Mount Isa Community Events
The town of Mount Isa has been very busy recently, with the annual 5km Cancer Council Colour Run and the Mount Isa Rodeo bringing in large crowds from right across the North West region of Queensland.
The Mount Isa Rodeo returned again this year and our Mount Isa Branch had the honour of supplying one of our trucks to be used as a float in the parade in the spirit of this year’s theme “Showtime”. The Rodeo is the largest held in the southern hemisphere and attracts thousands of visitors from all over Australia and around the world, and offers a large monetary prize to attract the best competitors. The Rodeo runs over three days and finishes with the finals on Sunday.
The Colour Run was held out at Lake Moondarra and boasted crowds in excess of 1,000 people with plenty of locals showing up to raise money for breast cancer research.
Deb James, Administration Assistant, from the Mount Isa Branch took part in the Colour Run, raising money for a great cause and having a fantastic time. Well done Deb!
We supported “Paws, Hoofs and Claws”, a Mount Isa animal rescue and rehoming charity organisation run by a fantastic group of volunteers.
The float theme this year was a pun on ‘The Three Tenors’ and aptly named ‘The Three Terriers’. The floats’ dog face was created by Deb James, Administration Assistant in our Mount Isa office. Justin Anderson, our driver, and his wife Krystal drove the group through the parade and their two year old son Kayne had a wonderful time waving at the crowd as they drove through. The group managed to win the best comedy float and Paws, Hoofs and Claws collected $1,000 from Mount Isa Mines and Rotary to assist in rehoming lost or abandoned animals. Well done to our Mount Isa Branch for your participation in such a worthy cause!