Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 - City of Bayswater
GET your skates on and roll down to Boomshanka! this February for WA’s premier BMX, scooter and skate festival.

Now in its seventh year, the annual free City of Bayswater event is an entertainment extravaganza for young people, held at Wotton Reserve Skatepark.

From 10am to 1pm, February 27, the skatepark will come alive with DJs, urban art displays, demonstrations and entertainment, along with an array of BMX, scooter and skate competitions.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said the drug, alcohol and smoke-free event allowed young people to have a sense of ownership while enjoying themselves at the same time.

“Given this is the seventh consecutive year we’ve held this event, it’s testament to the strength of its popularity among young people,” he said.

“In addition to all the entertainment, the day also gives them a chance to learn skateboard tips and tricks in a safe environment.

“This is the first year we’ve had a 10am start, in recognition of people of wanting to get involved sooner rather than later in the day.

“The City of Bayswater has spent considerable time developing its skateparks, in recognition of their increasing popularity, and it’s been great to see young people embrace Boomshanka! with such energy and zest for life.”

Wotton Reserve Skatepark is on the corner of Broun and Embleton Avenues, Embleton.

boomshanka1-3.jpeg: The seventh annual Boomshanka! returns to Wotton Reserve Skatepark from 10am to 1pm, on February 27.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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