Thursday, January 5, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
This Australia Day the Whitsunday Sportspark will be transformed into a giant family-friendly slime fest and the whole community is invited to come together to get wet, messy, and of course slimed!
A series of fun obstacle courses will challenge participants, an inflatable waterslide will excite and lots of happy volunteers armed with spaying slime will add to the exhilaration of the day.
Make sure you wear some clothes you don’t mind getting ‘slimed’ and bring with you some water, a towel and some sunscreen.
Attendees can complete the course as many times as they want and are able to compete with teams or family members.
The cost is $5 per person or $25 for teams or families.
All proceeds go directly back into local projects that directly help disadvantaged youth.
The day begins with registration at 9.30am and the Slime Fest will start around 10am.
Before this, there will be a Welcome To Country and Smoking Ceremony officiated by the local Indigenous people.
Organiser and Youth Space Coordinator, Renee Buckley, said this was an important part of the day.
“We are all part of the same family, and we share the same story,” she said.
“Australia Day is a time to ‘Respect and Reflect’ and it was important we included everyone in the community.”
There will be a sausage sizzle and lamingtons on the day and refreshments for sale.
Renee is also hoping to confirm some local live entertainment in the coming weeks.
“We are very excited to put this together and do something a little different,” she said.
“The kids love water fights, and they love slime so we thought – what better way to celebrate Australia Day than this!”
The event has been organised by Proserpine Youth Space and was made possible by a grant from the National Australia Day Council.
WHAT: Whitsunday Slimefest
WHEN: Thursday, January 26
WHERE: Whitsunday Sportspark