Channel Country Ladies Day returns to Thargomindah this weekend, with plenty on offer for the ladies of the west.
Channel Country Ladies Day returns to Thargomindah this weekend, with plenty on offer for the ladies of the west.

Ladies Day is here for all-new experiences

THARGOMINDAH will be inundated with women from across the region this weekend, when the seventh annual Channel Country Ladies Day comes to town.

For the hundreds of women who make the pilgrimage each year, Ladies Day is a chance to not only take some time for themselves, but to try something that they have never done before.

And they are never short on activities to pick.

“There are always a few things which happen every year, like our community canvas with local artist Lyn Barnes,” Channel Country Ladies Day program co-ordinator Megan Miller said.

The extensive three-day program includes everything from water aerobics, to belly dancing, to comedy shows, to art and photography classes and business workshops.

“Having such diversity is always at the heart of the Ladies Day program,” Ms Miller said.

“For women, it is something for yourself, and it is all about developing yourself; this year, we have added in opportunities to develop your business skills as well, but it is a weekend where you can explore different things, and have a go at something that you’ve never tried before.”

With the added focus on business, organisers of Ladies Dayhave hand-selected a panel of inspiring women, who know a thing or two about doing business in the bush.

One of the panellists is Channel Country’s own Joy McClymont — an outback mum who took fitness classes online for women just like her.

“We have a bit of a business focus happening this year, with our entrepreneur panel made up of Nikki Parkinson from Styling You, Jane Kay from Birdsnest, and our very own local lady Joy McClymont, whose business Off The Track Training has been really successful,” Ms Miller said.

“Those three ladies will have their own panel facilitated by our MC Nicole Bond, and will tell us about how they started their businesses.”

Channel Country Ladies Day will run from October 18-20.

Charleville Western Times

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