21 July 2017
In exactly three months the 16th Australian Masters Games will get underway in Tasmania's North West and the entire region is gearing up for the week-long festival.
The Games is just as much about the social occasion as it is about the sport and this year the social program will be a bit different. Instead of one central Games hub, the entire region will act as the Games hub with multiple social options in different towns every night throughout the week integrated with the local communities, culminating in a massive after party in Burnie headlined by the Hoodoo Gurus.
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Picturesque Devonport will host the Games Opening Ceremony in conjunction with the Devonport Food and Wine Festival. Everyone, including locals and supporters, is invited to attend, which is expected to create a lot of fanfare around the Games participants.
The ceremony will feature some of the best local produce and will kick off the Games with a great Tasmanian atmosphere to get everybody ready for the upcoming week-long festival of sport.
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Burnie's waterfront will host the Games closing for the Australian Masters Games participants, which will include brief formalities and afternoon drinks along the beach.
Following the closing, participants can choose to continue the celebration with a discounted ticket to a concert headlined by the Hoodoo Gurus at West Park Oval in Burnie.
“This concert is an added bonus for participants and everyone involved in the Games. It’s not every day that the Hoodoo Gurus come to town and I think that the entire region will enjoy the entertainment,” Australian Masters Games General Manager Scott Wade said.
The Hoodoo Gurus will be joined by two Tasmanian party bands, The Ringmasters and Agent 99.
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.
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The charming waterfront Pier01 and Wharf Precinct in Ulverstone will act as the main Games accreditation centre and will be set up for everyone to enjoy the scenery with fresh local produce and uniquely Tasmanian offerings.
It will open on Thursday 19 October and close on Thursday 26 October giving participants and locals plenty of time to stop by and be a part of the action.
For sports located in Launceston and Lake Barrington temporary accreditation centres will be set up in, or near each venue based on competition dates.
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