133rd Tolmie Sports, 9th February 2019
The Tradition Continues .......
On Saturday, 9th February, 2019, the quiet little hamlet of Tolmie will come alive when it hosts the 133rd Tolmie Sports - a country event which started out as a School Picnic Sports Day back in 1886. Many of the original events are still held today, such as the foot races, the Dog Jump, the wood chopping and the equestrian events - and these are as popular as ever.
And, in 2019, both the Tolmie Sports Association and the Tolmie community, as a whole, are thrilled to be playing host to the ABC's "Back Roads" production team - who will be spending a week or so with us.... interviewing and filming for one of their unique episodes, which delightfully showcase the not often seen towns & communities of Australia.
What can you expect from a day at the 133rd Tolmie Sports? Aside from the novelty events and foot races for adults and children, there will be plenty of country fun - with raffles, Guessing competitions and entertainment for all, including Trixie the Clown, “Bash the Rat”, face painting and woodworking displays, local historical & craft displays, the Cross Cut Saw event, Handball Competition, Sheaf Toss, Egg Toss, Ball in the Barrel comp etc. The Mansfield SES will give a "Road Rescue" demonstration and display, along with perennial favourites the Fergie Club, Andy, the Blacksmith and the Bush furniture display - all are very popular with both our locals and visitors.
The Axeman and Equestrian programmes run throughout the day; one of the big highlights being the Three Man Challenge Event, involving a race between teams - each consisting of an axeman, a runner and a horse & rider.
The day will also include one of our most anticipated and loved events - the Dog Jump.
There will be a Bar, along with lots of stalls & food outlets selling yummy wholesome country tucker to suit all tastes, or you can bring along a picnic and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and spirit of a good old fashioned country sports day. The Tolmie Mechanics Institute Hall will double as the "Tearooms", for the day, where you can take some quiet time out to relax and enjoy homemade sandwiches and cakes, and a Devonshire Tea with the best scones in the North-East!
The day will be capped off with an old time Bush Dance at the Tolmie Hall in the evening, highlighting bush band, "Couchgrass".
You can keep up to date with all that is happening on Tolmie Sports Day, on our Facebook page - tell your friends to come along and experience a day you will always remember!!
The Tolmie Sports is generously supported by local businesses in Tolmie, and in and around Mansfield.
All profits are returned to the community and to the ongoing yearly production of the Tolmie Sports.
Admission: $10 Adults / $5 Pensioners & Students; (Kids under 14 free);
Dance Admission: $10 Adults / $5 Children / $25 Families;
For more details go to www.tolmietimes.com or contact Secretary, Meg Allan on 03 5776 2178 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
TRIGGER POINT FOR CANCELLATION OF TOLMIE SPORTS
After consultation with CFA District 23 Operations Officer for the Benalla & Mansfield catchment, the Tolmie Sports Association has decided that the trigger point for cancellation of Tolmie Sports/Bush Dance will be - where the Fire Danger Rating is forecast to be "EXTREME" or above, and the Forest Fire Danger Index is forecast to be rated above 70. The TSA Committee would then be empowered to contact all relevant personnel to enact an immediate cancellation of the Sports and/or Bush Dance.
Alpine At Home
Betta Electrical / Betta Home Living
Chippy's Timber of Mansfield
Coco's Beauty Retreat
Edith & May
Family of John Kirley
Helen Anderson & Jim Jones
High Country Apparel
High Country Bakehouse
Jenny & Stuart Warne
Leon & Carol Storer
Mansfield Hunting & Fishing
Mansfield Party Hire
Mansfield Regional Produce Store
Mansfield Shire Council
Mansfield Sound & Light
North East & Border Axeman Assoc.
ProActive Tax & Business Services
Rob & Kerry Broek
Shop 27 Varieties
Stihl Shop Mansfield
Stolz Homemakers Mansfield
Superaxe Woodsplitters / Whitlands Engineering
The Davies Family
The Stewart Family
The Walsh Family of Yackandandah
Tolmie Cat Barn
Victorian Alpine Security
Tolmie Sports Association