Big ap­petite for life in Midland

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

ASK Midland co­me­dian Cameron McLaren what he loves about his sub­urb and it’s all the fast food joints you can drive through and the com­mu­nity spirit.

“There's a pride in Midland that you don't find in other places,” he said.

“I'm not sure why, but there is this in­stant bond when you meet some­one else from 6056 out in the real world; like, ‘hey yeah, I shop at Midland Gate too’.”

The Swan View Se­nior High school grad­u­ate said he had forged great mem­o­ries grow­ing up in the area.

“Re­mem­ber when our Mac­cas had a plane? Fancy,” he said.

“Ap­ple­cross is sup­pos­edly a rich area but their Mac­cas didn't have an air­port.

“Midland just had ev­ery­thing you'd need.

“As a kid I’d spend week­ends at Swan Aquatic, the old Ace cin­e­mas, the classy Jimmy Deans or the Traino.”

McLaren said while Midland was meta­mor­phos­ing, it still re­tained its in­fa­mous charm.

“Midland has ev­ery­thing you need and it's only grow­ing,” he said.

“New hos­pi­tal, new med­i­cal school and two Hun­gry Jacks.

“Why would you wanna be any­where else? It’s the peo­ple that make our com­mu­nity great, and it’s peo­ple that give life to our photo stream. Let’s cel­e­brate the fine folk that make our lives what they are by pho­tograph­ing them in the lead-up to #SnapPerth Day on Novem­ber 22. #SnapPerth is all about cel­e­brat­ing and shar­ing what we love about the city we live in, so re­mem­ber, once you snap, you have to hash­tag and share. Snap the photo Hash­tag #SnapPerth Share on In­sta­gram or Twit­ter Thanks to our na­tional part­ners Canon Aus­tralia and Har­vey Nor­man Photo Cen­tre and our State part­ner REIWA. @rich­mond_dy­lan @car­oled­wards07 @ur­ba­nart­meet­snat

Picture: Bruce Hunt d475546 Such peo­ple are ev­ery­where it may be the hip barista who gets you go­ing in the morn­ing, the car­ing un­der-9s net­ball coach, a ta­lented street-corner busker or even a celebrity you were lucky enough to score a selfie with.

Cameron McLaren.

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