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20 Year Wildcare Celebration

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Coles Bay Community Hall

6 Cosgrove Street

#12

Coles Bay, TAS 7215

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Join Wildcare’s 20 year anniversary event with magnificent people in a magnificent place!

Volunteer, play, swim, laugh, eat, learn, dance, be inspired, be happy, be together.

¨ Imagine listening to the award-winning Pete Cornelius Band playing blues on Honeymoon Bay Beach while you enjoy your favourite sunset refreshment

¨ Join your fellow custodians in improving our planet during the Great Coles Bay Foreshore Weed Busting Walk, or protecting irreplaceable living treasures along Richardsons Beach

¨ Learn and contribute to a sea spurge free east coast vision with UTAS Honorary Associate Jon Marsden-Smedley

¨ Be inspired by Saturday afternoon’s all star line-up with renowned wildlife biologist Nick Mooney; author & former head of the School of Geography & Environmental Studies Dr Pete Hay; Manager Philanthropy & Engagement Tasmanian Land Conservancy Margie Jenkin; and more to be announced

¨ Eat and drink, connect and celebrate at Saturday evening’s Friends of Freycinet BBQ fundraiser on Richardsons Beach

¨ Who likes dressing up? Feel like gentle exercise, friendly competition, or an opportunity to not take life too seriously? The Wild Race is for you!! Gather a team and join this family friendly ‘race’ around Coles Bay - you’ll be completing entertaining challenges, answering environmental trivia, and solving many mysteries - $1000+ worth of prizes to be won!

¨ And…. beach yoga for beginners

Due to the nature of these activities, there is a limited capacity for this event. Click on the REGISTER button to choose which of the main activities you will join. This can be just one or two that takes a your fancy, or the entire event.


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Friday 1 March

6.30-8.30pm - Pete Cornelius Band playing on the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Pete is a multi-award-winning blues musician who’ll be playing with his band as we eat, drink, talk, celebrate and enjoy the evening light glistening on the Hazards. See Pete’s music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II0sY3IIbf0

Parking at Honeymoon Bay and south Richardsons Beach car parks, and short stroll from the Honeymoon Bay campsites. BYO dinner, torch and camp chair/picnic mat.


Saturday 2 March

8.30-9.30am - Yoga, suitable for old and young, fast and slow, experts and beginners - join the fun at Richardsons Beach (park at the Visitor Centre and walk down to the beach from here) .

10-11am - Official welcome at the Coles Bay Hall, 60 Harold St.

11am-3pm - Volunteer project briefings at the Coles Bay Hall, followed by a car pool to the sites. Undertake either the Great Coles Bay Foreshore Weed Busting Walk or erection of infrastructure to protect Aboriginal living places along Richardsons Beach dunes, alongside Aboriginal Rangers. PPE provided for both projects.

4pm-6pm - Interactive forum: 'Caring for our wilds, 20 years and counting' at the Coles Bay Hall with renowned wildlife biologist Nick Mooney; Manager Philanthropy and Engagement at Tasmanian Land Conservancy Margie Jenkin; and Dr Pete Hay who has published numerous books, essays and poems, a former head of the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the UTAS, and an early mentor of Richard Flanagan. The forum will bring a sharp focus onto ‘people and place’; why we dedicate many voluntary hours to improving something we love, how it enriches our soul, how it improves conservation, why it is important in today’s world, and how we ensure conservation-minded people continue to work and advocate for our planet.

7-8.30pm - Friends of Freycinet BBQ fundraiser and anniversary celebration at Richardsons Beach. Meat and vegetarian options available. Park at the Ranger Creek car park (100 meters past the Visitor Centre), with overflow parking at the Visitor Centre. Please bring cash to pay for your dinner. BYO refreshments and camp chair/picnic mat.


Sunday 3 March

9.30am-12pm - Wild Race starting at the Coles Bay Hall. A family friendly activity based on the Amazing Race concept. Teams dress up in costumes (anything you want— a wedding party, Where’s Wally, the Village People, super heroes, Captain Planet), start with icebreaker activities, then race (walk/run) around Coles Bay, the Esplanade and onto Richardsons Beach in your teams answering place/environmental based questions and participating in challenges, before finishing back at the hall. Over $1,000 in prizes available, including 2 seats on the Premier Upper Deck aboard the new Gordon River Cruises vessel, Spirit of the Wild for the best dressed team. You do not need to run to enjoy this activity.

1-2.30pm - Sea spurge workshop at the Coles Bay Hall with UTAS Honorary Associate Jon Marsden-Smedley. Learn and contribute to a sea spurge free vision for the east coast of Tassie - and plan to make this vision a reality.


Booking Information and other points to consider:

Due to the nature of these activities, there is limited capacity for this event so get in quick! Please contact the Wildcare office if you need assistance: memberservices@wildcaretas.org.au or 6165 4230.

Also book your accommodation soon so you do not miss out- there are a range of options available online.

Unless specified above, BYO food including snacks, water, evening refreshments (no glass please), cups/plates, sturdy footwear, sun/wind/rain protection, appropriate clothing, torch, towel, insect repellent, and a sense of humour, adventure and curiosity! Please car pool where possible. Spread the word through both your own, and the bigger volunteering family.

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