Thursday, September 29, 2011

CoastOut - Don't Miss Out!


With the warmer weather upon's COASTOUT Season!

CoastOut 2011 is just over a month away so its time to grab your Super Early Bird 3 day passes for $179 or $164 concession by this Friday 30th September.
Remember when you do, you go in the draw to WIN 3 nights accommodation @ the Novotel Pacific Bay resort & you can be cruising around the Coffs Coast in a brand new Audi, thanks to Bellbowrie Motors!
Go to to secure your pass now!

Getting here & where to stay?

Our friends at Out Travel have great packages available, travelling from anywhere in the Country. Call Andy on 02 8667 3336 email:

Welcome Aboard! Catch the CoastOut Carriage with your Host Sandy Bottom!
CountryLink have kept a carriage aside for us this year from Sydney stopping at the Central Coast, Newcastle etc.
Leaving 0715 Friday 28th, arriving 2 hours before the festival begins!
Join Sandy and her gang for one hell of a ride North to the beach!
Only $55 one way when you mention CoastOut and quote the reference number PNR HCU871.

The Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre can arrange your accommodation for you!
Call them on 1300 369 070. Mention CoastOut for possible discounts.

Swim, Run with heaps of FUN!
This years Beach Carnival is on Saturday 29th October at Coffs Harbour’s stunning Jetty Beach (Harbour).
The event is open to everyone as participation, inclusion and heaps of FUN is the message of the day.
Join our hosts Candy Box & Will Fennell as they commentate the 1.2km Ocean Swim, 4km Beach Run, Beach Flags, Beach Sprints and loads of beach games for everyone!

Event: CoastOut’s Beach Carnival
When Saturday 29th October, 10.30am.
Where: The Harbour: Jetty Beach.
Registration: $20 (1.2km Ocean Swim, 4 x 250m Ocean Swim Relay, 4km Run, Beach Sprints, Beach Flags) Over $1500 in cash & prizes.
Beach Games: Free.
Go to to register by October 7th.

Carve it Up! CoastOut’s UNREAL Surf Comp Comp 2011
CoastOut 2010 saw the first Gay, Lesbian & their friends Surf Comp in the world. Thanks to our sponsors Unreal Estate the Comp is back on in 2011. This year we have included a long board section into the mix. We also welcome back our “Hostess with the mostess” the Hilarious Sandy Bottom to ride the waves in with our competitiors.
$500 cash & prizes are up for grabs in each division. Mens, Womens & Longboard.
Register by September 30 at
Event: CoastOut’s Unreal Surf Comp
When: Saturday 29th October, 7.30am
Where: Park Beach, Coffs Harbour.
Registration Fee: $20

Look who’s coming to play?

We are thrilled to bring you some of the countries most interesting, diverse and FABULOUS entertainers & hosts for this years festival. Here we go:

Welcome Cocktail Party!
Where: Novotel Pacific Bay Resort
When: Friday 28th October, 6pm.
What: Fundraiser for the Harbour Youth Service & the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW.
Tickets: $69 from
This years theme: BRING YOUR MAGIC!
Host: Jackie Loeb
Performers: Carlotta, Rhys Bobridge, Shauna Jensen, Sandy Bottom, Miss Man, Joyce Maynge, Dallas Della Force, Paul Nee & The Jazz Collective, Coco Jumbo, Terrance Wakewood and Mattius the Libidinous.

Drag Out the Dolphins!
Where: Pet Porpoise Pool, Orlando St Coffs Harbour
When: Saturday 29th October, 3pm
What: The World’s FIRST Live Drag performance show together with a Marine Magic Show! A highlight for all who came in 2010.
Tickets: $35 from

Host: Joyce Maynge
Performers: Miss Man (MEL), Abel Seaman Hancock (SYD) and Sandy Bottom (SYD).

Concert in the Park
Where: Park Beach Reserve (CoastOut Main Stage).
When: Saturday 29th October, 6pm-10pm.
What: CoastOut’s First LIVE Concert in the Park.
Tickets $20 from

Host: Polly Petrie
Entertainers: Melissa Tkautz, Divine Knights, Shiny Shiny, Round Mountain Girls, Terrance Wakewood, Vinegar Tom, Elyjah & More!

SWEET: The CoastOut Dance Party (not inc in 3 day pass).
Where: The Hoey Moey
When: Saturday 29th October, doors open 10pm
What: A sumptuous mix of the best tunes in the country!
With a Tantalizing laser light show & production!
Tickets: $25 + bf from Ice Graphics T-Shirts Coffs Harbour or on
DJ’s: Kitty Glitter (SYD), Lady K (Lismore) & Dirty Luck (Coffs)
Special Performances: Shauna Jensen (SYD), Terrance Wakewood (Newcastle) Miss Man (MEL) & Mattius the Libidinous (SYD) and MORE!

Barefoot Bowls & Brekkie!
Where: Park Beach Bowling Club
When: Sunday 30th October, 9am
What: A recovery event to support the local ACON office in Coffs Harbour. $2.50 of your ticket goes directly to ACON.
A BBQ breakfast is included with DJ Box (SYD) playing some chilled out tunes preparing us for Fair Day 2011. Tickets at

CoastOut’s Fair Day & Zinc Beach Party Finale
Where: Park Beach Reserve
When: Sunday 30th October, 11am.
What: So much FUN for everyone!
Bring your picnic rugs, friends and family down to the Park for a fabulous day of entertainment, food, stalls and maybe even a dance or 2.
To register for a stall at Fair Day go to

Tickets: $35 for the whole Day 11am - 10pm! Tickets at

More info Coming soon about:
CoastOut Conference: Gender & Sexuality in Rural & Regional Australia
Queer Film Shorts!
CoastOut's Art Exhibition
Marriage & Equality Workshop!

CoastOut would be possible without:
Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Coast Tourism, Zinc Clinic, Unreal Estate, BizAus, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Coffs Coast Advocate, SSO Media, Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Q News, LOTL, Pink Sofa, Ajit Adwords & Pavilion 3 Productions.

CoastOut Contacts:
Head Office:
Surf Comp: Nat
Beach Carnival & Volunteer Co-ordinator : Brenden
Stall Holders: Shaun
CoastOut Conference Raymond:
Art Exhibition: Raymond

Monday, September 26, 2011

CoastOut is coming - weekend of 28, 29 and 30 October 2011!!!!

Check it out!

LWP will be out in force at the Zinc Beach Party Finale on Sunday 30 October 2011. We will be showcasing our MG parade dance – Laurance will be assisting again....wooo hooooo

Who is up for carpooling to this great event? Or who has a car? Get in contact....

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021

twenty10 Bronzie promotion at North Bondi 23 October 2011!!!!

With patrol season kicking off last weekend (thank goodness) Lifesavers with Pride are stretching themselves this year, to not only promote equity, acceptance and the GLBT community within lifesaving, but also promote lifesaving within the GLBT community.

The committee have engaged with twenty10, and organisation that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders and sexualities, organising a beach awareness and orientation session.

This is an opportunity for us to not only teach young GLBT people about the beach, but also encourage some to undertake their bronze medallion. Whilst we will be gathering at North Bondi, this is an opportunity for LWP members from all clubs to come and spruik their own club in a bid to attract new bronzies, and ultimately increase our LWP numbers as well.

Keep the afternoon of 23 October free, more details to come!

Looking forward to seeing you all there for a great day.

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hi Members

Please see email below from Jody Ballard.

Get behind her and support by voting.

The link for voting is

Lifesavers With Pride Committee

"Hi Guys
I have been nominated by my club for the SLS/Nikon 2011 Clubbie of the Year Award and would greatly appreciate your support as a gay lifesaver in WA in spreading the word in your next newsletter/blogpost and asking if your members would support me by voting for me at the link below. If you would like some more information on me, my involvement in my club/lifesaving, or a pic in uniform then just get in touch please as voting closes on 2 October 2011.

The link for voting is ( and this is a People's Choice award so anyone can vote not just clubbies but also the wider community.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Regards Jody Ballard Mob: 0450 307936"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Attention all North Bondi members!

North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club is holding an info night for new Bronzies this Thursday night at 7pm (the swim will take place later in the month).

If you have any friends or family who are looking to their Bronze this year send them along.

The info night will be held at the club house.

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick, Tuscan, Christine, Gary, Gerard

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Who wants to fill the other spots, we need six? You will be doing our 2010 parade routine!!

Get in contact!

Our illustrious choreographer Laurence has confirmed two rehearsal dates and you must attend??

Sunday 18 September 2011 from 4-8pm at Slide-blocking all numbers on stage
Friday 23 September 2011 from 6-9pm at Slide-full dress rehearsal before doors open

Australian Marriage Equality fund raising event is at Slide on Friday 23 September 2011. 100% ticket sales will be going to Australian Marriage Equality. The gay sporting and social teams are in support and this includes LWP. Laurence, our own multi award winning choreographer will be pulling together shows for the event.

Tickets for family and friends are on sale.$-NIGHT-tickets.aspx

Lifesavers With Pride Committee
Nick 0431 881 021
The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends