Public anouncement of our humble startup and
work with the local Council Youth and Community Development Unit
A kind write-up to help us on our way as a local family 'micro' business.
After we designed and built our own custom weapons and equipment, we were running games through our network of local contacts.
We were steadily getting known to more and more customers via word of mouth, as our satisfied players invited their friends and family to our unique simulation. The overwhelming consensus in our customer feedback was that our equipment features and combat realism stood head and shoulders above the rest of 'pew-pew laser tag' businesses out there!
We have held multiple council-contracted outdoor events each year, for several years in Gympie. Each of these main events was in close cooperation with the Gympie Youth and Community Development Unit (GYCDU), headed up by Matt Allard.
Most of these events were held on our private, secure and safe, bush-land within the township and immersed the players into the combat theme and excitement.
Every event advertised was a sell-out! The organisers had lists of players who were on-call incase of any possible 'no-shows' on the day of the events.
Working with the local Queensland State Schools and
annual Gympie Gold Rush Festivals
Since 2008, we gained access to both Gympie Senior High School grounds and Monkland State Primary School, which improved their on-site security over the weekends and school holidays, at the same time passively boosting their schools fund-raising efforts amongst other benefits of partnering with us.
This article follows the GYCDU as they switched from their regular bush-land combat, to play Urban Combat at one of the local Queensland State Schools!
The combat ensued around the mulit-level school grounds buildings and walkways as the different teams fought it out for domination of the battlefield and the objectives.
LazeRAGE CS has been a regular attendee at the Gympie Gold Rush Festival Parade, held annually in Gympie, Queensland, Australia.
We showcase our sign-written vehicle, equipment and laser skirmish system openly in and around the public as a part of the main parade using our very-keen volunteers and regular players to help out.
The Gold Rush Festival not only celebrates the anniversary of the gold rush in Gympie, but also unites local residents, businesses and the broader communities as we enjoy the variety and uniqueness of the Mary-Valley region.
Working with St. Patricks High School annual End-of-year event
and hosting the biggest annual national laser skirmish simulation in Australia
LazeRAGE-CS worked closely with St. Patricks High School, running their Year 11 'End of Year' team-building events, for a period of over 5 years.
The events were held around their school grounds, during their school hours. Incorporating stair wells, walk ways and multi-levels of the school grounds, it was an exciting and popular event for both the students and the staff who joined in on the fray, including the late Neil Jones (pictured right) missed by students and staff at St. Pat's.
Saint Patricks is located in the centre of Gympie, Queensland. During our regular operations there, we had no complaints from the the local public, despite being surrounded by main roads on every side of the school grounds.
LazeRAGE-CS joint-hosted the annual laser-skirmish event, "LaserStorm" on our largest grounds (200+ acres).
The national event ran over three days continuously over a long weekend and had over 80 participants from across the nation attend.
LazeRAGE CS has attended four of these events over the years, being present to various degrees; as adminsitration support, playing 'enemy party', being extra soldiers on one force in the battle.
Our cooperation with the Brisbane based "Combat Sims International" has seen us run and participate in several "Joint Operations", stacking our equipment, training and personnel against theirs, providing a different mix to the action and enjoying the challenge of working alongside our friends/foes who carry similar tech, but different weapon specs and sensor capabilities.
Our participation with and displays at the Gympie Show and
our new direction for the future of LazeRAGE combat Simualtions
LazeRAGE CS has been active in the Gympie Show, a large regional event, where we have held outdoor stalls and indoor stalls to promote our presence in the local community and the broader region.
Displaying equipment and our laser skirmish firepower for public handling, familiarisation and use, we have been providing an alternative to the high-personal-injury risk, excessively expensive, paintball.
Various people groups have enjoyed our events over the years:
* "Bucks" events - most importantly; had the groom and his merry men attend unscathed, fit and able for the wedding the next day!
* Events for junior players (ages 8 upwards) to adults (aged 70)
* Father's and Mother's Day events to celebrate family fun
* Disadvantaged social groups
We are happy to tailor your event to suit your requirements, personnel and budget - the pricing on the home page is a general guideline, so be sure to talk to us to discuss options!
After several years operating exclusively in Gympie, Queensland, LazeRAGE CS went into hibernation (as life got in the way), but is soon resuming its main operations out of and around Gympie, Queensland.
We are busy rebooting and upgrading our equipment to eventually roll out our own custom field technology, never seen before in serious outdoor laser skirmish.
We have shifted mode into targeting businesses and or organisations that desire to invest practical leadership and teamwork into their employees/members, the opportunity to improve their cooperative and collaborative skills and experience under simulated pressure.
specifically in areas such as;
* Leadership, time and resource management
* Lateral thinking and problem solving under pressure
* Taking the initiative and following through with a plan
* Teamwork and self-sacrifice for the common good
We also cater for those who just want to bring their people together, in an adrenaline inducing activity, where the stakes and risks are high, but where mistakes are allowed and can be learnt from.