Presidents Welcome - 2018/19

 Welcome to our 108th Caroline Bay Carnival

As President of the Caroline Bay Association it is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to our annual carnival for my first time, especially to any newcomers to our fantastic event.
As we have for many years, we are once again proud to provide you with a large array of entertainment and activities for you to enjoy over the festive season. This couldn’t be achieved without the hard work and dedication from our volunteers, as well as the new and continued support of our many loyal sponsors. A big thank you to all – we really wouldn’t be here without you.
This years Carnival will be held over a total of 15 days, including an additional weekend to follow the traditional format. We will again be providing top class entertainers on the Soundshell for your enjoyment and this year we have reintroduced the “Holiday Queen” pageant in a new time slot that we hope will provide a better opportunity for contestants to participate.
To bring us into 2019 we have a $15,000 fireworks display thanks to Pub Charity and our professional fireworks team. This is our largest one ever, as well as one of the biggest in New Zealand and shouldn’t be missed!
Big thanks to the Timaru District Council also, for their support each year. This is very much appreciated.
So, on behalf of our Association I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Best Wishes for the New Year and I look forward to seeing you all at the carnival.

Allen Martin