Committee Announcement  |  Monday 16th April 2020

We’ve made a decision.⠀

It probably won’t be a popular one, but we feel it is the right one for our community. ⠀

The Goondiwindi Picnic Races will not be proceeding on Saturday 4th April 2020.⠀

As a Committee, we have a duty of care to our community and feel it is important to do our bit to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus in Australia. ⠀

Here’s some important information you need to know:⠀

If you’ve purchased tickets online, we’ll be organising refunds in the next fortnight. ⠀

If you’ve booked an entertainment package, our entertainment coordinators will be in touch with you directly. ⠀

To our generous sponsors, we’ll be in touch to discuss how we move forward. ⠀

To our vendors, we’ll be in touch with you shortly to organise next steps. ⠀

Our committee [made up solely of volunteers] is working through the necessary arrangements given the change of circumstance. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the logistics and steps we need to take given this decision. ⠀

We just want to say that we’re really proud of our race day, and all it entails. This decision wasn’t one that was made lightly. The benefits extend in our community far beyond the event itself. However, in the current climate of Covid-19, we know this is the right decision. ⠀

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate all those around the world who are on the front line working to contain the Coronavirus. ⠀

We’ll be posting updates in the coming weeks to keep you up to date as we progress through the next steps. ⠀

We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused, and appreciate your understanding and patience as we endeavour to support the best possible outcome for all involved.⠀


The Goondiwindi Picnic Races Committee


Goondiwindi Picnic Races




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