ms Hemsley said.
“People are excited about the new event. Float Your Boat is all about experimentation and being creative. With more than 20 boats participating, it is just the beginning and we hope that it will set the standard from which we can build a successful event in future years.”
Lake Macquarie Business Tourism Chairperson, Gordon Maxwell, said Lake Macquarie Business is proud to sponsor the inaugural event and hopes to see it flourish into an annual attraction in the future.
“As an organisation that is dedicated to helping local businesses grow, it is important for us to support up-and-coming events like Float Your Boat,” Mr Maxwell said. “We hope that this event will attract real interest locally and will help to promote our beautiful area to the wider community in NSW. We look forward to seeing the on-water spectacle and hope all the participants have a wonderful night.”
Belmont 16s CEO, Scott Williams, said Belmont 16s is pleased to sponsor the Best Boat award at the very first Float Your Boat.
“The Lake is the centrepiece of Lake Macquarie City, and it is great to see a unique event that highlights its beauty and significance in our region,” Mr Williams said.
“We wish all of the participants the best of luck and look forward to watching both flotilla parades.”
The parade will start at 6pm on both evenings and follow a course from Marmong Point Marina to Warners Bay, Eleebana, Valentine and finishing at Belmont on the first night and from Marmong Point Marina to Toronto, Coal Point, Fishing Point and finishing at Wangi Wangi the following night. The parade will be travelling at 4 knots and is expected to finish at 8pm both nights.