Hi everyone and welcome to the Our Town Ballarat Facebook page.
My name is Iain Gunn and apart from having a long history in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries, I currently have the privilege of serving as the Chair of Ballarat Regional Tourism.
During the Covid 19 Pandemic, I have had plenty of time to consider how to promote the owners and operators that make up the Ballarat visitor economy to maybe help them (in some small way) to recover from the crisis as best I could.
Despite people saying ""not another podcast", I did want to do something that would showcase Ballarat and our Industry...and in my opinion what better way than to hear the stories first hand from the characters and personalities that make up the industry...I hope you'll find them interesting
And so Our Town Ballarat Podcast is launched.
Our first episode "drops" next Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 and you'll be able to hear it on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Breaker, Castbox, Google podcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts and RadioPublic....
In week 1, I am going to speak to Brett McDonald from 3BA about my story so far, and the journey its taken and what has led me to Ballarat.
To help get a bit of awareness, I partnered up with our very good friends at The Forge Pizzeria, Azzuri Cafe and Restaurant, Ballarat Sanctuary Day Spa, Carbonis Italian Kitchen, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre and Mitchel Harris Winebar to give away an all inclusive "Win a Weekend for 2 in Ballarat" experience for 2 people and valued at $1000
Your weekend includes: • 2 nights Accommodation at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre (including Breakfast both mornings) • Dinner for 2 on first night in Azzuri Restaurant at the Mercure Hotel • Dinner for 2 on second night at Carbonis Italian Kitchen in East Ballarat • Lunch for 2 and a Glass of wine on either day at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar in Doveton Street • Lunch for 2 and a Glass of wine on either day at the Forge Pizzeria in Armstrong Street • 2 x 60 minute couples treatments at Ballarat Sanctuary Day Spa choose from a 60 minute massage, facial or a massage / facial combo.
To enter this competition all you have to do is: - Like this post and follow our page - Tag two people who you think might be interested in our podcast - Listen for a simple question posed at the start of Episode 1 and also listen for the Clue....its a really simple question...!! - Keep your answer close to your chest and be prepared to post it when we reach out to you...we'll ask you when to post your answer on our page.
We're going to announce the winner at the end of our episode in week 2 and the lucky prize winner will also be announced simultaneously on this FB page. on Tuesday 14th July.
Hope you can get involved, hope you find it interesting and look forward to seeing you in Ballarat sometime soon.
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