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State MP Jann Stuckey to raise a giant flag to mark the start of Expo

'The giant Expo flag marks the opening of the Gold Coast International Marine Expo'    Stephen Milne    Click Here to view large photo

State MP Jann Stuckey will officially raise the Expo’s massive six metre by five metre flag to mark the official opening of the second annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo at a special opening ceremony on November 2nd.

The officially ceremony will begin at 10.30am with a drum routine performed by the St Stephen’s College drum band as guests and dignitaries gather in the marquee for the official proceedings.

Gold Coast International Marine Expo president Stephen Milne and vice president Dean Leigh-Smith will begin the proceedings by officially welcoming Ms Stuckey to the Expo. After Ms Stuckey’s address, the St Stephen’s drum band and naval cadets will lead the dignitaries and guests in a march procession to the nearby flagpole where Ms Stuckey will raise the giant Expo flag and declare the second annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo open.

The Gold Coast Marine Expo was easily accessible by helicopter, car, bus or train and there was plenty of free parking -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

What: Official opening of the 2012 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
When: Friday, November 2 from 10:15am

10:30am – Assembly on stage at the main Expo event arena for the formal welcome of the Minister followed by a speech from Ms Stuckey to formally announce the Expo is open, and a performance by the St Stephen’s drum line band and march procession by the Navel cadets.

11am – The official flag raising event to mark the opening of the Expo.

Where: Main stage at the Expo event arena - Gold Coast City Marina, Waterway Drive entrance

Photo Opportunity: Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, will officially open the 2012 Gold Coast International Marine Expo with the symbolic flag raising ceremony.

March procession by the Navel cadets while the St Stephen’s College drum line band performs two drum routines.

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo will be held on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 9am to 5pm with free entry and free parking. To find out more visit the Gold Coast Marine Expo website.

by Stephen Milne


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