KIAMA’S first ever Canine Carnival has been hailed a success after a people flocked to Black Beach to take part in the event held on Saturday, July 26.
Organisers of the event said they were more than pleased with the number of people who took the opportunity to meet with Kiama Council’s rangers and pick up some tips about how to best care for their dog.
‘‘From our side of things it was great day, at a rough estimate we had something like 1000 people there during the day, so it was definitely a success,’’ council ranger Tom Ward said.
‘‘It was about giving people a chance to meet and greet with the rangers and get a better understanding of what we do, we also had a lot of inquiries about things like barking dogs and people wanting to make sure their address details are up to date, so the day was definitely a success.’’
Following the event’s popularity, Mr Ward said it was likely it would be held again next year.
‘‘As soon as the day ended we had stall holders coming and saying how great the day was and that we needed to do it again.
‘‘Once we get closer to the end of the year we’ll start putting some plans together for next year, there’s a few things we’d like to improve on and hopefully we can do that and have even better day next year.’’