With the 2019 Canowindra International Hot Air Balloon Challenge in full swing, the national and international tourism spotlight is on Canowindra and Cabonne.
Again some of the world’s best pilots are taking part in the Challenge, one of the highlights of which will be the Cabonne Country Balloon Glow and night markets on Saturday night at Canowindra Showground.
Once again this year Cabonne Council has provided $20,000 to the Canowindra Challenge from its Events Assistance Program. It is the fifth year in succession that Cabonne Council has contributed this amount and over the past nine years we have put more than $140,000 into this event.
Investing this much ratepayers’ money is not something Council does lightly, but when you look at what the Challenge returns to the community, you can see it is a sound decision.
Each year this event injects more than $1.5 million into the Canowindra and Cabonne economies, attracting more than 11,500 visitors from all over Australia and overseas.
While the Anzac Day Campfire Cookout promises to be a great community event, there will be a more sombre mood earlier in the day tomorrow when Anzac Day is commemorated in Canowindra and villages across Cabonne.
Mayor of Cabonne Council