January 22, 2022

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ReBoot in Bermagui celebrates getting active and living a healthy lifestyle just in time for summer | Bega District News

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After a big year of COVID lockdowns for many in the Bega Valley, ReBoot in Bermagui will finally be held in the picturesque coastal town this weekend on December 4 and 5. After getting postponed in October – and cancelled last year – organiser Julie Rutherford said the team was really committed to ensuring the event would run in 2021. ReBoot is now in its seventh year, and Ms Rutherford expected that while it might be difficult to gather the same numbers as the October long weekend usually brought in, she was hoping more Bega Valley and Eurobodalla locals would get behind the event. READ MORE: Ms Rutherford encouraged people to register online ahead of time, up until Friday morning December 3, as it helped the team plan for the days and ensured a place in the events. Registering online also saves money on ticketed events. People can also register on the day as long as they arrive early enough, 7:30am on Saturday morning for the fun runs and the tug-o-war and between 8.30 and 9.45am on Sunday morning for the swimming. “The highlight of the weekend really is the fact that everyone’s out in the fresh air, even more so since COVID. We’ve had so few events in the last two years so the whole idea of ReBoot is for people to get out and do stuff. “It’s not for people to sit on the sidelines, it’s for people to have a go,” she said. There will be free activities such as yoga, Pilates, and tai chi where people just need to register for the activity and make sure to bring their own mat. There are other activities offered at affordable prices such as stand-up paddle boarding, surf lessons, sound healing sessions, and barefoot bowls. The Skate, SKoot & BMX Competition is sure to be a hit with great prizes up for grabs. “The whole idea is just for people to get out and do stuff and just be active in whatever form it takes for you,” said Ms Rutherford. “It’s a community event so it’s just about being out with friends and family and just enjoying having a go at something, and being in a beautiful landscape like Bermagui.” There are social events also happening around the town on Saturday and Sunday. Many of the prizes include vouchers to be spent in the town, thanks to the Bermagui Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, so it might be a good time to spend them around town. The River Rock Café will have live music on Friday night and an open mic night from 7pm until 10pm. There will also be live music at the Bermagui Country Club from 7pm until 9pm. On Saturday afternoon from 2pm there will be live music at Camel Rock Brewery and on Sunday afternoon there will be live music at the Bermagui Beach Hotel. READ ALSO: South Coast Gig Guide, December 1-6 A healthy breakfast will be held on Sunday morning from 8am until 11am for $10, or free for those participating in the fun run, swim, and bike ride. There will be a smorgasbord of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food available such as mini quiches, egg and bacon rolls, yogurt with muesli fruit cups, fresh fruit salads, bruschetta, and chia puddings. On Saturday from 11.15 the tug-o-war will be held at Dickinson Park opposite Bermagui Beach Hotel. Kelly Eastwood from Eastwood’s will be running a Banh mi (Vietnamese roll) food stall and other cafés and restaurants around town may be offering healthy food and snacks at discounted rates. The program can be found on ReBoot Bermagui’s website. Julie Rutherford is happy to be contacted on 0428 933444 for more information. The weather is looking partly cloudy but clear of rain on Saturday and Sunday. In the event of rain, Ms Rutherford said the only event that would be affected was the bike ride, but the run and swim activities would go ahead unless there were storms or dangerous conditions. All people participating in any of the activities must be fully-vaccinated and event organisers are asking people to stay home if they present with any COVID symptoms. The event will go ahead thanks to local sponsors and grants from the Commonwealth Bank and Destination NSW.

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