1 September 2017
Fifty days and counting until the 16th Australian Masters Games get underway in Tasmania's North West.
This October the entire region will be on show for the Games, and unlike in years past, participants won't be limited to a central hub. Cities and towns all over the north west coast will be hosting celebrations and welcoming not only participants, but also locals to take part in the festivities.
Starting with the Games opening in Devonport, the week will feature a festvial of events on top of the sporting competitions. Visitors are encouraged to get out and explore the entire region and experience something new each day of the week.
Don't miss out - Games entries for most sports close in less than a month, on Friday, 22 September. Don't miss out on a devil of a time in Tassie.
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The 2017 Australian Masters Games will open with a food and wine festival in Devonport's Roundhouse Park on Saturday, 21 October as a part of the month-long Devonport Food and Wine Festival.
“The Devonport City Council has pulled out all the stops and visitors and locals alike will be impressed with everything on offer,” Games General Manager Scott Wade said.
The Games opening celebration will start in the early evening with the athlete’s parade down the main street as they make their way through a community gathering into the heart of the festival.
Once inside the festival, participants will join locals and enjoy four different zones, each highlighting different aspects of Tasmania’s North West.
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On Friday, 20 October, the wharf precinct on the banks of the Leven River, home of the accreditation centre, will be putting on a 'Masters on the Wharf' event which will showcase live music, entertainment and drinks in a pre-games party.
Make plans to grab your accreditation early and stay around to enjoy the scenery with a cold drink enjoying the music and ambiance.
ARIA nominated country singer Fanny Lumsden is touring Tasmania during the Australian Masters Games and will be playing gigs throughout the region, including at the Games opening in Devonport.
“Tasmania is a natural fit for us and having the Australian Masters Games on is a bonus, given the importance the organisers place on giving back to the communities where the Games are taking place,” Lumsden said.
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On the final night, after a small Games closing on Burnie's waterfront, particpants and the coummunity are invited to an after party at West Park Oval in Burnie with the Hoodoo Gurus.
Local events and promotions company, Skyfields, is putting on the concert and is offering Games participants a discounted ticket price of $59. To purchase, participants will need to enter their registration number under Competitors General Admission ticket.
This conert is the perfect way to end the week long festival.
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More than 10,000 athletes and spectators will come together in Adelaide in 2019 for the 17th Australian Masters Games.
Tasmania’s North West has put on a show during eight days of memorable Australian Masters Games action, according to Games general manager Scott Wade.
It is impressive for anyone to take up a sport in their later years and compete as a Masters athlete, but starting out as a gymnast at the age of 60 is a remarkable achievement by Alexander Beernink.