Plenty of entertainment as beach gala keeps on through thick and thin

Many events have fallen victim to Covid-19, but the Brighton Gala Day remains a constant through troubled times.

The 26th Brighton Gala Day will be held tomorrow at the Brighton Domain in Dunedin.

Event organiser Colin Weatherall said the event had run through the past two years, but this year was the most challenging one yet.

It would not be much different than any other year, he said.

Mr Weatherall noticed there was the widest variety of entertainment coming he had seen.

There were more than 170 stallholders signed up, from inflatables to stage entertainment.

They had been monitoring Covid-19 and carefully considering the possibility of holding the event for a long time.

Many other shows had made the decision not to go head, but he was satisfied and confident the event could operate safely.

The decision to run was not made lightly, but he believed it was the right choice for the community and the charities the event supported.

A vaccine pass would be required for adults and stalls had been spaced out more to avoid people standing shoulder to shoulder, he said.

He was not sure how people would feel about the event, but still expected 6000 to 7000 people to attend.

He asked anyone who was feeling unwell to give it a miss this year and catch the next one instead.

wyatt.ryder@odt.co.nz

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