Kar­ratha lo­cals cel­e­brate day

Pilbara News - - Front Page - ■ Ali­cia Perera

The Kar­ratha Leisure­plex was the cen­tre of Aus­tralia Day ac­tion in the City of Kar­ratha last week.

Of­fi­cial events be­gan in the morn­ing with the Aus­tralia Day Awards, at which some of the City’s most ded­i­cated res­i­dents were ac­knowl­edged for their con­tri­bu­tions.

In the af­ter­noon, the func­tion room hosted the an­nual Aus­tralia Day cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­mony. Some 62 new Aus­tralians made their pledges on the na­tional day and were sup­ported by a crowd of fam­ily, friends and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

The com­mu­nity-wide pool party from 4pm was packed with fam­i­lies and ac­tiv­i­ties.

There were pool games, sports tour­na­ments, and the Love Where You Live Expo, show­cas­ing some of the lat­est com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Dampier Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade also put on a bar­be­cue as a fundraiser for bush­fire vic­tims in the South West and a juice bar kept guests re­freshed.

The event fin­ished with a tra­di­tional Aus­tralia Day fire­works dis­play.

Com­mu­nity events were also held at aquatic cen­tres and sports clubs in Onslow, Tom Price, Pan­na­won­ica and Parabur­doo, and in Ex­mouth at the Pal­tridge Me­mo­rial Pool and Ex­mouth Yacht Club.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

The Dampier Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue sausage siz­zle team Bernie Bullar, Rachel Map­son, Adam Bell, Mandy Quince, Ron Quince and Steph Bullar.

Qing Lin and Frankie the Tur­tle.

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