Whilst Sunday started cloudy, once #RACQ #CapRescue touched down in the Gladstone Marina Parklands, the sun shone almost as bright as the smiles on the faces of young and old.
It was the start of the RACQ CapRescue Gladstone Community Open day, thanks to Australia Pacific LNG downstream operator ConocoPhillips.
Sophie Ovenden, Community Relations Advisor for ConocoPhillips, deemed the day a success.
“It was a great day, with an amazing community and services turnout,” said Ms Ovenden.
There were budding helicopter pilots, firemen, police officers and future rescue personnel asking questions and taking the opportunity to talk to those living their dream.
RACQ CapRescue Communications and Engagement officer Kim Moss said all enjoyed this fun, energetic and educational day.
“There were hundreds of visitors having a great time, but also they were reminded of the vital work the Emergency Services do in our region,” she said.
Whilst the emergency service crews were all here to help; there was some rivalry with sirens and other activities used to draw more of the crowd on the day.
RACQ CapRescue volunteer Sue Neaton said the mascots were a huge hit, and there was healthy competition between the displays – with bubbly fun to top it off!
“Of course, the helicopter was a big hit. However, the bubbles kept big kids and little kids entertained for ages,” said Sue.
RACQ CapRescue would like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers, exhibitors and ConocoPhillips for sponsoring the event and look forward to a bigger and better 2023.
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