Today Ballarat High School christened its new boat for the rowing club at a ceremony around Lake Wendouree. I was invited along as I'm on School Council. The boat is named after Neville Brown who is the School Council Treasurer. He and the President, Graeme Howard have been associated ( since they were school boys) with BHS for 60 years!
The photo below shows them setting up the bottle of champage for the christening ceremony. I thought they were going to bang it on the boat but they set it up in cloth over the boat from a tripod of oars and Neville and his wife broke the champagne over the boat with a hammer. )