Outdoor-tober Launch - 27th September 2012

People passing by Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane this morning were treated to a flash mob of outdoor enthusiasts, including kayakers, stand up paddlers, cyclists, mountain bikers and abseilers who came out to support the launch of the inaugural Outdoor-tober campaign.

Activities at Kangaroo Point saw Outdoor-tober launch off to a great start, with recreators coming together at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. This mob included abseils by the Queensland Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, Steve Dickson and local Outdoor-tober Ambassador, John Cantor who recently completed an epic solo journey through the Alaskan wilderness.

Steve Dickson
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, Steve Dickson
Photographer: Roger Phillips

Mr Dickson said he was thrilled to be an active part of the inaugural Outdoor-tober launch, he said “I’m very pleased to support the Outdoor-tober initiative, and would urge all Queenslanders to give something new a go with family and friends this month.”

Mr Cantor was also enthusiastic about the opportunity to share his passion for the outdoors, commenting, “I’m really happy to be part of Outdoor-tober and help QORF encourage people to get outdoors, be active and healthy.”

Local recreation clubs and outdoor providers were also present to support the initiative, including representatives from the Australian Climbing Association (Queensland), Canoeing Queensland, Riverlife, Federated Mountain Rescue, Girl Guides Queensland, Scouts Queensland, Pinnacle Sports, Padua College, Kokoda Challenge, Surf Connect and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The Guides and Scouts that came along to Kangaroo Point were full of energy and enthusiasm and their demonstrations helped to capture the endless experiences and fun that the outdoors has to offer kids and families.

We’d like to acknowledge and thank the following for their support of the Outdoor-tober launch: