RFS Get Ready Weekend, Clans on the Coast Celtic festival, TreX Cross Triathlon on in Port Stephens September 16-17

Port Stephens Celtic Association president Ron Swan with his sister and "backbone" of the annual Clans of the Coast Celtic Festival, Diane Soper, at Birubi Beach. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts
Port Stephens Celtic Association president Ron Swan with his sister and "backbone" of the annual Clans of the Coast Celtic Festival, Diane Soper, at Birubi Beach. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Clans on the Coast Celtic festival

The annual festival, organised by the Port Stephens Celtic Association, is an action-packed day of highland dancing, singing, medieval fighting re-enactments, pipe bands, East Coast Heavy Events Championships and children’s activities.

It is being held at Tomaree Sports Complex from 9.30am on Saturday, September 16. The cost is $15 per adult, $10 for pensioners and $2 for children under 18. Money is donated to charity.

More about the festival here.

RFS firefighters battling a fire at Williamtown in December 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

RFS firefighters battling a fire at Williamtown in December 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Get Ready Weekend 

Raymond Terrace, Medowie, Tilligerry and Soldiers Point Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigades will be holding Get Ready Weekend events on Saturday, September 16.

Get Ready Weekend is a chance for you to talk with firefighters, and learn what you can do to prepare yourself and home for the fire season ahead.

Read more here.

The 2017 Fingal Bay Bomboras team. Picture: Warren Leadbeatter

The 2017 Fingal Bay Bomboras team. Picture: Warren Leadbeatter

Fingal Bay Bomboras in NHRL grand final

The Bommies will play in the A-grade NHRL grand final at No. 1 Sportsground in Newcastle from 4pm on Saturday, September 16.

Read more about their season, and how you can support the team here.

Junior union grand finals

Nelson Bay Junior Rugby Union will host the Newcastle Hunter Junior Rugby Union grand finals this Saturday at Tomaree Sports Complex.

More about that here.

Christine Amos, Gráinne Myles, Kim Blanch and Sue Sullivan-Gould from Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group.

Christine Amos, Gráinne Myles, Kim Blanch and Sue Sullivan-Gould from Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group.

Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group masquerade ball

The masquerade ball will be held on September 16 at Broughtons at the Bay in Nelson Bay. Doors open at 6.30pm. 

All money raised will go to the not-for-profit group to help fund the services it offers. 

More about the event, and the group, here.

In2Adventure brings athletes into the wilds for the TreX Cross Triathlon and Tomaree Trail Run Festival.

In2Adventure brings athletes into the wilds for the TreX Cross Triathlon and Tomaree Trail Run Festival.

Tomaree Trail Run Festival and TreX Cross Triathlon Port Stephens 

About 400 athletes plus their supporters will experience the wilder side of Port Stephens this weekend for the Tomaree Trail Run Festival and TreX Cross Triathlon. 

TreX takes the traditional form of triathlon and then heads ‘off road’ with a thrilling mix of swimming, mountain biking and trail running. There’s a variety of treks for a wide variety of ages and skill levels. TreX will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Tomaree Trail Run Festival will take place on Sunday. It offers a selection of courses including half marathon, 11.5k and 6k distances along with a free kids mud rats run.

Find out more here.