The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Limited (CMCA) is the largest recreational vehicle (RV) club in the southern hemisphere with over 66,000 members and they are coming to Canberra to celebrate their 31st National Rally to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) from 8 to 14 October 2016.
“An anticipated 1,000+ recreational vehicles will descend upon Canberra for this week long event and will contribute millions of dollars to the area’s economy during their stay. It is likely that there will be something in the vicinity of $100,000,000 in recreational vehicles on site,” Canberra Rally Manager, Cathy Lee, said.
Apart from the delights of Canberra there’s a full range of rally events planned including; seminars on just about anything, from travelling with pets, learning how to use the latest gadgets and technology, to RV preventative maintenance for the DIY handyperson. For the talented and artistic, there’s a craft barn, ladies shed and men’s’ shed where Members join with others to learn or teach new skills. For the budding photographer, there’s a photographic competition or for the poetry enthusiast, there is a Poets Breakfast each morning.
“The CMCA Master Chef will be there whipping up something fabulous in one of his cooking demonstrations or there’s the trade exhibition hall where Members will discover the latest and greatest new vehicles and bits and bobs,” Cathy outlined.
There will be a multitude of food and coffee vendors on site to satisfy the requirements of these 2,000 grey nomads.
There will also be excellent nightly entertainment, which includes a variety of talent including some Canberra’s best along with some local children’s groups. The theme for the Rally Ball is Floriade, Members will dress up and dance the night away or just sit back, relax and listen to some fantastic music.
“But the highlight of the rally for many will be catching up with friends, both new and old and meeting some locals,” Cathy stated.
If you’d like to see what it’s all about, the general public are invited to attend the CMCA Rally Open Day to be held on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 8am till 2pm. Entry will be by gold coin donation and all proceeds of the day will go to our local designated charity, Snowy Hydro Southcare.
“Members will take some time out from the busy rally schedule to explore Canberra’s attractions and many will enjoy an extended stay in the region, exploring the attractions the area has to offer,” Cathy concluded.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to promote your business to this lucrative market. If you’d like to be involved or would like more information, contact Cathy Lee, Canberra rally manager on 0417 687 794 or [email protected]
The CMCA would like to thank the many local businesses for their support including the Tradies Group, Barlens Hire, Beyond Bank, Switched on Cycles, Peter Funnell Entertainment, O’Brien Smash Repairs, National Zoo and Aquarium, Cockington Green and Hire a Guide.