CSA and Sandvik are coming to the party

The Cobar Business Association is thrilled to welcome the CSA Mine and Sandvik as sponsors of this year’s Christmas Street Parade & Gala Shopping Night. Pictured with the new Sandvik LH517i loader that will be heading soon to CSA (and which also might make an appearance in this year’s parade) is Cobar Business Association committee members Demi Smith and Sharon Harland with Sandvik’s Technical Sales Representative, Stephen Beeston and CSA Mine General Manager Peter Christen

The Cobar Business Association has
started their Christmas celebrations early
with the committee already in “party
mode” after securing sponsorship for this
year’s Christmas street parade.
Association president Sharon Harland said
they were thrilled to be partnering with Glencore
CSA Mine and Sandvik this year to make
the 2021 Christmas Street Parade & Gala
Shopping Night their best event yet!
“CSA and Sandvik’s combined sponsorship
of $10,000 has been a fantastic boost for our
planning this year.
“It will allow us to ramp up the night’s entertainment
to include having a band play
after the parade,” Mrs Harland said.
“We know that lots of families love coming
out for the parade and the late night shopping
“Having more entertainment, some of which
will be specifically geared towards adults, will
now make it an event everyone can enjoy.”
CSA Mine general manager Peter Christen
said they were pleased to be able to play a part
in the event this year.
“It’s a great community event for small
businesses and one that brings everyone together,”
Mr Christen said.
“And especially this year after all of the
COVID restrictions, it will be exciting to get
the community back together.
“We’re proud to be part of that,” he said.
Mining contractor Sandvik, a global engineering
group, are also pleased to be included
in this year’s community Christmas event.
Sandvik’s technical sales representative
Stephen Beeston said the company is keen to
show off some of their new equipment, including
a new LH517i Loader, that’s about to
go to work underground at the CSA Mine.
Mr Beeston said they are working towards
having the loader (and possibly a few other
vehicles from the Sandvik fleet) in this year’s
Mrs Harland said the annual Christmas
Street Parade & Gala Shopping Night was
created as a way to encourage locals to think
about shopping locally, especially when they
are doing their Christmas shopping.
“It’s grown over the years to become more
than that and it’s become a celebration for the
whole community.
“All of our local emergency services vehicles
take part in the parade along with the
Dust Bowl Fuel Burners and Fergie Tractors
clubs, the schools, sporting and community
groups,” Mrs Harland said.
“It’s also an opportunity for our home-based
businesses and creative members of the community
to hold a market stall to sell their
Mrs Harland said the committee was
pleased that Stationery Essentials will again
be sponsoring the Best Dressed Elves/Fairies/
Santa’s Little Helpers competition this year.
“Everything is coming together really well,”
she said.
“We’ve heard there will be a few new floats
entering this year’s parade and they’ll have
the chance to not only win the ‘Best Float’ or
the ‘Spirit of the Parade’ awards but also
some Cobar Quids prizemoney.
“Even Santa was impressed with our sponsorship
news and has decided to bring Mrs
Claus with him this year,” Mrs Harland said.
Look out for more announcements from the
Cobar Business Association in the coming