Big T brings star power to com­mu­nity fun day

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Tom Price and Parabur­doo com­mu­nity mem­bers cel­e­brated lo­cal ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties at their an­nual Give It a Go days ear­lier this month.

The fam­ily events, joint ini­tia­tives of the Shire of Ash­bur­ton and Rio Tinto, drew about 150 peo­ple keen to try some­thing new while also boost­ing the pro­file of lo­cal groups.

Tom Price res­i­dents toured their own town with a lo­calised ver­sion of The Amaz­ing Race, fol­low­ing a map to des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing BMX and go-kart tracks, the youth cen­tre and bowl­ing club, and com­plet­ing chal­lenges at each one.

In Parabur­doo, res­i­dents shel­tered from bad weather by try­ing a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in Ash­bur­ton Hall, in­clud­ing emer­gency ser­vices games on CPR and spot­ting haz­ards.

A per­for­mance by X Fac­tor favourite Big T ended the day’s en­ter­tain­ment.

Rio Tinto Parabur­doo op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Gabe Iwanow said Give It a Go days were a good way for lo­cal clubs and groups to at­tract new mem­bers.

“In­volv­ing res­i­dents in lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties and events is im­por­tant to help us find con­nec­tions and a sense of place in the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Each town has so much to of­fer and we are proud to sup­port an event which al­lows peo­ple to meet new friends, try some­thing dif­fer­ent and see how they can be more in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Pic­ture: LE's Photography

For­mer X Fac­tor per­former Big T en­ter­tained Parabur­doo chil­dren at the town’s Give It A Go day.

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