Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
MORE than 10,000 people flocked to the annual Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair in Hamilton Hill’s Manning Park on the weekend, as part of two anniversary celebrations.

The City of Cockburn has celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009 while the Rotary Club of Cockburn has also chalked up a 40-year milestone.

With warm weather bringing people from near and far, the day-long event had an array of free activities catering for all ages such as the Incredible Creatures Animal Farm, Radio Rally Cars Off-Road Competition, Mayoral Cup Petanque Competition, Leyland Cars Celebrating 50 Years and the Mini Owners Club of WA, among many others.

Live performances came from a plethora of acts including the Ozmosis Street Band, MSJ Productions, Jelly Bellie Dancers, vocalist Eloise Kirk, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Matt Larsen, Ibis, hip hop artist Carlos Sanchez and Aboriginal dance group Wadumbah.

A doughnut-eating competition brought out the hungry masses to see who could eat 10 doughnuts in the quickest time – with 15-year-old Sofia-Seika Ammoun, of Hamilton Hill, the ultimate winner.

This year’s fair was held in conjunction with the Frosh Youth Festival and included several additional Frosh activities including laser tag, horizontal bungee-jumping and a bucking bull.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said it was wonderful to see the community celebrating both occasions while enjoying the splendour of Manning Park with family and friends, as they visited the displays and activities.

“It’s always wonderful to see such a mix of people coming along to the Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair to readily support this great community event and the number of people who attended this year is testament to its ongoing success.”

sf-ken dowsen.jpeg: Ken Dowsen, of Beaconsfield, with Gian, 8, Caitlin, 8 months, and Phoebe, 5, at the Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair.

sf-doughnut eating.jpeg: Competitors gorged themselves in the doughnut-eating competition.

sf-sofia-seika ammoun.jpeg: Sofia-Seika Ammoun, 15, of Hamilton Hill was winner of the doughnut-eating competition.

sf-jane sherwood-phoenix theatre.jpeg: Jane Sherwood helping to promote Northanger Abbey at Phoenix Theatre.

sf-jelly bellie dancers.jpeg: Jelly Bellie Dancers performer at the Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair.

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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
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au


Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair in WA attracts more than 10,000 people.


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