Bankstown Relay for Life
“Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway will this month stage the Cancer Council’s premier community festival and team walk against cancer – and we will dedicate our Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night on Friday, March 28th, 2014, to raising much needed funds in the fight against cancer,” Bankstown Paceway director Andrew Ho has announced.
“The Cancer Council has again named the heart of Australian harness racing as the venue for its 2014 Relay For Life Community Festival and Team Walk Against Cancer, following the success of last year’s event at the internationally acclaimed 800 metre Condell Park trotting track,” Mr Ho told Harnesslink.
“Having now evolved into a weekend long Cancer Council Relay For Life Carnival, the festival of events will include a stand alone Relay for Life gala race night charity promotion on Friday, March 28th, 2014, following our fundraising endeavours on the racecourse over the past month,” Mr Ho said.
“The Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night event, on Friday, March 28th, 2014, will also serve as a prelude to the non-stop 24 hour charity fair – the Cancer Council’s time honoured Relay For Life Community Festival and Team Walk Against Cancer on Saturday, March 29th, and Sunday, March 30th, 2014 – which will be run overnight over the two days,” he said.
“Again hoping to beat this year’s fundraising target of $75,000, Relay For Life is first and foremost a grass roots community event for all Australians – where teams of ten to fifteen people participate in a relay-style walk or run to not only raise funds for the Cancer Council, but also honour the lives of all people touched by cancer.
“One in every two Australian men and one in every three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and an estimated 124,910 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in our nation last year – with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.
“With all funds raised from Relay For Life going directly to the Cancer Council’s continuing fight to defeat cancer, the Bankstown Paceway cancer carnival will bring together people from all walks of life for a time of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance,” Mr Ho added.
Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night incorporating the Cancer Council Relay for Life charity fundraiser will be held at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on Friday, March 28th, 2014, with the first race scheduled to start at 6.30 pm.
The Cancer Council Relay for Life Community Festival and Team Walk Against Cancer will be held at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on Saturday, March 29th, and Sunday, March 30th, 2014, as a non-stop 24 hour community event. Register your team online now at http://relay.cancercouncil.
Facts on Cancer in Australia
- 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
- Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 43,700 people are estimated to have died from cancer in 2011. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia.
- Nearly 15,000 more people die each year from cancer than 30 years ago, this is due mainly to population growth and aging. However, the death rate (number of deaths per 100,000 people) has fallen by 16 per cent.
- More than 60 per cent of people diagnosed with cancer in Australia will survive more than five years after diagnosis.
- The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30 per cent in the past two decades.
- The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, colorectal (bowel), breast, melanoma and lung cancer. These five cancers account for over 60 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in Australia
- Over 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers each year, with 543 people dying in 2011.
- Cancer costs more than $3.8 billion in direct health system costs (7.2 per cent).
- $378 million was spent on cancer research in 2000-01, 22 per cent of all health research expenditure in Australia.
Fashions on the Field
“International fashion house Serenade Leather – creator of the famed “Beverly Hills Collection” of designer hand bags, wallets, shoes and accessories – is the Official Autumn Carnival “Fashions on the Field” Partner here at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway,” Bankstown Paceway director Megan Lavender has announced.
“Bringing to the fashion industry over sixteen years of impeccable design and beautiful craftsmanship in an ever expanding global market, Bankstown Paceway is delighted to welcome Serenade Leather as our Official Carnival Fashion Partner,” Ms Lavender told Harnesslink.
“What this means for Bankstown Paceway race goers is that they will have right here on the racecourse access to the very same designer hand bags and fashion accessories that they have been reading about in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, where Serenade Leather is regularly featured,” Ms Lavender said.
“Instead of hunting through the fashion boutiques of New York, Dubai, Moscow, Madrid and Tokyo – where Serenade products are in high demand – fashionistas of the Bankstown trotting track will have access to a ready supply of designer hand bags and leather goods,” she said.
“As part of its official autumn carnival partnership with Bankstown Paceway, Serenade Leather will give away a limited number of designer hand bags and fashion accessories as prizes to several lucky racegoers at our 30th Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night on Friday, March 28th, 2014,” Ms Lavender added.
Serenade Leather fashion prizes will be available on 30th Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on Friday, March 28th, 2014 – with the first race scheduled to start at 6.30 pm. Gates open at 5.30 pm and racecourse entry is free.
Bankstown Custom Motorcycle Show
“Australasia’s largest custom motorcycle show – dubbed ‘The Big Bad Day Out’ – will return to the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, for its twenty fourth consecutive year on Good Friday, April 18th, 2014, from 10 am to 8 pm,” Bankstown Paceway director Megan Lavender has announced.
“Over twenty five thousand bike fans are expected to converge on Condell Park’s world renowned 800 metre trotting track which will once again swap our horses for horsepower and our gigs for gears by playing host to the undisputedly best and safest motorcycle show in the southern hemisphere,” Ms Lavender told Harnesslink.
“The 24th Annual Bankstown Custom Motorcycle Show will feature daring on track motorcycle stunts by celebrity riders, as well as flat track and dirt bike demonstrations, and, of course, the ever popular Miss Hard ‘n’ Fast show girl competition, which was won by Amy Lee (see attached photo) on Friday, March 29th, 2013,” Ms Lavender said.
“Motorcycle enthusiasts and show going families out for the long weekend will also be treated to an array of motoring and memorabilia trade stalls, sword and martial arts displays, reptile show and live rock music performances on the main stage,” she said.
“With thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to be handed out – including a $25,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a $1,000 lucky door prize – bike fans are set for yet another action charged spectacular at Sydney racing HQ,” Ms Lavender added.
The 24th Annual Bankstown Custom Motorcycle Show – “The Big Bad Day Out” – will he held at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on Good Friday, April 18th, 2014, from 10am to 8pm. Admission to the show is $30.00 – with children under 12 years old entering for free.
- Harley-Davidson's No1 stunt rider - Matt Mingay of Stunts Inc. will be showing his style
- Hard 'n' Fast display riders
- Paul Caslick (9 times Australian flat track Champion)
- St George MCC flat track demo on the horse track
- V8 Dirt Drag Demo on the inside of the trotting track
- NSW Supermotard display races in the car par (set up race track)
- Harley Davidson Australia Custom Shop
- CYC Studio Stunt Team, Lucky, ltzmatty, Jamie Jet, Scotty B,Cash Clarke,Scotty the hotty, igloo iglic.
- Live rock band
- BD Boxing For Life Demo
- Sword Display
- Power-lifting Demo
- MY Jujitsu Team Demo
- Donut Master Burnout Comp
- Live Reptile Show
- HEAPS of trade stalls
Event Schedule - 10.00am Gates Open
11.45am Welcome And Intro
12.00pm - 1.00pm Sounds On Stage / Dj Karl
1.00pm - 2.00pm Miss Hard 'n' Fast 2014 Judging
2.00pm - 3.00pm Live Music
3.00pm - 3.30pm Donut Master Burnout Comp
3.30pm - 4.30pm Live Music
4.30pm - 5.30pm Trophy Presentations
5.30pm - 6.00pm Lucky Door Prize Draw
6.00pm - 6.30pm Sy's Harley Davidson Raffle Draw
6.30pm - 7.00pm Wet T-Shirt Competition
7.00pm - 8.00pm Wrap Up / Show Finish
10.00am - 5.00pm Speedway - St George Mcc Flat Track Demos
11.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm 150 kph Pro Speedway Racing with special quests
12.00pm - 3.30pm V8 Dirt Drags Demo
Rear Ground Stage
11.00am - 5.00pm Reptile Show
12.00pm - 1.00pm Power Lifting Demo
1.15pm - 1.45pm Sword Display
2.00pm - 2.30pm MY Jujitsu Team Demo
3.00pm - 4.00pm BD Boxing For Life Demo
1.00pm - 5.00pm CYC Studio Stunt Team
2.00pm - 5.00pm NSW Supermoto Demo
3.00pm - 3.30pm Donut Master Burnout Comp
The kids will love the action and the chance to meet the riders in a specially set up meet-and-greet rider's tent. They can bring autograph books, shirts, helmets, gloves and just about anything imaginable to have autographed by their favourite rider. And, of course, the best show bikes will be on display, and the most unique trophies in the country will be awarded to winners on the day.
Unlike many other bike shows, all bikes entering MUST be rideable.
The Harley-Davidson Custom Shop will return this year with new products to tempt your style in customisation.
Bankstown Aboriginal Art Exhibition
“Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway will host its Second Annual Indigenous Australian Art Exhibition to feature a standardbred racehorse and gig as part of the 30th Schweppes Sydney Cup Gala Race Night on Friday, March 28th, 2014,” Bankstown Paceway director Andrew Ho has announced.
“The exhibition will feature works in a wide range of artistic media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, ceremonial clothing and sandpainting by indigenous artists sourced by the Bankstown Aboriginal Education Consultative Group,” Mr Ho told Harnesslink.
“Traditional indigenous art in the form of dot painting includes a variety of paint colours like yellow representing the sun, brown representing the soil, red representing the desert sand, and white representing the clouds and the sky.
“The heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, looks forward to again partnering with the Bankstown Aboriginal Education Consultative Group to deliver the world’s only Indigenous Australian art exhibition featuring Aboriginal equine art,” Mr Ho added.
The Second Annual Indigenous Australian Art Exhibition will be held at the heart of Australian harness racing, Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown, on Friday, March 28th, 2014, from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Entry is free.