Eden’s Whale Festival is going international with a British television crew filming highlights of the festival this weekend.
A team from the British Broadcasting Corporations children's show ‘All Over the Place Oz’ will be filming on Saturday, November 2.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s communications co-ordinator, Jeff Donne, said “‘All Over the Place Oz’ is a comedy travelogue in which presenter Ed Petrie and his CBBC friends travel the length and breadth of the country discovering the wacky places, people and events that are 'down under'.
“We have been assured that the filming will not be intrusive or interfere with the public’s enjoyment of the Whale Festival,” he said.
“Ed Petrie and Iain Stirling will be competing against each other at the Capstan Pull and generally enjoying themselves.
“They will also be finding out what Eden and whales have in common and meeting some of the people who make the festival an amazing annual event.
“No doubt Eden will turn on another great festival for us all, including our English visitors who are taking a keen interest in this regional event,” Mr Donne said.
The $500 first prize for the Capstan Pull is sponsored by the Eden Magnet with Davidson’s Shell Ben Boyd Service Station generously putting up a further $300 in prize money.