Ballina Tourism and Hospitality secretary Dave Heggie (left), BJC CEO Sarah Wills, and Gem Array Jewellers principal Connie Bidwell display the trophy to be presented to the winner of the Ballina Bracelet tomorrow.
Ballina Tourism and Hospitality secretary Dave Heggie (left), BJC CEO Sarah Wills, and Gem Array Jewellers principal Connie Bidwell display the trophy to be presented to the winner of the Ballina Bracelet tomorrow. Jay Cronan

This Bracelet is set to sparkle

PROMOTING tourism in Ballina is a multi-faceted task and the latest move is a link with the Ballina Bracelet TAB race meeting at the Ballina Jockey Club tomorrow.

The inaugural Ballina Tourism and Hospitality race day features the Gem Array Ballina Bracelet for two-year-olds.

Ballina Tourism and Hospitality is the private sector tourism industry membership body.

As well as sponsoring the main race, Ballina jewellers Gem Array are providing a bracelet for presentation to the winner.

“We have not had any previous experience with racing but we see our involvement with the jockey club and the Bracelet as a natural fit with our business,” Gem Array principal Connie Bidwell said this week.

Other races are being sponsored by Fleurs Restaurant, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina Byron, Northern Rivers Trike and Bike Tours, Buddha Gardens Day Spa, Ballina North Coast Party Hire and The Australian Hotel.

Thrifty Rental is sponsoring a Punters Club to raise money for people affected by the Lennox Head tornado.



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