LABOUR Day holiday weekend is usually time to reflect on eight hours work, rest and play.
For many on the sporting field it's all about play across Bendigo fields, courts and tracks this weekend.
The Bendigo International Madison, WNBL grand final, and fire brigade championships are just three of the big events that draw competitors and fans from near and far.
Germany's Christian Grassman and Leif Lampater will chase back-to-back Bendigo International Madison victories.
The second women's madison is a highlight of Saturday night's racing at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.
Newly-crowned world champion Amy Cure will be aiming to add a Bendigo madison victory to her career tally.
Bendigo Bank Spirit also has back-to-back titles in sights.
A fired-up Townsville squad stands in Spirit's way of netting the Women's National Basketball League championship once again.
A fired-up Townsville squad stands in Bendigo Spirit's way of netting the WNBL championship once again
There will be plenty of action as fire brigades do battle across three days at the R.F. Turner track at Weeroona Oval.
Day two in a dramatic final round of cricket for the BDCA, EVCA, lawn bowls and tennis finals all spice up a feast of sporting action.