The Priscilla Flotilla

A FUN new event at Lake Glenmaggie has been organised to raise money to support breast cancer sufferers.

The Priscilla Flotilla, on October 8, will see dozens of boats and watercraft “all dressed up” and looking fabulous, for a “promenade of silliness on the water”, according to organiser Alanna Smith.

Ms Smith, a stage three breast cancer survivor who completed treatment a year ago, said she came up with the idea recently, after famous breast cancer campaigner Connie Johnson passed away.

“I heard (her brother) Sam Johnson on the radio, he asked everyone to pull up their cotton socks and keep fundraising,” she said.

“This is a good chance to do that, and also celebrate the LGBTI community.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate.”

Ms Smith is also hoping to bring more visitors to Lake Glenmaggie in the school holidays, with numerous activities planned and local businesses supporting the day.

“It’s the last weekend of the holidays, and we want to showcase the lake in its prime, and bring people back at Christmas,” she said.

Entries are open to all boats, vessels and watercraft, with a $10 registration fee for judging.

Crazy costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes.

The flotilla will set off from the Glenmaggie boat ramp at 12.30pm on Sunday, October 8.

Check the Priscilla Flotilla Lake Glenmaggie Facebook page for more information and weather updates.