Instead of being held in March the Deniliquin Matchmakers Festival will be held in spring this year.CASS SAVELLIS January 16, 2014 4:50am
The Deniliquin Matchmakers Festival will be a spring event this year.
Usually held in March, the Deniliquin Business Chamber said a later date may assist in boosting numbers.
Chamber executive officer Lisa Berges said the change of date puts Matchmakers in line with other events in town.
With unconfirmed plans to hold the event on October 18 and 19, it will coincide with the Deniliquin Caulfield Cup Day race meet.
‘‘We found with the Blues & Roots Festival also in March (two weeks after Matchmakers, in 2013) that it was too much of a clash,’’ Mrs Berges said.
‘‘Now we are working with other community organisations in town to secure a timetable that results in lots of fun activities and events.
‘‘We’ve had initial discussions with the Deni Racing Club about aligning Matchmakers with the races.
‘‘Working with feedback from previous event goers, we found they wanted more activities and that we need more men to participate.
‘‘The races would provide not only a fabulous opportunity for single women and men to meet, but also to enjoy a great day out.’’
Deniliquin Mayor Lindsay Renwick said he welcomed the change, saying it should be a success.
‘‘I think it’s a very smart idea,’’ he said.
‘‘The weather is good in October, and post Deniliquin Ute Muster people are in party time mode.
‘‘Spring is also the season of love.’’
The Matchmakers Festival was created by the Deniliquin Business Chamber, with the inaugural event held in 2011.
It is a singles weekend designed to assist people in finding love, and fall in love with Deniliquin.
The weekend offers a host of activities around town including speed-dating, river cruises, beach cricket and the highly anticipated annual gala ball.
The event attracted 250 singles looking for love in 2011, 150 in 2012 and about 150 in 2013.
More details about the 2014 event will be released in coming months. For more information, contact the Deniliquin Business Chamber on 5881
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