Thousands to get active on Labour Day weekend

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Almost 3000 athletes are set to compete across four major sporting events as part of a bumper Labour Day weekend for the city.

The Life Saving Victoria Championships, the Warrnambool Lawn Open, the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament and the ten-pin bowling Country Cup will all be held in Warrnambool this weekend.

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Richard Ziegeler said that Labour Day was one the biggest weekends of the year for Warrnambool.

“Good luck to everyone competing over the weekend, and I hope everyone enjoys their time in Warrnambool,” he said.

“With so many aspects of life disrupted by COVID over the past two years, the city’s major Labour Day sports tournaments have been able to go ahead in 2020, 2021 and now in 2022, which is great news for competitors, as well as the accommodation providers and other businesses that benefit.

“After a COVID-disrupted summer, a big Labour Day weekend will make a real difference for the local economy.

“Warrnambool is an events city and Council is proud to help facilitate this, but without the dedication of local volunteers, events of this scale and quality wouldn’t be possible.”

Due to the high number of people expected in the foreshore area coupled with the closure of Edwards Bridge, please allow extra time if driving down Pertobe Road. Depending on your destination, you may like to park at either Flagstaff Hill or Cannon Hill and walk to the foreshore.