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Celebrate Australia Day with the City

Published on Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Australia Day

This Australia Day, celebrate your community and join in the fun at the City of Gosnells’ Australia Day Big Breakfast at Centennial Pioneer Park.

Between 8am and 11am on Friday 26 January, the event will feature live entertainment, a hearty barbecue breakfast cooked by the Rotary Club of Gosnells and heaps of free family activities.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the community celebration was the perfect setting to recognise outstanding community members, with the announcement of the Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards and Safe City Awards from 10am.

“Australia is a wonderful country because of the people who live here, and the City of Gosnells is home to some incredible and inspiring people and community groups,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“The Australia Day Big Breakfast is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate our diverse and vibrant community together and I urge everyone to come down and say G’day.”

Audiences will be inspired by this year’s City of Gosnells Australia Day Ambassador, 2018 WA Young Australian of the Year nominee and prominent refugee and human rights advocate Rahila Haidary.

As a small child in war-torn Afghanistan, Ms Haidary defied the Taliban by dressing as a boy so she could attend school but subsequent threats against her family forced them to flee their homeland before arriving in Australia as refugees. She now shares her stories to advocate for gender equality and cross-cultural empathy.

On-stage entertainment will include a Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal Elder Kevin Fitzgerald, an amazing demonstration by WA Birds of Prey, a vibrant singing and dancing display by the talented Class Act Performers while Freedom Fairies will perform a native fairy show.

Away from the stage, keep cool in the splash zone with a water slide for the little kids and roller orbs. Other activities include a bouncy castle, a cuddly petting zoo, a display of native birds and Australian animals, face painting, a collaborative canvas painting, a cultural music tent and a range of community group stalls. The Gosnells Rotary Club will serve cooked breakfast from 8am, at $5.50 for kids, $7.50 for a regular serve or $10 for a big breakfast.

The City of Gosnells’ Australia Day Big Breakfast is presented by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, and Lotterywest.

For more information, visit the events listing on the City of Gosnells website www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.