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Championships comes to East Gippsland tomorrow

Championships comes to East Gippsland tomorrow

The 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships will be hosted in the picturesque Gippsland Lakes region for the first time in the eventʼs history from tomorrow until Sunday.The second largest national championships behind January’s Road Nationals, the 2018 Masters Road National Championships has attracted nearly 800 entries from 105 clubs around Australia and will be a...
Shopping locally a vibrant experience

Shopping locally a vibrant experience

Designed to help traders and Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) implement a strategic approach to help make the experience of shopping locally a vibrant experience, a free visual merchandise training and networking event held in Bairnsdale last Friday night was deemed a great success by organisers.Hosted by BCCI vice president, Matt Henderson, at Hendo’s Café, the purpose of the...
For the love of horses

For the love of horses

A love of horses has kept him in the racing game and at 88, Bairnsdale born and bred racehorse trainer, Colin ʻCollieʼ Butcher, now of Tinamba, was at Bairnsdaleʼs races last Sunday.Mr Butcher was a fresh-faced 18-year-old jockey with an owner/trainerʼs licence when he won three races at the Sale amateur races and laments the modern changes.“They were beautiful those days,” Mr Butcher said.“You...
Bairnsdale Show Volunteers needed

Bairnsdale Show Volunteers needed

Now itʼs that time of year for new and existing volunteers to take up arms to help out at Bairnsdaleʼs very own not-for-profit community Bairnsdale Show on November 10.There are vacancies up for grabs in the community area for marshalls and helpers, free family area activity marshalls and at the utes, motors, music muster area for marshaling and activity assistance.So, what’s your reward?You get...
War Veterans Museum presented with WWII cup

War Veterans Museum presented with WWII cup

Trish Lewis recently presented the Cockatoo Rise War Veterans Museum for display the drinking mug that her father carved from bamboo and used while being a captive prisoner at Changi prison during World War II.Trishʼs father, Leslie Green, was inducted into the 28th London Regiment around June 11, 1929.Leslie was then commissioned at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and served in the second...
Racing fever hits for the Cup

Racing fever hits for the Cup

Spring racing is in the air and what better place to be than trackside at Bairnsdale on Sunday in your country racewear?More than $200,000 in prize money is offered across the eight races with the 2018 Bairnsdale Cup a hefty $70,000 – up from last yearʼs $50,000 prize – as part of Racing Victoriaʼs initiative to increase winnings at country cups.Local trainers, Jackson Pallott and Rhonda Miles,...

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