Outdoor-tober has launched in Brisbane!

A month long celebration of the Queensland Outdoors has launched in Brisbane, throughout October we encourage you to make a plan to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family.
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Oct. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- People passing by Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane late last week 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. Presented by the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF), Outdoor-tober is a month long celebration of the outdoors and aims to motivate all Queenslanders young and old to get into the beautiful Queensland outdoors more often. QORF’s CEO, Donna Little said that Outdoor-tober “offers a great excuse to find a new activity or place to get outdoors in the coming weeks.”

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.

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.

Ian Lightbody, General Manager, Scouts Australia – Queensland, explained, “Scouting is all about getting into the outdoors, we do a lot of hiking, sailing and paddling. We welcome the opportunity to be part of Outdoor-tober and encourage the community to get involved in outdoor recreation”.

Now, it’s over to you, Queenslanders from the north, south, east and west, to commit to be part of Outdoor-tober too. You can find more details on outdoor events happening around the state on the Outdoor-tober website: www.outdoortober.com. From here you can find an event and get some tips on how you and your family can ‘Get Involved!’

Also, make sure you tell us about local events and activities by registering the details on our website. If you are planning a private event, we would love you to share the experience and help motivate others to get involved. You will find an option on the website to share this information with us.

Watch our Outdoor-tober ad here: http://youtu.be/YkRjI0uIGQ0

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