AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS
BACK WITH A BANG
ARMADALE'S Australia Day celebrations are back with a bang on Friday. Residents are invited to kick off the celebrations with a picnic on either Minnawarra Park or Memorial Park, with plenty of free family-friendly activities such as face painting, a water fun zone, go karts and community sports. There will also be carnival rides on Sanctuary Lakes and a stage program full of local bands from 5.30pm at Minnawarra Park. The fireworks display will kick off at 8.30pm, with an all-Australian soundtrack to be broadcast on radio station 107.3 Heritage FM. Visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au for more information.BIG BREKKY
THE City of Gosnells' Big Breakfast at Centennial Pioneer Park kicks off its Australia Day celebrations on Friday. From 8am to 11am, the park will come alive with free entertainment, food, family activities and the WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards and Safe City Awards 2018 WA Young Australian of the Year nominee and prominent refugee and human rights advocate Rahila Haidary will also be speaking as part of her role as Gosnells' Australia Day ambassador. On-stage entertainment includes a Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal Elder Kevin Fitzgerald.FREE BARBECUE
THE Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will hold its annual Australia Day breakfast on Friday. Kicking off from 7.30am, the free traditional Australian barbecue breakfast will be followed by a special citizenship ceremony. Visit www.sjshire.wa.gov.au for more information.