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.
Friday 28 July 2023
The Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
Cocktail, lounge suit
Jo-Ann Bass (regional coordinator)
Phone: 0436 676 670
Master of Ceremonies
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.
Thanks to our North Coast sponsors!
For last year's winner announcements, read about the winners and finalists.