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Event details

Saturday 22 July 2023

Starts in

Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise

$120 for a 3-course meal, drinks and live entertainment
Tickets on sale now!

Glenn Ayrton (regional coordinator)
Phone: 0478 405 423

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.

Last updated 16 June 2023

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