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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

d441058 ONE of the best places to catch the ac­tion of the 2015 Avon De­scent is at As­cot’s Gar­vey Park as com­peti­tors head to­wards the fin­ish line of the 124km white-wa­ter race.

To keep up with the ex­cite­ment of the race, the City of Bel­mont is host­ing a free fam­ily fun day on Au­gust 2 so spec­ta­tors can cheer rac­ers on while be­ing en­ter­tained with other ac­tiv­i­ties.

It will in­clude free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and live race com­men­tary.

Scenic he­li­copter rides will be avail­able on the day so spec­ta­tors can get a bird’s eye view of the race and Swan River.

City of Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks en­cour­aged res­i­dents to come along and en­joy the many ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by the city.

“The City of Bel­mont’s Fam­ily Fun Day is very pop­u­lar, with our visi­tors and res­i­dents en­joy­ing the range of ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment the city has on of­fer,” he said.

“Come along and en­cour­age the com­peti­tors as they go past on the last leg of this gru­elling race.”

The day will also in­clude a Ju­nior Sports Expo.

West Coast Dinghy Race Club Com­modore Kim Bolvary, Avon De­scent chair­man Kevin Har­ri­son and Phil Marks.

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