TOP 5: Weekend tips for the Bega Valley

Wolumla mother of three Irene Trezise is heading to Russia for multiple sclerosis treatment. A fundraiser is being held on Saturday night.

Wolumla mother of three Irene Trezise is heading to Russia for multiple sclerosis treatment. A fundraiser is being held on Saturday night.

1. Grand gesture for Irene Trezise

The Grand Hotel is the place to be on Saturday night for a big fundraiser aiming to help Wolumla’s Irene Trezise.

Irene suffers from multiple sclerosis and has been accepted into a treatment program in Russia.

The treatment is costly – around $60,000 – but the community is rallying behind the mother of three.

The fundraiser for Irene will be on Saturday night at The Grand, with live music from 8pm.

Three local bands will be playing and local businesses have donated to the raffles, which will be drawn on the night.

A selection of work by artists Shirley Hannan is on exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional gallery this month.

A selection of work by artists Shirley Hannan is on exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional gallery this month.

2. Gifted, the Shirley Hannan Collection

The artistic gifts of Shirley Hannan will be on display at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery throughout July and August.

The entire collection of her work has been donated to the gallery, and curator Iain Dawson is extremely pleased to be able to exhibit a selection including several pieces never before shown publicly.

The official opening is Friday at 6pm.

The exhibition runs until August 16 and will include several public programs and talks on Shirley Hannan and her work.

3. Horse of the year crowned

Bega trainer Nugget Wheatley is in with a chance at having All Giving claim Horse of the Year honours at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Saturday.

It all comes down to the last race of the final meet of the season where All Giving is up against Four Fortyfour from Moruya – both currently sitting on equal points.

The turf club has a six-race card set for Saturday, with the first race at 1.26pm and the main event jumping at 4.28pm.

Keep an eye out for our roving photographer Pete so we can get your smiling face and race day fashions on the BDN website and in print!

The biennial worldwide celebration of dance Big Dance is coming to Bega on Sunday.

The biennial worldwide celebration of dance Big Dance is coming to Bega on Sunday.

4. Big Dance at the Bega Showground

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes - Big Dance is in Bega this weekend!

Big Dance involves dancers from Australia and the UK in a huge simultaneous dance event.

Initiated by the Mayor of London in 2006, this biennial event is the world’s biggest celebration of all types of dance

Rehearsals were held last month and a final refresher on the dance to be performed will be held in the Bega Indoor Stadium on Saturday from 12-2pm.

Then on Sunday, everyone is invited to the Bega Showground pavilion where from 11am local dancers will join thousands of others around Australia and the UK in the joint performance.

Watch as the rampaging Bega Roosters take on comp rivals the Moruya Sharks at the Bega Rec Ground on Sunday.

Watch as the rampaging Bega Roosters take on comp rivals the Moruya Sharks at the Bega Rec Ground on Sunday.

5. Bega Roosters v Moruya Sharks

As the race for the Group 16 minor premiership heats up, the Roosters will take on its three major rivals in the coming weeks. 

First up is the Moruya Sharks on Sunday in what is sure to be a fiery clash between two of the comp’s top sides, both of which look to be at full strength.

Matches start this Sunday at the Bega Rec Ground from 10.30am for the under 18s. 

The first grade main event kicks off at 2.30pm. 

* Do you have an event or special occasion you'd like to share with readers? Email ben.smyth@fairfaxmedia.com.au with details.

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