Open day is fun for all

WHITSUNDAY families flocked to the PCYC on Saturday for a hugely successful open day.

There were about 300 people through the doors over the course of the morning with all the displays attracting attention.

The Zumba dance party proved a big hit for a broad demographic.

Not only did the kids love it but mums and even Blazer, the QFRS mascot found their groove.

Undoubtedly though, the highlight of the morning was the Beachworx fashion parade, with the local kids shining on the catwalk.

Beachworx manager Louise Norris co-ordinated the parade and said everyone involved had enjoyed it immensely.

“They were all local school kids and they had a lot of fun,” she said.

“There were many rehearsals leading up to today and everyone added their own flavour to their routine.”

As well as the fashion parade there was also a gymnastics display, a Tai Kwon Do display, a judo demonstration, performances from singing groups and the Sk8 Penguin skate competition.

Whitsunday PCYC activities officer Kylie Smith said the skate comp had been a big hit.

“The skate comp went off with local skaters, bikers and scooter riders hitting the jumps hard and showing their skill,” she said.

“Prizes were awarded to all sections and everyone involved should be very proud of the outcome.”

The little tikes were also entertained with face painting, biscuit decorating, rides on ‘Lil Squirt' – the QFRS model truck, art/craft and a free sausage sizzle.

No one was left without something to do and the work done on the day by the extra helpers was not lost on PCYC staff.

“Thanks so much to all our volunteers who work so tirelessly to make our open days so successful,” Ms Smith said.

the Whitsunday PCYC has activities all year round for people of all ages.

For information on any of the PCYC activities phone 4948 1144 or visit

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