The Eastern Loop ends tomorrow, with just two more screenings - tonight (in Merredin) and tomorrow (in Cunderdin).
We've seen some big audiences throughout this leg of the tour, so first of all we'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone for attending and for the hard work of our community advocates who not only help to organise the events but also encourage people to attend - without you the tour simply wouldn't be a success!
While we were delighted with the turn-out in Albany last week, we unfortunately had to turn about 20 people away as there simply wasn't enough space for them. So if you were one of those we had to turn away, or you wanted to come along but weren't able to make it, stay tuned as we'll be announcing an encore screening over the next couple of weeks...
If you're following us on Facebook, you'll have seen that our Esperance screening drew an audience of 180 people, followed closely by Kalgoorlie with 140. And while the audiences weren't quite as big in the smaller towns we visited (as expected), the audiences were fantastic and really got involved in the Q&A sessions.
The sales of merchandise throughout the tour have been impressive, and it's good to know that people are buying the DVD to share with their family and friends. We know that we can't judge the tour's success purely on how many people attend the screenings, as the message (and in some cases the movie) are spread far beyond our immediate audience, whether it's word of mouth between friends, family and colleagues, or through the sharing of our DVD.
So with just 2 more screenings to go on the Eastern Loop, followed by 13 screenings for the South West Loop (after a couple of days' rest!) we're feeling really positive about the tour and the impact The Ride is having on people across the State.
We've even lined up a finale screening back in Perth on Friday 6 December, to celebrate our journey and share our story with the Perth community. This will be held at Neil McDougall Park in Como, and the screening will commence at 7pm.