Celebrate the region's best and brightest in training at the 2023 North Coast regional final.

Join us at our awards ceremony as we announce the regional winners who will represent the region at the state final in September.

Event details

Friday 28 July 2023

Starts in

The Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra

Cocktail, lounge suit

Ticket sales opening 12 June 2023 – link coming soon

Jo-Ann Bass (regional coordinator)
Phone: 0436 676 670
Email: jo-ann.bass@desbt.qld.gov.au

Master of Ceremonies

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons' TV career began with an ad in the paper, 'WANTED: TV presenter, Gold Coast lifestyle show - must be presentable, have good communication skills and ability to remember lines'. Unsure how many of those attributes he actually possessed, Chris drove down the highway and into a career that has become his absolute passion. A career that has seen him present and produce numerous episodes of popular travel shows Queensland Weekender, The Great South East and Creek to Coast.

In his travels, there is barely a rock unturned and place he hasn't discovered in this great state. And he has also had the opportunity to host numerous events and functions around Queensland including the Queensland Tourism Awards, the Tourism and Events Development Conference, the Southern Queensland Country Tourism Industry Conference as well as many sporting events and festivals around the state. While Chris can regularly be seen on Queensland Weekender and hosting Gold Lotto each week, he is also the Ambassador for Bareboating in the Whitsundays and a commentator of the Queensland Ocean Swim series.

He has recently created his own production company where he is drawing on his many years of television experience to create brilliant videos for businesses and individuals, in addition to his professional MC work.


Funk 'N' Stuff

Creator of Groove Elements, Stephen Smith has put together the latest and greatest addition to South East Queensland's event scene – Funk 'N' Stuff.

Using some of Brisbane's coolest vocalists, percussionists and DJs, this unique group is able to perform modern repertoire which is usually untouched in a live setting.

Funk 'N' Stuff rocks a party atmosphere and is guaranteed to have everybody on the dance floor at any event.

Although Funk 'N' Stuff specialises in a modern approach to their repertoire, they can provide smooth cocktail lounge repertoire for cocktails and dinner before the party really kicks in, and can also throw in some classic soul/funk/R&B hits to keep everybody happy!

Last updated 19 April 2023

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