Saturday June 3rd
Screening of A Plastic Ocean
“What starts off as an adventure to film the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, leads to the shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean". The Conversation Mar 27 2017
Sunday June 4
From 7am to 3pm
A day of fun family activities and displays with art music and science.
The fun starts with the Mission Beach village markets and continues until 3pm
WEAR CASSOWARY COLOURS
Festival opens with the Rotary village market. Extra stalls will be set up toward the beach where there will be displays and information from groups or individuals working with the natural environment, particularly wildlife. They will be sharing knowledge about the work they do. The focus is on ecologically sustainable wildlife tourism and/or wildlife protection.
Community Open Mic” The public is invited to join the stage for a performance of their choice. It might be their best cassowary imitation or sound or dance or poem or song....whatever!
All Stalls and marquees set up. No further vehicle access to park
Stripey's Tent Activities for projects that will be finished for the kids to join the parade as it enters the park at 10am.
Drumming of Cassowaries Parade enters park. Low music accompanying drums.
MC Acknowledgements, politicians, introductions.
10.45am - 1pm
MC. object of festival introduce Mission Beach-naturally, bring attention to all the activities thank sponsors etc..
Music. Music by Paul Brennan, Amanda Kay.
Jan Streater and friends. blues/folk/roots including No Worries Cassowaries song written by Ian Ross Williams.
MC. Change over. Between 12 - 1pm any village market stall holders who wish to can leave the park and others may set up.
Flying Cassowary . lands on beach and walks through park
MC. Thank You Ceremony. A time to thank those who have made a significant contribution to cassowary or wildlife protection within their professional capacity . Videos played on TV screen with amplification from Peter Garrett, Gregory Andrews, QTFN Bob Irwin, Mark Bailey
Graham Lauridsen. Recipient of CCRC Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award. Talk about cassowary management.
MC. John Brown and Trevor Proud. Acoustic guitar and song.
Announcement winner of silent auction Trevor Proud original paintings painting.
Amanda Kay singing her Cassowary song composed throughout out the day with input from festival goers.
MC. Thank you, goodbyes and Grand finale. Drumming of Cassowaries parade around park and exit.
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