Event Planning Commences for the 2021 Pingelly Country Collective!

Published on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at 11:00:00 AM

Pingelly residents and visitors can look forward to an action-packed long weekend this April at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, following the first event planning meeting for the inaugural 2021 Pingelly Country Collective!

The 2021 Pingelly Country Collective will feature the annual Pingelly Shears, alongside the first of many Sheep Dog Trials by the Esperance Districts Working Sheep Dog Club, an inaugural Country Chorus by Methodist Ladies’ College comprising a celebration of youth music-making workshops throughout the PRACC, as well as market stalls by the Pingelly    Primary School P&C to be held on the Pingelly Town Oval.

The Pingelly Shears look forward to being part of creating a ‘whole of family’ experience with additional value adds to meet the needs and interests of local residents and visitors.

Methodist Ladies’ College will be building on their recent engagement with students from Pingelly, Yealering, Wickepin, Wandering and Boddington by providing a series of free music making workshops for children and young people on the day, as well as providing a Country Chorus Concert featuring the MLC Symphony Orchestra and The Country Chorus participants which is expected to bring 160-170 students to the event.

The Esperance Districts Working Sheep Dog Club are feeling very welcome to host their pilot Sheep Dog Trial competition in Pingelly which is expected to bring a further 150 people to town across four days from Thursday to Sunday. The 2021 Pingelly Country Collective will be an opportunity for the community to witness the action firsthand and meet some of the committee members to learn more about the Sheep Dog Trials.

The activities taking place at the PRACC and Shears Shed will be linked by an activity corridor of market stalls and food courts on the Pingelly Town Oval comprising of local hospitality, arts and craft and entertainment organised by the Pingelly Primary School P&C. The Shire of Pingelly, PRACC and Pingelly Tourism Group also look forward to supporting the event to showcase the ‘wealth of the Wheatbelt’ to the community and visitors to the region.

Following the initial planning meeting on Friday, the groups involved now have a starting point to work from and will continue to collaborate over the next six weeks, while seeking out additional opportunities to engage other community groups and local businesses.

The community can remain updated about the event by following the rollout of announcements in the Pingelly Times over the coming weeks.

2021 Pingelly Country Collective Working Group Members: Ellen Smith, Sharon Oliveri, Chris Turton, Dave Lacey, Steve Wallace, Vicky Lacey, Merv Beard, Sam Kempton and Rheannon Turton; joined by Emma Sadler remotely.

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