Races, fit­ness and Golden fes­ti­val

Southern Riverina news - - Front Page -

IT was an­other ac­tion packed week­end in the Rive­rina and lo­cals got a taste of warmer weather to come with tem­per­a­tures in the balmy 20s from Fri­day un­til Sun­day.

It was all about health, fit­ness and fun on Fri­day night when celebrity fit­ness trainer and tele­vi­sion star Michelle Bridges as spe­cial guest at the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Oak­lands gym.

The evening kicked off with a meet and greet in the gym it­self - an in­cred­i­ble fa­cil­ity, be­fore mov­ing to the Oak­lands hall for Michelle’s pre­sen­ta­tion and din­ner.

Jer­ilderie was the place to be on Satur­day for the an­nual Gold Cup.

The mar­qees proved pop­u­lar for par­ties and spe­cial events while the per­fect spring weather saw record crowds through the gate.

‘He’s an An­gel’ stormed in first in the Jer­ilderie Gold Cup and off the field there was plenty of tal­ent in fash­ion’s on the field.

Win­ner of the Jer­ilderie Lady of the Day was Mel Buchanan from Echuca, Cou­ple of the Day were Rhys Portbury and Jac­qui Ewing, and Ju­nior Race Goer was Ken­dall Pur­cell.

Sun­day, Ber­ri­gan headed to the Show­grounds for the an­nual Golden Canola fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing a vin­tage trac­tor pull, lawn­mower races and chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment.

Young Race­go­ers Amy Pat­ter­son, Ken­dell and Court­ney Pur­cell, Emily and Amy Raleigh.

Lady of the Day in Jer­ilderie Melissa Buchanan with Judge Bernie Sey­mour.

Rachel Bray­bon and daugh­ter Ava are all smiles in Jer­ilderie on Satur­day.

Jer­ilderie Races Cou­ple of the Day Jac­qui Ewing and Rhys Portbury.

The sunny race day was ideal for ice cream ac­cord­ing to Jack (left) and Harry Steel.

Nathan, Stu­art and Tanya Smith with Mark Ralph and Mandy Smith cel­e­brate Stu­art’s 40th birth­day in style at the races.

Boys and their toys! The lawn­mower races proved a pop­u­lar event at the Canola Fes­ti­val again this year.

Michelle Bridges chats with Oak­lands gym com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Ta­mara Nixon.

Libby Pyle and Si­mon Withers en­joy great spring weather at the races.

Steve Wolter from Oak­lands with event spon­sor An­nie Bush­nell from Pentarch ltd cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial gym open­ing.

Lo­cal fit­ness in­struc­tor Kat Rochford (left) and Caro­line Swann chat with celebrity fit­ness trainer Michelle Bridges (cen­tre) over din­ner in Oak­lands.

So­cial­is­ing at the races are (from left) Si­mon Withers, Brendan and Bron­wyn Halden, Louis Kelly and Colleen Squires.

Jo Smith and Amy Doyle en­joy a night out in Oak­lands.

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