Become a SnowDragon this Summer!

BECOME A SNOWDRAGON THIS SUMMER!

COME & TRY DRAGON BOATING ON LAKE JINDABYNE

Lake Jindabyne “SnowDragons” Dragonboat Club invites you to “Come & Try” Dragonboating on picturesque Lake Jindabyne. They welcome you to take up this opportunity on Saturday Mornings. Starting at 8:15am for a couple of hours, launching from the shores of Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne.

THIS COULD BE YOU!

Jump in a boat and circle Lion and Cub Islands, paddle down towards Jindabyne Dam or swing past Curiosity Rocks and meet up for a coffee afterwards and get to know the other Team Members. They’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about joining the Club.

Currently there are around 35-40 SnowDragons, and they’d love to see that number grow, especially as in early 2019 Jindabyne plays host to The Flowing Festival (a truly spectacular event where many teams come together to compete) and close by in Canberra in April, the National Dragonboat Championships will be held.

Dragon boating is a fast, fun and furious team sport. Its origins can be traced back 2500 years ago to ancient China where races played an important role during religious ceremonies and festivals. What better location to partake in this very social sport than Lake Jindabyne?

DRAGON BOATING HISTORY

Across the world today thousands of paddlers, men and women from the ages of twelve to over sixty, compete in events from local social races to huge international regattas. The Jindabyne SnowDragons Dragonboating Club welcomes you to experience for yourself the thrill of a paddle and the breathtaking views of Lake Jindabyne from within a Dragonboat.

WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO!

Whether it be for fitness, friendships, competition or fun, dragon boating is a welcome addition to an active lifestyle here in the Snowy Mountains.

Go on! Come and Give it a Try! It’s the best workout you’ll have sitting down!

 

BECOME A SNOWDRAGON THIS SUMMER!

Lake Light Sculpture Festival in Jindabyne

lake light sculptures jindabyne easter

Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition which will be held along the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of NSW from the 30th March to 2nd April 2018.

The Easter long weekend offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Jindabyne. The sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting with the reflections of the Snowy Mountains on the lake, providing a living studio for the artworks but it is as night falls that the real magic begins. Illumination has, since the festival’s inception, been a defining element of Lake Light Sculpture, and the sculptures are lit from sunset to 10pm each evening. Artists embed lighting, reflection and optical tricks into their sculptures to play on the light of Easter’s full moon. The effect is dramatic, transforming the already interesting sculptures and revealing hidden elements. It’s an ideal time to bundle up against the autumn chill and walk hand-in-hand with the ones you love along the foreshore.

Artists of every calibre – including professionals, experienced and emerging artists, community groups, and local tradesmen – participate in the event. Previous years’ prizes have included a sculpture residency at the Australian National University, the coveted People’s Choice Award, and the Illumination Award for the sculpture that best lights up the star-strewn night.

2018 Programme

Friday 30th March 2018

10am – Official Opening and announcement of the Award Winners

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Easter Events & Activities Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Saturday 31st March 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Sunday 1st April 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

4pm to 6pm – Drinks with the Artists & Announcement of People’s Choice Award Winner

Monday 2nd April 2018

8am to Midday – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation).

CALL FOR ARTWORKS

After its stunning success last Easter, the Lake Light Sculpture committee is Calling for Entries for the 2018 Event to be held next Easter on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne from 30th March – 2ndApril 2018 with a record prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000.

“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organisations and supporters of this event, we are again able to offer a prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000” said Lake LightCommittee Chair, Lisa Matthes. “The illumination of the sculptures which may be viewed at night under the Easter Full moon makes Lake Light Sculpture a unique outdoor exhibition and to encourage artists to incorporate illumination into their artworks, we will again be offering an Illumination Award Category of $5,000 along with the People’s Choice Illumination Award Category”.

The Snowy Mountains’ area is a great holiday destination at Easter and the picturesque Snowy Mountains and Lake backdrop combined with glorious Autumn colours provide a wonderful setting for sculptures.

Longtime exhibitor to the event & multiple Major Award Winner, Eden’s Jesse Graham was thrilled to sell another of his sculptures, the 2018 Major Award winning piece Buoyansea to the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce where it is now proudly on display on Beach Road. This piece will join Song & Dance in his array of public arts acquisitions which was purchased by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council after the 2013 Lake Light Sculpture event.

With record sculpture sales last Easter, the event continues to grow and is now considered one of the feature events on the Snowy Mountains’ Summer calendar and the Regional Arts NSW calendar. Prize levels in all categories continue to be high with many diverse categories including a range of Environmental, Encouragement and Community Awards attracting entries from established professional and emerging artists, tradespeople, local school and community groups.

The Application Form can be found at www.lakelightsculpture.com.au and entries close 2nd March 2018.

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Matthes on 0409 553 651 or via info@lakelightsculpture.com.au

For high resolution images or other media information, please contact Annette Findlay on info@lakelightsculpture.com.au 

 

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic Jindabyne 2018

Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic

Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park
Sunday 4 March 2018

Event website – https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-multi-sport-classic-jindabyne
Facebook – www.facebook.com/Sri-Chinmoy-Multi-Sport-Classic-138414553310215/
Swim 1.5km + paddle 9km + run 6km + mountain bike 8km + swim 2.5km + paddle 5.5km + mountain bike 9km + run 12.5km + mountain bike 42.8km + swim 1.2km + paddle 9.5km + run 5km …

The Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic is a 12-leg, all-day adventure for Solo Athletes and Relay Teams combining swimming, mountain biking, paddling and running in, on and around beautiful Lake Jindabyne. The race will be staged for the 12th time on Sunday the 4th of March 2018.

Set in the idyllic surrounds of Lake Jindabyne in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the race combines water and land-based sports over 12 legs, ranging in difficulty from mild to strenuous.

Race Solo or in Relay

The race is ideally suited to Relay Teams of varying tastes and capacities, or for Solo Athletes seeking a complete all-day test of skill, stamina and fitness.

The Course

The course is varied, with 3 mountain bike legs ranging from easy to highly technical; 3 running courses from flat to very not-flat; 3 swims of between 1.2 and 2.5 kms; and 3 paddles of 5.5 to 9.5 kms. The swims and paddles criss-cross most of Lake Jindabyne, while the mountain bikers and runners thoroughly explore the rugged Eastern Escarpment, rolling farmland of the Western Shore, and bushland of the adjoining Kosciuszko National Park.

Who Can Participate?

To take part in such a gruelling multi-discipline event as a Solo Athlete requires a high level of fitness and training in all 4 disciplines of swimming, paddling, mountain biking and running. However, most moderately fit people can join a relay team and complete one or more of the legs, such as a 1.5km swim, 5.5km paddle or 5km run.

Get Your Team Together Now

Find a group of friends or colleagues with the right mix of skills and fitness to cover all 12 legs – and start training!

Information and online entries

Full event information, including course maps and descriptions, stories from previous years, and online entry is available at https://au.srichinmoyraces.org/sri-chinmoy-multi-sport-classic-jindabyne

For inquiries or to register interest in joining a team, phone 0404 071 327 or write to canberra@srichinmoyraces.org