The sixth-annual Whaletime Playtime Festival at Warland Reserve and the season city lauch events were another huge success, so let’s welcome the whales.
The Victor Harbor Council, and the SA Whale Centre did a superb job in organising and presenting both events that were certainly a big hit with the children – despite the weather being unkind at the SA Museum last Friday.
Among the features at Sunday’s festival was the very popular and creative Camp Quality Puppet Show presented by Shannon Mackowski and Elleni Karagiannidis.
Their entertaining show, which is embarking on another state-wide tour to spread the message of support for kids with cancer through the brilliant McDonald’s program, captured the attention of children and the hearts of adults. Well done Shannon and Elleni.
The city launch achieved its aims with good attendances from schools, and great coverage through the media promoting the fact whales were here, which of course benefits the community by helping local businesses.
Community service organisations also attended the festivsl, and with concerts, exhibitions and rides for the children there was a great family atmosphere. There was one entry fee to cover all costs, which was welcomed by parents who knew exactly how much they would spend.
The event also included free entry to the SA Whale Centre, further adding marvellous promotion for Victor Harbor.
Overall, the whale season launch and the Playtime festival went extremely well, but ofc course, there’s no real show without the whales.