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5 February, 2021

Sports expo now live on Mackay Regional Counil website

Making the transition to the digital space, anyone in Mackay can access this year’s Online Sports Expo and Sign-on from the comfort of their own home.

By Andrew Sorensen

The 2021 Online Sports Expo and Sign-on is live on council’s website during February. This screenshot from promotion for the event shows Mackay Gymnastics doing a routine for Active Zone videos which have been uploaded to the webpage. Photo: Contributed

Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson said COVID-19 restrictions meant a physical expo was unable to be held in 2021.

A decision was made to put together a virtual event online on the Council's website for the month of February.

The online site includes the Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Heat Active Zones, along with videos of eight demonstrations.

“Our active zones are a popular feature of the sports expo and sign-on each year,” Cr Williamson said.

“So we decided to replicate them in a virtual format.

“We invited sports and recreation groups to do short demonstrations at the MECC that we recorded and those videos have been uploaded to the website.”

Registered clubs and groups with booths were encouraged to stage come-and-try days throughout the month.

The site include a calendar with detail of more than 30 come-and-try and sign-on days throughout the region that people can attend.

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