Canowindra was buzzing on Saturday, with the Recreational Vehicles Fellowship of Rotarians of Victoria (RVFRV) visiting the town as part of the “Cowra ‘Breakaway’ Muster”. The group of 60 recreational vehicle enthusiasts assembled at the Age of Fishes Museum before spending a day admiring our beautiful district.
Cafes, shops and various points of interest around town were bustling with activity. The group started their morning with a detailed and informative presentation from Bruce Loomes at the Age of Fishes Museum, followed by a tour of the Museum. The group then wandered down Gaskill Street to browse and enjoy lunch at any of our local dining venues.
The RVFRV is made up of Rotarian groups and their partners from all over Victoria, including people from Geelong, Gippsland, Hall’s Gap and Ballarat. There is in excess of 100 people taking part in the organisation and 60 people joined this muster. “We have about three musters per year,” said John Artz, the group’s President, “we travel to different parts of Victoria and over the border to a point.”
“It’s great,” John said, “if you can come back to a town more than once you will see something you’ve never seen before. You leave behind a few dollars in every town you go to.”
The Age of Fishes Museum actively campaigns to bring visitors to the town in order to help boost tourism and increase business across the town. The Museum sent out 500 letters in December to schools, caravan and car clubs to name a few, inviting them to come to the area and experience what the town has to offer. The groups who accept the invitation are provided with an itinerary detailing all the local shops, what is available, places to go and things to do. “It’s good for the whole district when these kinds of groups visit,” a representative from Age of Fishes Museum said.