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Jump on your bike
It's not too late to get in gear for the 2013
Ballarat Cycle Classic!
Sign up for the individual and team rides of
60km, 85km or 100km, or the relay ride for
family and social riders. Enjoy the Family Fun
Day at Lake Wendouree with free children's
entertainment and food and beverages.
All money raised from the Cycle Classic is
donated to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research
Institute. The City of Ballarat is a proud
sponsor of the Ballarat Cycle Classic
The Ballarat Cycle Classic is on Sunday
10 February, 2013. For information and to
register, visit www.ballaratcycleclassic.com.au
Thinking of becoming an organ donor?
Want to know more?
Ballarat Health Services invites the whole
community to celebrate organ and tissue donation
at its DonateLife Awareness Walk.
Local people touched by organ and tissue donation
will share their story and add it to the Book of Life.
Following a walk through the gardens, there is a
BBQ, face painting and an interactive photobooth.
DonateLife Week, 24 February to 3 March, is
dedicated to raising awareness to promote organ
and tissue donation. The national theme is 'Make
your wish count -- discover, decide, discuss organ
and tissue donation.'
The DonateLife Awareness Walk is on 10am
to 12:30pm, Sunday 3 March, 2013 at Lake
Wendouree, McDonald Bandstand.
the Lake 2013
Come and cheer on Ballarat's best
student rowers at the 101st Head of the
Lake event at Lake Wendouree.
Spectators will line the banks of the
lake on Sunday 3 March to support the
rowing teams in this time-honoured
community event. It's an exciting,
colourful spectacle not
to be missed!
Pack a blanket and a picnic and ease yourself
into the weekend with four relaxed Friday
evenings of entertainment, food and gallery
offerings in Alfred Deakin Place, Camp Street.
Backyard Tasters is FREE and will be held on
Friday, 8 and 22 February and 1 and 15 March,
from 5 to 8pm. For more info, visit
'Come to Life' Ballarat Gift
More than 400 athletes will contest one of
Victoria's most historic sporting events, the
Ballarat Gift, on 9 and 10 February.
Winners of the 'Come to Life' 120-metre Ballarat
Gift receive a share in $20 000, making it
Australia's third-richest professional footrace. The
race dates back to the 1800s when miners raced
on a handicap basis for the 'gift' of a gold nugget.
Athletes from all over Australia will compete
at Eureka Stadium across the weekend, with
distances ranging from 70 to 3200 metres, under
a handicap system that ensures all athletes can be
competitive. Women's, veteran and junior events
are included in the program.
The 'Victorian Junior Dash for Cash' attracts around
150 runners aged 5 to 15 years, and other carnival
highlights include the 120m 'MARS' Women's Gift,
the 'MARS' Mile and the 'New Generation' Fashions
on the Field on Saturday night.
Want to know more?
Visit www.ballaratgift.com or follow the event on
The 'Come to Life' Ballarat Gift is on 2 to 9pm,
Saturday 9 February, and 10am to 3:30pm,
Sunday 10 February at Eureka Stadium,
Creswick Road. Entry is free on Saturday;
$5 Sunday (under 16 free).
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