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Lake Hamilton Turns 40!

24 October 2017

Lake Hamilton will officially turn 40 on Sunday 12 November and to celebrate, Southern Grampians Shire Council are holding a birthday party! The Greater Hamilton community is invited to join in the celebrations at a family friendly event held at the Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, to mark the milestone of one of Hamilton’s most iconic landmarks.

Officially opened in 1977 by the then Premier of Victoria Mr Rupert Hamer, Lake Hamilton has become one of Southern Grampians Shire's greatest assets. Those involved with the planning and construction of Lake Hamilton, including past Councillors and City engineers, have been invited to take part in celebrating the milestone.

The celebrations are being held in conjunction with the Fox and Lillie Rural Vitality Fun Run with running events ranging from 21km, 10km and 4.2km, commencing at 8.00am.

From 10am, there will be fun and free activities for the whole family including live music from young local talent, face painting, jumping castles, a free BBQ and a range of other entertainment.

Hamilton Aquatic Club, showcasing some of the region’s most skilful water skiers, will provide water sport demonstrations including high speed skiing, slalom and barefoot examples. Hamilton Rowing Club will be offering free ‘come and try’ rowing sessions with everyone invited to participate. There will also be free ‘come and try’ stand-up paddle boarding on offer, thanks to Daktari.

In the lead up to the event, Council are asking the Greater Hamilton community to share their favourite memories of the Lake or upload their favourite photo of the Lake on Council’s facebook and instagram pages and tag #mylakehamilton for the chance to win a hamper full of local produce.

This event has been organised with assistance from Monivae College as part of Council’s Crazy Ideas College project.

A timetable of all events will be available closer to the date and published on Council’s website and on the facebook event page, ‘Lake Hamilton 40th Birthday’. Registrations for the Fox and Lillie Rural Fun Run can be completed online

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