Mackay Sugar Sponsor


Port Douglas, March 17, 2014 –- One of Australia’s favourites festivals, Port Douglas Carnivale, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style with Mackay Sugar signing on as one of its main sponsors for the forthcoming celebration.

Announcing the new sponsorship arrangement, Port Douglas Carnivale general manager Roy Weavers said he was delighted that Mackay Sugar had agreed to support the event.

“This is one of the most significant partnerships ever announced for the festival and reflects its growth. We are now finalising the details of our 20th year celebrations, which are sure to offer something for everyone,” he said.

Mackay Sugar communications manager Lorelei van Dalen said Mackay Sugar was extremely proud to be partnering with Carnivale given its importance to the regional economy and its national and international reputation.

“This partnership highlights our commitment to supporting the growth of the Douglas region and our desire to be an active participant in the cultural activities that celebrate and promote the region’s amazing assets,” she said.

The 2014 program will prove that Port Douglas is the place to be during Carnivale, not only for food lovers but also those seeking the sunshine of Tropical North Queensland.

Highlights on the event program include The Sheraton Mirage Longest Lunch, Food, Wine & A Taste of Port, Palates of Port, Taste Port Douglas and the Seafood Extravaganza.

For the family, the annual beach day celebration is also a hit along with the Macrossan Street Parade, which kicks off the whole festival.

Marking Carnivale’s 20th Anniversary will be a special gala dinner on April 5, when the new Miss Port Douglas Carnivale Ambassador will be crowned.

Tickets are $99 and include a three course meal with matched wines at the stunning Rasa Restaurant & Bar at Niramaya Villas & Spa.

Publicity: Tanya Snelling, Media Manager Tel: 0417 202 663