Upgraded pavilion ready for Show entries

Chris Watkin, Kate Kinsela, Terry Watkin (front) with Janine Rockliff and Sharon Rafferty.

Canungra AH&I Society is ready for art, craft and horticulture entries following extensive renovations to the Pavilion at Canungra Showgrounds.

A generous grant through Bendigo Bank’s Queensland Bushfire Appeal  saw the pavilion roof repaired and replaced and another grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund  allowed the Society to renew the floorboards in the pavilion.

Bendigo Bank’s Queensland Bushfire Appeal, facilitated by the Bank’s charitable arm Community Enterprise Foundation, injected much needed funding into the Scenic Rim following the devastation of the bushfires in 2019. 

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Grants totalling $350,000 have gone to the region  for a number of projects, including the replacement of the pavilion roof.

“As part of the Bendigo Bank family, Community Bank Canungra and District are in a unique and strong position to support community and to help with the medium to long term bushfire recovery.’ said Janine Rockliff, Chairperson, Canungra Community Bank. 

Janine thanked the Tamborine Lions for being the conduit enabling funding to reach the local community groups.

Canungra AH&I Society Fine Arts Steward, Kate Kinsela, said the grants have given the pavilion a new lease of life.

“We are looking forward to taking entries for the 2023 Canungra Show in August,” said Kate.

“Both Robyn Mahony and I are excited about the renovations and very grateful to Bendigo Bank and the GCBF for their contributions.”

Kate has added new classes to the Fine Arts program including  digital art, graffitti, indigenous art and recyclable art.

Programs will be available in the coming weeks, prior to Canungra Show day on 26 August.

Entries will be taken in the pavilion on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August, with judging completed Friday night.

Entries can be made online through the Society’s website canungrashowsociety.org or by filling in a printed entry form.

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