Thursday, August 18, 2011

You've Just got to be here in October

The North East Rivers Festival is on again from the 14th -23rd October.
10 events over 10 days focusing on 2 big weekends.

Here is an excerpt from the local Bridport community newspaper BridReport!
Now is the time to rope a team together and start designing your raft for the Derby River Derby, Saturday October 22.

We are excited to announce two new events at this year’s festival.
The Derby Bike Challenge at the Derby River Derby October 22. This will be a poker run and will start after the Super
Multi event.
The Bridport 10 Fun Run will take place along the famous Bridport Walking Track on Sunday 23rd October. Race starts at
10am with registrations open at 8am. You can also walk the track on the day.
Check out our new website for more information
We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2011.

Our Event Calender for 2011 is filling up.

Friday 14th October
Opening Night & School Fair Winnaleah Winnaleah District High School 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 15th October
Fishing Competition Pioneer Pioneer Lake 9am – 5pm
Men's Shed Markets Scottsdale 2 Christopher St, Scottsdale 9am - 1pm
Sunday 16th October
River of Life Celebration
(Combined Church Service)
Scottsdale Scottsdale Performing Arts Centre
11am –12 noon, followed by a
BBQ lunch
Vineyard Concert Pipers Brook Pipers Brook Vineyard 12 noon - 5pm
Friday 21st October
Golf Challenge Moorina Moorina Golf Course 8:30am – late afternoon
Art Exhibition Opening Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 7pm
Saturday 22nd October
Derby River Races, including
the Derby River Derby, Duck
Race, stalls, entertainment
Derby Derby River and River Bank 9am – 5pm
Derby Cycling Challenge Derby Derby Park 2:30pm
Art Exhibition Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 9am - 5pm
Sunday 23rd October
Bridport 10 Fun Run Bridport Bridport Walking track 10am Race Start (Registration
from 8am)
Art Exhibition Scottsdale Scottsdale Art & Framing 9am - 5pm

The Bridport 10 Fun Run should not be missed this could become an important annual event for runners young and old! Run for Fun or if you prefer Walk for fun! it's a great track with varied scenery to keep you interested.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bridport walking track opened

The new $1 million Bridport walking track has been formally opened ... with most of the townsfolk turning out to mark the occasion.

A bevy of State, Federal and local politicians joined the State cricket coach and a local Aboriginal elder to snip a ribbon of foliage to throw open the 10-kilometre track.
The official openers included Federal Bass MP Geoff Lyons, Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis, Aboriginal elder Patsy Cameron, State Bass MP Michelle O'Byrne and State cricket coach Tim Coyle

Added to the long existent foreshore and wildflower reserve walks the new section of track along and across the Brid River means nature lovers can now completely circumnavigate the township.

An added advantage is that access points to various parts means it can be walked in comfortable chunks.

The project was funded through a $700,000 Federal training program and a State construction grant of more than  $200,000.

The graduation of 27 trainees and team leaders was also recognised at the ceremony with cricket coach Tim Coyle drawing comparisons with the teamwork involved in the recent successes of the Tassie Tigers.

The politicians on hand congratulated the managers of the project Conservation Volunteers Australia and Bridport Innovations for the organisation's foresight in pursuing it.
Graduating trainees celebrate their achievement

Apart from the health and amenity advantages for locals the track is expected to provide visitors to the town with another rewarding activity.

It passes through a wide range of landscape and habitats... along the estuary and beach coves, the low undulations of the heathy wildflower reserve and the steeper, more heavily forested sections to the south of the town down to the pleasant stroll along the riverside.

Maps of the track are available from the information Pavilion in the centre of town.

Kate and Frank entertain the throng at the track opening