Isa Rodeo season kicks off with gala ball

Mount Isa Rodeo ball raises $17,600 for domestic violence

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Some of the attendees at the Isa Rodeo Ball on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

Some of the attendees at the Isa Rodeo Ball on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

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The biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere is set to start on Thursday.

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Mount Isa Mines Rodeo CEO Natalie Flecker said preparations are well underway to start the event on Thursday, despite COVID-19 concerns around Queensland.

On Saturday night the annual Rodeo Ball was held, with the sell-out event putting on a great outback show, raising $17,600 for the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service.

With the Mount Isa City Council's decisionto cancel Wednesday's Street Parade, Ms Flecker reassured locals and visitors to Mount Isa that this year's event will be delivered under a managed Covid Safe Event Plan approved by Queensland Health and the State Government.

"It's a challenging time for events across the country, but the Isa Rodeo Executive Team and Board have worked tirelessly to ensure not only with this year be another iconic event in the red dirt arena, but one that is a leader in covid safe event practices," Ms Flecker said.

"We have worked hard to ensure that we will create a safe but fun environment for all our visitors, staff, judges and competitors."

Ms Flecker said tickets were still on sale for the rodeo and accommodation was available.

"The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is Mount Isa's only major event and is an important community fundraising platform," she said.

"The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is expected to inject more than $10 million into the local economy. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Buchanan Park from Thursday to Sunday, August 12 to 15."

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