Festival of good sport
Cardrona Curling Club president John Harridge gives Abby Mes a tutorial in curling while Brendan Fenn looks on at the club meet-up at the Snow Farm proving ground on Sunday. More than 80 people competed in the perfect conditions, with many enjoying a tipple of finished malt whisky. Harridge said club members had been able to test new curling stones which had arrived from Scotland last week. The club was created last year to fill a gap and to add some fun to wintertime, Harridge said. ‘‘The club just seemed to grow and grow and we’ve had no trouble finding members,’’ he said. So far 70 people have signed up for membership. Dunedin were able to triumph over the other teams at Sunday’s competition and Arrowtown was placed second. Sports fanatics and those wanting to give something new a go will be able to find out what is on offer in the Upper Clutha with a Festival of Sport and Recreation next month.
The Upper Clutha Sports Community will host the family day out festival, designed to inform, promote and celebrate a range of sport and recreational activities on September 20 at Mt Aspiring College.
Sports Community working party member Bronwyn Coers said it was the first time an event like this had been hosted by the group.
So far 15 clubs have initially signed up, with more expected to come on board, including athletics, orienteering, tennis and snow sports, Coers said.
Details of what sports were on offer, when, where, how much and who to contact will be provided at the one-stop expo.
Community services and businesses supporting the day include Mt Aspiring College, local primary schools, Sport Otago and the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
The sport group was created 18 months ago so the sporting community could network and plan sport and recreation events more efficiently, Coers said.
Sports collaboration: Upper Clutha Sports Community working party members Bronwyn Coers and Diana Schikker have planned a Festival of Sport and Recreation day to be held next month.