Green light for Bourke Show


2021 Bourke P&A Association executive members - Publicity Officer Emily Bowden, Vice President Ben Ritchie, President Grace Ridge, Ring Master Shane Smith and Assistant Secretary Prue Ritchie at the newly installed water tank at Renshaw Oval. Photo TWH


Following the NSW Government giving the green light for country shows to resume next year, the Bourke P&A Association Committee is preparing for the 2021 show.

Releasing the details, Deputy Premier John Barilaro said that work was underway to ensure COVID safe measures were in place to allow up to 5,000 people to attend shows in 2021.

“This is really exciting news for regional communities because country shows play a vital role in promoting agriculture and injecting money into local economies.

“Country shows are a highlight of the rural calendar, they boost business and are an opportunity for farmers to showcase their produce and livestock,” Mr Barilaro said.

Members of the Bourke P&A Association are excited by the news and are looking forward to getting underway again.

There is also a buzz in the air under the leadership of Grace Ridge, the youngest, and first ever female president of the association.

Grace says she wasn’t aware that she was the youngest, or the first female president, but she’s very excited about the year ahead.

“I don’t have kids yet, so I feel like I’ve got room in my life to take on the responsibility and role of president, and I’ve also got a fantastic support group.


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