"Having a complete source of local events all in the one publication is a fantastic idea; I think the Calendar would be particularly valuable for North Queenslanders who are planning local holidays because it means they can schedule their trips around the many great events the region has to offer."

- Cathy Alexander, Events NQ


"Events are the thread of culture and entertainment that bind communities. Without them, there wouldn’t be the opportunity for people to observe, participate and appreciate the arts and skills of the people around them...Our people put on these events for the love of music and we’re often working with very small budgets for advertising – sure, we can buy an ad here or there, but it takes a lot more than that to reach a crowd. The TNQ EVENTS Calendar gives us an opportunity to promote all of our events for the year, directly to people who     are interested in them. "

- Marie Gibson, Townsville Jazz Club


"These calendars make such lovely gifts for friends and relatives and are really popular in the run up to Christmas. At the Visitor Information Centres we find them an invaluable resource, and we use them all year round to keep up to date with events across our region. I congratulate Talila and her team for producing such a beautiful and useful publication."

- Gwyneth Nevard, Tablelands Regional Council Tourism Co-ordinator


"The Overlanders Way comes to life in the cooler months with a lot of great Festivals grouped closely together. The Calendar is an excellent tool for helping visitors to the region     make the most of their time out west as they can experience the unbeatable hospitality and enthusiasm of the locals at various festivals, race meets, rodeos, campdrafts and fishing classics.   I congratulate Talila, Lance and the team on 10 wonderful years and thank them for providing the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festivals – and hundreds of wonderful events –   with invaluable publicity over the years."

- Margie Ryder, Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival


"The TNQ EVENTS Calendar really provides us with the opportunity to showcase our little slice of heaven to all of North Queensland. We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Regatta this year, and we hope that in partnership with TNQ we can attract even more visitors to the region to support and enjoy the weekend’s festivities. On behalf of Mission Beach Sailing Regatta I congratulate Talila, Lance and the team on a decade of brilliant work and thank them for their contribution to the North’s thriving event industry. "

- Greg Heath, Mission Beach Sailing Regatta


"These calendars are extremely popular with our visitor centre volunteers and are given to them as a thank you gift at their annual Christmas celebration. Local people and visitors   also find them wonderful gifts for family and friends and a source of very valuable event information,” said Mr Lynch. Hinchinbrook Shire Council is once again proud to participate in such a wonderful production and send congratulations to Talila, Lance and the team. "

- Cr Pat Lynch, Hinchinbrook Shire Council


"The TNQ EVENTS Calendar provides North Queenslanders with more than just a list of events they can attend throughout the year. The illustrations and emotive language used    within the calendar really make it a piece of art. The Calendar really does provide the Festival of the Knob with an opportunity to attract visitors from all over Queensland. Often stall holders contact me saying that they have heard about the festival through the TNQ Calendar and are looking for opportunities to showcase their talents or cuisine to the people of Cairns and surrounding regions."

- Maurice Milliner, Festival of The Knob


"The Burdekin Shire Council is proud to have it iconic bridge featured in next year’s (2013) calendar and we were pleased to again take part in this venture. This calendar highlights the Burdekin region to visitors and residents in other North Queensland regions."

- Cr Bill Lowis, Mayor Burdekin Shire


"“The Fashion Bash has appeared in the TNQ EVENTS Calendar for the last four or five years and it’s been very beneficial. It’s a good, colourful publication and the kind of thing that      I think tourists would pick up during their travels and take home with them. “We always get a large number of out of town visitors along to the events and I put that down to publicity opportunities like the Calendar. Now that the website is up and running, it can only be more beneficial for event organisers and visitors because it makes sharing information through social media and websites event faster and easier. "

- Henry Petersen, Burdekin Fashion Bash


"The TNQ Events Calendar has been an excellent free marketing tool for Xstrata Mount Isa Rodeo to effectively promote our annual world class Rodeo festival which showcases    Mount Isa and its Rotary Rodeo heritage for the benefit of the community."

- Kathryn Anderson, Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo