Racing to Christmas

By: Amie Hickland

The annual QBIC race day has been moved to a new venue to allow more operators to attend

Racing to Christmas
Bede Young, of Koala Koaches and Sarah Muirhead, or QBIC, at last year's event

The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) Race Day Christmas Party will be held this weekend but a change of venue will allow more operators to attend.

The event is usually held at Ipswich Turf Club but has been moved to Doomben Race Course to allow for a weekend date.

The move means the event will be held on a Saturday, which means more operators – particularly in the school sector – will be able to attend.

QBIC Executive Director David Tape says the association has listened to members in the change of date.

"Ipswich could only offer us a race day on Friday," he says.

"Some of our operators had expressed concerns they couldn’t the event.

"Hopefully that will eliminate and issues for our school sector and hopefully they can come along and join in."

Tape is encouraging as many operators as possible to come along and enjoy the festivities.

"It gives us an opportunity to come together at the end of the year at Christmas time to celebrate the year we’ve had and basically enjoy each other’s company," he says.

Although there will be no formal presentations, there will again be prizes for the best dressed.

The QBIC Race Day Christmas Party will be held at Doomben Race Course on Saturday, December 6 from noon.

About 140 people are expected to attend.

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