Community Wellbeing Program Paddle Boarding Day A Success

A beautiful day as the community learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard Photo: Shoal Bay SUP
A beautiful day as the community learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard Photo: Shoal Bay SUP

The Community Wellbeing Program’s Paddle Boarding Family Fun Day was a great success.

The program, created to help those families affected by the Williamtown Contamination Saga de-stress planned their first family fun day on 9 October.

Taking place at Shoal Bay Beach, the day was sponsored by Shoal Bay Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and the Medowie Lion’s Cub.

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Almost 100 people were in attendance, with the Medowie Lion’s having to cook up an extra 6kgs of sausages to feed hungry hoards.

Julie Bailey, the Community Well Being Program’s events planner told News of The Area, “Shoal Bay SUP did an awesome job with over forty people paddle boarding and just as many again happy watching and giggling.”

“Thank you to the wonderful team from the Lion’s Club of Medowie for helping us with our event: they catered for 100 people and made it look so easy,” she said.

Beach games also took place, including frisbee, soccer and a giant tug of war.

Local resident Rob Roseworne commented, “This is just what the community needed at this time – We’re sick of all the bad news so a day free of stress was excellent.”

This was one of the first family fun days planned by the community to help those affected by the contamination de-stress.

By Simone JOHNSON

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