Letters to the editor

Race: Port Broughton's Duck Race in action. Photo: Trischa Nurk.
Race: Port Broughton's Duck Race in action. Photo: Trischa Nurk.

Changing of the guard

I was saddened to hear, last week, that Allan Aughey would no longer be our Mayor.

Allan has amply represented our region and led our council during his term, and never ceasing to surprise us.  

He is a flamboyant, and strong character who has led us through some difficult times.

He has demonstrated to us that you do not have to be an arrogant, self-centered, two faced SOB, to be a strong leader; a characteristic, many of our politicians would do well to emulate.

He is a good example of what it means to be an Australian. Not to take ourselves too seriously, to focus on the task at hand, but also take the time to have some fun along the way, appreciating that you need to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

To lead by example, with empathy, and “firm but fair” leadership style.I wish Allan all the best, and do not lose contact with the many friends you have made in our region. I also congratulate Wayne Thomas in his new role; he will, no doubt, bring his own dimension to the position.

We look forward to working with Wayne in our various capacities.

Grant Hovey, Rhynie Improvement Scheme.

Rubber duck race results

Port Broughton’s Race Day on the Bay. What a brilliant day Sunday of the  October Long Weekend turned out to be.

Visitors and locals came down to the foreshore and took part in the games and barbecue lunch, purchased their ducks and watched a perfect race as the little yellow ducks made their way under the jetty.

The first 10 ducks separated from the flock with a lightening breeze as they all headed for the shore without incident. The first time in the history of the event, the ducks actually behaved.

The winning duck owners were :-

1st. Duck  333 — Cathy Long, Fisherman Bay; 2nd.duck 361—Ethen Doughty, Wallaroo; 3rd. Duck 212— Koby Ward, Port Broughton; 4th. Duck 15—  Riley Mcdonald, Evaston; 5th. Duck 75— Bryce Scarman, Reynella West; 6th. Duck 442— Da Maynard, Fisherman Bay; 7th Duck 348— George Blair– Nicholas, Fisherman Bay; 8th. Duck 344—Adam Jenkin, Port Broughton; 9th. Duck 4—Simon Forth, Vista; 10th. Duck 128—Amanda Maynard, Port Broughton.

Winner—  Fashion Parade Ducks: 

Kids Assisted: Max Irvin

Kids: Indy Irvin

Adult: Jessica Irvine

Winner—Little Duck Hunt: Chelsea Woodley

Our next event is January 26, 2019  Night Time Rubber Duck Race

Tricsha Nurk

Secretary/Treasurer Pt Broughton Sailing and Boat Club Inc

New exhibitions at Burra

The launch of Glenys Christopher's new exhibition "Miscellany" will take place at the same time as "Art of the Flower and Garden" at 5.30pm Saturday October 13.

The works are a collection of old and new in pastel and watercolour of various subjects.

Glenys said they are a mixed assortment, some wildly colourful and others more somber in hue.

Glenys is a force for art in Burra, opening her studio to the public at weekends, holding monthly classes, and recently donating paintings by women artists of the region, collected over recent years.

She is an inspirational member, and for many years president, of Burra Art Society. Her five-yearly exhibitions in Burra Gallery show the extent of her experimentation with subject matter and technique, and her lightness of touch and humour.

Glenys has contributed to BRAG exhibitions throughout the gallery's existence, and from early days has played an integral part in its success.

The exhibitions are open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1-4pm, ending Sunday, November 18.

Lis Jones Ingman, BRAG Exhibitions