Fes­ti­val of good sport

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

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.

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