Finally the sun poked its nose out last week for a look to see if Ballarat was ready to come out of hibernation. The blossom is starting to bud up and the walkers are making their way around the lake early in the mornings.
And sure enough what a fantastic sight it was in Ballarat on the weekend watching the Bulldogs play at the renovated Mars Oval. We all felt very proud to be part of something so momentous for Ballarat and surrounds. It's just what Ballarat needs - to be a showcase for Victoria.
So come on everyone - get up, get out and keep Ballarat in the limelight. It's our time to shine.