Seniors Festival Roundup

No this is not a doppelganger!
No this is not a doppelganger, Sandra Austin really did win both the best poker hand in Life’s Poker Bike ride on Sunday 4 October and the street orienteering prize at Docklands with a team mate on Saturday 10 October. Numbers were down on both events but enthusiasm was riding sky high.
Nick Grange from Diamond Creek OM:NI, see https://omnidiamondcreek.wordpress.com for more photos, was right in the thick of it again this year hoping to win a hat trick in the poker bike ride, but his hand was topped by Sandra’s full house. Better luck next year Nick!

Sandra Austin
Sandra Austin our successful double winner seen here with her bike.

Sandra Austin on stage with Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley at Fed Square receiving a bike computer
Seen on stage with Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley at Fed Square receiving a bike computer

Sandra at Docklands with number one ‘fan’ Rebecca Luxford, President Life Activities Clubs Victoria
Sandra at Docklands with number one ‘fan’ Rebecca Luxford, President Life Activities Clubs Victoria

Orienteering in Docklands – we had help from the experts
We had help from the experts to stage this new event. An experienced club team set the course and a few stalwarts of Orienteering Victoria http://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/ offered advice leading up to and on the day. Thank you all. It was a bit of a hoot with one or two people running to the finish line but one of the teams who actually got the top score on Sunday – June, Martin and Catherine – claim to be ‘serious amblers’ and took the course at a more leisurely pace and had lots of fun. Below LACVI President Rebecca Luxford with Orienteering enthusiasts Ian

Ian Baker and Keith Anker with Rebecca Luxford
Ian Baker and Keith Anker with Rebecca Luxford