Friday, October 9th, 2009
THE City of Cockburn turns 30 this year and the Rotary Club of Cockburn is celebrating its 40th anniversary – and, in recognition of both milestones, the annual Rotary Spring Fair is set to be a major event with crowds of 10,000 expected.

To be held from 11am to 8pm, October 25, at Manning Park in Hamilton Hill, the day-long event includes an array of free activities and caters for all ages.

It also offers opportunities for the Cockburn community to get involved and promote or fundraise for their local business, club or project.

Activities and performances including hip-hop routines, reptile exhibitions, doughnut-eating competitions, live bands and a pedometer challenge with a seniors’ section – to celebrate the start of Seniors Week – and an open section.

It’s a competition to see how many steps people can take during a one-hour period. Last year, Margaret Fontana achieved 7725 steps within that timeframe.

Every entrant wins a prize, such as free meals at the Cockburn Seniors Centre Eco Tanker Kooler drinks, SmartRiders with $20 credit or vouchers from Clancy’s Fish Pub.

Scheduled performances will come from the Cockburn Pipe Band, Josephine & Goggles, MSJ Productions, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Matt Larson, the Ozmosis Catalan Street Band, Jelly Bellie Dancers, vocalist Eloise Kirk, Commedia Academy, HALO YP Didgeridoo/Dance, Ancestais Capoeria, the Ibis LSHS Band, Wadumbah, BYP Hip Hop, fire twirlers and Chance Hip Hop.

This year’s fair is being held in conjunction with the Frosh Youth Festival and will include several additional Frosh activities such as laser tag, horizontal bungee-jumping and a bucking bull.

There are also many around-the-ground activities, including the Majestic Butterfly Adventure, Incredible Creatures Animal Farm, Radio Rally Cars Off-Road Competition, Mayoral Cup Petanque Competition, Leyland Cars Celebrate 50 Years, Premier Photoshoot, Transperth display and information, retro chef cooking demonstration and Snakes Alive.

The Rotary Spring Fair will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display to commemorate the City’s 30th anniversary and the Rotary Club of Cockburn’s 40-year achievement.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said he encouraged the community to celebrate both occasions by enjoying the splendour of Manning Park with family and friends, while visiting the displays and activities.

“As visitors leave Manning Park, they should take time to include a visit to the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum to see some of the intriguing historical artefacts on display,” he said.

“It’s always wonderful to see such a mix of people coming along the Rotary Spring Fair and readily supporting this great community event.”

For more information contact Cassandra Cooper on 9411 3433 or email [email protected]

spring fair-wadumbah.jpeg: Aboriginal dance group Wadumbah will be on hand to perform at the Spring Fair on October 25.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551


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