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Friday 17 June 2011 to Sunday 19 June 2011 ( weekend after the Queens Birthday Weekend and the VMX Classic Dirt 8 event at Green Park, Conondale, QLD )
Some setup on Friday, festivities start Friday evening - and finish on Sunday night.
Monday morning has been set aside for cleaning up and clearing out.
If people start arriving early, there is an onsite caretaker who can direct them to their own private patch of heaven and if it is not raining, it is a great spot.
Facilities at the showgrounds:
Camping with powered and un-powered sites
The website says that the camping costs (per night) are:
$10 Powered Site (2 adults)
$7 Non-Powered Site (2 adults)
$3 each for additional camper per night
Payment for camping is direct to the onsite caretaker upon arrival. Payment is strictly cash and correct money would be a great help.
We are hiring the pavilion for the presentations etc. The pavilion does have a kitchen as well, but the kitchen may be used by the catering on Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday Morning, so some details to be worked out there.
Toilets and showers on the showgrounds. There are only three male and three female showers though, so there could be a line-up at times.
There is a range of other accommodation available and I've included a sample in the attached document. It is not a complete list, just the ones I could find.
Catering: As part of your registration, you can indicate your catering preferences for Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
The rest, as some would say, is self-catering, but there is a nice kitchen available. There are a number of local shops etc to select from as well.
Numbers: This is the first year in this location and with this team of volunteers, so number is capped to 200. At this point, we have a LOT less than this, so if you have any friends who have been thinking about attending but not yet registered, you may encourage them to fill in the online forms. I've also attached a copy of our A4 flyer if you wish to print it out and ask your local bike shop to display it for us.
Local Area Facilities: Within walking distance
Dayboro Pub, The Crown Hotel
Monday to Saturday 6:30 Am to 8:00 Pm
Sunday 7:00 Am to 7:00 Pm
1 Heathwood Street
Several Coffee Shops/Takeaway Shops
Eagle Boys Pizza
Terah's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Dayboro Bowls Club does meals on Friday nights
Matilda Petrol Station and general store
Seven days, 6:00 Am to 7:00 Pm
36 Williams Street
Dayboro Medical Centre (General Practice
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Tel: (07) 3425 1427
After hours Emergency Only (07) 4325 1534
Dayboro Police Station
Dayboro QLD 4521
(07) 3425 1200
Within 30 minutes ride/drive
Petrie, Kallangur, Lawnton and Strathpine shopping areas
D'Aguliar Pub and General Store across the top of Mount Mee, but I'm not sure if this is an easy 30 minutes, never timed it before.
Petrie markets in Pioneer Village are on Sunday morning and should be interesting to some.
Mobile Phone and Internet Access: Telstra and Optus mobile phones work fine at the showgrounds, so 3G Internet access should also be fine.
There is a caretaker onsite. The local police are close nearby and will probably come through a few times.
We will be supporting AngelFlight this year. Vendors and trade displays are asked to make a donation of equipment etc that can be either raffled or auction and the proceeds go towards the nominated charity.
I've been communicating via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and facebook so if you need anymore info, just contact me by whatever means works for you
I forgot yesterday to mention Dr Peter Nelson, a GP with a wealth of experience in casualty and has travlled extensively across Australia via 4WD. Peter will be showing some essential kit and techniques for us.
I've been away for a week, but see that there hasn't been any questions, so hopefully we are all squared away for 17-19 June 2011.
I guess that we will be setting up from 10:00 Am on Friday 17 June, so anyone who wants to help, I'll be there from then. We will need a hand putting out some signs from the highway and the Petrie - Dayboro roads. Dorothy will be organising the gate/desk.
We will also needs some volunteers on Saturday night and Friday morning to help with the meals I think.
As of right now - 7 June 2011 we have 70 confirmed registrations! This is great.
The Dayboro show society have asked for firm numbers by Tuesday 14 June 2011 for catering fro Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast. There will be some capacity for extras, but not much. So if you are thinking about coming, particularly also thinking about the yummy cooked dinner and breakfast, jump on the registration page ASAP.
Abouth going around,I shipped my Harley to Australia last year,started in Melbourne on September the 1st,went to Adelaide,Alice Springs,Darwin,Broome,Perth,Nullarbor,back to Adelaide,and inland to Bourke,and Townsville,Brisbane,Sydney,and back to Melbourne,on Januari the 12th,I brought my bike back to Sydney to ship it back to Barcelona (Spain) where I pick ,m up next week. I did 25.000km in 4,5 months,and had 3 days of rain,1 in West Australia,1 in Queensland,and 1 in New South Wales? I had temperatures between 8°C(in the morning in Melbourne) till 44°C in Fitzroy Crossing. So if you be gone in Darwin before the wet season starts,you don,t have any problem.
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