Lifesavers Take Centre Stage At Royal Easter Show

The iconic red and yellow of surf life saving will be front and centre at the 2014 Royal Easter Show’s Main Arena production; ‘Australiana In All Its Glory’.

This year the show’s nightly finale will focus on celebrating all that we love about Australia including an emphasis on a true blue Australian icon; the bronzed Aussie Lifesaver.

Forty lifesavers will feature in the show which partly focuses on important Australian innovations such as the lifesaving reel; an integral part of Australian lifesaving history.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Creative Director Di Henry explains that when thinking about Australian icons it was really a no-brainer to include lifesavers.

“Australiana In All Its Glory celebrates everything that we love about this great country. Many people may not know that the lifesaving reel was an Australian innovation – one that has stood the test of time,” said Di Henry.

“We are proud to pay tribute not only to this great innovation, but also to the life savers that patrol our picturesque beaches.”

With close to 900,000 people expected to visit the Royal Easter Show this year Surf Life Saving NSW’s Partnership Manager, Alistair Russell, says it is a fantastic opportunity for lifesavers and the movement to have such a high profile role in Australia’s largest annual event.

“Surf Life Saving and especially volunteer lifesavers are an integral and important part of Australian society. For Surf Life Saving to be a part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Arena Extravaganza is yet another example of the esteem that people hold the movement in,” said Mr Russell.

As well as being a part of the Arena Show, Surf Life Saving NSW has a presence throughout the two weeks promoting important surf safety messages leading up to the end of the lifesaving season.

Thu 10 Apr 2014