The past month has been a bit of a whirlwind - of course a good whirlwind that is, with Anzac Day commemorations and more recently, the remembrance of the 76th Commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
I would like to thank those of you who took the time out of their day on Sunday 6 May to honour the brave souls who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Battle of the Coral Sea, which laid the foundation of the eventual allied victory in World War II. I felt privileged to join more than 150 ex-service men and women, schools and US military personnel in the march, and was honoured to see more than 400 people attend the commemoration ceremony.
That same day, I had the great thrill of attending the Feast of the Three Saints in Silkwood. It was excellent to see such a large crowd attend this long-running celebration of the power of prayer. The committee members do a great job every year to keep this tradition going, and long may it continue.
Wrapping up this past Sunday was the Pre-World White Water Rafting Championships in Tully. It was great to see interstate and international teams welcomed by our local communities. Our region has every chance at becoming the next adventure capital of the world, and with only one year to go until the teams are back to compete in the World Rafting Championships, I see this as a key opportunity to flaunt just that! This is our chance as a community to get behind events like this and be recognised globally.
On that note, as we gear up for the winter weather – which means some of the best weather across the nation - get snapping so we can showcase some awesome photography to promote just how amazing our region can be during the cooler months. #casscoastwinter
Mayor John Kremastos
Cassowary Coast Regional Council