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Operation Rudolph 15 December 2007

15 Dec

Operation Rudolph 15 December 2007

Operation Rudolph and Palm Cove Christmas Carnival

15 December 2007

Operation Rudolph is a joint operation being undertaken by Far North Region based Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES and the general community. The proceeds of this activity will be given to the Cairns Base Hospital for use in the Oncology Department.

Operation Rudolph will be a massive convoy of emergency vehicles, estimates at this are that it will be a minimum of 40 vehicles including a pink Cadillac convertible for Santa's helpers, 2 black and White Sheriffs vehicles, and one massive Fire Service appliance that will dwarf all other vehicles on the road. This event starts at around 2:30pm at Cairns Base Hospital and the Palm Cove Christmas Festival kicks off at 5:30pm that same evening. The Convoy itself will weave from the centre of Cairns and some 5 hours later arrive at the Christmas Festival at the world renowned Palm Cove. Santa will be escorted on his journey, under lights and sirens, and he will be stopping along the way to hand out lollies, drinks etc to children.

The event will be receiving News coverage and advertising in the lead up to the event stating where and when you will be able to greet the convoy and what Events are occurring at the Palm Cove Christmas Festival.

The crew from Easy Listening 846 have already offered to donate their time for this event and they will be live for the duration of the convoy. As well advertising, promoting the event will be run jointly on Easy Listing 846 and 4CAFM. The Cairns Post has agreed to run a map outlining the convoy route and details as well as various stories to support this event.

The plan is to have the full convoy form up at 2:30pm and begin the merriment and fundraising no later than 2:45pm with around 21 stops between the Hospital and Palm Cove.

This year's Palm Cove Christmas carnival is brought to you by Bright Black AV and Cairns Conference Specialists two local companies who have worked and dedicated their time to the marketing of Palm Cove over a number of years. Colleen Were and Liam Elliston worked together to bring to the general public of Cairns the Palm Cove Fiesta in 2005, after the success of such a fantastic event when the opportunity was presented to them to donate our time to bring a close to Operation Rudolph on Saturday 15th December with a Carnival in Palm Cove they were keen to assist. This is the first year that the Operation Rudolph will end with a carnival style atmosphere in Palm Cove from 5.30pm until 9.30pm and it will be a fantastic family event with food stalls, market stalls, entertainment including the band Kick Start, street theatre sponsored by Indigo & Oceans Edge and even a pre-performance by the Palm Cove Carolers, sponsored by Tourism Palm Cove who wander through the Esplanade on Christmas Eve singing Christmas Carols to the diners in the beachfront Restaurants. There will also static display of the emergency vehicles on completion on Operation Rudolph at 8pm and a car show display throughout the evening supported by Auto Barn and Cars of Cairns, there is a chance that there may be a top classic car that has never been showed in Queensland before on display for this fund raising event. The event is a alcohol free event and there will be plenty for the family to do leading up to the arrival of the all important Parade of Lights "Operation Rudolph".

The two companies bringing this event to you

Bright Black AV

Bright Black AV is under the direction of Liam Elliston who has been staging events and producing spectacular audiovisual displays across the region and the world for the past 20 years. Audio visual rental, technical event design, and conference graphic design, combined with the latest equipment and a dedication to personalised service are just a few of the many attributes Bright Black AV has to offer to the conference and events industry. "We're really excited about being able to develop unique and cost effective events for people right here in Cairns. Bright Black AV has the technical expertise that can make any event come alive."" Liam it very proud to be a part of this important fund raising event.

Cairns Conference Specialists

Cairns Conference Specialists is headed up by Colleen Were who has spent the last 19 years in the tourism and travel industry. In addition to this Colleen has held the position of Sales & Marketing, Treasurer and Secretary for Tourism Palm Cove since 2002. Colleen has also been instrumental in the organization and success of Palm Cove Fiesta since 2002 and the Australia Day Breakfasts at Palm Cove since 2005.

Colleen says "Our company policy is to ensure clients receive and experience the highest level of service, and detailed information in connection with conference and events to enable them to make an unbiased and well informed decision on which venue best suits their needs and requirements. This combined with our follow up service ensures the client returns to the Conferences, incentives & Palm Cove Accommodation specialists again and again to use our hassle free professional venue finding service to save both your valuable time and your company's money".

Palm Cove Sponsors

Oceans Edge and Indigo Development

A joint venture between Indigo and Macquarie Bank, Oceans Edge is a residential resort community located on the northern end of the "ocean's edge" at Palm Cove. Now being developed, it will feature luxurious architect designed homes, villas and apartments complemented by extensive resort Facilities, lagoon pools, boardwalks and landscaped parks.

A special feature for the public is the Oceans Edge elevated boardwalk which weaves through the mangroves and forest from Oceans Edge and the Novotel Rockford Resort, down to the Palm Cove Jetty and beach front. This superb timber boardwalk is well lit at night.

This is a true community event and the organisers would very much like your support.

Thank you for your interest in Operation Rudolph 2007.

For further details please feel free to contact

  • Sheriff Dales Whyte on 0411 600 707
  • Colleen Were from Conferences, Incentives & Accommodation Specialists on 0438 576 079
  • Liam Elliston from Bright Black AV on 0438 587 875
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