Thursday, 21 June 2012
1 MORE SLEEP....
Registration kicks off from 9:30am for paddlers to take part in the stunt that will see participants take to the water in mass to protest against whaling. The event falls just weeks before the annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting that will decide on quotas for whaling communities for the upcoming hunting season. Paddle Out for Whales is a stunt that coincides with the International Fund for Animal Welfare's 'National Whale Day' event which this year saw 80 communities around the nation host events like Paddle Out for Whales. The day aims to send an important message to the IWC that Australians do not support whaling. Hervey Bay's event remains one of the organisation's largest of the National Whale Day events.
For interested media, a media call will take place at 10:30am on the beach in front of Enzo's on the Beach in Hervey Bay with the event's ambassadors- Bob Irwin and champion Ironwoman Hayley Bateup. An opportunity to interview Bob and Hayley about their involvement in the event will be available to you at this time.
Everything taken to run the event has been a donated service or performance in support of the Bay's whales. We have performers and guest speakers coming from right across the state to take part.
Come along and give whales a voice and join in this great cause.