WEAN PICNIC RACES
Saturday 8th July 2017
The Buccaneers, that romantic period of distant history which was an intertwined part of the colonisation of the New World, beginning with Cristopher Columbus, is our dress theme for the 2017 Wean Amateur Picnic Races. (But don't forget, we will still be doing all the other fun stuff that makes Wean the enjoyable and memorable day that it is)
The following is a broad outline of the historic period from Wickepedia:
The Golden Age of Piracy is a common designation given to usually one or more outbursts of piracy in the maritime history of the early modern period. In its broadest accepted definition, the Golden Age of Piracy spans the 1650s to the 1730s and covers three separate outbursts of piracy:
This period has produced one of the richest bodies of romantic folklore in human history, fuelled by thousands of books, perhaps the most well known being Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”, TV series like the “Black Sail” and movies, the latest being the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. It was also the period that led to the discovery and colonisation of Australia.
For some help dressing in the Buccaneer style, please follow the link below!
This Year's Charity Organisation
The chosen charity organisation for the 2017 Wean Picnic Races is Gunnedah West Rotary Charity Group.
Gunnedah West Rotary are raising funds to undertake a full upgrade of the Pensioners Hill Lookout recreational area, including upgraded access for more disable/senior friendly access, improved facilities and more open access. Please go to the donation page for more information.
The Wean Race committee feel that this is a worthy cause, and ask that patrons donate towards it on race day if they are able.