Promoting Burra in Rundle Mall

 

Last Friday, August 12, a group of members of the Burra Regional Tourism and Business Association (BRTBA) set up camp in Rundle Mall near the Myer Centre.

Thanks to staff and volunteers from the Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre we had 500 ‘showbags’ of information about Burra and the events that are held here.

It was a huge task to put those together and we really appreciate the support.

We talked to lots of people, many of whom have very fond memories of Burra, some of whom had heard of Burra but never been here and others who had never heard of us.

So we had plenty to talk about as the bags included promotional material for the Burra Show, the Country Music Festival, the Open Gardens weekend and the Vintage and Antique Fair.

We talked about cafes and restaurants, art galleries and restored buildings, beautiful natural environment, gardens and the Picnic Races. We talked about our history, the work done by the National Trust and Council and our pastoral and farming endeavours.

We were also able to explain the benefits of living here and at least one person went to a real estate website to follow up on a property for sale.

This kind of promotion is aimed at increasing visitor numbers so that our businesses remain viable and that residents can continue to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle that we do at present.

Thank you to a number of people who donated goods to help on the day (Ari for the mannequin, Town Hall committee for costumes, Art Gallery for the easel, National Trust for some artefacts, Bob and Jill Perry for the gazebo and Meredith Satchell for a wedding dress.)

A great effort from those in attendance on the day – Jenny Turner, Pip and Peter Edson, Helen Carmody, Francis Walling, Putu Suta, Wayne Tomsen, Julie Gabe and Sue Ryan.

 

Pictured are Pip Edson, Francis Walling and Wayne Tomsen: photo Putu Suta).

Pictured are Pip Edson, Francis Walling and Wayne Tomsen distributing Burra ‘Show Bags’ in Rundle Mall last Friday, August 12 – photo Putu Suta).

 

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