Coonalpyn silo art, Murray Bridge waterslides and Imperials' undefeated season: 2017's most memorable occasions

Twenty seventeen was a year for memorable occasions.

February

2: An earthquake of magnitude 3.7, with an epicentre 10 kilometres beneath Riverglades, shook the Murraylands just after midnight.

March

19: Mypolonga won the Murray Towns Cricket Association's A grade premiership.

19: Murray Bridge Blue ended a seven-year title drought in Lower Murray bowls' top division.

28: A mural painted on Coonalpyn's silos by artist Guido van Helten was unveiled.

April

1: About 150 young people gathered at Murray Bridge Town Hall for the public high school's formal, many wearing second-hand dresses or suits bought or donated through an Informal Formal Facebook group.

8: Experiment One won the Murray Bridge Battle of the Bands.

20: Six silhouettes, artistic interpretations of fields of wheat, were installed on Railway Terrace at Karoonda.

25: More than 1000 people gathered in Murray Bridge, and hundreds more elsewhere, to commemorate Anzac Day.

May

5: About 60 Unity College students and partners celebrated at their year 12 formal.

12: A helipad was opened at Mannum hospital.

17: The Murray Bridge Business Alliance was launched to replace three traders' groups.

July

28-29: School students, footballers and netballers united against domestic violence.

August

23: The Coorong Ratepayers' Group was formed.

September

16: Imperials completed an undefeated season to win their fourth straight RMNA premiership.

26: Underdogs Mypolonga won the RMFL grand final by 58 points.

October

20: Excites Zelady, trained by local Chris Bieg, won his third straight Murray Bridge Gold Cup.

30: Coonalpyn BP closed its doors.

November

4: Murray Bridge's new water playground opened.

16: Monarto Zoo's Lions 360 experience opened to the public.

25: Thousands lined the streets of Murray Bridge and filled Sturt Reserve for the city's Christmas pageant.

December

16: Tailem Bend's main street was filled with people for the town's Christmas parade.

18: The Ngarrindjeri people and others were formally recognised as the traditional owners of the Murraylands, Coorong and Fleurieu after 20 years of native title negotiations.

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