The Doctor is one of Australia’s most exciting ocean paddling event from Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach (or vice versa depending on wind conditions). The race covers approximately 28 kilometres of ocean paddling. The Doctor is planned for Saturday however has a two day window to allow for the best downwind racing conditions.
The Queenscliff Music Festival has a veritable banquet of performers set to visit the charming coastal town this late Spring: ARIA Charting four piece The Jezabels, world renowned multi-instrumentalist and VIC coast local Xavier Rudd, much-loved folk rock group The Waifs, queen of Australian country music Kasey Chambers, Australian legends The Church, a meeting of minds in Perfect Tripod feat. Tripod and Eddie Perfect, 2013 Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote with their experimental soul grooves, and bluesy loop pop sounds from D.D. Dumbo aka Oliver Hugh Perry. These names join line up announcement teasers Stonefield and The Bombay Royale. Queenscliff is a festival to be experienced with all five senses and not a weekend of being cattle prodded around cramped stages.
Something for everyone at the Hobart Leisure and Lifestyle Show. The 2013 Hobart Leisure and Lifestyle show will be huge with many caravans, campers and RVs on display, plus advice galore to help with your travel plans. But there’s so much more! It’s an exciting new era for the outdoor show with five shows in one – Leisure and lifestyle, food and wine, outdoor adventures, and 4WD, camping, caravans, cars and motorcycles. With a firm focus on leisure and lifestyle, show organisers are working hard to ensure the three days of the Show are action packed, with topical information available and freely given out by the exhibitors at the show.
The ASICS Franklin Island Triathlons is now in its fourth year and is a World Championship Qualifier that caters for every member of a family. The day starts with a short/fun triathlon with a 160 metre swim, eight kilometre cycle and a 1.5 kilometre run/walk. The second event is a five kilometre fun run/walk or push a pram. The third event is the main event for the day, a Sprint Distance Triathlon with a 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle and five kilometre run. Any member of the public can enter these events if fit enough to complete in a reasonable time. The fourth event is a mini triathlon for children aged five-16 years, 50 metre swim, two kilometre cycle, 400 metre run/walk. The fifth event is presentation of category winners along with random draw prizes for anybody who has completed their event.
The Boyne Valley comes alive again in November for a weekend of campfire jamming, canoeing, sightseeing, relaxing, good company and live music! Come down for the day or bring your van, tent or swag and camp out. Country Music fans will come together to enjoy great music and great company in an informal atmosphere. The campout will commence on Friday with a jam session around the campfire. Saturday’s festivities will include an open mic day and night concert. The campout will conclude on Sunday with a bush poets breakfast. Market stalls will be operating, plus food, drinks, coffee and the obligatory summer ice cream! There will be no bar facilities at the event, however ‘bring your own’ is permitted. Please keep in mind that this is a family event.
Brave the wild weather in November at Darwin’s iconic outdoor cinema with the bar and great food stalls, so come along early to socialise and network before the screenings at the Fistival Club. Come along and experience the NT’s short film and music clip competition, awards and film festival. Something for everyone to enjoy.
Dragon Boat NSW in partnership with Bidgee Dragons will be hosting its third dragon boat challenge in Wagga Wagga in 2015. The Challenge is open to anyone in the community who would like to try dragon boating. Boats, equipment and training are all provided, you simply need to recruit 20 people (work colleagues, sporting colleagues or a group friends) and be prepared to have some fun! The distance raced will be 200 metres. Spectators are welcome and catering will be available. Bring your own blanket, chair and sun shade to ensure your comfort.
Be at the Australian War Memorial for this important day of remembrance. At 11.00 am on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This year marks the 97th anniversary of the armistice on 11 November. Australians pause to remember those who fought and died for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this important ceremony.
Please note that the Memorial will be closed during the ceremony and will re-open after the ceremony’s conclusion.