South Australia’s credit unions – specifically including People’s Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union – believe in magic for the children. They have not only provided hundreds of volunteers each year to line the streets to make the Christmas Pageant happen over the last 20 years, they’ve also dedicated themselves as the naming rights sponsorship of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant for the next three years (2016, 2017, 2018 events).
Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell said Christmas had come early (come on Leon, you missed a Christmas in July joke opportunity!), with plans underway and on track for the 2016 edition, once Winter Alpine Village returns a few of their props after they’re done bringing their egg-noggy Xmas magic to Torrens Parade Ground this month.
“The Pageant has been a 365 day a year commitment to the community by the credit unions for 20 years. Their partnership with the State Government has ensured the delivery of this magical event to the people of South Australia,” said the Minister.
Chair of the Credit Union Pageant Company, Robert Keogh said that the credit unions believe strongly that the Christmas Pageant is a unique opportunity to give back to the community that supports them each and every day.
“The credit unions have enjoyed bringing this event to the people of South Australia, and are looking forward to another three years of collaboration with Events South Australia sharing the powerful message about the value and importance of community.”
Back pats all round. Considering almost half a million South Australians watched the pageant in 2015, it’s great to know that things are in safe hands moving forward.
The 2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 12 November starting at South Terrace with the start signaled by the blowing of the gold whistle at 9.30 am.