Heritage Celebrations officially under way

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The Victorian Heritage Celebrations officially got underway yesterday.

The Waitaki Valley Singers performed a variety of songs for an audience at St Paul’s Church, while The Oamaru Steam and Rail held a workshop.

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Committee chairman Kevin Malcolm said he was pleased with the reception at the church.

“There were plenty of people who turned up at St Paul’s Church to listen to the Waitaki Valley singers in action and they were all really enjoying it.”

Mr Malcolm said seeing more and more people getting dressed up and into the Victorian theme was good to see.

“It’s pleasing seeing more and more people arriving and getting dressed up for the occasion.”

While yesterday there wasn’t a lot of activities to show people, Mr Malcolm said as of today there should be a lot more.

“Hopefully we can get these balloons up in the air and the wind is kind enough to stay away so we can really provide some entertainment.”

Events on today include, the Hot Air Ballons at St Kevin’s College from morning noon and night, Down the Decades meeting at the i-Site, 10am-12pm, Behind the Scenes Tour of North Otago Museum at 10:30am, Forty Flying Fingers and the North Otago Women’s Club Choir from 12:05pm at St Paul’s Church, A Scott’s Brewery Tour at 1pm, A Movie at Limelight 2pm and Grand Tour of Countryside and Picnic Tea around North Otago from 5-8pm.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY