Media Alert Ekka 2009

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31st July 2009, 04:15pm - Views: 1079


Ekka Media Opportunities: 

Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 4 August

The gates may open next Thursday, but already there is plenty of action at the

RNA Showgrounds in the lead up to Ekka 2009.

Saturday 1 August:  CAKES & JAM

From 9am:

Judging of Decorated Cakes, Preserves and Jams. Location:

The Coffee Club Auditorium Building

Sunday 2 August: THE FIRST BEER of SHOW


Chief Executive Jonathan Tunny will pull the first beer at

Cattleman’s Bar for the cattle owners who have now arrived

from the bush. More than 1,200 head of cattle are already on

the grounds. Location: Cattleman’s Bar

Monday 3 August – KIDS & CATTLE


Cattle judging kicks off on Monday with the first competition –

The Junior Paraders Comp. Hundreds of school children will

be judged on their ability to lead their cow around the ring.

A fun dress-up cow competition will follow

Tuesday 4 August




Royal Children’s Hospital patients pre-Ekka visit. Every year

the RNA, entertainers, sponsors and exhibitors provide their

time and produce free of charge for children from the RBCH to

experience a taste of the Show before the gates open to the

public. Location: Animal Nursery, Animal Boulevard

12 noon

Launch of the 2010 Firefighters calendar. Dale Sorrenson,

Firefighter and Mr December will be striking a blow on the

Ekka High Striker to fund research to work wonders for kids

battling burns injuries. Location: At the High Striker,

Sideshow alley, next to the chairlift terminal.

Media Contact: Andrea Sackson – 0414 672 318

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