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Friday, February 23, 2018
  
 
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Events for the month of February 2018
 
The Municipal Office - Celebrating Civic History
Monday, October 16, 2017
to Friday, July 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibition

The Cultural Collection includes many items relating to the administrative and civic history of the three former Municipalities which amalgamated in the early 1990's to make up Glenelg Shire


LOCATION:
Casterton Customer Service Centre

The Municipal Office
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Friday, July 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Municipal Office
With the amalgamation of Councils in the early 1990s, the former municipalities of Shire of Glenelg, Shire of Heywood and City of Portland came together to form the new Glenelg Shire. This exhibition brings together images, objects and ephemeral items that tell the story of the region's civic history. The display includes office equipment, ledgers, stationary and council seals, with a focus on the former Shire of Glenelg - the local government in the Casterton district.

Until 13 July 2018
Open week days 9am to 5pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm
(closed public holidays)

FREE EVENT


LOCATION:
Casterton Customer Service Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

The Zoo / The Farm
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, August 5, 2018

10:00 AM
The Zoo The Farm
The images and objects in this display are connected by the themes of animals, fish, birdlife and the natural world. The display includes items from Council's Cultural Collection and selected items on loan from the Portland Historical Society. Highlights include a 19th century calendar in the shape of a cockatoo; a fur collar made from fox tails; a pull-along toy cow; K.S. Anderson's white elephant; and a 1920s photograph of Bert Vivian in a magnificent rooster costume.

Until 5 August 2018
10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm.
(Except Good Friday)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Land and Sea - Cabinets of Curiosity
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, May 6, 2018

10:00 AM
Land and Sea
Presented in the style of German "Wunderkammer", this display highlights the diversity of the Cultural Collection and some of the weird and wonderful times held therein. Loosely based on the themes of land and sea, the display includes a 19th century policeman's baton; they key to Portland's powder magazine; a gold pocket watch with rifle club medal; and a sample of the first superphosphate produced in Portland in 1968.

Until 6 May 2018
10:30am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(except good Friday)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

And the Winner is...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
to Thursday, February 22, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Winner
Over the years Glenelg Shire Council has amassed a small collection of trophies, awards and other presentation pieces. Some have been presented directly to Council in recognition of an achievement , whilst others have come into the Cultural Collection through donation from an individual or organisation. The display includes: the 1931-32 Guardian Cup; the J.G. Murrell Memorial Shield; and various trophies won by the Portland Pipe Band.

FREE


LOCATION:
Portland Customer Service Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Rotary Club of Portland Bay Film Fundraiser
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Rotary Club of Portland Bay presents the film 'Breathe'. Please come and share this wonderful film with us. All funds raised will go to Rotary's End Polio fund which is close to completely eradicating Polio in the world.
About the movie:
Robin Cavendish, who was given only 3 months to live after being paralysed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a pioneering advocate for the disabled. He and his wife, Diana Blacker, travel the world with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him.
Seating is limited. Tickets are available from Allwood & Ryan 41 Percy Street Portland ph: 5521 7600


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Community Free Lunch
Friday, February 2, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Portland Baptist Church every 1st Friday of the Month we meet at the Corner of New Street and Learmonth Street. Lunch is free to the Community

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Arts Glenelg Season Launch
Friday, February 2, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Arts Glenelg team are once again launching the annual arts program with an evening of fun and entertainment on Friday, February 2, 2018.

The Portland Arts Centre will be transformed into the ‘Mother's Ruin Gin Club’ - with a pop-up Gin bar and food van, along with the first show of the season; Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin.

** Doors open at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm Launch start. Drinks and food before and after the 7:30pm, 1 hour show ‘Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin’. Tickets on sale soon! **


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Arts Centre   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
enquiry@portlandartscentre.com.au
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/
PAC launch 2018

Celebrating 100 years scouting in Casterton
Saturday, February 3, 2018
to Sunday, February 4, 2018
A reunion dinner will be held Saturday 3rd February 2018 for anyone who has been involved with Scouts in Casterton (please email if you have been involved). Sunday4th Feb a Family fun day and market is will be held from 9.am -2pm. During our Sunday events, are hall will be renamed in memory of our late leader Geoff Richardson

LOCATION:
Casterton Scout Hall 32 McKinley St Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Narelle Brown   
PHONE:
0428858908
EMAIL:
castertonscouts@outlook.com
Scout logo

Dartmoor Rodeo
Saturday, February 3, 2018
4:00 PM
Plenty of action including:
- Bull Riding
- Steer Wrestling
- Saddle Bronc
- Bare Back
- Barrel Racing
- Junior Bull Riding

View all the live action replays on the Big Screen

Special Feature:
Quick Shear with Blades

Live entertainment from Any Other Sunday

Gates Open 4:00pm
Rodeo starts 6:30pm
Full Catering - no BYO
Camping available


LOCATION:
Dartmoor Recreation Reserve

The Greatest Showman - Film Fundraiser
Sunday, February 4, 2018 The Portland Women's Service Club presents the movie, The Greatest Showman on Sunday 4 February at the Portland Arts Centre. This dazzling
tale based on the great circus entrepreneur, Barnum stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. It celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
A delicious afternoon tea will be served at 3.45pm with the movie commencing at 4.20pm. Tickets are $15 and are available from Intimate Apparell with proceeds supporting the club's annual tertiary scholarship fund for young district women. We strongly encourage pre- purchasing your tickets to secure your seat..


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
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Friends of the Community Market
Sunday, February 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
We have been honoured by the invitation to us by the 1st Casterton Scout Group to join them in celebrating their 100 Years of Scouting in Casterton. So, our February Market will be held at the 1st Casterton Scout Hall at 32 McKinlay St, Casterton.

Craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments, honey, second hand goods and more are available for purchase.


LOCATION:
Casterton Scout Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Kerrie   
PHONE:
0355820191
EMAIL:
Tallangower2@gmail.com
Friends of the Community Market

PYPN - Car Rally Fundraiser
Sunday, February 4, 2018
2:00 PM
The Young Professional Network invite you to an afternoon of scavenger hunting and local trivia whilst you race around town following some (hopefully) not to cryptic clues! All proceeds go to the YPN Relay for Life team.
So grab some friends, grab your car and come on down for a fun afternoon of scavenger hunting.
Begins at the Portland skatepark where you go from there is a mystery! From 2:00pm onwards. $20.00 per car/team (no more than 4 people per car). You'll need comfortable footwear (there may be some light walking involved), Camera Phone, a pen and a great team name!
There will be some great prizes on offer for the winning team, and a lot of fun in store.


LOCATION:
Portland skatepark
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0421393490
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Ladies Seaside Cup 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ladies 3 Person Stableford Aggregate Event.
9:00am for 9:30am shotgun start.
Picnic on the Go and Afternoon Tea.(Please advise of any special dietary requirements)
$60.00 per team
Entries to Lyndi on 03 5523 2523 or admin@portlandgolfclub.com.au


LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
CONTACT NAME:
Lyndi   
PHONE:
0355232523
EMAIL:
admin@portlandgolfclub.com.au

Oasis by the Sea Exhibition
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
to Friday, April 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oasis
Drawn from Council's Cultural Collection, this exhibition looks back over 150 years of the Portland Botanic Gardens. Opening in 1859, Portland's gardens are one of the oldest in the state and listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The exhibition examines various aspects of the gardens including: the early years; the curators; the curator's cottage; islands and bridges; sports in the gardens; the Chinese prisoners; and the Portland lifeboat.

LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

2018 Corporate Cup Challenge - Bowls
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
to Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6:00 PM
Entries close Monday 29 January or when filled - First 32 teams accepted. Each team is allowed 1 bowls affiliated player, single entries taken.
Tuesday Evenings starting 6 February to 27 February. Teams to arrive at 5:45pm for a 6pm start.
Cost: $40.00 per team for the 4 weeks ($ players per team).
Supporting old newbies PDH Relay for Life team & Kyeema Support Services.

Call 03 5523 2557 for more information.


LOCATION:
Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club

#LetsTalk
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
United Way Glenelg and Scriptwise will bring together the local community with the aim of kick-starting a conversation around the prescription medication misuse health epidemic.

An interactive forum with special guest speakers ScriptWise CEO Bee Mohamed, Jerry Ma (Pharmacist, Amcal Chemist), Deb Tozer (Urgent Care manager, Portland District Health), Sue Johnson (AOD and Counselling Services, Portland District Health), Lee-Anne Nelson (Victoria Police), Lauren Yuill (Physiologist, Portland District Health and Dr Alex Pun (General Practitioner, DWECH).

Margaret Millington will share her story at the forum of losing her 34-year-old son Simon, to an overdose on prescription medication after being addicted to pain killers for more than 15 years after a car accident left him with multiple traumas.
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THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Catering provided.


LOCATION:
Blue Room, Richmond Henty Hotel, 101 Bentinck Street, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole Angelino   
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
http://www.unitedwayglenelg.com.au
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Portland Seaview Real Estate
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
United Way and Scriptwise to kick start a conversation around prescription medication misuse.

LOCATION:
Richmond Henty Blue Room
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole Angelino   
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
http://unitedwayglenelg.com.au

Gypsy Fire! Starring 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan aka Lord of the Strings & Amazing Czech violinist Romana Geermans
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Gypsy Fire is a captivating live show performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity featuring 10 String Spanish Guitarist Matthew Fagan aka Lord of the Strings and amazing Czech violinist Romana Geermans. Their program features Gypsy Swing Jazz, Eastern European gypsy and Classical European repertoire including Vivaldi Four Seasons and O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar and violin.

The duo also share music composed from their profound musical partnership formed in Australia including original Celtic and Flamenco Music from Matthew’s successful CD Indigo Moon which still receives regular airplay on ABC FM.

Gypsy Fire was founded by Matthew in 1997and pioneered Gypsy Jazz in Australia with fiery performances at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, national touring at major arts centres and more.

Romana Geermans from Prague, twice won the prestigious Kocian International violin competition and at age 15 toured with the renowned Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra for 7 years. Romana has toured extensively in Australia with orchestras, Jazz, Pop & country groups and was in the original line up of Gypsy Fire and features on Matthew Fagan’s CD Indigo Moon with the Atlantis Chamber Orchestra.

Internationally acclaimed performer Matthew Fagan is one of Australia's most engaging, versatile, fluent and imaginative musicians. Matthew has toured with international celebrities including Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford.

A tour de force not to be missed!

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised program or venue
A tour de force not to be missed!

IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS THE EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED

Tickets:
Early Bird Price If paid by 2nd Feb
Adult $25- Family $50 (2 Adults + 2 Children), Child U16 $15, Child Under 3 free
After Early Bird on 2nd Feb Extra $5 per ticket
Door Sales Subject to Availability
Supper for a donation, goes to Portland District Health.

Bookings:
Ph: Kellie on 0438881985 Credit/Cheque/Direct Transfer
WEB: https://gypsyfireportland.eventbrite.com + Booking Fee – (Credit)
DOOR SALES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY




LOCATION:
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 57 Julia Street, Portland, VIC 3305
CONTACT NAME:
Kellie   
PHONE:
0438881985
EMAIL:
mjb2fagan@gmail.com
WEB:

STEAM - Coding - Portland Library
Friday, February 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Program
Come and join this fun program on Coding basics for children aged 8 - 14 years using the Swift Playgrounds Apple App.

Learn coding for:
• Basic commands for movement
• Bugs and debugging
• Writing simple code

Portland Library
Friday 9 February 2018
Friday 16 February 2018
4.00 - 4.45pm

Limited places. Bookings are essential.
Phone 5522 2265.


LOCATION:
Portland Library
CONTACT NAME:
Glenelg Libraries   
PHONE:
0355222265
EMAIL:
library@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Twilight Gardens: Outdoor Cinema & Pop Up Bar
Friday, February 9, 2018
5:30 PM
Food, wine and fun for twilight gardens. Grab a picnic rug and your friends for a night of food, wine and movies at the Portland Botanical Gardens as the Twilight Cinema returns.
Romantic comedy Valentine's Day will air on the big screen as we celebrate the countdown to most love and romance filled holiday, Valentine's Day.
Enjoy op up food vans and wine bars from local vendors and live music from local artists before the movie starts later in the evening.
*This is a licensed event - strictly no BYO*


LOCATION:
Portland Botanical Gardens
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355812070
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Tyrendarra Agricultural Show
Saturday, February 10, 2018
to Sunday, February 11, 2018
The 101st Tyrendarra Show will be held at the Tyrendarra Showgrounds on Saturday February 10. Enjoy all the fun of a traditional rural agricultural show - horses, sheep, miniature goats, wool, produce, flowers, poultry, art etc. Come and meet George the Farmer and our favourite chainsaw carver Brendon Kroon. There will be pony rides, animal nursery, pet competition, stagecoach rides and lots more.
Come out on Sunday 11 February to watch the fantastic horse events, and this year there will also be a "Fashions on the Field" competition.
Adults $10.00
Pensioners (must show card) $5.00
Under 13 Free


LOCATION:
Tyrendarra Showgrounds
CONTACT NAME:
Robyn Nunn   
PHONE:
0427295271
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.tyrendarraagriculturalshow.com.au

Wild Bunch and Nostalgia - South Coast Raceway
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wildbunch - Nostalgia - February 10th - South Coast Raceway.
Spectators $20.00, Under 14 Free. Spectator gates open 9:00am, racing from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
Featuring 18 Supercharged Wild Bunch Cars and a huge field of Nostalgia and Sportsman Racers.
The track will be open Friday from 6-9pm for street racing and open testing. Racer entry for the Friday is just $30.00. If you want to race the Friday night you can get a Friday Night only entry form from the gate.


LOCATION:
South Coast Raceway
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0417374274
EMAIL:
southcoastraceway@gmail.com

Portland Yacht Club Regatta
Saturday, February 10, 2018
to Sunday, February 11, 2018

11:00 AM
Fantastic Sailing Relaxed Atmosphere
With a beautiful coastline and fantastic facilities, where else would you rather sail? Come join us for a fun Regatta that caters for all classes.
OTB, Juniors, Trailables, Keelboats
Country Club Atmosphere
Fantastic sailing conditions
Unique place to sail
First race on Saturday 11:00am start


LOCATION:
Portland Yacht Club
CONTACT NAME:
Mick    
PHONE:
0431297279
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

27 Hole Ambrose Championship
Sunday, February 11, 2018
9:00 AM
The annual 27 Hole Ambrose Championship will be held on Sunday 11th February and is open to Men and Women. Maximum 2 women per team. Entry fee $100.00 per team. Scratch and Handicap trophies. Lunch and afternoon tea included. Entries to Matt McLeod 0408 505 480

LOCATION:
Heywood Golf Club

Sandford Hall Country Market
Sunday, February 11, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This event is a country market held at the Sandford Mechanics Hall under the magnificent English Oak that was planted in 1887
Available at the Sandford Hall Country Market are baked products, arts and crafts, refreshments, second hand goods and much much more.


LOCATION:
14 Burke Street, Sandford (Mechanics Hall)
CONTACT NAME:
Rodger    
PHONE:
0408703746
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Country Market

Bert Tober Shield Mixed Pinehurst Golf Day
Sunday, February 11, 2018
10:30 AM
Assemble 10:30am for 11:00am shotgun start @ The Portland Golf Club.
Half way House and drinks cart will be running.
Buffet lunch on completion.
Non golfing partners welcome to attend lunch!
More details phone Portland Golf Club on 03 5523 2523
$40.00 a pair (which includes Buffet lunch on completion)
Everyone Welcome


LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355232523
EMAIL:
admin@portlandgolfclub.com.au

Pancake Luncheon
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at the St Stephen's Pancake Luncheon!
The event will commence at noon offering savoury and sweet pancakes for $12 each.
Takeaway pancakes are available.


LOCATION:
St Stephens Anglican Parish Hall, Cnr Julia and Percy Streets Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Pauline Elletson   
PHONE:
0355231051
EMAIL:
ellemine@bigpond.com
Pancake Luncheon

Small Night in with This Way North
Friday, February 16, 2018
6:30 AM
This Way North
Hailing from Melbourne, guitar/drums two-piece This Way North are Leisha Jungalwalla (jungal) and Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber & the Rollin' Wheel). Cat brings solid groove based, dynamic power drumming, while leisha sways with swampy slide guitar, slimmed down soul vocals, live looping and compelling alt-pop melodies.

Sometimes likened to The Black Keys, Tame Impala and Ainslie Wills, their unique musical connection creates an explosive sound that's rarely realised by just two artists on stage. This Way north released their first EP, recorded and produced by Shane O'Mara (Time Rogers, The Audrey's, Lisa Miller) at Yikesville studio in Yarraville, in early 2016.

This Way North have been touring almost non-stop since the start of 2017. Playing festivals such as Wide Open Space (Alice Springs) and supporting Blues Fest band Turin Breaks (UK) in a sold out show at The Newtown Social Club in Sydney. Not to be missed!

All tickets: $30
Drinks from 6:30pm


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

STEAM - Coding - Portland Library
Friday, February 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Program
Come and join this fun program on Coding basics for children and young people using the Swift Playgrounds Apple App.

Learn coding for:
• Basic commands for movement
• Bugs and debugging
• Writing simple code

Portland Library
Friday 9 February 2018
Friday 16 February 2018
4.00 - 4.45pm

Limited places. Bookings are essential.
Phone 5522 2265.


LOCATION:
Portland Library
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Hope Lives in South West
Friday, February 16, 2018
to Saturday, February 17, 2018

6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Relay for life walk to help raise awareness and funds for the Cancer Council

LOCATION:
Nelson Park, Portland
WEB:
http://cancercouncil.org.au

Classics by the Bay Show n Shine
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This will be our 4th annual show n shine for Cars & Bikes, ranging from Classics, Vintage and Hot Rods etc
This is proving to be a very successful show n shine each year, also featuring Fletch from Classic Restos TV program also a live band and plenty of food and drinks available come along, a great day out for the whole family, hope to see you all there.


LOCATION:
Lee Breakwater Rd Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Craig Dennert   
PHONE:
0408554069
EMAIL:
portlandclassicautoclub@gmail.com

Pirates of Penzance
Thursday, February 22, 2018
to Friday, February 23, 2018

7:30 PM
Pirates of Penzance
The 21st Anniversary Australian Tour makes its last performance at the Portland Arts Centre!

This production of Pirates of Penzance is sure to be the best ever, but be warned the Pirates are in no mood for mucking around. This production will contain "NUTS" and "DONALD TRUMP" additives.

Starring Australian music theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling 'Pirate King', veteran comic star baritone Brian Hannan as the 'Major General' and 'The Police Sergeant', international soprano Alison Jones as 'Mabel', Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe as 'Ruth' and the versatile Chris McKenna as 'Frederic'.

Adult: $35 Concession: $30 Under 16s/Student: $20 Family: $90

Duration: 85 minutes plus interval

Portland Arts Centre
Thursday 22 February, 7:30pm
Friday 23 February, 11:am (all tickets $20)

Casterton Town Hall
Friday 23 February, 7:30pm


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre & Casterton Town Hall
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Heywood Wood Wine & Roses Festival
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Mile Run, Street Parade, Food Stalls, Market Stalls, Woodchop, Children's Sideshow Rides, Show Bags, Art and Craft Displays, Tractor Pull, Wicked Wildlife Reptile Petting Zoo, Live Music, Fireworks and much more.


LOCATION:
Town Green Heywood
Heywood Wood Wine & Roses Festival

Heywood Truck and Ute Show
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Get on the Highway to Heywood.

Massive Prizes and Trophies up for grabs.

Trade Stalls, Street Parade, Food Stalls, Market Stalls, Live Music, Fireworks and much more.

Grand Unveiling of the incredible South West Road Transport Wall of Legends
2018 Inductee presentations.


LOCATION:
Heywood
Heywood Truck and Ute Show

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