Mayor welcomes Friendship Force visitors to Murray Bridge

Mayor Brenton Lewis, Graham Keller and Lorraine Willis, centre, welcome to Murray Bridge Friendship Force leaders Merrlyn Rundle, of the Sunshine Coast; Graham and Jenny Wigley, of Wellington, New Zealand; Kay Graves, of Sydney; Linda Nay-Kamann, of Manitoba, Canada; and Hugh McRuer, also of Canada.
Mayor Brenton Lewis, Graham Keller and Lorraine Willis, centre, welcome to Murray Bridge Friendship Force leaders Merrlyn Rundle, of the Sunshine Coast; Graham and Jenny Wigley, of Wellington, New Zealand; Kay Graves, of Sydney; Linda Nay-Kamann, of Manitoba, Canada; and Hugh McRuer, also of Canada.

Mayor Brenton Lewis has joined Murray Bridge Friendship Force members in welcoming more than 40 visitors from nearly all states of Australia, New Zealand and Canada to the city for a "river ramble".

Mr Lewis offered his community's condolences to the New Zealand people for the horrible events which occurred recently in the city of Christchurch.

He later introduced the visitors to the vibrancy of the Lower Murray region while highlighting the significance of a healthy River Murray to the entire state.

During their stay, experienced Monarto Zoo, The Bend Motorsport Park, Murray Bridge's old and new racecourses, Swanport Harvest, Aussie Apricots and the robots used in the disability unit at Murray Bridge High School.

The Friendship Force members concluded their time in our region with four nights on the Murray Princess.