50th Anniversary 2024 International Convention Ballarat

Thursday 28th March - Monday 1st April 2024


Welcome to our upcoming convention

Promotional T-Shirts for the Convention are available on our Merchandise Page


1st February 2022

Hi All,

We are pleased to announce that our club is hosting our 4th International Convention to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in the historical gold mining town (now a city) of Ballarat over the Easter weekend 2024.

Although the Convention is more than 2 years away, the planning has begun with us securing the very popular & picturesque Mercure Convention Centre in Ballarat. This will be a 4-day event and whilst the itinerary and format are not totally finalised, we can however say that it looks exciting.

The proposed itinerary for the weekend is:

Thursday – Afternoon Registration and ‘Meet n Greet’.

Good Friday – We plan to take a drive around Ballarat to take in some of the sights. Meals TBC

Saturday – Mid-morning run/cruise to Lake Wendouree (Lake Wendouree being the site of our very first run in May 1974), Show ‘n’ shine with lunch, Dinner at a local club

Easter Sunday – Day Activity TBA, Presentation Dinner and Awards/ Memorabilia

Monday – Farewell & Thank you Morning Tea

Accommodation rates have been secured from $163.00 AUD (twin beds or king bed) upwards depending on your requirements. When booking your accommodation, we have a special discounted full breakfast buffet at $18.00 AUD per head which can be added. A more extensive description of what will be available is to follow in a brochure and on the website.

Ballarat was the destination for the clubs ‘First Official’ Club run. It is suitable and fitting that we can celebrate 50 years, with our friends from all around Australia and the world in Ballarat.

We will be announcing finer details of the convention and the cost per person to attend soon.

We have a website setup under www.debrasoulplay.com ZZOCM, so please check it out as we will be posting information along the way.

Let’s make it a convention to remember!

Mike Tomlinson

50th Anniversary Convention Chairman