Welcome to the August newsletter of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames.
First up, congratulations to all the participants at the recent Cologne Gay Games. Well done on all the personal bests, the Games records, and being part of it.
We are delighted to confirm that triathlon will be the 17th competitive sport at the next AsiaPacific Outgames. The location is a popular and proven harbourside route in the city and there are several options for participation. Triathlon will be held on Saturday March 12, letting triathletes relax and enjoy all the other Outgames attractions after their event. Registration for triathlon will be open on our website within the next 10 days. If you are keen, don’t leave it too late – this event will fill up quickly.
We are still working to add football (soccer) to the programme. We’ll announce this on our website once it is confirmed.
The registration system for teams is slightly different to that for individual competition – we suggest that you check out the step-by-step instructions for teams on our website and in the registration system when you’re signing up.
March is a busy time for Wellington, but we’ve managed to secure some great hotels deals for Outgames participants. The Ibis hotel, for example, is located in the heart of the city, an easy walk to the Opening Ceremony, the parties, the conference, and of course shopping and dining. You can even connect your media player or digital camera to the new flat screen LCD TV in your room. A room for 2 costs less than NZ$70 +GST per person per night. To get the discount, see the accommodation details on our website.
Quiz nights at S&M bar, 176 Cuba St, Wellington, guarantee prizes, great company and laughter every Thursday at 7pm. It costs just $5. Bring a team or join a team when you get there. All welcome.
Chocolate and wine evening at Butlers Chocolate Café, 103 Willis St, 7pm, Friday 17th September
A perfect way to end the week: wine matched to Butlers superb chocolates! Be entertained by your wonderful host, Peter Kelly. $25.00 Tickets limited. Enquiries and booking confirmations
If you’d like to support the Outgames financially, see the donations details on our website. There are several options, and for New Zealanders, donations are tax deductible!
Don’t forget that you can update your newsletter profile, reflecting the events you may participate in, or your wider interests. This helps with our planning, so we can make the Outgames an even better experience for everyone.
By registering for your event now you can save up to NZ$80, go into the draw for great prizes such as a luxury weekend for two at Hamurana Lodge, Rotorua, and you’ll get preferential bookings to great Outgames events, including our big parties. (The first of these events will be offered to registered participants in September). So sign up now and start planning for an unforgettable week at the 2ndAsiaPacific Outgames!
David and Virginia
2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
12-19 March 2011