COMING UP: Melissa Taylor and Peter Garske, at a QTA International Women’s Day breakfast, this year’s event will be held on March 9.
COMING UP: Melissa Taylor and Peter Garske, at a QTA International Women’s Day breakfast, this year’s event will be held on March 9. Carly Morrissey

Top truckin' things to do March-May

Grafton Truckie Memorial Day

Grafton Memorial Wall, Pacific Hwy, NSW

March 19

THIS year's memorial day will kick off at 1.30pm at the Memorial Wall on the Pacific Hwy, South Grafton. The Memorial Day guest speaker will be Owen Driscoll, from NTI Insurance. Federal Member Kevin Hogan, State Member Chris Gulaptis, the local council and a police spokesperon will also participate in the service.

All are welcome to attend the memorial ceremony and afternoon tea will be provided following the service.

Briony Rediger, promotional officer, phone 0418 463 307

 

QTA Women's Day Breakfast

St Lucia

March 9

THIS year's QTA International Women's Day Breakfast will be held in the Hillstone Grandview Room, St Lucia Golf Links.

Registration is from 7am and the event is set to start at 7.30am and run till 9.30am.

Taylor's Removals and Storage managing director Melissa Taylor the 2015 QTA Trucking Woman of the Year, is a guest speaker along with Bell Heavy Haulage's national transport manager Chloe Jenkings.

MC is Louise Perram-Fisk. Tickets are $45 each or $315 for a table of eight.

See http://www.qta.com.au or email admin@qta.com.au by March 1.

Penrith Working Truck ShowMuseum of Fire, Penrith, NSW

March 20

IN its 29th year, the annual Penrith Working Truck Show is putting on an exciting day of non-stop entertainment.

Adam Brand and the Outlaws will perform, as well as Amber Lawrence and the girls of Country, with concert sound and full stage.

There will be rides and unique exhibits, with major prizes and trophies for truck entries.

Adults cost $35, up to three children free with paying adult.

See http://www.pwts.com.au or phone 02 4731 3000

Casino Beef Week

Casino, NSW

May 21-31

THE countdown is on and with only 100 days to go, the excitement for Casino's annual Beef Week Festival is building.

From May 21 to 31, Casino will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of all things Beef Week, and the Around the World theme is sure to have the town dressed to impress, celebrating the diversity of countries, people, places and things the world has to offer.

The preliminary festival program is now being drafted with even more on offer during the 2016 event than ever before.

Family favourites will be back and there are new events scheduled that are sure to please the crowds.

Community support of Casino's flagship festival is strong and sponsorship invitations are being sent out this month.

More info http://www.casinobeefweek.com.au.

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Truck tech professionals take out top awards

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