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Once upon a time the June Long Weekend in Oz was all about ‘Cracker Night’, and in 2021 in Bombala, it will be again!

The Bombala Motorcycle Association is very excited to be presenting a big Fireworks Night on the Saturday, and it’s all about supporting the community.

“Ever since we had our fireworks display at the 2018 Bombala Bike Show we have maintained a great friendship with ACT Fireworks, and have been keen to do it again,” the BMA’s Alan Talbot said.

But the Fireworks Night has developed into something more than just a fun event for the community and its visitors.

When 14 year old Bombala girl, Charlie Campbell revealed that she was starting a Bravehearts fundraising campaign to help fellow young sexual abuse victims, the BMA jumped on board.

“Chaz’s story blew us out of the water, and we decided to get 100% behind her and dedicate our Fireworks Night to her campaign,” Alan said.

“We’d already wanted to do a community fireworks night, and this gave us a concrete reason to go ahead and turn it into a charity event as well.”

Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation working holistically to prevent child sexual assault and exploitation, and the charity was of course happy to partner with the BMA.

“This is purely donation based, and we already have donation boxes out there collecting money for Chaz’s campaign to help others,” Alan said.

The event itself will quite literally go off with a bang, with Gail of ACT Fireworks generously matching the BMA dollar for dollar when it comes to the actual fireworks display.

Apart from the spectacular sky show, there will also be live music and refreshments at the recreation ground adjacent to the Bombala caravan park where all of the action will be enjoyed alcohol free.

Popular local band Frock n’ Troll will keep everyone entertained while they wait for the sparks to fly, with an auction of school student drawings also planned, and a sausage sizzle to keep things rolling.

It’s not that often that we get a proper Cracker Night on the June Long Weekend these days, so get yourself to Bombala and make the most of it on June 12 - and toss a few coins into the donation boxes while you’re at it! 

  • Issue #78
    June 2021
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